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Climate Action Now MA added an event.

AMHERST

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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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

July 24, 2017, 7:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)

AMHERST 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!

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

06/28/17

Tonight! Wed June 28, Citizens' Climate Lobby Northampton/Amherst chapter - Monthly Meeting 7 pm.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal, we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community. For information, email lorasandhusen@gmail.com.

Unitarian Society, 220 Main St., Northampton

Note CAN has a working group called Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate, which focuses on getting Massachusetts state legislation passed to put a price on carbon. For more info on that group, which meets on some Tuesday mornings in Hadley, contact Mary Jo Maffei maryjomaffei22@gmail.com
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06/28/17

Saturday July 1. 2pm in Pulaski Park Northampton.
               Or join the parade at 1 PM!

1 pm: Gathering in the 4 directions.

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

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.

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

The Pachamama Puppets, Expandable Brass Band, Stephen Katz, Climate Action Now and Mothers 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-Its in Our Hands!

Climate Action Now MA shared 350.org Climate Education Webinars's event.

"Climate Insurgency" 350.org strategy webinar Tonight at 5:30-6:30.
An intro to Climate Insurgency strategy, weaving together many strands of climate organizing--mass nonviolent direct action, freezing fossil fuel infrastructure, public trust, and just transition--into a global strategic framework.
You can watch and still make it to our monthly gathering in Northampton 😊

Climate Insurgency: Monday June 26, 5:30-6:30pm (Link to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cTc8ugupNM )
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Exploring Climate Strategies Webinars: Climate Insurgency.

June 26, 2017, 5:30pm

CLIMATE STRATEGY WEBINARS: How Can We Realize the Paris Climate Protection Targets in the Trump Era? Climate Insurgency. Public Trust. Just Transition. These webinars aim to deepen the effectiveness of our groups and movements with ideas, experience and organizing strategy featured in the new book, Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual presented by the author and Labor Network for Sustainability co-founder, Jeremy Brecher. With guest presenters: Julia Olson, Executive Director, Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children's Trust Richard Lipsitz, President, Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO 1) Climate Insurgency: Monday June 26, 5:30-6:30pm Pacific/8:30-9:30 Eastern (Link to watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cTc8ugupNM ) An intro to Climate Insurgency strategy, weaving together many strands of climate organizing--mass nonviolent direct action, freezing fossil fuel infrastructure, public trust, and just transition--into a global strategic framework. 2) Public Trust: Wednesday July 5. 5:30-6:30pm Pacific/ 8:30-9:30 Eastern (Link to watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4yfIuLB_0U ) How can we “flip the script” in our nonviolent direct actions, making it clear that the fossil fuel industry and the government that does their bidding are unlawful, and that we are upholding the constitution and the public trust? Use of the Public Trust Doctrine for climate protection has been pioneered by young people represented by Our Children’s Trust. With Julia Olson, Executive Director, Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children's Trust 3) Just Transition: Monday July 10, 5:30-6:30pm Pacific/ 8:30-9:30 Eastern (Link to watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3l2NcSuu3s ) How can we organize to avoid letting our opponents pit jobs, workers, and unions against climate, water and community protection? How can we build "just transition" that includes a better future for workers who produce and use fossil fuels, construction workers who build fossil fuel infrastructure, and communities that depend on them? With Richard Lipsitz, President. Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO SIGN UP: Please sign up for any or all Webinars here: bit.ly/climatewebinars We’ll send a reminder email and links to watch the webinars -- live and the video recording. BULK BOOK DISCOUNT: Anyone who orders 5 or more books (for a reading-discussion group, etc) can get 50% off. When you order your copies online from PM Press (tinyurl.com/AgainstDoom), just enter “FOPM” in the “coupon code” box to get the discount. FORM A READ-DISCUSS-ACT BOOK GROUP: 350.org and Labor Network for Sustainability are circulating a Read/Discuss/Act Guide to help you form a read-discuss-act group with friends, members of your group or community, using the book Against Doom. The link to the guide is posted below. Co-hosted by Labor Network for Sustainability and 350.org. These webinars are intended to foster discussion and strategic thinking, not as a presentation of either hosting groups official strategy.

Exploring Climate Strategies Webinars: Climate Insurgency.

06/26/17

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

Our monthly gathering takes place tomorrow, Monday evening, in Northampton. All are welcome.
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.
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

June 26, 2017, 7:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence

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!

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

06/25/17

Climate Action Now MA shared 350.org Climate Education Webinars's event.

350.org upcoming climate movement strategy webinars. Get in on the plans & let's see what we can learn for our local organizing and how we fit in with the larger movement.
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Exploring Climate Strategies Webinars: Climate Insurgency.

June 26, 2017, 5:30pm

CLIMATE STRATEGY WEBINARS: How Can We Realize the Paris Climate Protection Targets in the Trump Era? Climate Insurgency. Public Trust. Just Transition. These webinars aim to deepen the effectiveness of our groups and movements with ideas, experience and organizing strategy featured in the new book, Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual presented by the author and Labor Network for Sustainability co-founder, Jeremy Brecher. With guest presenters: Julia Olson, Executive Director, Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children's Trust Richard Lipsitz, President, Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO 1) Climate Insurgency: Monday June 26, 5:30-6:30pm Pacific/8:30-9:30 Eastern (Link to watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cTc8ugupNM ) An intro to Climate Insurgency strategy, weaving together many strands of climate organizing--mass nonviolent direct action, freezing fossil fuel infrastructure, public trust, and just transition--into a global strategic framework. 2) Public Trust: Wednesday July 5. 5:30-6:30pm Pacific/ 8:30-9:30 Eastern (Link to watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4yfIuLB_0U ) How can we “flip the script” in our nonviolent direct actions, making it clear that the fossil fuel industry and the government that does their bidding are unlawful, and that we are upholding the constitution and the public trust? Use of the Public Trust Doctrine for climate protection has been pioneered by young people represented by Our Children’s Trust. With Julia Olson, Executive Director, Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children's Trust 3) Just Transition: Monday July 10, 5:30-6:30pm Pacific/ 8:30-9:30 Eastern (Link to watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3l2NcSuu3s ) How can we organize to avoid letting our opponents pit jobs, workers, and unions against climate, water and community protection? How can we build "just transition" that includes a better future for workers who produce and use fossil fuels, construction workers who build fossil fuel infrastructure, and communities that depend on them? With Richard Lipsitz, President. Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO SIGN UP: Please sign up for any or all Webinars here: bit.ly/climatewebinars We’ll send a reminder email and links to watch the webinars -- live and the video recording. BULK BOOK DISCOUNT: Anyone who orders 5 or more books (for a reading-discussion group, etc) can get 50% off. When you order your copies online from PM Press (tinyurl.com/AgainstDoom), just enter “FOPM” in the “coupon code” box to get the discount. FORM A READ-DISCUSS-ACT BOOK GROUP: 350.org and Labor Network for Sustainability are circulating a Read/Discuss/Act Guide to help you form a read-discuss-act group with friends, members of your group or community, using the book Against Doom. The link to the guide is posted below. Co-hosted by Labor Network for Sustainability and 350.org. These webinars are intended to foster discussion and strategic thinking, not as a presentation of either hosting groups official strategy.

Exploring Climate Strategies Webinars: Climate Insurgency.

06/22/17

ACTION ALERT! Sugar Shack Alliance Invites You to Join Us this Saturday
 
Celebration of Our Resistance to Fossil Fuels! 
A funeral march to bury the fossil fuel age

Stop the Ct. Expansion Pipeline in Otis State Forest!
 
Spread the word-Invite family and friends!
Potluck lunch
 
End the fossil fuel age
Take action on the climate crisis
Celebrate our continuing resistance

Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00 AM
 Lower Spectacle Pond, Cold Spring Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255

Photo copyright Rene Theberge

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Public Celebration of Resistance to Fossil Fuels

June 24, 2017, 10:00am

Lower Spectacle Pond, Sandisfield MA

JOIN US SUGAR SHACK ALLIES! FRIENDS! CLIMATE ACTIVISTS! The Sugar Shack Alliance invites you to come along for: A Funeral March to Bury the Fossil Fuel Age ~ • Stop the Ct. Expansion pipeline in Sandisfield MA • Demand an end the fossil fuel age • Take action on the climate crisis • Celebrate our continuing resistance »Bring a musical instrument! A trombone, a fiddle, a drum, an accordian, or a hymn for the processional! »Bring an emblem or a symbol of this bygone era you would like to see buried and drop it in the casket before internment! Date: June 24, 2017 Time: 10:00 am Location: Gather at Lower Spectacle Pond, Cold Spring Rd, Sandisfield, MA 01255 (GPS may not work in the area, get directions first!) We will gather briefly at Spectacle Pond for the funeral service, then march in a solemn procession up the road to the Thoreau cabin for a viewing of the Kinder Morgan CT Expansion pipeline construction. We will celebrate our resistance in speeches, music, and song, then walk, dance, and dance in a celebratory march back to the pond behind the musicians . Spread the word ~ invite friends and family! Potluck lunch following! General information: Susan – (413) 665-8246 Camping information: Dennis – (413) 634-5031

Public Celebration of Resistance to Fossil Fuels

06/20/17

STOP THE BUS CUTS!

Dear friends,

We all are engaged in the momentous struggle to stop climate change while eliminating the enormous economic and social inequalities that divide our society. We call our struggle climate justice: working to benefit and empower poor and working people while we save the biosphere by cutting emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing climate chaos.

In the face of the Trump environmental onslaught we are moving ahead at the state level to implement a legislative model for the changes we need.

But while we were working on that, the State took steps in the opposite direction. To balance the current budget, which is strapped with a large shortfall, the Governor is demanding across the board cuts, including to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority which runs the regional public buses.

Now, I am a bus rider. I know both how inadequate the system is and also recognize how hard PVTA has worked to improve it. That effort is being reversed by the present proposed route limitations and eliminations. I will no longer be able to commute to my job in Springfield (already a pretty onerous undertaking!) and students at Hampshire will no longer be able to go to other Five College schools. Ridership will fall, possibly precipitating more cuts. More greenhouse gases will be emitted by more cars.

And most important of all, the folks who absolutely depend on the bus to go to work, to go shopping, to go to medical appointments, to take their kids to daycare will have no viable option.

We have to stop this. I ask you, on behalf of Climate Action NOW to call you state representative and senator immediately. If they are not already in your phone, go here https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator and find them.

Ask them to
STOP THE CUTS!
Instead, fully fund and expand PVTA.

Next, go to the public hearing closest/most convenient to you:


HOLYOKE: Monday, June 19
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
Holyoke Transportation Center
206 Maple Street, Holyoke
SPRINGFIELD: Tuesday, June 20
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
60 Congress Street, Springfield
AMHERST: Wednesday, June 21
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
Bangs Community Center
70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst
LONGMEADOW: Thursday, June 22
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
Bay Path University, Wright Hall
588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow
AGAWAM: Monday, June 26
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
Agawam Public Library
750 Cooper Street, Agawam
SOUTH HADLEY: Tuesday, June 27
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
South Hadley Public Library,
2 Canal Street, South Hadley WILBRAHAM: Wednesday, June 28
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
Senior Center
45B Post Office Park, Wibraham
NORTHAMPTON: Thursday, June 29
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
City Council Chambers
212 Main St, behind City Hall, Northampton
SUNDERLAND: Wednesday, July 5
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
Sunderland Public Library
20 School Street
WESTFIELD: Thursday, July 6
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
Olver Transit Pavilion
10 Arnold Street, Westfield
CHICOPEE: Monday, July 10
4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm
Chicopee City Hall
17 Springfield Street, Chicopee


Demand
NO CUTS! EXPAND PUBLIC TRANSIT!

Here are the routes which are under consideration for limitation or elimination:
M40 P20E P21E 39 46
G5 X98 R14E R27 B23
R29 B48 B4 X90 34
35 Tiger Trolley


Thank you.

Marty Nathan
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06/17/17

Hearings on public transportation cuts.

Climate Action Now MA shared MA Clean Energy Future's event.

Next week - Tuesday - another event on Beacon Hill where we can show up for Carbon Pricing, with SIGNS and friends!

CARPOOL - email us at climateactionnowmass@gmail.com

After months of building support for carbon pricing bills S.1821 and H.1726, it all comes down to this. On June 20th, the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (TUE) will hold a hearing to consider the two pending bills.

The bills cannot move forward until they are voted favorably out of the TUE committee, so we need to demonstrate strong support for the legislation. Help us pack the room to support the all-star lineup of experts who will testify on behalf of the bills. Bring signs and friends. RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/a/cabaus.org/…
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Hearing on Carbon Pricing Legislation

June 20, 2017, 1:00pm

Gardner Auditorium, Massachusetts State House

After months of building support for carbon pricing bills S.1821 and H.1726, it all comes down to this. On June 20th, the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (TUE) will hold a hearing to consider the two pending bills. The bills cannot move forward until they are voted favorably out of the TUE committee, so we need to demonstrate strong support for the legislation. Help us pack the room to support the all-star lineup of experts who will testify on behalf of the bills. Bring signs and friends. RSVP here: docs.google.com/a/cabaus.org/forms/d/1s5G7naPCNRRAZ62fAWsIebC0VAq02wKwhzOcAMZJwOY/edit

Hearing on Carbon Pricing Legislation

06/15/17

Climate Action Now MA shared Environment Massachusetts's photo.

Today on Beacon Hill. A better world is possible.
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Great crowd at today's Rally for 100% Renewable Energy! More than 100 people gathered to urge state leaders to put Massachusetts on a path to 100% renewable energy. Special thanks to all of our speakers, including Senator Jamie Eldridge, Rep. Marjorie Decker, Rep. Sean Garballey, Representative Denise Provost, City Councilor Matt O'Malley, The Alliance for Business Leadership, Alliance for Climate Education, MASSPIRG Students, and Mothers Out Front - Mobilizing for a Livable Climate.

06/14/17

Today on Beacon Hill. A better world is possible.
Excellent turnout last night for the Clean Energy Future Tour with Senator Marc Pacheco.  and Senator Welch.   Many CAN people were there, and Mothers Out Front make a great showing in MOF Tshirts. 
This was a good learning opportunity as well as a chance to tell the senate what you think is important.  There is another session in PITTSFIELD on JUNE 19.  See comments for link to event.
If you dont know, Senator Pacheco has been a voice for climate solutions for many years.
Thank you to those who journeyed to Beacon Hill today! Great turnout!
 #PutAPriceOnIt #CarbonPricing

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Rally for 100% Renewable Energy

June 14, 2017, 10:45am

Massachusetts State House

Now that President Trump has announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, we need to fight harder than ever for clean energy and climate solutions here in Massachusetts. We're calling on our leaders to make Massachusetts the first state in the nation powered by 100 percent clean, renewable energy like solar and wind. Join us at the rally and make your voice heard! Sponsored by Environment Massachusetts, Mass Sierra Club, Climate Action Now, MASSPIRG Students, League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, 350 Mass, Boston Clean Energy Coalition, Greening Greenfield, Alliance for Climate Education, and Consumers for Sensible Energy.

Rally for 100% Renewable Energy

06/13/17

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SCJC Spring 2017 Full Coalition Meeting

June 13, 2017, 5:30pm

Brightwood Branch Library

Join the SCJC for our 2017 Spring Full Coalition Meeting! Dinner and child-care will be provided. This quarters meeting will focus on feedback on the first draft of the Springfield Climate Action and Resilience Plan, and our guest will be Catherine Ratte, principle author of the plan from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. All members of the SCJC are invited to send representatives to the meeting, and the public is invited to join as well. For more information contact Jesse Lederman at 413-351-6785.

SCJC Spring 2017 Full Coalition Meeting

06/13/17

Climate Action Now MA shared Sugar Shack Alliance's event.

From Sugar Shack Alliance
"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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Film Screening: AWAKE, A Dream of Standing Rock

June 14, 2017, 6:30pm

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

Film Screening: AWAKE, A Dream of Standing Rock

06/11/17

Climate Action Now MA shared their photo.

Today at 2. This promises be a very special community event.

A free, festive & spirited, interfaith outdoor service to lift up our love for Earth and our resolve to protect it. Outdoors under a big tent. Prayers for the Planet takes place this Sunday. Many people from several area congregations of various faiths came together to plan this event. All are welcome! Check the website for details and to read about the climate activists from Boston who will be leading us, Rev Mariama White-Hammond and Jay O'Hara.
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A free, festive & spirited, interfaith outdoor service to lift up our love for Earth and our resolve to protect it. Outdoors under a big tent. Prayers for the Planet takes place this Sunday. Many people from several area congregations of various faiths came together to plan this event. All are welcome! Check the website for details and to read about the climate activists from Boston who will be leading us, Rev Mariama White-Hammond and Jay O'Hara.

06/11/17

Today at 2. This promises be a very special community event. 

A free, festive & spirited, interfaith outdoor service to lift up our love for Earth and our resolve to protect it. Outdoors under a big tent. Prayers for the Planet takes place this Sunday. Many people from several area congregations of various faiths came together to plan this event. All are welcome! Check the website for details and to read about the climate activists from Boston who will be leading us, Rev Mariama White-Hammond and Jay OHara.

Climate Action Now MA added an event.

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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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

June 26, 2017, 7:00pm

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence

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!

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

06/08/17

Climate Action Now MA shared Our Climate's event.

No experience needed, great way to get involved. Contact us for carpool details!
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Massachusetts Lobby Day for Carbon Pricing

June 13, 2017, 9:00am

Old West Church

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.

Massachusetts Lobby Day for Carbon Pricing

06/08/17

A free, festive & spirited, interfaith outdoor service to lift up our love for Earth and our resolve to protect it. Outdoors under a big tent. Prayers for the Planet takes place this Sunday.  Many people from several area congregations of various faiths came together to plan this event. All are welcome! Check the website for details and to read about the climate activists from Boston who will be leading us, Rev Mariama White-Hammond and Jay OHara.

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

We need a big showing at this! Next Monday June 12. Meet at Sheldon Field Northampton at 4:45 to carpool! We need people whether or not you plan to speak. This is not a sign-holding protest event. We need to demonstrate how much we care about this by showing up.

Other big upcoming legislative events:
June 13 - Carbon Pricing Lobby day in Boston (prep mtg on June 8)
June 20 - Carbon Pricing bills hearing in Boston

Regular meetings:
Mon June 5 at 7pm- Legislative group Amherst Unitarian
Tue Jun 6 at 9am - Carbon Pollution Fee & Rebate Group Panera Hadley.
All are welcome to these meetings.
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MA Clean Energy Future Tour -Springfield

June 12, 2017, 6:00pm

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

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.

MA Clean Energy Future Tour -Springfield

06/05/17

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

We need a big showing at this! Next Monday June 12. Meet at Sheldon Field Northampton at 4:45 to carpool! We need people whether or not you plan to speak. This is not a protest event but we need to show how much we care about this by showing up.

Other big upcoming legislative events:
June 13 - Carbon Pricing Lobby day in Boston (prep mtg on June 8)
June 20 - Carbon Pricicing bills hearing in Boston

Regular meetings:
Mon June 5 at 7pm- Legislative group Amherst Unitarian
Tue Jun 6 at 9am - Carbon Pollution Fee & Rebate Group Panera Hadley.
All are welcome to these meetings.
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MA Clean Energy Future Tour -Springfield

June 12, 2017, 6:00pm

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

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.

MA Clean Energy Future Tour -Springfield

06/05/17

COOL!  #climatealliance - were in!  Now if you did not get to call the Gov Baker in time to request that Massachusetts Join the Climate Alliance (currently New York, California, Washington, Ct,Vt,RI, and Mass!) call Gov Baker to thank - just leave a quick msg.  What is needed now is a TSUNAMI Of climate-related calls- all the time.  This is the fight of our lives. Gov Baker:  617.725.4005
888.870.7770 (in state)
Save the date! People from this area will be going, and we will carpool, and it will be fun. Details on carpools closer to the date.

Climate Action Now MA shared their event.

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

4:45 - Carpools leave from Northampton
6:00 - Event starts at Western New England University, Springfield

“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?”

Join the MA Senate Global Warming and Climate Change Committee listening tour June 12.

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

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

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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MA Clean Energy Future Tour -Springfield

June 12, 2017, 6:00pm

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

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.

MA Clean Energy Future Tour -Springfield

06/01/17

Climate Action Now MA shared an event.

Join us to lift up our love for Earth and our resolve to protect it. Featuring the Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Minister for Ecological Justice, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston; and Jay O’Hara of the Climate Disobedience Center.
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Prayers for the Planet: Reverence & Resistance

June 11, 2017, 2:00pm

Congregation B'nai Israel of Northampton

Climate change threatens everything we love. The world’s great religions are united in their call to humanity to honor the sacredness of Earth and to create communities in which human beings and all of life can flourish. Join us for a festive, spirited, interfaith outdoor service to lift up our love for Earth and our resolve to protect it. The primary message will be delivered by the Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, Minister for Ecological Justice at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston; with additional reflections by Jay O'Hara, a Quaker activist who works to deepen the spiritual underpinnings of ecological action. The service will feature music by the Amherst Gospel Choir and other local artists. Everyone is welcome! The service will be held under a big tent, rain or shine. Childcare will be available--feel free to send us a message before the service with number and age of children (registration welcome but not required). Sign language interpretation will be provided. There will be plenty of chairs, but consider bringing blankets if you'd like to sit on the grass. Bring plenty of water. prayersfortheplanet.org/

Prayers for the Planet: Reverence & Resistance

05/26/17

Action alert for water activists and Northampton residents.Come support or speak out tonight. The  Northampton City Council tonight, 7pm. will hear the first reading of the Resolution to have Northampton, Massachusetts become a Blue Community. See comments for the text of the resolution. Northampton Blue Community
Coming on Thursday, learn about the all-important state energy bills.

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Would you like to help with the April 29 Western Mass Climate Justice March?

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Sample Constituent Meeting Agenda

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Refugees, Immigrants & Climate Crisis: Panel Discussion and Mini-Conference

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Art build! Help Build Props for the Climate Marches in DC and in Springfield

Who wants to make some stuff? Help Build Props for the Climate Marches in DC and in Springfield  Come and work (play) with us as we construct large pin-wheels and solar disks on poles to carry in a group in both the Washington, DC and Springfield People’s Climate Marches. Help us represent creative Western Massachusetts and our plans for …

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Rate Hike Hearings! Pittsfield, Springfield, Greenfield.

SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER!    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% …

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Urgent request: Seeking help for legal efforts to protect Otis State Forest

Dear Friends, Climate Action Now (CAN) has a long-standing commitment to challenge the construction of any new and existing fossil fuel infrastructure in our region.  As part of that commitment we have been deeply involved, along with other groups and organizations in Western Mass, in efforts to protect Otis State Forest, in Sandisfield, Mass. CAN …

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Sample Municipal Resolution

Content in process (3/2017)

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Sample town resolution

Content coming (3/2017)

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12 Point Massachusetts Climate Emergency Plan

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What is our campaign for Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate?

We’re working to make Massachusetts one of the first states in the Nation to pass a fair price on carbon. We’re members of the Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future, a coalition of environmental, business, labor, and civic organizations that are working to insure that carbon pricing policies reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the …

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Action Alert – one more time – last push for Green Energy

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