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!... See MoreSee Less
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 a dynamic keynote speaker 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.
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, WMACCE (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 firstname.lastname@example.org