Calendar

Monthly Gathering Details:

We alternate between Northampton and Amherst on the 4th MONDAY evening of each month from 7-9 pm. Northampton gatherings take place at the Unitarian Society of Northampton on Main St. Amherst gatherings take place at the Unitarian Meetinghouse on North Pleasant St (downtown).

Upcoming dates for Monthly Gathering:      Mon Nov 27 (Amherst) ; Mon Jan 22  2018 (Amherst); Mon Feb 26  2018 (Northampton)

If you want to add an event to this regional climate action calendar, please send an email to us at climateactionnowma@gmail.com or message us on facebook  ClimateActionNowMA

 Don’t forget the great EnviroShow on Valley Free Radio every Tues from 6-7 pm.
 Check out nofrackedgasinmass.org for every pipeline event.
 

Green Night: HeatSmart - A Community Program

Green Night: HeatSmart - A Community Program

Wednesday December 13th - 5:00pm - Wednesday December 13th - 8:00pm

Platform Sports Bar
125A Pleasant St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

For our December Green Night, we'll be learning about HeatSmart Northampton - A Community Program Bringing Efficient Heat Pumps to Homes. Join Chris Mason, Northampton’s Energy & Sustainability Officer, for a conversation on ways to increase the market share of cold climate air source heat pumps and other renewable thermal technologies. Grist for the conversation will include: a report by Chris on Northampton’s HeatSmart program (a Solarize-type program for air source heat pumps) that is running from September 2017 to the end of January 2018; and an overview of Northampton’s work to use public information on Northampton’s residential building stock and infrared scans of Northampton’s single family homes to identify micro-target messages to promote clean energy and energy efficient home improvements.

RSVP today!

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Green Night Schedule
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5:00-5:30 pm Meet in the Blue Goose Meeting Room to grab a drink, order food and chat with others.
5:30 pm Share news, events and any announcements.
6:00 pm The featured presentation begins with Q&A following.
7:00 pm Everyone is invited to move into the bar area to continue conversations, networking, and food and drink.
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National Homeless Persons Memorial Stand-Out

National Homeless Persons Memorial Stand-Out

Thursday December 21st - 3:00pm - Thursday December 21st - 5:00pm

310 State St, Springfield, MA 01105-1322, United States Map

107 interested  ·  35 going



PAST EVENTS

MA House Committee on Global Warming and Climate hearing

MA House Committee on Global Warming and Climate hearing

Monday December 11th - 11:00am - Monday December 11th - 2:00pm

Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA  02108 Map

In Room B1. Rep. Frank Smizik, Chair of the MA House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, will be holding an oversight hearing on the proposed APS biomass regs. This hearing is a result of efforts to hold DOER accountable for misleading the public on Big Biomass which is NOT truly renewable energy. Go to: www.pfpi.net/biomass-basics-2

36 interested  ·  2 going
Protest to Save Net Neutrality at Verizon Store in Hadley MA

Protest to Save Net Neutrality at Verizon Store in Hadley MA

Thursday December 7th - 3:30pm - Thursday December 7th - 6:30pm

360 Russel St. Hadley, MA 01035 Map

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Protest at a Verizon store against the rollback of net neutrality protections.

Join other Team Internet members, and other concerned locals, at the protest. Internet users outraged by top Verizon lawyer turned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality are planning to protest at Verizon retail stores across the country on Thursday, December 7th, one week before an expected vote at the FCC. Protesters will make it clear to members of Congress that the time is now to stand for net neutrality, not Verizon’s bottom line. And please remember, this event is about protesting actions of Verizon executives, lobbyists and their supporters in Washington, not the employees at these stores.

Please make and bring signs calling to protect Net Neutrality and stand in solidarity with us for an open internet for ALL.

P.S.: I couldn't find a Facebook version of this event hosted by Team Internet so I created it. I am not the actual organizer. Please view the original event and RSVP here act.demandprogress.org/event/team-internet/1604/signup/?source=fbshare
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Let the Landscape Speak

Let the Landscape Speak

Sunday December 3rd - 3:00pm - Sunday December 3rd - 5:00pm

Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West St
Amherst, MA  01002 Map

A benefit presentation sponsored by Climate Action Now will be held on December 3 at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst, MA, to raise funds for the protection of Indigenous sacred stone landscapes. Doug Harris, Narragansett Indian Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer is joined by Attorney Anne Marie Garti in an illustrated talk with a question and answer period.

Suggested donation is on a sliding scale of $5-$50, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go to the legal fund, which you can read more about here --> tinyurl.com/protectsacredstones
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Sandra Steingraber : Fracked Gas, PCBs, Our Health

Sandra Steingraber : Fracked Gas, PCBs, Our Health

Saturday December 2nd - 5:00pm - Saturday December 2nd - 7:00pm

Lenox Memorial High
197 East St
Lenox, MA  01240 Map

Join us on December 2nd for an evening with Sandra Steingraber, renowned ecologist and author. Steingraber will speak about how PCBs, fracked gas, and pipelines are impacting ecological and human health. She brings a clear, passionate voice to the complex evidence of biology.

This event is FREE and open to all.

Dr. Steingraber's 1997 book Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment changed the way we think about toxic chemicals and their connections to cancer. Living Downstream was based on by Steingraber's personal journey as a cancer survivor and her career as a scientist. In 2010 the book was released as a film.

Steingraber has written extensively about topics ranging from climate change and toxic chemical exposure to developmental and reproductive disorders.

Steingraber's other works include Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis, Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood, and Post Diagnosis. She also is featured in the recent documentary “Unfractured” as an activist speaking out about the environmental risks of fracking.
PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) are the toxic chemical that pollutes the Housatonic River and has contaminated the food chain of the earth. Fracked gas and the pipelines carrying that gas have been on the frontline of environmental debates as severe dangers to the environment.

The presentation begins at 5 PM and will be followed by a question and answer period, as well as a book-signing

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Special thanks to our many co-sponsors!
350MA - Berkshire Node, Berkshire Litchfield Environmental Council, CELDF, Clean Water Action, Climate Action Now - Pioneer Valley, Connecticut Chapter Sierra Club, Environment Mass, Food & Water Action, Housatonic Environmental Action League (HEAL), Housatonic Riverkeeper MA/CT, Mass Health Professionals for Clean Energy, Mass Power Forward, MassPLAN, Mothers Out Front - Pioneer Valley, NEGEF, PLAN-NE, Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline, Stop the Dumps!, Sugar Shack Alliance, Toxics Action Center
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Sustainability Social

Sustainability Social

Saturday December 2nd - 1:00pm - Saturday December 2nd - 3:00pm

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
127 Combs Rd
Easthampton, MA  01027 Map

Join Northeast Solar, Center for EcoTechnology, HeatSmart Northampton, and Mass Audubon for a Sustainability Social at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.

We will have electric cars on view, heating and cooling efficiency experts, solar power representatives and home energy savings pros on hand to discuss many aspect of sustainable living.

Enjoy food and refreshments and talk with industry leaders about the perks, discounts, rebates and tax credits available to you when considering sustainable options for your home or business.
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Springfield, MA Stand Up for the EPA day of action Friday Dec. 1

Springfield, MA Stand Up for the EPA day of action Friday Dec. 1

Friday December 1st - 11:00am - Friday December 1st - 12:30pm

Senator Markey & Warren's Springfield office: 1550 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103 Map

Trump wants to cut our U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget by more than 30 percent—but our Senators can stop this agenda dead as they prepare to vote on a spending bill the first week in December. We need to raise our voices and demand Senator Markey and Senator Warren do whatever is necessary to stop Republicans from making ANY cuts to the EPA’s budget! Join us Dec. 1 for a petition delivery rally in Springfield at Senator Markey and Warren’s office to show them we are counting on them to stand up for the EPA!

Did you know that the EPA was born out of mass social movements in the 60s, alongside many fights for justice, like civil rights? It is a product of hard fought grassroots efforts to safeguard our land, water, air and communities. Now in 2017, we need to ensure environmental protections aren’t eroded through a Senate budget vote this December.

Join us to stand up for our environmental protections!
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday November 27th - 7:00pm - Monday November 27th - 9:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)
121 N. Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 502
Amherst, MA  01002 Map

Come and Be Inspired: First Hand Reports on Mass Resistance at the recent UN Climate Talks in Bonn, COP 23

Terran Giacomini:
Organizer with the COP 23 La Vía Campesino delegation, a global movement of over 200 million small-scale farmers, peasants, fisherfolk, pastoralists, landless workers, women and youth seeking fundamental system change grounded in food sovereignty and agroecology.

Terran will focus on La Vía Campesina's participation in the 4,500 strong civil disobedience action on November 5 that shut down the Hambach lignite coal mine owned by the German energy company, RWE.

Andrea Schmid:
Member of the Sustain US youth delegation, the group that led hundreds of people in a walkout of the Trump administration’s fossil fuel panel at the UN Climate Talks- while coal and nuclear executives were pushing the Trump administration’s pro-fossil fuel agenda.

Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, November 27, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N Pleasant Street, Amherst, Mass
Handicap accessible and on a bus line

We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute, in our corner of the world, to the urgent fight against climate change . We love to meet newcomers, whether you are brand new to activism or have been doing this a long time. We do not have a membership or dues. People give of their time and talent when they see fit. You are welcome to join us!
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Sit In Against the Trump Tax Plan

Sit In Against the Trump Tax Plan

Monday November 27th - 12:00pm - Monday November 27th - 1:00pm

Northampton City Hall

Bring your top hat and come join us for a sit in at City Hall (downtown Northampton) to protest the Trump Tax Plan.

128 interested  ·  27 going
Uphold Paris, Uphold MAs Climate Legacy

Uphold Paris, Uphold MA's Climate Legacy

Saturday November 18th - 10:30am - Saturday November 18th - 12:00pm

Boston Common (directly behind the Robert Gould Shaw & the 54th Regiment Memorial, across from the Massachusetts State House) Map

HOW WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED?
WHAT WILL YOUR CLIMATE LEGACY BE?

Join us on November 18th to make history -- literally. During this interactive, inspiring, and family-friendly event, we'll record in a Time Capsule what Bay Staters love and are fighting to protect from climate change. We'll hold up the people and places most at risk from climate change and we'll ask Governor Baker to leave a climate legacy we can all be proud of by banning new fossil fuel infrastructure and committing us to a 100% renewable energy future!

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THE SITUATION:
This November, world leaders are gathering to decide what happens next now that Trump has pulled out of the Paris climate agreement. This is a historic moment, and a chance for all of us to reckon with our position on climate change. We need to send a message to the world that the United States will keep moving forward, even as Trump tries to drag us backwards.

TAKE ACTION: THE CLIMATE LEGACY TIME CAPSULE PROJECT
On November 18th, we are dedicating a “Climate Legacy Time Capsule” in Boston to mark this moment. (Yes! A real Time Capsule! Check it out: bit.ly/2z3X8fM). It will be opened in 2067, fifty years from now, so our children and grandchildren may know how we responded to the climate threat when it mattered most.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:
We ask that you bring to the event:
-An object (small enough to fit in your palm) representing "what you love and want to protect in the face of climate change" and/or pollution.
-A letter to the future (here are some prompts to help bit.ly/2h30Vyv).

Your letters and objects will get archived in the Time Capsule and leave a legacy of how the people of today are fighting to protect the health, safety and well-being of future generations.

Learn more at: www.climatetimecapsule.org

HOW GOVERNOR BAKER CAN PARTICIPATE:
You, Charlie Baker, have until Nov. 18th to do your part by signing an Executive Order to block new fossil fuel projects in our state. In addition to limiting climate change, this policy would transform Massachusetts for the better by ending sickening air and water pollution, and leading the way toward the 100% renewable energy future that will create thousands of good jobs.

If you meet our request, you are invited to join us on the 18th and contribute a letter to the time capsule. We would love nothing more than for you to stand alongside us, and be remembered as somebody who finally did the right thing.

If you refuse, we will record where you stand in the time capsule, and you will leave a legacy as just another cynical politician who fell far short. Your own descendents will have trouble fathoming how you could have done so little to protect them, when so much was needed.

It’s not too late to leave a different legacy. You have until November 18.

Read the Mass Power Forward Coalition Letter we presented to Governor Baker in September with our asks: bit.ly/2zvEOvX
Read the Youth Letter we delivered to Governor Baker on November 7th: bit.ly/2zPLp4J
Read the Draft Executive Order: bit.ly/2j2m0O9

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EVENT COSPONSORS INCLUDE:
- 350Mass for a Better Future
- Better Future Project
- Toxics Action Center
- Clean Water Action
- Mother's Out Front
- Climate Action Now
- Boston Latin School YouthCAN
- Divest Clark
- Boston Latin School's High School Democrats
- The Enviro Show (WXOJ & WMCB)

WOULD YOUR ORGANIZATION LIKE TO COSPONSOR THE EVENT?
We'd love to have you join us in supporting this project and event! Contact: Brian Stilwell at brian@sunrisemovement.org to get listed as a co-sponsor.

QUESTIONS?
Contact: Brian Stilwell at brian@sunrisemovement.org
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An Inconvenient Sequel Movie Night

An Inconvenient Sequel Movie Night

Thursday November 16th - 7:00pm

Blackbox Theatre, Northampton High School

The Environmental Club is hosting a movie night! We'll be showing "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," the long awaited sequel to Al Gore's famous documentary on climate change, "An Inconvenient Truth." Tickets will be $3, and there will be baked goods, pizza, and drinks! All proceeds will be going to a new hydration station on the 3rd floor.

12 interested  ·  7 going