Calendar

Monthly Gathering Details:

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

Upcoming dates for Monthly Gathering:    Mon May 22 (Amherst);  Mon June 26 (Northampton);  Mon Jul 24 (Amherst) ; Mon Aug 28 (Northampton);  Mon Sep 25 (Amherst)

If you want to add an event to this regional climate action calendar, please send an email to us at

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

Stand up to Trump: Activist Workshop and Training

Stand up to Trump: Activist Workshop and Training

Sunday September 24th - 1:00pm - Sunday September 24th - 5:00pm

Hampshire College (Emily Dickinson Hall - Room 2) Map

We should all be able to turn on our tap or walk outside and breathe the fresh air without fear from pollution. Unfortunately, that’s the direction we’re heading if we don’t ensure protections for our nation's number one environmental watchdog: the Environmental Protection Agency.

Attend our activist workshop and strategy session to get the tools you need to stand up to Big Polluters.

ExxonMobil, BP, and Monsanto are all fighting hard to gut the programs that protect our air, water, and open spaces. All the while, they're hoping to line their pockets with profits at the expense of our communities. They’re lobbying their allies in the Trump Administration and Congress to ensure just that. We need everyone who cares about clean water and air to stand up and fight back.

Learn the tools and skills you need to stand up for the EPA at our Activist Workshop and Strategy Session.

During the Activist Workshop and Strategy Session you’ll learn valuable grassroots organizing and leadership skills, from how to create a campaign to influencing decision makers, and connect with other area activists, both on and off campus. Lunch will be provided!

REGISTER here: bit.ly/Amherst_FOEtraining_RSVP
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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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The Age of Consequences

The Age of Consequences

Wednesday September 27th - 6:30pm - Wednesday September 27th - 8:30pm

Forbes Library
20 West St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

"The Age of Conquest," is a haunting connection between climate crisis and conflicts over diminishing natural resources.

Through the lens of national security and global stability, a look at the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity and migration. As part of a case-study analysis, admirals, generals and military veterans take viewers beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis -- and lay bare how climate change stressers interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Post film speaker to kick off discussion is Smith College Government Professor whose specialty is
global environmental politics, international relations, migration and refugee politics, and international political economy.
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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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March For Racial Justice Holyoke, MA

March For Racial Justice Holyoke, MA

Sunday October 1st - 12:30pm - Sunday October 1st - 2:30pm

Holyoke Heritage State Park
221 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA  01040 Map

On October 1, we will mobilize individuals, groups, and community organizations from Western Massachusetts to march in solidarity with the National March for Racial Justice. Our goal is to harness dissatisfaction with the systemic violence, discrimination and hate that plagues our society and to turn that unrest into a mobilization that strengthens efforts for racial equity and justice. We invite you to stand with us and make your voices heard. Together we can stand against oppression and challenge policies and practices that dehumanize people of color, communities of faith, persons living with disabilities, immigrants and our LGBTQ+ community. United, our voices are much more powerful than when divided. United we are a movement. United we can march forward towards equality and racial justice.

We have an abundance of gratitude and appreciation for the following groups and organizations who have signed on to cosponsor this event:

Arise for Social Justice
Badass Activists in the Pioneer Valley
Belchertown Voices for Justice
Berkshire SURJ - Showing Up for Racial Justice
Breathing Space Yoga + Meditation
BRIDGE
Chicopee Democratic City Committee
Climate Action Now MA
Critical Connections
Easthampton Democratic City Committee
Holyoke Democratic City Committee
Indivisible Noho
Indivisible South Street Northampton
Islamic Society Of Western Massachusetts
MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Action Fund
Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars
Northampton Democratic City Committee
Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School
PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts)
Pioneer Valley Democratic Socialists of America
Pioneer Valley Project
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts
Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts
Ultraviolets of Pioneer Valley
Valley Action Group
Voices from Inside
Western Mass. Medicare for All
Youth Rise Together

Thank you from each and every one of the organizers of the March For Racial Justice for your support in this endeavor.

-Español Abajo-
The details:
We’ll meet at Heritage State Park by the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round. At 12:30 p.m we will start our march to City Hall and end the event with a rally, an inspiring speaking program and opportunities for additional civic engagement. Check back with us often for updates and details. Bring your children, bring your friends, bring your neighbors and bring your signs!


El 1o de octubre movilizaremos grupos, individuos y organizaciones comunitarias del oeste de Massachusetts para marchar en solidaridad con la Marcha Nacional para la Justicia Racial.
Nuestra mota es aprovechar la falta de satisfacción debido a la violencia sistemática, discriminación, y odio que ha plagado nuestra sociedad y transformar esta energía en una movilización que fortalecerá nuestros esfuerzos para la justicia e igualdad racial.
Te invitamos a que participes con nosotros y hacer escuchar nuestras voces.

Juntos podemos enfrentar la opresión y retar políticas y prácticas que deshumanizan la gente de color, comunidades de fé, personas con discapacidades, inmigrantes y nuestra comunidad LGTBQ. Unidos nuestras voces serán más fuerte. Unidos somos un movimiento. Unidos podemos marchar hacia adelante por una igualdad y justicia racial.

Agradecemos enormemente y apreciamos la ayuda de las siguientes organizaciones que nos han brindado su apoyo para este evento.

ORGANIZACIONES
Arise for Social Justice
Badass Activists in the Pioneer Valley
Belchertown Voices for Justice
Berkshire SURJ - Showing Up for Racial Justice
Breathing Space Yoga + Meditation
BRIDGE
Chicopee Democratic City Committee
Climate Action Now MA
Critical Connections
Easthampton Democratic City Committee
Holyoke Democratic City Committee
Indivisible Noho
Indivisible South Street Northampton
Islamic Society Of Western Massachusetts
MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Action Fund
Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars
Northampton Democratic City Committee
Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School
PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts)
Pioneer Valley Democratic Socialists of America
Pioneer Valley Project
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Progressive Democrats of Massaachusetts
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts
Ultraviolets of Pioneer Valley
Valley Action Group
Voices from Inside
Western Mass. Medicare for All
Youth Rise Together
Detalles

Nos encontraremos en el Parque Estatal Heritage. Junto al carrusel Holyoke a las 12:30pm.
Comenzaremos a marchar al ayuntamiento municipal y terminaremos el evento con un rally, un programa de pláticas inspiracionales, y hablaremos de oportunidades para participación cívica.

Búscanos a menudo para información actualizada y detalles.

Trae a tus hijos! Trae a tus amigos! Trae a tus vecinos! Y no te olvides de traer tus letreros!
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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.

380 interested  ·  47 going
Youth Action March - Amherst

Youth Action March - Amherst

Saturday October 7th - 12:00pm - Saturday October 7th - 3:00pm

Amherst, MA
Amherst, MA  01002, 01003 (UMass), 01004, 01059 (North Amherst post office) Map

From the ending of DACA to the hate speech proliferated at Charlottesville, our society faces threats from the highest in our government and the lowest in our communities. It is never too late to speak out against this violence and take action to confront it. The Youth Action March will be a chance for youth to stand up for what they believe in, send a strong message to local, state, and federal government, and most importantly, take critical steps to get involved with direct action that can make a positive impact on the world. The Youth Action March will establish connections between attendees and political and service organizations doing good in our local communities and on a wider scale to facilitate the transition from a moment of activism to a movement with the potential to evoke real-world change.

The Youth Action March is intended to turn political hopelessness into political empowerment. No matter your age, you have a tremendous ability to move your city, your state, and your country in a more inclusive and forward-looking direction - whether by engaging our government or by working with non-governmental organizations. A sixteen-year-old is just as capable of volunteering at a phone bank for hurricane disaster relief as a sixty-year-old. A twenty-year-old’s vote is worth the same as their parent’s. Anyone at any age can stand up to a bully, be it in the middle school parking lot or on the senate floor.

The Youth Action March will bring together people who want to work toward a better society and organizations that need your help to keep fighting for change.

Be ready to be inspired by powerful organizations and incredible speakers. More importantly, be ready to take your inspiration and turn it into a commitment to the hours, money, or solidarity you are prepared to contribute to organizations doing important work on the local, regional, and national front.

Note: all people are welcome at this march. Period. We encourage people of all ages, genders, races, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, citizenship statuses, political leanings, histories (or lack thereof) of activism, nationalities, and everyone else to attend. Those with supremacy on their mind or hatred on their tongue need not attend. This march is non-violent and non-partisan.

For more information, visit www.youthactionmarch.org, follow us on social media @youthactmarch, or email us at youthactionmarch@gmail.com.
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

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

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

Special Presentation: To be announced

TAKE ACTION GROUPS last month included (TBA for Oct)
*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,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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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!

We will have music, refreshments, and more!

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PAST EVENTS

2017 North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

2017 North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

Saturday September 23rd - 10:00am - Sunday September 24th - 5:00pm

North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
Gidney Rd
Orange, MA  01364 Map

The North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival is a celebration of the artistic, agricultural and cultural bounty of the region. The purpose of the festival is to unite North Quabbin people whose livelihoods are connected to the land and the arts, and to invite both local residents and those who do not live in the region to experience the richness of an area that is often overlooked. The festival emphasizes what is homegrown and high quality, as well as what helps preserve and support the environment. The festival is an engaging, fun and educational celebration for all ages.

Saturday & Sunday
September 23 & 24
10:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM, Rain or Shine

Forster's Farm
60 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange, Massachusetts

$5 for adults, kids 12 and under free
Weekend pass $8

Want to get in free? Volunteer! Volunteers are what make the Garlic and Arts Festival possible. They help direct parking, welcome guests, collect admissions, oversee recycling projects, help out as stage hands, and a myriad of other jobs. Most volunteer shifts are for 4 hours, either 9:30 to 1:30 or 1:15 to 5:15 and you get free admission and a free festival t-shirt. More info and sign up here: garlicandarts.org/volunteer-signup/
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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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Non Violent Direct Action Training

Non Violent Direct Action Training

Saturday September 23rd - 8:30am - Saturday September 23rd - 4:00pm

Holyoke Public Library 250 Chestnut St Map

HOSTED BY SOJOURNER TRUTH SCHOOL. NON VIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TRAINING: YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH THE LINK BELOW. CLICKING "GOING" ON THIS EVENT PAGE WILL NOT REGISTER YOU!! NVDA is essential to movement building. It provides a basic foundation about the tenets and history of non-violence, the range of non-violent direct action, including the possibility of civil disobedience (risking arrest), community building, understanding the legal process, democratic decision-making using consensus, the use of affinity groups for mutual support and safety, and, reflections on whether to engage in civil disobedience/risking arrest. Everyone is welcome and participants are expected to stay for the entire day.
To register: truthschool.org/classes/class-list/09-23-17-nvda/
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Renewable Portfolio Standard - Rally and Bill Hearing!

Renewable Portfolio Standard - Rally and Bill Hearing!

Tuesday September 19th - 11:45am - Tuesday September 19th - 4:00pm

Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA  02108 Map

The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE) will hold a hearing on bills related to the Renewable Portfolio Standard, and legislation to transition Massachusetts to 100% Renewable Energy. The RPS is a critical tool for advancing clean energy. As a show of solidarity, we'll also give a plug to the Fight for $15 minimum wage, which has a hearing the same day. Come show your support!

RALLY: We'll convene at 11:45 outside the State House.
HEARING: The hearing begins at 1 p.m. in Room A-2. Because this is a small hearing room, we are planning to fill it and send folks to advocate to their legislators. Testimony at the RPS hearing is also welcome.

Mass Power Forward supports a statewide goal of at least 50% clean energy by 2030 and movement toward 100% renewable energy economy-wide, including transportation and heating, by 2050. This requires accelerating the Renewable Portfolio Standard by 3% each year, driving demand for renewable power and growing our local clean energy industries. Additionally, we support a proposalto incorporate municipal light plants into the state’s clean energy goals.

H3395/S1849: 100% Renewable Energy Act - Reps. Garballey, Decker / Sen. Eldridge
H2700/S1876 An Act to Increase the RPS and Ensure Compliance with the GWSA - Rep. Khan / Sen. Pacheco
S1880 - An act relative to 21st century clean energy jobs

H2706/S1846 An act relative to solar power and the green economy - Rep. Mark / Sen. Eldridge (bill likely to be officially heard on 10/3, but includes 50% by 2030 RPS target)

RPS Fact Sheet here: bit.ly/rpsfall2017

Watch this video to learn more about the Massachusetts RPS: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bC8W1Qs-VI&feature=youtu.be
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A Flotilla of Boats to Occupy Spectacle Pond!

A Flotilla of Boats to Occupy Spectacle Pond!

Saturday September 16th - 11:00am - Saturday September 16th - 3:00pm

On Lower Spectacle Pond in Sandisfield MA

☞THIS IS TODAY! SEE YOU DOWN AT SPECTACLE POND☜

In collaboration with the Sugar Shack Alliance and the Rising Together Affinity Group: A flotilla of boats will once again occupy Spectacle Pond in Otis State Forest!!

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11 am –2 pm
Lower Spectacle Pond, Cold Spring Road, Sandisfield, MA
• 11 am Launching and circling the pond
• 12:30 pm Gathering and group photo
• 12:30–2:00 pm Paddle the pond

More than a half million gallons of water from Spectacle Pond will soon be siphoned off by Kinder Morgan to test their fracked gas pipeline. Through our presence, we will bear witness to the beauty of Spectacle Pond, protest its despoilment, and resist the fossil fuel industry’s continued degradation of our precious collective resources for private profit.

• Bring kayaks, canoes, rowboats, rafts, paddle boards.
• Bring your own lunch.
• All participants assume liability for their own safety — bring a PFD.
• This a family-friendly, public action: Protectors unite!
• Heavy rain cancels the event.

In addition to Sugar Shack Alliance and Rising Together Affinity Group, Co-Sponsors include:

Berkshire Environmental Action Team (B.E.A.T)
www.thebeatnews.org/BeatTeam/

No Fracked Gas in Mass nofrackedgasbulletins.wordpress.com/

350MA Berkshire Node
350ma-berkshires.org/

For general information and frequent updates, go to our FB Event for this page at: www.facebook.com/events/1536198253107371/

Or contact Joan Levy at 413 256-0175
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Heres to Flint

Here's to Flint

Wednesday September 13th - 6:30pm - Wednesday September 13th - 8:30pm

Forbes Library
20 West St
Northampton, MA  01060 Map

“Here's to Flint," a film about Flint, Michigan, which has become synonymous with a failure of civic leadership to ensure public safety. This documentary examines what led up to the poisoning of the largely African American city, and, on a larger scale, how lack of funding in infrastructure poses risks to the entire country. The film was made by the ACLU of Michigan.

Speakers to kick off the post-film discussion include: Mary Ann Babinski, Westfield city councilor who will talk about water safety problems closer to home with activists from Westfield Residents Advocating for Themselves (WRAFT); and David Ahlfeld, Prof. of Civil and Environment Engineering, UMass Ahmerst.
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Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting

Monday September 11th - 7:00pm - Monday September 11th - 9:00pm

First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, UCC
763 Longmeadow St
Longmeadow, MA  01106 Map

This is our regular montly meeting. Will be the first one after taking the summer off.

5 interested
The Trial of the Century!

The Trial of the Century!

Saturday September 9th - 9:30am - Saturday September 9th - 11:30am

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

☞TODAY! SEE LIVE STREET THEATRE IN NORTHAMPTON!!☜

Imagine: The year is 2025, and a climate crisis is in full swing. Thousand year weather events now occur every few years, and most Americans and people of the world no longer have access to clean air, soil, and water. YOU will be the jury, as we put fracked gas companies, FOX News, and former President Donald Trump on trial for their crimes against humanity and the planet.

What: A mock trial bringing climate deniers and polluters to court for their environmental crimes against humanity.

Who: The members of the NoHo No Way Affinity Group will present our mock trial, and YOU will be the jury!

When: First performance at 9:30 AM with 3 more reprising performances every half hour, with the last show starting at 11 AM.

Where: In front of First Churches, 129 Main St. in Northampton

This free and family-friendly event is sponsored by NoHo No Way, an Affinity Group of the Sugar Shack Alliance of Massachusetts. The Sugar Shack Alliance is a non-violent action coalition that uses nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience to demand environmental and climate justice. For more information about our group, go to sugarshackalliance.org or find us on Facebook to learn about our current anti-pipeline campaign in Otis State Forest.

For more info on this event, please contact David Arbeitman at darbeitman@gmail.com
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Water Ceremony - Otis State Forest

Water Ceremony - Otis State Forest

Monday September 4th - 2:00pm - Monday September 4th - 5:00pm

Lower Spectacle Pond Dam
Sandisfield, MA  01255 Map

We are excited to announce that a Water Ceremony led by Jake Singer will take place Monday September 4th at 2 PM at Lower Spectacle Pond. #Pleaseshare #AllNationz #WaterisLife #MniWiconi #WaterProtectors #Neciihiinetit

113 interested  ·  23 going
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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