Calendar

Monthly Gathering Details:  We alternate between Northampton and Amherst on the 4th MONDAY evening of each month from 7-9 pm.  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)

January 27 in Amherst * February 24 in Northampton * March 23 in Amherst * April 27 in Northampton * 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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Healing Climate Grief and Coronavirus Fear, and other feelings

Healing Climate Grief and Coronavirus Fear, and other feelings

Monday April 6th - 6:30pm - Monday April 6th - 8:00pm+2Monday May 4th - 6:30pm - Monday May 4th - 8:00pmMonday June 1st - 6:30pm - Monday June 1st - 8:00pm

Zoom Call w Russ and Eunice - Amherst, MA

Online Zoom group led by two trained facilitators to help people connect in these challenging times and share and release feelings about both climate change and the virus. Email Russ Vernon-Jones at russvj@gmail.com for Zoom link if you can't access it below

30 interested
Meet Jay Hooley and his Liberty Mutual CEO Sidekick, David Long

Meet Jay Hooley and his Liberty Mutual CEO Sidekick, David Long

Tuesday April 7th - 11:00am - Tuesday April 7th - 12:00pm

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsfuuuqDktxlcbO4tu-e7fnn1eZ6Mixw Map

Join this ACTIONAR, an interactive webinar where we will act together and target Liberty Mutual, a major fossil fuel insurer that is insuring projects like tar sands pipelines, coal mines, and fracking wells.

You'll meet JAY HOOLEY, a board member of Liberty Mutual and ExxonMobil. While Exxon plans for 80% more oil production by 2024, Liberty has started ditching fossil fuels by phasing out existing coverage to some coal companies by 2023. However, Liberty needs to do much, much more! They need to close the loopholes on their coal policy, rule out insurance for tar sands, completely phase out fossil fuels from their investment and underwriting portfolio, stop insuring projects that are being built without the consent of impacted communities, and adopt a policy to respect Indigenous rights.

Jay Hooley is holding Liberty back on being a better climate leader. When Jay was CEO of State Street, he and Liberty both lobbied to expand fracked gas pipelines in Massachusetts. And guess who is on the board of Eversource, a top gas supplier in the state? Yup, Liberty Mutual’s CEO David Long.

Together, we will email and call Jay, David and other members of Liberty Mutual’s Board of Directors and the management team. This Actionar is the day before their annual policyholder meeting on April 8. It will be very timely to let Liberty know that they need to step up as a real climate leader in the insurance industry and take strong action on climate change, fossil fuels, tar sands, and Indigenous rights.

As a mutual company, Liberty Mutual is owned by its policyholders. So anyone with a homeowners, renters, or car insurance policy technically has a voice in governing the company and can typically vote at the annual policyholder meeting. This year’s meeting will be held virtually, and the company is stifling policyholder voices and not letting people speak up with questions and concerns during the meeting.

Register for this Actionar at: zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsfuuuqDktxlcbO4tu-e7fnn1eZ6Mixw

Then watch this short video to learn how the insurance industry is ignoring science and continuing to fund the climate crisis:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG9Jc2Py_R8&feature=youtu.be
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April Climate Action Now monthly gathering

April Climate Action Now monthly gathering

Monday April 27th - 7:00pm - Monday April 27th - 9:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts129 Main StNorthampton, MA01060 Map

Monday, April 27 from 7-9 pm
First Churches of Northampton

Everyone is welcome-everyone is needed!

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

All Welcome.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, April 27 , 2019
7 to 9 PM
Accessible/on bus line
Location: First Churches, Main St, Northampton. Enter through the side door on Center St.

16 interested  ·  1 going
May Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

May Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday May 25th - 7:00pm - Monday May 25th - 9:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)

Monday, May 25. 7-9 PM in Amherst
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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

Monday, May 25. 7-9 PM in Amherst
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 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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June Climate Action Now monthly gathering

June Climate Action Now monthly gathering

Monday June 22nd - 7:00pm - Monday June 22nd - 9:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts129 Main StNorthampton, MA01060 Map

Monday, June 22 from 7-9 pm
First Churches of Northampton

Everyone is welcome-everyone is needed!

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

All Welcome.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, June 22 , 2019
7 to 9 PM
Accessible/on bus line
Location: First Churches, Main St, Northampton. Enter through the side door on Center St.

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PAST EVENTS

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Online via Zoom: March Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Online via Zoom: March Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday March 23rd - 7:00pm - Monday March 23rd - 9:00pm

Virtual Gathering Via Zoom

Monday, March 23. 7-8:30 PM VIRTUAL MEETING via ZOOM
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We are ON for Monday evening! Hope you can join in.
You are warmly invited to join Climate Action Now for a Virtual Gathering on Monday, March 23 from 7 to 8:30 pm

Ben Hellerstein, State Director for Environment Mass, will update us on the ongoing campaign to win a statewide, economy-wide commitment to 100% renewable energy, share his perspective on how to keep on building the movement for climate action given the current public health emergency & lead us in a lively Q&A session.

We will have space & time to check in with each other in small groups & will hear updates about working groups, WMA Community Mutual Aid Network & ways to stay connected.

To join Zoom meeting, use this link zoom.us/j/203568129

Or To connect by phone call: 1-646-558-8656
ID: 203 568 129#

Some tips for making Zoom work for you on this page:
climateactionnowma.org/some-tips-for-making-zoom-work-for-you


We will use Zoom to create a space designed to uplift our spirits & keep us connected through small group conversation & a surprise guest speaker

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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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Rally-Eversource: Abandon the Columbia Gas Expansion Project!

Rally-Eversource: Abandon the Columbia Gas Expansion Project!

Friday March 20th - 4:00pm - Friday March 20th - 5:30pm

Springfield,ma City hall

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POSTPONED. We'll be back

The Columbia Gas Resistance Campaign invites everyone to join us at a rally at 4 pm on Friday, March 20 at City Hall in Springfield where we will call upon Eversource to abandon the Columbia Gas Reliability Project and instead to work with us towards a just transition to 100% clean renewable energy and a livable planet.

Columbia Gas Resistance Campaign Calls on Eversource to Abandon Columbia Gas Pipeline Expansion Project

Please join us and help to spread the word. Family friendly.

Friday, March 20
4 -5:30 pm
City Hall
36 Court St.
Springfield, MA 01103

We need your voice to amplify our call to reject this pipeline project & focus instead on the clean 100% renewable energy we need for a livable planet.
Hosted by: Arise for Social Justice Springfield and Climate Action Now Western Mass.
For details on the Columbia Gas Resistance Campaign, please see this web page:
climateactionnowma.org/columbia-gas-resistance-campaign/
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Public Meeting - MA state Climate Plans

Public Meeting - MA state Climate Plans

Monday March 16th - 6:00pm - Monday March 16th - 7:30pm

Springfield Technical Community College1 Armory SqSpringfield, MA01102 Map

CANCELLED AS OF 3/10/
Let's show up to this event, which is put on by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Here is the state page on "the roadmap"
www.mass.gov/info-details/ma-decarbonization-roadmap

Here is more info about the meeting:
www.mass.gov/event/springfield-public-meeting-on-2050-roadmap-building-solutions-to-address-clima...

"Springfield Public Meeting on 2050 Roadmap: Building Solutions to Address Climate Change in the Commonwealth"
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Healing Climate Grief and fear, despair First Mondays

Healing Climate Grief and fear, despair First Mondays

Monday March 2nd - 6:30pm - Monday March 2nd - 8:30pm

First Church Amherst165 Main StAmherst, MA01002 Map

Monday March 2 6:30-8:30 at First Church Amherst
Healing Climate Grief… and fear, despair, and other feelings

A free group for all those concerned about climate change

Are you grieving for our planet and its inhabitants? Are you worried? Or are you avoiding thinking about climate change because you don’t want to face what you might feel? Are you discouraged or fearful?

We can help. We can all help each other. Please join us for a warm and connected opportunity to be together and share laughter, tears, and what’s most in our hearts.

[Eunice and Russ were part of a Sustaining All Life team that led supportive listening workshops for the public in New York City at the Climate Summit last September. Both are experienced group facilitators and involved in climate action.]
Come to one session; come to all of them; or come as often as you want. We’d love to know ahead to time that you are coming, but you are also welcome to drop in without advance notice. For more information, or to let us know you are coming, please contact Eunice Torres at 413-695- 8667, eunicejwtorres@gmail.com or Russ Vernon-Jones at 413-687-4080, russvj@gmail.com.

*Sustaining All Life has presented workshops at the UN Climate Summits and other conferences, and is a project of the International Re-Evaluation Counseling Communities. It’s online at www.SustainingAllLife.org

First Mondays, 6:30-8:30PM
Feb-June, 2020

Dates: February 3, 2020

March 2

April 6

May 4

June 1

First Church, Amherst
165 Main St.
(enter from parking lot behind church)

Photo Copyright Rene Theberge
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Webinar: Stop The Money Pipeline Massachusetts!

Webinar: Stop The Money Pipeline Massachusetts!

Tuesday February 25th - 8:00pm - Tuesday February 25th - 9:00pm

https://tinyurl.com/STMPMassFeb25Webinar Map

In January, a coalition of over a dozen groups launched Stop the Money Pipeline—a major new mobilization, targeting the financial sector’s funding of climate chaos.

Our message to banks, insurance companies, asset managers, and institutional investors:
- Stop funding fossil fuels and deforestation.
- Start respecting human rights and Indigenous sovereignty.

Join us to learn about the National Day of Finance Mobilization on April 23 during the 3 days of deep climate strikes and actions.

Our targets are JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock, Liberty Mutual, and other institutional investors. These powerful corporations are all sensitive to public opinion with brands to protect and customers to retain. When we unveil their complicity in the destruction of our climate, we threaten their profits and their ability to attract customers. The more we increase their reputational risk, the more we increase the financial risk of continuing to finance new fossil fuel projects and deforestation.

Join us to learn:
- How fossil fuel finance affects front-line communities like Weymouth fighting the compressor station
- How targeting the financial sector is moving corporate giants to change business as usual
- How finance campaigns address climate justice
- How you can join actions in March and April and contribute to this powerful movement

Panelists include:
Bill McKibben, Founder 350.org

Randi Mail, Finance Organizer, Rainforest Action Network / Insure Our Future & Political Director, MassDivest

Alice Arena, FRRACS, Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station, Weymouth MA

Jane Donohue, Divest Ed, Simmons College

Mary Cerulli, BlackRock's Big Problem

Paul Shorb, 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future leader and Climate Courage Working Group Co-Chair

We hope to see you there! RSVP to attend: tinyurl.com/STMPMassFeb25Webinar
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February Climate Action Now monthly gathering

February Climate Action Now monthly gathering

Monday February 24th - 7:00pm - Monday February 24th - 9:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts129 Main StNorthampton, MA01060 Map

Monday, February 24 from 7-9 pm
First Churches of Northampton

Presentation by front line leaders of the Columbia Gas Resistance Campaign

Led by organizers from:
Neighbor to Neighbor
Springfield Climate Justice Coalition
Arise for Social Justice
Agawam
Longmeadow Pipeline Awareness Group

Plus much more!

Everyone is welcome-everyone is needed!

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

All Welcome.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, February 24 , 2019
7 to 9 PM
Accessible/on bus line
Location: First Churches, Main St, Northampton. Enter through the side door on Center St.
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14 interested  ·  3 going
Valentine's Day Thank You

Valentine's Day Thank You

Tuesday February 11th - 10:00am - Tuesday February 11th - 12:30pm

Massachusetts State House24 Beacon StBoston, MA02108 Map

Greetings Activists!

It’s time to follow-up with some love! On Valentine’s Day week we will be delivering thank you note Valentines to our climate justice champ legislators.

If you can join us at the State House, we'll meet in room 109 at 9:45 AM (enter Hooker, turn right after security. When you enter 109, go to the end of the hall) Please RSVP forms.gle/gsRT1M26Esz37ggt5

Whether it's a phone call, e-mail, tweet, FB post, or coming with us to drop off Valentines, we would greatly appreciate you showing some love to the legislators who listened and worked with us towards our clean energy future!
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Healing Climate Grief and fear, despair First Mondays

Healing Climate Grief and fear, despair First Mondays

Monday February 3rd - 6:30pm - Monday February 3rd - 8:30pm

First Church Amherst165 Main StAmherst, MA01002 Map

Monday Feb 3 6:30-8:30 at First Church Amherst
Healing Climate Grief… and fear, despair, and other feelings

A free group for all those concerned about climate change

Are you grieving for our planet and its inhabitants? Are you worried? Or are you avoiding thinking about climate change because you don’t want to face what you might feel? Are you discouraged or fearful?

We can help. We can all help each other. Please join us for a warm and connected opportunity to be together and share laughter, tears, and what’s most in our hearts.

[Eunice and Russ were part of a Sustaining All Life team that led supportive listening workshops for the public in New York City at the Climate Summit last September. Both are experienced group facilitators and involved in climate action.]
Come to one session; come to all of them; or come as often as you want. We’d love to know ahead to time that you are coming, but you are also welcome to drop in without advance notice. For more information, or to let us know you are coming, please contact Eunice Torres at 413-695- 8667, eunicejwtorres@gmail.com or Russ Vernon-Jones at 413-687-4080, russvj@gmail.com.

*Sustaining All Life has presented workshops at the UN Climate Summits and other conferences, and is a project of the International Re-Evaluation Counseling Communities. It’s online at www.SustainingAllLife.org

First Mondays, 6:30-8:30PM
Feb-June, 2020

Dates: February 3, 2020

March 2

April 6

May 4

June 1

First Church, Amherst
165 Main St.
(enter from parking lot behind church)

Photo Copyright Rene Theberge
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January Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

January Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday January 27th - 7:00pm - Monday January 27th - 9:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)

Monday, January 27, 7-9 PM in Amherst

Front Line Report on the New England-Wide No Coal, No Gas Campaign

Learn About Local Actions & Help Build the Campaign in Western Mass

Guest Speakers!

Jay O'Hara & Marla Marcum, co-founders of the Climate Disobedience Center
&
Key local organizers Elizabeth Caretti-Ramirez & Steven Botkin

Marla & Jay bring collective decades of experience in building nonviolent direct action campaigns & are passionate about building a movement culture of fierce vulnerability, trust and love.


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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

Monday, January 27, 7-9 PM in Amherst
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 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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Mass Power Forward Climate Lobby Day

Mass Power Forward Climate Lobby Day

Tuesday January 14th - 10:00am - Tuesday January 14th - 6:00pm

Paulist Center (5 Park St, Boston, MA 02108), then Massachusetts State House Map

Join Mass Power Forward for a Climate Advocacy Day at the State House! Whether you're brand new to legislative work or you've done this 1,000 times, we want you to join us! This is part of a coalition wide effort to follow up weekly group visits to every legislator's office to keep up the pressure about our priority outcomes: Environmental Justice, 100% Renewable Energy for all, and Equitable Investment!

RSVP HERE to stay updated!
forms.gle/BP6cxPfQV2xih9QX7

There is one step into the Paulist building where we will meet in the morning, and if this is not accessible for anyone who would like to join, or if you would like to talk further about accessibility for the day, please reach out to Tali Smookler at tsmookler@uumassaction.org. The State House is wheelchair accessible.

Don’t forget to eat! Bring snacks and water

LOCATIONS:
10:30 - 11:30AM Welcome, Training, Logistics at Paulist Center (5 Park. Ave, Boston, MA)

12:00 - 2:00 PM Homebase Room 437 in the Statehouse
12:00 - 12:30 PM Outside Governor Baker's Office on the 3rd Floor

1:00 PM Housing/Rent Control Rally on Statehouse Front Steps Outside
1:00 PM Carbon Pricing Hearing - Room B2

10:30 - 3:30 PM Housing/Rent Control Solidarity - A1 and A2
5:30 Solidarity with GreenRoots against the Eversource Substation: www.facebook.com/events/774231336391160/

Resource Folks from the Planning Team here today
· Claire Miller Toxics Action Center
· Vick Mohanka Clean Water Action
· Alan Palm 350Mass for a Better Future
· Carol Oldham Massachusetts Climate Action Network
· Cathy Kristofferson StopNED and PLAN NE
· Jacob Stern Sierra Club
· Laura Wagner UU Mass Action
· Ben Hellerstein Environment MA
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