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Lets do this
Still time to sign up for this gathering of Western Mass Activists!
Join local activists as we kick off our official efforts to keep the US House blue, flip the US Senate from red to blue, and dump Trump in the 2020 elections. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

REGISTER HERE: 
http://www.tinyurl.com/TBOD2020VirtualSummit

Featured guest speakers include:

*U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern
*Political Directors from the Maine and Pennsylvania State Democratic
Parties
*Susan Labandibar, New England Organizer for Swing Left
*Bill Scher, political analyst, contributor to Politico & RealClearPolitics

Well hear about key races, how to plug in to local activities, and take
action at the Summit.

05/28/20

Climate Action Now MA

Forests and Brain Health: Emerging ResearchTuesday June 16th - 7:00pmWestern MassachusettsVia Zoom! Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.

PROTECTING FORESTS #4:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00 p.m. EST
Forests and Brain Health: Emerging Research

Susan A. Masino, Ph.D. is the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College and a recent Bullard Fellow in Forest Research at Harvard University. Her research focuses on links among metabolism, brain activity and behavior and she is dedicated to educational, environmental and public policy issues affecting brain health.

The link between forests and brain health is a public policy imperative: we face increasing costs for disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to addiction, and forests offer exercise, mindfulness and stress reduction. We are still discovering new species, and forests are a former and a likely future source of new medicines. Research on cardiovascular, immune and neurological systems is expanding worldwide. In people of all ages a forest can increase kindness, altruism, and generosity by provoking awe - the sense of wonder you feel in the presence of something beyond your understanding. For these and many other reasons, natural forests should be protected and accessible to citizens across the state.

REGISTER at the following link with zoom for the talk
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcumtpzgtG9UEvMs3xv8y3ZY4qTZGwx6l%C2%A0

The talks are free, but registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the meeting. Please register if you can’t attend and want a link to the recorded talk. Do not share the link because it will only work for you.

climateactionnowma.org/farms-forests-food/
www.savemassforests.com/

Our co-sponsors
Arise for Social Justice; Concerned Citizens of Franklin County; Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Climate Change Committee; The Enviro Show; Extinction Rebellion Western MA; Green Berkshires; The Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Keep the Woods; MA 350-Berkshire Node; Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley; Partnership for Policy Integrity; Restore: The North Woods; Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District; Springfield Climate Justice Coalition; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; Wendell State Forest Alliance

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Please join Climate Action Now and Save Massachusetts Forests on June 9 and June 16 for the 3rd and 4th talks in our series. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change, and restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems to protect biodiversity, provide clean air and water, and enhance human health.

We’re excited to present the latest forest science and policy from these experts!
There will be time for Q & A following each talk.
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Forests and Brain Health: Emerging Research

05/28/20

Climate Action Now MA

Paying to cut & burn forests: is this really what we want?Tuesday June 9th - 7:00pmWestern MassachusettsVia Zoom! Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m.

PROTECTING FORESTS #3:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m. EST

Paying to cut and burn forests: is this really what we want for renewable energy?

Mary S. Booth, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the Partnership for Policy Integrity, directs PFPI’s science and advocacy work on greenhouse gases, air pollution, and forest impacts of biomass energy

Biomass energy is growing rapidly worldwide due to its inclusion in renewable energy programs that make it eligible for financial incentives, including in Massachusetts. However, despite being treated as “green” and carbon neutral, burning forest wood for energy actually emits more climate and air pollution per unit energy than most fossil fuels. And harvesting for biomass creates negative impacts on our forests.

REGISTER at the following link with zoom for the talk
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUld--rqjwuEtKlkLT-fWlOG5CRKqlA3kqe

The talks are free, but registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the meeting. Please register if you can’t attend and want a link to the recorded talk. Do not share the link because it will only work for you.

climateactionnowma.org/farms-forests-food/
www.savemassforests.com/

Our co-sponsors
Arise for Social Justice; Concerned Citizens of Franklin County; Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Climate Change Committee; The Enviro Show; Extinction Rebellion Western MA; Green Berkshires; The Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Keep the Woods; MA 350-Berkshire Node; Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley; Partnership for Policy Integrity; Restore: The North Woods; Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District; Springfield Climate Justice Coalition; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; Wendell State Forest Alliance

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Please join Climate Action Now and Save Massachusetts Forests on June 9 and June 16for the 3rd and 4th talks in our series. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change, and restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems to protect biodiversity, provide clean air and water, and enhance human health.

We’re excited to present the latest forest science and policy from these experts!
There will be time for Q & A following each talk.
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Paying to cut & burn forests: is this really what we want?
MONDAY, May 25.      7 to 8:30 pm
You are warmly invited to join Climate Action Now for a VIRTUAL GATHERING 

Time to connect, reflect & strategize for the days ahead 
 
* Reflect 

What role can Climate Action Now play at this extraordinary moment in history in working towards a healthy planet, a just society & a vibrant democracy? 
 
View a short clip featuring Noam Chomsky on the critical importance of the Nov. elections followed by focused discussion groups

* Strategize/Take Action
 
Hear from a range of organizers about local, regional & national initiatives connecting the election, democracy & the climate emergency

* Connect

 Small group listening circles

Photo: Rene Theberge

REGISTER HERE
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcuquqjMsGdPNH7xGl8y7Vyc_v_XosS2-

You will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the meeting via Zoom.

MONTHLY GATHERING via ZOOM
Monday, May 25, 7 pm

To join, please register here in advance and zoom will send you a link for this gathering:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/…-

May Climate Action Now Monthly GatheringMonday May 25th - 7:00pmUnitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)Monday, May 25. 7-9 PM in Amherst
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To join, please register here in advance and zoom will send you a link for this gathering:

us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcuquqjMsGdPNH7xGl8y7Vyc_v_XosS2-

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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May Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Massachusetts forests: To Cut or Not to Cut?

Massachusetts forests: To Cut or Not to Cut?Tuesday May 19th - 7:00pmWestern MassachusettsVia Zoom! Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. EST

PROTECTING FORESTS #2:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. EST

Our Massachusetts Forests: To Cut, or Not to Cut?

Michael Kellett, Executive Director and co-founder of RESTORE: The North Woods and Dr. Bill Stubblefield, biologist and expert on the role forests can play in mitigating climate change and biodiversity collapse.

REGISTER at the following link with zoom for the talk
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lduuprjgiGNwGflLG5qglb3qqdE_5cIga

The talks are free, but registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the meeting. Please register if you can’t attend and want a link to the recorded talk. Do not share the link because it will only work for you.

climateactionnowma.org/farms-forests-food/
www.savemassforests.com/


More talks coming in June...stay tuned!

Our co-sponsors
Arise for Social Justice; Concerned Citizens of Franklin County; Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Climate Change Committee; The Enviro Show; Extinction Rebellion Western MA; Green Berkshires; The Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Keep the Woods; MA 350-Berkshire Node; Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley; Partnership for Policy Integrity; Restore: The North Woods; Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District; Springfield Climate Justice Coalition; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; Wendell State Forest Alliance

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Please join Climate Action Now and Save Massachusetts Forests on May 12th & 19th for the first two talks in our series. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change, and restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems to protect biodiversity, provide clean air and water, and enhance human health.

We’re excited to present the latest forest science and policy from these experts!
There will be time for Q & A following each talk.
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Massachusetts forests: To Cut or Not to Cut?

Via Zoom! Tuesday, May 19 at 7 pm

REGISTER at this zoom link for Protecting Forests
Talk #2: Our Massachusetts Forests: To Cut, or Not to Cut?

https://tinyurl.com/ProtectingForestsTalk2

PROTECTING FORESTS:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Michael Kellett, Executive Director and co-founder of RESTORE: The North Woods and Dr. Bill Stubblefield, biologist and expert on the role forests can play in mitigating climate change and biodiversity collapse.

The talks are free, but registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the meeting. Please register if you can’t attend and want a link to the recorded talk. Do not share the link because it will only work for you.

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Please join Climate Action Now and Save Massachusetts Forests on May 19th for the 2nd talk in our series. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change, and restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems to protect biodiversity, provide clean air and water, and enhance human health.

We’re excited to present the latest forest science and policy from these experts!
There will be time for Q & A following each talk.

Next talk: June 9

Our co-sponsors
Arise for Social Justice; Concerned Citizens of Franklin County; Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Climate Change Committee; The Enviro Show; Extinction Rebellion Western MA; Green Berkshires; The Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Keep the Woods; MA 350-Berkshire Node; Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley; Partnership for Policy Integrity; Restore: The North Woods; Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District; Springfield Climate Justice Coalition; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; Wendell State Forest Alliance
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Via Zoom! Tuesday, May 19 at 7 pm

REGISTER at this zoom link for Protecting Forests 
Talk #2:  Our Massachusetts Forests: To Cut, or Not to Cut?

https://tinyurl.com/ProtectingForestsTalk2

PROTECTING FORESTS:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

 Michael Kellett, Executive Director and co-founder of RESTORE: The North Woods and Dr. Bill Stubblefield,  biologist and expert on the role forests can play in mitigating climate change and biodiversity collapse. 

The talks are free, but registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the meeting. Please register if you can’t attend and want a link to the recorded talk.  Do not share the link because it will only work for you. 

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Please join Climate Action Now and Save Massachusetts Forests on May 19th for the 2nd talk in our series. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change, and restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems to protect biodiversity, provide clean air and water, and enhance human health.

We’re excited to present the latest forest science and policy from these experts!
There will be time for Q & A following each talk.

Next talk: June 9

Our co-sponsors
Arise for Social Justice; Concerned Citizens of Franklin County; Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Climate Change Committee; The Enviro Show; Extinction Rebellion Western MA; Green Berkshires; The Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Keep the Woods; MA 350-Berkshire Node; Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley; Partnership for Policy Integrity; Restore: The North Woods; Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District; Springfield Climate Justice Coalition; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; Wendell State Forest Alliance
All are welcome!!  Even if you are not living in the the lower valley, this is a really important opportunity for folk to support their brothers and sisters in the lower valley that have been hit really hard by the virus and unemployment. Tune in, learn about mutual support efforts, and find out how you can help!
Follow and tune in here:  Neighbor To Neighbor Massachusetts Education Fund

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May 19, 11 am.

Via Zoom! Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. EST
REGISTER at this zoom link for first talk: May 12 at 7 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/…

PROTECTING FORESTS:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Talk #1: Reducing Heat Trapping Emissions from Energy Use and Storing More Carbon in Forests to Achieve a Safe Climate

Dr. William R. Moomaw, Professor Emeritus, Center for International Environment & Resource Policy at Tufts University, lead author of five reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, former director of the Climate & Energy Program at the World Resources Institute.
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Please join Climate Action Now and Save Massachusetts Forests on May 12th & 19th for the first two talks in our series. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change, and restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems to protect biodiversity, provide clean air and water, and enhance human health.

We’re excited to present the latest forest science and policy from these experts!
There will be time for Q & A following each talk.

Reducing Heat Trapping Emissions from Energy Use and Storing More Carbon in Forests to Achieve a Safe Climate

Our co-sponsors
Arise for Social Justice; Concerned Citizens of Franklin County; Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Climate Change Committee; The Enviro Show; Extinction Rebellion Western MA; Green Berkshires; The Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Keep the Woods; MA 350-Berkshire Node; Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley; Partnership for Policy Integrity; Restore: The North Woods; Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District; Springfield Climate Justice Coalition; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; Wendell State Forest Alliance
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Via Zoom! Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. EST
REGISTER at this zoom link for first talk: May 12 at 7 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpd-isrjkqHNwtA2Z_1v_gUgRBuOa5ow45

PROTECTING FORESTS:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE
 
Talk #1: Reducing Heat Trapping Emissions from Energy Use and Storing More Carbon in Forests to Achieve a Safe Climate
 
Dr. William R. Moomaw, Professor Emeritus, Center for International Environment & Resource Policy at Tufts University, lead author of five reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,  former director of the Climate & Energy Program at the World Resources Institute. 
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Please join Climate Action Now and Save Massachusetts Forests on May 12th & 19th for the first two talks in our series. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change, and restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems to protect biodiversity, provide clean air and water, and enhance human health. 

We’re excited to present the latest forest science and policy from these experts!
There will be time for Q & A following each talk.
 
Reducing Heat Trapping Emissions from Energy Use and Storing More Carbon in Forests to Achieve a Safe Climate
 
Our co-sponsors
Arise for Social Justice; Concerned Citizens of Franklin County; Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Climate Change Committee; The Enviro Show; Extinction Rebellion Western MA; Green Berkshires; The Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Keep the Woods; MA 350-Berkshire Node; Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley; Partnership for Policy Integrity; Restore: The North Woods; Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District; Springfield Climate Justice Coalition; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; Wendell State Forest Alliance

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