Youth Climate Leaders Urge Gov. Hochul to Put NY HEAT in 2025 Budget!

Youth Climate Leaders will deliver thousands of signatures to Governor Hochul urging her to keep her promise to fight climate change and prioritize energy affordability

ALBANY, NY (11/30/2023) (readMedia)-- On Thursday, November 30, youth climate leaders aged 10 - 22 from across New York State will gather at the New York State Capitol for a press conference to demand Governor Hochul put the NY HEAT Act in next year's budget. Following the press conference, the group will deliver thousands of postcards to the Governor. As climate change increasingly disrupts life in New York - washing away roads, shutting down trains, and taking lives - young advocates are fighting for their future. New Yorkers can't keep pouring more and more money into the outdated, unhealthy, and increasingly expensive fracked gas pipeline network that accelerates climate change.

The NY HEAT Act, which has 75 sponsors in the NYS Assembly and passed the NYS Senate last session, will stop expansion of the fracked gas system to protect the climate and reduce future utility rate increases while limiting energy bills to 6% of household income, saving ow and middle income New Yorkers up to $75/month on their energy bills. The NY HEAT Act also gets rid of the unfair 100-foot rule, which forces New York families to subsidize new gas hookups to the tune of $200 million every year while accelerating fossil fuel generated climate change that supercharges storms and floods, turns the sky orange and the air toxic from wildfires, and drives deadly extreme heat and cold.

**This event will be livestreamed on Renewable Heat Now's Facebook**


Youth Climate advocates ages 10-22


Fridays for Future Capital District NY

This is Zero Hour

Sunrise RPI

Teen Climate Justice Program - Sixth Street Community Center

Student Activism Club Croton Harmon High School

Vassar College Greens

Mothers Out Front

Renewable Heat Now

Better Buildings New York


 Youth climate activists will gather at the New York State Capitol to demand Governor Hochul put the NY HEAT Act in next year’s budget.

WHEN: Thursday November 30, 2023 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: New York State Capitol
3rd Floor outside of the Senate Lobby
Washington Ave
Albany, New York 12224