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.

Check out our newsletter!

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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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Carbon Pricing in Three Paragraphs

Most economists agree that putting a price on carbon is a more efficient way to reduce emissions compared to other policies. (Here’s a good source for that).  This would be done with a fee or a tax that makes dirty energy more expensive plus a rebate or dividend to get the money back. For example, …

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February Featured Climate Actions

This month’s suggested climate actions are perfect for the cold winter days and evenings this month. These 4-tiered featured actions are brought to you by the Climate Action Group of the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence. Personal: Get out in nature! Yes, even in the cold and snow! Especially in the snow! Breathe in the …

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Update on Carbon Pricing: One Big Step Forward, Many More to Go

To advance the cause of pricing carbon in MA, the most important thing you can do to help is to contact your legislators. When we meet with legislators, we hear a consistent message. First, they tell us how much they value our views. Meeting with legislators is a powerful act in MA. Second, they appreciate …

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Keystone XL Pipeline: We’re Ready to Act!

(The following national newsletter was emailed by Scott Parkin, Senior Campaigner, Climate Program, Rainforest Action Network (RAN). This organization, along with Credo and now, 350.org, are leading a national coalition to plan Keystone XL Pipeline actions.) Hey friends – Here’s the latest updates on Keystone XL. A lot is moving within the State Dept., the …

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