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Please join us on April 15.

Climate Action Now MA shared Video4Good Studios's video.

Video4Good Studios
Inspiration of the day CAN person/Hampshire Student Dineen O'Rourke... in which she lovingly expresses gratitude for a pipeline company. 😉 Here is a short from the full intereview
How lucky we are to activate with you Dineen!
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As a student at Hampshire College, Dineen O'Rourke is learning about social movements and climate activism - in and out of the classroom. In this clip, from the latest episode of Before It's Gone, she talks about her experience protesting the Kinder Morgan NED pipeline with Sugar Shack Alliance and Climate Action Now MA. Listen to the full episode: soundcloud.com/beforeitsgone/big005-college-activism

03/21/17

Climate Action Now MA shared an event.

What is "community electricity"? Come to this informational session March 29 and find out how this model can help move us toward 100% renewable energy, plus opportunities to tap into activism around this idea!
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Community Electricity for 100% Renewable Energy

March 29, 2017, 6:30pm

Jewish Community of Amherst

The Role of Community Electricity in Reaching 100% Renewable Energy Statewide A Conversation with Paul Fenn, Local Power Inc. President & Larry Chretien, Mass Energy Executive Director Lead Sponsors: Mothers Out Front Amherst, Climate Action Now, Sustaining Amherst. Mass Energy and Local Power both seek to increase communities' access to renewable resources, add to the amount of clean energy in Massachusetts, and rapidly reduce carbon pollution. Our guests will compare and contrast their models for Green Community Choice Aggregation (CCA*) and priorities for climate action. To get to 100% renewable energy we have to change how we use and source our energy. The question is what is most important to us: Power our town with all renewable energy? Speed up the transition from fossil fuels and reduce GHGs? Add clean energy to the regional electricity grid? Build, own and control the energy? Increase energy efficiency in this process? Create a model usable by other MA communities? *CCAs pool the purchasing power of a community's government, residents, and businesses to buy electricity For information email dumint140@gmail.com

Community Electricity for 100% Renewable Energy

03/21/17

Free show/gathering at the Academy of Music Apr 6.

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Western Mass goes to DC - March for Climate, Jobs & Justice 2017

April 29, 2017, 10:00am

Washington

People from western MA can organize & discuss everything about our effort to show up in DC for the People's Climate March: the March for Climate, Jobs & Justice. April 29, 2017

Western Mass goes to DC - March for Climate, Jobs & Justice 2017

03/20/17

Climate Action Now MA added an event.

People from western MA can organize & discuss everything about our effort to show up in DC for the People's Climate March: the March for Climate, Jobs & Justice. April 29, 2017
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Western Mass goes to DC - March for Climate, Jobs & Justice 2017

April 29, 2017, 10:00am

Washington

People from western MA can organize & discuss everything about our effort to show up in DC for the People's Climate March: the March for Climate, Jobs & Justice. April 29, 2017

Western Mass goes to DC - March for Climate, Jobs & Justice 2017

03/20/17

Climate Action Now MA shared their photo.

[update: SOLD OUT] There a still a few spots left at the citizen's climate Lobby Northeast Conference this weekend at UMass!
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Are you interested in climate policy? Here is a timely opportunity to lean and network right in our own backyard at UMass: The Northeast Regional Conference of the Citizen's Climate Lobby. March 18-19. Several of us signed up to attend already. Students: it's only $20 for both days and aid available. Check it out!

03/17/17

[update: SOLD OUT]  There a still a few spots left at the citizens climate Lobby Northeast Conference this weekend  at UMass!

Climate Action Now MA added an event.

A Climate Crisis Community Grief Ritual

Hosted by John Berkowitz

With poetry, prose, music, meditation, verbal sharing, drumming, and sandtray expression, participants can share grief, despair, fear, and anger about the climate crisis as well as other urgent issues such as racism, police violence, gun violence, sexual assault and domestic violence, immigration, refugees, war, and women’s, LGBTQ, and animal rights.

Through such sharing of common grief, participants can also reclaim their gratitude and joy for life and the beautiful world, and strengthen their resilience and passion for living as well as working for a more peaceful, just, and environmentally safe planet.

Similar gatherings happened twice last year. Leaders are John Berkowitz of Northampton, grandfather, climate activist, and poet; and Jonathan Stein of Hadley, psychotherapist and creative arts grief counselor.

Saturday April 8
1-6pm,
Fare-Thee-Well Retreat Center, 153 Pond Brook Road (Rt. 66), Huntington.
The venue is 16 minutes from Northampton, just past the Westhampton line, and is not wheelchair accessible.
Carpooling is available.

Sliding scale donation requested of $5-15. More info: John Berkowitz 413-387-8439, johnpberk@gmail.com
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Climate Crisis Community Grief Ritual

April 8, 2017, 1:00pm

Fare-Thee-Well Wholeness Center

A Climate Crisis Community Grief Ritual Hosted by John Berkowitz With poetry, prose, music, meditation, verbal sharing, drumming, and sandtray expression, participants can share grief, despair, fear, and anger about the climate crisis as well as other urgent issues such as racism, police violence, gun violence, sexual assault and domestic violence, immigration, refugees, war, and women’s, LGBTQ, and animal rights. Through such sharing of common grief, participants can also reclaim their gratitude and joy for life and the beautiful world, and strengthen their resilience and passion for living as well as working for a more peaceful, just, and environmentally safe planet. Similar gatherings happened twice last year. Leaders are John Berkowitz of Northampton, grandfather, climate activist, and poet; and Jonathan Stein of Hadley, psychotherapist and creative arts grief counselor. Saturday April 8 1-6pm, Fare-Thee-Well Retreat Center, 153 Pond Brook Road (Rt. 66), Huntington. The venue is 16 minutes from Northampton, just past the Westhampton line, and is not wheelchair accessible. Carpooling is available. Sliding scale donation requested of $5-15. More info: John Berkowitz 413-387-8439, johnpberk@gmail.com

Climate Crisis Community Grief Ritual

03/15/17

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

We are building for April 29! We are working on our sister march in Springfield, as well as planning buses for DC. April 29 is the day we show the strength of We, The People's demands for a livable future on this planet - made possible only with strong climate action NOW! Let's demonstrate that not only do we know climate change is real and urgent, we also know that fixing climate change will lead to a better world for the people - new clean-energy jobs, and an economy based in health and well-being instead of destruction.
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Western MA-Springfield March for Climate, Jobs & Justice

April 29, 2017, 3:00pm

Springfield, MA

Western MA and beyond! Join the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition on April 29 as Western Mass marches for Climate, Jobs and Justice. Details will be posted here in the coming weeks. WHY WE ARE MARCHING: On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Springfield, Washington D.C. and in other cities across the nation to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet. We will come together from across the United States to strengthen our movement. We will demonstrate our power and resistance at the gates of the White House. We will bring our solutions to the climate crisis and the problems that affect our communities to our leaders in Congress to demand action. We invite you to join the Peoples Climate Movement on Saturday, April 29th as we march to: Advance solutions to the climate crisis [that are] rooted in racial, social and economic justice and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers. Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace. Immediately stop attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people and lands and workers. Ensure public funds and investments create good paying jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize. Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all. Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech. March with us on April 29th as we come together to resist and march for our families, our communities and our planet.

Western MA-Springfield March for Climate, Jobs & Justice

03/12/17

Action Alert - CLIMATE MARCH - April 29!  We are working on the Western Mass - Springfield Climate march. Some of us will be marching in Springfield; others in DC. Mark your calendars! #climatemarch #peoplesclimate

Climate Action Now MA added an event.

Breakout sessions this month will include pipeline resistance, first plans for art builds for the Apr 29 Climate,Justice&Jobs marches in DC and Springfield, legislative work, and more TBD.

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!
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

March 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)

Breakout sessions this month will include pipeline resistance, first plans for art builds for the Apr 29 Climate,Justice&Jobs marches in DC and Springfield, legislative work, and more TBD. 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

03/09/17

Climate Action Now MA shared People's Climate Movement's photo.

People's Climate March. Apr 29!
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Today, we stand in solidarity with a #DayWithoutAWoman We also celebrate Alma Sheppard-Matsuo who created this powerful artwork about the People’s Climate March. We will continue fighting this fight and make our voice heard this April 29th. Join us: peoplesclimate.org Checkout Alma's amazing artwork on Instagram @almakimikasm

03/08/17

Peoples Climate March. Apr 29!

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03/08/17

UMass, Monday: Climate policy forum Where do we go from here?
Are you interested in climate policy? Here is a timely opportunity to lean and network right in our own backyard at UMass: The Northeast Regional Conference of the Citizens Climate Lobby.  March 18-19.  Several of us signed up to attend already.  Students: its only $20 for both days and aid available. 
Check it out!
Saturday, March 4th at 3 PM
Join us at this important public meeting at Grace Church, 
14 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst , MA 

Climate Action Now stands with the Sanctuary City Movement. One of the many destabilizing effects of climate chaos is that, increasingly, people are being forced to leave their homes in order to survive and protect their families. According to the Pentagon, climate change is a “threat multiplier” increasing the likelihood of conflict and war. Climate change is also a root cause of the global instability wrought by drought, floods, heat waves, mega storms, massive fires and famine. The US is the largest contributor per capita of greenhouse gases fueling this crisis. As climate activists it is incumbent upon us to welcome all refugees and immigrants seeking safe haven.
Climate Action Is A Co-Sponsor!

Climate Action Now MA shared Pioneer Valley Women's March's event.

Bottom line: Jeff Sessions is bad for our country, and now it's been shown that he lied to congress. We opposed him from the start - as the prime law enforcer of the land, we can certainly not count on him to protect the communities effected by environmental racism.
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Vigil Calling For Jeff Sessions' Resignation

March 3, 2017, 12:00pm

Northampton City Hall

Russian connections. Lying under oath. It is time for Sessions to RESIGN, not just recuse himself! “Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts,” Coretta Scott King in 1986 urged Congress in a letter to block the nomination of Jeff Sessions for federal judge He has to be stopped. We will convene for a peaceful gathering on the steps of City Hall and voice our opposition. Speakers welcome. #resist

Vigil Calling For Jeff Sessions Resignation

03/02/17

Action Alert! Stand with Standing Rock Saturday

Climate Action Now MA shared Divest Smith College's event.

Vigil for Climate Justice
Thursday, March 2, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Smith College Campus Center
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

Join Divest Smith College in honoring victims of climate change and the fossil fuel industry. We will be meeting at the Campus Center and at 5:00pm will walk over to Pierce Hall (by College Hall), where Divest Smith organizers will be meeting with the Board of Trustees to discuss the issue of fossil fuel divestment. Having the presence of the community outside this meeting will demonstrate to the Board the urgency of taking bold actions to defund the exploitative fossil fuel industry. Speakers will include Marty Nathan of Climate Action Now and the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition.
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Vigil for Climate Justice

March 2, 2017, 4:30pm

Center Campus

Join Divest Smith College in honoring victims of climate change and the fossil fuel industry. We will be meeting at the Campus Center and at 5:00pm will walk over to Pierce Hall (by College Hall), where Divest Smith organizers will be meeting with the Board of Trustees to discuss the issue of fossil fuel divestment. Having the presence of the Smith community outside this meeting will demonstrate to the Board the urgency of taking bold actions to defund the exploitative fossil fuel industry. We encourage you to wear black/dark clothing, and please stop by our poster-making event on Wednesday (www.facebook.com/events/722152291296372/)!

Vigil for Climate Justice

03/01/17

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If you’re interested in becoming a participant of Nuestras Raices New Farmer Training program, we will be holding two information sessions this week. When? Wednesday, March 1st and Thursday, March 2nd At what Time? Both days from 6 to 7 PM Where? Nuestras Raices Office at 329 Main Street, Holyoke MA We will have a short presentation about the program and will answer any question you may have. The New Farmer Training Program is a 100-hour introduction to organic farming principles and agricultural business planning. Nuestras Raices will train 100 new farmers in the next two years in partnership with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), as part of a national effort to train new farmers in earth-friendly practices. If you have any questions please let us know.

03/01/17

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

Our monthly gathering takes place tomorrow in Northampton.
Hear updates and get involved in climate justice, interfaith community building, pipeline resistance, statewide and legislative campaigns and more!
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

February 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence

Hear updates and get involved in climate justice, interfaith community building, pipeline resistance, statewide and legislative campaigns and more! 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 join others in the movement to pressure institutions. 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

02/26/17

Senator Markey, who has an impressive record in congress as a climate leader, held a town meeting in Northampton this week. A group of local high school students showed up to advocate for climate action. This was not covered in the Daily Hampshire Gazette​ article so here is the video and a transcript. Adults: after hearing this cry for action from our young people, is there any question that we must give it all we've got right now...
<Madeleine Lombard>:
Hello senator, my name is Madeleine Lombard, and I'm speaking on behalf of a growing group of kids in Western Massachusetts who are worried about climate change, how it harms the poor, and other species, and our chances for a successful life.The latest science tells us we are in a climate emergency just decades away from reaching a tipping point of inescapable extreme weather, ocean acidification, mass extinction and rising sea levels. Climate change threatens our very existence and we are frightened.We thank you for supporting science, opposing fossil fuel stooges like Scott Pruitt, and being a local leader for a liveable planet. Given the Trump administration and republican congress, what can we hope for? Are you finding any unexpected allies? If so, what two things are you doing with them to try to pass climate-saving legislation?

<Senator Markey>:
How many of you aretogether - the green generation? I want to thank you all for coming out here. We know that the revolution is going to be unstoppable. But what Trump did was this. He named the CEO of Exxon Mobil as Secretary of State. Why did I not vote for him? Because inside Russia, right now Exxon Mobil controls an area the size of Russia for drilling. (repeats) He is now secretary of state. I said to him in the hearing, will you recuse yourself from any matter dealing with exxon mobil in relation to Russia? He said no. they then named Rick Perry, governor of texas as the head department of energy who is a climate "skeptic" - meaning maybe it's happening but he's just not sure to the extent to which it's happening . Now when we point out to these people that what we do in the last 100 years 150 years we use a very sophisticated technology it's called a thermometer- just to measure the temperatures in Norhampton and the ocean and everywhere else. So we're not guessing how warm it's getting, we have the records that go back. and the attny general of oklahoma as the head of the epa and so what he's really done is name a big oil all-star team at state, and energy and the epa. And it's kind of unfortunately going to become Climate Denial Central. And what we're going to have to do at the state level (30 states have renewable electricity standards) we're going to have to fight to make them stronger and bigger. On the clean power plan to reduce greenhouse gases in the 30 states we're going to have to be bigger and we're going to have to be better. To say we're going to send a signal to the world that we are not retreating and we don't care what Donald Trump and his climate deniers are saying from Texas and Oklahoma. we're going to keep moving. And our fuel ecomony standards we're gonna be battling them in court and we're gonna be battling them every day in congress to make sure that those fuel economy standards cecause we need the technological revolution that President Kennedy was talking about back in 1961. We can do it- we are a technological giant. Our achilles heel is fossil fuels. Our weakness is oil. Our weakness is coal. Our strength is unleashing your generation to solve these problems. So i give you my solemn pledge that our job here is just to pass the baton onto you so that this country has been made better and we're the leader and that then you can take it onto the next generation but if we don't solve the problem, then all the other problems are going to be footnotes in history. if this planet in the next 40 or 50 years is not given the preventative health it needs, then millions of people are going to be put in jeopardy, unfortunately in the poorest and most vulnerable parts of the planet as well. So that's our job, and thank you for being the leaders that you are. Senator Edward J. Markey
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High school student Madeleine Lombard asks Sen. Markey what the Federal government can do about climate change under a Trump administration. Filmed by WWLP-2...

02/25/17

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Peaceful Protest Performance Project-The World We Love

February 27, 2017, 11:00am

City Hall Pl, Springfield, MA 01103, United States

Hi Friends! We had great press for our artful proest and we are psyked to do it again...our show is evolving as we go along, and we would love for you to jump in and help us create community and exercise our right to speak truth and create a new world! 11am Springfeild 2pm Holyoke Here are 2 video links from this past weeks performances. wwlp.com/2017/02/20/giant-puppet-used-in-protest-at-springfield-city-hall/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPjgsILTf9U For more details, contact: Beth Fairservis (413) 387-9330, and Karen Ribeiro (413) 265-3892 The World We Love: Peaceful Performance Protests - 6 Mondays at 6 City Halls in Western MA Beginning Monday February 20th in Springfield and Holyoke and ending Monday May 22nd in Greenfield and Turners Falls, a series of Peaceful Protest Performances with giant puppets of the PachaMama Puppet Company will engage citizens at City Halls across Western Mass. Children, area activists, and people from the community will be singing, reading the Declaration of Inter-dependence, delivering a letter to each city’s Mayor about the urgency of Climate Change and Human rights, and more. As people are engaging about the urgency of climate change, and protesting immigration executive orders, travel bans, gag orders and the like, the PachaMama Puppet Company, based in Hampshire County, offers our community creative opportunities to express their commitments to the world they love and one another on the streets where they live and work. These demonstrations are part of a larger community development effort that will culminate on July 1st at the second annual Inter-dependence Day Festival and Parade in Northampton, MA. Since the inaugural Inter-dependence day, held July 2, 2016, activist Dr. Marty Nathan made the following observation, “the combination of street theater and direct action created a buzz in the community, which leveraged our successful negotiation with gas companies to repair leaks throughout Western Mass.” The power of song and speech, united in celebration, catalyzes heart-based thinking and right action around our life essentials such as food security, clean air, clean water, healthy soils, and renewable energies. The PachaMama Puppet Company seeks to engage our human right to express concern and successfully build our collective capacity to address these concerns. This is inter-dependence. wwlp.com/2017/02/20/giant-puppet-used-in-protest-at-springfield-city-hall/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPjgsILTf9U

Peaceful Protest Performance Project-The World We Love

02/25/17

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

Event by Springfield Area Interfaith Climate Action Network (SAICAN)
RSVP number included.
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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

Urgent request: Seeking help for legal efforts to protect Otis State Forest

Dear Friends, Climate Action Now (CAN) has a long-standing commitment to challenge the construction of any new and existing fossil fuel infrastructure in our region.  As part of that commitment we have been deeply involved, along with other groups and organizations in Western Mass, in efforts to protect Otis State Forest, in Sandisfield, Mass. CAN …

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Sample Municipal Resolution

Content in process (3/2017)

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Sample town resolution

Content coming (3/2017)

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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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What is our campaign for Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate?

We’re working to make Massachusetts one of the first states in the Nation to pass a fair price on carbon. We’re members of the Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future, a coalition of environmental, business, labor, and civic organizations that are working to insure that carbon pricing policies reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the …

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Have you heard of Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate? It’s an important part of the climate solution puzzle!

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Emergency = Action!

We are in a climate emergency. We are using our grave concern as fuel for action.  We are a grassroots, people-powered organization.  We do not have members; we have people who join in to help when they want to do so.  We usually have several areas that people are working on at any time.

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Action Alert – one more time – last push for Green Energy

 NEW statehouse call Action Alert. Phone numbers included: The Energy Bill is in conference committee at the state house and we are in the final weeks of the session. It is very important for us all to call the House conference committee members- Chair Dempsey, Reps Jones and Golden this week! Their phone numbers are below. …

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On Spectacle Pond: Resisting the Pipeline

 A Celebration of Solidarity with Berkshire Friends and Neighbors Fighting the Connecticut Expansion Pipeline proposed by Kinder-Morgan to run through the Protected Otis State Forest Saturday, July 16, 2016 Join us for one or both events!  KICK OFF RALLY Great Barrington: 12 pm – 1 pm  Gazebo behind Great Barrington Town Hall RALLY at Lower Spectacle Pond  2pm-4pm …

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Action alert! Call your rep today about making sure the green stays strong in the energy bill

ACTION ALERT! Negotiations are still under way in the state house for the green energy bill. We need to keep up the pressure right now. Calls are better than emails, but emails are better than nothing. CALL SCRIPT you can use, distribute, or adapt to your own needs; details on the bill in the comments. …

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Climate Action combined with Joy – this is how we do it

Every time you see one of these flags,you are looking at a spot where methane is being wasted, and also speeding up climate change. Join us on Saturday when we fan out all over Northampton to mark these leaks, after the INTERdependence Day Parade! This is going to be a beautiful, community-building Local Climate Action. …

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Action Alert! Last Chance to Shape MA Energy Bill Until 2018.

Help MA become the  leader in the Green Energy Revolution: get these amendments passed! The Senate votes on its Energy Bill (S.2372) this Thursday, June 30. This is our chance to shape the debate. The stronger the Senate Bill the better chance that the final Bill negotiated with the House will include our priorities. To find contact information for …

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We Stopped Kinder Morgan; On June 28th We Stand with West Roxbury to Stop Spectra

Houston-based Spectra Energy is building a pipeline carrying fracked gas in West Roxbury, a densely populated residential area in Boston.This high-pressure pipeline would run within a hundred feet of an active blasting quarry, through residential neighborhoods, and past several schools. Opposition to the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline (WRLP) has been fierce and falls into two categories: Local …

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No Need for N.E.D, No Need for Any

By Dineen O’Rourke Throughout the bitter months of winter in 2014, veiled representatives of the billion-dollar energy company Kinder Morgan knocked on the doors of residents in the small hill-towns of Massachusetts. Their company emblems were covered and their smiles were wide. “Do we have permission to survey your property? We’re collecting data for a …

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Saturday! Join the local segment of a state-wide action to say NO WAY to the pipeline tax

 Saturday, June 4 in HOLYOKE at Veteran’s Field at 1 pm!  One pipeline down, but many more at our doorstep. Help spread the word that we will NOT pay for corporations to build last century’s infrastructure! Here are the fake bills we’ll distribute  

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June 2: Northampton and Springfield Gas Leak Community Forums

Stop the Gas Leaks Campaign Hosts Community Forums in Springfield and Northampton Date: Thursday, June 2 5 pm in Springfield Trinity Church, 361 Summer Ave. 7:30 pm in Northampton Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St. With Ania Camargo: Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET MA) Board of Directors and Mothers Out Front member. …

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