Attend our Meetings
The Regenerative Farming, Forests and Food Systems Work Group meets during the break out sessions at CAN’s monthly meetings, the 4th Monday of the month. Additionally, the group meets every third Monday of the month. Please join us for one of our upcoming meetings:
- Monday, May 20 from 6-8:30pm at the Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, in Amherst
- Monday, June 17 from 6-8:30pm
- Monday, July 15 from 6-8:30pm
- Monday, August 19 from 6-8:30p
*Monthly in person meetings are at Pulse Cafe in Hadley unless otherwise indicated*
Current Campaigns and Projects
Please check back as we update this in the near future.
Calls to Action
Northampton’s Solar Ordinance
Northampton residents/climate activists who support sensible solar installation AND preservation of our tree canopy are strongly encouraged to attend the following upcoming public meetings to discuss Ordinance 18.231 on:
-Thursday, May 9 at 7pm, Council Chambers (City Planning Board meetings); and
-Monday, May 13 at 5pm, Council Chambers (Legislative Subcommittee meeting).
To learn more about this issue, click here.
Bills currently being considered in the Massachusetts legislature:
Bill H. 853/ HD. 1419 (An Act to assure the attainment of greenhouse gas emissions goals in the alternative portfolio standard) — Read more about the bill here.
Visit http://www.pfpi.net/ma-bioenergy-backgrounder to read what you can do now!
Bill H. 897 (An Act relative to forest protection) — Read more about the bill here.
Bill S. 438/ H. 873 (An Act to promote healthy soils and agricultural innovation within the Commonwealth) — Read more about the bill here.
Schmid Healthy Soils Budget Amendment, #996 (Budget Amendment for $200K to fund the first year of a Healthy Soils Program) — Read more about this initiative here.
Call the legislators of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture if you want to support this bill and call your state representative if you want to support funding for the Mass. Healthy Soils Program.
This link takes you to the NOFA/Mass site where you’ll see helpful tips for action steps everyone can take to restore carbon to the soil and turn climate change around: https://www.nofamass.org/content/tips-carbon-sequestration