Working Groups

Get involved! Here is a list of our active working groups with contact information and links to more details about the group. New participants welcome.

State Legislation

The CAN Legislative Workgroup meets twice a month and includes both state legislative work and municipal 100% renewable campaign work. New participants welcome to show up at meetings. For dates, locations, and more details and legislative group email list: click HERE.

Contact: Adele Franks adele.franks@gmail.com. Contact for 100% Renewable Towns: Andra Rose (amherstamr@gmail.com)

Carbon Fee and Rebate

Working in western MA to make the state one of the first states in the nation to pass a fair price on carbon pollution. Task-oriented group, meeting 2x month. Contact: Mary Jo Maffei maryjomaffei22@gmail.com Click HERE For Carbon Pricing Workgroup web pages

Stop the Columbia Gas Expansion Plan

To get connected with your local group working to stop the Columbia Gas Expansion Plan in Northampton, Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield, Longmeadow, please contact Marty Nathan (martygjf@comcast.net) or Susan Theberge (susantheberge@icloud.com)

Regenerative Farming, Forests and Food Systems Alliance (RegenCAN)

We focus on natural solutions that actively remove carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it in healthy soil, through supporting regenerative agriculture, forest protection and a healthy, just food system, as part of a holistic approach to improve the health of the planet and all living beings. RegenCAN meets once a month. Click HERE for more info, campaigns and to sign up for the RegenCAN group email list. Contact: Miriam Kurland (mimbck@yahoo.com)

Racism-Climate Change Connections

We see climate change and racism as deeply interconnected.  We are learning about these connections, sharing our learning, assisting all CAN groups to bring a racial lens to their work, and assisting CAN to build alliances with people and groups of color, so we all can work together for climate and racial justice. This group meets once a month. If you are interested in this working group, please contact: Russ Vernon-Jones  russvj@gmail.com

Monthly Gatherings

CAN holds monthly general gatherings on the 4th Monday evening of the month. Our gatherings usually start with a presentation, and then we break out into smaller interest or working groups. Please see our home page or facebook page for the lastest info on meeting content and location. All are welcome.