Events Archive 2018 — January-June

TUESDAY — JANUARY 2, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

FRIDAY — JANUARY 5, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

SATURDAY — JANUARY 6, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — JANUARY 8, 2018 — W. ROXBURY, MA

Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral
6:30 to 7:00 pm

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts
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West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — JANUARY 9, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 10, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Green Night: Energy Efficiency Incentives in Western MA. For January Green Night, we’ll be learning all about Energy Efficiency Incentives in Massachusetts. Mark Tajima and Tom Rossmassler of Energia in Holyoke, MA will lead a conversation and Q&A session about the latest and greatest incentives available to Massachusetts residents, businesses, and cities.

Green Night Schedule
5:00-5:30 pm Meet in the Blue Goose Meeting Room to grab a drink, order food and chat with others.
5:30 pm Share news, events and any announcements.
6:00 pm The featured presentation begins with Q&A following.
7:00 pm Everyone is invited to move into the bar area to continue conversations, networking, and food and drink.

5 PM – 7 PM

Platform Sports Bar
125A Pleasant St.
Northampton, MA


WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 10, 2018 — ONLINE WEBINAR
Energy 101 Webinar. Have you ever wondered how (and where) your electricity is made and how it gets to you? What role do the utilities like Eversource and National Grid play? How do municipal light plants differ from the big utilities like Eversource and National Grid?

David Ismay from the Conservation Law Foundation is our speaker, and he teaches a course at on energy markets at the Law School at Northeastern University.

If you are in a municipal light plant (MLP) or muni town, this webinar will particularly useful to get you up to speed to come to the January 27th meeting. If you are in a municipal light plant town and are not invited to the January meeting, please email Oriana at orianareilly@massclimatection.net and she will send you an invite.

Please RSVP for the webinar (below) and we will send you the log in info a few days ahead of time. You should get a confirmation email for your RSVP – if you don’t, you might have accidentally unsubscribed from our email list, so let us know.
7pm – 8pm
Online webinar
» Register online
For more information, contact Oriana Reilly · orianareilly@massclimateaction.net

THURSDAY — JANUARY 11, 2018 — REHOBOTH, MA
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FRIDAY — JANUARY 12, 2018 — MANCHESTER, NH
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Stop Liberty Utilities Granite Bridge Pipeline-Lighted Art Vigil. Help us say No Liberty Utilities Fracked Gas Expansion! Fracked gas expansion, methane leaks, extreme weather, drought, floods, ocean acidification and loss of species are devastating. Sometimes you have to make a bit of a spectacle of yourself to get noticed! Join us as we shed some light on the need for 100% renewable energy now!

Dress for cold winter weather. This after-dark event is not recommended for children. If you bring children with you, please dress them extra warmly and have them stay by your side, far from busy street traffic. You are responsible for the whereabouts, behavior and safety of your children. All of our events are nonviolent, drug-free, smoke-free and weapon-free. If you cannot abide by this, please do not join us. Thank you.

Weather permitting: Please click “interested” on the Facebook Event page

6 PM – 8 PM
Outside the SNHU Arena

555 Elm St.
Manchester, NH

FRIDAY — JANUARY 12, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

SATURDAY — JANUARY 13, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — JANUARY 15, 2018 — W. ROXBURY, MA

Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral
6:30 to 7:00 pm

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — JANUARY 16, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

TUESDAY — JANUARY 16, 2018 — AMHERST, MA
Movie Screening: Chasing Coral. Chasing Coral is a beautiful and informative film about climate change. Coral reefs are an integral part of the ocean’s ecosystem, and are dying at an unprecedented rate due to warming oceans. The filming includes gorgeous underwater photography and stories of scientists gathering real data in the ocean. A discussion will follow the film. Hosted by The Green Sanctuary Committee of the UUSA
7 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 
121 North Pleasant St.,
Amherst, MA

TUESDAY — JANUARY 16, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Public Meeting re National Grid Back Bay/South End Pipeline. National Grid representatives will be there to answer questions; city and state officials will be there, too.  Show how much support there is for clean energy solutions (and opposition to gas expansion) in Boston.
6:00 – 7:30 PM 
Rabb Lecture Hall
Boston Public Library
Boylston St. (Copley Square)
Boston, MA

THURSDAY — JANUARY 28, 2018 — WASHINGTON, DC
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WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 24, 2018 — NEW YORK, NY
— Oral arguments on VLP & FERC Waiver of NYS Right to Protect Water. This is the final hearing on DEC v FERC in which the second circuit will rule on the state’s authority to control water quality. Please come support Protect Orange County and the Climate. If DEC loses this fight FERC will have more power and authority than ever before.
9 AM – 11 AM
Sarah Netburn Thurgood Marshall Courthouse
40 Foley Sq.,
New York, NY

MONDAY — JANUARY 22, 2018 — W. ROXBURY, MA

Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral
6:30 to 7:00 pm

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — JANUARY 23, 2018 — ALBANY, NY
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Divest NY from Fossil Fuels Lobby Day. We will meet with legislators to support the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, A3712 Ortiz/S4596 Krueger which will require New York to divest the $170 billion state pension fund from fossil fuels.

9:30 Check in, Review talking points and meeting schedule
10:30 Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building
12:00 Lunch -Bring a sandwich or pick up something in the Concourse
12:30 Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building
2:30/3:00 Checkout and Debrief Room 729A

Legislative meetings will be scheduled for groups. Each group will be led by someone experienced in lobbying. If you schedule your own meetings, please let us know who you will be meeting with.

– For more info contact, Ruth Foster 518-588-0187 rmfoster@nycap.rr.com, or Jordan Dale jordan93016@icloud.com or Mark Dunlea, Dunleamark@aol.com. Organized by DivestNY Coalition.
– To register, send an email to Jordan at jordan93016@icloud.com or Ruth at rmfoster@nycap.rr.com.

9:30am to 3:00pm

Room 729A, Legislative Office Building,
Albany, NY

TUESDAY — JANUARY 23, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

THURSDAY — JANUARY 25, 2018 — ACUSHNET, MA
South Coast Neighbors United’s 2018 Kick-Off Meeting. Please join us for dinner, to celebrate our victories and ramp up ongoing efforts to keep Spectra (now Enbridge) out of our communities!
Important announcements will be made regarding:
*status of Access Northeast & related projects
*efforts made in advancing local clean energy
*new membership opportunities
*visionary future of our organization
• Please RSVP by Jan. 21st on Facebook, by email: info@scnu.us or register on-line HERE.
• Please click here to view, print and share a downloadable flyer for this event.

» More info at www.scnu.us
6:00 – 8:00 PM 
American Legion Hall
71 Hope Street
Acushnet, MA

FRIDAY — JANUARY 26, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

SATURDAY — JANUARY 27, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — JANUARY 29, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Press Event: Massachusetts Clean Energy Future Report. The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change will be releasing The Massachusetts Clean Energy Future Report to the public and press with an event at 11:00 a.m. at the State House. I invite all of you to join me and my fellow members as we say a few words about the insight gained through our tour this past year and the priorities detailed by residents as we take action in our legislative session.
11:00 a.m.
Room 428
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA

MONDAY — JANUARY 29, 2018 — W. ROXBURY, MA

Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral
6:30 to 7:00 pm

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — JANUARY 30, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
NGI and Public Health Conference - Boston University 1-30-2018
Health care professionals and Board of Health members especially encouraged to attend!
» Register on Eventbrite
» Learn more about talking with your Board of Health and request that they sign on to a letter asking Governor Baker to take a stand on fossil fuel infrastructure in the name of public health and safety.

TUESDAY — JANUARY 30, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 31, 2018 — AMHERST, MA
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Zero Energy Buildings with Ellen Watts. How can our communities go 100% Renewable Energy? Ellen Watts, principal of Architerra, a firm specializing in high performance buildings, will talk about public buildings she has designed and discuss the feasibility and affordability of Zero Energy. This is the first of a series of educational events for the public to understand new local initiatives for Zero Energy and 100% renewable energy. Sponsored by Mothers Out Front, Climate Action Now, Amherst League of Women Voters Hitchcock Center, Western MA Community Choice Energy, and the Sustaining Amherst Town Office.
» Free, but registration appreciated
» Facebook Event Page
7 PM – 8:30 PM
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West St.
Amherst, MA

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 2, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT


SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 3, 2018 — BEDFORD, NY
The Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit will address the urgent need for immediate, local and regional action — from Westchester County to the Hudson Valley and Long Island — to create and implement solutions to Climate Change.
Be a part of these solutions:
• 100% Renewable Energy
• Electric Vehicles
• Solar Pollinator Gardens
• Communicating Climate Change
• Carbon Tax
• Food and Soil
• Home of the Future Expo
Don’t miss Keynote Speakers:
• David Yarnold, President and CEO of National Audubon Society
• David Gelber, Creator and Executive Producer of The Years of Living Dangerously
The Summit is a Zero Waste Event.
» Much more info online
(Snow Date: February 4)
Doors open at 8:00am.
Fox Lane High School
Bedford, NY

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 3, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

SUNDAY — FEBRUARY 4, 2018 — EASTHAMPTON, MA
Peacekeeper Training for Marches and Other Actions. This highly interactive training will include discussions of the role of peacekeepers at marches and rallies, the tenets of nonviolence, how and why Codes of Conduct are created and followed, responding to hecklers, and how to support demonstrators who are having a hard time or are hurt. Using a combination of discussion, readings, small-group work, and role plays, the workshop will focus on the practical tools a peacekeeper needs to be effective and help defuse difficult situations that arise in public protests.
Note: To participate in this Peacekeeper Training, you must have already taken a full-day Nonviolent Direct Action Training, and been part of a demonstration where people risked arrest. You do not need to have been arrested yourself—just present at an event where nonviolent civil disobedience occurred.

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Easthampton Community Center
12 Clark Street
Easthampton, MA
» Register now!

MONDAY — FEBRUARY 5, 2018 — W. ROXBURY, MA

Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral
6:30 to 7:00 pm

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 6, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 9, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 10, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 10, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT
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MONDAY — FEBRUARY 12, 2018 — W. ROXBURY, MA

Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral
6:30 to 7:00 pm

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 13, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 13, 2018 — SUNDERLAND, MA
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WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 14, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
iHeartsCleanEnergy I Love Clean Energy: Mass Power Forward Valentine’s Lobby Day. Love clean energy? Join us for Mass Power Forward’s Valentine’s Lobby Day! On February 14th, hundreds of members of the Mass Power Forward coalition will descend on Beacon Hill to demand that our legislators do everything they can to promote a clean energy future.
» Please RSVP to help the planners
10 AM – 3 PM

Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA
» Facebook Event

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 14, 2018 — HARTFORD, MA
rig• BOEM Open House Meeting on Off-Shore Drilling

Hartford Marriott Downtown
200 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT
Meeting Time: 3 – 7 p.m.
» More info. including Comment links – Deadline March 9

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 14, 2018 — MANHATTAN, NY
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THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 15, 2018 — ALBANY, NY
rig• BOEM Open House Meeting on Off-Shore Drilling
Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY
Meeting Time: 3 – 7 p.m.
» More info. including Comment links – Deadline March 9

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 16, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 17, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 20, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 21, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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— Protest the Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to begin construction of its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.
12 PM – 12:30 PM
Belvidere Street/Huntington Ave

Boston, MA
» Facebook Page for recurring event

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 21, 2018 — ONLINE NATIONWIDE
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Webinar: Moving Our States to 100% Renewable Energy. Last month we had a great webinar about Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act. February is time for the second act! With state legislative sessions in full swing we are working to pass landmark 100% renewable energy bills in cities and states across the country. Food & Water Watch will be joined by Colorado Representative Joe Salazar, Maryland Delegate Shane Robinson and others to talk about the top-tier state-level fight for 100% renewable energy and to give everyone, regardless of your home address, an opportunity to get to work on these campaigns and many more.
8 PM – 9 PM
» RSVP here
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 22, 2018 — WASHINGTON, DC
rig• BOEM Open House Meeting on Off-Shore Drilling
Hilton Garden Inn
1225 First Street NE
Washington, DC
Meeting Time: 3 – 7 p.m.
» More info. including Comment links – Deadline March 9

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 23, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 24, 2018 — W. HARTFORD, CT
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SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 24, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — FEBRUARY 26, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering. Topics include People’s Climate March 2018, 100% Renewable Energy and Staying Warm Without New Pipelines! Latest news on organizing to resist the Columbia Gas Pipeline Proposal while moving towards 100% Renewable Energy. We need your input and energy!
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main Street
Northampton, MA

MONDAY — FEBRUARY 26, 2018 — EXETER, NH
— Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Strategy Session.
Liberty Utilities is proposing a pipeline that would carry fracked gas from Manchester to Straham. The Granite Bridge Pipeline is a poor economic investment, threatens our health and welling-being, and perpetuates climate change. Fossil fuel expansion locks us into dirty energy dependence for decades to come, contributes irreversibly to climate change, and holds us back from pursuing the renewable energy based economy that we need. It’s our job to fight back.Gather on February 26th from 6:30-8:30 at the Exeter UU to learn more about the pipeline and strategize around what we can do to stop it.
Hosted by 350 New Hampshire
» Please register here
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter
12 Elm Street
Exeter, NH
MONDAY — FEBRUARY 26, 2018 — W. ROXBURY, MA

Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral
6:30 to 7:00 pm

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 27, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 27, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
** Location Change**

rig• BOEM Open House Meeting on Off-Shore Drilling
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street,
Boston, MA

Meeting Time: 3 – 7 p.m.
» More info. including Comment links – Deadline March 9

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 28, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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— Protest the Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to begin construction of its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.
12 PM – 12:30 PM
Belvidere Street/Huntington Ave

Boston, MA
» Facebook Page for recurring event

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 28, 2018 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
Staying Warm Without New Pipelines, Presentation by Climate Action Now and Arise. Latest news on organizing to resist the Columbia Gas Pipeline Proposal while moving towards 100% Renewable Energy. We need your input and energy!
6 to 8 PM
Brightwood Health Center
380 Plainfield Street
Springfield, MA

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 28, 2018 — PROVIDENCE, RI
rig• BOEM Open House Meeting on Off-Shore Drilling
Marriott Providence Downtown
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI
Meeting Time: 3 – 7 p.m.
» More info. including Comment links – Deadline March 9

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 28, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
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“Forests, the Critical Component for Addressing Long-Term Climate Change”, A talk by internationally renowned climate scientist Dr. Bill Moomaw. Dr. Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, will present his perspective on a crucial part of the solution — how the protection and restoration of forests, wetlands, and grasslands could enable us to sequester carbon dioxide for many centuries to come. The forests of Western Massachusetts are among the most carbon dense in the northeast region, and can remove significant additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. He will also share his insights on the drawbacks of using bioenergy as an alternative to fossil fuels. There will be time for a facilitated Q&A session after the presentation.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wright Hall, Smith College
College Lane
Northampton, MA

Free and open to the public, but registration is required. Donations are greatly appreciated to support this special program
» Register here

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 28, 2018 — DORCHESTER, MA
— Mass Save Listening Session

Great Hall at Codman Square Health Center
6 Norfolk Street
Boston (Dorchester), MA
6:00 – 8:00 pm
*See our initiative to get Listening Sessions in Western MA

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 28, 2018 — HARTFORD, CT
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CT Go Green Rally. The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection recently released a draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) that would be detrimental to renewable energy in CT. The people of CT demand a energy policy that serves their needs, instead of maintaining the control that large utilities, energy corporations and car companies currently enjoy.

On February 28th we will be holding a rally in front of the Hartford State House to let our government know that the Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Governors’ Council on Climate Change has a responsibility to represent the people of CT when it develops proposed energy policy for the future, and a rewrite is needed.

We have been dependent on fossil fuels for too long, even though we know we have the technology to transition to clean energy like wind and solar. That’s why we need to take action now. Join us let your voice be heard.

10 AM – 12 PM

210 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT

» If you plan to go, please fill out the Rally RSVP to help planners
» Facebook Event Page


FRIDAY — MARCH 2, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT


Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

SATURDAY — MARCH 3, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — MARCH 5, 2018 — CONCORD, NH
rig• BOEM Open House Meeting on Off-Shore Drilling
Holiday Inn Concord Downtown
172 North Main Street
Concord, NH
Meeting Time: 3 – 7 p.m.
» More info. including Comment links – Deadline March 9

TUESDAY — MARCH 6, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

TUESDAY — MARCH 6, 2018 — WINTHROP, MA
We’re In This Together: Fighting Fracking & For Clean Energy. Join us on Tuesday March 6th from 7-9 pm at the Lyceum Room in the EB Newton School for an evening with community leaders from the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. They live at the other end of the fracked gas pipelines that connect to Massachusetts. Speakers sharing their powerful stories will include Lois Bower, Craig Leland Stevens, Brian Latkanich and Jane Worthington whose communities are surrounded by fracking wells and facilities.
This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Clean Water Action, Mothers Out Front and the Mass Power Forward coalition.
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 7, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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— Protest the Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to begin construction of its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.
12 PM – 12:30 PM
Belvidere Street/Huntington Ave

Boston, MA
» Facebook Page for recurring event

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 7, 2018 — JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
We’re In This Together: Fighting Fracking & For Clean Energy. You are invited to an evening with community leaders from the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania, at the other end of the fracked gas pipelines that connect to Massachusetts. Families, landowners, and whole communities there have been deeply impacted by intensive development of fracking wells and facilities, and their struggle connects directly with our use of fossil fuels in the Northeast. Pennsylvania activists sharing their powerful stories will include Lois Bjornson, Craig Leland Stevens, Brian Latkanich and Jane Worthington.
This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Clean Water Action, Jamaica Plain Forum, Mass Power Forward, Mothers Out Front & Mothers Out Front – Jamaica Plain Organizing Team and Resist the Pipeline. Donations encouraged to support the Jamaica Plain Forum.
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 7, 2018 — AUGUSTA, ME
rig• BOEM Open House Meeting on Off-Shore Drilling
Augusta, Civic Center
76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME
Meeting Time: 3 – 7 p.m. EST
» More info. including Comment links – Deadline March 9

FRIDAY — MARCH 9, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

SATURDAY — MARCH 10, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

THURSDAY — MARCH 8, 2018 — WESTFIELD, MA
WildNScenic

Festival Launch: Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We’re partnering with several local organizations to host five different showings this spring of some amazing films celebrating the natural world and the communities working to protect it.
» For more information and ticket purchase
6:30pm – 10pm
Dever Stage
Westfield State University
Westfield, MA
» Tickets Available

SATURDAY — MARCH 10, 2018 — GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
WildNScenic

Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We’re partnering with several local organizations to host five different showings this spring of some amazing films celebrating the natural world and the communities working to protect it.
» For more information and ticket purchase
9am – 12:30pm
Triplex Cinema
Great Barrington, MA
» Tickets Available

SUNDAY — MARCH 11, 2018 — JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Call to Action: NVCD Training. Friends, we are called to continue our resistance to the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. The status quo is unacceptable. These words are from Martin Luther King: “I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau. As a result of his writings and personal witness, we are the heirs of a legacy of creative protest. The teachings of Thoreau came alive in our civil rights movement; indeed, they are more alive than ever before.”

We must strive to stand upon the broad shoulders of the moral giants that have preceded us. Join us as we prepare a campaign of resistance to the Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline.

1:30 – 4 PM
First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot ST.
Jamaica Plain, MA
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — MARCH 13, 2018 — ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
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Grassroots Solar Campaign Strategy Session by Resonant Energy. As Resonant Energy grows to support more grassroots campaigns led by nonprofits, co-ops, and municipal groups, we are working to build and test new tools that will accelerate local campaigns. If you have ideas about how to build the next generation tools for successful grassroots solar campaigns, we want to hear from you. How can we make Solarize-like campaigns more effective? Where do campaigns need more staffing support? How can technology makes things easier and faster? What are the education gaps keeping consumers from doing solar? What have you learned from the past 5 years of community-based clean energy outreach? Join us for a lively discussion on March 13th with organizers from throughout our network in Massachusetts and New York.

7:00 PM
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
» https://zoom.us/j/862325318
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,862325318# or +19294362866,,862325318#
Or Telephone:
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 862 325 318

» Register on EventBrite page
» More about Resonant Energy

TUESDAY — MARCH 13, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 14, 2018 — BOSTON, MA

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#StopBackBayPipeline Protest. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to begin construction of its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.

12:00 PM

Belvidere Street / Huntington Ave.
(By the Prudential Center)
Boston, MA

» #StopBackBayPipeline Facebook Page
If you’re not on Facebook, contact James O Michel for more info.

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 14, 2018 — SALEM, MA
LEDlightBulb— Mass Save Listening Session

Salem State University
Marsh Hall, 2nd floor
71 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA
6:00 – 8:00 pm
*See more information

THURSDAY — MARCH 15, 2018 — ATHOL, MA
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FRIDAY — MARCH 16, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

SATURDAY — MARCH 17, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — MARCH 19, 2018 — MASHPEE, MA
LEDlightBulb— Mass Save Listening Session
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple Street
Mashpee, MA
6:00 – 8:00 pm
*See more information

TUESDAY — MARCH 20, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

TUESDAY — MARCH 20, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
Call to Action (2) – NVCD Training. This training is general in nature and will help prepare anyone planning to participate in NVCD actions related to the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in our commonwealth.
7:00 – 9:30 PM
Church of the Covenant

67 Newbury St.
Boston, MA
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 21, 2018 — BOSTON, MA

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#StopBackBayPipeline Protest. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to begin construction of its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.
12:00 PM

Belvidere Street / Huntington Ave.
(By the Prudential Center)
Boston, MA
» #StopBackBayPipeline Facebook Page
If you’re not on Facebook, contact James O Michel for more info.
THURSDAY — MARCH 22, 2018 — PITTSFIELD, MA
LEDlightBulb— Mass Save Listening Session

Ralph Froio Senior Center
330 North Street
Pittsfield, MA
4:00 – 6:00 pm
*See more information

FRIDAY — MARCH 23, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

FRIDAY — MARCH 23, 2018 — WORCESTER, MA
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The Seventh Generation: Young People Leading Climate Justice. From the resistance at Standing Rock to every region in the country, young people have been leading the fight against colonialism and the fossil fuel industry’s takeover of land and water. Join us for a conversation led by young Indigenous Water Protectors as they engage with clips from the film BlackSnake Killaz and talk about how they continue the fight for climate justice.
Black Snake Killaz is a feature-length documentary about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock produced by Unicorn Riot.


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Clark University
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA

» Facebook Page

FRIDAY — MARCH 23, 2018 — PITTSFIELD, MA
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We’re partnering with several local organizations to host five different showings this spring of some amazing films celebrating the natural world and the communities working to protect it.
» More information and ticket purchase
6pm – 9pm
Auditorium 111 at Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, MA
» Tickets Available

SATURDAY — MARCH 24, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

SUNDAY — MARCH 25, 2018 — AMHERST, MA
Film Screening, The Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees. Join the Hitchcock Center and the Massachusetts Forest Rescue Campaign in this Forests and Climate Change Series film screening: The Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees.
Take a walk in the woods with acclaimed Irish-Canadian scientist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, as she reveals our profound human connection to the ancient & sacred northern forests and the essential role that they play in sustaining the health of our planet.
» Learn more about this film.
“It will start with a shovel and an acorn, but we might just change the world.”
» Donations and registration appreciated
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
» More info online 

SUNDAY — MARCH 25, 2018 — CHESTERFIELD, MA
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Film Screening: Chasing Coral. The Hilltowns’ Eco-Action Group will show the film “Chasing Coral” Free to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Neighbors throughout the Hilltowns of MA organized this group to examine climate change through political channels as well local. Our goal is to provide useful information and positive solutions to climate change. In addition to public events (films and panels), we have created a pamphlet filled with important tips about local and national environmental organizations (available at our events).
2:00 p.m.
Chesterfield Community Center
100 Main Road
Chesterfield, MA
» Learn more about Hilltown Eco Action

MONDAY — MARCH 26, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — MARCH 27, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

TUESDAY — MARCH 27, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting. National Grid wants to build a $30M gas pipeline through Lowell, Tewks, and Chelms. We’re not having it. We’re gearing up! We’re skilling up! We’re calling bullshit on National Grid’s claims of “modernization.”  Come thru. We’re stopping this thing. See you there.
CHILDCARE PROVIDED! Bring the sprouts, grow the movement.

5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Christ Church United, UCC
180 E Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 28, 2018 — BOSTON, MA

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#StopBackBayPipeline Protest. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to begin construction of its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.
12:00 PM

Belvidere Street / Huntington Ave.
(By the Prudential Center)
Boston, MA
» #StopBackBayPipeline Facebook Page
If you’re not on Facebook, contact James O Michel for more info.


WEDNESDAY — MARCH 28, 2018 — AMHERST, MA

The Untold Story of Carbon Storage Measurement in Trees & Forests. Specializing in cataloging “Old Growth” trees and forests, in this talk, commemorating the UN Day of Forest,s (March 21) Bob Leverett, will share his new methodology and research used to measure the amount of CO2 stored in each tree. Founder of the Native Tree Society and President of Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forests, among other honorable affiliations, Bob speaks with great appreciation and understanding of the enormity of the task before us to save forests and protect forest communities from commercial exploitation. You won’t want to miss this entertaining and informative talk.
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Donations and registration appreciated
7:00-8:30pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
» More info online

THURSDAY — MARCH 29, 2018 — WORCESTER, MA
LEDlightBulb— Mass Save Listening Session

MA Department of Environmental Protection
8 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA
6:00 – 8:00 pm
*See more information

FRIDAY — MARCH 30, 2018 — BRATTLEBORO, VT

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM

215 Main St.

Brattleboro, VT

SATURDAY — MARCH 31, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

APRIL AND MAY!
Speaking tour by Doug Harris, Deputy Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribe Historic Preservation Office
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WEDNESDAY — APRIL 4, 2018 — BOSTON, MA

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#StopBackBayPipeline Protest. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to begin construction of its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard. For more info email James (JOM).

12:00 PM

Belvidere Street / Huntington Ave.
(By the Prudential Center)
Boston, MA

» #StopBackBayPipeline Facebook Page
If you’re not on Facebook, contact James O Michel for more info.

THURSDAY — APRIL 5, 2018 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
LEDlightBulb— Mass Save Listening Session

University of Massachusetts Center
1500 Main Street
Springfield, MA
6:00 – 8:00 pm
*See more information

SATURDAY— APRIL 7, 2018 — DALTON, MA
Earth
Community Art Workshop: Letter to the Earth with Jana Laiz. Come and spend a few hours writing a letter, note or poem to Mother Earth, and creating a Vision Board of your vision for our planet.

We will display our art/letters at the opening of the art show. Open to anyone who loves our planet and wants to celebrate it! Art & Writing can bring change! No writing or art experience necessary, just a love of Mother Earth!

Bring magazines, glue sticks and your favorite writing utensil.

RSVP: Jana@janalaiz.com
Space is limited Free!
» Facebook Event Page

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The Stationery Factory
63 Flansburg Ave.
Dalton, MA

SATURDAY — APRIL 7, 2018 — DALTON, MA
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Art Show Opening Reception: The Climate Issue is a Human Issue Art Show. Join BEAT, Berkshire Magazine, Living the Change Berkshires and WordXWord for THE CLIMATE ISSUE IS A HUMAN ISSUE : a community art show in conjunction with the 2018 BERKSHIRE EARTH EXPO : environmental action fair at the Stationery Factory April 21st.
4:00 PM

The Stationery Factory
63 Flansburg Ave.
Dalton, MA

» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 8, 2018 — HARTFORD, CT
Youth Climate Action Day. Young people are demanding a safe planet and strong climate action! Join CT youth for a day of action, as they call on state leaders to provide a strong Renewable Portfolio Standard, solar for all through “community shared solar,” protection of net metering to benefit solar consumers financially, and restoration of Clean Energy Funds that were raided last year to close the budget deficit.

Show up and speak out at our Youth Climate Action Day! Meet us at the Connecticut Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Join this youth-led outpouring of commitment and creativity. Bring a friend (or a dozen friends)! Spread the word and share on your social media! Send us a video sharing why you care!

The day includes a press event and time for lobbying supported by our experienced, passionate organizing team! We will provide detailed information about supporting legislation and how your legislators stand when you register! In addition, we are providing lobbying and media training before and during the event to ensure an accessible, fun day for everyone.

9:30 AM – 12 PM


Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT




TUESDAY — APRIL 10, 2018 — AMHERST, MA
Get the Buzz on Electric Vehicles. Curious about electric vehicle (EVs)s? How they work, how far they can go on a charge? An increasing number of electric vehicles on the market are competitively priced and can go over 100 miles on a charge.
This workshop will start with a brief ride around the parking lot in a plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt. Participants will learn about EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs available and coming soon, their features and range, big incentives that bring down their purchase price, charging an EV and matching the right EV and charger with your driving habits and needs. You’ll also learn about pairing solar power for your home with the charging demands of your car, and when to charge for the lowest carbon impact.
» Free but registration required here
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Amherst, MA

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 11, 2018 — BOSTON, MA

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#StopBackBayPipeline Protest. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to begin construction of its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard. For more info email James (JOM).

12:00 PM

Belvidere Street / Huntington Ave.
(By the Prudential Center)
Boston, MA

» #StopBackBayPipeline Facebook Page
If you’re not on Facebook, contact James O Michel for more info.

THURSDAY — APRIL 12, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
LEDlightBulb— Mass Save Listening Session

Lowell Senior Center
276 Broadway Street
Lowell, MA
6:00 – 8:00 pm
*See more information

FRIDAY — APRIL 13, 2018 — DALTON, MA
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Community Conversation with Dr. Michael Mann. Join Internationally renowned climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann for a community conversation about climate and activism. Dr. Michael E Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He is author of “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars,” “The Madhouse Effect” and other works. Bring your questions! A free event. Open to Everyone!
Sponsored by BEAT (Berkshire Environmental Action Team) and Living the Change. This conversation with Dr. Mann is in conjunction with the 2018 Berkshire Earth Expo/Environmental Action Fair on Saturday April 21st.
7:00 – 8:00 PM

The Stationery Factory
63 Flansburg Ave.
Dalton, MA
» Facebook Event Page

SATURDAY — APRIL 14, 2018 — DALTON, MA
Tree

Writing Workshop : Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times. The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir as a Path to Personal, Political and Planetary Resilience for a Thriving Future

Through an inspiring, thought-provoking discussion and writing workshop, Jennifer Browdy guides participants to explore a central question for anyone who is aware of the promise and peril of our current moment: how can I become a strong link between past and future, rising to the personal, political and planetary challenges of our time in ways that are at once grounded, fluid, fiery and wise?

Inspiration will be drawn from the work of writer-activists like Wangari Maathai, Thich Nhat Hanh, Llewelyn Vaughn-Lee, Terry Tempest Williams and Joanna Macy, and Jennifer will share the unique framework she has developed for what she calls “the elemental journey of purposeful memoir”: using the four elements (Earth, Water, Fire and Air) to explore the stages of life experience, looking back at the past in order to better understand the present and envision the future we want to live into.

» Facebook Event Page

3 PM – 5 PM
The Stationery Factory
63 Flansburg Ave.
Dalton, MA


SATURDAY — APRIL 14, 2018 — DALTON, MA
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Film: Time to Choose. A fundraiser for Puerto Rico. Academy Award®-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson’s most recent film TIME TO CHOOSE takes audiences on a breathtaking global journey to explore the comprehensive scope of the climate change crisis. The film shows the powerful solutions that are available and the entrepreneurs, change-makers and ordinary people who are helping to deploy these solutions. Most importantly, TIME TO CHOOSE delivers a message of empowerment and action – the solutions to climate change are here, that we all have the power to choose what kind of world we want to live in, and that everyone must join in this epic battle to protect our future.”

This film is part of two weeks of events (art show, writing workshop, etc) leading up to the Berkshire Earth Expo/Environmental Action Fair on April 21st at the Stationary Factory in Dalton, MA.

Entrance is free with donations greatly welcomed. All proceeds from donations will be sent to the communities in Puerto Rico.

Sponsored by BEAT (Berkshire Environmental Action Team), Living the Change Berkshires and Manos Unidas.

6:30 PM – 8 PM

The Stationery Factory
63 Flansburg Ave.
Dalton, MA

» Facebook Event Page

SATURDAY — APRIL 14, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
WildNScenic
— Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We’re partnering with several local organizations to host five different showings this spring of some amazing films celebrating the natural world and the communities working to protect it.
» For more information and ticket purchase

2:30pm – 5pm
Weinstein Auditorium
Wright Hall,
Smith College
» Tickets Available

SATURDAY —  APRIL 14, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
MarchForScience

At the 2017 March for Science, tens of thousands of us came together to defend science against the assault by leaders in our federal government, and to proclaim the importance of science in public policy and celebrate the discovery, understanding, and sharing of scientific knowledge as crucial to the success, health, and safety of the human race. Together, we were part of more than one million people around the world who gathered together in the largest event for science advocacy in history.

On Saturday, April 14th, we will continue to use the momentum of last year’s march to once again lift up these same themes and ideals, but we won’t stop there. In 2018, we’ll also take the offensive and rally behind specific climate legislation that will advance certain science- and evidence-based policy in the Massachusetts state legislature, with an eye to passage this year. In 2018 in Massachusetts, science is striking back!

Please spread the word far and wide and join us for this historic occasion!

Please note that this year’s rally will still contain a broader focus on the importance of science in policy, the need for well-funded scientific research, and the importance of diversity and inclusion within the sciences, but for Boston, our theme this year will be around climate science, and advancing science-based climate policy in the Massachusetts State Legislature.

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» Facebook Event Page
1:00-3:00PM
Christopher Columbus Park
110 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA

SUNDAY — APRIL 15, 2018 — AMHERST, MA
Forests and Climate: A Bold Agenda for the Future. The protection of Massachusetts forests is vital in: storing carbon to help mitigate and reverse climate change; providing critical habitat for native plants and wildlife; saving historic and sacred sites; and offering opportunities for nature-based tourism. Yet, almost all of our forests are currently open to resource extraction, thereby undermining these values. With more than 30 years of experience working to protect forests, wildlife, and parks and wilderness, Mr. Kellett will retrace steps leading to our current dilemma and suggest possible remedies. Q&A will follow.
Join the Hitchcock Center and the Massachusetts Forest Rescue Campaign in this Forests and Climate Change Series.
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Suggested donation $10
 – Registration appreciated
2:00-3:30pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West Street
Amherst, MA
» More info online

MONDAY — APRIL 16, 2018 — NEW BEDFORD, MA
Vineyard wind public meeting. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) have each announced upcoming public meetings and comment periods in April for the proposed Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. These upcoming public meetings will allow the public to submit comments regarding the project’s environmental impacts and related issues. You may also submit comment online or through the mail. Click here for more information about submitting public comment.

5:00-8:00 p.m. Open House
6:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
New Bedford Fairfield Inn and Suites Waypoint Event Center, Sealoft Room
185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 

TUESDAY — APRIL 17, 2018 — VINEYARD HAVEN, MA
Vineyard wind public meeting. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) have each announced upcoming public meetings and comment periods in April for the proposed Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. These upcoming public meetings will allow the public to submit comments regarding the project’s environmental impacts and related issues. You may also submit comment online or through the mail. Click here for more information about submitting public comment.

5:00-8:00 p.m. Open House
6:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
Martha’s Vineyard Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center
130 Center Street, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 02568

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 18, 2018 — NANTUCKET, MA
— Vineyard wind public meeting. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) have each announced upcoming public meetings and comment periods in April for the proposed Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. These upcoming public meetings will allow the public to submit comments regarding the project’s environmental impacts and related issues. You may also submit comment online or through the mail. Click here for more information about submitting public comment.

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Open House
12:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
Nantucket Middle School, Cafeteria
10 Surfside Road, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 18, 2018 — HYANNIS, MA
— Vineyard wind public meeting. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) have each announced upcoming public meetings and comment periods in April for the proposed Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. These upcoming public meetings will allow the public to submit comments regarding the project’s environmental impacts and related issues. You may also submit comment online or through the mail. Click here for more information about submitting public comment.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Open House  
6:30 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
Hyannis Double Tree Hotel, Cape Cod Room
287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601

THURSDAY — APRIL 19, 2018 — KINGSTON, RI
— Vineyard wind public meeting. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) have each announced upcoming public meetings and comment periods in April for the proposed Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. These upcoming public meetings will allow the public to submit comments regarding the project’s environmental impacts and related issues. You may also submit comment online or through the mail. Click here for more information about submitting public comment.

5:00-8:00 p.m. Open House
6:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
University of Rhode Island, Ryan Center, Alumni Lounge
1 Lincoln Almond Plaza, Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

THURSDAY — APRIL 19, 2018 — ONLINE WEBINAR
— Join MCAN for a webinar to demystify your local utility’s light board. “What Does a Light Board Do?” 

Do you live in a Municipal Light Plant Town? Did you know that every public utility has a board of local residents who advise, manage, or otherwise make decisions about your electricity? Hear from Cammy Peterson of MAPC and light board members from three different towns across the state of Massachusetts. Each one has a different background and brings different skills to the table. You will learn how and why they joined the board, and the nuts and bolts of how the light board works. This is an intimate portrait of the people behind your locally and democratically run utility, set within the context of municipal light plants in Massachusetts.
7pm – 8pm
Online Call
For more info, contact Oriana Reilly · orianareilly@massclimateaction.net
Click here to register! <https://www.massclimateaction.org/light_board_webinar>

FRIDAY — APRIL 20, 2018 — HUNTINGTON, MA
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We’re partnering with several local organizations to host five different showings this spring of some amazing films celebrating the natural world and the communities working to protect it.
» For more information and ticket purchase
6:30pm – 9pm
Gateway High School Auditorium
(coinciding with the Westfield River Whitewater Races)
Huntington, MA
» Tickets Available

SATURDAY — APRIL 21, 2018 — DALTON, MA
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» Facebook Event Page

SATURDAY — APRIL 21, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Please respond to the Facebook event page, and spread the word. Come experience Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, and let National Grid and Mayor Walsh know that we do not accept any expansion of fracked gas infrastructure. With your help we can make one heck of a statement.
* Location is site of construction, which could change. Check Facebook event page  or email James (JOM) for updates before coming!

SUNDAY — APRIL 22, 2018 — CONCORD, NH
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— Celebrate Earth Day with the Rally for Renewables at the New Hampshire State House

We will gather at the capital to demand our state move forward with renewable energy. We are living in a moment of crisis and we have a choice: fight for a future that protects our economy, our earth, and our community or let the fossil fuel billionaires pad their pockets while sacrificing the health and well-being of all people.

Over the past year, communities around New Hampshire have been passing resolutions and warrant articles demanding we achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050 and to start this process by investigating offshore wind energy. Speakers, presentation of letters requesting focus on renewables in NH to the governor’s office, outdoor exhibits and fun entertainment by the Seacoast’s Leftist marching Band.

1 pm – 3 pm
New Hampshire State House
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH

» More info: Griffin@350nh.org
» RSVP to help organizers plan
https://350nh.org/rally-for-renewables/

MONDAY — APRIL 23, 2018 — ALBANY, NY
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Cuomo Walk The Talk, Off Fossil Fuels Convergence. We will have a short prayerful event sprinkled with creative storytelling and march together in Albany, NY together before entering the New York State Capitol Building to demand Governor Cuomo Walks the Talk and moves Off Fossil Fuels NOW. It’s time for the Governor to protect our future. The first step must be to halt all fracked-gas projects statewide. To stem climate change we must work toward a just transition to 100% renewable energy immediately. We must address issues of energy efficiency and storage. And we must do this with courage and expediency.

10 AM – 6 PM
Albany, NY
» Sign The Pledge To Resist NY InFRACKstructure on April 23rd

MONDAYAPRIL 23, 2018BOSTON, MA
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Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment

Join us and hear the candidates discuss their ideas and positions on the critical environmental issues we face. The conversation will be moderated by Katie Lannan of State House News Service. Democratic candidates Jay Gonzalez, Bob Massie, and Setti Warren have confirmed and Governor Baker has been invited but is unable to attend.

Hosted by Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) and 10 others
Free, but visit gubforumonenvironment.eventbrite.com to register as space is limited.
5 PM – 7 PM
Suffolk University Law School
Sargent Hall Function Room
120 Tremont St, Boston, Massachusetts 02108

TUESDAY — APRIL 24, 2018 — HYANNIS, MA
— 
Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) Meeting – Regarding only aspects of project in state waters and onshore for the proposed Vineyard Wind offshore wind project.
Click here for more information about submitting public comment.

7:00 PM
Hyannis Barnstable High School
744 West Main Street, Hyannis, 02601

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 25, 2018 — BOSTON, MA

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#StopBackBayPipeline Protest. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to begin construction of its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard. For more info email James (JOM).

12:00 PM

Belvidere Street / Huntington Ave.
(By the Prudential Center)
Boston, MA

» #StopBackBayPipeline Facebook Page
If you’re not on Facebook, contact James O Michel for more info.

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 25, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
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— Come to an informational/introductory meeting WEDNESDAY April 25th,  Sponsored by ARISE for Social Justice, Springfield. The Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) is launching a long-term, multi-year campaign to unite the poor and disenfranchised and to challenge the interconnected evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation.
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Forbes Library
20 West Street

Northampton, MA

The Campaign seeks to invite in all groups and coalitions already working on these issues and all individuals who want to get involved.  The PPC is firmly rooted in non-violence as a philosophy and practice.

The Campaign will launch with 40 days of moral action beginning May 14th which will include rallies, education and organizing, cultural arts events, nonviolent civil disobedience and fusion coalition building across diverse issues and geography in at least 41 states.

If you are considering risking arrest at one or more of the Mondays, you need to take a training, even if you have prior non-violence training. They will be held 4/28 and repeated on 5/6. To register, go to this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/hWFJlor549LXZaws2

You don’t have to be trained to attend a rally and in fact, we are looking for LOTS of folks to attend the 5 Monday Statehouse rallies.

Each Monday will have a different theme. There will be transportation from WMass. The events will begin at 2 PM. in Boston.  Dates and the current themes are:

MONDAYMay 14BOSTON2pm – Children, Women, Youth & Disabilities

MONDAYMay 21BOSTON2pm – Intersection between systemic poverty and racism, immigration, voting rights

MONDAYMay 28BOSTON2pm – War economy and veterans

MONDAYJune 4BOSTON2pm – Ecological Devastation – Health of the planet and the right to health care

MONDAYJune 11BOSTON2pm – Everybody has a Right to Live – Wages and housing

SATURDAYJune 23WASHINGTON, D.C. – Huge national rally

There are many ways to be involved in the campaign beyond civil disobedience (e.g., education and outreach, music, art and more). Contact Massachusetts@poorpeoplescampaign.org for more info.

Poor People’s Campaign  Please visit this website and sign the pledge.

For statewide information: Massachusetts@poorpeoplescampaign.org  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emappc/

THURSDAY — APRIL 26, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting
To all who are committed to stopping Colonial Gas (National Grid) from building this pipeline: Come thru! Our organizer meetings happen every Thursday @ 5:45. We use this time each week to create an intentional space to come together and do some of the work of stopping this pipeline.

We think your voice is an important part of that process. Do you? Join us. Childcare provided unless otherwise mentioned!
5:45 PM
Christ Church United, UCC
180 E Merrimack St.
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

» Facebook Events Page https://www.facebook.com/events/132964537555424/

SATURDAY — APRIL 28, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
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— Poor People’s Campaign Non-Violence Direct Action Training, Western Mass. If you are considering risking arrest at one or more of the Mondays, you need to take a training, even if you have prior non-violence training. They will be held 4/28 in Greenfield and repeated on 5/6 in Northampton. To register, go to this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/hWFJlor549LXZaws2

You don’t have to be trained to attend a rally and in fact, we are looking for LOTS of folks to attend the 5 Monday Statehouse rallies. See rally schedule below.

SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2018NORTH ADAMS, MA
Step Up! Free Advocacy Workshops in North Adams. The Four Freedoms Coalition and MCLA present:

Step Up: Empowering Ourselves
Please join us and invite your friends and colleagues to a day of free advocacy workshops. Twenty-three workshops offered, including
Conversations with Senator Adam Hinds and Mayor Tom Bernard
Environmental Activism
Criminal Justice
Cultural Competency
Understanding Inequality in the Berkshires
Run for Office!
Youth Activism
Cultural Competency
and many more including workshop by Rosemary Wessel of No Fracked Gas in Mass

1:15pm-2:15pm: Environmental Activism: Growing A Movement (Rosemary Wessel, No Fracked Gas in Mass)

Flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness are key to growing and sustaining a movement. We’ll have a look at how the local anti-fossil fuel movement grew quickly, organically and responded to local cultural and political differences by using a flexible local action group structure, adaptation of its message for different audiences, collaboration across causes, outreach to controlling parties including varying and progressive degrees of strategy.

Closing performance by dysFUNKcrew

Free and open to the public. Register at: 4freedomscoalition.org
9 AM – 4 PM

MCLA
375 Church Street
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247

For more info: beckyjmeier@gmail.com
Facebook Event page includes full workshop schedule and descriptions – https://www.facebook.com/events/207855526458607

MONDAY — APRIL 30, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Arbor Day Lecture: Nature’s Temples: Understanding and Honoring Old-growth Forests by Joan Maloof, Exec. Dir. Old Growth Forest Network at Smith College

What do you know about the forest cover of the planet, and of Massachusetts specifically? Are we gaining forest land or losing forest land? Are there any untouched forests left? If so, where could you experience one? Why are ancient forests so important and how can we preserve the ones that are left? In this Arbor Day talk we will turn our attention to the silent plants and animals who cannot speak for themselves. We will take some time to connect with our forest heritage and imagine a greener future.
7:00 pm
Smith Conference Center Oak Room
49 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063
https://www.smith.edu/garden/event/arbor-day-lecture

THURSDAY — MAY 3, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting
To all who are committed to stopping Colonial Gas (National Grid) from building this pipeline: Come thru! Our organizer meetings happen every Thursday @ 5:45. We use this time each week to create an intentional space to come together and do some of the work of stopping this pipeline.

We think your voice is an important part of that process. Do you? Join us. Childcare provided unless otherwise mentioned!
5:45 PM
Christ Church United, UCC
180 E Merrimack St.
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

» Facebook Events Page https://www.facebook.com/events/132964537555424/

THURSDAYMAY 3, 2018PROVIDENCE, RI
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Photo: “State-Endangered” Cerulean Warbler—among 47 species designated “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” by RI DEM identified by field study on the Invenergy site.
Why the Energy Facilities Siting Board must order an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Burrillville Power Plant – Presentation by ecologist Rick Enser.

Mr. Enser will tackle these crucial points:

  • What is the biological significance of Rhode Island’s Northwest corner forest?
  • How much does the Energy Facilities Siting Board really know about the significance of this forest?
  • Why it is critical that the Energy Facilities Siting Board order an Environmental Impact Statement

Rick Enser, an ecologist, spent 28 years as coordinator of RI DEM’s Natural Heritage Program, documenting the state’s biodiversity, and providing guidance for the conservation of rare and endangered species. Past president of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey and the RI Wild Plant Society, he wrote the original Atlas of Breeding Birds in Rhode Island.

Sponsored by the Burrillville Conservation Commission, the RI Student Climate Coalition, the Burrillville Land Trust, and Keep Rhode Island Beautiful

Free – Open to Public
7 PM – 8:30 PM
Bell Street Chapel
5 Bell Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02909

SATURDAY — MAY 5, 2018 — HARTFORD, CT
Clean Energy Lobby Day 350CT_n
— Come talk to your legislators in person! We’ll connect you with your legislator and teach you how to get your message across so they understand how important clean energy is. Join us at the Capitol for  CLIMATE & CLEAN ENERGY LOBBY DAY

If you would like to join us or have any questions, email Melissa at mschlag@ctenvironment.org.

12 PM
CT Legislative Office Building
300 Capital Avenue · Hartford, CT
More info https://mailchi.mp/a59104f71fa9/clean-energy-lobby-day-this-saturdaymay-5th?e=f8a6c3e1c9

SUNDAY — MAY 6, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
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— Poor People’s Campaign Non-Violence Direct Action Training, Western Mass. If you are considering risking arrest at one or more of the Mondays, you need to take a training, even if you have prior non-violence training. They will be held 4/28 and repeated on 5/6. To register, go to this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/hWFJlor549LXZaws2

You don’t have to be trained to attend a rally and in fact, we are looking for LOTS of folks to attend the 5 Monday Statehouse rallies. See rally schedule below.

SUNDAY — MAY 6, 2018 — CHESTERFIELD, MA

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MONDAY — May 7, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
MedicalResponseToClimateChange

— Please join us for a panel discussion on “The Medical Response to Climate Change: What Can We Do?” featuring Paul Farmer, Gina McCarthy, Aaron Bernstein, Mary Rice and Ashish Jha.

Registration is free, but required.  To register, please follow this link, or click on the flyer below. We hope to see you there.

12:45pm – 2:15pm
TMEC Amphitheater
Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA

» More info
https://globalhealth.harvard.edu/MRCC

TUESDAYMAY 8, 2018WESTFIELD, MA
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Public educational forum on “Carbon Pricing – A Key To Solving A Warming Climate.” The forum will: provide a brief overview of the current science on climate change; describe bills by State Rep. Benson & State Sen. Barrett proposing state-wide carbon fee and rebate legislation, and an omnibus bill by State Sen. Pacheco that would also institute carbon pricing; and lay out the ethical and moral dimensions for addressing a warming climate. Attendees will learn how each of these MA carbon pricing bills is economically designed to create jobs, improve the health of MA residents and fairly protect vulnerable populations and businesses while lowering state-wide carbon emissions.

The forum’s panel will include: Carsten Braun, Ph.D., climate scientist, Geography & Regional Planning Dept., Westfield State University; State Rep. Jennifer Benson, lead co-sponsor of H.1726, a bill placing a price on carbon in MA; Marc Breslow, Ph.D., Dir. of Policy & Research at ClimateXChange; and Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Mass. and Mass. Conference, United Church of Christ. The forum will be moderated by Hillary Sackett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics at WSU.

The forum is organized by Voices Rising Together, a grass-roots advocacy group, and co-sponsored by CAN [Climate Action Now], ClimateXChange, Clean Energy Future Massachusetts, and The Social Justice Commission. Co-hosted by WSU’s Dept. of Chemical and Physical Sciences and the Dept. of Environmental Science.

The panel’s discussion will be followed by ample time for questions. For additional information, contact Dr. Frank Giuliano at FGIULIANO@westfield.ma.edu or John Meiklejohn at jmiserve183@gmail.com [413-348-2848].
6:00 PM
Parenzo Hall’s Dever Auditorium
Westfield State University
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086

WEDNESDAY — MAY 9, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Stop Back Bay Pipeline Vigil. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to construct its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.

12 PM – 1 PM
Belvidere St and Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
» Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1641165029308000/

THURSDAY — MAY 10, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
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Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting
To all who are committed to stopping Colonial Gas (National Grid) from building this pipeline: Come thru! Our organizer meetings happen every Thursday @ 5:45. We use this time each week to create an intentional space to come together and do some of the work of stopping this pipeline.

We think your voice is an important part of that process. Do you? Join us. Childcare provided unless otherwise mentioned!
5:45 PM
Christ Church United, UCC
180 E Merrimack St.
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

» Facebook Events Page https://www.facebook.com/events/132964537555424/

THURSDAY — MAY 10, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
March For Science Lobby Day
— March for Science Lobby Day. On Thursday May 10th, we’ll continue our march for science by bringing our voices directly to our legislators on Beacon Hill. That’s right: we’re doing a lobby day!! With the help of our allies in Mass Power Forward, we will continue to push our leaders to respond to our demands concerning clean energy and environmental justice. We want to make this a tremendous display of people power, and we need you there!

Please RSVP so we can ensure that meetings with your legislators are scheduled in advance. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSej-Wi3PsSuNKM5cY8kRT_bMUwYRnChmhtJ_4V2dBY7y89cLA/viewform

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Gordon, 350 Mass Legislative Manager (andrew@betterfutureproject.org)

12 PM – 4PM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St Ste 195
Boston,  Massachusetts 02108
https://www.facebook.com/events/1708344549286564/

SATURDAY — MAY 12, 2018 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
Springfield Gubernatorial Forum with the candidates for governor.
Join the Democratic Ward Committees of Springfield and the Democratic Town Committee of West Springfield. Hosted by Ward 6 Democratic Committee.

Doors open at 12:30 with the event to begin at 1pm sharp. Hear from the three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination before the June state convention. Learn how to get involved, meet the candidates, and then hear their pitches as to why they’re the best candidates to take back the governor’s office!
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Forest Park Middle School
46 Oakland Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01108
Show Map
Facebook event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/246447179260840/

ALL ARE WELCOME!! (Remember: the September 4 primary is open to Dems and unenrolled voters).

TUESDAY — May 15, 2018 — JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
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We’re In This Together: Battling for Clean Energy and Fighting Fracking from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts

You are invited to an evening with community leaders from the Marcellus Shale
region of Pennsylvania
, at the other end of the fracked gas pipelines that connect to Massachusetts. Families, landowners, and whole communities there have been deeply impacted by intensive development of fracking wells and facilities, and their struggle connects directly with our use of fossil fuels in the Northeast. Pennsylvania activists sharing their powerful stories will include Lois Bjornson, Craig Leland Stevens, Brian Latkanich and Jane Worthington.

Free and open to the public. Donations encouraged to contribute to building-use fees and JP Forum expenses.
Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by Clean Water Action, Mothers Out Front, the Mass Power Forward coalition, Resist the Pipeline and the Jamaica Plain Forum.
7pm – 9pm
First Church Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

TUESDAY — MAY 15, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
¨Welcoming¨ Nat. Grid to Environmental Subcommittee

—National Grid will be presenting their “justifications” for the pipeline expansion to Lowell´s Environmental Subcommittee, and we need to show up in large numbers to tell them NO. Let´s pack the room and tell National Grid they aren’t welcome here.

The presentation begins at 5:30pm. Come at 5:15 to grab a sign, or bring your own!

5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Lowell City Hall
375 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA
https://www.facebook.com/events/956278617882757/

WEDNESDAY — MAY 16, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
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You are invited to an evening with community leaders from the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania, at the other end of the fracked gas pipelines that connect to Massachusetts. Solidarity! We Welcome the Marcellus Shale Community. We’re In This Together: The Lowell Pipeline Resistance and Fighting Fracking from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts.

We know 80% of the natural gas that National Grid sells us is fracked gas. Families, landowners, and whole communities have been deeply impacted by intensive development of fracking wells and facilities, and their struggle connects directly with our use of fossil fuels in the Northeast. Pennsylvania activists sharing their powerful stories will include Lois Bjornson, Craig Leland Stevens, Brian Latkanich and Jane Worthington.

Free and open to the public. Hosted by Lowell Pipeline Resistance


7 PM – 9 PM    
Lowell Telecommunications Corp. (LTC)

246 Market St
Lowell, MA
» Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pg/LowellResists/events

and https://www.facebook.com/events/164972047670363/

WEDNESDAY — MAY 16, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Stop Back Bay Pipeline Vigil. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to construct its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.

12 PM – 1 PM
Belvidere St and Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
» Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1641165029308000/

THURSDAY — MAY 17, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
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Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting. To all who are committed to stopping Colonial Gas (National Grid) from building this pipeline, come thru! Our organizer meetings happen every Thursday @ 5:45. We use this time each week to create an intentional space to come together and do some of the work of stopping this pipeline.

We think your voice is an important part of that process. Do you? Join us.

Childcare provided unless otherwise mentioned!

5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Christ Church United, UCC

180 E Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
» Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pg/LowellResists/events

THURSDAYMAY 17, 2018NORFOLK, MA
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What You Can Do Now – Activist Training. Norfolk residents and activists will host Emily Norton, MA Chapter Director for a public meeting to present clean energy essentials and discuss approaches for local action. With the Trump administration presenting threat after threat to the environment, what we do at the state and local level is more important than ever to ensure that  Massachusetts continues to be a clean energy and environmental leader.

Event Organizers:
Jacob Stern, Clean Energy Organizer; jacob.stern@sierraclub.org; (617) 423-5775
Co-sponsored by Action Together Massachusetts-Western Norfolk County

Agenda:
Welcome and lay of the land
Overview: “Massachusetts Clean Energy 101”
Overview: “Demystifying elected officials”
Next steps

Free and open to the public
7:00 PM
Norfolk Public Library
139 Main Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
RSVP | Directions

SATURDAY — May 19, 2018 — CANAAN, NY

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— Experience Becky Meiers’ & Bob Connors’ geothermal energy system at their home. Discover Dandelion Energy’s 2018 geothermal offering & learn if your home qualifies. Dandelion currently serves homes with (hot air) vents. Please RSVP by May 15 to help us plan for food & drinks under a tent.

  • Geothermal heating & cooling benefits:
  • Significant savings when you switch from oil or propane heating.
  • Freedom from price fluctuations, delivery, smells & CO2 risks.
  • Steady airflow & quietness.
  • A huge step towards powering your home with 100% clean energy!

Rain or shine event!
Contact: beckyjmeier@gmail.com . If you forget to RSVP, feel free to stop by anyway.

10 AM – 2 PM
1409 CR-5, Canaan, NY

SUNDAY — MAY 20, 2018 — AMHERST, MA
Climate Action Now
— Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy Issues
7:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society
121 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/2052745085049420/

MONDAY — MAY 21, 2018 — ONLINE
New tools for local clean energy A webinar featuring resources to help move your community toward 100 percent renewable energy and net zero carbon. We’ll share new resources developed to help residents, elected officials, and municipal staff accelerate progress on clean energy and energy efficiency in their communities.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s Local Energy Action Dashboard (LEAD) provides a snapshot of a city or town’s energy usage and carbon emissions from homes and businesses, helping local leaders prioritize where to take action in order to have the biggest impact. Community Action Planning for Energy Efficiency (CAPEE), developed by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, is an online platform that helps communities identify actionable steps to achieve energy and carbon reduction goals.

Speakers will discuss how residents and local officials can use these resources in their communities. We will also share the Road to 100% Renewable Energy toolkit developed by Mass Power Forward.

Presented by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, 350 Mass for a Better Future, and Massachusetts Sierra Club

7:00 – 8:15 PM
Sign up here to attend the webinar. You will receive a link to join the webinar 1-2 days prior to the event.

TUESDAY — MAY 22, 2018 — QUINCY, MA
Fore River Club NVDT
Intro to Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA) Training at the Fore River Clubhouse.

Though Spectra (Enbridge) has not received any of their permits to begin construction, it is important that we prepare ourselves for any of the possible outcomes. Last year, a group called The FANG Collective came to Quincy to give a training on Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA). Folks who attended the training found it to be very informative and useful, so we have asked them to come and do another training. Details are below. Please spread the word!

Please fill out this form if you plan on attending, and please share the event on Facebook!

6pm to 9pm
Fore River Club

16 Nevada Road
Quincy, MA 02169

WEDNESDAYMAY 23, 2018EPPING, NH
Granite Bridge Pipeline Open House Epping
Members of the public are invited to join Liberty Utilities and the Granite Bridge project team for an open house event at Josiah’s Meetinghouse.

Guests can arrive at their own convenience to speak with team members and learn more about Granite Bridge, ask questions, and provide feedback on the project proposal.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Josiah’s Meetinghouse
521 Calef Highway
Epping, NH 03042
www.josiahsmeetinghouse.com

WEDNESDAY — MAY 23, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
BackBayFrontBut
Stop Back Bay Pipeline Vigil. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to construct its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.

12 PM – 1 PM
Belvidere St and Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
» Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1641165029308000/

WEDNESDAY — MAY 23, 2018 — SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA
Climate Action Now
— Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy Issues
7:00 PM
Frontier Regional School
113 N. Main Street
South
Deerfield, MA
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/2052745085049420/

WEDNESDAY — MAY 23, 2018 — JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Unfractured Future
A conversation with Sandra Steingraber and screening of Unfractured, the award-winning film about fighting with your whole heart. Toward an Unfractured Future: Science, Civil Disobedience, and Feminism in the Fight Against Fossil Fuel Expansion.

Biologist, writer, poet, and mother, Sandra Steingraber is the co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, co-author of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings on the Risks and Harms of Fracking, and science advisor to Americans Against Fracking.

Sandra will talk about the roles of science and women’s leadership in securing an unfractured future for our children—with special focus on issues here in Massachusetts.

With filmmaker Chandra Chevannes, Sandra will present the award-winning documentary Unfractured, which tells the story of the successful fight for a ban on fracking in New York State. See the trailer here: https://www.unfractured.com/

Sponsored by Mothers Out Front, Our Bodies Ourselves, and 350MA.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sandra-steingraber-toward-an-unfractured-future-science-civil-disobedience-and-feminism-in-the-tickets-45950142112
6:30pm
First Church Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2060560680885306/

THURSDAY — MAY 24, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
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Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting. To all who are committed to stopping Colonial Gas (National Grid) from building this pipeline, come thru! Our organizer meetings happen every Thursday @ 5:45. We use this time each week to create an intentional space to come together and do some of the work of stopping this pipeline.

We think your voice is an important part of that process. Do you? Join us.

Childcare provided unless otherwise mentioned!

5:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Christ Church United, UCC
180 E Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
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THURSDAY — MAY 24, 2018 — ONLINE
Clean Energy Roadmap 2050
The Clean Energy Roadmap: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future
LWVMA Climate and Energy Solutions Series Webinar

This Webinar will address:
What is the 2050 Clean Energy Roadmap and why does Massachusetts need one?
What does Massachusetts need to do to get a roadmap, and how will we use it?
How can we take action to support and achieve the goals of the roadmap?

Speaker David Ismay is a Clean Energy and Climate Change Staff Attorney for Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts.

You must register in advance for the webinar After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Download flyer
Questions? Contact Karen Price
Host: LWVMA Environmental Action and Advocacy Steering Committee
Support for webinars: New England Grassroots Environment Fund

4:00-5:00 pm
The webinar is free and open to the public.
Registration is required, click here to register.

WEDNESDAY — MAY 30, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Stop Back Bay Pipeline Vigil. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to construct its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.

12 PM – 1 PM
Belvidere St and Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
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THURSDAY — MAY 31, 2018 — NEW HAVEN, CT
Climate Future March – Join students, families & climate advocates on May 31st at Wooster Square( 515 Chapel St) in New Haven to raise awareness to the problem of climate change & the solutions that can not only mitigate the damage from pollution but also lower energy costs and create jobs.

Transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy is the future of New Haven, the state of Connecticut and the United States. We have all the technology we need to meet our energy need with green energy , we just need PEOPLE to pressure leaders to take action and implement the right policies.

Join us May 31st at 3:30 for a Rally and short March around Wooster Square for climate change solutions. People of all ages are welcome!

Climate Future March Agenda
3:30 – 3:35 — Opening Talk – Sam
3:35 – 3:45 — Alex Felson speaks
3:45 – 4:00 — Diane Lentakis and Henry Auer speaks
4:00 – 4:10 — Ben Florsheim (representing Sen. Murphy) speaks
4:10 – 4:20 — Sam Rosenberg speaks, Introduce March, Invite “It’s Our Fight” chants & others
4:20 – 4:30 — March around Wooster Square
4:30 — March Ends

THURSDAY — MAY 31, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
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Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting. To all who are committed to stopping Colonial Gas (National Grid) from building this pipeline, come thru! Our organizer meetings happen every Thursday @ 5:45. We use this time each week to create an intentional space to come together and do some of the work of stopping this pipeline.

We think your voice is an important part of that process. Do you? Join us.

Childcare provided unless otherwise mentioned!

5:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Christ Church United, UCC
180 E Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
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SATURDAY – JUNE 2, 2018 – GREENFIELD, MA
Racial Justice - Climate Justice - Greenfield MA
-RACIAL JUSTICE – CLIMATE JUSTICE with Tem Blessed and Russ Vernon-Jones
Racism and climate change are connected. Deepening our awareness of the connections will help us be more effective in eliminating both. People of color and indigenous people are already disproportionately bearing the harmful effects of climate change. In poetry and prose Tem and Russ will challenge us to take these issues on together and offer signs of hope for the inclusive, just world we are building together.

Tem Blessed is a spoken word artist and member of #LoveArmy.
Russ Vernon-Jones is active in the Coming Together anti-racism project and Climate Action Now.

FREE! Donations appreciated

Child care available
For childcare, email with number & ages of children.
email@racialjusticerising.org
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Doors open at 9:45
First Congregational Church of Greenfield
43 Silver Street
Greenfield MA 01301
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MONDAY — June 4, 2018 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
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TUESDAY — JUNE 5, 2018 — FLORENCE, MA
Climate Action Now
— Candidate Forum on Climate and Energy Issues
7:00 PM
JFK Middle School
100 Bridge Road
Florence, MA
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WEDNESDAY — JUNE 6, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Stop Back Bay Pipeline Vigil. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to construct its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.

12 PM – 1 PM
Belvidere St and Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
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WEDNESDAY — JUNE 6, 2018 — PROVIDENCE, RI
No LNG in PVD June 4 Statehouse Rally
— Flood the Statehouse! Tell Gov Raimondo #NoLNGinPVD! For almost three years No LNG in PVD has been calling attention to the unsafe, unhealthy, potentially catastrophic conditions in Fields Point and Governor Gina Raimondo and most of her colleagues at the statehouse have remained SILENT. Please join us in flooding the statehouse with people to say: No LNG in PVD!

The South Side and Washington Park are in danger and unprepared for an extreme weather event and subsequent flood. Both sides of Allens Ave. are overflowing with toxic, explosive facilites. National Grid, Shell, Univar, the scrapyards. All on the WRONG SIDE OF THE HURRICANCE BARRIER and adjacent to overburdened working-class communities of color.

Our neighbors are in danger. Our hospitals are at risk. Our schools are at risk. This is unacceptable and WE NEED YOU to stand with us, #FloodTheStateHouse and get the Governor to say #NoLNGinPVD

If you know you can make it and especially if you can volunteer day of please fill out this form.
4pm – 7pm
Rhode Island State House
82 Smith Street
Providence, Rhode Island
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THURSDAY — JUNE 7, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
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Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting. To all who are committed to stopping Colonial Gas (National Grid) from building this pipeline, come thru! Our organizer meetings happen every Thursday @ 5:45. We use this time each week to create an intentional space to come together and do some of the work of stopping this pipeline.

We think your voice is an important part of that process. Do you? Join us.

Childcare provided unless otherwise mentioned!

5:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Christ Church United, UCC
180 E Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
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FRIDAYJUNE 8, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
Walk the Talk on Climate - Copley Square
Walk the Talk on Climate!

Join the rally Friday morning to call on Mayor Walsh and all US mayors to turn their climate promises into climate action! They must ‘walk the talk’ on climate.

On Thursday June 7, Boston Mayor Walsh will hold an International Mayors Climate Summit. The following day, on June 8th, he will kick off the US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting.

Hundreds of mayors and their staff, from across the USA, will gather to talk about the future of cities and the well-being of people living in them. Last year, these same mayors passed a resolution supporting a just transition to 100% renewable energy for their communities by 2035.

9:30 AM – 11 AM
Copley Square
560 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
Register/RSVP
Call 617-971-8568 or email Andy@BostonCAN.org with any questions.
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SATURDAY— JUNE 9, 2019— AMHERST, MA
Zero Energy Bldg Tour - Amherst
Zero Energy Building Tour. Guided tours of large zero energy buildings in Amherst. Includes Crotty Hall, Hitchcock Center, Kern Center, and South Congregational Church.

Free public event, hosted by Lee Jennings

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Start at Crotty Hall at 9:00 AM
411-417 N Pleasant St,
Amherst, MA 01002
Drop-in, drop-out as your schedule allows.
Visit zeroenergyamherst.weebly.com for more info
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MONDAY — June 11 — BOSTON, MA
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The Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) is launching a long-term, multi-year campaign to unite the poor and disenfranchised and to challenge the interconnected evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation.

The Campaign seeks to invite in all groups and coalitions already working on these issues and all individuals who want to get involved.  The PPC is firmly rooted in non-violence as a philosophy and practice.

The Campaign will launch with 40 days of moral action beginning May 14th which will include rallies, education and organizing, cultural arts events, nonviolent civil disobedience and fusion coalition building across diverse issues and geography in at least 41 states.

We offered non-violence training on 4/28 and 5/6 for those considering risking arrest at one or more of the Mondays.

You don’t have to be trained to attend a rally and in fact, we are looking for LOTS of folks to attend the Monday Statehouse rallies.

There will be transportation from WMass. The event will begin at 2 PM. in Boston.  Dates and the current themes are:

MONDAYJune 11BOSTON2pm – Everybody has a Right to Live – Wages and housing

SATURDAYJune 23WASHINGTON, D.C. – Huge national rally

There are many ways to be involved in the campaign beyond civil disobedience (e.g., education and outreach, music, art and more). Contact Massachusetts@poorpeoplescampaign.org for more info.

Poor People’s Campaign  Please visit this website and sign the pledge.

For statewide information: Massachusetts@poorpeoplescampaign.org
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MONDAY — JUNE 11, 2018 — NORTHBOROUGH, MA
Climate Activist Training 11-June
Northborough residents and activists will host Deb Pasternak, Chair of the Massachusetts Sierra Club Executive Committee for a public meeting to present clean energy essentials and discuss approaches for local action.

In these times, what we do at the state and local level is more important than ever to ensure that Massachusetts continues to be a clean energy leader, and that clean energy conversion is fair to all!

FREE AND OPEN THE PUBLIC. Please join us for this activist training in Northborough.

7 PM – 8:30 PM
First Parish Church Hall
40 Church Street
Northborough, MA  01532
» RSVP Here
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WEDNESDAY — JUNE 13, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Stop Back Bay Pipeline Vigil. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to construct its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.

12 PM – 1 PM
Belvidere St and Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
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THURSDAY — JUNE 14, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
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Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting. To all who are committed to stopping Colonial Gas (National Grid) from building this pipeline, come thru! Our organizer meetings happen every Thursday @ 5:45. We use this time each week to create an intentional space to come together and do some of the work of stopping this pipeline.

We think your voice is an important part of that process. Do you? Join us.

Childcare provided unless otherwise mentioned!

5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Christ Church United, UCC

180 E Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
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THURSDAYJUNE 14, 2018 — WEBINAR
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How can your solar project become an environmental justice project as well? How can you share the energy of the Sun you capture with those less well off? How can you effectively advocate for making solar accessible to all?

To learn the answers to these questions and more, join a webinar with Madeleine Barr, Director of Community Partnerships at Resonant Energy, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Associate Minister for Ecological Justice at the Bethel AME Church, and Rabbi Katy Allen, President, pro-tem of the Jewish Climate Action Network, to go deeper with solar.

7:00pm, Online
» RSVP to jewishclimateaction@gmail.com.
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THURSDAYJUNE 14, 2018 — LAKEVILLE, MA
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Exclusive screening of a LakeCAM original film, documenting the journey SCNU (South Coast Neighbors United) and our supporters have traveled thus far, in our efforts to prevent Spectra/Enbridge’s risky fracked gas project, the Access Northeast.

Although the Access Northeast has been temporarily shelved, it still very much remains a looming threat. Enbridge’s website states that they remain committed to seeing this through, and SCNU remains just as steadfastly committed to defeating it. Our greatest strength is knowledge… come get informed and stay involved!

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Apponequet Regional High School
100 Howland Road, Lakeville, MA
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» Space Is Limited – Reserve Seat(s)

WEDNESDAY — JUNE 20, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Stop Back Bay Pipeline Vigil. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to construct its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.

12 PM – 1 PM
Belvidere St and Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
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WEDNESDAY — JUNE 20, 2018 — FLORENCE, MA
CAN June 20 Candidate Forum Climate-Energy
Hampshire-Franklin Senate Candidate Forum on Climate & Energy
Hear Jo Comerford, Steven Connor, Chelsea Kline, Ryan O’Donnell, David Morin and Dave Murphy – the Democratic primary candidates for the Senate seat formerly held by Stan Rosenberg – speak about what they would do if elected to curb greenhouse gas emissions and the worst effects of climate change.

Sponsored by Climate Action Now and the Northampton Democratic Town Committee. Cosponsored by the town Democratic committees of Amherst, Bernardston, Colrain, Leverett, New Salem, Pelham, South Hadley, Sunderland & Wendell; and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, the Massachusetts Sierra Club, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Mothers Our Front Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley Citizens’ Climate Lobby, 2Degrees Northampton, and the USNF Climate Action Group.

Public Event — Hosted by Climate Action Now MA

7 PM – 9 PM
JFK Middle School, Cafeteria
100 Bridge Road
Florence, MA 01060
» Bring questions for the candidates on climate and energy policy or tweet them to #gogreenmapoli.
» For details, visit climateactionnowma.org
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THURSDAY — JUNE 21, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
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Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting. To all who are committed to stopping Colonial Gas (National Grid) from building this pipeline, come thru! Our organizer meetings happen every Thursday @ 5:45. We use this time each week to create an intentional space to come together and do some of the work of stopping this pipeline.

We think your voice is an important part of that process. Do you? Join us.

Childcare provided unless otherwise mentioned!

5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Christ Church United, UCC
180 E Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
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THURSDAY — JUNE 21, 2018 — WEYMOUTH, MA
Proposed Weymouth Compressor Station
Health Impact Assessment - Weymouth
—Join us as we initiate a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on a proposed natural gas compressor station in the Town of Weymouth.

WHAT IS A HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT?
A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a process that uses available data, health expertise, and public input to identify the possible health effects of a proposed change. HIAs are used to assess proposals, such as development projects or legislative policies, to produce recommendations that optimize health outcomes.

The community meeting will include an open house with a brief presentation for participants to familiarize themselves with the HIA process and the proposed decision, as well as space for discussion and public input about potential health effects and concerns related to the proposed station.

We must show up to this meeting like we just remembered HOW to show up!
Public Event – Hosted by FAE – Families Against Enbridge

7 – 9pm
Abigail Adams Middle School
89 Middle Street
East Weymouth, Massachusetts 02189
Please, RSVP here
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SATURDAY — JUNE 23, 2018 — WASHINGTON, D.C. (MARCH & RALLY)
FRIDAY – SUNDAY — JUNE 22 – 24 — BOSTON, MA (TRAVEL)
PPR-bus to DC 6-23-18
— Come to Washington, DC for the Poor People’s Campaign March & Rally
We are coming together on the National Mall to tell the nation and our elected officials that we won’t be silent anymore. We invite you to get on the bus!

For weeks, we have joined with thousands of people across the country taking to the streets and to our state capitols, with hundreds of people even risking arrest, to demand policies that lift up the poor in this country. This season of nonviolent moral action is culminating on Saturday, June 23rd with a mass mobilization in Washington, DC.

If you would prefer to pay by cash or check, or have questions about low cost or no cost tickets, please email us at massachusetts@poorpeoplescampaign.org and we will respond individually.

Depart: June 22, 2018•11:00 PM
Return: June 24, 2018• 1:45 AM
Bus Pick up at Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Ave.
Roxbury Crossing, Boston, MA 02120
» Please select your ticket option
» Host Contact Info: massachusetts@poorpeoplescampaign.org

JUNE 23 – 25, 2018 — WASHINGTON, DC

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Our communities and our planet are in desperate need of a halt to the permitting and building of all new fossil fuel pipelines and other infrastructure.

It is time to escalate at FERC. BXE is planning three days of sharing/training, art-building and action from June 23-25, beginning the morning of Saturday the 23rd.

On June 23rd we will take part in the DC national action being organized by the Poor People’s Campaign. This will be the last of 40 days of action the PPC is organizing around the country. Following the demonstration we will gather in the late afternoon for a time of sharing, art-building and getting prepared for action at FERC and elsewhere the morning of Monday, June 25th.

We urge you to sign up for this convergence and action here.  It’s time to Crack FERC Open!

MONDAY — JUNE 25, 2018 — EAST GREENBUSH, NY
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WEDNESDAY — JUNE 27, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Stop Back Bay Pipeline Vigil. The City of Boston has allowed National Grid to construct its Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline, ignoring the winter moratorium, ignoring the unanimous City Council resolution that no decision be made without a robust public conversation, and in spite of the fact that the Attorney General has recommended that the DPU reject the sweetheart financing arrangement. We will bear witness, and make known our opposition to this terrible project that will poison our city, and our planet. Fracked gas is not a “bridge” fuel. We call on our Mayor and elected officials to initiate a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion – stop this madness. Join us for lunch hour, every Wednesday; bring signs, make your voice heard.

12 PM – 1 PM
Belvidere St and Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
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THURSDAY — JUNE 28, 2018 — LOWELL, MA
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Lowell Pipeline Resistance Organizing Meeting. To all who are committed to stopping Colonial Gas (National Grid) from building this pipeline, come thru! Our organizer meetings happen every Thursday @ 5:45. We use this time each week to create an intentional space to come together and do some of the work of stopping this pipeline.

We think your voice is an important part of that process. Do you? Join us.

Childcare provided unless otherwise mentioned!

5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Christ Church United, UCC
180 E Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
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THURSDAY — JUNE 28, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Reinventing Power (Film) with The Sierra Club

Reinventing Power: America’s Clean Energy Boom takes us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what’s broken, rethink what’s possible, and revitalize communities.

Their stories are proof that America does not need to choose between keeping our lights on and protecting our communities. Critically, Reinventing Power underscores the notion that we don’t have to sacrifice jobs for a clean environment. Supporting a clean energy future means building a better, more prosperous future for everyone.

The North Face is partnering with The Sierra Club to bring you an evening of exploring the future of power and how it will affect our impact on the world and the areas we love to explore. Sponsor: Lamplighter Brewing Co.

Tickets are $5 with all proceeds donated to the Sierra Club.
6 PM – 9 PM
The North Face
326 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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FRIDAYJUNE 29, 2018HOLLIS, NH
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— Join us for an evening of conversation and problem solving on renewable energy initiatives and infrastructure issues in District 12.
This is a dynamic group that believes in the power of solar energy.

Featuring:

» Ambassador (ret.) Richard N. Swett, Climate PROSPERITY Enterprise Solutions, L.L.C. Dick Swett is installing solar projects in Africa.

» Congressional Candidate Katrina Swett

» Former Candidate for Executive Council Dan Weeks. Dan is installing solar into NH homes. businesses, and municipalities.

» Venu Rao, Hollis Energy Committee. Venu Rao is a member of the Hollis Energy Committee whose goal is to make all their municipal buildings sustainable.

This Energy Policy Roundtable is a fundraiser for Melanie Levesque, State Senate Candidate. Please join us!

General Admission $25; Student Admission $10
Please consider being an event sponsor!!* Champion $2,000+; Leader $1000+; Advocate $500+; Supporter $250+; Friend $100+

*Meet and Greet for Donors over $250. from 6:00 to 7:00 at the home of Rosemary Clough 12 N Pepperell Rd. Hollis, NH

*e-mail Melanie4NHSenate@charter.net for additional information.
Send checks to Campaign to Elect Melanie Levesque 2 McDaniel’s Dr. Brookline NH 03033

Purchase Tickets Here
7:00-9:00pm
Lawrence Barn
Depot Rd, Hollis NH

SATURDAY — JUNE 30, 2018 — AUBURN, NH
Sign Painting - Stop GBP
Stop GBP Sign Painting Party. Have fun & meet your neighbors while getting out the word that Granite Bridge Pipeline is threatening your town. Sponsored by ECHO Action NH and NH Pipeline Resistance.

Bring – Yourself, friends, snacks, drinks, spray paint (black, red, yellow), drop cloths, folding tables. Optional (if you feel creative!- brushes, paint that will adhere to plastic.

Wear – Old clothes!

We have – Blank signs, stakes, stencils, drop cloths, tables.

CASH DONATIONS FOR SIGNS & MATERIALS FOR STRATEGIC AWARENESS EVENTS
We have exciting, creative plans! We need your support to make them happen!
Donate to ECHO Action Online
Donate/Become an ECHO Action Member
9 AM – 12 PM
Auburn Montessori
68 Rockingham Rd, Auburn, NH 03032
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