Upcoming Events

Apr
23
Mon
Walk the Talk on Climate @ Albany
Apr 23 all-day

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On April 23rd, we will march on the State Capitol to tell Governor Cuomo we don’t want more talk, we demand 3 bold actions to fight climate change, create good jobs, and ensure justice for all:

*Stop all fracking infrastructure projects
*Move to 100% renewable energy
*Make corporate polluters pay

Governor Cuomo says New York is a “leader” on climate change; that it is “gross negligence” not to address climate change; and that he’s taken “decisive action”. In reality, the level of New York’s climate pollution is virtually unchanged since he took office in 2011. Only 3% of New York’s electricity comes from wind and solar. And New York is failing to effectively cut the almost 80% of our climate pollution from cars and trucks, buildings and other sources other than the electric grid.

Join us for this historical action with New Yorkers from all over the state to say #CuomoWalkTheTalk and get New York #OffFossilFuels. This is will be the largest climate rally ever directed at Cuomo in Albany. Come fired up and get ready to raise your voice!

Jun
13
Wed
How to Go Solar For Your Nonprofit or House of Worship @ Bethany Presbyterian Church
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to Go Solar For Your Nonprofit or House of Worship @ Bethany Presbyterian Church

Please join this upcoming community event with PowerUp Solar and Suffolk County to learn about how your nonprofit can save thousands by going solar. This is the second leg of our campaign after successfully bringing our solution to three churches on Long Island.

PowerUp Solar Long Island believes that solar energy must be accessible for everyone. We are a partnership between the Long Island Progressive Coalition and Resonant Energy to bring 400 kW+ of nonprofit solar to Long Island in 2018 as a part of the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative: Solar In Your Community Challenge.

PowerUp Solar is designed to reduce the cost of solar for nonprofits by:

  • Bundling multiple projects to bid them out collectively
  • Making use of tax credits through third-party financing
  • Offering loan options to avoid upfront costs

*Utilizing low-interest financing, organizations can also undergo roof improvements through this process.

By combining these strategies, we can reduce the cost of solar for nonprofits up to 40%. PowerUp makes it simple for your organization to realize the benefits of solar power.

Harnessing the power of the sun allows organizations to reduce not only their environmental impact but also overhead costs, so they can utilize their resources to better serve communities.

For any questions, please reach out to Ryan Madden, Sustainability Organizer with the Long Island Progressive Coalition at rmadden@lipc.org.

Jun
30
Sat
FROM PROTEST TO POWER 2018: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT @ Mohawk Valley Community College,
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

LIPC will join our statewide affiliate Citizen Action of New York and progressive leaders from across New York State for a day of inspiration and skill building.  For more information contact Dan at dfingas@lipc.org.

Jul
23
Mon
Ensuring Your Legacy Succession Planning and Worker Ownership @ Old Babylon Town Hall
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Town of Babylon IDA and Long Island Progressive Coalition Present:

ENSURING YOUR LEGACY SUCCESSION PLANNING AND WORKER OWNERSHIP

  • On Long Island 47% of small business owners will be retiring in the next ten years.
  • Only 10% of these businesses will be passed onto their family.
  • 75% of business owners regret selling their business a year after the transfer occurs or worse the business closes.

JOIN US TO LEARN MORE: MONDAY JULY 23RD @ 6:30PM  OLD BABYLON TOWN HALL 47 W MAIN ST, BABYLON, NY 11702

Aug
17
Fri
LIPC Bonfire @ Long Island Progressive Coalition
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
22
Sat
Combating The Climate Crisis: Long Island Workshop @ Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Long Island is on the frontline of climate change. Our coastal communities are threatened by sea-level rise causing flooding and home damage; families are still recovering from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy; and our neighborhoods are overburdened with air pollution from fossil fuels, causing cancers and heart disease. With the Trump administration hell bent on rolling back needed protections, real climate action must come from Long Islanders like you.

We need a mass movement of everyday people working together to combat the crisis. In NYS we have the opportunity to lead a transition to a 100% renewable energy economy that invests in communities and workers most impacted by climate change. We at the Long Island Progressive Coalition are fighting for this just transition.

We know that housing, healthcare, immigration & worker protection are climate issues that must be addressed together.

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood from 10am-3pm to learn about and take action for our movement in NYS to move to 100% clean renewable energy by holding corporate polluters accountable for the damage they have done to our communities.

Trainings, community building, and food will be provided.

Together we will create a more just, resilient, and equitable future for all of us.

*10AM – Tour of community solar array on campus

*11AM – Workshop starts in Building 3 on campus

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This event is hosted by the Long Island Progressive Coalition as a member of NY Renews – a coalition of 140+ grassroots, state, & national organization aiming to make NYS the nation’s leader in tackling the climate crisis. We are labor unions, environmental justice organizations, faith communities, and more.

NY RENEWS FIGHTS FOR:

– CLEAN ENERGY JOBS
– ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
– 100% CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY
– WORKER PROTECTION
– HOLDING POLLUTERS ACCOUNTABLE

Oct
24
Wed
Long Beach Sun-posium @ Long Beach Public Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The City of Long Beach will present an informational panel to discuss all things solar in Long Beach!  Learn about research conducted here in Long Beach by Hofstra University, green initiatives, PSEG programs, how to get a free energy audit of your home and how solar energy at your home can protect the environment and save you money.

The free event will be held at the Long Beach Library on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm.

Oct
25
Thu
Long Island Climate Justice Forum @ Suffolk County Community College Grant Campus - Learning Resource Center (LRC) Building, Room 101
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Long Island is on the front-line of climate change and environmental degradation. Our coastal communities are threatened by sea-level rise; toxic dumps and landfills pervade our low-income communities; families are still recovering from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy; and our neighborhoods are overburdened with air pollution, causing cancers and heart disease.

With the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we know that we have a small window of time to take bold action to stem the crisis. With our federal administration committed to rolling back needed protections, real action must come from local communities and state representatives.

Fortunately for Long Island, we have environmental leaders and climate champions in the NYS Assembly pushing for both local solutions as well as transformative policy changes statewide like the Climate and Community Protection Act, which would move NYS to 100% renewable energy, invest in communities most impacted by environmental degradation, and create tens of thousands of family-supporting jobs in the green economy.

Join Assembly Members Phil Ramos, Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Michaelle Solages, and Steve Englebright on Thursday, October 25th at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood from 630pm-800pm to hear from these leaders about their efforts to address environmental injustice and the impacts of climate change in their communities. They will speak about local issues, uplift statewide solutions, and hear from community members about their concerns.

Panel:

Assemblyman Phil Ramos
Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre
Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages
Assemblyman Steve Englebright

Sponsors: Long Island Progressive Coalition & NY Renews

Oct
30
Tue
Westbury Votes, Westbury Power @ Yes We Can Center
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Oct. 30th in Westbury as we discuss the importance of voting & how we can work together to build a better tomorrow. Plus, FREE Pizza & Soda!

Nov
2
Fri
GOTV Kick-Off Party @ Secret Location
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm