Working Groups

Get involved! Here is a list of our active working groups with contact information and links to more details about the group. New participants welcome.

413 Stop the Money Pipeline

413 Stop the Money Pipeline is a new working group of CAN that has formed as a local chapter of the larger Stop the Money Pipeline Campaign, which targets the financial sector’s support of the climate crisis and fossil fuel industry. If you want to get involved with this group, email Sue Donaldson at susalson@gmail.com

State Legislation

The CAN Legislative work group meets once a month and includes both state legislative work and municipal 100% renewable campaign work. New participants welcome to show up at meetings. For dates, locations, and more details and legislative group email list: click HERE.

Contact: Adele Franks adele.franks@gmail.com. Contact for 100% Renewable Towns: Andra Rose (amherstamr@gmail.com)

Carbon Fee and Rebate

Working in western MA to make the state one of the first states in the nation to pass a fair price on carbon pollution. Task-oriented group, meeting 2x month. Contact: Sharon Moulton smm2250@aol.com

Click HERE For Carbon Pricing Workgroup web pages

Stop the Columbia Gas Expansion Plan

To get connected with your local group working to stop the Columbia Gas Expansion Plan in Northampton, Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield, Longmeadow, please contact Marty Nathan (martygjf@comcast.net) or Susan Theberge (susantheberge@icloud.com)

Web Page: Columbia Gas Resistance Campaign

Regenerative Farming, Forests and Food Systems Alliance (RF3)

We focus on nature-based solutions that actively remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in healthy soil and forests, because stopping fossil fuel emissions is not enough to address the climate crisis and restore ecosystem balance. We support regenerative eco-agriculture, forest protection, biodiversity, and a healthy, just, food system with the goal of working in harmony, with nature, to improve the health of the planet and all living beings. 

Click HERE for meeting times, initiatives and to sign up for the email listserv. Contact: Jodi and Lenore farms-forests-food@climateactionnowma.org

Racism, White Supremacy & Climate Justice

We see climate change and racism as deeply interconnected.  We are learning about these connections, sharing our learning, assisting all CAN groups to bring a racial lens to their work, and assisting CAN to build alliances with people and groups of color, so we all can work together for climate and racial justice. This group meets once a month. If you are interested in this working group, please contact: Russ Vernon-Jones  russvj@gmail.com

Monthly Gatherings

CAN holds monthly general gatherings on the 4th Monday evening of the month at 7 pm. Our gatherings usually start with a presentation, and then we break out into smaller interest or working groups. Please see our home page or facebook page for the latest info on meeting content and location. All are welcome.

During the time of covid-19 stay-at-home advisories, we are continuing to gather via Zoom, including our small breakout groups.