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.

State Legislation

The CAN Legislative Workgroup meets twice 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 Contact for 100% Renewable Towns: Andra Rose (

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: Mary Jo Maffei 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 ( or Susan Theberge (

Web Page: Columbia Gas Resistance Campaign

Regenerative Farming, Forests and Food Systems Alliance (RegenCAN)

We focus on nature-based solutions that actively remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in healthy soil, because stopping fossil fuel emissions is not enough to restore ecosystem balance. Through a comprehensive strategy, that supports regenerative agriculture, forest protection, biodiversity and a healthy, just food system, we work 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

Racism-Climate Change Connections

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

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.