Climate change (global warming) is an ethical issue.  Poor people, people of color, and other marginalized people are disproportionately affected by climate change. Changes in the climate are provoking violence and wars already.

The Riverdale-Yonkers Society has been active in working for climate justice.  Some members were involved in the September 2014 Climate Justice March in New York City, and subsequent organizing of a local climate justice coalition (Bronx Climate Justice North) and other climate justice activities, including platform speakers from a variety of perspectives and organizations.  RYSEC is currently a coalition member of NY Renews, working for statewide action on climate justice.

We recognize the need to work for large scale change and also to make changes in our personal lives. Some of our Sunday platform talks are meant to inform about climate justice and inspire action.  Watch our calendar for these, and for discussion groups also meant to inspire changes in our own lives and action to change the wider society.

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