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Climate Action Now MA shared Longmeadow Transition Group's photo.

Event by Springfield Area Interfaith Climate Action Network (SAICAN)
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Join us February 28th for a Symposium at the First Church in Longmeadow. All are welcome! Moving Solarization Forward: Clean Energy Solutions to Climate Change.

02.21.17

Event by Springfield Area Interfaith Climate Action Network (SAICAN)
RSVP number included.
Another world is possible! Wednesday, at UMass - this event is hosted by our friends at Divest UMass

Climate Action Now MA shared UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign's event.

Wednesday - From UMass Divest from Fossil Fuels - all welcome!

This Teach-In is open to any UMass students or members of the broader community who are eager to learn about real and imaginative solutions to the social, political, and economic crises we find ourselves in today. As we continue to hold our university accountable to divest from fossil fuel corporations, like those funding the violent Dakota Access Pipeline, we have an opportunity to come together as a community to envision the role that UMass could play in moving towards a regenerative and just economy.
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Visions Beyond Trump: Building Solidarity Networks and Economies

February 22, 2017, 6:30pm

UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College

JOIN US FOR A TEACH-IN HOSTED BY DIVEST UMASS Location: Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall (the room next to Roots Café) This event will bring together folks at the forefront of the local, regional, and national movement to RESIST an economy run by banks and tanks and to BUILD an alternative, grassroots system that puts people over profit. We will hear stories of how the solidarity economy movement has been and will continue to resist and deconstruct systems of oppression, especially in this political moment dominated by Trump's hateful and racist agenda. This Teach-In is open to any UMass students or members of the broader community who are eager to learn about real and imaginative solutions to the social, political, and economic crises we find ourselves in today. As we continue to hold our university accountable to divest from fossil fuel corporations, like those funding the violent Dakota Access Pipeline, we have an opportunity to come together as a community to envision the role that UMass could play in moving towards a regenerative and just economy. WORKSHOP FROM 6:30-7:45PM. Everyone is encouraged to join us for a popular education workshop to collectively understand and discuss the ways the capitalist economy is failing us, our communities, and the world. We will explore opportunities for transformation, and imagine a new set of values and relationships that could define our system. PANEL FROM 7:45-9:00PM. We will hear stories from academics, movement leaders, and folks building cooperative enterprises and networks. *This is part of a two-day event hosted with the Social Thought and Political Economy Program! Please join us on 2/23 for an anti-racism workshop and training with Esteban Kelly titled "Tools for Collective Liberation": www.facebook.com/events/380298709009152/?ti=icl* Speakers will include: ESTEBAN KELLY, the Executive Director for the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, and a founder of AORTA, (Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance), a worker co-op whose consulting supports organizations fighting for social justice and a solidarity economy. He was the first Board President of the cross-sector Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, and recently worked at the New Economy Coalition. Esteban is a mayoral appointee to the Philly Food Policy Advisory Council following eight years as a worker-owner in Mariposa Food Co-op's Staff Collective. Esteban holds a B.S from UC Berkeley, and is a Doctoral / Phd Candidate at CUNY's Graduate Center where he received a Master's Degree in Anthropology. AARON TANAKA, the director of the Center for Economic Democracy, a social movement organization resourcing long term community based strategies to transform American capitalism. Driving convergence in the fields of grassroots power building, community economic development and cultural organizing, CED offers support and incubation for a portfolio of initiatives that advance a vision for a new economy in the US. Aaron is the former executive director of the Boston Workers Alliance and the former managing director of the Boston Impact Initiative. He is on the board of the New Economy Coalition and is an Echoing Green Fellow and former BALLE Fellow. Through the Center for Economic Democracy, Aaron is the startup manager for the Boston Ujima Project, a democratically governed business and finance ecosystem. Ujima Project is a member of the national Reinvest in Our Power Network, which brings together student divestment campaigns with local reinvestment and regenerative finance opportunities. EMILY KAWANO, a founder and the coordinator of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network and a Board member of RIPESS (the Intercontinental Network for the Social Solidarity Economy). She is the co-director of Wellspring Cooperatives, which is developing a network of worker cooperatives in inner city Springfield, MA. She received her Ph.D in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and served as the director of the Center for Popular Economics, a collective of progressive economists that help activists understand how the economy works (or doesn’t).. She taught economics at Smith College and worked as the National Economic Justice Representative for the American Friends Service Committee. While working in N. Ireland, she founded a popular economics program with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, served on the N.I. Social Economy Network Working Group and worked with two Belfast Community Development Agencies to develop and deliver a social economy training program for community groups seeking to start up social enterprises. NATALIA 'NATI' LINARES, Communications Manager of the New Economy Coalition. Their decade of work as an artist advocate, publicist, and social entrepreneur inspired a deep-seeded passion for economic justice and democracy. In 2010, they founded conrazón - creating visibility for the world's wildest creators and disorganizers - an artist development agency investing in new paradigms for a hyper-connected, heart-centered generation. Their extensive resume includes working as an artist manager for Panamanian, Oakland-based bicultural rap pioneers Los Rakas and Brazil-via-Brooklyn Carioca-funk polyglot diva Zuzuka Poderosa, handling Artist Relations for NYC's iconic free concert series SummerStage, leading publicity efforts for emergent festivals like Santiago de Cuba's inaugural MANANA as well as the Afro-Latino Festival of NYC, and strategic consulting for #DIASPORADICAL artists like Chicano Batman, Blitz the Ambassador, Bomba Estereo, Quantic and many others. Linares is also the founder of ISLA, an arts collective based in their hometown of New York City borough Staten Island, which organizes an annual community arts festival. This experience & their ongoing work as a collective member of Sol Collective Sacramento, CA - a community center which is co-creating a co-operative record label, artist development model & grassroots touring network - led them to explore the role art and artist collectives could play in building not only a new economy, but a new culture. They have a BA in Political Science from Colgate University and are a proud bicoastal digital nomad based in Western Massachusetts with their partner. MAYA GAUL, a native Bostonian and creative entrepreneur who enjoys engaging with sustainability and creation in the urban space. With a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Columbia University, she is a Sales Team co-Leader and former founder and Brand Partner of BRIDGES. Her interests range from marketing and communications, public relations, and business development to sustainable structures, holistic living, and permaculture. Maya is a worker-owner with CERO Cooperative, as well as a Fellow for the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Democracy at Work Institute Chapter Network for the Greater Boston Chamber of Cooperatives. If you want to join us in making this event happen, join us at the next Divest/CEPA meeting in the CEPA Office, 423A in the Student Union, on March 1st! "Transition is inevitable, Justice is not." - Quinton Sankofa

Visions Beyond Trump: Building Solidarity Networks and Economies

02.20.17

Climate Action Now MA shared Smith Students for Food Justice's event.

Friday, at Smith in Northampton.

"Dr. Shiva, author, activist, and pioneer, will be discussing Earth Democracy, a movement to reclaim local economies, community, and compassion. She will also be speaking on the importance of moving away from fossil fuel based agriculture while providing food security and fostering environmental sustainability.
In a global society dominated by xenophobia, ecological destruction and discontent, the widely revered wisdom of Dr. Shiva could not be more relevant.
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Vandana Shiva at Smith!

February 17, 2017, 4:00pm

Stoddard Hall Smith College

Please join Smith Students for Food Justice, SCOPES, and Divest in engaging with Dr. Vandana Shiva in dissecting corporate globalization, economics of greed, and the politics of hate and fear in 2017. Dr. Shiva, author, activist, and pioneer, will be discussing Earth Democracy, a movement to reclaim local economies, community, and compassion. She will also be speaking on the importance of moving away from fossil fuel based agriculture while providing food security and fostering environmental sustainability. In a global society dominated by xenophobia, ecological destruction and discontent, the widely revered wisdom of Dr. Shiva could not be more relevant. Dr. Vandana Shiva will be speaking from 4-5:30 in Stoddard Hall, on Friday, February 17th. Our wonderful sponsers include; The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Jandon Center for Community Collaboration, Environmental Science and Policy, Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability

Vandana Shiva at Smith!

02.16.17

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

Special afternoon coming up!
When Movements Unite for Climate Justice

National Director of NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program to Speak in Amherst at Public Event Hosted by Amherst area NAACP, Climate Action Now and Coming Together

The public is invited to join us as we welcome Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, to speak to our community.

Ms. Patterson is a national leader in the fight for environmental sustainability, racial and social justice. Environmental injustice and climate change have a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low- income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue.

“We, who are working fiercely to protect our ecosystem and to overcome white supremacy and the assaults on working people need to join together”, according to Susan Theberge, Amherst area NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Chair & co-founder of Climate Action Now. "The struggle continues" says Amherst area NAACP President, Kathleen Anderson.
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Jacqui Patterson: When movements unite for climate justice

February 26, 2017, 2:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)

National Director of NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program to Speak in Amherst at Public Event Hosted by Amherst area NAACP, Climate Action Now and Coming Together The public is invited to join us as we welcome Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, to speak to our community. Ms. Patterson is a national leader in the fight for environmental sustainability, racial and social justice. Environmental injustice and climate change have a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low- income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue. “We, who are working fiercely to protect our ecosystem and to overcome white supremacy and the assaults on working people need to join together”, according to Susan Theberge, Amherst area NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Chair & co-founder of Climate Action Now. "The struggle continues" says Amherst area NAACP President, Kathleen Anderson. Background Historically, American society has failed to make the connection in terms of the direct impact of environmental injustices, including climate change, on our own lives, families, and communities, all of whom depend on the physical environment and its bounty. Toxic facilities, like coal fired power plants and incinerators, emit mercury, arsenic, lead, and other contaminants into the water, food, and lungs of communities. Many of these same facilities also emit carbon dioxide and methane – the major drivers of climate change. At the same time not all are equally impacted. For example, race – even more than class – is the number one indicator for the placement of toxic facilities in this country. People living in poor communities and communities of color are more likely to experience the destructive effects of climate change while having fewer resources to deal with them. They are more likely to be exposed and less likely to be able to escape mega-storms and flooding, less likely to have air conditioning during heat waves, and are unable to afford high food prices caused by droughts or flooding. Transitioning our economy to renewable energy and conservation will provide jobs and income; a climate justice perspective means that disenfranchised communities are included in decision-making and in the hiring for jobs created. Ms. Patterson is unique in her ability to speak to these issues. Her work addresses the many practices that are harming communities nationwide and worldwide and the policies needed to rectify these impacts and advance a society that fosters sustainable, cooperative, regenerative communities that uphold all rights for all people in harmony with the earth. Jacqui Patterson, Director NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program Environmental injustice, including the proliferation of climate change, has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue. Hosted by Amherst NAACP, @comingTogetherAmherst, Climate Action Now MA When Movements Unite for Climate Justice Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 2 to 4 pm Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst 120 North Pleasant Street Amherst, Massachusetts This event is free and open to the public. The facility is handicap-accessible and on a bus line

Jacqui Patterson: When movements unite for climate justice

02.14.17

Climate Action Now MA shared Jim McGovern's event.

Action alert, Saturday! A discussion with our Representative in the US Congress. Anyone want to know Rep. McGovern's plan to act on climate and the clean energy revolution? Show up and ask! Let him know *your* concerns and what you think he should prioritize. Rep. McGovern's district includes Northampton, Amherst, up to Greenfield and east out to Worcester.
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A Civic Action Discussion with Jim McGovern

February 11, 2017, 2:00pm

Many of you have asked me "What's next? What do we do now?" It's been less than a month since Donald Trump was inaugurated. In that short amount of time we have already seen the devastating toll his presidency will take on the values we all share. So what do we do? We are going to build a great big wall of resistance -- nothing like this country has seen before. It starts with you. It starts now. It starts right here at home. I hope you will join me on Saturday, February 11 for a Civic Action Discussion about what we can do moving forward. We are holding this discussion at the World War II Club from 2:00PM - 3:30PM. If you'd like to share your thoughts please join us. WHAT: Civic Action Discussion with Congressman Jim McGovern WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm DOORS OPEN: 1:45pm WHERE: World War II Club, 50 Conz Street, Northampton RSVP: bit.ly/2kDDo8n

A Civic Action Discussion with Jim McGovern

02.10.17

Climate Action Now MA shared Congregation Sons of Zion, Holyoke, Mass.'s event.

Action alert! As Bill McKibben wrote, part of our battle plan right now is that we *must* birddog politicians about climate and solutions. Show up wherever they are, and let them know, in no uncertain terms, that climate must be a top priority! The more people that show up with questions about the climate crisis and green energy solutions, the more they will realize that their constituents care about it.
Some of these reps are already showing signs of supporting climate solutions, so we want to thank them for that. Check back on our website before this event. We'll have an update on the actions taken by each of these legislators.
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National Politics Comes to Holyoke

February 26, 2017, 11:30am

Congregation Sons of Zion, Holyoke, Mass.

“The United States Under a Trump Presidency: What it Will Mean to Greater Holyoke.” State Senator Don Humason, Jr., State Senator Eric Lesser, State Representative Aaron Vega, and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse will participate in the panel discussion. Questions will be provided by audience members. The discussion will be moderated by Brenda Garton, faculty member in the Department of Communication at Western New England University in Springfield, and former evening news anchor at WWLP-TV (NBC) in Springfield. A light lunch, provided by Chef Ezra Bleau of South Hadley High School, will be served prior to the discussion. The event is open to the public with a $10 per person suggested donation to the Synagogue. There is ample parking behind the building on Cabot Street; please use the Cabot Street entrance. Handicap accessible.

National Politics Comes to Holyoke

02.10.17

Feb 17 at Smith, Vandana Shiva 4pm-5:30 pm

Climate Action Now MA shared an event.

ACTION ALERT: Stand with #StandingRock and oppose the Army Corps decision yesterday. Northampton TD Bank, 4-6pm #NoDAPL
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NoDAPL Emergency Day Of Action

February 8, 2017, 4:00pm

TD Bank

On February 7th the US Army Corps of Engineers gave notice of intent to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Mni Sose (Missouri River). They are skipping the Environmental Impact Statment ordered in December, and skipping the congressional notification period required by law. This is a response to President Trump’s Presidential Memorandum directing the Corps to expedite approval of the project. The Water Protectors still on the ground have made a call for an INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EMERGENCY ACTIONS on WEDNESDAY FEB. 8. In Western Massachusetts we are answering that call. Tomorrow we will meet at TD Bank in downtown Northampton (One of the many banks invested in the pipeline) to show our support and solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. We will demonstrate our commitment to resistance against the descruction of our sacred earth, tell the US Army Corps of Engineers that their decision to grant the easement is a direct violation of the rights of millions of people on this land, and also call for the banks to DIVEST from DAPL. Water Protectors on the ground are calling this action our LAST STAND. Please, take a stand with our community for the people whose water will be poisoned when the DAPL pipeline leaks. Stand with the indigenous people of this country who are refusing a continued history of genocide and oppression at the hands of the US government. It is time for this story to be rewritten. Please come in solidarity with the Indigenous Nations who have stood at Standing Rock. This is a peaceful, nonviolent action. Be ready to resist in a dignified manner. Please bring signs expressing Solidarity with Standing Rock. Signs calling for banks to Divest will also be appropriate. Local Indigenous drummers will be singing songs to lead this peaceful action.

NoDAPL Emergency Day Of Action

02.08.17

Climate Action Now MA shared Sugar Shack Alliance's photo.

From Sugar Shack Alliance: Monday, 1 PM, Park Square Pittsfield. Silent funeral procession followed by clergy-led funeral service and eulogies. Please observe funeral attire and decorum. No signs on sticks. Followed by the 2 PM hearing in Berkshire Superior Court on the settlement agreement between Tennessee Gas, a company of the energy giant Kinder Morgan, and the Commonwealth signifying the demise of Article 97 protection of conservation land in parts of Otis State Forest. Sold to the lowest bidder.
No signs in the Courtroom and no demonstrations inside the Courthouse. Plan to arrive early as parking may be tricky. Please carpool.
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Monday, 1 PM, Park Square Pittsfield. Silent funeral procession followed by clergy-led funeral service and eulogies. Please observe funeral attire and decorum. No signs on sticks. Followed by the 2 PM hearing in Berkshire Superior Court on the settlement agreement between Tennessee Gas, a company of the energy giant Kinder Morgan, and the Commonwealth signifying the demise of Article 97 protection of conservation land in parts of Otis State Forest. Sold to the lowest bidder. No signs in the Courtroom and no demonstrations inside the Courthouse. Plan to arrive early as parking may be tricky. Please carpool.

02.05.17

From Sugar Shack Alliance: Monday, 1 PM, Park Square Pittsfield. Silent funeral procession followed by clergy-led funeral service and eulogies. Please observe funeral attire and decorum. No signs on sticks. Followed by the 2 PM hearing in Berkshire Superior Court on the settlement agreement between Tennessee Gas, a company of the energy giant Kinder Morgan, and the Commonwealth signifying the demise of Article 97 protection of conservation land in parts of Otis State Forest. Sold to the lowest bidder. 
No signs in the Courtroom and no demonstrations inside the Courthouse. Plan to arrive early as parking may be tricky. Please carpool.

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Ongoing tues and saturday noon Greenfield Standing Rock vigil

February 7, 2017, 12:00pm

TD Bank

Vigiling every Tuesday AND Saturday noon til 1 pm TD bank Greenfield Corner of Main and Federal Questions? Contact: Hattie hattieshalom@verizon.net

Ongoing tues and saturday noon Greenfield Standing Rock vigil

02.05.17

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From Hurricane to Climate Change Film Screening & Discussion

February 2, 2017, 7:00pm

Hitchcock Center for the Environment

From Hurricane to Climate Change Film Screening and Panel Discussion Thursday, February 2, 7pm Free, reserve your seat: bit.ly/2iRbV3H **Panelists Include** - Doug Challenger, Film Director and Editor, Professor of Sociology, Franklin Pierce University - Dwayne Breger, Director of Clean Energy Extension, UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment - Christine Hatch, Extension Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology & Climate Change, UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment - Chris Mason, Energy and Sustainability Office, City of Northampton - Michael Sen, English Department, Umass This short film documents how the Monadnock region of New Hampshire is addressing the challenges of an increasingly unstable climate. The film opens with scenes from the Hurricane of 1938, the most dramatic meteorological event in recent memory. Towns like Peterborough came together, rebuilding flood-ravaged streets and supporting the construction of projects like the McDowell Dam. Today the threats we face are different. Human activities that release carbon into the atmosphere are causing temperatures to rise and episodes of extreme precipitation to increase. The film highlights a range of regional responses designed to adapt to this new norm and to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Culverts are being resized; businesses are competing to introduce renewable energy; young people are growing crops and investing in farmers markets; and townspeople are working together to envision and implement community resilience. Integrating the voices of experts and ordinary citizens, the film offers a model of response for this looming environmental challenge for communities across New England and beyond.

From Hurricane to Climate Change Film Screening & Discussion

02.02.17

Climate Action Now MA shared Sugar Shack Alliance's event.

AFTER A LONG STRUGGLE, ARTICLE 97 OF THE MASSACHUSETTS CONSTITUTION HAS SUCCUMBED AND SUFFERED A FATAL BLOW IN OTIS STATE FOREST.

You are cordially invited to attend the public funeral Monday February 6th, 1 PM on the sidewalks surrounding Park Square, across from the Berkshire County Superior Courthouse, Pittsfield MA.
Please wear appropriate funeral attire and observe the somber demeanor to fit this sad and solemn occasion. No signs on sticks.

Gather: We will gather on the sidewalk surrounding Park Square, across from the Courthouse (which is at 76 East St. Pittsfield) at 1:00, have the silent funeral procession on the sidewalk and then gather there for the clergy-led service and eulogy.

THE BACKGROUND: February 6th is the hearing on the proposed settlement agreement on Otis State Forest eminent domain takings of the easements and the negotiated compensation package with the Commonwealth. This hearing will be held at the Berkshire Superior Court in Pittsfield. You are also encouraged to attend the 2 PM hearing following the funeral, however, be aware that there will be no signs or demonstrating inside the Courthouse.

In 1972 Massachusetts voters approved Article 97, granting people the right to a clean environment and authorizing the Commonwealth to acquire conservation easements. Article 97 was intended to be a legislative ‘check’ to ensure that lands acquired for conservation purposes were not converted to other inconsistent uses.

On December 29, 2016 the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office announced that, on behalf of the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), they reached a settlement with Kinder Morgan for the pipeline Right of Way through Otis State Forest in Sandisfield, parts of which are on Article 97 protected lands. Massachusetts capitulated to corporate greed AND Federal pre-emption on Otis State Forest.

Carpooling is encouraged. For information on parking and rules in the Courthouse see: http://nofrackedgasinmass.org/hearing-otis-state-f… but know that parking is in flux in Pittsfield right now so arrive EARLY.
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Public Funeral for Otis State Forest

February 6, 2017, 1:00pm

Park Square Pittsfield MA

AFTER A LONG STRUGGLE, ARTICLE 97 OF THE MASSACHUSETTS CONSTITUTION HAS SUCCUMBED AND SUFFERED A FATAL BLOW IN OTIS STATE FOREST. You are cordially invited to attend the public funeral Monday February 6th, 1 PM on the sidewalks surrounding Park Square, across from the Berkshire County Superior Courthouse, Pittsfield MA. Please wear appropriate funeral attire and observe the somber demeanor to fit this sad and solemn occasion. No signs on sticks. Gather: We will gather on the sidewalk surrounding Park Square, across from the Courthouse (which is at 76 East St. Pittsfield) at 1:00, have the silent funeral procession on the sidewalk and then gather there for the clergy-led service and eulogy. THE BACKGROUND: February 6th is the hearing on the proposed settlement agreement on Otis State Forest eminent domain takings of the easements and the negotiated compensation package with the Commonwealth. This hearing will be held at the Berkshire Superior Court in Pittsfield. You are also encouraged to attend the 2 PM hearing following the funeral, however, be aware that there will be no signs or demonstrating inside the Courthouse. In 1972 Massachusetts voters approved Article 97, granting people the right to a clean environment and authorizing the Commonwealth to acquire conservation easements. Article 97 was intended to be a legislative ‘check’ to ensure that lands acquired for conservation purposes were not converted to other inconsistent uses. On December 29, 2016 the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office announced that, on behalf of the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), they reached a settlement with Kinder Morgan for the pipeline Right of Way through Otis State Forest in Sandisfield, parts of which are on Article 97 protected lands. Massachusetts capitulated to corporate greed AND Federal pre-emption on Otis State Forest. Carpooling is encouraged. For information on parking and rules in the Courthouse see: www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/hearing-otis-state-forest-settlement/ but know that parking is in flux in Pittsfield right now so arrive EARLY.

Public Funeral for Otis State Forest

02.01.17

Interesting Solar Challenge!
Tomorrow night, Monday, January 30
6:30 -9:00 JFK Middle School,Northampton MA

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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

February 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence

We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute, in our corner of the world, to the urgent fight against climate change . Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and figure out how to build up urgency in the public so that we can pressure institutions as a movement. We love to meet newcomers, whether you are brand new to activism or have been doing this a long time. We do not have a membership or dues. People give of their time and talent when they see fit. You are welcome to join us! Handicap accessible and on a bus line Everyone is warmly welcomed!

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

01.29.17

Climate Action Now MA shared No Fracked Gas in Mass & Other Events's event.

Action Alert! For FOSSIL FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE RESISTANCE and people concerned with a pipeline company trampling on our state constitution. We need to go big at this hearing. Bodies needed. See nofrackedgasinmass.org for all the details and background info.
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Otis State Forest Settlement Hearing

February 6, 2017, 1:00pm

Berkshire County Superior Court, 76 East Street, Pittsfield, MA

There will be a hearing in Pittsfield on the proposed settlement agreement on Otis State Forest eminent domain takings of the easements and the negotiated compensation package. There will be a stand-out rally beforehand as well. February 6th 1:00 Stand-Out in Opposition to the OSF Settlement Sidewalks around Park Square area (See maps for acceptable protest locations and parking - link below.) Sugar Shack are proposing a "funeral" for Article 97 as it pertains to Otis State Forest. If you want to participate wear black and get all somber. Info at: www.facebook.com/events/214174302384859/ 2:00 pm Court Hearing Berkshire County Superior Court 76 East Street Pittsfield, MA Rules for public hearings outlined by Berkshire Superior Court Officer, David Hadley. IN THE COURTROOM (room seats 80) : No signs (including issue-specific protest t-shirts!) No protest No chants Cell phones allowed on person but must be shut off No recordings of proceedings allowed (Per Chapter 268 § 13c) No disruption of proceedings. Persons disrupting will be removed. OUTSIDE: Any protests should be off the Court complex property. SIDEWALK around Park Square or over near Pittsfield Atheneum (library), both across the street, are best and have high visibility. • We need to keep protests to SIDEWALKS ONLY around Park Square and library. • Remember, posts for protest signs are illegal in Pittsfield. PARKING: On-street parking in downtown Pittsfield can fill up sometimes. If on-street parking nearby is taken, there are some larger capacity lots within a block or two of the Park Square area. More info including parking and stand-out area maps www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/hearing-otis-state-forest-settlement/ • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / ACTIONS FOR CT EXPANSION: This upcoming hearing is about the Settlement reached between the State of Mass and Kinder Morgan / TGP: www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/ct-expansion-update-jan-3-2017/ PLEASE COMMENT ON THE DOCKET regarding TGP's request for permission for tree felling: www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/ct-expansion-tgp-tree-felling-request/ And PLEASE COMMENT ON THE DOCKET regarding Native sites in the pipeline path: www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/ct-expansion-ceremonial-stone-landscapes/

Otis State Forest Settlement Hearing

01.29.17

12 Point Massachusetts Climate Emergency Plan

  12 Point Massachusetts Climate Emergency Plan   With change imminent in national energy policy, states must assume leadership in preventing catastrophic climate disruption. Taking this emergency seriously requires a World War II scale mobilization and a broad and inclusive base of support. Particular attention must be paid to the voices of those least responsible and …

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