"The next economy has to be something that reaffirms our relationship to the earth and gives us a shot. That to me looks like a lot of local food, organic food," says climate activist Winona LaDuke, on her vision for an indigenous-led Green New Deal.
the state has screwed up current initiatives. they are totally asinine. the new green building code formula canNOT be applied to small buildings, 800 square feet and under . houses air tight enough require a $500 fan in the bathroom that draws air in from the outside at the same time so you can vent out steam from the shower. epa woodstoves so over designed they no longer function. heat pumps are way too expensive, building materials used for efficiency include HUGE proportions of styrofoam and plastic (petroleum products) manufactured out of state using coal fired power plants, the cost of building materials needed like this has skyrocketed. it is much cheaper to buy an older inefficient home. i suspect this movement has been bought by big business. better return to hippie days with salvaged materials and local lumber, yurts, domes and earth houses. yuppified towns have upped their zoning to exclude tiny homes, mobile homes and other low cost building alternatives. this at a time when there is a deathly shortage of affordable housing. so i cannot sign this well intentioned petition. "green" construction is a farce so far, having personally spent big dollars and six months trying to get a design approved in a very liberal community in this state. crazy fucked up!! do not let your community go "green"
Sustainable Energy Summit & Annual Member Meeting Saturday, December 8, 2018 TechSpring, 1350 Main Street, 5th Floor, Springfield, MA 2:30 - 3:15 Wellspring Harvest - Cooperative Greenhouse Tour Meet at the Greenhouse at 2:30 for the tour - 121 Pinevale Street in Indian Orchard (Springfield)...
Let's create a better building code for Massachusetts - one that reflects the urgency of action needed to meet our state's legally-mandated reductions in climate emissions.
State agencies are currently modeling scenarios for energy use in our state, a large portion of which is consumed by operating our buildings. These scenarios are finding that we must aggressively increase building efficiency in order to meet the legally mandated reduction of emissions laid out by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, and reiterated by Governor Baker’s 2016 Executive Order on Climate Change. These emissions reductions will not be possible without a fast transition to electric air-source heat pumps for building space heating and water heating, improved thermal envelopes, reduced overall building energy use, and support for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Sign the petition, tweet the Governor and pass along to all your friends in MA!
This is really important, wonky though it may seem. Joe Coal Is King Climate Denier Manchin must not head the senate energy committee. Yell at Chuck Schumer about it, please. And if you'd share this too..... Thank you.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is also on board with this here: https://thinkprogress.org/climate-activists-alarme…
Thank you to those of you who have already responded. Please continue to share and invite your circle of friends and family. Co-op Power along with a number of local organizations have organized a Sustainability Summit in Springfield, MA on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The Sustainability Summit i...
“Some people say that I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can ”solve the climate crisis”. But the climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions.”
Call & tweet your thanks & support! And let's tell the others how we feel about this:
For the Reps, we want a House Select Committee for the Green New Deal. (or just voice general support).
@senWarren 202- 224-4543
@senMarkey 202-224-2742 (endorsed Green New Deal with AOC - call to thank & voice support)
Please act today! Call or tweet for the Green New Deal! #greenNewDeal
This week 15,000 incredible, courageous and wonderful students walked out of school in every capital city and over 20 regional centres to demand that those in power take urgent action on the greatest threat to their generation: climate change. I can honestly say I think today was the best day of my life. Listening to all these young people speak, act and inspire one another was phenomenal. They have enormously powerful visions, talents and they act on their convictions. They are already planning next steps and are fired up to take back the power from the ground up to build a better, more just world for everyone. To all of you who are part of this, thank you - you are incredible, we have your backs 150% and this is the most exciting thing I reckon I have ever witnessed. #WatchThisSpace #ClimateStrike #HeartOverFlowing
On Dec. 9th and 10th, I'll be joining hundreds of young people from all over the country to gather in Washington, DC to talk to our Representatives about the Green New Deal before Congress leaves town for the year. This could be the last chance we have to put forward real climate solutions until...
I just signed a petition to Governor Charlie Baker: We, the undersigned, call for an immediate moratorium on logging on all Massachusetts state-owned lands, including woodlands, parklands, reserves, and watersheds managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and wildlife m...
Even the most ardent believers in climate change may not think they can have any effect on this global problem.But Grace Garmah, an Amherst-Pelham Regional High School student, has a different view: “You can do something about it,” she said.Garmah is...