Welcome! Let’s fight this crisis together.

spgfld march 6Climate Action Now is a volunteer group working in Western Massachusetts to build the movement to combat climate change. We collaborate with the statewide organization 350 Massachusetts, and with any other individuals or organizations that know we all have to work together in order to create the world we want, free from the catastrophes of climate change. We hope this site is useful to you, and if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Most importantly, we hope you’ll join us!

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newsletter imageOur weekly e-newsletter is the primary way we communicate. It’s full of news, events, and information about the campaigns that CAN and others are working on. There are so many ways to get involved! Click the Newsletter Signup link in the menu above to join our mailing list (we will never share your information with anyone). You can also check out past editions under the Newsletter Archive.

April Featured Climate Actions

This is the month of Earth Day.  Let’s take this time to redouble our efforts to address climate change as we remember how precious this blue and green planet of ours is.  These suggestions are brought to you by the Climate Action Group of the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence. Personal:  Cut your energy …

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Tell Governor Baker: No Tariff for Pipelines!

Our new Governor Charlie Baker is dead set against new taxes — and yet he is considering a new fee, to be paid by us electricity consumers, to subsidize fossil fuel pipelines. These gas pipelines will crisscross our state and endanger our health, safety, climate AND POCKETBOOKS! Why would we want a new tax on ratepayers …

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Talking Points for Solar Lobby Day, April 7

If you can’t make it to Boston for Solar Lobby Day, April 7, how about a quick phone call to let your state legislators know how you feel?  We’re at risk of seriously slowing the Massachusetts solar market if our legislature doesn’t vote to lift net-metering caps ASAP! Please call your legislators on April 7 …

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350 Mass Organizes to Support Fair Carbon Pricing Legislation

On Saturday, March 28, ten Fair Carbon Pricing organizers from around the state met in Worcester. There were three important outcomes. First, the group decided to officially join the MA Carbon Pricing Coalition. Second, the group determined who would work to enlist the support of the high-priority legislators. Third, the group agreed to an approach …

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Our weekly e-newsletter is the primary way we communicate. It’s full of news, events, and information about the campaigns that CAN and others are working on. There are so many ways to get involved! Click the Newsletter Signup link in the menu above to join our mailing list (we will never share your information with …

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Welcome! Let’s fight this crisis together.

Climate Action Now is a volunteer group working in Western Massachusetts to build the movement to combat climate change. We collaborate with the statewide organization 350 Massachusetts, and with any other individuals or organizations that know we all have to work together in order to create the world we want, free from the catastrophes of …

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Slow Down & Reduce Carbon Footprint Today (And Save Money)

Allen Davis, a Pioneer Valley resident, has been driving no faster than 55 mph for the past 7 years except in special circumstances or emergencies. Here’s Allen’s compelling explanation why this is an important and worthwhile step we should all consider: 1. For most of us, the car is our biggest fossil fuel footprint, followed by residence …

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Carbon Pricing in Massachusetts: Renewing Our Democracy

Massachusetts has two bills to put a fair price on carbon, one introduced by Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton), the other by Sen. Michael Barrett (D-Lexington). It’s remarkable that two experienced senators have introduced legislation that would collect new revenues, knowing they’ll be accused of “raising taxes.” Even more remarkable is the way the bills are being promoted on the …

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March Featured Climate Actions

These 4-tiered featured actions are brought to you by the Climate Action Group of the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence. Personal:  Reduce the amount of meat and dairy, especially factory-farmed products, in your diet. Consider these facts presented in the documentary “Cowspiracy”: “Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon …

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Press Release: Keystone XL Pipeline Rally

FROM: Climate Action NOW!/350MA (Pioneer Valley) FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Marty Nathan 413/531-9915 or martygjf@comcast.net Rally and March in Springfield to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline Day to be determined. SPRINGFIELD, MA CLIMATE ACTION NOW!/350MA(Pioneer Valley) IS PLANNING LOCAL RALLY TO OPPOSE THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE. In light of recent developments related to the Keystone XL …

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