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Carbon Pricing - A Key to Solving Golbal Warming in Massachusetts. 
May 8 Forum at Westfield State University
STANDING STRONG FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. 
Thats our special focus at the CAN  gathering tomorrow evening, Monday Apr 24.. All are welcome!
 
Guest Speakers 
 
Andrea Freeman, MS, Field Director for  Mass Public Health Association (MPHA).
Organizes to advance goals of combatting racism, reducing poverty and integrating health into state and local policies - including transportation policies.
 
Patrick Burke, PVTA Advisory Board Rider Representative, UFCW Local 1459
Organizer, Hampshire-Franklin Central Labor Council President
 
Presentation followed by working groups including: 

Action on Public Transportation, Stopping Pipelines, Poor Peoples Campaign, State & Municipal Climate Action, Welcome and Orientation Group and more!

Meeting is 7-9 pm - In Northampton at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence. Mon Apr 24.
(Pic from transportation.gov)
Northampton Environmental club journeyed to the climate march in DC last spring.  (Pic from the 350.org post-event video roundup)
The enviro club is honoring earth day with a local clean up event at 12:30 on the bike path behind Stop & Shop.
Our monthly gathering takes place tomorrow, Mon April 23 in Northampton. 

Topics:  Supporting Public Transportation, Stopping Pipelines, Poor Peoples Campaign, State & Municipal Climate Action, Welcome and Orientation Group and much more! 

First-timer, old-timer, dabbler or regular, you are welcome. Feel the warmth of community and the power of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering 
             Monday, April 23
              7 to 9 PM
              Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
              220 Main Street, Northampton
 Accessible and on a bus line
Important environmental justice issue!!
4/23 Earth day panel in Springfield with Iris Morales
(Also on 4/22 in Wendell)

CLIMATE JUSTICE and DEMOCRACY
in WESTERN MASS. – AND PUERTO RICO with Iris Morales
Wendell EARTH DAY 2018 in Wendell
Sunday, April 22, 5pm,
Wendell Town Hall, 6 Center St., Wendell, MA

This Earth Day, people in Western Mass. will share their stories with longtime activist, writer and publisher Iris Morales, visiting Western Mass. for Earth Day 2018 events: on
Sunday, April 22, in rural Franklin County, and
Monday, April 23, in Springfield

“This critical situation is a defining and turning point in Puerto Rican history,” Iris wrote last fall. “Hurricanes Irma and Maria have laid bare the result of centuries of colonial control, austerity, and exploitation. But people in Puerto Rico are organizing themselves, creating communities of support.” During her visits to the island since the disasters, she was “filled with a mix of emotions from rage to sadness and compassion.
I gained strength and inspiration from the resiliency of the Puerto Rican men, women, and children bringing their creativity to overcome extraordinarily difficult circumstances, and showing love and kindness to each other.”

Sponsored by the: Wendell Energy Committee; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; North Quabbin Energy; ARISE for Social Justice, Springfield
Potluck community supper at 7
For more on Iris Morales, see irismoralesnyc.wordpress.com
For information on this event, to register children for Earth Day play and children’s program, contact: Anna Gyorgy, agyorgy@wloe.org tel: 1-978-544-3686
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04/13/18

The Poor Peoples Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival is gearing up locally with Non-violent direct Action trainings every month.  Sign up Here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2SmbDT6Yf0aBr8ndBzA7wVuML5Du_XxxXG13jrSeGKy22Sg/viewform

and find out more about the movement at poorpeoplescampaign.org

CLIMATE JUSTICE and DEMOCRACY
in WESTERN MASS. – AND PUERTO RICO with Iris Morales
Wendell EARTH DAY 2018 in Wendell
Sunday, April 22, 5pm,
Wendell Town Hall, 6 Center St., Wendell, MA

This Earth Day, people in Western Mass. will share their stories with longtime activist, writer and publisher Iris Morales, visiting Western Mass. for Earth Day 2018 events: on
Sunday, April 22, in rural Franklin County, and
Monday, April 23, in Springfield

“This critical situation is a defining and turning point in Puerto Rican history,” Iris wrote last fall. “Hurricanes Irma and Maria have laid bare the result of centuries of colonial control, austerity, and exploitation. But people in Puerto Rico are organizing themselves, creating communities of support.” During her visits to the island since the disasters, she was “filled with a mix of emotions from rage to sadness and compassion.
I gained strength and inspiration from the resiliency of the Puerto Rican men, women, and children bringing their creativity to overcome extraordinarily difficult circumstances, and showing love and kindness to each other.”

Sponsored by the: Wendell Energy Committee; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; North Quabbin Energy; ARISE for Social Justice, Springfield
Potluck community supper at 7
For more on Iris Morales, see irismoralesnyc.wordpress.com
For information on this event, to register children for Earth Day play and children’s program, contact: Anna Gyorgy, agyorgy@wloe.org tel: 1-978-544-3686
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04/09/18

CLIMATE JUSTICE and DEMOCRACY
in WESTERN MASS. – AND PUERTO RICO with Iris Morales
Wendell EARTH DAY 2018 in Wendell
Sunday, April 22, 5pm, 
Wendell Town Hall, 6 Center St., Wendell, MA

This Earth Day, people in Western Mass. will share their stories with longtime activist, writer and publisher Iris Morales, visiting Western Mass. for Earth Day 2018 events: on
Sunday, April 22, in rural Franklin County, and 
Monday, April 23, in Springfield

“This critical situation is a defining and turning point in Puerto Rican history,” Iris wrote last fall. “Hurricanes Irma and Maria have laid bare the result of centuries of colonial control, austerity, and exploitation. But people in Puerto Rico are organizing themselves, creating communities of support.” During her visits to the island since the disasters, she was “filled with a mix of emotions from rage to sadness and compassion.
I gained strength and inspiration from the resiliency of the Puerto Rican men, women, and children bringing their creativity to overcome extraordinarily difficult circumstances, and showing love and kindness to each other.”

Sponsored by the: Wendell Energy Committee; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; North Quabbin Energy; ARISE for Social Justice, Springfield
Potluck community supper at 7
For more on Iris Morales, see irismoralesnyc.wordpress.com
For information on this event, to register children for Earth Day play and children’s program, contact: Anna Gyorgy, agyorgy@wloe.org tel: 1-978-544-3686

NA MU MYO HO REN GE KYO

What: Presentation- “The Polluter Does Not Pay: The Crime of US Military Pollution on Foreign Bases”

When: Thursday, April 12, 7-8:30PM

Where: Mt. Toby Friends Meetinghouse

Background
The majority of Superfund sites in the US are active and abandoned military bases and military industrial complex sites. What of 800+ US foreign bases, where the United State military is not obliged to comply with US environmental regulations, nor with those of the country colonized with our bases?


Pat Hynes will speak and show slides about the toxic military environments the US has developed, and in some cases, abandoned on their foreign military bases. She will draw examples from former and current bases in the Philippines, Okinawa, Japan, Vieques, P.R., Iraq and Vietnam, among many others.

Please come and learn about this important, often hidden casualty of militarism and the war machine, unchecked pollution on hundreds of foreign military bases. Pat Hynes is highly qualified to teach us about this issue. Come and support her important work in the world!

A Q & a follows the program.
Contact:
Patricia Hynes-Presenter - hphynes@gmail.com,
Beth Adams – Organizer – eadams333@gmail.com,

Pat Hynes worked as a Superfund engineer for the US EPA New England. A retired Professor of Environmental Health, she directs the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice in Western Massachusetts.

This event is co-sponsored by: Mt. Toby Peace and Social Concerns and Climate Witness Committees, Arise For Social Justice, Climate Action Now-Western Mass., The New England Peace Pagoda, Resistance Center of Western Mass., and Traprock Ctr. for Peace and Justice.


The event is free-of-charge, however, donations are always welcome to support Pat's wonderful work in the world. Ample free parking is available adjacent to the Meetinghouse.
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04/09/18

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