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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

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

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Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis

January 28, 2017, 3:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts

Public Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis Saturday, January 28 at 3:00 pm, First Churches, 129 Main St, Northampton 2016 was the warmest year in modern history. Every day scientists report further signs of climate change. Yet, far from helping, the new administration seems determined to make things worse. It’s up to the states. Join MA Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Amherst Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, Smith professor Nat Fortune, and activist Marty Nathan to discuss what the Commonwealth can do. Moderated by Lilly Lombard. Followed by workshops and break out groups to help make your voice heard. Free and open to the public.

Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis

01.28.17

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01.27.17

This is shaping up to be a fantastic community event! Saturday afternoon in Northampton.

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

This Saturday! Action on climate at the state level is more important than ever.
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Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis

January 28, 2017, 3:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts

Public Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis Saturday, January 28 at 3:00 pm, First Churches, 129 Main St, Northampton 2016 was the warmest year in modern history. Every day scientists report further signs of climate change. Yet, far from helping, the new administration seems determined to make things worse. It’s up to the states. Join MA Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Amherst Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, Smith professor Nat Fortune, and activist Marty Nathan to discuss what the Commonwealth can do. Moderated by Lilly Lombard. Followed by workshops and break out groups to help make your voice heard. Free and open to the public.

Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis

01.24.17

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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

01.23.17

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

Monthly gathering Monday night
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

January 23, 2017, 7:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)

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

01.18.17

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On January 21, 2017, from 12noon to 1:30pm, we will unite at the Mason Square green in Springfield for a solidarity ‘stand out’ with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated locally and throughout the nation to people of color, poor people, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities and all oppressed people. We stand for racial and economic justice, religious freedom, climate justice, reproductive justice and in general, human rights for all. Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human dignity, freedom from discrimination and equitable rights for all. We at Arise would like to invite you to peacefully unite with our Springfield community and stand out in solidarity with us, and with over 200 simultaneous women’s marches across the country and the world. Inspired by the Women’s March on Washington our Springfield stand out is representative of our call for the protection of our rights, safety, and liberty for all of our communities. Feel free to bring your own sign, or we will have plenty of extras available for you. We hope to see you this Saturday.

01.18.17

ACTION ALERT (updated 2/7)! Push back against fossil fuel interests nationally by supporting climate action on the state level!

This is a CRUCIAL time for Massachusetts legislation. Though we have passed the deadline for co-sponsoring House bills, legislators can sign on to Senate bills up until the time of hearing. Ask your legislators to sign on to the Senate bills endorsed by CAN NOW.      Instructions to do this important climate action in four steps:   1. …

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Help needed this week! Let’s get support for the carbon pollution pricing bills

This is a CRUCIAL week for bills in the Massachusetts Statehouse.    This is the beginning of the 2017-2018 legislation session, and all the new bills have been filed.   Right now, we the people,  who are concerned about the climate crisis, have a job to do:  Ask our senators and representatives to co-sponsor  2 carbon …

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