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When: 6 to 9 PM
Where: City Winery in Manhattan

We hope that you can join us for this milestone to support NYPIRG, reconnect with friends and colleagues from years past, and get involved with our urgent issues and campaigns.

More information and ticket sales will be coming soon (keep an eye on our event webpage,, but here are the initial details:

City Winery

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We look forward to celebrating with you!
When: 6 PM
Where: Bronx Library Center (310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10458)

Join NYPIRG, our coalition parters, elected officials, and community members as we come together to talk about the importance of public banking and how it can directly impact the economy in The Bronx.

When: All Day
Where: State Capitol in Albany

Join NYPIRG and NY Renews for a rally and lobby day for Climate, Jobs & Justice and higher education affordability!

This will be the culmination of our fight to stop polluter handouts and get the Climate Superfund Act into the state budget. We will join coalition members from across the state to show legislators that New Yorkers are demanding an equitable clean energy future that is free of pollution. And we will be strongly advocating for affordable higher education in New York. *Transportation and training will be provided.

Join the fight!
When: 11 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: State Capitol in Albany

NYPIRG and our coalition partners lined the halls in Albany to tell the Legislature that we need to KICK FOSSIL FUELS OUT OF BUILDINGS!

The fossil fuel industry is flooding the airwaves and social media with ads full of disinformation meant to scare people from taking climate action. The truth is that fossil fuel use in buildings is getting more costly for our pocketbooks, our health, and for the planet. NYPIRG pushed the Legislature to enact vital new laws to save New Yorkers money, fight childhood asthma, create jobs in clean energy, and slash climate emissions.

When: All Day
Where: Albany

NYPIRG's, the NY Renews coalition, and youth from across the state came together for lobby visits, a rally, and a training in support of the Climate, Jobs & Justice Package, which would make New York State healthier and more equitable, ensure a just transition for workers, and help create a clean-energy economy for all.

When: 11 AM
Where: South Street Seaport in Manhattan

Make climate polluters pay!

NYPIRG, NY Renews, Food & Water Watch, and climate advocates were joined by Congressional Representative Nadler, state Senators Krueger and Hoylman-Sigal, and Assemblymember Dinowitz to call for inclusion of the Climate Change Superfund Act in the final New York State budget agreement. The bill requires the companies most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions to pay for the environmental damage that they have done, and the funds can be used to protect New York from the devastating effects of the climate crisis.

When: 9:30 AM to 3 PM on 2/15 & 12 to 6 PM on 3/2
Where: State Capitol in Albany on 2/15 & Virtual (Zoom) on 3/2

NYPIRG, along with Beyond Plastics and our New York Waste Reduction Coalition partners, held in-person and virtual advocacy days to advance the Bigger Better Bottle Bill and the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Act.

Where: Albany

Advocates to Governor Hochul: Make "greedy" oil companies pay for climate damages!

Standing in the shadow of a giant, inflatable pig, NYPIRG and a coalition of environmentalists called on the governor to make the world’s largest oil companies pay for the staggering infrastructure costs of dealing with climate change. The groups estimated that those costs could total $100 billion in New York over the next decade, with more expenses as the world’s climate worsens.

When: 6:30 PM
Where: Free Synagogue of Flushing

NYPIRG, along with Public Bank NYC, held a Queens Public Banking Town Hall to educate people about the great benefits of public banking

When: 3 to 6 PM
Where: CUNY Graduate Center's Proshansky Auditorium in Manhattan

On Friday, September 23, NYPIRG – along with Donald Ross’s family, friends, and colleagues – held an event to celebrate his amazing life. It was a great success, and we had a fantastic time proudly honoring Donald, NYPIRG’s first executive director and a true champion for the public interest. We are pleased to share this event program video featuring the lineup of guest speakers and the tribute video that highlighted Donald’s lifetime of hard, visionary work and the incredible, lasting impact that he had on so many.

Special thanks to everyone who was a part of this wonderful celebration!
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