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!

Check out our newsletter!

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.

Pipeline: Rep Kulik’s comments from the Boston DPU hearing May 26

Stephen Kulik: I’m Representative Stephen Kulik, and I represent the First Franklin District in Western Massachusetts.  My district includes 2 communities that are served by Berkshire Gas Company and 6 communities where the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline would be located.   I have filed a joint petition with the Pipe Line Awareness Network for the Northeast …

Continue reading »

Gazette article – grassroots efforts featuring Climate Action Now/350MA

Earth Matters: Climate change: A local group takes on a global issue   René Théberge A Climate Justice Coalition demonstration in Springfield, October 2014″ By Susan Théberge and Darcy DuMont Gazette Contributing Writers Friday, May 22, 2015 (Published in print: Saturday, May 23, 2015) The year 2014 was the warmest ever recorded. Every region of …

Continue reading »

Northampton Democratic City Committee Passes Carbon Pricing Resolution

On Saturday, May 16, at its annual meeting, the Northampton Democratic City Committee unanimously endorsed a resolution calling on the Massachusetts legislature to pass a carbon fee and rebate bill to cut emissions by placing a state fee on fossil fuel energy entering the state. An important aspect of this resolution is that it supports …

Continue reading »

Amherst Town Meeting Passes Resolution Concerning Pipeline

Tonight,   AMHERST TOWN MEETING PASSES RESOLUTION CONCERNING TGP PIPELINE Text of the resolution: WHEREAS, a proposed high pressure pipeline carrying natural gas obtained through hydraulic fracturing (“fracked gas”), currently called the ‘Northeast Energy Direct’ project, of Kinder Morgan / Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (the “TGP Pipeline”), would run through many communities in western Massachusetts; …

Continue reading »

You are warmly invited to attend our Climate Action NOW/350MASS monthly gathering!

Climate Action NOW/350MASS monthly gathering! Mon, May 18 in Amherst. We have a small window of time in which to preserve life as we know it. Now is the time to get involved in building a huge and unstoppable grassroots movement with the power to create the changes we need to successfully address the magnitude …

Continue reading »

What’s New in Campaign to Pass Fair Carbon Pricing

If you’re interested in working with us to get Fair Carbon Pricing legislation passed, join us at the next   Climate Action Now general meeting.  Monday May 18, 7-9 pm at the Unitarian Society in Amherst. Petition: we now have a hard-copy petition that’s easy for you to obtain online! This is a great way for …

Continue reading »

Action Needed TODAY Tues May 12

Important Call-in Action to Support Solar Energy for Massachusetts We need your help to save one of the Commonwealth’s most successful solar programs: net metering.  Make two calls: Call your elected officials today. You’ll find phone numbers and an easy call script here. http://votesolar.org/campaigns/state-campaigns/massachusetts/tell-your-legislators-let-solar-grow/  www.votesolar.org

PIPELINE update 4/30/2015: Urgent Action Needed!

PIPELINE: Urgent Action Needed! Three gas companies (gas LDCs) serving customers in different parts of the Commonwealth have formally requested permission from the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Utilities (DPU) to buy gas from the proposed Kinder Morgan/TGP pipeline–the Northeast Energy Direct, or NED. Cases before the DPU are known as dockets. If these contracts to …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

Older posts «