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OUR Representatives on Beacon Hill want to hear from YOU! Take this super simple simple 3-question Survey to tell them. Climate change is actually an option on the drop-down.  Lets let them know that their people want them to act on climate ASAP!!
Here is the link to Commonwealth Conversations 2017. Click on the link, not the picture
https://malegislature.gov/CC/Details?locationId=11
Phone & tweet time. Scott Pruitt for EPA-- NO WAY!!  Make some calls on your lunch hour.  Do it.    Start with our senators Warren and Markey. Yes, they are with us, but they are busy and they need to know that their constituents think climate action is important.  Then call/tweet committee members. In the comments there are 2 links: one to the spreadsheet with lots of info on how to oppose all the cabinet appointments (make sure to look at all the tabs).  Second link is an interesting spreadsheet from the internet resistance that lists all the cabinet members and the likelihood of a yes/no vote for each senator. Click on image to see more clearly.

Climate Action Now MA shared American Friends Service Committee of Western Massachusetts's photo.

Tomorrow in Northampton
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The workshop schedule for tomorrow! And don't forget - the day kicks off with the Sojourner Truth Walking Tour with Steve Strimer from the The David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History at 9am (corner of Pine and Park Streets, Florence.)

01.15.17

Tomorrow in Northampton

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The Climate Justice Movement: Solidarity, Mobilization and

January 16, 2017, 1:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts

The Climate Justice Movement: Solidarity, Mobilization and Resistance in High Stakes Times The climate justice movement is rapidly growing as more and more people realize that sustained mass action is our greatest source of power. We invite everyone who wants to help to build a vibrant, unstoppable climate justice movement to join us. We will gather as one group for the first half hour to talk about climate justice organizing in Western Mass and beyond. Then we will break into two groups: (1) Building a Powerful Climate Justice Movement: Solidarity, Mobilization and Resistance. We will explore pathways for non-violent direct action and other strategies in a solidarity based movement in connection with local and national resistance to fossil fuel infrastructure and (2) Climate Action Now’s plan for an equitable transition to 100% clean energy: CAN is a dynamic, grass roots organization. Adele will present our legislative priorities with an emphasis on what individual residents can do to help support them. This session is part of the American Friends Service Committee’s 33rd Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Climate Justice Movement: Solidarity, Mobilization and

01.13.17

Climate Action Now MA shared Rosemary Wessel's event.

Help the local pipeline resisters!

Even if you can't make it to the event, you can contribute directly to PLAN-NE - http://plan-ne.org/

Contradance to protect Otis State Forest / Sandisfield from Kinder Morgan's Connecticut Expansion Pipeline. Saturday, January 14, 7 pm at the West Cummington Parish House, W. Main Street, W. Cummington, MA. Proceeds to support the legal work of Pipe Line Awareness Network for the North East (PLAN-NE). Music by Steve Howland and other great local musicians, Contradance Calling by Sadie Stull, Soup and Refreshments from Alice's Kitchen!
Suggested Donation $25 - All amounts accepted.
For more information call 413-634-8043.
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Contradance to Benefit Plan-NE

January 14, 2017, 7:00pm

West Cummington Church Parish House, 27 West Main Street, West Cummington, MA

Contradance to protect Otis State Forest / Sandisfield from Kinder Morgan's Connecticut Expansion Pipeline. Saturday, January 14, 7 pm at the West Cummington Parish House, W. Main Street, W. Cummington, MA. Proceeds to support the legal work of Pipe Line Awareness Network for the North East (PLAN-NE). Music by Steve Howland and other great local musicians, Contradance Calling by Sadie Stull, Soup and Refreshments from Alice's Kitchen! Suggested Donation $25 - All amounts accepted. For more information call 413-634-8043. Even if you can't make it to the event, you can contribute directly to PLAN-NE - plan-ne.org/ SHARE THE NEWS! Posters and web-graphics to share: www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/contradance-for-plan-ne/

Contradance to Benefit Plan-NE

01.13.17

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Still Standing: Standing Rock's Struggle Continues Under Trump

January 16, 2017, 3:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts

Still Standing: Standing Rock's Struggle Continues Under a Trump Administration will be taking place at Lymon Hall at First Churches of Northampton As part of the American Friends Service Committee's annual Martin Luther King Day event on peaceful and non-violent resistance, Western Massachusetts Solidarity With Standing Rock will host a workshop about the present and continued peaceful struggle for Indigenous and Environmental Justice in North Dakota. Linda Black Elk will be joining via Skype to discuss the present situation at the camps and what she believes will be the best way to fight the pipeline and keep the resistance alive under the upcoming Trump Administration. Kandi Mosset from Indigenous Environmental Network, who has been at Standing Rock since the beginning of the struggle against DAPL, will also be joining via Skype. Urban Thunder, an inter-tribal Native American drum group will be guiding the workshop by singing prayers throughout the event. Local Indigenous Activists, who have recently traveled to Standing Rock, Rhonda Anderson and Anthony Melting Tallow will speak of their experiences at the camp as Water Protectors. We will also hear from Laurie Leyshon, a local advocate for Indigenous rights who also spent time at Standing Rock, on the importance of decolonization. Information will be provided regarding the importance of continuing the Defund DAPL movement especially under the upcoming Trump Administration and also the need to continue peaceful and non violent direct actions locally. Space will be reserved from 3-3:30 to collaborate and organize Defund DAPL actions locally in Solidarity. Western Massachusetts Stands in Solidarity With Standing Rock. We will remain standing for Indigenous and Environmental rights in North Dakota and around the world. The struggle continues....

Still Standing: Standing Rocks Struggle Continues Under Trump

01.11.17

Edit: In the comment is a video of Markey asking Tillersona bout climate denial. Call him to thank him so he knows that his constituents care about climate, since it's not on everyone's radar screen!
Call Senator Markey in DC NOW!! Demand TOUGH questions. Tell him, take off the gloves!! 202-224-2742 Grilling Tillerson this afternoon #notillerson I just spoke to the aide, and they plan to ask about climate. Show support and demand TOUGH! Sen Kaine asked a climate question but there was no pushback when Tillerson weaseled out.
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01.11.17

Cabinet nominee Climate Supervillan #2: Rex Tillerson for State Department (still can not believe this)  Add your 2cents to the phone tsumani & tweetstorm asap. Click on image to see it better.

Climate Action Now MA shared Rosemary Wessel's event.

Benefit for PLAN-NE - legal work! If you can't attend the event, donations are welcome as Kinder Morgan continues with land-grabs. This particular pipeline may be short, but it's a big deal, because they smirked at our state constitution (article 97).
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Contradance to Benefit Plan-NE

January 14, 2017, 7:00pm

West Cummington Church Parish House, 27 West Main Street, West Cummington, MA

Contradance to protect Otis State Forest / Sandisfield from Kinder Morgan's Connecticut Expansion Pipeline. Saturday, January 14, 7 pm at the West Cummington Parish House, W. Main Street, W. Cummington, MA. Proceeds to support the legal work of Pipe Line Awareness Network for the North East (PLAN-NE). Music by Steve Howland and other great local musicians, Contradance Calling by Sadie Stull, Soup and Refreshments from Alice's Kitchen! Suggested Donation $25 - All amounts accepted. For more information call 413-634-8043. Even if you can't make it to the event, you can contribute directly to PLAN-NE - plan-ne.org/ SHARE THE NEWS! Posters and web-graphics to share: www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/contradance-for-plan-ne/

Contradance to Benefit Plan-NE

01.10.17

ACTION ALERT: Starting ASAP!  Phone call tsumani and tweetstorm to confirmation committee members.  Let your thoughts be known about Jeff Sessions, nominated for attorney general.   Twitter and phonenumbers here
Monday at 6:37 am , repeating at 8:37 am:   Marty Nathan, CAN person and Gazette columnist, will chat with Bob Flaherty on WHMP   monday morning about the the #dayAgainstDenial standout on happening from 4-5 pm on the Coolidge Bridge, Northampton.  Senators, Do Not Confirm the Climate Denial Cabinet Nominees!!!!

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

Moday! #dayAgainstDenial
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Day Against Denial standout on Calvin Coolidge Bridge

January 9, 2017, 4:00pm

Calvin Coolidge Bridge

Meet on Northampoton side. You can park in the lot at the rail rail, across from Webster's Fish Hook

Day Against Denial standout on Calvin Coolidge Bridge

01.08.17

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Day Against Denial standout on Calvin Coolidge Bridge

January 9, 2017, 4:00pm

Calvin Coolidge Bridge

Meet on Northampoton side. You can park in the lot at the rail rail, across from Webster's Fish Hook

Day Against Denial standout on Calvin Coolidge Bridge

01.05.17

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Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis

January 28, 2017, 3:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts

On Saturday, January 28 at 3 pm we will be holding a forum "Climate Action in a Time of Crisis" in the sanctuary of First Churches, 129 Main Street in Northampton. Featured will be representatives from the Massachusetts legislature, climate scientists and activists to discuss the problem and an action plan that will protect our earth from climate destruction. The forum will be one step in forming our segment of the massive movement that will be necessary to protect our earth and the generations to come. Many of us were shocked and disheartened by November’s elections, concerned about the impact on immigrants, religious minorities, economic justice and foreign relations. All those apprehensions are valid and a nationwide mobilization is occurring to prevent the damage that can be foreseen. For those of us who are working to fight climate change, however, if the cabinet choices are any indication of its direction, the effect of the new administration could be catastrophic. We are on the verge of a meteorologic crisis, with elevated temperatures provoking “tipping points” in further emissions and warming that can no longer be stopped by human intervention. Action is necessary now to prevent those spiraling changes We must undertake dramatic nationwide conversion to energy conservation and renewable sources. Yet men embedded in and profiting from the fossil fuel industry are being placed in key positions by the incoming president. Not surprisingly they are outright climate deniers or delayers who plan to drill and burn as much fossil fuel as is possible in the coming four years. Failure to address the climate crisis is creating a political crisis. It will take a smart and thoughtful movement of ALL of us, using every tool available, to accomplish the necessary economic and structural changes our country needs.

Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis

01.02.17

Hawkins Majumder Lecture Series:
Climate Change and the Developing World
Sunday January 8, 11:45 am.

All are invited to join Dr. Elliot Fratkin for the USNF January Hawkins Majumder lecture and discussion.

Despite generating far less carbon pollution than western nations, developing countries are disproportionately suffering the effects of climate change. Geography, poverty and sustainable farming practices leave many people vulnerable to severe weather and rising sea levels. Since the 1980s, Dr. Fratkin, a cultural anthropologist, has focused on issues of development and
change, particularly the impact of drought and famine. He currently serves as the chair of the Commission on Nomadic Peoples of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences and in that capacilty has visited pastoral populations in Mongolia, Botswana, Ethiopia and Mali. Dr. Fratkin also serves on the steering committee of Smith's Environmental Science and Policy Program, African Studies Program and the Global South Development Program. , Dr. Fratkin is the Gwendolen Carter Professor of Anthropology at Smith College.

Sunday, January 8 at 11:45 AM, in the Parlor
at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence.
220 Main St. Northampton.
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12.28.16

Climate Action Now MA shared Rosemary Wessel's event.

Dance-benefit for Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast!

Contradance to protect Otis State Forest / Sandisfield from Kinder Morgan's Connecticut Expansion Pipeline. Saturday, January 14, 7 pm at the West Cummington Parish House, W. Main Street, W. Cummington, MA
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Contradance to Benefit Plan-NE

January 14, 2017, 7:00pm

West Cummington Church Parish House, 27 West Main Street, West Cummington, MA

Contradance to protect Otis State Forest / Sandisfield from Kinder Morgan's Connecticut Expansion Pipeline. Saturday, January 14, 7 pm at the West Cummington Parish House, W. Main Street, W. Cummington, MA. Proceeds to support the legal work of Pipe Line Awareness Network for the North East (PLAN-NE). Music by Steve Howland and other great local musicians, Contradance Calling by Sadie Stull, Soup and Refreshments from Alice's Kitchen! Suggested Donation $25 - All amounts accepted. For more information call 413-634-8043. Even if you can't make it to the event, you can contribute directly to PLAN-NE - plan-ne.org/ SHARE THE NEWS! Posters and web-graphics to share: www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/contradance-for-plan-ne/

Contradance to Benefit Plan-NE

12.27.16

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Ongoing tues noon Greenfield standing rock vigil

December 27, 2016, 12:00pm

TD Bank

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

Ongoing tues noon Greenfield standing rock vigil

12.20.16

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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Action Alert: advocate for Carbon Pollution Pricing on Gov. Baker’s public comments for global warming solutions portal

Please use your voice as a citizen of Massachusetts to advocate for Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate.  Governor Baker has set up a public comment portal to collect citizen input on how to meet emission reduction rules as set forth in the Global Warming Solutions Act. Please do this before Dec 15, 2016. Public comments will …

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