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Monthly Gathering Details:

We alternate between Northampton and Amherst on the 4th MONDAY evening of each month from 7-9 pm. LOCATION CHANGE:  Northampton gatherings will take place at First Churches on 129 Main St.       Amherst gatherings take place at the Unitarian Meetinghouse on North Pleasant St (downtown).

Upcoming dates for Monthly Gathering:     Mon August 27 (Northampton),  Mon Sep 24 (Amherst),  Mon Oct 22  (Northampton), Mon Nov 26 (Amherst) 2018

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

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2018 Sustainability Summit & Annual Meeting

2018 Sustainability Summit & Annual Meeting

Saturday December 8th - 2:30pm - Saturday December 8th - 8:30pm

TechSpring - The Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center
1350 Main St, Fl 5th
Springfield, MA  01103 Map

Sustainability Summit comes to Springfield, Massachusetts

Co-op Power along with a number of local organizations have organized a Sustainability Summit in Springfield, MA on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Co-op Power’s Annual Sustainability Summit is a great opportunity to share ideas with like-minded people on topics from green business development and community finance to grassroots activism and social justice.

We expect vibrant discussions about our society and our environment centered around our theme, "Energy Democracy”, with 2 dynamic keynote speakers and workshops throughout the day. If you are passionate about the environment and social justice then you have a place at the Summit to add to the excitement and expertise!

Special guest, Denise Fairchild, is President of Emerald Cities Collaborative, and works to green our cities, build resilient local economies and ensure equity inclusion in both the process and outcomes of a new green and healthy economy. She will inspire with success stories of communities building energy democracy from across the US and beyond.
Sandra Steingraber - Biologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, speaks about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment. Steingraber has been named a Woman of the Year by Ms. Magazine, a Person of the Year by Treehugger, and one of 25 “Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by the Utne Reader. She has served time in jail for civil disobedience demonstrating against natural gas fracking. Through her own stories she connects environmental pollution with human health and the environment. She has brought her compelling invitation to take action now to groups across the country and around the world. She will inspire you to take actio

Features include a tour of Wellspring Harvest, a quarter acre hydroponic greenhouse in Indian Orchard growing greens and herbs and information about Wellspring Cooperative a non-profit that is building a network of worker-owned co-ops to provide jobs and wealth building opportunities in Springfield's underserved communities. Workshops will take place on worker co-ops, a hands-on workshop on how to talk about climate change effectively, and a workshop on expanding the concept of community energy aggregation to include energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.

The Sustainability Summit is being presented in collaboration with Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, Climate Action Now, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Wellspring Cooperative, ARISE for Social Justice, Western Mass Community Choice Energy, and The Energy Democracy National Tour 2018.

Co-op Power is a decentralized network of Community Energy Co-ops (CEC) organized to to build a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future. It has raised $10M in tax equity to finance solar for non-profits and community solar projects across New York and New England. They have been awarded a competitive bid for 2MW of low-income community solar in NYC and and have an 8 MW pipeline of solar projects under development. In a time of climate crisis and economic disparity, this network of Community Energy Co-ops is making a difference.

Join us at TechSpring, 1350 Main Street, 5th Floor, Springfield, MA on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 2:30-8:30 pm.

Registration is free. Donations are accepted to offset the cost of the meal. For more information or to RSVP call 413-772-8898 or toll free 877-266-7543, or email olive@cooppower.coop

RSVP to Reserve Your Place Now! www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoopPower
Sandra Steingraber Denise Fairchild Emerald Cities Collaborative Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Wellspring Harvest Greenhouse
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NOV Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

NOV Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday November 26th - 7:00pm - Monday November 26th - 9:00pm

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

November gathering is in Amherst.
We'll post here on the focus of the meeting and/or the presentation once it's planned.

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, Sep 24, 2018
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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Walk & Talk w Rep. McGovern about Green New Deal Resolution

Walk & Talk w Rep. McGovern about Green New Deal Resolution

Tuesday November 20th - 3:00pm - Tuesday November 20th - 4:00pm

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory
281 Greenfield Rd
South Deerfield, MA  01373 Map

Join us as young people take the lead delivering an important birthday message to Rep. McGovern as he finishes the 43 mile Monte's March for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

We will gather on the walk route at Magic Wings, Deerfield (Rt 5) at 3 pm.

We will urge Rep. McGovern to join the 10 congresspeople, including John Lewis, who have already endorsed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Resolution for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal. (You can read the Resolution here.)"

We'll hold signs saying "Support the Green New Deal" and "We need green jobs".

We will chat with Rep McGovern for a few blocks about the connection between hunger and rapid climate change / global overheating.

From the Sunrise Movement:

"We need to tell our representatives that their constituents support a Green New Deal, a national climate plan that actually meets the scale of the climate crisis with the urgency that science and justice demands.

Sign up here to urge our leaders to endorse Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Resolution for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal. (You can read the Resolution here: ocasio2018.com/gnd)
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OCT Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

OCT Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday October 22nd - 7:00pm - Monday October 22nd - 9:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts
129 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Oct gathering is in Northampton
We'll post here on the focus of the meeting and/or the presentation once it's planned.

Please join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed!
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,August 27, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Accessible/on bus line
NEW LOCATION First Churches,Main St, Northampton

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Second reading against the pipeline!

Second reading against the pipeline!

Thursday October 18th - 7:00pm - Thursday October 18th - 10:00pm

Northampton City Council
210 Main St Rm 18
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Huge public support swept in a unanimous vote in the first reading of the "Resolution Opposing the Expansion of Gas Infrastructure and Calling for Increased Development and Implementation of Clean and Renewable Energy Sources". This Thursday we will finish the job at the second reading. Come and speak out or give silent support to our councilors who are leading our city in the struggle against climate change.

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Easthampton climate change working group

Easthampton climate change working group

Monday October 15th - 7:00pm - Monday October 15th - 9:00pm

12 Knight Avenue, 2nd Floor Map

We are in the midst of a climate emergency and we must act!

We invite you to join us in developing an Easthampton working group dedicated to raising climate change awareness, promoting available strategies to reduce methane and carbon emissions (e.g., energy efficiency, conservation, and the conversion of all residences and buildings to efficient and sustainable heating and cooling methods), and resisting the development of new, unnecessary, and expensive gas pipeline infrastructure.

An immediate threat to our community is the Columbia Gas Reliability Project. With an estimated cost of $24 million (paid for by ratepayers), it would bring more gas, much of it fracked, to the Connecticut River Valley. This would result in increased gas-burning, heightened carbon and methane emissions, and worsening air pollution. Huge investment in new, expensive gas pipeline infrastructure is a dangerous and outdated answer to meeting our energy needs. Cities and towns near Easthampton are mobilizing to end gas pipeline infrastructure expansion while calling for repair of existing leak-prone pipes. The recent explosions and fires in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover make this effort all the more compelling.

Please come to our first organizing meeting to discuss what actions we can take in Easthampton to prevent catastrophic climate disruption. RSVP - conniedaw@gmail.com
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Northampton City Council: stop pipeline expansion; yes renewable

Northampton City Council: stop pipeline expansion; yes renewable

Thursday October 4th - 7:00pm - Thursday October 4th - 8:00pm

Northampton City Council - Public Comments Map

Join us to oppose new gas pipelines.
*Support the Northampton City Council as it votes on
a Resolution opposing the Columbia Gas pipeline
expansion and instead calling for more clean energy
in our City.
*Columbia Gas wants to build more pipes to deliver
more gas to our region. We know that gas is
dangerous, toxic, and causes climate change. We
face a climate emergency. This is not where our
dollars should be spent.
*Please come to City Council chambers (behind City
Hall) Thursday, October 4 at 7 pm. There will be a
public comment period at the beginning of the
meeting if you would like to speak in support of the
Resolution.
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Stop Local Pipeline Expansion: An Organizing Forum

Stop Local Pipeline Expansion: An Organizing Forum

Tuesday September 25th - 7:00pm - Tuesday September 25th - 8:30pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts
129 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Stop Local Pipeline Expansion: An Organizing Forum

Columbia Gas plans to build new fossil fuel infrastructure here at ratepayer expense

A panel of speakers; Q&A; how and why on getting involved in our local effort to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7:00 pm.
First Churches Sanctuary, 129 Main St. Northampton

Join experts in pipelines, climate change, and public health to explore alternatives and learn how to get involved.

With special guests Jo Comerford, Lindsay Sabadosa and Northampton City Council President Ryan O’Donnell.
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SEPT Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

SEPT Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday September 24th - 7:00pm - Monday September 24th - 9:00pm

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

September gathering is in Amherst

Special Guest: Mindy Domb, Unopposed Democratic Candidate for State Rep in Third Hampshire District

The Growing Columbia Gas Pipeline Resistance, Legislation group,
and more...

Everyone is warmly invited!

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, Sep 24, 2018
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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Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice 2018!

Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice 2018!

Saturday September 8th - 1:00pm - Saturday September 8th - 3:00pm

Institute Park, Worcester, Massachusetts
100 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA  01609 Map

On September 8th, after months of organizing and movement-building, the Peoples Climate Movement and hundreds of partners from across the US and around the world, will bring tens of thousands of people into the streets to show our leaders that we demand real action on climate change.

Will you join us Worcester?

We will be holding a Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice in Institute Park after the Worcester Pride Parade! We’re working on alternative, clean transportation between events in the afternoon. Stay tuned for details.

Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice is a collaboration of 350 Central Mass, Mothers Out Front, Clean Water Action, Sierra Club and RENEW Worcester!

actionnetwork.org/events/rise-up-for-climate-jobs-and-justice-rally
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Boston RISE for Climate, Jobs, Immigrant Rights, & Justice

Boston RISE for Climate, Jobs, Immigrant Rights, & Justice

Saturday September 8th - 12:00pm - Saturday September 8th - 5:00pm

East Boston Memorial Park, 143 Porter St, Boston, MA 02128 Map

BOSTON: Nos Laventamos Por El Clima, Los Trabajos, La Inmigración y La Justicia. (Español abajo. Translación será dado en Español durante todo el evento / Spanish translation provided throughout entire event.)

We are at a crossroads. Our planet, livelihoods, and democracy are under attack. The cost of climate change is impossible to ignore. Just in the U.S. in 2017, there were 16 extreme weather catastrophes that caused over $1 billion in damages. The human toll of climate change is unbearable, and on the frontlines of this crisis are low-wage workers, immigrants, low-income people, people of color, and Indigenous peoples. But frontline communities have also always been at the forefront of change, and on Sept. 8 they will RISE for justice.

Right here in East Boston--a majority Latinx immigrant community--the sea level is rising, the streets are flooding, laborers are being hospitalized from heat waves, hurricanes are displacing families from their home countries, and now Eversource plans to build a high-voltage electric substation in a densely populated, flood prone area next to 8 million gallons of jet fuel, posing a serious risk of explosion. The frontline of the climate crisis is in our backyard, and MA residents are using this global day of action to stand in solidarity with the community and GreenRoots’ grassroots resistance against this facility and promote safer, greener, and more equitable alternatives.

On Sept. 8, a coalition of over 20 faith, labor, racial justice, immigrant rights, youth, climate action, and environmental justice groups are coming together in East Boston to join forces across movements to build long-term collective power for Climate, Jobs, Immigrant Rights, and Justice in MA. We demand: 100% Clean and Renewable Future; Economic Opportunity for Everyone; Prioritizing a Just Resilience, Relief and Recovery; Union Wages that Support a Family; Pollution-Free Communities and Workplaces; Protection of Workers; Dignity, Respect, & Permanent Protection for all Immigrants.

To change everything it takes everyone. On Sept. 8, as governors, mayors, and corporate reps meet at the Global Climate Action Summit in CA—and as our own Governor & Legislature in MA continue to accept money from the fossil fuel industry and then fail to enact common sense climate and immigration reforms—we’ll prove that real climate leadership rises from the grassroots up and doesn’t leave anyone behind.

Schedule:
11:30 - 12pm: Gather near gazebo, HONK! music
12 - 1pm: RALLY
1 - 4pm: PEOPLE’S SCHOOL (outdoor teach-ins, art activities, music, games for kids, and more!)
4 - 5pm: MARCH to proposed Eversource substation site & epic aerial photo along Chelsea Creek

East Boston Memorial Park is directly next to Airport T stop on the Blue Line (1 minute walk). There will be food vendors, Spanish translation, childcare during the People's School, and a playground for kids to play! Please contact bianca@betterfutureproject.org about any accessibility questions, FAQ here: tinyurl.com/RISEBosFAQ

Volunteer Form: goo.gl/forms/Ab6IygF0LM96O3Er2

Full list of organizations involved on our official RSVP page: tinyurl.com/BosRISE4CJJ
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BOSTON: Nos Laventamos Por El Clima, Los Trabajos, La Inmigración y La Justicia. (Translación será dado en Español durante todo el evento.)

El costo del cambio climático es imposible de ignorar. Nos encontramos entre cruces de caminos. Nuestra planeta, medios de vida y nuestra democracia están siendo atacados. Solo en los EE. UU. En 2017, hubo 16 catástrofes climáticas extremas que causaron más de $ 1 mil millones en daños. El costo humano del cambio climático es insoportable, y en la primera línea de esta crisis están los trabajadores de bajos salarios, los inmigrantes, las personas de bajos ingresos, las personas de color y los pueblos indígenas. Pero las comunidades de primera línea también han estado siempre a la punta del cambio, y el 8 de Septiembre nos levantaremos para la justicia climática.

Aquí en East Boston, una comunidad con una mayoría de inmigrantes latinX, donde el nivel del mar sube y las calles de inunden, y donde los trabajadores están siendo hospitalizados por las olas de calor, y donde los huracanes trajo las familias desplazados de sus madre países. Ahora Eversource planea construir un alto subestación eléctrica de alto voltaje en una zona con inundaciones presentes y al lado de 8 millones de galones combustibles para aviones del Aeropuerto Logan. El proyecto Eversource representa un grave riesgo de explosión. La primera línea de la crisis climática está en nuestro barrio, y los residentes de Massachusetts están usando este día global de acción para unirnos con la comunidad y GreenRoots para resistir y luchar contra la instalación de Eversource. Queremos promover alternativas de energía más seguras, ecológicas y equitativas.

El 8 de septiembre, una coalición de más de 20 grupos religioso, labor, justicia racial, derechos de los inmigrantes, juventud, acción climática y justicia ambiental se están uniendo en East Boston para lograr Une las fuerzas de los movimientos// organizaciones para construir un poder colectivo a largo plazo para el clima, los empleos, los derechos de los inmigrantes y la justicia en Massachusetts. Nosotros demandamos:
a. 100% energía limpio y renovable
b. Oportunidad económica para todos
c. Priorizar una resiliencia, alivio y recuperación justos
d. Sueldos de la Unión que apoyan a la familia
e. Comunidades y lugares de trabajo libres de contaminación
f. Protección de los trabajadores
g. Dignidad, respeto y protección permanente para todos los inmigrantes

Para cambiar todo lo que necesita a todos. El 8 de septiembre, cuando los gobernadores, alcaldes y representantes corporativos se reúnen en la Cumbre de Acción Climática Global en CA, y como nuestro propio Gobernador y Legislatura en MA continúan aceptando dinero de la industria de combustibles fósiles y luego no implementan el clima de sentido común y Reformas migratorias: demostraremos que el liderazgo climático real se levanta desde la base y no deja a nadie atrás.

Programa:
11:30 a 12:00 p.m .: Reunir cerca de gazebo(casita), HONK! música
12 a 1 p.m.: MANIFESTATION
1 a 4pm: ESCUELA DE LA GENTE (clases al aire libre, actividades artísticas, música, juegos para niños y más)
4 a 5 p.m.: MARCHAR al sitio propuesto de la subestación Eversource. Tiramos una foto aérial épica a lo largo de Chelsea Creek

East Boston Memorial Park está justo al lado de la parada Aeropuerto del MBTA en la línea azul (1 minuto a pie). Habrá camiones de comida, traducción de español, cuidado de niños durante la Escuela Popular y un patio de recreo para que jueguen los niños. Por favor, póngase en contacto con bianca@betterfutureproject.org acerca de cualquier pregunta de accesibilidad. Pregunta frecuente: tinyurl.com/RISEBosFAQ


Lista completa de organizaciones involucradas en nuestra página oficial de RSVP: tinyurl.com/BosRISE4CJJ
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Voting day! Massachusetts Primary Election

Voting day! Massachusetts Primary Election

Tuesday September 4th - 8:00am - Tuesday September 4th - 8:00pm

Your local voting place

Tuesday, Sep 4, is the date set for the Massachusetts Primary Election.
Get out there and VOTE CLIMATE!

Check with your town for polling hours and locations.

4 going
AUG (New Location) Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

AUG (New Location) Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

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

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts
129 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Focus: Immigration and the Climate Crisis (speakers from
Pioneer Valley Workers Center and Climate Action Now)

Please join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed!
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,August 27, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Accessible/on bus line
NEW LOCATION First Churches,Main St, Northampton

22 interested  ·  2 going
The World We Want: Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Never Again!

The World We Want: Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Never Again!

Sunday August 5th - 7:00pm - Sunday August 5th - 8:30pm

Nashawannuck Pond

Since 1980 we have commemorated the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Western Massachusetts. After a wonderful turnout in Easthampton in 2017, we will be holding the event again at Nashawannuck Pond (downtown, at the intersection of Lake St. and Williston Ave.) with a host of community sponsors.

The remembrance event brings people together not just to remember the past, but the current existing threat of nuclear weapons, that many experts have stated is greater than in the last 60 years. The event will reiterate the call for an end to all nuclear weapons.

However, the event is not just a solemn occasion to remember the past, but also to celebrate life and our hopes for the future. There will be music by Mountain River Taiko andJayme Winell of Flame n' Peach. Jonas will play the shakuhachi during the lantern ceremony.
Michelle Marroquin and dancers will perform a dance as well.

There will be brief speeches by Mayor LaChapelle and a representative of the Nuclear Ban Campaign.

At approximately 8:00 pm, there will have a floating lantern ceremony, in which lighted lanterns will be placed on the pond. Some children will have enclosed their written hopes for the future on these boats. We will also hand out individual candles to all those in attendance.

***It is a very kid friendly event (and there will be free ice cream!) Everyone is welcome! The event is free.

Thank you to the following organizations for cosponspring this event: Nuclear & Carbon Free Future Coalition, Easthampton Community Coalition, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, Rosenberg Fund for Children, NuclearBan.US, Western Mass Code Pink, Resistance Film Series of the Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars, Climate Action Now MA, 2 Degrees at Green Neighbors Earth, Belchertown Voices for Justice, and many others.
Also a special thanks to the Emily Williston Memorial Library for holding hold a drop-in art buffet craft session to decorate the lanterns.

Thank you so much for all the volunteers making this event possible. We much appreciate you.
We also wish to thank Prosperity Candle for donating the candles for this event.
Thank you for the wonderful ice cream from Mt. Tom's Homemade Ice Cream & Candy Store.
Also big thanks to Cider House Media for taking photos of this event.
Thank you Yes Computers for letting us use their tents.
Thank you Valley Paddler for the use of their kayak during the lantern ceremony.

#Hiroshima #nuclearban

-- Photo via Daily Hampshire Gazette.
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday July 23rd - 7:00pm - Monday July 23rd - 9:00pm

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

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

Presentation: Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice

Guest Speaker: Analisa Freitas, Campaign Coordinator,
Peoples Climate March 2018

Analisa will lead a group on local and national organizing for PCM after her presentation (peoplesclimate.org)

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, July 23, 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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Emergency Climate & Immigrant Justice Rally and Vigil!

Emergency Climate & Immigrant Justice Rally and Vigil!

Thursday July 19th - 12:00pm - Thursday July 19th - 1:30pm

Statehouse Steps
Boston, MA  02108 Map

It is time for us to take bold action.

Climate and immigrant justice activists are joining forces to express our outrage over legislators’ failure to protect the most vulnerable people and communities in Massachusetts.

As the legislative session rapidly draws to a close, time is running out to take action to support climate policy. We are all witnessing the catastrophic effects of climate change all around us - most notably with the heat waves that ravaged the country last month, and we know that the impacts of climate change are only getting worse. And guess what? The House rejected ALL the amendments that aligned with our priorities, and instead supported a regressive policy agenda that does not safeguard our climate.

For yet another session, legislators have failed to pass ANY legislation to protect immigrant communities that are under attack in our Commonwealth. The last chance for them to act was to include the 4 Key Protections as a budget amendment, but the conference committee member and Speaker DeLeo chose not to. And then they came for the immigrants, and Massachusetts did nothing….

1) Rally Thursday, July 19th

Join us on the State House steps at 12 noon. We will hear from people who are impacted and leaders in both the Climate and Immigrant Justice coalitions. Immediately following the rally, we will enter the State House together and rally outside of Speaker DeLeo’s office.

2) Share who you’re fighting for!

We’re asking everyone who comes to bring FIVE copies of a picture of who you are fighting for. This could be a picture of a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin, or sibling, or friend. Please write on the back of the photo why you care for this person, and why you won't rest until the House takes action on climate and immigrant justice.

If you can’t make it on Thursday, please send a picture of who you are fighting for to your rep and post it to social media. Use the hashtag #WhyWeWontRest!

3) Call Your Rep

If you cannot make it to the rally, it’s more integral than ever to call your representative and ask them to take impactful climate action. Make sure to call your representative on Thursday, 7/19 and we will follow up with a call script: 350mass.betterfutureproject.org/call_rep

Let’s flood the phones and the floor of the Massachusetts Statehouse to show the urgency of immediate climate justice and immigrant justice in our state policy!
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Climate Justice ALERT Call Your Rep Today- Important votes

Climate Justice ALERT Call Your Rep Today- Important votes

Tuesday July 10th - 9:00am - Wednesday July 11th - 10:00am

On the Phone!

We have BIG problems facing our democracy and climate. We know that a lot is at stake. We would be kidding ourselves if we didn't acknowledge that there is a lot that seems to be going wrong in the world today. But we won't give up. We can't. We are called to push forward still.

We have less than a month before the end of this 2 year legislative session. We are on the brink of winning critical wins for environmental justice, solar access for all, renewable energy, stopping fossil fuel pipeline expansions, and making a plan to hit our global warming pollution reduction goals.

We know that legislative process is confusing, opaque and frankly, seems like its designed to make it difficult for citizens to engage. That's why we are ask you to call tomorrow- at this important moment as the House votes on critical bills.

If you don’t know who represents you, look up your state elected officials at wheredoivotema.com or malegislature.gov/StateHouse/Contact.
Please take a moment to call your ****State Representative**** using the guidelines below.

Hello, my name is ___________ and my home address is ____________.

I'm calling because Massachusetts must lead on climate policy, and time is running out!

The current proposals in the House Ways and Means Committee, notably H.4575, are not good enough.


I'm calling on the representative to work to improve H.4575 (to a 3% RPS increase) and support the 5 Mass Power Forward priority policies:

1. Increasing the Renewable Portfolio Standard to 3%

2. Establishing low-income solar incentives

3. Banning the Pipeline Tax and Reforming the DPU

4. Codifying Environmental Justice

5. Establishing 2030 and 2040 emission reduction goals

These policies are crucial to generating more renewable energy, creating more green jobs, reducing our emissions, and ending our over-dependence on fossil fuels.

ASK 1: First, will the representative call Speaker Deleo and Chairman Sanchez and ask them to support these policies?


ASK 2: Will the representative sign the Mass Power Forward policy pledge in support of these priorities? Your office should’ve received an email with the pledge and the form to fill out.


Thank you very much for your time.
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Liberate ALL Families/ Liberar TODAS Las Familias

Liberate ALL Families/ Liberar TODAS Las Familias

Saturday June 30th - 11:00am - Saturday June 30th - 1:00pm

Court Square - 36 Court St, Springfield, MA 01103 Map

Across the border and in communities of color here in Massachusetts, immigrants and people of color are being targeted by ICE and the police, exploited at their jobs, and separated from their children and loved ones.

At the border, children are being separated from their parents and their own brothers and sisters while corporations and private prisons and jails are profiting off of detention and deportation.

So what is Massachusetts doing to protect immigrant families? The state Senate passed a budget amendment with 4 basic protections, to stop police from helping detain immigrants (287g program) and to protect civil rights and due process. But the House is doing NOTHING, and Governor Baker has threatened to veto the Senate measure.

We need to be loud and clear. Join immigrant workers and people of color from across the state as we say NO to detention, No to deportation, No to separating families at the border, no to incarceration, no to police brutality, no to foreclosure here in Massachusetts!

Let us know if your group or organization would like to co-sponsor and support on this action!

Cosponsors include: Matahari Women Workers' Center, Massachusetts TPS Coalition, SEIU 32BJ, MIRA Coalition, ACLU Massachusetts, Brazilian Worker Center, Interfaith Worker Justice, AFT Massachusetts, Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), Boston Teachers Union, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, Asian American Resource Workshop, Our Revolution- Massachusetts, Boston Democratic Socialists (DSA), Mass Peace Action, Boston May Day Coalition, Young Democrats of Boston, Boston Workmen's Circle
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Por la frontera y aquí en Massachusetts, los trabajadores inmigrantes son los blancos de la migra y la policía, explotados en sus trabajos y separados de sus hijos y seres queridos.

En la frontera, los niños se separan de sus padres y de sus propios hermanos y hermanas mientras que las corporaciones y los centros de detención y las cárceles privadas se benefician de la detención y la deportación.

Entonces, ¿qué está haciendo Massachusetts para proteger a las familias inmigrantes? El Senado estatal aprobó una enmienda al presupuesto con 4 protecciones básicas, para evitar que la policía ayude a detener a inmigrantes (programa 287g) y para proteger los derechos civiles y el debido proceso. Pero la Casa de Representates no está haciendo NADA, y el gobernador Baker ha amenazado con vetar la medida del Senado.

Necesitamos ser muy claro. ¡Únase a los trabajadores inmigrantes de todo el estado mientras decimos NO a la detención, No a la deportación y No a las familias que se separan en la frontera y aquí en Massachusetts!

¡Avísenos si su grupo u organización desea copatrocinar y apoyar esta acción!

Cosponsors incluyen: Matahari Women Workers' Center, Massachusetts TPS Coalition, SEIU 32BJ, MIRA Coalition, ACLU Massachusetts, Brazilian Worker Center, Interfaith Worker Justice, AFT Massachusetts, Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), Boston Teachers Union, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, Asian American Resource Workshop, Our Revolution- Massachusetts, Boston Democratic Socialists (DSA), Mass Peace Action, Boston May Day Coalition, Young Democrats of Boston, Boston Workmen's Circle
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New Location- June Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

New Location- June Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday June 25th - 7:00pm - Monday June 25th - 9:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts
129 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

NEW LOCATION: First Churches, 129 Main St. Northampton

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday,June 25, 2017
7 to 9 PM


Please join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed!
Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.

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Democratic candidates’ forum! 2nd Hampshire MA House Seat

Democratic candidates’ forum! 2nd Hampshire MA House Seat

Thursday June 21st - 7:00pm - Thursday June 21st - 9:00pm

South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Steet
South Hadley, MA  01075 Map

Democratic Candidates’ Forum
2nd Hampshire District MA House Seat
(Currently held by Representative John Scibak)

There will be a 90-minute format with each candidate making a brief opening statement, followed by the moderator asking questions specifically related to environment and climate. The second half of the forum will be for questions from the audience (on any topic) and closing statements with informal meet and greet at the end.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley, MA 01075

Candidates:
Dan Carey of Easthampton,
John Hine of South Hadley
Marie McCourt of Granby

Sponsored by Democratic Town Committees of Easthampton, Granby, Hadley and South Hadley. Moderator: Stephen Linsky, Esq.

Library is handicap accessible. Event is free and open to the public.

REMINDER: PRIMARY ELECTION DAY is TUESDAY SEP 4, 2018
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Hampshire-Franklin Senate Candidate Forum on Climate & Energy

Hampshire-Franklin Senate Candidate Forum on Climate & Energy

Wednesday June 20th - 7:00pm - Wednesday June 20th - 9:00pm

JFK Middle School, Cafeteria 100 Bridge Road, Florence, MA 01060 Map

Hear Jo Comerford, Steven Connor, Chelsea Kline, David Morin, Dave Murphy, and Ryan O'Donnell - the Democratic primary candidates for the Senate seat formerly held by Stan Rosenberg - speak about what they would do if elected to curb greenhouse gas emissions and the worst effects of climate change.

Bring questions for the candidates on climate and energy policy.

Sponsored by Climate Action Now and the Northampton Democratic Town Committee. Cosponsored by the town Democratic committees of Amherst, Bernardston, Colrain, Leverett, New Salem, Pelham, South Hadley, Sunderland & Wendell; and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, the Massachusetts Sierra Club, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Greening Greenfield, Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley, Northampton Blue Community, Northampton Community Television, the Northampton High School Environmental Club, Pioneer Valley Citizens' Climate Lobby, Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, 2Degrees Northampton, the USNF Climate Action Group, and the Western Mass Green Consortium.

For more details, visit climateactionnowma.org.

"I served as a special envoy on climate change for the UN secretary general from 2014 to 2015, a period which culminated in the landmark Paris Agreement of December 2015. This remains a remarkable triumph of ambition and solidarity, where the world came together and committed to act for the sake of future generations. When President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the agreement in June 2017, I described this as the action of a 'rogue state' — a term I would, with regret, still use today.... In the absence of bold or enlightened leadership at a national level, Massachusetts can show the rest of the United States that climate action is right, necessary, and strategic for success in the economy of tomorrow."
-Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, Boston Globe, "How Massachusetts can blaze a trail for climate action"

"Our planet does not need our saving. The biosphere has endured cataclysms far worse than us--and after millions of years thrived again. Even the Earth's five fearsome mass extinctions became opportunities for the biosphere's creativity, driving new rounds of evolutionary experiments. As the great biologist Lynn Margulis once put it, 'Gaia is a tough bitch.' What Earth's history does make clear, however, is that if we don't take the right kind of action soon, the biosphere will simply move on without us, creating new versions of itself in the changing climate we're generating now."
-Adam Frank, NYT
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Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy -Northampton

Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy -Northampton

Tuesday June 5th - 7:00pm - Tuesday June 5th - 9:00pm

John F Kennedy Middle School
100 Bridge Rd
Florence, MA  01062 Map

Forum #3 of a series of 4. Candidates for 1st Hampshire District.
Note: This is a duplicate event for technical purposes. For updates, Please rvsp to the 3-date event here: www.facebook.com/events/2052745085049420/?event_time_id=2052745291716066

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Call Now! Watered Down RPS and Solar bills

Call Now! Watered Down RPS and Solar bills

Thursday May 31st - 9:00am - Monday June 4th - 7:00pm

On the Phone!

With only two months left in this legislative session, the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee has reported out a series of energy bills, including one related to the generation of clean, renewable energy through the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), and another related to solar energy.
They are not enough! Read the script below for details and make a call!

If you don’t know who represents you, look up your state elected officials at wheredoivotema.com or malegislature.gov/StateHouse/Contact.
Please take a moment to call your state representative using the guidelines below.

CALL SCRIPT:

“Hello, my name is ____ and I am calling from _______. May I speak with [Rep.]’s office about energy legislation?

ASK (you may be transferred to another staff member):

I am calling in reaction to the energy bills that came out last week. I want to urge [__your legislator__] to support the Mass Power Forward 5-point agenda to meet at least 50% of our energy needs with clean energy by 2030, advance environmental justice, reform the Department of Public Utilities, ensure all communities can access solar energy and fully implement the Global Warming Solutions Act.

You can support these priorities today by writing to House Leadership and the House Ways and Means Committee. Several pieces of energy legislation have recently emerged from the energy committee, but they are NOT STRONG ENOUGH today!

I am going to read you the bill numbers for each priority.

50% clean energy by 2030 (H1747) The energy committee has released a bill on the Renewable Portfolio Standard, but the bill does not do enough to combat the climate crisis or support Massachusetts’ clean energy industries. Please contact House Leadership to push for a stronger bill that would reach at least 50% clean energy by 2030.
Solar (H2712) - Massachusetts needs to ensure all people can access clean energy and save money on their energy bills. Unfortunately, H2712, which offers a small increase to the net metering cap, does not address inequity in our solar policies. Please urge the House Leadership to amend the bill to ensure low-income residents and renters can benefit from solar energy.

That is 2 of our 5 point agenda. Can I tell you the other priorities?.
Environmental Justice - H2913/S426
The House Ways and Means Committee is currently reviewing a strong environmental justice bill. This legislation is also contained within the Environmental Bond Bill, H4438.
Please reach out to House Ways and Means to support this bill.
Binding Global Warming Targets for 2030/40
Both the house and Senate version (H2149/S479) is now included in the S2302, the Senate omnibus bill. This was favorably reported went to the Senate Ways and means. This legislation is crucial to having a plan to getting the reductions we need.
DPU Reform - We need to ensure the public’s ability to intervene at the DPU and hold local distribution gas contracts to high standards regarding the gas capacity they are allowed to buy. This legislation is now contained within S2302, the Senate omnibus bill.

Thank you for your time.
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Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy -S.Deerfield

Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy -S.Deerfield

Wednesday May 23rd - 7:00pm - Wednesday May 23rd - 9:00pm

Frontier Regional School
113 N Main St
South Deerfield, MA  01373 Map

Forum #2 of a series of 4. Candidates for 2nd Franklin district.
Note: This is a duplicate event for technical purposes. For updates, Please rvsp to the 3-date event here: www.facebook.com/events/2052745085049420/?event_time_id=2052745291716066

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MAY -date change - Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering N

MAY -date change - Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering N

Monday May 21st - 7:00pm - Monday May 21st - 9:00pm

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

NOTE!! THIS IS A DATE CHANGE. May 21.
(Normally we meet on the 4th Monday with little variation, but it's Memorial Day so we decided to move it up a week to May 21.)

Presentation!
The Role of Our Industrial Food System in Changing the Climate
With Ed Stockman

Co-Founder and Education Director for Regeneration Mass
&
a biologist, 4th generation farmer and great presenter
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Ed will lead a small group discussion after his presentation.

Action group break out sessions include
Stopping Pipelines, Poor Peoples Campaign, State & Municipal Climate Action, Welcome and Orientation Group and more!

Please join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed!
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, May 21
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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State Rep Candidate Forums on Climate and Energy

State Rep Candidate Forums on Climate and Energy

Sunday May 20th - 7:00pm - Tuesday June 5th - 9:00pm

Various

Come hear the candidates in our local state representative races speak about what they would do if elected to curb greenhouse gas emissions and the worst effects of climate change.

Bring questions for the candidates on climate and energy policy or tweet them to #gogreenmapoli.

WHAT: State Rep. Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy:
Third Hampshire District (Amherst, Pelham, Granby)
WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002
WHEN: May 20, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SPONSORS: Climate Action Now MA,
League of Women Voters of Amherst and Northampton,
Moderated by the League of Women Voters

WHAT: State Rep. Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy:
First Franklin District (Chester in Hampden County;
Ashfield, Buckland, Conway, Deerfield, Leverett, Montague, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Sunderland, and Whately in Franklin County; Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, Williamsburg, and Worthington in Hampshire County)
WHERE: Frontier Regional School, Deerfield, MA
113 N Main St, South Deerfield, MA 01373
WHEN: May 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SPONSORS: Climate Action Now MA,
League of Women Voters of Northampton and Amherst
Moderated by the League of Women Voters

WHAT: State Rep Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy:
First Hampshire District (Northampton, Hatfield, Southhampton, Westhampton)
WHERE: JFK Middle School, Community Room
100 Bridge Road, Florence, MA 01060
WHEN: June 5, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
SPONSORS: Climate Action Now MA,
League of Women Voters of Amherst and Northampton
Moderated by the League of Women Voters

WHAT: State Rep. Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy:
Second Hampshire District (Easthampton, South Hadley, Granby, Hadley)
WHERE: TBD
WHEN: JUNE 21
SPONSORS: Climate Action Now MA
South Hadley Democratic Town Committee
Easthampton Democratic Town Committee
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Candidate Forums on Climate & Energy Issues

Candidate Forums on Climate & Energy Issues

Sunday May 20th - 7:00pm - Tuesday June 5th - 9:00pm

It's an active election season, with a full slate of candidates running for seats in the State House of Representatives.

Join us to learn about the candidates’ positions on climate change and our energy future:

Do they understand and support current legislative actions to protect the environment and public health, and maintain economic vitality?

Do they have a strategy for transforming our energy use?

Climate Action Now and the League of Women Voters has partnered to bring you three candidate forums:

MAY 20, 7:00PM
Unitarian Universalist Society
121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst
with Candidates for 3rd Hampshire District
(Consisting of Amherst; Granby: Precinct 1; Pelham)

MAY 23, 7:00PM
Frontier Regional School
113 N. Main St, S. Deefield
with Candidates for 1st Franklin District
(Consisting of Ashfield; Buckland; Conway; Deerfield; Leverett; Montague; Shelburne; Shutesbury; Sunderland; Whately; Chester [Hampden Co.]; Chesterfield [Hampshire Co.]; Cummington (Hampshire Co); Goshen (Hampshire Co); Huntington (Hampshire Co.); Middlefield (Hampshire Co); Plainfield (Hampshire Co.); Williamsburg (Hampshire Co.); Worthington (Hampshire Co.))

JUNE 5, 7:00PM
JFK Middle School
100 Bridge Rd, Florence
with Candidates for 1st Hampshire District
(Consisting of Hatfield; Northampton; Southampton; Westhampton; Montgomery [Hampden Co.])

Bring your questions for the candidates on climate and energy policy or tweet them to #gogreenrepma.
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Carbon Pricing in MA – A Key To Solving A Warming Climate

Carbon Pricing in MA – A Key To Solving A Warming Climate

Tuesday May 8th - 6:00pm - Tuesday May 8th - 8:00pm

Dever Auditorium, Parenzo Hall, Westfield State University, Westfield MA

On Tuesday, May 8th, 6:00 PM in Parenzo Hall’s Dever Auditorium at Westfield State University [WSU], the Dept. of Chemical and Physical Sciences and the Dept. of Environmental Science will co-host a public educational forum on “Carbon Pricing – A Key To Solving A Warming Climate.”

The forum will: provide a brief overview of the current science on climate change; describe bills by State Rep. Benson & State Sen. Barrett proposing state-wide carbon fee and rebate legislation, and an omnibus bill by State Sen. Pacheco that would also institute carbon pricing; and lay out the ethical and moral dimensions for addressing a warming climate. Attendees will learn how each of these MA carbon pricing bills is economically designed to create jobs, improve the health of MA residents and fairly protect vulnerable populations and businesses while lowering state-wide carbon emissions.

The forum’s panel will include: Carsten Braun, Ph.D., climate scientist, Geography & Regional Planning Dept., Westfield State University; State Rep. Jennifer Benson, lead co-sponsor of H.1726, a bill placing a price on carbon in MA; Marc Breslow, Ph.D., Dir. of Policy & Research at ClimateXChange; and Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Mass. and Mass. Conference, United Church of Christ. The forum will be moderated by Hillary Sackett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics at WSU.

The forum is organized by Voices Rising Together, a grass-roots advocacy group, and co-sponsored by CAN [Climate Action Now], ClimateXChange, Clean Energy Future Massachusetts, and The Social Justice Commission.

The panel’s discussion will be followed by ample time for questions. For additional information, contact Dr. Frank Giuliano at FGIULIANO@westfield.ma.edu or John Meiklejohn at jmiserve183@gmail.com [413-348-2848].
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APRIL Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

APRIL Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday April 23rd - 7:00pm - Monday April 23rd - 9:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

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

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, April 23, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Society of Northampton

Please join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed!
Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.

19 interested  ·  2 going
Phone Bank for Raise Up Massachusetts

Phone Bank for Raise Up Massachusetts

Thursday April 19th - 5:30pm - Thursday April 19th - 7:30pm

The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
2 Conz St, Ste 2B
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

It’s time to build on our progress and to continue our legislative campaign in support of Paid Family Leave and $15 Minimum Wage. Join us to phone bank as we unite to ensure Massachusetts continues to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

All you need to bring is a LAPTOP/TABLET and a CELL PHONE!

The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
2 Conz Street
Suite 2B
Northampton, MA 01060

Have more questions about the Raise Up Campaigns? Check out the website here: raiseupma.org/


We're looking forward to seeing you all and making some calls!!
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2018 March for Science Boston

2018 March for Science Boston

Saturday April 14th - 1:00pm - Saturday April 14th - 3:00pm

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park
110 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA  02110 Map

We are proud to announce that we will be doing a 2018 March for Science in Boston!

PLEASE RSVP AND SHARE: marchforscienceboston.betterfutureproject.org/rsvp

PLEASE DONATE AND SHARE - marchforscienceboston-betterfutureproject.nationbuilder.com/donate

At the 2017 March for Science, tens of thousands of us came together to defend science against the assault by leaders in our federal government, and to proclaim the importance of science in public policy and celebrate the discovery, understanding, and sharing of scientific knowledge as crucial to the success, health, and safety of the human race. Together, we were part of more than one million people around the world who gathered together in the largest event for science advocacy in history.

On Saturday, April 14th, we will continue to use the momentum of last year’s march to once again lift up these same themes and ideals, but we won't stop there. In 2018, we'll also take the offensive and rally behind specific climate legislation that will advance certain science- and evidence-based policy in the Massachusetts state legislature, with an eye to passage this year. In 2018 in Massachusetts, science is striking back!

Please spread the word far and wide and join us for this historic occasion!

Please note that this year's rally will still contain a broader focus on the importance of science in policy, the need for well-funded scientific research, and the importance of diversity and inclusion within the sciences, but for Boston, our theme this year will be around climate science, and advancing science-based climate policy in the Massachusetts State Legislature.
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Film: Facing the Surge

Film: Facing the Surge

Monday April 9th - 7:00pm - Monday April 9th - 8:30pm

Forbes Library, Community Room

Facing the Surge documents the tangible costs of sea level rise for the people of Norfolk, VA. Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the country and to thousands of hard-working Americans struggling to adapt to the rising tides and an uncertain future. But Facing the Surge is not a film about loss and inaction. It tells the stories of citizens from across the United States as they step forward to raise awareness and push their government to solve climate change.

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Monday Pushes- Call for Clean, Renewable Energy

Monday Pushes- Call for Clean, Renewable Energy

Monday April 9th - 9:00am - Monday April 30th - 7:00pm

On the Phone!

Make Monday Calls to State legislators.

Every week, from 9am to noon, you can be a part of a team that calls their state legislators to urge support for pro-climate, pro-renewable energy bills. There are a number of climate related bills that we are working to get passed before the end of the legislative session, including carbon pricing and a clean energy omnibus bill.

Our support is of critical importance, especially given the administration's cozy relationship with natural gas.

SCRIPT AND LINKS HERE: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSo8NRrqvqcQ90VDcPFCYf-29bVs4bY5W7pnMBUXS7RAupEw/viewform

From now through the end of the session, we need to be escalating the pressure on our legislators in order to ensure that the bills we want will pass. That's why every Monday we are encouraging you to make three calls.

Detailed Fact Sheets for the curious are here: mapowerforward.com/legislative-agenda-2017-2018
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Mass Save public comments & listening session

Mass Save public comments & listening session

Thursday April 5th - 6:00pm - Thursday April 5th - 8:00pm

UMass Center at Springfield
1500 MAIN St
Springfield, MA  01115 Map

MASS SAVE NEEDS TO BE BROADER, DEEPER AND MORE ACCOUNTABLE!

SPEAK OUT THURSDAY, APRIL 5 AT 6 PM IN SPRINGFIELD AND SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS ONLINE.

Every year, Mass Save is unable to spend all the money taken from our bills to fund energy efficiency. Mass Save needs to work more effectively, broadly and deeply, and with more transparency and accountability.

Please take your comments to the Mass Save Listening Session, 6 pm, Thursday, April 5 at the UMass Center, 1500 Main Street, Springfield. We want to pack the room and want all to speak out for our right to health and sustainability through energy efficiency.

Whether you are able to go to the hearing or not, please submit your comments online here: info@optenergy.com and rachel.evans@state.ma.us. In the subject line, put "Written statement for Energy Efficiency Advisory Council". Then ask for confirmation that it will be distributed to councilors.

Please see this page for more information on our ideas for mass save improvements.
climateactionnowma.org/the-mass-save-energy-efficiency-program-is-seeking-input-from-the-public/
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Gov. Baker: Take Gas Off the Table! - Hearing and Stand In -

Gov. Baker: Take Gas Off the Table! - Hearing and Stand In -

Tuesday April 3rd - 10:00am - Tuesday April 3rd - 1:00pm

Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA  02108 Map

Governor Baker recently filed an Environmental Bond Bill. While the bill has many positive proposal to advance climate adaptation and resiliency, it has a poison bill that leaves the door wide open for subsidizing more fracked gas in our state. This is unacceptable. Join us at the state house for a hearing on the bill to make your voices heard.

The bill is H.4318, An Act promoting climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection, and investment in recreational assets and opportunity

The bill creates a “Clean Peak” standard that requires a minimum level of energy to supply the grid during the most expensive times of the year. There is, however, concern that the bill’s current language may lead to new natural gas consumption. As it reads, it is up to state officials to define what a clean peak resource is, “including, but not limited to” storage, renewables, and demand response. Based on previous public statements from the Baker administration, it is likely this policy is intended to backdoor fracked gas as a "clean" resource.

The bill also omits critical components on environmental justice. If the governor is serious about protecting vulnerable communities, he should use the opportunity to codify EJ principles into law.
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March Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

March Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday March 26th - 7:00pm - Monday March 26th - 9:00pm

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

Special Presentation
Multi-media first-hand accounts from local climate activists recently returned from the Zapatista International Women's Day Gathering in Chiapas

After the presentation choose from these working or small group discussions:

Resist the Columbia Gas Pipeline Proposal!

100% Renewable Energy: Municipal and State Legislative Actions

Discussion and Q&A with Presenters:
What we learned and experienced in Chiapas

Welcoming Circle for Newcomers-What is your story? Learn how to get connected and options for engagement


Please join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed!

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, March 26
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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Pipeline Organizing mtg for Easthampton & Northampton

Pipeline Organizing mtg for Easthampton & Northampton

Thursday March 1st - 6:30pm - Thursday March 1st - 8:30pm

Pathways Cohousing common room, 25 Mt Laurel Path, Florence Map

Please join us for tonight’s meeting of Staying Warm without New Pipelines to discuss organizing in Northampton and Easthampton (though for sure residents of other towns are welcome - we will be oranizing in other towns too, so come and join in if you like!) We will see you at 6:30 at Pathways Co-housing Common House, Mountain Laurel Path, 25 Mountain Laurel Path.

People should park on either side of Mountain Laurel Path rather than in the parking lot

For more information on this campaign, please see
the climate action now website at climateactionnowma dot org

Link to column in the Gazette which mentions fighting the pipeline. www.gazettenet.com/Columnist-Marty-Nathan-describes-disturbing-signs-pointing-to-runaway-global-w...
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FEB Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

FEB Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday February 26th - 7:00pm - Monday February 26th - 9:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Special Guest Presentation by CAROLINE MURRAY

Caroline served as the National Field Director for the People's Climate March in 2014 and is a national organizer and strategy consultant for the People's Climate Movement. She will offer an interactive presentation on the People's Climate Movement in 2018 with a focus on innovative ideas for local organizing, mass mobilization and Get Out the Vote for midterm elections. Caroline will share current campaign ideas and ask for feedback from Climate Action Now in shaping the campaign.

Plus
Latest news on actions we can take to resist the Columbia Gas Pipeline Proposal; 100% Renewable Energy: Municipal and state level policy and legislative actions and how you can join in
and more...

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, Feb 26, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Society of Northampton

Please join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed!
Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.
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Presentations at Northampton Energy Commission

Presentations at Northampton Energy Commission

Thursday February 22nd - 4:00pm - Thursday February 22nd - 5:30pm

City council chambers, 212 Main St, Northampton MA Map

Do you know about Community Choice Energy? What is all this about the Columbia Gas expansion? Come find out, or just come to support CAN members as they present to the Northampton Energy and Sustainability commission:
Irvine Sobelman: Staying Warm Without NEW Pipelines
Sam Titleman: Community Choice Energy

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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday January 22nd - 7:00pm - Monday January 22nd - 9:00pm

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

First Hand Reports from Participants at the recent
The People vs Oil and Gas Summit

People fighting all forms of fossil fuel extraction came together in Pittsburgh last November to chart a way forward towards a powerful climate justice movement. Discover what local organizers learned and how it connects with our work here in Western Mass. Plus the latest news on Columbia Gas' proposal to include six miles of new pipeline from Agawam to Holyoke (See recent article by Marty Nathan in the Gazette)... and lots more. Everyone warmly welcomed; we will have a space for folks new to Climate Action Now to connect and learn how to get involved.
#PeoplevsOilGas Summit

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, January 22, 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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100% Renewable Energy: Northampton City Council Vote

100% Renewable Energy: Northampton City Council Vote

Thursday January 18th - 7:00pm - Thursday January 18th - 8:00pm

Northampton City Council Chambers

Northampton City Council To Vote on Resolution Supporting Statewide 100% Renewable Energy Bill &
Call for 100% Renewable Energy in Northampton

Date and time: Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7pm
Place: Northampton City Council Chambers
Right hand section of building behind Northampton City Hall

Read the Resolution in the comments to this event.

Please show up to support this important Resolution.
The public comment period starts at 7pm sharp.

4 interested  ·  2 going
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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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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Stand Up, Charlie! event 3 Springfield

Stand Up, Charlie! event 3 Springfield

Thursday November 16th - 12:15pm - Thursday November 16th - 12:45pm

Springfield State Office Building
436 Dwight St
Springfield, MA  01103 Map

Reclaiming Our Future event #3. Protest Rally in Springfield
Stand Up, Charlie!
THURSDAY, Nov 16 12:15-12:45
-in front of State Office Building 436 Dwight St. Springfield.

We'll be showing up outside Gov Baker's Springfield office at lunchtime. We protest in tandem with actions that have been taking place at the Boston State House for weeks. These actions are escalating this week as the UN Climate talks take place in Bonn. We are asking Gov. Baker to #standUpCharlie and lead on climate.
We'll bring some signs and we need people to hold those, or bring your own.

GOV BAKER: don't saddle us with the DIRTY TRUMP POWER PLAN
- no pipeline tax
- no new pipelines
- ensure climate justice
- a rapid and just transition to the clean energy economy
- clean energy for all

To view our letter to Gov Baker and the executive order, look here:
climateactionnowma.org/reclaiming-our-future/

Our Governor, Charlie, Baker signed Massachusetts up for the Climate Alliance of 15 states in June, but his policies regarding new gas pipelines and the pipeline tax are incompatible with that gesture. We simply can not build new pipelines that lock us into the Trump Dirty Power Plan for 30 years and at the same time say that we are doing our part to fix climate breakdown.

We're angry but filled with hope due to the growing people's movements. We know that the more people complain about dangerous Trump Dirty Power Plan, the more legislators will take notice. We need to remind everyone that we are not going away. We are not going to let them quietly engage in this wanton intergenerational theft and disregard of people's health and safety.

We are RECLAIMING OUR FUTURE.
There is no planet B. Action is necessary.

RECLAIMING OUR FUTURE #standUpCharlie SPONSORS :
Climate Action Now of Western MA
Arise for Social Justice
Springfield Climate Justice Coalition
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Vigil for Climate Action

Vigil for Climate Action

Monday November 6th - 6:00pm - Monday November 6th - 7:00pm

Cathedral of St. Paul. 138 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111. We will gather on the Portico - on the covered steps just outside of the Cathedral. Map

After weeks of standing in the Governor’s office asking that he issue an executive order halting the development of fossil fuel infrastructure in the Commonwealth, on Monday, November 6 from 6-7pm we will come together as a coalition of leaders and organizations of faith and of non-faith in a candlelight vigil on the Statehouse steps. This will be the opening day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP 23), and we will stand as people of hope that Massachusetts might take the lead on climate, even when our country will not. As we consider the intersections of climate justice, we will hear from local leaders of the movement, gather together in moments of silence, song, and hope, and pray for our leaders here in Massachusetts and abroad.

You are welcome to bring organizational signs and banners, but because this is a vigil, we do not recommend protest signs.
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Reclaiming Our Future -event 2- Springfield Protest Rally

Reclaiming Our Future -event 2- Springfield Protest Rally

Monday November 6th - 12:15pm - Monday November 6th - 12:45pm

Springfield State Office Building
436 Dwight St
Springfield, MA  01103 Map

Reclaiming Our Future event #2. Protest Rally in Springfield
Monday, Nov 6 12:15-12:45
-in front of State Office Building 436 Dwight St. Springfield.

We'll be showing up outside Gov Baker's Springfield office at lunchtime. We have an executive order which we think Governor Baker should sign.

This day marks the start of this year's international climate conference. Reclaiming Our Future March & Protest Rally in Northampton on the Eve of the Bonn Climate Talks
We are protesting the policies even in our own state of Massachusetts that keep us on the path toward climate breakdown. The Trump administration withdrew USA from the 2015 Paris Climate agreement, making us one of only 2 countries in the entire world who have not agreed to work togther to reduce emissions.
The Trump Dirty Power Plan keeps our country beholden to the fossil fuel industry and prevents us from participating in the clean energy revolution with the rest of the planet. The majority of the citizens of Massachusetts are against new gas pipelines, and studies show we do not need the capacity. So why does Gov Baker insist on saddling Massachusetts with investments in outdated, last century's dirty energy?

Our Governor, Charlie, Baker signed Massachusetts up for the Climate Alliance of 15 states in June, but his policies regarding new gas pipelines and the pipeline tax are incompatible with that gesture. We simply can not build new pipelines that lock us into the Trump Dirty Power Plan for 30 years and at the same time say that we are doing our part to fix the climate crisis.
GOV BAKER: don't saddle us with the DIRTY TRUMP POWER PLAN
- no pipeline tax
- no new pipelines
- ensure climate justice
- a rapid and just transition to the clean energy economy
- clean energy for all

These actions are intended to add to the #standUpCharlie actions started by the Mass Power Forward coalition of climate action groups in Massachusetts. After one woman stood outside Gov Baker's office every day for 90 days, groups have shown up to do the same. The coalition asks that Gov Baker to sign an executive order, which can be found at this link:
climateactionnowma.org/reclaiming-our-future/

We're angry but filled with hope due to the growing people's movements. We know that the more people complain about dangerous Trump Dirty Power Plan, the more legislators will take notice. We need to remind everyone that we are not going away. We are not going to let them quietly engage in this wanton intergenerational theft and disregard of people's health and safety.

We are RECLAIMING OUR FUTURE.

There is no planet B. Action is necessary.

We have 3 Dates for Protest Rallies.
1. SUN NOV 5 Northampton 5:30 MARCH & Rally
2. MON NOV 6 Springfield Part 1
State Office at 436 Dwight St 12:15-12:45
3. THU NOV 16 Springfield Part 2
State Office at 436 Dwight St 12:15-12:45

SPONSORS of this action:
Climate Action Now of Western MA
Arise for Social Justice
Springfield Climate Justice Coalition

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR CO-SPONSORS
2degreesatgreenneighbors.earth
Abundance Farm
Badass Activists in the Pioneer Valley
Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate Group
Direct Action Coordinating Committee at Amherst College
Earth Ministry Team of First Church Amherst (UCC)
Easthampton Democratic City Committee
Edwards Church, Northampton
First Churches Peace & Justice
Green Team of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield
Indivisible Noho
Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA)
League of Women Voters/Springfield
Massachusetts Jobs With Justice
Mothers Out Front Amherst
Northampton Democratic City Committee
Northampton Friends Meeting
Northampton High School Democrats
Out Now!
Partners in Health
Partnership for Policy Integrity
Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition
Pioneer Valley Physicians for Social Responsibility
Pioneer Valley Resist Coalition
Pioneer Valley Women's March
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Progressive Democrats of America
Rise Up Western MA Indivisible
Smith Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
Smith Divest
Social Justice Commission of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Social Justice Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts
Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership
Springfield Area Interfaith Climate Action Network (SAICAN)
Springfield League of Women Voters
Springfield Noone Leaves
Sugar Shack Alliance
Sustain us
The Enviro Show
The Northampton High Environmental Club
The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
Tikkun Olam Committee of the Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA)
Toxics Action Center
Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst Green Sanctuary Committee
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence Climate Action Group
Western Mass Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Western Mass CODEPINK
Youth Rise Together
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Reclaiming Our Future March & Protest Rally Northampton

Reclaiming Our Future March & Protest Rally Northampton

Sunday November 5th - 5:30pm - Sunday November 5th - 6:45pm

Northampton High School
380 Elm St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Reclaiming Our Future March & Protest Rally in Northampton on the Eve of the Bonn Climate Talks

SUNDAY NOV 5
5:30 pm: Step off at Northampton High School
...March to City Hall (about 1 mile) ...
6:00 pm: Protest & Vigil at City Hall, Main St Northampton
Bring flashlights/ candles and signs if you wish
RAIN OR SHINE... we are doing this!

It's 2017, and we need to do this AGAIN? We are not going away. On the eve of the Bonn climate talks, we'll be marching and protesting the policies even in our own state of Massachusetts that keep us on the path toward climate breakdown. The Trump administration withdrew USA from the 2015 Paris Climate agreement, making us one of only 2 countries in the entire world who have not agreed to work togther to reduce emissions.
The Trump Dirty Power Plan keeps our country beholden to the fossil fuel industry and prevents us from participating in the clean energy revolution with the rest of the planet. The majority of the citizens of Massachusetts are against new gas pipelines, and studies show we do not need the capacity. So why does Gov Baker insist on saddling Massachusetts with investments in outdated, last century's dirty energy?

Our Governor, Charlie, Baker signed Massachusetts up for the Climate Alliance of 15 states in June, but his policies regarding new gas pipelines and the pipeline tax are incompatible with that gesture. We simply can not build new pipelines that lock us into the Trump Dirty Power Plan for 30 years and at the same time say that we are doing our part to fix the climate crisis.
GOV BAKER: don't saddle us with the DIRTY TRUMP POWER PLAN
- no pipeline tax
- no new pipelines
- ensure climate justice
- a rapid and just transition to the clean energy economy
- clean energy for all

These actions are intended to add to the #standUpCharlie actions started by the Mass Power Forward coalition of climate action groups in Massachusetts. After one woman stood outside Gov Baker's office every day for 90 days, groups have shown up to do the same. The coalition asks that Gov Baker to sign an executive order, which can be found at this link, along with the letter to Gov Baker:
climateactionnowma.org/reclaiming-our-future/

We're angry but filled with hope due to the growing people's movements. We know that the more people complain about dangerous Trump Dirty Power Plan, the more legislators will take notice. We need to remind everyone that we are not going away. We are not going to let them quietly engage in this wanton intergenerational theft and disregard of people's health and safety.

We are RECLAIMING OUR FUTURE.

There is no planet B. Action is necessary.

We have 3 Dates for Protest Rallies.
1. SUN NOV 5 Northampton 5:30 MARCH & Rally
2. MON NOV 6 Springfield Part 1
State Office at 436 Dwight St 12:15-12:45
3. THU NOV 16 Springfield Part 2
State Office at 436 Dwight St 12:15-12:45

Remember - Rain or shine. #climateEmergency

RECLAIMING OUR FUTURE SPONSORS :
Climate Action Now of Western MA
Arise for Social Justice
Springfield Climate Justice Coalition

A big thank you to our 48 Co-Sponsors!!
2degreesatgreenneighbors.earth
Abundance Farm
Badass Activists in the Pioneer Valley
Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate Group
Direct Action Coordinating Committee at Amherst College
Earth Ministry Team of First Church Amherst (UCC)
Easthampton Democratic City Committee
Edwards Church, Northampton
First Churches Peace & Justice
Green Team of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield
Indivisible Noho
Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA)
League of Women Voters/Springfield
Massachusetts Jobs With Justice
Mothers Out Front Amherst
Northampton Democratic City Committee
Northampton Friends Meeting
Northampton High School Democrats
Out Now!
Partners in Health
Partnership for Policy Integrity
Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition
Pioneer Valley Physicians for Social Responsibility
Pioneer Valley Resist Coalition
Pioneer Valley Women's March
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Progressive Democrats of America
Rise Up Western MA Indivisible
Smith Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
Smith Divest
Social Justice Commission of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Social Justice Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts
Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership
Springfield Area Interfaith Climate Action Network (SAICAN)
Springfield League of Women Voters
Springfield Noone Leaves
Sugar Shack Alliance
Sustain us
The Enviro Show
The Northampton High Environmental Club
The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
Tikkun Olam Committee of the Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA)
Toxics Action Center
Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst Green Sanctuary Committee
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence Climate Action Group
Western Mass Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Western Mass CODEPINK
Youth Rise Together
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A Farewell Celebration of AFSC

A Farewell Celebration of AFSC

Sunday October 29th - 2:00pm - Sunday October 29th - 3:30pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts
129 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

After 49 years in Northampton, AFSC of Western Massachusetts will be closing its doors. But, as Frances Crowe has said, the work continues! So join us to say goodbye and celebrate the past directors of the office, and learn about how we're going to keep the legacy of the AFSC office going! Welcome to The Resistance Center!

There will be music by Khalif Neville, the Raging Grannies, Peter Blood, and Ben Grosscup!

Our MC is Vijay Prashad.

Speakers will include Maya Winfrey, Jo Comerford, Frances Crowe, Doug Renick, Raul Matta, Jeff Napolitano, Rev. Dr. Adele Smith-Penniman, and others.

We will have music, refreshments, and more!

This event is a free and open to the public. Kids are always welcome.

Cosponsored by Belchertown Voices for Justice, Franklin County Continuing Political Revolution, Western Mass SURJ - Showing up for Racial Justice, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, UltraViolets, 2Degrees Northampton, Resistance Film Series of the Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars, Climate Action Now MA, Arise for Social Justice, Pioneer Valley Progressive Muslims, Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice, Easthampton Community Coalition, Western Mass. Jobs with Justice, Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership, Springfield No One Leaves, Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars, MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition), Beit Ahavah -The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton, Western MA Code Pink, First Churches of Northampton, Nonviolent Peaceforce - Pioneer Valley Chapter, and more.

A big thanks to all our cosponsors.
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering October in Northampton

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering October in Northampton

Monday October 23rd - 7:00pm - Monday October 23rd - 9:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, October 23 at 7 PM - 9 PM Northampton

Our monthly gatherings usually start with a presentation and then we split off into several "take action" groups.

Special Presentation:
Guest Presentation: Malcolm Bliss, new CEO of Co-op Power

Shared solar facilities, typically built at large scale with big capital, seem to be going up everywhere. But another kind of solar power is also on the rise. Grassroots groups are creating shared community-based solar arrays, like the one going up in Westhampton; these projects invite new ways to join the transition to clean, distributed solar energy, especially for renters and the majority of homes and businesses on which solar arrays are not possible. How we can replicate and adapt this grassroots approach to community solar power here in Western Mass?

Take Action groups this month most likely will include
* Stand Up Charlie campaign to encourage Gov Baker to reject new gas pipelines and the pipeline tax
* State Climate Legislation group
* Municipal 100% Renewable Energy Campaigns


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

We are all in this together-everyone is welcome and needed!

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 . Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and figure out how to build up urgency in the public so that we can pressure institutions as a movement. 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!

Everyone is warmly welcomed!

Monday,October 23, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main Street, Northampton
Accessible and on a bus line
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Listening to Native Voices: Standing Rock is Everywhere

Listening to Native Voices: Standing Rock is Everywhere

Saturday October 7th - 10:00am - Saturday October 7th - 5:00pm

Agape Community
2062 Greenwich Rd
Hardwick, MA  01082 Map

Come hear Native voices of Chief Arvol Looking Horse of Standing Rock with Chief Dwaine Perry of the Ramapough-Lenape Tribe in NJ, along with Beatrice Kwenase Jackson and Paula Horne Mullen. Arrive by 9 am. Bring lunch. On street parking. Come early.

569 interested  ·  85 going
What is Carbon Pricing?

What is Carbon Pricing?

Wednesday September 27th - 7:00pm - Wednesday September 27th - 8:30pm

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

Have you been wondering what "Carbon Pricing" is or what a "Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate" would be?

It is a broad, market-based initiative that is critical to lowering carbon emissions. Virtually all economist support this approach and it has been successfully implemented around the world. Massachusetts currently has two bills in the State House (S1821 and H1726) that would put a fee on carbon pollution. MA legislation is particularly important because it can become a model for other states and our country. There is a coalition of groups working to pass these bills. This presentation will include ways that you can help pass this essential legislation.

"What is Carbon Pricing?" presentation by Mary Jo Maffei, Chair, Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate Committee, Climate Action Now

At the Hitchcock Center, Amherst
Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm . Free.
All are welcome!
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday September 25th - 7:00pm - Monday September 25th - 9:00pm

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

We are very pleased to announce that Eric Toensmeier will join us at this month's gathering: The Carbon Farming Solution: Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security

Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of Paradise Lot and Perennial Vegetables, and the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens. He is an appointed lecturer at Yale University, a Senior Biosequestration Fellow with Project Drawdown, and an international trainer. He has studied useful perennial plants and their roles in agroforestry systems for over two decades.He is the author of The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agricultural Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security.

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, September 25, 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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Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War

Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War

Saturday September 23rd - 9:00am - Saturday September 23rd - 4:00pm

Hadley Farms Meeting House
41 Russell Street, Rt 9
Hadley, MA  01035 Map

Join us for a symposium on the issues of climate change and nuclear war. We will discuss our agenda for change! Featured: Bill McKibben—350.org; Nitin Damle—American College of Physicians; Michael Klare—Peace and World Security Studies Program, Five Colleges; Jennifer Leaning—Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Zia Mian--Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University; Ira Helfand—Physicians for Social Responsibility; Marty Nathan—Climate Action; John Loretz—International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Students' free registration at secure.psr.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1898&ea.campaign.id=72659

Everyone else can register at secure.psr.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1898&ea.campaign.id=72648

The program for the day is:
9 AM Welcome
9:15 Climate Change and Conflict (Panel 1)
Moderator: Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
The Enormity of the Climate Crisis: Bill McKIbben
The Health Impact of Climate Change: Nitin Damle
Climate Change and Conflict: Michael Klare
Syria: A Case Study in Climate Induced Conflict Jennifer Leaning
11:15 Break
11:30 Conflict and Nuclear War (Panel 2)
Moderator: Sut Jhally
How Conflict in South Asia Might Lead to Nuclear War: Zia Mian
What Nuclear War Would Look Like: Ira Helfand
12:30 Lunch
1:30 An Agenda for Action (Panel 3)
Moderator: Pamela Schwartz
Working to Stop Climate Change: Marty Nathan
Working to Prevent Nuclear War: John Loretz
2:30 Break
2:45 Workshops
4pm: Adjourn

Sponsored by:
2 Degrees Northampton
American Friends Service Committee
Citizen's Climate Lobby
Climate Action Now
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Edwards Church
Episcopal Diocese of Western MA
First Churches, Northampton
First Congregational Church, Amherst
Grace Episcopal Church
Hampshire Mosque
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Jewish Community of Amherst
League of Women Voters of Franklin County
League of Women Voters of the Northampton Area
League of Women Voters, Amherst
Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians
New England Peace Pagoda
Northampton Friends Meeting
St. John’s Episcopal Church
The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
Tikkun Olam Committee of Congregation B’nai Israel
Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
Ultra Violet
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
Valley Health Partners
Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday August 28th - 7:00pm - Monday August 28th - 9:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, August 28th, 2017

Our monthly gatherings usually start with a presentation and then we split off into several "take action" groups.

Special Presentation: Western Mass Community Energy

--We began as a group of residents working to form a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) to serve Northampton, Amherst and Pelham. CCA is a wonky name to describe a simple concept: group purchasing of electricity by municipalities.

CCA's can also develop and implement energy efficiency and local renewable energy projects. Come find out about this project is helping to lead Massachusetts to a fossil fuel free future and discover how you can get involved.
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TAKE ACTION GROUPS for August 28th include:

*Climate Change & Nuclear Weapons
* Creating the first ever Climate Justice tent at the Garlic and Arts Festival
* 100% Renewable Energy Campaigns
* Rays the Valley
* Organizing for September 19th Telecommunications, Utilities and * Energy (TUE) Hearing at the State House.�

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

We are all in this together-everyone is welcome and needed!

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 . Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and figure out how to build up urgency in the public so that we can pressure institutions as a movement. 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!

Everyone is warmly welcomed!

Monday, August 28th, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main Street, Northampton
Accessible and on a bus line
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Climate Crisis Grief-Sharing

Climate Crisis Grief-Sharing

Wednesday August 23rd - 7:00pm - Wednesday August 23rd - 9:00pm

Northampton, MA
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Climate Crisis Grief-Sharing: Tues, Aug. 23, 7pm,
Northampton--home gathering to share grief about
climate change and other urgent issues, and renew
joy, gratitude, and activism. Free.

This is not actually hosted by CAN but we are helping to spread the word. More info: John Berkowitz 413-387-8439
johnpberk@gmail.com

These gatherings are opportunities to share our deep grief,
as well as fear, anxiety,despair, and anger, primarily about the
Climate Change crisis, but also about other urgent issues
such as racism, police violence, war, women's rights/domestic
violence, LGBTQ rights, immigration and refugees, and economic
justice.

And through sharing our grief, it can also lead to an increased
gratitude and joy for life, as well as strengthened resolve and
resilience to resist the Trump/Republican agenda and build a more
just, peaceful, and environmentally healthy world.
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Inconvenient Sequel Opening with Q & A

Inconvenient Sequel Opening with Q & A

Friday August 11th - 7:00pm - Friday August 11th - 10:00pm

Amherst Cinema
28 Amity St
Amherst, MA  01002 Map

Join Climate Action Now at the Amhert Cinema opening for
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

We will have special guests (to be announced) with Q & A following the screening.

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

Cameras follow him behind the scenes—in moments private and public, funny and poignant—as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Friday, AUG 11, 7 PM (NOTE, this is a new date because of changes by the distributor)
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Let the Landscape Speak - fundraiser to protect ceremonial feat.

Let the Landscape Speak - fundraiser to protect ceremonial feat.

Saturday August 5th - 3:00pm - Saturday August 5th - 5:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts
129 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

LET THE LANDSCAPE SPEAK

A fundraiser to support the Indigenous Tribes of the Northeast in protecting Ceremonial Stone Landscape Features in Sandisfield, Massachusetts

Presenter: Doug Harris
Preservationist for Ceremonial Landscapes
& A Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office (NITHPO).

Doug Harris will present a history of Ceremonial Stone Landscape Features in the Northeast region and the struggle to preserve them. The hills and valleys of New England are dotted with living prayers of stone (Ceremonial Stone Landscapes) created by the Indigenous peoples of this region. These stone structures were built to create and restore harmony between human beings and Mother Earth. The prayers that they embody continue to live as long as the stones are kept intact.

As has happened before in other places, our government, more specifically, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been complicit in the destruction of these sacred stone landscapes. Over 1/3 of the 73 features identified in Sandisfield have been desecrated by the construction of a new gas pipeline. This occurred because FERC approved the project before the stone features were identified, and then failed to consult with the tribes in a meaningful manner to resolve the adverse impacts. While harm has been done, this is also an opportunity to support the Indigenous peoples of our region so they can challenge FERC's behavior in the courts. If successful, ceremonial stone landscapes will be preserved, not destroyed, a result that would have national implications.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
3:00-5:00 pm
First Churches, 129 Main Street
Northampton, MA
The church is handicap accessible and on a bus line
Please enter on the Center Street side of the building
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You can make a tax deductible contribution in one of two ways

1) Write a check to Creative Thought and Action (memo: CSL), and mail it to Climate Action Now's treasurer: Rene Theberge, 250 Shutesbury Road, Amherst, MA, 01002.

2) Donate online by going to tinyurl.com/protectsacredstones

Please share far and wide with friends and family.

For more info and/or to help with this campaign contact Susan Theberge
Please include CSL in the subject line.

Photo: A stone effigy (turtle)
This photo is used with permission, copyrighted and is NOT for reproduction
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday July 24th - 7:00pm - Monday July 24th - 9:00pm

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

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

Climate Change, Nuclear Power & Nuclear Weapons
Speaker: Dr. Ira Helfand
Physicians for Social Responsibility,
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War &
Recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize

Please join us to help build our campaigns and actions: protecting sacred stones in Sandisfield, The World We Love Is in Our Hands Puppet Parade, SunShot Solar Grants, Resistance to Kinder Morgan's fracked gas pipeline, Springfield Climate Justice Coalition and more.


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!

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, July 24, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N Pleasant Street, Amherst, Mass
Handicap accessible and on a bus line
Handicap accessible and on a bus line
Everyone is warmly welcomed!
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World We Love Puppet Parade & Performance Action!

World We Love Puppet Parade & Performance Action!

Saturday July 1st - 2:00pm - Saturday July 1st - 4:00pm

Northampton, MA
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

The 2nd Annual Inter-Dependence Day Celebration World We Love Giant Puppet Parade performance and direct action.

Leaf Boat Theater, Expandable Brass Band, Stephen Katz, Climate Action Now and Mother's Out Front and more invite you and your friends to gather in 4 locations in Noho at 1pm and then at 2pm to parade to the lawn of Memorial Hall near Pulaski Park for a performance by children and adults of the World We Love-It's in Our Hands!

1pm: Gathering in the 4 directions.
North: Earth, Elders, 4 legged creatures, wear green or white. (Hungry Ghost Lawn)
East: Air, Children and Families, Birds and bees, wear yellow.
(County Court House Lawn)
South: Fire, Youth Activists, People and Hands, Wear Red.
(Tuesday Market Courtyard behind Thornes Market)
West: Water, Adults, Water creatures, Wear Blue.
(Forbes Library Lawn)

2pm Parade begins led by Council members of the 4 directions to Memorial Hall Lawn and Pulaski Park Lawn.

2:30-3:30 Community Performance of The World We Love-Its in our Hands!

4pm-Direct Action to connect with businesses about energy usage.

To get involved contact: Beth Fairservis, by messaging on FB or calling 413-320-4140.

Schedule:

Puppet Builds & Rehearsals at Yurt in the Woods Studio
Saturday June 3rd: 10-2pm
Saturday June 17th & 18th 10-2pm
Mon-Fri June 26th-June 30th 10-3pm Activist Art Camp, Community Build, and rehearsals
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday June 26th - 7:00pm - Monday June 26th - 9:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, June 26, 2017

Special Guest Presentation
Protecting Ceremonial Stone Landscape Features
Doug Harris, Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribe

Please join us to help build our campaigns and actions: protecting sacred stones in Sandisfield, The World We Love Is in Our Hands Puppet Parade, SunShot Solar Grants, Resistance to Kinder Morgan's fracked gas pipeline, Springfield Climate Justice Coalition and more.

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

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main Street, Northampton, Mass
Handicap accessible and on a bus line

We are all in this together-everyone is welcome and needed!

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 . Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and figure out how to build up urgency in the public so that we can pressure institutions as a movement. 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!

Everyone is warmly welcomed!
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Film Screening: AWAKE, A Dream of Standing Rock

Film Screening: AWAKE, A Dream of Standing Rock

Wednesday June 14th - 6:30pm - Wednesday June 14th - 8:45pm

Northampton, Community Room of the Forbes Library

Join us for a screening at 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 14 in the Commumity Room of the Forbes Library in Northampton of the new documentary film: Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock (2017) with post-film conversation led by Susan Triolo, Vivienne Simon, and Ben Van Arnam, 3 members of the Sugar Shack Alliance deeply engaged in non-violent civil disobedience who have faced arrest in their sustained opposition to the proposed Kinder Morgan Connecticut expansion pipeline in Sandisfield MA .

A presentation of The Resistance Film Series
of the Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars,
in collaboration with Climate Action Now and
the Sugar Shack Alliance of Western MA
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Massachusetts Lobby Day for Carbon Pricing

Massachusetts Lobby Day for Carbon Pricing

Tuesday June 13th - 9:00am - Tuesday June 13th - 5:00pm

Old West Church
131 Cambridge St
Boston, MA  02114 Map

The Campaign for Clean Energy Future invites you to participate in our Carbon Pricing Lobby Day on Tuesday, June 13th!

Massachusetts is one of the only states in the country considering legislation that would put a price on carbon pollution, a policy that will jumpstart the transition to clean energy and protect vulnerable communities.

Many climate experts say the solution to climate change is putting a strong price on carbon. That’s because making something expensive is a good motivation to get people to do it less. Right now, it’s free to pump carbon and other forms of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. But if we put a price on dumping that pollution into the our air, polluters would re-think their actions.

Right now there are two carbon pricing bills in the state legislature, and if one of them passes it would make Massachusett's the first state to price the very pollution responsible for climate change: carbon dioxide. To seize this opportunity, legislators need to hear from YOU.

Never lobbied before? No problem!
The Campaign will also be hosting a Grassroots Summit on Saturday, June 10 (location TBD) to train newcomers and talk strategy. This will provide space to prepare for the lobby day and get started on some exciting next steps. Please note that attendance at the Grassroots Summit is recommended, but not required to participate in the lobby day.

Learn more about the bills here: campaignforcleanenergyfuture.org/the-policy/

Let's show Massachusetts legislators that we want bold climate action and support putting a price on carbon pollution! We'll meet at the office of Climate XChange (Old West Church), and then head over to the State House together.
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MA Clean Energy Future Tour -Springfield

MA Clean Energy Future Tour -Springfield

Monday June 12th - 6:00pm - Monday June 12th - 8:00pm

Western New England University's School of Law -- J. Pellegrini Moot Court Room, 1st floor Map

Please spread the word! All out! We are going to show up in big numbers to demonstate our support for the clean energy future.

4:45 - Carpools leave from Northampton
6:00 - Event starts in Springfield

Carpools will leave from Sheldon Field Parking Lot in Northampton (off Bridge Road by the 3-county fairgound), Northampton, at 4:45 PM

Join the MA Senate Global Warming and Climate Change Committee listening tour at its Springfield stop on June 12 at 6 PM

“The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change is hosting hearings throughout the Commonwealth to get input from you on pressing issues in clean energy and climate. How do you think the legislature should keep our state healthy, sustainable and strong?”

You can also check their website: malegislature.gov/cleanenergyfuture

The event will be held at: Western New England University's School of Law -- J. Pellegrini Moot Court Room, 1st floor

There is another stop on the tour June 19th in Pittsfield.
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Western Mass Carbon Pricing Summit

Western Mass Carbon Pricing Summit

Thursday June 8th - 1:00pm - Thursday June 8th - 4:00pm

Jones Library
43 Amity St
Amherst, MA  01002 Map

This is an invitation to all who care about the climate and want to do something concrete.

Western Mass Carbon Pricing Summit
June 8, 2017: 1 pm to 4 pm
Jones Library Downstairs Room
43 Amity Street, Amherst MA

This summit focuses on strategies for passing carbon pricing legislation in MA. We will review the details of the carbon pricing bills and focus on messaging and training for lobbying our representatives. We will also prepare for lobby day on June 13. This event is for western and central MA folks who prefer a local event to the state summit on June 10. For information on MA carbon pricing visit campaignforcleanenergy future.org/

Please Register

For more information, contact Mary Jo Maffei, maryjomaffei22@gmail.com 413-265-6390

Much of the parking in Amherst is for two hours so we will take a break to feed meters.

Sponsored by the Coalition for a Clean Energy Future and the Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate Group of Climate Action Now
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday May 22nd - 7:00pm - Monday May 22nd - 9:00pm

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

Focus on Climate Justice:
Immigration, Refugees and the Climate Crisis
Protecting Ceremonial Stones in Sandisfield
Food Justice and Community Gardens
Action at the Statehouse
Resisting Kinder Morgan in Otis State Forest
& more!

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!

Handicap accessible and on a bus line
Everyone is warmly welcomed!
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Western MA Climate Justice March

Western MA Climate Justice March

Saturday April 29th - 3:00pm - Saturday April 29th - 6:00pm

Springfield, MA
Springfield, MA  01101, 01103–01105, 01107–01109, 01118-01119, 01128–01129, 01151 Map

Western MA and beyond! Join the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition on April 29 as Western Mass marches for Climate, Jobs and Justice. We will be part of the People's Climate March happening around the country that day.

Springfield, MA
Gathering Rally: 3 pm Federal Courthouse, 300 State St.
March begins: 3:30
Rally: 4:30-5:30 City Hall, 36 Court Street
Family friendly.

Full info here:
climateactionnowma.org/climatemarch/

WHY WE ARE MARCHING:
On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Springfield, Washington D.C. and in other cities across the nation to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.

We will come together from across the United States to strengthen our movement. We will demonstrate our power and resistance at the gates of the White House. We will bring our solutions to the climate crisis and the problems that affect our communities to our leaders in Congress to demand action.

We invite you to join the Peoples Climate Movement on Saturday, April 29th as we march to:

Advance solutions to the climate crisis [that are] rooted in racial, social and economic justice and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers.
Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.
Immediately stop attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people and lands and workers.
Ensure public funds and investments create good paying jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize.
Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all.
Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech.
March with us on April 29th as we come together to resist and march for our families, our communities and our planet.
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Western Mass goes to DC -Peoples Climate March 2017 - buses etc

Western Mass goes to DC -People's Climate March 2017 - buses etc

Saturday April 29th - 10:00am - Saturday April 29th - 6:00pm

Washington
Washington, DC   Map

UPDATED 4/26: A few seat left. on the buses
A handful of seats remain on buses to Washington DC this weekend from Amherst Center, Holyoke and Northampton.

These are buses from Michael's Limousine Service in Agawam, smaller than a normal coach, and from a reputable local company we’ve worked with before.

We've upgraded the Amherst/Holyoke bus to a minicoach with more legroom and a bathroom. This is a very comfortable way to travel.

Money is no object. Many people have been generous, and plenty of scholarships are available. Don’t let the cost deter you; let us know what you can afford.

Make your voice heard in DC. Visit GoToClimateMarch.org today.

People from western MA can organize & discuss everything about our effort to show up in DC for the People's Climate March: the March for Climate, Jobs & Justice. April 29, 2017

BUS INFO from AMHERST/NORTHAMPTON/HOLYOKE: Check GoToClimateMarch.org f
Climate Action Now is organizing buses for DC. Some subsidies available. Leaving from a variety of location including Holyoke and Northampton.
NORTHAMPTON:
Please visit GoToClimateMarch.org to sign up and get the mailing address for payment. Tickets for the Northampton buses will be $65 dollars, plus merchant fees. Northampton buses will depart Sheldon Field around 12:00 AM and the Round House lot around 12:15 AM, and arrive in DC by 9:00 AM. They will depart DC around 6:00 PM, and will return home around 2 AM. Buses will stop at a rest area every two hours.

HOLYOKE:
We may have seats. Will update here.

AMHERST:
The Sierra Club has two buses leaving from Amherst. Tickets are $65 each, plus PayPal fees
sierraclub.org/massachusetts/chapter-store

Buses will leave UMass Amherst and Hampshire College around 9:30-10 PM on Friday, April 28, arriving in Washington DC Saturday morning, April 29. The buses will then depart Washington, DC around 7-8 PM, returning to their departure point early morning Sunday, April 30.

BUS INFO FOR BERKSHIRES: email Berkshires@350MA.org
#climatemarch #peoplesclimate #peoplesclimatemarch
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Electricity Rate Hike Hearing

Electricity Rate Hike Hearing

Wednesday April 26th - 7:00pm - Wednesday April 26th - 9:00pm

Greenfield Middle
195 Federal St
Greenfield, MA  01301 Map

Join Public Opposition to the Eversource Rate Hike Request!

Show up, speak up, write a letter. Please attend even if you do not intend to speak – we need people power showing support for speakers.

Eversource has asked the MA Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to approve:
A 10% rate increase for residential customers in western Mass
Increased investor profits to a guaranteed 10.5% (exceeding the average)
Imposition of confusing demand charges on unsuspecting consumers and new fixed charges on households with solar panels

What can you do?
Attend a DPU hearing on the rate hike request
Greenfield, Wednesday, April 26 – 7 pm, Greenfield Middle School Auditorium

You can sign up to speak or simply attend to show your opposition. No signs allowed in the hearing room but T-shirts or buttons with messages are fine.

Write to the DPU
One easy way to send your comments to the DPU – actionnetwork.org/letters/eversources-anti-solar-rate-hike-is-absurd Please personalize the letter with your own words.

Or send a letter to the Hearing Officer, Tassone@state.ma.us
You must include the docket number (17-05), your name, a brief description in the subject line (eg Comment on Eversource rate hike request).

Some talking points:
I oppose the Eversource rate increase request because it asks for:
Unjustified rate increases that will be hard on our families and businesses
New charges to residents with solar panels that will slow the vital uptake of new solar installations
Excessive profit for the companies and their stock holders with no assurance of the company meeting our clean energy and energy efficiency goals
For more talking points go to this document.
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday April 24th - 7:00pm - Monday April 24th - 9:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering - April 24
- Local Premiere of a New Short Film
The River Cried “Mni W’ Coni”
by Jehann El-Bisi With Art Desmarais
-April 29 Actions for Climate, Jobs and Justice
-Statewide Legislative Campaigns
-Resisting Kinder Morgan
-Food Justice & Sustainable Farming and more!
**
We are all in this together-everyone is welcome and needed!
New Short Film The River Cried “Mni W’ Coni” by Jehann El-Bisi With Art Desmarais:
Service and Solidarity in Standing Rock… a personal account documenting three trips to Standing Rock and an invitation to act for environmental justice and solidarity.
Edited by Robbie Lepzer

This Monday, April 24, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main Street, Northampton, MA
Handicap accessible and on a bus line
Photo: Jehann El-Bisi

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 . Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and figure out how to build up urgency in the public so that we can pressure institutions as a movement. 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!

Handicap accessible and on a bus line

Everyone is warmly welcomed!
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Electricity Rate Hike Hearing

Electricity Rate Hike Hearing

Wednesday April 12th - 7:00pm - Wednesday April 12th - 9:00pm

City Hall Pl, Springfield, MA 01103, United States Map

Join Public Opposition to the Eversource Rate Hike Request!

Show up, speak up, write a letter. Please attend even if you do not intend to speak – we need people power showing support for speakers.

Eversource has asked the MA Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to approve:
A 10% rate increase for residential customers in western Mass
Increased investor profits to a guaranteed 10.5% (exceeding the average)
Imposition of confusing demand charges on unsuspecting consumers and new fixed charges on households with solar panels

What can you do?
Attend a DPU hearing on the rate hike request


Springfield Wednesday, April 12 – 7pm, City Hall, School Committee Meeting Rm

You can sign up to speak or simply attend to show your opposition. No signs allowed in the hearing room but T-shirts or buttons with messages are fine.

Write to the DPU
One easy way to send your comments to the DPU – actionnetwork.org/letters/eversources-anti-solar-rate-hike-is-absurd Please personalize the letter with your own words.

Or send a letter to the Hearing Officer, Tassone@state.ma.us
You must include the docket number (17-05), your name, a brief description in the subject line (eg Comment on Eversource rate hike request).

Some talking points:
I oppose the Eversource rate increase request because it asks for:
Unjustified rate increases that will be hard on our families and businesses
New charges to residents with solar panels that will slow the vital uptake of new solar installations
Excessive profit for the companies and their stock holders with no assurance of the company meeting our clean energy and energy efficiency goals
For more talking points go to this document.
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Eversource RATE HIKE hearing with Maura Healy

Eversource RATE HIKE hearing with Maura Healy

Monday April 10th - 6:00pm - Monday April 10th - 8:00pm

Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Ave
Pittsfield, MA  01201 Map

MONDAY — APRIL 10, 2017 — PITTSFIELD, MA

Maura Healy, our Attorney General understands the out-sized impact of electricity costs in Western Mass.

As a result, she coming to Pittsfield to testify AGAINST the Eversource rate hike. The $96 million increase request was filed with the Department of Public Utilities in January and would result in roughly a 7% increase ($8.45/month) for eastern Massachusetts residents, and 10% increase ($11.64/month) increase for western Massachusetts residents.

The DPU’s decision will be made by November 30, 2017 and if approved, the new rates will become effective on January 1, 2018. Massachusetts residents are welcome to attend the hearing or file any written comments by the close of business (5:00pm) on May 31, 2017 to make your voices heard!

Monday April 10, 6:00 PM
The Berkshire Athenaeum Auditorium
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA
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Climate Crisis Community Grief Ritual

Climate Crisis Community Grief Ritual

Saturday April 8th - 1:00pm - Saturday April 8th - 6:00pm

Fare-Thee-Well Wholeness Center
153 Pond Brook Rd (Route 66)
Huntington, MA  01050 Map

A Climate Crisis Community Grief Ritual

Hosted by John Berkowitz

With poetry, prose, music, meditation, verbal sharing, drumming, and sandtray expression, participants can share grief, despair, fear, and anger about the climate crisis as well as other urgent issues such as racism, police violence, gun violence, sexual assault and domestic violence, immigration, refugees, war, and women’s, LGBTQ, and animal rights.

Through such sharing of common grief, participants can also reclaim their gratitude and joy for life and the beautiful world, and strengthen their resilience and passion for living as well as working for a more peaceful, just, and environmentally safe planet.

Similar gatherings happened twice last year. Leaders are John Berkowitz of Northampton, grandfather, climate activist, and poet; and Jonathan Stein of Hadley, psychotherapist and creative arts grief counselor.

Saturday April 8
1-6pm,
Fare-Thee-Well Retreat Center, 153 Pond Brook Road (Rt. 66), Huntington.
The venue is 16 minutes from Northampton, just past the Westhampton line, and is not wheelchair accessible.
Carpooling is available.

Sliding scale donation requested of $5-15. More info: John Berkowitz 413-387-8439, johnpberk@gmail.com
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

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

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

Breakout sessions this month will include pipeline resistance, state legislation work, planning the Western MA Springfield Climate-Jobs-Justice march (Apr 29), plans for getting some art together art builds for people going to the march in DC or Springfield, and more!

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 . Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and figure out how to build up urgency in the public so that we can pressure institutions as a movement. 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!

Handicap accessible and on a bus line

Everyone is warmly welcomed!
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

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

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Hear updates and get involved in climate justice, interfaith community building, pipeline resistance, statewide and legislative campaigns and more!

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 . Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and figure out how to build up urgency in the public so that we can join others in the movement to pressure institutions. 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!

Handicap accessible and on a bus line

Everyone is warmly welcomed!
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Jacqui Patterson: When movements unite for climate justice

Jacqui Patterson: When movements unite for climate justice

Sunday February 26th - 2:00pm - Sunday February 26th - 4:00pm

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

National Director of NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program to Speak in Amherst at Public Event Hosted by Amherst area NAACP, Climate Action Now and Coming Together

The public is invited to join us as we welcome Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, to speak to our community.

Ms. Patterson is a national leader in the fight for environmental sustainability, racial and social justice. Environmental injustice and climate change have a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low- income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue.


“We, who are working fiercely to protect our ecosystem and to overcome white supremacy and the assaults on working people need to join together”, according to Susan Theberge, Amherst area NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Chair & co-founder of Climate Action Now. "The struggle continues" says Amherst area NAACP President, Kathleen Anderson.

Background

Historically, American society has failed to make the connection in terms of the direct impact of environmental injustices, including climate change, on our own lives, families, and communities, all of whom depend on the physical environment and its bounty. Toxic facilities, like coal fired power plants and incinerators, emit mercury, arsenic, lead, and other contaminants into the water, food, and lungs of communities. Many of these same facilities also emit carbon dioxide and methane – the major drivers of climate change. At the same time not all are equally impacted. For example, race – even more than class – is the number one indicator for the placement of toxic facilities in this country.

People living in poor communities and communities of color are more likely to experience the destructive effects of climate change while having fewer resources to deal with them. They are more likely to be exposed and less likely to be able to escape mega-storms and flooding, less likely to have air conditioning during heat waves, and are unable to afford high food prices caused by droughts or flooding.


Transitioning our economy to renewable energy and conservation will provide jobs and income; a climate justice perspective means that disenfranchised communities are included in decision-making and in the hiring for jobs created.

Ms. Patterson is unique in her ability to speak to these issues. Her work addresses the many practices that are harming communities nationwide and worldwide and the policies needed to rectify these impacts and advance a society that fosters sustainable, cooperative, regenerative communities that uphold all rights for all people in harmony with the earth.


Jacqui Patterson, Director
NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

Environmental injustice, including the proliferation of climate change, has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue.

Hosted by Amherst NAACP, @comingTogetherAmherst, Climate Action Now MA

When Movements Unite for Climate Justice
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
2 to 4 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
120 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, Massachusetts

This event is free and open to the public. The facility is handicap-accessible and on a bus line
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Ongoing tues and saturday noon Greenfield Standing Rock vigil

Ongoing tues and saturday noon Greenfield Standing Rock vigil

Tuesday February 7th - 12:00pm - Tuesday February 7th - 1:00pm

TD Bank
324 Main Street
Greenfield, MA  01301 Map

Vigiling every Tuesday AND Saturday noon til 1 pm TD bank Greenfield
Corner of Main and Federal

Questions? Contact: Hattie hattieshalom@verizon.net

1 interested
Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis

Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis

Saturday January 28th - 3:00pm - Saturday January 28th - 5:30pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts
129 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Public Forum: Climate Action in a Time of Crisis
Saturday, January 28 at 3:00 pm, First Churches, 129 Main St, Northampton

2016 was the warmest year in modern history. Every day scientists report further signs of climate change. Yet, far from helping, the new administration seems determined to make things worse. It’s up to the states. Join MA Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Amherst Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, Smith professor Nat Fortune, and activist Marty Nathan to discuss what the Commonwealth can do. Moderated by Lilly Lombard. Followed by workshops and break out groups to help make your voice heard. Free and open to the public.
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday January 23rd - 7:00pm - Monday January 23rd - 9:00pm

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

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 . Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and figure out how to build up urgency in the public so that we can pressure institutions as a movement. 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!

Handicap accessible and on a bus line

Everyone is warmly welcomed!
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75 interested  ·  28 going
Ongoing tues noon Greenfield standing rock vigil

Ongoing tues noon Greenfield standing rock vigil

Tuesday January 17th - 12:00pm - Tuesday January 17th - 1:00pm

TD Bank
324 Main Street
Greenfield, MA  01301 Map

Vigiling every Tuesday noon til 1 pm TD bank Greenfield
Corner of Main and Federal

Questions? Contact: Hattie hattieshalom@verizon.net

1 interested  ·  1 going
The Climate Justice Movement: Solidarity, Mobilization and

The Climate Justice Movement: Solidarity, Mobilization and

Monday January 16th - 1:00pm - Monday January 16th - 3:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts
129 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

The Climate Justice Movement: Solidarity, Mobilization and Resistance in High Stakes Times

The climate justice movement is rapidly growing as more and more people realize that sustained mass action is our greatest source of power. We invite everyone who wants to help to build a vibrant, unstoppable climate justice movement to join us. We will gather as one group for the first half hour to talk about climate justice organizing in Western Mass and beyond. Then we will break into two groups:
(1) Building a Powerful Climate Justice Movement: Solidarity, Mobilization and Resistance. We will explore pathways for non-violent direct action and other strategies in a solidarity based movement in connection with local and national resistance to fossil fuel infrastructure and
(2) Climate Action Now’s plan for an equitable transition to 100% clean energy: CAN is a dynamic, grass roots organization. Adele will present our legislative priorities with an emphasis on what individual residents can do to help support them.

This session is part of the American Friends Service Committee’s 33rd Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Ongoing tues noon Greenfield standing rock vigil

Ongoing tues noon Greenfield standing rock vigil

Tuesday January 10th - 12:00pm - Tuesday January 10th - 1:00pm

TD Bank
324 Main Street
Greenfield, MA  01301 Map

Vigiling every Tuesday noon til 1 pm TD bank Greenfield
Corner of Main and Federal

Questions? Contact: Hattie hattieshalom@verizon.net

Day Against Denial standout on Calvin Coolidge Bridge

Day Against Denial standout on Calvin Coolidge Bridge

Monday January 9th - 4:00pm - Monday January 9th - 5:00pm

Calvin Coolidge Bridge
Hadley, MA   Map

Meet on Northampoton side. You can park in the lot at the rail rail, across from Webster's Fish Hook

100 interested  ·  28 going
Ongoing tues noon Greenfield standing rock vigil

Ongoing tues noon Greenfield standing rock vigil

Tuesday January 3rd - 12:00pm - Tuesday January 3rd - 1:00pm

TD Bank
324 Main Street
Greenfield, MA  01301 Map

Vigiling every Tuesday noon til 1 pm TD bank Greenfield
Corner of Main and Federal

Questions? Contact: Hattie hattieshalom@verizon.net

Ongoing tues noon Greenfield standing rock vigil

Ongoing tues noon Greenfield standing rock vigil

Tuesday December 27th - 12:00pm - Tuesday December 27th - 1:00pm

TD Bank
324 Main Street
Greenfield, MA  01301 Map

Vigiling every Tuesday noon til 1 pm TD bank Greenfield
Corner of Main and Federal

Questions? Contact: Hattie hattieshalom@verizon.net

5 interested
Walk and Water Ceremony to #DefundDAPL

Walk and Water Ceremony to #DefundDAPL

Monday December 5th - 12:00pm - Monday December 5th - 1:30pm

Amherst Common
Amherst, MA  01002 Map

The Army Corps of Engineers has issued an eviction notice for #OcetiSakowin Camp on December 5th, where thousands of native people and non-native allies have gathered peacefully to pray and protect the land and water that rightfully belongs to the Standing Rock Sioux. Now more than ever action is needed to stand with the Water Protectors.

Grounded in the prayer centered, sacred nature of the occupation at Standing Rock, we will walk together from the North Common in Amherst down North Pleasant St. to TD Bank (243 Triangle Street), a major funder of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

IF YOU ARE A UMASS STUDENT, meet outside the UMass Student Union at 11:30 and we will walk together to the TD Bank to support those who are closing their accounts and to join those walking from the North Common for speakers and a water ceremony.

We will be silently walking through town to the beat of drumming to show our solidarity with Standing Rock. Prayer is at center here. Please come ready to listen to the leadership of indigenous voices.

Please wear blue to show that #WaterIsLife, and bring a small offering of water from your home or from a body of water close to your heart, for the water ceremony.

Those with TD bank accounts will close them to send the message that we do not support institutions investing in this pipeline.

If you have an account with TD Bank, we invite you to close your account on Monday, joining the global movement to #DefundDAPL. Bring your friends and family, especially those who have TD Bank accounts! This is a chance to lovingly grow the movement and add to the $13 million (and counting) that's been divested. (defunddapl.org)
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday November 28th - 7:00pm - Monday November 28th - 9:00pm

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

The time is now. The US just elected a climate denier. #COP22, the annual UN climate negotiations, has just ended in Marrakech. #StandingRock is continuing to peacefully protect water and indigenous sovereignty admist intense police brutality. Ready to join the movement?

Hear from youth activists just back from COP 22 and Standing Rock
Learn about the 100% Renewables Campaign & Climate Action Now 12 Point Plan
Find out about upcoming actions on the national and local level
Join a break-out session: Welcome for Newcomers, Legislative Action, Soil and Forests as Carbon Sinks, and Movement Building in a Time of Climate Emergency

Handicap accessible and on a bus line
�� Everyone is warmly welcomed and we love to see newcomers!

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 . Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and figure out how to build up urgency in the public so that we can pressure institutions as a movement. 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!
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Taking Heart in Hard Times: a Community Gathering and Ritual to Share Grief, and Find Gratitude, Resilience, and Renewal

Taking Heart in Hard Times: a Community Gathering and Ritual to Share Grief, and Find Gratitude, Resilience, and Renewal

Sunday November 20th - 1:00pm - Sunday November 20th - 6:00pm

Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St, Florence,MA Map

Taking Heart in Hard Times: a Community Gathering and Ritual to Share Grief— and Find Gratitude, Resilience, and Renewal— about the Climate Crisis and other Environmental/ Social/Racial Justice Issues

* Sharing Grief, concern, and despair over the worsening impacts of climate change and other ecological, economic,
social, and racial justice issues in our communities, nation,
and world.

* Expressing Gratitude, Reverence, and Joy for the wonder of life, and the gifts in our lives—including the difficulties.

* Remembering that our ancestors throughout history and all over the world held rituals regularly, so that the village and community, not just the individual, would hold the grief, and help heal it. Collectively in ritual, our healing is magnified exponentially.

* Renewing our Hearts and Spirits to carry on living life to the fullest with resilience, ethical integrity, and empowerment. Going home with a plan of peer support.

* Offering this ritual several times each year, as well as monthly smaller gatherings and one-to-one conversations for mutual grieving and support.

* Please note: for those who are able to stay and would like to go longer and deeper, there will be a break for outdoor time, supper (b.y.o.), and continued (non-ritual) sharing from 6 to 8pm.

* Co-led by: -John Berkowitz, Northampton, long-time activist for peace, social/economic justice, and stopping climate change; poet, aging support group leader, and grandfather.
-Jonathan Stein, Hadley, transpersonal therapist, leader of 8-week, creative-arts-based series “Coming Home to Grief”.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 1-6pm Northampton Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St. (5 minutes from downtown Northampton on Rt. 9 west)
Wheelchair Accessible
* Cost: sliding scale donation requested of $5-15 to cover site rental, materials, etc.
* More info: 413-387-8439 johnpberk@gmail.com
climateactionnowwma.org/
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Amherst prayerful protest in support of Standing Rock

Amherst prayerful protest in support of Standing Rock

Saturday November 5th - 10:00am - Saturday November 5th - 12:00pm

Bank of America 1 South Pleasant St Amherst, MA Map

Come Stand for Standing Rock and for the seven generations. There will be a prayerful protest in support of the Land Protectors at Standing Rock. Please bring signs. All are welcome!

Amherst Saturday, Nov 5 10 am
Bank of America in Amherst, 1 South Pleasant St. Amherst
We will march to TD Bank at 243 Triangle Street in Amherst at 11.

Please join us and spread the word. please feel free to pm me for more information or to collaborate: Deb FlyingHorse

Media Advisory:

LOCAL ALLIES OF STANDING ROCK PROTECTORS TO HOLD PRAYER VIGILS AT AMHERST BANKS

On Saturday, November 5th, local allies of the water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota will hold prayer vigils at two bank branches in Amherst.

Prayer vigils will take place at the Bank of America branch office, 1 South Pleasant St., at 10 a.m., and at the TD Bank branch office, 243 Triangle St., at 11 a.m.

Bank of America and TD Bank are among many institutions that have a financial stake in the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

More than 200 Native American tribes have united at Standing Rock to oppose the pipeline and continue to protect the water through peaceful prayer in the face of increased force by military officials and law enforcement.

Deb Tyler, one of the organizers of Saturday’s prayer vigils, said the plan is to deliver a letter to each bank manager asking that the bank divest from the pipeline and its subsidiaries.

“Another goal is to raise awareness among the banks’ customers and to ask them to consider joining our call for divestment, and to consider moving their investments to local banks that are not involved with the pipeline and the human rights violations that are taking place,” Tyler said. “And we will do this through peaceful prayer, just as it is being done at Standing Rock.”

Co-Sponsored by Deb)* Tyler & Climate Action Now Western Mass
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Noon Standing Rock solidarity stand out: TDbank Springfield

Noon Standing Rock solidarity stand out: TDbank Springfield

Tuesday November 1st - 12:00pm - Tuesday November 1st - 1:00pm

TD Bank
1441 Main Street
Springfield, MA  01103 Map

Noon #NoDAPL Standing Rock Solidarity: TDBank Springfield
downtown on Main St.
In solidarity with the water protectors in North Dakota. Water is Life.
Bring signs!

There are communities around the world fighting against the exact same corporations and systems that indigenous warriors are fighting in Standing Rock. This is about Indigenous rights, Human Rights and the Rights of Mother Earth being violated for corporations and their profit. Hey ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, NPR -> Stop the #MediaWhiteOut. Stop the censorship
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering. Everyone is welcome!

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering. Everyone is welcome!

Monday October 24th - 7:00pm - Monday October 24th - 9:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute to the urgent fight against climate change in our corner of the world. Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and build climate awareness. You are warmly invited to join us and find your place in the growing global movement for climate justice. Photo by Rene Theberge... See MoreSee Less

11 interested  ·  11 going
Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday September 26th - 7:00pm - Monday September 26th - 9:00pm

Action/Work Groups Including:
Food Justice, Healthy Soil and Sustainable Farming
Building the Climate Justice Movement in the Face of the Climate Emergency
Five College Students, Faculty and Staff Action Group
and more

Post Meeting: Everyone is invited to stay in community to watch the Presidential Debate
We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute to the urgent fight against climate change in our corner of the world. Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and figure out how to build up a feeling of urgency in the public so that we can pressure institutions as a movement. 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. Hope to see you there!

This month's meeting will likely have breakout sessions on legislation, soil and food justice, and a student strategizing breakout.
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First Churches vigil in solidarity with Standing Rock

First Churches vigil in solidarity with Standing Rock

Tuesday September 13th - 12:00pm - Tuesday September 13th - 1:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts
129 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Northampton's weekly silent peace vigil will move to the outside of First churches to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock land and water protectors. This action joins many around the nation taking place this day. #NoDAPL

2 interested
Climate Change Legislation Debate by Candidates for State Rep

Climate Change Legislation Debate by Candidates for State Rep

Monday August 29th - 7:00pm - Monday August 29th - 9:00pm

The six candidates to replace Ellen Story as the State Representative from the 3rd Hampshire District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives have been invited to participate in a forum on climate change.

This event is hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst Green Sanctuary Committee.

Some of the issues under discussion are expected to be:

Climate justice:
Expansion of renewable energy mix;
Gas tax ban;
Ban on new fossil fuel pipelines;
Reduction of gas leaks;
Carbon pricing;
Fossil fuel divestment;
Greening our transportation and building infrastructure;
Financing of green projects (including a green bank);
Reduction of agricultural methane emissions;
Preservation of carbon sinks.

Hosted by the Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, the event will be held at 121 North Pleasant Street in Amherst. Monday, Aug 29 7-9 in Amherst

As of today this event is co-sponsored by;

The South Congregational Church of Amherst;
The Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst;
Climate Action Now;
Greening of Grace Church Amherst;
Mt. Toby Friends Meeting Climate Witness Committee

The candidates are Vira Douanymany Cage, Solomon Goldstein-Rose, Sarah la Cour, Bonnie McCracken, Eric Nakajima, and Lawrence O’Brien. The primary election is set for Sept. 8.
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering. Everyone is welcome!

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering. Everyone is welcome!

Monday August 22nd - 6:30pm - Monday August 22nd - 9:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Chatting from 6:30-7; official meeting from 7-9 pm. We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute to the urgent fight against climate change in our corner of the world. Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and build climate awareness. You are warmly invited to join us and find your place in the growing global movement for climate justice. Photo by Rene Theberge... See MoreSee Less

7 interested  ·  5 going
Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering. Everyone is welcome!

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering. Everyone is welcome!

Monday July 25th - 7:00pm - Monday July 25th - 9:00pm

We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute to the urgent fight against climate change in our corner of the world. Help us organize to protect constitutionally protected conservation land from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts, and build climate awareness. You are warmly invited to join us and find your place in the growing global movement for climate justice.

4 interested  ·  4 going
Climate Action NOW Monthly Gathering

Climate Action NOW Monthly Gathering

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

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

You are warmly invited to the next Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering in Northampton

Newcomers always welcome.

Monday, June 27, 2016
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main Street, Northampton
On a bus line and handicap accessible

2 interested  ·  7 going
Stand Up & Canvas against the Pipeline TAX

Stand Up & Canvas against the Pipeline TAX

Saturday June 4th - 1:00am - Saturday June 4th - 4:00am

Veteran's Memorial Park Holyoke (Across from Bus Depot)

Did you know that the Department of Utilities, which is overseen by Gov Charlie Baker, is planning to add a charge to our electricity bills to subsidize new gas pipelines through MA? Join Neighbor to Neighbor Neighbor To Neighbor Massachusetts Education Fund on a stand up June 4th to stop the pipelines and the pipeline tax!

1 interested  ·  1 going
Northampton Gas Leaks - Community Forum

Northampton Gas Leaks - Community Forum

Thursday June 2nd - 7:30pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

2 interested  ·  7 going
Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday May 23rd - 7:00pm - Monday May 23rd - 9:00pm

Help us organize to protect Otis State Forest from Kinder Morgan, stop gas leaks statewide and biomass in Springfield, and create a clean and renewable energy future in Massachusetts. You are warmly invited to join us and find your place in the growing global movement for climate justice.

15 interested  ·  7 going
Community Energy: Conversation with Churchill Fellow Heather Smith

Community Energy: Conversation with Churchill Fellow Heather Smith

Wednesday May 18th - 7:00pm - Wednesday May 18th - 9:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

On May 18, there will be an informative presentation about leading-edge community energy practices in Australia, Japan, the UK, Germany, Denmark, and the U.S. The event will be at the Northampton Unitarian Church, 7-9pm. The presenter, Heather Smith, is investigating the dynamic between community energy and the traditional energy systems. Her research is supported by a Churchill Fellowship. Heather hails from Adelaide in South Australia - a state already generating 40% of its electricity from wind and solar energy. 25% of households have rooftop solar and the state has attracted more than its fair share of Australia's large wind farms. In addition to presenting, Heather is interested in what we’re doing locally. Please join us on May 18!
Hosted by Climate Action Now MA and Co-op Power
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Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables: Northampton forum about the NED pipeline and the solar cap

Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables: Northampton forum about the NED pipeline and the solar cap

Thursday April 28th - 7:00pm - Thursday April 28th - 8:30pm

JFK Middle school, florence, ma

The Northampton Democratic City Committee invites you to a forum on “Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables: Join us for a conversation about the NED pipeline and the solar cap.” The forum will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Community Room at the JFK Middle School, 100 Bridge Rd, Florence, MA.

Kinder Morgan is proposing to construct a pipeline (Northeast Energy Direct) that would transport natural gas across land in western MA, much of which is privately owned. According to Marty Nathan, a physician and one of the organizers of this event, “If constructed, the proposed pipeline would destroy pristine habitat and threaten the health of local residents. Many of these properties are protected under state law Article 97, but the dispute raises federal issues as well. The gas is intended almost entirely for overseas export and is not needed by the Commonwealth. The methane that will inevitably be leaked and the CO2 from its burning will negatively affect efforts to stop climate change.”

The NDCC forum will also focus on solar policy. While not finalized at the time of this release, the Massachusetts legislature reached a compromise agreement in which the solar net metering cap would be raised by 3% on the state’s net metering program. Also under this compromise the net metering compensation rate for community-shared and low-income solar would be decreased by 40%. Many people see this as insufficient and merely a temporary fix. Adele Franks, also a physician and an organizer of this event, states, “This compromise does not provide Massachusetts with a clear, forward thinking solar policy. It’s important for us to continue advocating for better long-term policies that will reduce our use of fossil fuels.”

"The forum will provide details about the nature of the pipeline proposal and solar policy issues, what’s at stake, and will offer the opportunity for questions and discussion among local residents,” says Elizabeth Silver, chair of the NDCC. The public is invited to join the NDCC for this conversation.
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CAN Monthly Gathering - Northampton

CAN Monthly Gathering - Northampton

Monday April 25th - 7:00pm - Monday April 25th - 9:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Please come and celebrate the powerful grassroots movement that stopped the Kinder Morgan fracked gas pipeline. Energized by this wonderful news, now is the time for us to redouble our efforts to defeat the other proposed fossil fuel projects near and far. There is something for everyone to do in our growing community as we organize for a busy spring of actions to break free from fossil fuels and to create a more just and livable world. We warmly welcome newcomers to join us in building an inclusive and unstoppable movement for climate justice!... See MoreSee Less

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Break Free Northeast Action Tour: Stop the Bomb Trains!

Break Free Northeast Action Tour: Stop the Bomb Trains!

Monday April 18th - 7:00pm - Monday April 18th - 9:00pm

We know the climate is rapidly changing. We know that the burning of fossil fuels is the cause. Our reliance on coal, oil, and gas is exacerbating this crisis, keeping us from swiftly transititioning to the renewable energy future we need. This spring, we will be changing this narrative. Tens of thousands of people across the globe will be taking direct action against the fossil fuel industry in their regions. We will collectively #BreakFree from fossil fuels.

Join us for an evening of conversation in preparation for two massive mobilizations happening this spring in our region:
- Break Free from Fossil Fuels: Stop the Bomb Trains, on May 14th in Albany, NY
- Rubber Stamp Rebellion organized by Beyond Extreme Energy #BXE, targeting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from May 15-22.

We will be joined by Jay O'Hara of the Climate Disobedience Center who will share the background of crude oil trains in Albany and the massive action plan for this May.

Whether you are new to the movement or an experienced organizer, you are welcome! This is an exciting chance to act in the global movement for climate justice.

For more info about #BreakFree2016, visit Albany2016.org
For more info about the FERC Rubber Stamp Rebellion, visit bit.ly/RubberStampRebellion

This event is organized by Climate Action Now MA, Western Massachusetts's grassroots climate organization, and Sugar Shack Alliance, a coalition of landowners, students, and concerned residents of Massachusetts ready to take direct action against the Kinder Morgan N.E.D pipeline. Take our pledge here: sugarshackalliance.org
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Taking Heart in Hard Times: a Community Gathering and Ritual to Share Grief, and Find Gratitude, Resilience, and Renewal

Taking Heart in Hard Times: a Community Gathering and Ritual to Share Grief, and Find Gratitude, Resilience, and Renewal

Sunday April 17th - 2:00pm - Sunday April 17th - 5:30pm

Edwards Church of Northampton
297 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Taking Heart in Hard Times: a Community Gathering and Ritual to Share Grief, and Find Gratitude, Resilience, and Renewal

The Climate Change Grief Ritual will be held a few days before Earth Day on Sunday, April 17, 2-5:30pm, at Edwards Church, 297 Main St., Northampton.

The non-denominational gathering will be led by John Berkowitz, a Northampton poet, climate activist, aging support group leader, and grandfather; and Jonathan Stein, a Hadley psychotherapist, artist, spiritual activist, and facilitator of arts-based grief support groups.

The event is inspired by authors and long-time ritual leaders Joanna Macy (Coming Back to Life--The Work That Reconnects) and Frances Weller (The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief).

The event will include:

* Sharing Grief, concern, and despair over the worsening impacts of climate change and other ecological losses and threats in our communities, nation, and world.

* Expressing Gratitude, Reverence, and Joy for the wonder of life, and the gifts in our lives—including the difficulties.

* Remembering that our ancestors throughout history and all over the world held rituals regularly, so that the village and community, not just the individual, would hold the grief, and help heal it. Collectively in ritual, our healing is magnified exponentially.

* Renewing our Hearts and Spirits to carry on living life to the fullest with resilience, ethical integrity, and empowerment. Going home with a plan of peer support.

* Offering this ritual several times each year, as well as monthly smaller gatherings and one-to-one conversations for mutual grieving and support.

* Please note: for those who are able to stay and would like to go longer and deeper, there will be a break for outdoor time, a pot luck supper, and continued sharing from 6:30 to 8pm.

The site is wheelchair accessible. Donations between $3-10 will be requested to cover expenses.
More information: John Berkowitz, 413-387-8439, johnpberk@gmail.com, and climateactionnowwma.org
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EarthJam! A Cappella and Comedy Supporting Climate Justice

EarthJam! A Cappella and Comedy Supporting Climate Justice

Saturday April 16th - 4:00pm

First Church Amherst
165 Main St
Amherst, MA  01002 Map

Featuring The UMass Dynamics, The Mount Holyoke V8s, The Smith Vibes, The Connotations, The Wise Guys, and UMass Thursday Night Live. A free-will donation will benefit Climate Action Now. With an update on the UMass Divestment Campaign from Divest UMass and the UMass Climateers.

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Going Green Expo - Free & Fun! Workshops, Demos, Exhibits

Going Green Expo - Free & Fun! Workshops, Demos, Exhibits

Sunday April 10th - 1:00pm - Sunday April 10th - 5:00pm

Sinai Temple 110 Dickinson St Springfield MA Map

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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday March 28th - 7:00pm - Monday March 28th - 9:00pm

We face a monumental challenge with climate change, but we will face it together! Whether you're a seasoned activist or just a concerned citizen who wants to find out more about actions being taken in our area, we would love to have you join us.

Come meet others who share your passion for climate justice and find out where you can plug in!

Breakout groups: legislation (solar net metering, divestment, carbon tax) and no new pipelines!

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Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Saturday February 27th - 9:00am

Interested in learning about the theory and practice of non-violent direct action? Considering participating in an action where you might risk arrest?

Want to learn more about the proposed Kinder Morgan NED pipeline and how we can work together to stop it?

Sugar shack Alliance is sponsoring trainings for all of the above. People do NOT need to be already in an affinity group to participate nor do they need to already know whether they are prepared to risk arrest. The trainings will support you to consider all your options.

The training has lots of interactive opportunities including a long role play simulation of an actual action.

If you have already taken part 1 or have been in an affinity group in the last 5 years and participated in a large action that could have included civil disobedience, you can come for the afternoon part of the day, Part 2.

There is no charge, but we do pass a hat to cover costs of materials, gas and time for the trainers. Folks usually throw in from $5 to $20 each.

Please reserve a spot by sending a message to climateactionnowmass@gmail.com

For years, communities across Western Massachusetts have been organizing to defend themselves from an outside threat to their land and water. Kinder Morgan, a company based in Texas, seeks to construct a high pressure natural gas transmission pipeline across parts of NY, MA, and NH.

For more info about the pipeline, please visit:
nofrackedgasinmass.org

This training is part of a new resistance campaign coordinating actions to oppose the pipeline. The training will inform you about the movement and all the work that has already been done. It will prepare you to participate in the many different roles nessecary for successful non-violent actions.

Please attend if you want to take a stand against this pipeline.

Here in Western Mass., we are surrounded by a deep history of resistance to corporate takeover, industrial expansion and other harmful forces. Please help us uphold this legacy by joining a people's movement fearlessly defending this land and those who love it dearly.

More info to follow, stay tuned.

*** SPACE LIMITED, to reserve a spot in the training please email climateactionnowmass@gmail.com ***
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CAN General Meeting - Northampton

CAN General Meeting - Northampton

Monday February 22nd - 7:00pm - Monday February 22nd - 9:00pm

Universalist Unitarian Church
Northampton, MA   Map

We face a monumental challenge with climate change, but we will face it together! Whether you're a seasoned activist or just a concerned citizen who wants to find out more about actions being taken in our area, we would love to have you join us.

Come meet others who share your passion for climate justice and find out where you can plug in at our monthly meeting.

Breakout groups: Legislation (solar net metering, carbon pricing, and divestment) and No New Pipelines

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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering (Amherst)

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering (Amherst)

Monday January 25th - 7:00pm - Monday January 25th - 9:00pm

We face a monumental challenge with climate change, but we will face it together! Whether you're a seasoned activist or just a concerned citizen who wants to find out more about actions being taken in our area, we would love to have you join us.

Come meet others who share your passion for climate justice and find out where you can plug in.

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Renewables are Ready!  Presentation in Amherst.

Renewables are Ready! Presentation in Amherst.

Monday January 11th - 7:00pm

Renewables are Ready!

A Collaborative Multi Media Project created by Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, Nuclear and Carbon Free Future and Western Mass AFSC

Please join us to find out about advances in renewable energy technologies and their potential, together with efficiency, to power our country by 2050. Identify political obstacles and what we can do to overcome them. Learn about inspiring examples of activism that can serve as a springboard for individual and community actions to make renewables our energy future. Presenters are Pat Hynes and Susan Lantz.

Hosted by Climate Action Now
Date: Monday, January 11th
Time: 7 PM
Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst
Social Hall
Handicap accessible and on a bus line
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Local film about activists and climate justice: In The Path of Resistance: Justice Beyond the Keystone XL Pipeline

Local film about activists and climate justice: In The Path of Resistance: Justice Beyond the Keystone XL Pipeline

Monday December 14th - 6:30pm

Forbes Library
20 West St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

VERY important film on the pipeline: Come see

"In The Path of Resistance: Justice Beyond the Keystone XL Pipeline", “
6 :30 pm Monday Dec. 14, Forbes Library community room, Northampton.

Alex Leff, Hampshire College student filmmaker will discuss his film, considered "an essential film for teaching climate justice" that follows two students following the proposed route of the pipeline meeting those living on the front lines. Part of the monthly film series of the Northampton Committee Against War.
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Global Climate March: Amherst

Global Climate March: Amherst

Sunday November 29th - 6:00pm - Sunday November 29th - 7:00pm

Amherst Common

On November 29th hundreds of thousands of us will take to the streets across the world, hours before the most important climate summit of the decade.

6 pm AMHERST COMMON Rally

On the eve of the big U.N summit in Paris, the climate movement is taking to the streets. With climate change in the global spotlight, this is our chance to make the talks work for our movement. This is our chance to set the agenda for ambition.
The stakes are high. The opportunity for change has never been brighter, the risks of inaction never darker. During the U.N. climate talks in Paris, world leaders need to hear loud and clear that the age of fossil fuels is coming to an end. It is up to us to make it happen sooner rather than later. Join the Global Climate March on November 29!


Note, there 2 other events happening:

== NORTHAMPTON: 5:30 pm step off from Northampton High School and March to City Hall for a 6 pm rally.

== SPRINGFIELD: 5 pm -6 pm in SPRINGFIELD at the Eastfield Mall (Entrace across from Ocean State Job Lot)

#climatemarch t.co/fd1Dhwy8vn
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Global Climate March: Northampton

Global Climate March: Northampton

Sunday November 29th - 5:30pm - Sunday November 29th - 7:00pm

Northampton High School to City Hall Northampton

On November 29th hundreds of thousands of us will take to the streets across the world, hours before the most important climate summit of the decade.

NORTHAMPTON: 5:30 pm sharp: step off from Northampton High School and March to City Hall for a 6 pm rally.

Smith students: meet at 5:30pm outside the John M. Greene hall and we'll join the march from there!

Bring lights and signs.

On the eve of the big U.N summit in Paris, the climate movement is taking to the streets. With climate change in the global spotlight, this is our chance to make the talks work for our movement. This is our chance to set the agenda for ambition.
The stakes are high. The opportunity for change has never been brighter, the risks of inaction never darker. During the U.N. climate talks in Paris, world leaders need to hear loud and clear that the age of fossil fuels is coming to an end. It is up to us to make it happen sooner rather than later. Join the Global Climate March on November 29!

Note, there 3 sister events happening in the region
== 6 pm in AMHERST at the Amherst Common
== 5 pm -6 pm in SPRINGFIELD at the Eastfield Mall (Entrance across from Ocean State Job Lot)
== 1-2 pm ATHOL RAlly on Uptown Common in Athol See 350.org for information

#climatemarch t.co/fd1Dhwy8vn
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Clergy, Choirs and Climate

Clergy, Choirs and Climate

Sunday September 27th - 8:00am - Sunday September 27th - 1:00pm

Western Massachusetts

From the Interfaith Eco-action group of western MA.

Clergy, Choirs and Climate
September 27 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
On September 27th, 2015, area faith communities in Western Massachusetts and beyond will be coming together around song and sermon.
See this website for more info:
justiceandpeace.net/PioneerValleyCares/event/clergy-choirs-and-climate/

Pope Francis Address: Watch Party Amherst!

Pope Francis Address: Watch Party Amherst!

Thursday September 24th - 7:00pm

Amherst, MA

Watch Party Northampton!
September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
On September 24, 2015, Pope Francis will become the first leader of the Holy See to address the United States Congress.

While his address will be at 9:20 in the morning, we are hosting a rebroadcast of this very important speech later that evening in Northampton (and other areas in the Pioneer Valley)

After we watch the Pope’s congressional address together, we will then have an opportunity to discuss it informally. Questions generated by the Ignatian Solidarity Network will be facilitated.

This is a momentous occasion! Join us!

September 24
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

St. Brigid’s Church
122 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Pope Francis Address - Watch Party Northampton!

Pope Francis Address - Watch Party Northampton!

Thursday September 24th - 7:00pm

Northampton, MA
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Watch Party Northampton!
September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
On September 24, 2015, Pope Francis will become the first leader of the Holy See to address the United States Congress.

While his address will be at 9:20 in the morning, we are hosting a rebroadcast of this very important speech later that evening in Northampton (and other areas in the Pioneer Valley)

After we watch the Pope’s congressional address together, we will then have an opportunity to discuss it informally. Questions generated by the Ignatian Solidarity Network will be facilitated.

This is a momentous occasion! Join us!


Date:
September 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
3 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Community Forum on the Papal Encyclical

Community Forum on the Papal Encyclical

Monday September 21st - 7:00pm - Monday September 21st - 8:30pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts
129 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Community Forum on the Papal Encyclical

Hosted by the Interfaith Eco-Action group of Western MA.

Come hear three expert perspectives about Pope Francis’ much talked about encyclical, On Care for our Common Home, from these leaders in the Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish faiths:

Craig Nicholson, professor at the University of Massachusetts and congregant at the Newman Center Catholic Church in Amherst, MA
Reverend Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, Senior Pastor of the Haydenville Congregational Church in Haydenville, MA
Rabbi David Seidenberg, author and teacher of eco-Torah, Jewish texts and thought in Northampton, MA


There will be a rich discussion between the panelists before an extended question and answer period.

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

No registration or fee. Donations gladly accepted.
First Churches Meeting House
129 Main St.
Northampton, MA 01060
#interfaith #climateaction #pioneervalley
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Northfield Gulf Rd Thursday Vigil - NO PIPELINE - 4:30

Northfield Gulf Rd Thursday Vigil - NO PIPELINE - 4:30

Thursday August 20th - 4:30pm - Thursday August 20th - 5:30pm

Gulf Road, Northfield, MA

Stop the Pipeline! All are welcome!
Thursday Vigil on Gulf Rd Compressor station site in Northfield. Musicians welcome.
EVERY THURSDAY 4:30 - 5:30.
OUR BLOCKADIA

Directions: Arrive in Northfield turn left at the intersection where the signs are turn left on Main street less than half mile on right your will see MAPLE street turn there that turns into GULF Rd you start climbing on the road up the Mtn . 3 miles to the power lines where the Vigil is on Gulf Rd

For more info, contact Hattie Nestel: hattieshalom@verizon.net or 978-790-3074

#nopipeline #northfieldma #blockadia
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RALLY & DEMONSTRATE: WESTERN MA says NO to the PIPELINE!  Preceeding the  FERC meeting

RALLY & DEMONSTRATE: WESTERN MA says NO to the PIPELINE! Preceeding the FERC meeting

Wednesday July 29th - 5:00pm

Greenfield Middle
195 Federal St
Greenfield, MA  01301 Map

OUR DATE WITH FERC
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015

Clear your calendars! Everyone needs to show up to tell our federal regulators that Western Mass says NO to the Kinder Morgan Fracked Gas Pipeline.


ARRIVE and assemble at 5.
RALLY at 5:15 PM - 6 at Greenfield Middle School
MEETING at 6:30
WEAR GREEN & Bring signs!

Greenfield Middle School
195 Federal Street in Greenfield, MA

Our theme is “Western Mass Towns Say No to the Pipeline”

Local musicians
Inspiring words from grassroots activists
Statements of support from elected officials
Come in costumes, and bring signs and banners.


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Scoping Hearing begins at 6:30 PM. Let’s pack Greenfield Middle School again with another overflow crowd! Invite your co-workers, neighbors, relatives and friends.

This is our chance to ensure that FERC does its job and conducts a thorough environmental impact study (EIS) of the proposed Kinder Morgan fracked gas pipeline (Northeast Energy Direct or NED).
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Mourn the Victims, Stop the Bomb Trains!

Mourn the Victims, Stop the Bomb Trains!

Sunday July 12th - 11:15am - Sunday July 12th - 12:30pm

Northampton, MA
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Climate Action Now/350MA and the Unitarian Society of Northampton’s Climate Action Group are holding a protest vigil commemorating the two-year anniversary of the deaths of 47 people and the destruction of the town of Lac Mégantic, Quebec when a train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed and exploded.

From 1975 to 2012, federal records show, railroads spilled 800,000 gallons of crude oil. Last year alone, they spilled more than 1.15 million gallons, according to an analysis of data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

It's time to say NO MORE to oil by rail (and all fossil fuels!)

** MEET ON THE STEPS OF MEMORIAL HALL (240 MAIN STREET)
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Monthly  Climate Action NOW Gathering in Northampton-  Monday JUNE 22

Monthly Climate Action NOW Gathering in Northampton- Monday JUNE 22

Monday June 22nd - 7:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Climate Action NOW: Gathering This Monday night in Northampton
We warmly invite you to join us this coming Monday, June 22nd, for our monthly Climate Action NOW Gathering. Become a part of our welcoming and growing community. Meet others who care deeply about addressing the climate catastrophe. Learn about options for local, regional and national engagement and action.
The theme of our June meeting is building solidarity among peoples’ movements, in particular the struggles for racial and economic justice and equality.
Following a brief update about our work with the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, a significant part of the meeting will focus on the following four work groups, from which you can choose on Monday night.
Renewable Massachusetts: Working in solidarity with multiple groups in the state and region to stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure and to push for a rapid shift to renewable energy.
Legislative and Media Outreach: Actively working to shift our elected officials and the public narrative towards a renewable energy future.
Mothers Out Front: See below for details about this exciting work focusing on the "Road to Paris" and Monday Action Circles
Stop the Bomb Trains: Non-Violent Civil Disobedience: See our newsletter
When: 7 PM this Monday night
Where: Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main Street, Northampton.
The building is handicap accessible and is on a bus route.
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Monthly General Meeting

Monthly General Meeting

Monday March 23rd - 7:00pm - Monday March 23rd - 9:00pm

Our campaigns are heating up! Join us at the UU in Amherst for our monthly meeting of Climate Action NOW MA/350 Pioneer Valley. Learn about how you can get involved in climate justice, resisting the Kinder Morgan fracked gas pipeline/working for renewable energy alternatives, divestment, Mothers Out Front, Climate Street Theater and more! Action oriented workshops are the focus for this month's gathering.

Free and open to the public and handicap accessible.

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Reject Keystone XL NOW Rally:

Reject Keystone XL NOW Rally:

Tuesday January 13th - 4:30pm - Tuesday January 13th - 5:30pm

Northampton Courthouse
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

Rally to demand President Obama reject the Keystone XL Pipeline NOW! It is a threat to our climate and its life. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN RALLY SITE! Bridge is too icy!

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Emergency Rally Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

Emergency Rally Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

Saturday December 13th - 12:00pm

Old Northampton Courthouse, corner of Main and King Streets, Northampton, Massachusetts

Rally against the new Congress' plan to allow the construction of the Keystone XL with its devastating effect on the regional environment and the climate

3 interested  ·  8 going
Climate Action Now/350MA GENERAL MEETING!

Climate Action Now/350MA GENERAL MEETING!

Monday November 24th - 7:00pm - Monday November 24th - 9:00pm

Join us for our monthly meeting this coming Monday. We'll be building our relationships with each other, voting on statewide campaign proposals, hearing from those who participated in Beyond Extreme Energy week of action, working on pipeline opposition, and much more.

Come be apart of the climate movement in the Valley!

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CAN/350MA General Meeting!

CAN/350MA General Meeting!

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

Unitarian Soc of Northampton
220 Main St
Northampton, MA  01060-3105 Map

This month's meeting we have a lot of exciting break out groups and topics to focus on together, including: the Springfield Climate Justice March and Climate Action Plan, climate related mid-term election ballot questions, new developments in the divestment movement, and the growing resistance to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline. Come for a great opportunity to network with the community and get involved!

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Climate Action Now/350MA GENERAL MEETING

Climate Action Now/350MA GENERAL MEETING

Monday September 29th - 7:00pm - Monday September 29th - 9:00pm

As the success of the march demonstrates, there is a shift starting to happen. But it will only happen if every one of us gives of ourselves; our time, knowledge, and talents. Every month, Climate Action Now/350MA hosts a general meeting to give people the opportunity to connect with the various climate-related campaigns that are going on in the Valley. This coming Monday, we will be carrying the energy and connections from the march forward.

There will be presentations and break out groups in the following areas:
- the proposed Tennessee Gas/Kinder Morgan Pipeline
- campus and statewide divestment
- Carbon xChange carbon tax initiative & other MA climate politics
- Springfield climate action plan

We will also have music, time to share stories and feelings about the march, and other great activities. Bring a friend & hope to see you there! (This event is open to the public and is handicap accessible.)
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May General Meeting

May General Meeting

Monday May 12th - 7:00pm - Monday May 12th - 9:00pm

Are you concerned about climate change, and want to do more than change your lightbulbs? Join Climate Action Now / 350MA Pioneer Valley for our next General Meeting. We will feature a presentation on the current state of the global divestment campaign, and will discuss our work on topics including the Keystone XL pipeline and the proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline. After presentations we will split into breakout groups to plan the next steps of these exciting campaigns. Whether you're a seasoned activist or just a concerned citizen, we hope to see you there!... See MoreSee Less

April General Meeting

April General Meeting

Sunday April 13th - 3:00pm - Sunday April 13th - 5:00pm

Hartsbook School Great Room, 193 Bay Road, Hadley Map

Are you concerned about climate change, and want to do more than change your lightbulbs? Join Climate Action Now / 350MA Pioneer Valley for our next General Meeting. We will feature a presentation on the Keystone XL pipeline, and will discuss our work on topics including divestment and the proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline. After presentations we will split into breakout groups to plan the next steps of these exciting campaigns. Whether you're a seasoned activist or just a concerned citizen, we hope to see you there!... See MoreSee Less

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Vigil For the Future: No Keystone XL

Vigil For the Future: No Keystone XL

Monday February 3rd - 7:00pm

Amherst, Massachusetts

As you may know, the State Department released its final impact statement on the Keystone XL pipeline Friday about 3:00 PM. The State Department, with its corrupt environmental review process, hedged its bets by not recommending or rejecting the pipeline, but it admitted that "the total direct and indirect emissions associated with the proposed Project would contribute to cumulative global GHG emissions." It is now completely up to Obama.

We know the pipeline fails Obama's own climate test of "significantly exacerbat[ing] the problem of carbon pollution", but whether or not he stands up to the oil industry and rejects it will depend on what we do in the next few months.

Obama will decide within 90 days a National Interest Determination, and starting February 5, there will be a 30-day comment period to tell him Keystone is NOT in our national interest. More to come about sending in comments.

We need to provide swift and strong action to demonstrate that Keystone is a disaster for the US and the planet, to remind Obama of his climate test and to demand he deny the permit. There are already over 120 vigils planned for Monday and we are expecting more than 200 people from all over Western Mass. to join us at the Amherst Town Common Monday at 7pm. Press releases are in progress.

Monday's forecast is currently around freezing with a small chance of precip and no wind. Arrive carefully and dress warm.

Co-sponsored by Greening of Grace, Climate Action Now MA, 350MA and others.

Please bring a candle, a sign, and, if you wish, a piece of poetry.

The Tides are Rising and it isn't lifting all our boats,

it’s only lifting yachts!
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Climate Justice Conference - Growing the Movement in Our Communities

Climate Justice Conference - Growing the Movement in Our Communities

Saturday September 28th - 9:30am - Saturday September 28th - 4:00pm

Trinity United Methodist Church 361 Sumner Ave, Springfield MA Map

Climate has changed... Impacts are already being felt through the quality of health of our communities and local economies. We have an opportunity to change our future here in Springfield and throughout the state.

Communities are strongest when built from the bottom up working together for a common cause. Your voice is needed. Come join in creating solutions at the Western Massachusetts Climate Justice Conference - Saturday, September 28 at Trinity Methodist Church in Springfield. While politicians fight, we must unite.
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Climate Action NOW this Sunday at Arise

Climate Action NOW this Sunday at Arise

Sunday April 7th - 4:00pm - Sunday April 7th - 6:00pm

467 State St Springfield, MA 01105 Map

This is a reminder that the next meeting of Climate Action NOW will be:
This Sunday, April 7th at 4 pm at Arise for Social Justice
467 State St Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 734-4948
The purpose is to begin planning for our next action conference to be held in September in Springfield.

Please let us know if you need or can offer a ride. We want as many folks as possible to carpool.

There will be rides leaving from the Gazette offices parking lot in Northampton at 3:15 PM on Sunday.

Who can offer a ride from Amherst area?
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Shut Down MT. Tom Coal!

Shut Down MT. Tom Coal!

Sunday January 20th - 2:00pm

Holyoke, MA - parking lot of the Laborers Union across the street from Mt. Tom coal plant

Rally to permanently shut down Mt Tom Coal

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