Calendar

Monthly Gathering Details:  We alternate between Northampton and Amherst on the 4th MONDAY evening of each month from 7-9 pm (or til 8:30 if it’s a virtual gathering).  All are welcome!

  • Northampton gatherings will take place at First Churches on 129 Main St.  (enter side door)
  • Amherst gatherings take place at the Unitarian Meetinghouse on N. Pleasant St (downtown).

2020 upcoming dates for our monthly gathering (4th Monday of the month from 7 pm – 9 pm) Note: We’ve been have wonderful virtual gatherings via ZOOM during the time of COVID closure. Look out for zoom registration details before the next meeting in our newsletter or on facebook.

May 25 in Amherst * June 22 in Northampton * July 27 in Amherst * August 24 in Northampton * September 28 in Amherst * October 26 in Northampton * November 23 in Amherst * December 28 in Northampton

Working group meetings take place at other times in the month. Check out nofrackedgasinmass.com for regional pipeline events.  / EnviroShow on Valley Free Radio every Tues from 6-7 pm.

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Oct Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering Zoom

Oct Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering Zoom

Monday October 26th - 7:00pm - Monday October 26th - 8:30pm

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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, October 26, 2020
7 PM via Zoom

Preparing for Post-Election Mass Mobilizations

The Frontline/Rising Majority
&
Protect the Results

Post-election organizing within a climate justice framework

Advance registration here
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdeCvqjMuGtA7f52RAA_nYghZ4EQJgjqo%C2%A0

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the meeting.

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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 of Western Massachusetts Monthly Gathering
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 working for change for 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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Vote Against Extinction

Vote Against Extinction

Saturday October 31st - 11:30am - Saturday October 31st - 1:00pm

Main St & King St, Northampton

This November's election will have massive implications for the climate emergency and life on our planet. Join Extinction Rebellion Western MA as we remind our community of all that's at stake!

We'll gather on Halloween for a socially distanced stand out along main street in Northampton in masks and costumes representing species that are extinct or endangered (resources below) and messages about how we must vote against extinction. Visit our website for more details at xrwesternmass.org.

Please let us know if you can participate! Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084dafa623a6fc1-vote

Endangered & Extinct Animals:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_extinct_species
awionline.org/content/list-endangered-species

Resources for making masks and hats:
www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Any-Shape-Papier-Mch-Mask/
intheloopknitting.com/animal-hat-knitting-patterns/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l2DehRrQEs
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PAST EVENTS

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Florence Friday Weekly Standout: Defend Black Lives

Florence Friday Weekly Standout: Defend Black Lives

Friday October 9th - 4:00pm - Saturday October 10th - 5:00pm

Corner of Rt 66 & Florence Rd. Florence, MA Map Climate Action Now ...

Climate Action Now Invites You to Join a Weekly Standout

DEFEND BLACK LIVES

*Every Friday, *Weather permitting
4-5 pm
Corner of Rt 66 & Florence Rd
Florence

Wear a mask, bring a sign & spread out to maintain physical distance

We plan to stand out every Friday on this corner from 4-5 pm.
We know that the climate crisis will multiply any injustice, including racism.

The Magic & the Mysteries of Climate, Soil, Plants & Trees

The Magic & the Mysteries of Climate, Soil, Plants & Trees

Tuesday October 6th - 7:00pm - Tuesday October 6th - 8:30pm

Welcome to the second talk in the Farms, Forests & Food Systems Soil Speaker Series

The Magic & the Mysteries of Climate, Soil, Plants & Trees
How soil and plants help create our amazing climate and how we can help them restore it

October 6th from 7-8:30 pm via Zoom

Presented by Kate O'Connor, long-time homesteader, educator, musician & part of Climate Action Now. Kate has a passionate interest in getting people excited and hopeful about the potential for helping heal climate change by removing damaging atmospheric climate gasses and storing them in plants and healthy soils.

Register in advance for this meeting
here:
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtfuqrqz8tH9Qkc89l25Q-4HPEk0-kEP1u%C2%A0

You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This event is the second in a new series of presentations entitled

Beyond Stopping Emissions: How Healthy Soil and Plants Can Restore Climate Balance

Learn more at climateactionnowma.org/farms-forests-food/
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September Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering Zoom

September Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering Zoom

Tuesday September 29th - 7:00pm - Tuesday September 29th - 8:30pm

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TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY!
Sep 29 7 pm -8:30 via Zoom

The Election of our Lifetime: A Call to Action

Acting strategically in the critical, final weeks leading up to the election
Small group discussions
The road ahead: our post election future
Music, connection, community

Register in advance for this meeting:

us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdeusrzMjEtGLxWXtEV3Lnkv9No10CMHF

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the meeting.

Note: this is a departure from our usual date of 4th monday of the month meeting.

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 of Western Massachusetts Monthly Gathering
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 working for change for 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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Stop Polluting Springfield Biomass Incinerator

Stop Polluting Springfield Biomass Incinerator

Thursday September 3rd - 4:30pm - Thursday September 3rd - 5:30pm

City Hall Pl, Springfield, MA 01103, United States Map Stop Polluting ...

Stop Polluting Springfield Biomass Incinerator
Thursday 9/3 at Springfield City Hall. 4:30 pm
Please wear a mask and stay 6 ft apart.
(Severe weathe4 backup date: 9/4 )
Text your name to (413) 214-5100 to get involved with the campaign.

12 interested  ·  11 going
Beyond Stopping Emissions Series #1: Lawns Into Meadows

Beyond Stopping Emissions Series #1: Lawns Into Meadows

Tuesday September 1st - 7:00pm - Tuesday September 1st - 8:30pm

The Farming, Forests and Food Systems working group (F3) of Climate Action Now Western Mass is launching a virtual speaker series Beyond Stopping Emissions: How Healthy Soil and Plants Can Restore Climate Balance.

Our first event is Lawns Into Meadows by Owen Wormser
Tuesday, September 1st from 7:00 - 8:30 PM via Zoom. Register here to get the link: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYude2spj8oHNT7_S4YmwhOjtQf0V8nP0RM%C2%A0%20%20A

In a world where lawns wreak havoc on our natural ecosystems, landscape designer Owen Wormser encourages another approach. Meadows create wildlife and pollinator habitat. They’re low maintenance and low cost. They have a built-in resilience that helps them weather climate extremes and they can sequester loads of carbon. They’re also really beautiful all year long.

Owen will draw from his recent book, Lawns Into Meadows, Growing a Regenerative Landscape, and will explain how to plant an organic meadow that’s right for your site. He will also share advice on how to prepare your plot and how to come up with the right design. After his presentation, he’ll answer questions.

Owen Wormser was born and raised off the grid in rural Maine, surrounded by the presence of the natural world. That connection inspired Owen to pursue a career working with plants and design. He received a landscape architecture degree in 1998 and since then, he has been designing and building landscapes with a focus on sustainability, regeneration, and beauty.

Owen's work is rooted in perspective and expertise drawn from landscape architecture, horticulture, permaculture, organic agriculture and ecology. Based in Western Massachusetts, his company, Abound Design provides design, consulting and installation services.
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AUGust Climate Action Now monthly gathering

AUGust Climate Action Now monthly gathering

Monday August 24th - 7:00pm - Monday August 24th - 8:30pm

Western Massachusetts

Climate Action Now Virtual Gathering
Monday, August 24th at 7pm

Focus on stopping the biomass plant in Springfield!

Laura Haight, U.S. Policy Director for Partnership for Policy Integrity is working with Springfield groups to change state & federal policy proposals that would create new incentives for the Palmer biomass plant to be built; she will describe the political context & what we can do to stop this environmental injustice.

Sy'air Bey, Environmental Justice Organizer for Arise For Social Justice will speak about public health implications of building this polluting plant in Springfield & how we can get involved in a dramatic street action this Thursday

State legislative action agenda:
We do not want to incentivize biomass
We do want environmental justice/effective climate action in the bill being negotiated in the House/Senate Conference Comm.

Short film: The Pillage of Muddy Brook

Music, primary election updates from our partners, time for connecting in small groups and the warmth of community in these trying times.

Everyone warmly welcomed!

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to get the zoom link:

us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcu2rqjguG9Gakv3PUzy0POOG5jKhcJ73%C2%A0
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Climate Emergency and Nuclear War: What are the connections?

Climate Emergency and Nuclear War: What are the connections?

Thursday August 20th - 7:00pm - Thursday August 20th - 8:30pm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1rSQ9vjKFg Map Engaged experts ...

Engaged experts speak on connections between the climate emergency and nuclear war and what we can do in response.

*This event was previously scheduled for April 2nd but has been postponed to August 20th. It will be live-streamed through YouTube.*

Registration is required (if you can not attend the live event, please register and you will be sent a recording):
www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-emergency-and-nuclear-war-what-are-the-connections-tickets-114316912964

Featuring:
Ira Helfand, MD, Member International Steering Group, ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, co-founder and Past President, Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Marty Nathan, MD, Family physician at Brightwood Health Center, Springfield, Co-founder of Climate Action Now and Springfield Climate Justice Coalition

Michael Klare, PhD, Senior Visiting Fellow, Arms Control Association, Washington, D.C. Professor Emeritus, Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies

Laura Reed, PhD, Professor, University of Massachusetts—researching and organizing on the threat of weapons of mass destruction and disarmament

The event will be moderated by Mehlaqa Samdani, the executive director of Critical Connections, which she founded in 2013. She also serves as a peacebuilding associate at the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding.

Why this conversation?
Climate change and the continued existence of nuclear weapons represent two of the most pressing and existential threats to humanity and the planet. While each are grave threats in it of themselves, these two issues are also interlinked and require global processes to confront. How can social movements, nations and concerned citizens respond to these twin threats?

Sponsoring Organizations:

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, Physicians for Social Responsibility/Pioneer Valley, Working Group to Prevent Nuclear War, Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership, The Resistance Center, American Friends of the Palestinian House of Friendship, Climate Action Now Western Mass, Earth Action, 2Degrees@GreenNeighbors.Earth, Haydenville Congregational Church, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, Peace and Justice Team of First Churches of Northampton, Peace Development Fund.
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Oppressive Toxins and Toxic Oppression

Oppressive Toxins and Toxic Oppression

Tuesday August 18th - 7:00pm - Tuesday August 18th - 8:45pm

Pioneer Valley Project45 Maple stSpringfield, MA01105 Map Join us for a ...

Join us for a digital town hall on the intersection of environmental and racial justice. Join the conversation about how these interlocking issues are impacting Springfield and what we can do together to fight back.

This event is being organized by the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, Pioneer Valley Project, Western Massachusetts Neighbor to Neighbor, ARISE for Social Justice, Climate Action Now and Sunrise Western Mass Coalition.

115 interested  ·  41 going
Praise the Dead: The role of dead trees and fire in forest

Praise the Dead: The role of dead trees and fire in forest

Tuesday July 28th - 7:00pm - Tuesday July 28th - 9:00pm

register here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsduCtpj0qHNFT4NxBoUr1l_-4DbKFfZDZ Map Climate Action Now ...

Climate Action Now and Save Massachusetts Forests present:
“Praise the Dead: The role of dead trees and fire in forest ecosystems": A talk with ecologist George Wuerthner
Tuesday July 28th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m EST via Zoom.

Many of us have heard about the wildfires in the West. Why are they happening?
What about Massachusetts? Are we at risk for forest fires here? Why are controlled burns being done on our state lands? Are they beneficial or counterproductive? Are policy changes needed and if so, what should be considered?

George Wuerthner is an ecologist and has published 38 books, including Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy, Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness Foundation for Conservation and Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of the Earth.
This is the fifth talk in our Forest Speaker Series: Talks about the critical importance of forests in the time of climate emergency.

Registration at us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsduCtpj0qHNFT4NxBoUr1l_-4DbKFfZDZ

We will send a link to this talk to those who register and those on our lists. If you register you will also get a link to the recorded talk.
Please join us!

Save Massachusetts Forests
savemassforests.com
Climate Action Now
climateactionnowma.org

Videos of our previous talks are available under the Farms, Forests, Food Systems tab on the Climate Action Now website. (climateactionnowma.org/farms-forests-food/)
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JULY Climate Action Now monthly gathering

JULY Climate Action Now monthly gathering

Monday July 27th - 7:00pm - Monday July 27th - 8:30pm

Western Massachusetts

Monday, JULY 27 from 7-8:30 pm
via ZOOM

Climate Action Now Gathering

Monday, July 27
7-8:30 pm
via Zoom

Feel the warmth of community and the power of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history

Find out what Climate Action Now Working Groups are doing and how you can get involved!

* Hear updates about organizing to stop the latest effort to build a toxic biomass plant in Springfield

* Share your ideas and connect with people in small group conversations

and much more

Register in advance for this meeting


Everyone is welcome-everyone is needed!
Please register in advance to get the zoom link
Hope to e-see you there!

us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMldOqvqjguGtAfRkpbEKx4bEczi-IIb-xg%C2%A0

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