Calendar

Monthly Gathering Details:  We alternate between Northampton and Amherst on the 4th MONDAY evening of each month from 7-9 pm (or til 8:30 if it’s a virtual gathering).  All are welcome!

  • Northampton gatherings will take place at First Churches on 129 Main St.  (enter side door)
  • Amherst gatherings take place at the Unitarian Meetinghouse on N. Pleasant St (downtown).

2020 upcoming dates for our monthly gathering (4th Monday of the month from 7 pm – 9 pm) Note: We’ve been have wonderful virtual gatherings via ZOOM during the time of COVID closure. Look out for zoom registration details before the next meeting in our newsletter or on facebook.

May 25 in Amherst * June 22 in Northampton * July 27 in Amherst * August 24 in Northampton * September 28 in Amherst * October 26 in Northampton * November 23 in Amherst * December 28 in Northampton

Working group meetings take place at other times in the month. Check out nofrackedgasinmass.com for regional pipeline events.  / EnviroShow on Valley Free Radio every Tues from 6-7 pm.

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Beyond Stopping Emissions: Agricultural Climate Change Mitigation with Eric Toensmeier

Beyond Stopping Emissions: Agricultural Climate Change Mitigation with Eric Toensmeier

Tuesday December 1st - 7:00pm - Tuesday December 1st - 8:30pm

Climate Action Now Presents the 3rd talk in our series:
Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration

Agricultural Climate Change Mitigation with Eric Toensmeier

Tuesday, December 1, 2020. 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

An overview of agriculture as a source of emissions and its potential to reduce emissions and sequester carbon. Part of a "balanced breakfast" of climate change mitigation that includes transformation of transport, industry, electricity and other sectors.
Eric Toensmeier is the Director of the Perennial Agriculture Institute, Senior Fellow with Global Evergreening Alliance, former Senior Fellow with Project Drawdown, author of The Carbon Farming Solution
REGISTER HERE:
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdeugqT4sGtQQC6WGPuSflT-DpvWV5XIo
The talks are free, but registration is required for EACH meeting

Coming in January:
Getting to Know the Soils of Massachusetts and Why It Matters
with Ralph Baker

Coming in February:
“Carbon Farming”: Impact of Agrochemicals on Soils and Climate
with Ed Stockman
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Beyond Stopping Emissions: Agricultural Climate Change Mitigation with Eric Toensmeier

Beyond Stopping Emissions: Agricultural Climate Change Mitigation with Eric Toensmeier

Tuesday December 1st - 7:00pm - Tuesday December 1st - 8:30pm

Climate Action Now Presents the 3rd talk in our series:
Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration

Agricultural Climate Change Mitigation with Eric Toensmeier

Tuesday, December 1, 2020. 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

An overview of agriculture as a source of emissions and its potential to reduce emissions and sequester carbon. Part of a "balanced breakfast" of climate change mitigation that includes transformation of transport, industry, electricity and other sectors.
Eric Toensmeier is the Director of the Perennial Agriculture Institute, Senior Fellow with Global Evergreening Alliance, former Senior Fellow with Project Drawdown, author of The Carbon Farming Solution
REGISTER HERE:
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdeugqT4sGtQQC6WGPuSflT-DpvWV5XIo
The talks are free, but registration is required for EACH meeting

Coming in January:
Getting to Know the Soils of Massachusetts and Why It Matters
with Ralph Baker

Coming in February:
“Carbon Farming”: Impact of Agrochemicals on Soils and Climate
with Ed Stockman
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6 interested  ·  4 going
CAN November monthly gathering: our path forward

CAN November monthly gathering: our path forward

Monday November 23rd - 7:00pm - Monday November 23rd - 8:30pm

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday, November 23
7 to 8:30 via Zoom

Our Path Forward:
Intensifying our efforts from the local to the national


*Special Guest: Jackie Velez
Racial Justice Organizer for Massachusetts Jobs with Justice

* A message from Cindy Wiesner, Executive Director of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

*Engaging with Georgia: Flipping the Senate

*Time together in small groups

Register here in advance:
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcuGsqT8vEtGpw5eF6Tz6ZhAotG3wStv3

You will receive a confirmation email containing your link for joining the meeting
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Florence Friday Weekly Standout: Defend Black Lives 2-3pm

Florence Friday Weekly Standout: Defend Black Lives 2-3pm

Friday November 13th - 2:00pm - Friday November 13th - 3:00pm

Corner of Rt 66 & Florence Rd. Florence, MA Map Climate Action Now ...

Climate Action Now Invites You to Join a Weekly Standout from 2-3 pm.

DEFEND BLACK LIVES

*Every Friday, *Weather permitting
2-3 pm
Corner of Rt 66 & Florence Rd
Florence

Wear a mask, bring a sign & spread out to maintain physical distance

We plan to stand out every Friday on this corner from 2-3 pm.
We know that the climate crisis will multiply any injustice, including racism.

Vote Against Extinction

Vote Against Extinction

Saturday October 31st - 11:30am - Saturday October 31st - 1:00pm

Main St & King St, Northampton

This November's election will have massive implications for the climate emergency and life on our planet. Join Extinction Rebellion Western MA as we remind our community of all that's at stake!

We'll gather on Halloween for a socially distanced stand out along main street in Northampton in masks and costumes representing species that are extinct or endangered (resources below) and messages about how we must vote against extinction. Visit our website for more details at xrwesternmass.org.

Please let us know if you can participate! Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084dafa623a6fc1-vote

Endangered & Extinct Animals:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_extinct_species
awionline.org/content/list-endangered-species

Resources for making masks and hats:
www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Any-Shape-Papier-Mch-Mask/
intheloopknitting.com/animal-hat-knitting-patterns/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l2DehRrQEs
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October Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering Zoom

October Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering Zoom

Monday October 26th - 7:00pm - Monday October 26th - 8:30pm

online

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, October 26, 2020
7 PM via Zoom

Preparing for Post-Election Mass Mobilizations

The Frontline/Rising Majority
&
Protect the Results

Post-election organizing within a climate justice framework

Advance registration here
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdeCvqjMuGtA7f52RAA_nYghZ4EQJgjqo%C2%A0

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the meeting.

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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 of Western Massachusetts Monthly Gathering
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 working for change for 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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Florence Friday Weekly Standout: Defend Black Lives

Florence Friday Weekly Standout: Defend Black Lives

Friday October 9th - 4:00pm - Saturday October 10th - 5:00pm

Corner of Rt 66 & Florence Rd. Florence, MA Map Climate Action Now ...

Climate Action Now Invites You to Join a Weekly Standout

DEFEND BLACK LIVES

*Every Friday, *Weather permitting
4-5 pm
Corner of Rt 66 & Florence Rd
Florence

Wear a mask, bring a sign & spread out to maintain physical distance

We plan to stand out every Friday on this corner from 4-5 pm.
We know that the climate crisis will multiply any injustice, including racism.

The Magic & the Mysteries of Climate, Soil, Plants & Trees

The Magic & the Mysteries of Climate, Soil, Plants & Trees

Tuesday October 6th - 7:00pm - Tuesday October 6th - 8:30pm

Welcome to the second talk in the Farms, Forests & Food Systems Soil Speaker Series

The Magic & the Mysteries of Climate, Soil, Plants & Trees
How soil and plants help create our amazing climate and how we can help them restore it

October 6th from 7-8:30 pm via Zoom

Presented by Kate O'Connor, long-time homesteader, educator, musician & part of Climate Action Now. Kate has a passionate interest in getting people excited and hopeful about the potential for helping heal climate change by removing damaging atmospheric climate gasses and storing them in plants and healthy soils.

Register in advance for this meeting
here:
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtfuqrqz8tH9Qkc89l25Q-4HPEk0-kEP1u%C2%A0

You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This event is the second in a new series of presentations entitled

Beyond Stopping Emissions: How Healthy Soil and Plants Can Restore Climate Balance

Learn more at climateactionnowma.org/farms-forests-food/
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September Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering Zoom

September Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering Zoom

Tuesday September 29th - 7:00pm - Tuesday September 29th - 8:30pm

online

TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY!
Sep 29 7 pm -8:30 via Zoom

The Election of our Lifetime: A Call to Action

Acting strategically in the critical, final weeks leading up to the election
Small group discussions
The road ahead: our post election future
Music, connection, community

Register in advance for this meeting:

us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdeusrzMjEtGLxWXtEV3Lnkv9No10CMHF

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the meeting.

Note: this is a departure from our usual date of 4th monday of the month meeting.

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 of Western Massachusetts Monthly Gathering
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 working for change for 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!
... See MoreSee Less

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Stop Polluting Springfield Biomass Incinerator

Stop Polluting Springfield Biomass Incinerator

Thursday September 3rd - 4:30pm - Thursday September 3rd - 5:30pm

City Hall Pl, Springfield, MA 01103, United States Map Stop Polluting ...

Stop Polluting Springfield Biomass Incinerator
Thursday 9/3 at Springfield City Hall. 4:30 pm
Please wear a mask and stay 6 ft apart.
(Severe weathe4 backup date: 9/4 )
Text your name to (413) 214-5100 to get involved with the campaign.

12 interested  ·  11 going
Beyond Stopping Emissions Series #1: Lawns Into Meadows

Beyond Stopping Emissions Series #1: Lawns Into Meadows

Tuesday September 1st - 7:00pm - Tuesday September 1st - 8:30pm

The Farming, Forests and Food Systems working group (F3) of Climate Action Now Western Mass is launching a virtual speaker series Beyond Stopping Emissions: How Healthy Soil and Plants Can Restore Climate Balance.

Our first event is Lawns Into Meadows by Owen Wormser
Tuesday, September 1st from 7:00 - 8:30 PM via Zoom. Register here to get the link: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYude2spj8oHNT7_S4YmwhOjtQf0V8nP0RM%C2%A0%20%20A

In a world where lawns wreak havoc on our natural ecosystems, landscape designer Owen Wormser encourages another approach. Meadows create wildlife and pollinator habitat. They’re low maintenance and low cost. They have a built-in resilience that helps them weather climate extremes and they can sequester loads of carbon. They’re also really beautiful all year long.

Owen will draw from his recent book, Lawns Into Meadows, Growing a Regenerative Landscape, and will explain how to plant an organic meadow that’s right for your site. He will also share advice on how to prepare your plot and how to come up with the right design. After his presentation, he’ll answer questions.

Owen Wormser was born and raised off the grid in rural Maine, surrounded by the presence of the natural world. That connection inspired Owen to pursue a career working with plants and design. He received a landscape architecture degree in 1998 and since then, he has been designing and building landscapes with a focus on sustainability, regeneration, and beauty.

Owen's work is rooted in perspective and expertise drawn from landscape architecture, horticulture, permaculture, organic agriculture and ecology. Based in Western Massachusetts, his company, Abound Design provides design, consulting and installation services.
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