Our Leadership team joined religious leaders representing over 400,000 people of faith across central New York in signing a statement calling for a transition away from fossil fuels. The statement will be released in a news conference to be held Monday, April 19 in anticipation of Earth Day, April 22.
The statement calls for New York State to take immediate steps to reduce carbon emission to meet the goals of the NYS Climate Leadership Community Protection Act. Passed in 2020, the act mandates a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030.
Representatives from central New York Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious communities as well as Native American leaders endorsed the statement: “Given the dangers represented by the continued burning of fossil fuels to the planet we depend upon for life and the importance of the next ten years in keeping the planet under 1.5 degrees centigrade of heating we urge the community in CNY to start planning a transition away from fossil fuels now.”