Attend our Meetings
The Regenerative Farming, Forests and Food Systems Alliance meets every third Monday of the month. Please join us for one of our upcoming meetings:
- Monday, May 20 from 6-8:30pm
- Monday, June 17 from 6-8:30pm
- Monday, July 15 from 6-8:30pm
- Monday, August 19 from 6-8:30p
*Monthly in person meetings are at Pulse Cafe in Hadley unless otherwise indicated*
In addition to the wonderful events found on the CAN Calendar, here is an event you should know about:
May 6th at 7:00 PM, First Churches of Northampton
Dr. Vandana Shiva: Northeast Earth Journey to bring together communities around the world toward poison-free climate-change mitigating food and farming systems. Register here!
Current Campaigns and Projects
Please check back as we update this in the near future.
Learn more about these issues on our Resources page!
Calls to Action
Northampton’s Solar Ordinance
Northampton residents/climate activists who support sensible solar installation AND preservation of our tree canopy are strongly encouraged to attend the following upcoming public meetings to discuss Ordinance 18.231 on:
-April 25 & May 9 at 7pm, Council Chambers (City Planning Board meetings); and
-Monday, May 13 at 5pm, Council Chambers (Legislative Subcommittee meeting).
To learn more about this issue, click here.
Bills currently being considered in the Massachusetts legislature:
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 here.
Call the legislators of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture if you want them to support one or both of the bills.
Bill H. 897 (An Act relative to forest protection) — Read more about the bill here.
Bill S. 438/ H. 873 (An Act to promote healthy soils and agricultural innovation within the Commonwealth) — Read more about the bill here.
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 here.
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.
This link takes you to 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: https://www.nofamass.org/content/tips-carbon-sequestration