What Can I do?

Join the RegenCAN work group listserv to receive meeting notices and email updates on our work.

Attend our Meetings

The Regenerative Farming, Forests and Food Systems work group meets during the break out sessions at CAN’s monthly meetings, the 4th Monday of the month. Additionally, the group alternates between Northampton and Amherst on the third Monday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm. Please join us for one of our upcoming meetings:

March 16 – Amherst CANCELLED

April 20 – Northampton

May 16 – Northampton

  • Amherst meetings will take place at the Bangs Center (70 Boltwood Walk)
    Free parking available after 6pm in underground parking garage next to Bangs Center.
  • Northampton meetings will take place at the Lathrop Community Room (1 Shallowbrook Drive)
    Look for entrance to The Lathrop Community on the right off Bridge Rd. Parking is available at The Meeting House in the middle of the campus on the right.

Calls to Action

Bills currently being considered in the Massachusetts legislature:

Forests

Forest Protection
Bill H. 897 (An Act relative to forest protection) — Read more about the bill. Visit the Save Mass Forests website for details and contact info.

Biomass
Bill H. 853/ HD. 1419 (An Act to assure the attainment of greenhouse gas emissions goals in the alternative portfolio standard) — Read more about the bill.
Read what you can do now!

Regenerative Agriculture

Sign this petition to ask Target to stop selling Roundup® — Learn more about glyphosate.

Call or email your state representative and ask them to support the following three bills that limit or eliminate the use of glyphosate:
H. 792 (An Act relative to the prohibition of the transfer or use of glyphosate in the Commonwealth)
S. 447 (An Act empowering towns and cities to protect residents and the environment from harmful pesticides)
S. 499 (An Act relative to the use of glyphosate on public lands)
Read more about these bills.

Bill S. 438/ H. 873 (An Act to promote healthy soils and agricultural innovation within the Commonwealth) — Read more about the bill.
Schmid Healthy Soils Budget Amendment, #996 (Budget Amendment for $200K to fund the first year of a Healthy Soils Program) — Read more about this initiative.
Call the legislators of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture if you want to support this bill and call your state representative if you want to support funding for the Mass. Healthy Soils Program.


Upcoming Events

Mighty Earth’s “Stop, Don’t Chop” Campaign Kick Off Meeting

Bangs Community Center, South Meeting Room, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002

Tuesday January 28, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Organizational meeting for campaign to pressure Stop & Shop’s meat supplier, Cargill, to fulfill its pledge to stop deforestation of the Amazon by 2020.


Current Campaigns and Projects

Education, Collaboration and Legislation

  • Educational Outreach Programs/Workshops
    Contact: Lenore Bryck
  • Pesticide Free Campaign
    Collaborating with NOFA/Mass on glyphosate and agriculturally relevant bills
    Contact: Carole Horowitz
  • Forest Protection
    Promoting Bill H. 897 & H. 853
    Forest Speaker Series
    Contact: Janet Sinclair
  • Alliance Building/Collaborations
    UMass initiative

Under Consideration:

  • Healthy Soils Demo Gardens/Visibility Campaign
  • Direct Actions with allies (WSFA, XR, Sunrise…)
  • NOFA Conference Farmers Dialogue/World Cafe style
  • Special Events with Music/Arts

Educate Yourself

Learn more about these issues on our Resources page!

Visit the NOFA/Mass site where you’ll see helpful tips for action steps everyone can take to restore carbon to the soil and turn climate change around.