Events Archive 2018 — July-December

WEDNESDAY — JULY 4, 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 — JULY 5, 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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WEDNESDAY — JULY 11, 2018 — GREENFIELD, MA
MA-DPU logo
Mass DPU Hearing on Berkshire Gas’s proposed rate hike. Please turn out and comment, then turn in written comments by July 31.
7:00 p.m.
Greenfield Middle School, Auditorium
195 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA
More Info Here

WEDNESDAY — JULY 11, 2018 — AUBURN, NH
GBP Awareness Community Education Session
Granite Bridge Pipeline Awareness Community Education Session: Learn about why communities across America and the globe are opposing pipelines in rapidly increasing numbers. Presentations will include:

  • Information about the Granite Bridge Pipeline & Epping LNG tank
  • Where would the pipeline go through? Who would be directly and indirectly impacted?
  • What is LNG & fracked gas?
  • What is the incineration (blast) zone and where is it?
  • Who pays for the pipeline & LNG tank?
  • Fracked gas health and safety concerns.
  • What doctors say about fracked gas.
  • Pipeline proximity to schools.
  • Fracked gas impacts on health and safety.
  • Concerns raised by NH Consumer Advocate.
  • Comments submitted to the Public Utilities Commission.
  • Denying survey access to your property.
  • Ways to voice your concerns, stay involved, engaged, take action.

RESERVE YOUR SIGN!
Let us know if we should reserve a sign for you! See pictures on Facebook.

REGISTER TODAY! Hosted by ECHO Action NH – ECHOaction.org
Please register for the pipeline presentation. Public and Friends are welcome!

Learn more and view our interactive map of the pipeline route that shows the incineration zone on our website.
6 PM – 9 PM
Auburn Montessori
78 Rockingham Rd.
Auburn, New Hampshire 03032
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WEDNESDAY — JULY 11, 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 — JULY 12, 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
180 E Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
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THURSDAY — JULY 12, 2018 — BOSTON, MAZero Net Energy Building Muni Roundtable
— Zero Net Energy Building Municipal Roundtable. In collaboration with USGBC MA, MAPC, and NEEP we invite you to come help us further the conversation about how municipalities can address the threat of climate change through collaborative and innovative ZNE building policies and planning.

At this event, feedback from you will be used to guide USGBC MA’s upcoming research on the cost of net-zero buildings. Join us for a productive conversation to make sure you and your town official have the information you need to make this climate solution a reality in your town or city!

Please RSVP here!
1pm – 3pm
Reggie Lewis Center
1350 Tremont Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA
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TUESDAY — JULY 17, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Please join the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources for a stakeholder meeting on the Comprehensive Energy Plan. In 2016, Governor Baker signed Executive Order No. 569: Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth, which included a directive to publish a Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP). This plan is being done in coordination with, and as a complement to, other Commonwealth planning efforts including the Clean Energy and Climate Plan.

The Department of Energy Resources is hosting these stakeholder meetings that will feature a presentation of the CEP’s initial analysis, with topics including data on future demand across transportation, thermal conditioning, and power sectors and will highlight the trends and challenges through 2030. Visit our website for more details about the goals and purpose of the CEP.

RSVP is required due to limited space. Note that three meeting will be held on different dates: July 17 (Boston), July 18 (Westborough), and July 19 (Westfield).
RSVP FOR JULY 17 HERE
1:30 PM
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Tower Auditorium, Tower Building
621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

Following the event, DOER will send out instructions on how to submit written comments and feedback on the Comprehensive Energy Plan.

WEDNESDAY — JULY 18, 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 — JULY 18, 2018 — WESTBOROUGH, MA
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Please join the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources for a stakeholder meeting on the Comprehensive Energy Plan. In 2016, Governor Baker signed Executive Order No. 569: Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth, which included a directive to publish a Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP). This plan is being done in coordination with, and as a complement to, other Commonwealth planning efforts including the Clean Energy and Climate Plan.

The Department of Energy Resources is hosting these stakeholder meetings that will feature a presentation of the CEP’s initial analysis, with topics including data on future demand across transportation, thermal conditioning, and power sectors and will highlight the trends and challenges through 2030. Visit our website for more details about the goals and purpose of the CEP.

RSVP is required due to limited space. Note that three meeting will be held on different dates: July 17 (Boston), July 18 (Westborough), and July 19 (Westfield).
RSVP FOR JULY 18 HERE
1:00 PM
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
1 Rabbit Hill Road Westborough, MA 01581

Following the event, DOER will send out instructions on how to submit written comments and feedback on the Comprehensive Energy Plan.

THURSDAYJULY 19, 2018BOSTON, MA
Emergency Climate Rally - Boston
Join us at the State House for an Emergency Climate Rally to demonstrate the need for the Mass House to act on climate now! Rally and Call – It is time for us to take bold action. As the legislative session rapidly draws to a close, time is running out to take action to support climate policy. But the House rejected ALL the amendments that aligned with sustainable priorities, and instead supported a regressive policy agenda that does not safeguard our climate.

Can we count on you to show your support for the climate policies we need by attending our emergency rally?

Share who you’re fighting for! We’re asking everyone who comes to bring FIVE copies of a picture of who they are fighting for. This could be a picture of a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin, or sibling, or friend. Please write on the back of the photo why you care for this person, and why climate change concerns you.

If you can’t make it on Thursday, please send a picture of who you are fighting for to your rep and post it to social media using hashtag #whywewontrest. We’ll have more details about this early next week.

Call Your Rep! If you cannot make it to the rally, it’s more integral than ever to call your representative and ask them to take impactful climate action. Make sure to call your representative on Thursday, 7/19 and we will follow up with a call script. Please also consider sending a copy of that photo to your rep over social media.

Let’s flood the phones and the floor of the Massachusetts Statehouse to show the urgency of immediate climate action in our state policy!

Public – hosted by No Fracked Gas in Mass and 7 Others
12 PM – 1:30 PM
Statehouse Steps
24 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
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THURSDAY — JULY 19, 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 — JULY 19, 2018 — WESTFIELD, MA
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Please join the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources for a stakeholder meeting on the Comprehensive Energy Plan. In 2016, Governor Baker signed Executive Order No. 569: Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth, which included a directive to publish a Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP). This plan is being done in coordination with, and as a complement to, other Commonwealth planning efforts including the Clean Energy and Climate Plan.

The Department of Energy Resources is hosting these stakeholder meetings that will feature a presentation of the CEP’s initial analysis, with topics including data on future demand across transportation, thermal conditioning, and power sectors and will highlight the trends and challenges through 2030. Visit our website for more details about the goals and purpose of the CEP.

RSVP is required due to limited space. Note that three meeting will be held on different dates: July 17 (Boston), July 18 (Westborough), and July 19 (Westfield).
RSVP FOR JULY 19 HERE
1:00 PM
Westfield State University
Loughman Living Room, Scanlon Hall
77 Western Avenue Westfield, MA 01086

Following the event, DOER will send out instructions on how to submit written comments and feedback on the Comprehensive Energy Plan.

THURSDAYJULY 19, 2018KEENE, NH
Building Weatherization
Building Weatherization – Programs that can help! Programs like NHSAVES make energy audits very affordable for moderate and low income households and can pay off quickly just from the tips offered on how to save on your energy usage while still maintaining comfort.

Ted Stiles is adjunct faculty, teaching building science classes, for the Harris Center. Ted dispels myths and explains the basics of weatherization. He can also explain how to get started applying for a NHSAVES weatherization grant if your home qualifies. Funding for these grants run out early every year, so it would be good to get some Monadnock homes in the queue for this year or next.

Comment: “I personally had a NHSAVES audit and weatherization project done on my home in 2011. Our energy consumption is down at least 20% since we had the work done! Using less energy and verifying the health of your home (I had a leak in the chimney next to my boiler!) is the most important first step you can take in combating climate change and preparing to take next steps for solar or other major investments.”

This event is hosted by the Clean Energy Team of the Monadnock Progressive Alliance.
Public
6 PM – 7:30 PM
49 Community Way
Keene, NH 03431-3748
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SATURDAYJULY 21, 2018ASHFIELD, MA
Horse-Powered Farming
— Horse-Powered Farming in the Hilltowns at Sawyer Farm
Join Hilltown Land Trust at Sawyer Farm in Worthington to learn how and why this family farm uses horses instead of tractors to plow and work their fields, and how they came to choose sustainable, organic farming practices to produce vegetables and meat for the local community. The event will include a talk by the farmers with a Q&A, a visit to the farmstand, and a demonstration of the horses in action! This event is suitable for adults and children ages 5 and older.

Sawyer Farm is an organic, horse-powered, family farm in Worthington. Established in 2010 by Lincoln Fishman and Hilary Costa, Sawyer Farm grows produce and raises animals in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner. Their farm store is open daily, all year long, selling produce, meat, cheese, honey, art, and other products from their farm and other local farms.

Sliding-scale suggested donation: $5-20 (proceeds from this event will be split between Hilltown Land Trust and Sawyer Farm).
10 AM – 12 PM
Hilltown Land Trust
332 Bullitt Rd, Ashfield, Massachusetts 01330
RSVPs appreciated: email Katie at hltoutreach@thetrustees.org
or call (413) 628-4485 ext 4.
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SATURDAY — JULY 21, 2018 — WASHINGTON, DC
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This is Zero Hour Youth March. This summer, on July 21st, 2018, Earth Guardians will join young people marching in Washington DC, and all over the country, for immediate common sense climate change legislation. In the days leading to the march, students will flood Capitol Hill to lobby and demand concrete action from representatives. They will not relent until those demands are met.
Visit thisiszerohour.org for more information. @ThisisZeroHour on Twitter.

SUNDAYJULY 22, 2018 — GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
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— Great Barrington Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren will be hosting her 30th town hall in Great Barrington this weekend and you’re invited! She’ll be talking and answering questions about how she’s holding the Trump Administration accountable and fighting for Massachusetts families in the Senate. This is also a chance to meet some of our team members and learn how you can get in this fight in 2018.

Doors open at 1:30 PM and the town hall will begin at 2:30 PM. Admission is first come, first served. We’re sorry, but signs/posters will not be permitted inside the event.

This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP Here.

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

MONDAYJULY 23, 2018PITTSFIELD, MA
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— Mass DPU Hearing on Berkshire Gas’s proposed rate hike. Please turn out and comment, then turn in written comments by July 31.
7:00 p.m.
Berkshire Community College
Boland Theatre (Koussevitzky Building)
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA
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WEDNESDAY — JULY 25, 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 — JULY 26, 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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WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 1, 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 — AUGUST 2, 2018 — KEENE, NH
Power to the People - Keene NH
Power to the People! The Clean Energy Team is hosting a talk by Attorney Kreis, New Hampshire’s Consumer Advocate at the Public Utility Commission (PUC), on his role advocating for residential ratepayers in public utility proceedings and policy decisions. OCA Kreis will address the impact of public engagement and share his perspective on what issues matter to the PUC.

A panel discussion with ECHO Action activist, Stephanie Scherr, Keene City Councilor, Terry Clark, and Attorney Richard Husband immediately follows the presentation. All three panelists are involved in dockets currently before the PUC and will share their experiences in “picking their battles,” and the opportunities for engagement by interested citizens.

The Clean Energy Team of Monadnock Progressive Alliance hosts educational events to help our neighbors and local businesses learn about the economic, environmental and health benefits of energy efficiency, weatherization, and renewable energy.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Pat Martin at pmartin2894@yahoo.com.

6 PM – 8 PM
49 Community Way (across from the Co-Op)
Keene, NH 03431
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THURSDAY — AUGUST 2, 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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WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 8, 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 — AUGUST 9, 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 — AUGUST 11, 2018 — RHINEBECK, NY
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GEOTHERMAL ENERGY HEATING and COOLING OPEN HOUSE
Experience Susan Marsa’s geothermal energy system at her home.

Discover developer Dandelion Energy’s 2018 new geothermal products and services plus optional financing with NO down-payment. There are significant savings in switching from oil or propane energy. Homeowners can finance the system and save immediately or purchase the system and the savings will pay for the investment over time.

Dandelion currently serves homes with (hot air) heat vents.Dandelion now serves most of NY State. Learn if your home qualifies. Geothermal heating & cooling benefits:

  • Significant savings by switching from oil or propane energy. Homeowners can finance the system and save immediately or purchase the system and the savings will pay for the investment over time.
  • Freedom from price fluctuations, delivery, and smells
  • Steady airflow & quietness and elimination of carbon monoxide risks
  • A huge step towards powering your home with 100% clean energy!

Please RSVP by August 4, to help us plan for free food & drinks under a tent.
Contact: beckyjmeier@gmail.com or call: 518-929-4664. If you forget to RSVP, feel free to stop by anyway.

Rain or shine event!
11am to 3pm
145 Primrose Hill Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 15, 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 — AUGUST 16, 2018 — FLORENCE, MA
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— Sustainable Business Models for the New Economy

Join the Hampshire Community Energy Co-op’s conversation with special guest, Bill Baue from Reporting 3.0 to learn more about its Conference in Amsterdam where Lynn Benander recently spoke about new business models for spurring the emergence of a regenerative and distributive economy. Bill will address trends occurring at the global level, tying them into trends at the local level that you can tap into through individual action.

Bring a potluck dish to share!  You can join in person (preferred!), by conference call or videoconference.

Please RSVP in advance if you can so we know how many people to expect!
Call Mark, Lynn, or Bishakha for more information – 413-772-8898 or email info@coopower.coop.

Here’s some great background reading – Reporting 3.0’s New Business Model Blueprint, which features a case study of the Co-op Power business model that Bill and Lynn will discuss.

Free Public Event
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Co-op Power/Hampshire Community Energy Co-op
295 Nonotuck Street
Florence, MA 01062

THURSDAY — AUGUST 16, 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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TUESDAYAUGUST 21, 2018MANCHESTER, NH
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Granite Bridge Pipeline: Liberty Utilities Manchester Open House

ECHO Action strongly recommend that Manchester residents, residents of all towns on the Granite Bridge Pipeline route and those in abutting towns attend this session. Bring your neighbors and your questions.

Meet the ECHO Action team outside before you go into the Open House. We’ll provide you with a list of questions to ask Liberty Utilities’ representatives. We’ll be available to answer your questions and provide information on how you can take action. Come see us first! ECHOaction.org

🔹”Open House” events are science-fair style with tables, displays and handouts set up with company representatives available to answer questions. You can drop in at any time during the open hours. Public Event.

5 PM – 8 PM
The Derryfield Restaurant
625 Mammouth Road
Manchester, NH
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MONDAY — AUGUST 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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WEDNESDAYAUGUST 29, 2018POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
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LET MOTHER EARTH COOL & HEAT YOUR HOME
Discover developer Dandelion Energy’s 2018 new geothermal products and services plus optional financing with NO down-payment. There are significant savings in switching from oil or propane energy. Homeowners can finance the system and save immediately or purchase the system and the savings will pay for the investment over time.

Dandelion currently serves homes with (hot air) heat vents. Dandelion now serves most of NY State. Learn if your home qualifies.

The Open House showcases a modernized energy system with innovative features. There will be a short Power Point Presentation, a tour and technical staff present to answer questions.

This is a free public event with free parking, food and beverages.
Hosted by Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy.
Contact: raconnors@yahoo.com or call: 518-781-4686

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
33 Schyler Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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SATURDAYSEPTEMBER 1, 2018ERVING, MA
Wendell State Forest 9-1-18
— Stand Out For Wendell State Forest
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) proposes to log in the Wendell State Forest in November 2018. Part of the proposal is to harvest an 80-acre, 110-year old oak forest that is a part of the 7,000 acre publically owned forest.

Public Event
Hosted by Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

11 AM – 1 PM
Freight House Antiques
11 East Main ( Route 2)
Erving, Massachusetts  01344
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WEDNESDAY — SEPTEMBER 5, 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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WEDNESDAYSEPTEMBER 5, 2018CONCORD, NH
PUC Pre-Hearing pipeline under Ashuolet River
— SPEAK OUT AGAINST DRILLING FOR A PIPELINE UNDER THE ASHUELOT RIVER IN KEENE, DG 18-092, Liberty Utilities/EnergyNorth, Gas Pipeline under Ashuelot River – Prehearing Conference

1:30pm – 4:30pm
PUC – Rm 103
Hearing Room A

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Public event, hosted by ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 Environmental Justice Network

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM*
Public Utilities Commission
21 S Fruit Street, Suite 10
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
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*Always check schedules, as they can change!
https://www.puc.nh.gov/Regulatory/Commission_Calendar.pdf

FRIDAY — SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 — KEENE, NH
Light Up Night - Keene Sept 7 2018
Climate, Jobs, Justice: Light Up The Night For Climate Action
ECHO ACTION CLIMATE, RENEWABLE ENERGY, PIPELINE AWARENESS LIGHTED ART RALLY. We’ll be standing at various locations around Keene with signs about climate change, renewable energy, jobs, no pipelines and environmental justice.

WEAR

  • Tees that express climate concern
  • Add some more fun by wearing glow necklaces, bracelets, etc!

MESSAGES

  • Renewable energy creates more jobs in NH than pipelines
  • Natural gas is methane, a greenhouse gas 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide
  • No horizontal directional drilling for a gas pipeline under the Ashuelot River
  • No Granite Bridge gas pipeline from Manchester to Stratham
  • No giant LNG tank in Epping
  • Yes to offshore wind
  • The power of the people is stronger than the people in power
  • In November, I’m voting for climate action candidates
  • NH’s State Senators: stop supporting pipelines and support solar and offshore wind!

CHILDREN’S MESSAGES

  • Our future, our choice or my future, my choice
  • We learn, we know, we talk to our parents
  • In _____ years I will vote out fossil fuels!

Free Public Event
7 PM – 9:30 PM
Keene, NH (Various Locations)
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 — ERVING, MA
Wendell State Forest 9-1-18
—  STAND OUT!  for Wendell State Forest. Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) proposes to log in the Wendell State Forest in November 2018. Part of the proposal is to harvest an 80-acre, 110-year old oak forest that is a part of the 7,000 acre publicly owned forest.

We feel that this logging project cannot be justified for ecological or forest health purposes, and has minimal if any financial benefits for the public. We will have some signs, but please feel free to put your message on a sign that people driving by can read. This is a public outreach effort, and we will have actions for people to take. We have permission from the owner to be there. We may have to park nearby to allow customers to park.

11 AM to 1 PM
Freight House Antiques
11 East Main St. (Route 2)
Erving, MA
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SATURDAYSEPTEMBER 8, 2018WORCESTER, MA
Rise for Climate Jobs Justice Sept 8 Worcester
— Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice Rally!
On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

We here in Central Massachusetts are coming together to RISE UP for our future! Environmental Justice is important to all of us! As the Climate continues to drastically change our communities continue to suffer from its effects.  Our food sustainability, our health and our jobs are all at stake in these turbulent times!

Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action here in Central Mass and across the globe!!

Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice is a collaboration of 350 Central Mass, Mothers Out Front, Clean Water Action, Sierra Club and RENEW Worcester!

1 PM – 3 PM
Institute Park, Worcester, Massachusetts
82 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 — WORCESTER, MA
People's Power & Light
— Clean Energy Festival! Wind power, a closer look at energy storage, electric cars… and a big announcement!
Part of National Drive Electric Week & co-hosted with ACDC Hybrid and EV Training Resources.

Mass Energy/People’s Power & Light is changing its name… and what better way to unveil it than with one of our famous clean energy tours? Our new name will reflect our commitment to empowering everyday people to make green energy choices in the most cost-effective, practical and seamless ways possible, and to advocate for energy policies that benefit the greater good. Join us to celebrate!

  • Go inside a wind turbine and see & learn about a wind power battery storage pilot! Tours at 2:15, 2:45, and 3:30pm
  • Join a “teach-in” with local EV expert Craig Van Batenburg of ACDC Hybrid and EV Training Resources
  • Check out electric cars on display (and talk to their owners)
  • ICE CREAM & fun for the whole family
  • Free and open to the public! Please RSVP

Going to the Rise UP for Climate, Jobs and Justice Rally? Stop by after!
Questions? Contact greenreply@massenergy.org or 800-287-3950 x5
Free Public Event

2 PM – 4 PM
Holy Name Junior Senior High School
144 Granite Street
Worcester, MA 01604
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 — NATICK, MA
Renewable Natick
Rise for Climate at Natick Days
On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to urge our local leaders to commit to building a fossil-free world that works for all of us.

In Natick, Massachusetts, a group of concerned citizens created the “Renewable Natick” campaign to put forward a town meeting resolution that will move our community toward 100% renewable energy. Find us at the Natick Days festival on the Natick Common to learn more. You can even take home a fun lawn sign!

10:00 AM
Natick Common
13 Common Street
Natick MA 01760
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 — BEVERLY, MA
The Action Network logo
— Fossil Free and solar/ EV
On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

Join us as we imagine a Clean Energy Future at the longest active solar field in the country. Test drive a tesla or Chevy bolt. Rally with us at the solar mic podium to hear experts discuss the history and future of  solar power and electric vehicles. Step up to the podium yourself and make a statement about Climate change or clean energy. Photo op and solar field tour included.

10:00 AM
GreEnergy Park
100 Sohier Road
Beverly, MA 01915
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 — EAST BOSTON, MA
Better Future Project logo
Boston RISE for Climate, Jobs, Justice: Rally & People’s School
JOIN US to envision & build a JUST TRANSITION in MA: FROM dirty coal, oil, & gas TO clean wind & solar power. FROM prisons & deportations TO freedom & sanctuary. FROM worker abuse TO safe, green, family-sustaining union jobs. FROM gentrification & displacement TO affordable housing & transit. FROM corporate control TO community control. FROM polluted air, water, & soil TO healthy people & planet. FROM extraction & exploitation TO economic & environmental justice.

Resist – Learn – Build – Connect – Act – RISE – for Climate & Immigrant Justice

Join us for the Climate, Jobs, & Justice outdoor “People’s School.”  It will start with a short kickoff rally that highlights the intersections of our issues, the failings of our political system in MA, and the urgency of this moment for us to come together and take action. The rest of the day will consist of interactive teach-ins, skill-shares, and art-builds that touch on a range of intersectional topics to educate folks, build relationships, and lift up the work of local frontline groups. The day will culminate in a closing action, yet to be determined.

Note about event location: East Boston is an Environmental Justice community, with majority Latinx and immigrant residents facing severe climate impacts from being surrounded by water, environmental burdens from Logan Airport, gentrification and displacement, and challenges due to immigration status–AND a long history of powerful organizing, resistance, and resilience. We are teaming up with local residents and organizations to put a spotlight on local campaigns for immigrant, worker, and climate justice, including GreenRoots’ grassroots campaign against the construction of an Eversource electric substation on the banks of Chelsea Creek next to 8 million gallons of jet fuel in an area projected to flood. That’s why we’re holding our event at the East Boston Memorial Park and concluding the day with a march to the American Legion Playground, just across the road from the proposed substation site. On Sept 8, we will RISE with local community members to resist this and other instances of environmental racism in East Boston and throughout the city.

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12:00 PM
East Boston Memorial Park
143 Porter Street
East Boston MA 02128
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 — ALBANY, NY
Citizen Acion of New York logo
Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice
New York has seen enough already, from Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Irene. And communities of color are getting hit the hardest. Here in the Capital District, the Governor is proposing a new fracked gas project on Sheridan Avenue near the Capitol and polluting diesel fuel trucks daily go through Albany’s South End.

On September 8th, we will take to the streets with people around the world to demand bold action.

Governor Cuomo: we need climate action, not just words. Let’s stop all new fossil fuel projects, make corporate polluters pay, and create thousands of quality jobs through a transition to a 100% renewable energy economy.

11:00am
Governor’s Mansion
138 Eagle Street
Albany NY 12202
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 — KEENE, NH
Peoples Climate Rally Keene HN
RISE for Climate, Jobs and Justice rally at Central Square at 11AM followed by an informational social starting at 12 (noon) with music, treats, informational booths, and games for kids at Railroad Square. This is part of a world-wide day of activism for Climate, Jobs, and Justice!!!

Want to help plan and/or organize and/or help out the day of?
FMI Contact: catherine.corkery@sierraclub.org or pmartin2894@yahoo.com

The MPA Clean Energy Team and the NH Sierra Club are partnering with several organizations including: 350NH, League of Conservation Voters, Union of Concerned Scientists, Moms Clean Air Force, and Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Hosted by Monadnock Progressive Alliance and NH Sierra Club Chapter
Public
11 AM – 3 PM
1 Central Square
Keene, NH 03431-3757
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WEDNESDAY — SEPTEMBER 12, 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
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WEDNESDAYSEPTEMBER 12, 2018NORTHAMPTON, MA
Green Night Deep Energy Retrofit 9-12-18Green Night: Slow Motion Phased Deep Energy Retrofit
In 2006, Ben and Lisa and their 1-year-old daughter moved into the oldest, coldest, and least energy efficient house in Leeds, MA. By 2018 it is probably the most energy efficient and comfortable house in the village. The deep energy retrofit was done in phases over a decade, with the help of carpenters and other creative and dedicated craftsmen and tradespeople who are leaders in the green building movement in the western Massachusetts. Join WMGC for a presentation sharing this journey, mistakes, successes, and lessons learned.

Ben Weil is the Extension Assistant Professor of Building Energy in the Building and Construction Technology program at the Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst. He teaches and conducts research in building science, energy efficient building technology, policy and management. He is a primary investigator with the UMass Clean Energy Extension that offers engineering and technical expertise to municipalities and identifies and overcomes barriers to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage technologies and practices. He has worked as a building analyst and retrofit installer in the energy efficiency industry and a consultant in renewable energy and efficiency policy and engineering.

Join us in the Blue Goose Meeting Room of Platform Sports Bar to grab a drink, chat with others, and learn more about what is happening in the Valley around sustainability.
— 5:00 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.

Public Event — Hosted by Western Mass Green Consortium

5 PM  – 7 PM
Platform Sports Bar
125A Pleasant Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
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MONDAY — SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 — WEYMOUTH, MA
FRRACS 9-17-18 Billboard UnveilingFRRACS is getting a billboard on 3A in Weymouth! Join Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station for the grand unveiling!

With this new billboard, we are hopeful that awareness about the compressor station will spread, and that opposition will continue to grow. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors!

The billboard is located in North Weymouth near Bridge-Wey Tailors & Cleaners and Bridge Antiques. This event was originally planned for Monday, September 10, and rescheduled due to bad weather.

6 PM – 7 PM
396 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA 02191
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WEDNESDAY — SEPTEMBER 19, 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
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 — ERVING, MA
Stand Out For Wendell State Forest
Stand Out for Wendell State Forest

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is logging in the Wendell State Forest. Part of the proposal is to cut an 80-acre, 110-year old oak forest that is a part of the 7,000-acre publicly owned forest.

Logging has started.

This logging project cannot be justified for ecological or forest health purposes, and has minimal if any financial benefits for the public.

Public Event
Hosted by Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

11 AM – 1 PM
Freight House Antiques
11 East Main ( Route 2)
Erving, Massachusetts 01344
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MONDAY — SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 — AMHERST, MA
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Jacqueline Patterson: Environmental and Climate Justice
Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Environmental injustice, including the proliferation of climate change, has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low-income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue. Since 2007 Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United.

Jacqui Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women’s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. This talk will set the tone for more workshops and talks in collaboration with Hampshire College around environmental and climate justice. This program is available free of charge thanks to funding from the Roddenberry Foundation to Hampshire College.

Organized by Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Phone:    413-256-6006
Website

Free Event

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Franklin Patterson Hall Main Lecture Hall at Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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TUESDAYSEPTEMBER 25, 2018AMHERST, MA
Buzz on EVs Amherst
Get the Buzz on Electric Vehicles (a free workshop)
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. Arrive early for a brief ride around the parking lot in a plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt.

I’ll give an overview of what EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs available, 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.

With Sally Pick, SJP Environmental Consulting
Donations and registration appreciated

7 PM – 8:30 PM
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West Street
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
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TUESDAY — SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Stop Columbia Gas Pipeline Expansion - Northampton
Stop Local Pipeline Expansion: An Organizing Forum
A panel of speakers; Q&A; how and why on getting involved in our local effort to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure.

Whether the media wants to talk about it or not, the effects of worsening climate change are in the news every day. Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeast coast while the deaths from last year’s Hurricane Maria continue to mount. Unquenchable wildfires rage in California. All of us wearily say goodbye to a paralyzing summer that broke heat records throughout the world.

We are facing calamity with global warming and each day it becomes clearer that we must cut greenhouse gas emissions to stop it. Now.

Yet our local gas company has other ideas. With its “Columbia Reliability Project”, it plans to build new gas pipeline that will deliver more gas to our region to burn and to leak for the next 30 years. It hints that if we support the project and pay the 20-some million dollars it will cost, then Columbia might lift the moratorium on new gas hookups.

Our planet and our local air cannot afford more gas or the infrastructure required to deliver it. Yes, corroded, leaking pipelines should be replaced, but not expanded. Instead we should conserve energy through insulating our homes and converting to energy-efficient electric heating and cooling that can be served by renewably-sourced electricity. This is where our resources should be going. This is our alternative.

Organized By: SWwAP (Staying Warm without Additional Pipelines) Team
Event Organizers: Marty Nathan martygjf@comcast.net
Co-sponsors: Climate Action NOW, Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front
** To change everything, we need everyone **

Public Event – Hosted by Climate Action Now MA

7 PM – 8:30 PM
First Churches of Northampton
129 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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TUESDAYSEPTEMBER 25, 2018MAYNARD, MA
Zero Net Energy Building Muni Roundtable
Please join Mass Climate Action Network for a Net-Zero Energy Roundtable. This event will allow people to learn about net-zero building and ask questions about why net-zero building is important and how to implement net-zero policy in their town or municipality.

MCAN will be co-sponsoring this event with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Mothers Out Front, Sierra Club, 350Mass, and Environment Massachusetts.

Please RSVP below as there is a capacity limit for the space (and we are providing dessert and light refreshments).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kai Palmer-Dunning at kaipd@massclimateaction.net
We look forward to seeing everyone there!

7pm – 9pm
Maynard High School
1 Tiger Drive
Maynard, MA 01754
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THURSDAY — SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 — EPPING, NH
Granite Bridge Pipeline Map
Community rights and the Granite Bridge pipeline

The NH Community Rights Network (NHCRN) is working in collaborative partnership with Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) to inform communities across the Granite State about people’s inherent and inalienable right to local self-government and about the rights of nature.

Townspeople across New Hampshire have adopted local rights-based ordinances banning commercial water extraction, large energy installations, and the Northern Pass power lines in their towns, and they are currently forwarding rights-based ordinance efforts to ban toxic waste dumping and to stop chemical contamination of the Great Bay Estuary and surrounding watersheds.

Liberty Utilities’ proposed Granite Bridge pipeline will be a 27-mile, 16-inch diameter, high-pressure transport of liquefied fracked “natural” gas (LNG) along Route 101. It is set to pass through 8 towns- Manchester, Candia, Auburn, Epping, Raymond, Brentwood, Exeter, Stratham- and will run within 100s of feet of local water sources, including crossing the Lamprey River twice in Raymond. It will include a 200 billion cubic foot (160-foot-high, 200-foot-wide) storage and reliquification and regasification facility in Epping.

Free public event. For more information, email info@nhcommunityrights.org to contact NHCRN Coordinator Monica Christofili.

6 PM to 8 PM
Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library
151 Main Street
Epping, NH
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FRIDAYSEPTEMBER 28, 2018WEST UNION, WV
Gasland tour of Doddridge County WV
— Gasland Tour of Doddridge County
Come with us on our air-conditioned tour bus and have your worldview expanded. You will see and hear things that will shock and surprise you. Did you know there is radium-226, a cancer-causing agent, in the shale that makes its way into our water? Did you know Doddridge County, WV is one of the hardest hit? See what the gas industry will mean for your community – loss of water, toxic water and air, dangerous roads, muddy streams, loss of aquatic life, lowered property values, and much, much more. Contact us at protect@mlpawv.com or call 304-609-2089 for information on how you can get a spot on the bus.

Public Event
Hosted by Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance

9:00 AM Departure
West Union, West Virginia 26411
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 — ERVING, MA
Stand Out For Wendell State Forest
Stand Out for Wendell State Forest

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is logging in the Wendell State Forest. Part of the proposal is to cut an 80-acre, 110-year old oak forest that is a part of the 7,000-acre publicly owned forest.

Logging has started.

This logging project cannot be justified for ecological or forest health purposes, and has minimal if any financial benefits for the public.

Public Event
Hosted by Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

11 AM – 1 PM
Freight House Antiques
11 East Main ( Route 2)
Erving, Massachusetts 01344
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MONDAY — OCTOBER 1, 2018 — JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Jamaica Plain Candidate Forum 10-1-18
Gubernatorial Candidates Environmental Town Hall
A people’s assembly of several environmental organizations and concerned community members are gathering to speak directly to our Gubernatorial Candidates about our state’s crucial environmental issues and the importance of sustainable legislation. Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic candidate, Jay Gonzalez have received invitations to join us.

Free Public Event
Hosted by The Jamaica Plain Forum – Stay tune for more details.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
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THURSDAY — OCTOBER 4, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
NoHo City Hall
— Northampton City Council – Public Comments – Join us to oppose new gas pipelines. Support the Northampton City Council as it votes on a Resolution opposing the Columbia Gas pipeline expansion and instead calling for more clean energy in our City.

Columbia Gas wants to build more pipes to deliver more gas to our region. We know that gas is dangerous, toxic, and causes climate change. We face a climate emergency. This is not where our dollars should be spent.

Please come to City Council chambers (behind City Hall) There will be a public comment period at the beginning of the meeting if you would like to speak in support of the Resolution.

Free Public Event
Hosted by Climate Action Now MA

7 PM – 8 PM
210 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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FRIDAY — OCTOBER 5, 2018 — CALL OR EMAIL FROM HOME
2 min action
Resist Granite Bridge Pipeline: 2 minute action! (w/scripts)

PIPELINE RESISTANCE CALL TO ACTION

Call or email each day this week! (You can call more than once!)

CONTACT NH SENATOR MARTHA FULLER CLARK
Martha.FullerClark@leg.state.nh.us
603-271-3092 (at the State House)
603-319-1560 (campaign office)

* We invite our MA friends to share their concerns as well.

11:00 AM
» Facebook Page “Details” section includes call and email scripts.
» You will find the Granite Bridge graphic with Senator Clark’s quote in the “Discussion” section on this page. Information has been added to the original graphic, updating the information. You may include this in your email if you would like to.

SATURDAY — OCTOBER 6, 2018 — NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA
350MA BBQ Fundraiser
— Greater Franklin Node BBQ Fundraiser
Join the 350 Mass Greater Franklin node and celebrate the end of summer at the Franklin BBQ Fundraiser – a chance to build community and the relationships we need for a strong, inclusive climate movement.

Public event – hosted by 350 Mass for a Better Future.

Food will be provided, but please bring your own beverages!

Suggested donation: $10; all proceeds benefit 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future.

Please share with friends and family! Also if possible RSVP using link below.

3 PM – 6 PM
79 Broad Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
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SATURDAY — OCTOBER 6, 2018 — ERVING, MA
Stand Out For Wendell State Forest
Stand Out for Wendell State Forest

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is logging in the Wendell State Forest. Part of the proposal is to cut an 80-acre, 110-year old oak forest that is a part of the 7,000-acre publicly owned forest.

Logging has started.

This logging project cannot be justified for ecological or forest health purposes, and has minimal if any financial benefits for the public.

Public Event
Hosted by Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

11 AM – 1 PM
Freight House Antiques
11 East Main ( Route 2)
Erving, Massachusetts 01344
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SATURDAY — OCTOBER 6, 2018 — CALL OR EMAIL FROM HOME
2 min action
Resist Granite Bridge Pipeline: 2 minute action! (w/scripts)

PIPELINE RESISTANCE CALL TO ACTION

Call or email each day this week! (You can call more than once!)

CONTACT NH SENATOR MARTHA FULLER CLARK
Martha.FullerClark@leg.state.nh.us
603-271-3092 (at the State House)
603-319-1560 (campaign office)

* We invite our MA friends to share their concerns as well.

11:00 AM
» Facebook Page “Details” section includes call and email scripts.
» You will find the Granite Bridge graphic with Senator Clark’s quote in the “Discussion” section on this page. Information has been added to the original graphic, updating the information. You may include this in your email if you would like to.

SUNDAY — OCTOBER 7, 2018 — CALL OR EMAIL FROM HOME
2 min action
Resist Granite Bridge Pipeline: 2 minute action! (w/scripts)

PIPELINE RESISTANCE CALL TO ACTION

Call or email each day this week! (You can call more than once!)

CONTACT NH SENATOR MARTHA FULLER CLARK
Martha.FullerClark@leg.state.nh.us
603-271-3092 (at the State House)
603-319-1560 (campaign office)

* We invite our MA friends to share their concerns as well.

11:00 AM
» Facebook Page “Details” section includes call and email scripts.
» You will find the Granite Bridge graphic with Senator Clark’s quote in the “Discussion” section on this page. Information has been added to the original graphic, updating the information. You may include this in your email if you would like to.

MONDAY — OCTOBER 8, 2018 — FALL RIVER, MA
Let Us Breathe Tour
Let Us Breathe Tour. Join our statewide campaign as we take to the streets to demand that corporate polluters look out for the public good.

Working-class communities of color have become sacrifice zones for landfills, coal plants, pipelines, toxins, and unchecked overdevelopment. We need to stop pollution inequality, and stop giving away valuable public resources to wealthy private interests.

Hosted by Green Justice Coalition
Co-sponsors: Community Labor United, ACE, Neighbor to Neighbor, Coalition for Social Justice and Greenroots

Free public event

12 PM Noon
Rally Against Mayor Correia for Selling Water to Fracked Gas Power Plan
115 Wordell Street
Fall River
, MA
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THURSDAY — OCTOBER 11, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
Gubernatorial Forum Sci Museum
Join ELM and our partner organizations for our Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment. Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic nominee Jay Gonzalez will answer questions regarding their vision for the future of energy and environmental policy in Massachusetts. If you have a question you would like to submit for consideration, please tweet using the hashtag #gogreengovMA or submit them here: bit.ly/AskGreenGov.

Follow Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) on Facebook to watch the live stream of the event.

Sponsoring Organizations: Acadia Center, Appalachian Mountain Club, 350 Mass for a Better Future, Clean Water Action Massachusetts, Charles River Watershed Association, Conservation Law Foundation, ELM Action Fund, Environment Massachusetts, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), Mass Audubon, Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, Mass Sierra Club, Mothers Out Front, The Trustees of Reservations

4 PM – 6 PM
Cahner’s Theater
Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
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THURSDAY — OCTOBER 11, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
MassForestRescue logo
SAVE BROOK ROAD FOREST PETITION DELIVERY & PRESS CONFERENCE

» Sign the petition online

Petition Excerpts: “We the people of Wendell and Massachusetts state that we want this 80 acre, 110 year-old forest placed in reserve status, and classified as a Zone 1 “Wildland”, pursuant to the Forest Management policies of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

Article 7: “Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or Class of men.Therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government, and to reform, alter and totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity and happiness require it.”

» For more information about the Statehouse delivery, including carpooling, email: Janet Sinclair – jasinclair@verizon.net

1 PM
Massachusetts Statehouse
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA  02108

FRIDAY — OCTOBER 12, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Elizabeth Warren – Take the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge! Elizabeth Warren is likely going to run for President in 2020. Imagine how powerful it would be if every Democratic Presidential Nominee signed the #NoFossilFuelMoney Pledge!?!? We can make this happen, starting this Friday with Elizabeth Warren. Join us as we visit Warren’s Campaign Office in Dorchester where we’ll meet with her staff and ask her to sign the Pledge.

Our group will gather at the JFK/UMass T-Stop at 2 PM and walk over to the office together. Everyone Welcome! Hosted by Sunrise Movement Boston
RSVP to Sunrise Boston member Filipe Carvalho via email at filipefw.carvalho@gmail.com.

2 PM – 3 PM
JFK / UMass T-Stop
599 Old Colony Ave
Boston, MA
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SATURDAY — OCTOBER 13, 2018 — CHARLEMONT, MA
MassForestRescue logo
Forest hike with Bob Leverett
This hike will explore older “Second Growth” trees and identify some Old Growth located at a distance on the ridges. (Bob Leverett-co-founder, Native Trees Society & tree measurement expert and… founder of the Bob and Monica Leverett “Forever Wild” Fund at Kestrel Land Trust.)

Space for 20 – Must register – Email: massforestrescue@gmail.com

12:30PM Meet-Up Time
Mohawk Trail State Forest
Campground Headquarters – Cold River Road
(4 miles west of the Town of Charlemont on Rte. 2)
Charlemont, MA

SATURDAY — OCTOBER 13, 2018 — ERVING, MA
Stand Out For Wendell State Forest
Stand Out for Wendell State Forest

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is logging in the Wendell State Forest. Part of the proposal is to cut an 80-acre, 110-year old oak forest that is a part of the 7,000-acre publicly owned forest.

Logging has started.

This logging project cannot be justified for ecological or forest health purposes, and has minimal if any financial benefits for the public.

Public Event
Hosted by Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

11 AM – 1 PM
Freight House Antiques
11 East Main ( Route 2)
Erving, Massachusetts 01344
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SUNDAY — OCTOBER 14, 2018 — FRAMINGHAM, MA
One woman one planet
One Cellist, One Planet – a solo benefit recital presented by cellist Judith Glixon.
One Cellist, One Planet…is one woman’s response to climate change and environmental destruction. This one hour concert will plunge you into the beginnings of life on Earth, carry you through centuries of progress, and drop you off in the present state of affairs. The program includes the the music of J. S. Bach (Unaccompanied Suites #1 & 3), Benjamin Britten (final movement of Suite for Cello, Op.72), and Ravel. Glixon has assigned each piece on the program – and every movement of each piece – a subtitle intended to draw you into a story of humanity’s relationship with the land, inviting you to answer the question, “Where do we go from here?” Eighty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Jewish Climate Action Network and the gardens at Open Spirit and Edwards Church. Suggested donation of $25 or more will be collected at the door. No tickets are required but RSVPs are appreciated.

Hosted by Jewish Climate Action Network

3 PM – 5 PM
Edwards Hall, Open Spirit
39 Edwards Street
Framingham, MA
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THURSDAY — OCTOBER 18, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
don't frack your mother
(DON’T FRACK YOUR MOTHER: Gender Politics in the Fracking Debates

Free public event – lecture

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Smith College, Seelye Hall
Northampton, MA
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THURSDAY — OCTOBER 18, 2018 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Stop NoHo Pipeline Expansion 10-18-18
— Second reading against the pipeline!
Huge public support swept in a unanimous vote in the first reading of the “Resolution Opposing the Expansion of Gas Infrastructure and Calling for Increased Development and Implementation of Clean and Renewable Energy Sources”. This Thursday we will finish the job at the second reading. Come and speak out or give silent support to our councilors who are leading our city in the struggle against climate change.

7 PM – 10 PM (public comment period at beginning)
Northampton City Council
210 Main Street Room 18
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
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THURSDAY — OCTOBER 18, 2018 — BUCKLAND, MA
MassForestRescue logo
— Presentation: Saving Massachusetts Forests for Climate, Nature, and People
Massachusetts forests are vital in: storing carbon to fight climate change; providing critical habitat for native plants and wildlife; preserving historic and sacred sites; and offering opportunities for nature-based recreation. Yet, almost all of our forests are currently open to resource extraction, which is undermining these values. We need to take action now to protect our forests, before it is too late.

Speaker Michael Kellett is co-founder and executive director of RESTORE: The North Woods, a Massachusetts-based organization aimed at preservation of forests and wildlife through formation of national parks. With more than 30 years of experience working to protect forests, wildlife, parks, and wilderness, Mr. Kellett will review our current challenges and suggest strategies for solving them.
» RESTORE’s website is: www.restore.org
» Email: restore@restore.org

7:00 PM
Mohawk Trail Regional High School
26 Ashfield Rd (Rte 112)
Buckland, MA 01370

THURSDAY — OCTOBER 18, 2018 — ROXBURY, MA
Let Us Breathe Tour
Let Us Breathe Tour. Join our statewide campaign as we take to the streets to demand that corporate polluters look out for the public good.

Working-class communities of color have become sacrifice zones for landfills, coal plants, pipelines, toxins, and unchecked overdevelopment. We need to stop pollution inequality, and stop giving away valuable public resources to wealthy private interests.

Hosted by Green Justice Coalition
Co-sponsors: Community Labor United, ACE, Neighbor to Neighbor, Coalition for Social Justice and Greenroots

Free public event

5:30 – 8 PM
Environmental Justice Walking Tour
2201 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA
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FRIDAY — OCTOBER 19, 2018 — LENOX, MA
DOER logo
SMART Solar Program Stakeholder Meeting to discuss transition from SREC II program.

Purpose: provide more detailed information on SMART Program requirements and the transition process between SREC II and the SMART Program, DOER, Eversource Energy, and National Grid will provide a presentation of the details for launch of the SMART program, based on the determination made by the Department of Public Utilities in the tariff order issued on September 26, 2018.

DOER will provide further guidance on the SMART Program effective date, the expected effective date of each Distribution Company’s tariffs, and the transition between SREC II and the SMART Program as it becomes available. In the meantime, SREC II remains in effect and DOER will continue to accept applications.

All stakeholder questions on the transition process should be directed to DOER.SMART@mass.gov.

Free public meeting.

9AM – 11AM
Shakespeare and Company
Bernstein Theater & Lobby
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 02140

FRIDAY — OCTOBER 19, 2018 — AMHERST, MA
DOER logo
SMART Solar Program Stakeholder Meeting to discuss transition from SREC II program.

Purpose: provide more detailed information on SMART Program requirements and the transition process between SREC II and the SMART Program, DOER, Eversource Energy, and National Grid will provide a presentation of the details for launch of the SMART program, based on the determination made by the Department of Public Utilities in the tariff order issued on September 26, 2018.

DOER will provide further guidance on the SMART Program effective date, the expected effective date of each Distribution Company’s tariffs, and the transition between SREC II and the SMART Program as it becomes available. In the meantime, SREC II remains in effect and DOER will continue to accept applications.

All stakeholder questions on the transition process should be directed to DOER.SMART@mass.gov.

Free public meeting.

2PM – 4PM
UMass Amherst Campus Center, Room 168C
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003

SATURDAYOCTOBER 20, 2018RENSSELAER, NY
Renewable energy fair
2018 RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING FAIR
This is a one-stop shopping event for information and products about renewable energy and living a more sustainable life. This is our third annual Fair. Last year, we had more than 45 different organizations and vendors tabling and presenting workshops on topics from solar energy to composting- and expect the same this year!

This is a one- stop shopping event for information and products about renewable energy and living a more sustainable life. This is our third annual Fair. Last year, we had more than 45 different organizations and vendors tabling and presenting workshops on topics from solar energy to composting- and expect the same this year!

There will be food and children’s activities in addition to displays and information on renewable energy and sustainable living. This event is free and open to the public with free parking. It is on the CDTA bus route, bus #214.

Special incentives for exhibitors who sign up by July 31.
Exhibitors Sign Up Here

This is still a free public event for attendees. Please share widely.
10 am – 4 pm
Doane Stuart School
199 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, NY
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SATURDAY — OCTOBER 20, 2018 — ERVING, MA
Stand Out For Wendell State Forest
Stand Out for Wendell State Forest

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is logging in the Wendell State Forest. Part of the proposal is to cut an 80-acre, 110-year old oak forest that is a part of the 7,000-acre publicly owned forest.

Logging has started.

This logging project cannot be justified for ecological or forest health purposes, and has minimal if any financial benefits for the public.

Public Event
Hosted by Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

11 AM – 1 PM
Freight House Antiques
11 East Main ( Route 2)
Erving, Massachusetts 01344
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SUNDAY — OCTOBER 21, 2018 — EXETER, NH
Invisible Hand Documentary
— Granite Bridge Pipeline – Who Decides?
Join Exeter residents of the Citizen Action for Exeter’s Environment group for a pre-release film screening of INVISIBLE HAND — followed by Q&A with Thomas Linzey, executive director of Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund(CELDF).

Narrated by award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo and directed by the alarming, award-winning filmmakers Joshua B. Pribanic and Melissa A. Troutman, INVISIBLE HAND takes you inside the struggle behind the curtain of our daily economy to reveal a new future for democracy and Nature. ‘Rights of Nature’ becomes “capitalism’s one true opponent.”

Residents throughout New Hampshire have not been asked if they want to be party to yet more Granite State fossil fuel infrastructure whose heartbeat is kept going by the toxic blood-letting of frack fields further south of us in Pennsylvania, across the Midwest, and beyond.

Sadly, the Granite Bridge story is a common one. People all across the country are not asked if they want the corporate harm that is permitted in their communities.

Come hear how communities in NH and PA are joining forces to stop corporate harms in their communities and protect the ecosystems they depend upon for survival.

INVISIBLE HAND trailer
Co-hosted by: New Hampshire Community Rights NHCRN
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund CELDF
350 New Hampshire 350NH

Free Public Event – Please RSVP Here

4 PM – 6 PM
Congregational Church in Exeter, UCC
21 Front Street
Exeter, New Hampshire 03833
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TUESDAY — OCTOBER 23, 2018 — RIDGEFIELD, NJ (Updated 10/23)
Rally in Ridgefield NJ
Rally in Ridgefield: Stop The Meadowlands Power Plant Proposal! Local community members, elected officials, activists and organizers from all over the Garden State will rally on the pedestrian plaza with signs and banners, music, speakers, and a special street theatre performance!

We are organizing this rally in conjunction with the unveiling of our new billboard. The rally will be held on a pedestrian plaza right underneath the billboard in a high visibility area right near the site of the proposed Meadowlands power plant. The billboard and our unveiling demonstration will help raise local awareness and opposition to the power plant proposal, generate more calls and petition signatures to Governor Murphy, and we expect to make a big splash in the media.

We look forward to taking action together to defend our health, safety, local economies and shared environment from this dirty, dangerous and unnecessary power plant proposal.

Forward together! Free Public Event

Hosted by Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains and 4 others, including Food & Water Watch – New Jersey

Directions: Rally will take place at the intersection of Broad Avenue (Route 1 – 9) and Edgewater Avenue in Ridgefield, NJ.  For GPS users, the address of the building at the intersection on which the billboard is mounted, is 500 Broad Avenue, GPS coordinates 40.833764, -74.00908.

Parking is available across the street (West side of intersection) behind the Korean church under renovation at 585 Broad Avenue and in another lot directly across from the church on Edgewater Avenue.  Both lots are accessed from Edgewater Avenue. Additional/overflow parking is available at the Rainbow School/St. Matthew’s church at 501 Prospect Avenue (at the intersection of Broad and Edgewater turn East onto Edgewater Avenue and go 2 blocks to Prospect).  The parking lot is at the corner of Edgewater and Prospect but entrance is on Prospect. Please use parking spots closest to Prospect so we won’t interfere with families picking up their children from the school. Walk two short blocks downhill back to Broad Avenue to the rally.

4 PM – 6 PM
Pedestrian Plaza
500 Broad Ave. (intersection of Edgewater Ave. and Broad Ave.)
Ridgefield, New Jersey
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TUESDAY — OCTOBER 23, 2018 — CHELSEA, MA
Let Us Breathe Tour
Let Us Breathe Tour. Join our statewide campaign as we take to the streets to demand that corporate polluters look out for the public good.

Working-class communities of color have become sacrifice zones for landfills, coal plants, pipelines, toxins, and unchecked overdevelopment. We need to stop pollution inequality, and stop giving away valuable public resources to wealthy private interests.

Hosted by Green Justice Coalition
Co-sponsors: Community Labor United, ACE, Neighbor to Neighbor, Coalition for Social Justice and Greenroots

Free public event

5:30 PM – 8 PM
Environmental Justice Walking Tour
227 Marginal Street
Chelsea, MA
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FRIDAYOCTOBER 26, 2018WEST UNION, WV
Gasland tour of Doddridge County WV
— Gasland Tour of Doddridge County
Come with us on our air-conditioned tour bus and have your worldview expanded. You will see and hear things that will shock and surprise you. Did you know there is radium-226, a cancer-causing agent, in the shale that makes its way into our water? Did you know Doddridge County, WV is one of the hardest hit? See what the gas industry will mean for your community – loss of water, toxic water and air, dangerous roads, muddy streams, loss of aquatic life, lowered property values, and much, much more. Contact us at protect@mlpawv.com or call 304-609-2089 for information on how you can get a spot on the bus.

Public Event
Hosted by Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance

9:00 AM Departure
West Union, West Virginia 26411
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SATURDAY — OCTOBER 27, 2018 — ERVING, MA
Stand Out For Wendell State Forest
Stand Out for Wendell State Forest

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is logging in the Wendell State Forest. Part of the proposal is to cut an 80-acre, 110-year old oak forest that is a part of the 7,000-acre publicly owned forest.

Logging has started.

This logging project cannot be justified for ecological or forest health purposes, and has minimal if any financial benefits for the public.

Public Event
Hosted by Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

11 AM – 1 PM
Freight House Antiques
11 East Main ( Route 2)
Erving, Massachusetts 01344
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MONDAY — OCTOBER 29, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
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MONDAY — OCTOBER 29, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
Trial of the Century
Massachusetts Rally for the #TrialoftheCentury! 21 youth will confront the federal government at trial in open court today. They are the #youthvgov plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States, and they allege that the U.S. government has knowingly violated their constitutional rights for over 50 years by contributing to climate change. On October 29 they will march into court—with America standing behind them—to demand a science-based National Climate Recovery Plan. This plan would end the reign of fossil fuels and require the United States government to do its part to stop dangerous climate change for young people and all future generations.

These brave youth need your help. We want the world to know that it’s not just these 21 young people demanding a Climate Recovery Plan, it’s the American people demanding a Climate Recovery Plan!

Join us from the rally at the federal courthouse in Massachusetts to be a part of the #TrialoftheCentury and support these young climate warriors. Our freedom depends on a climate system that will sustain human life. Let’s show the government that it has a duty to prepare and implement a Climate Recovery Plan to protect our basic and most fundamental rights!

Click here for more information or to find the rally in your state.

To help us plan and organize these rallies, sign up here.

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
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MONDAY — OCTOBER 29, 2018 — CONCORD, NH
Trial of the Century
New Hampshire Rally for the #TrialoftheCentury!
On October 29, 2018, 21 youth will confront the federal government at the #TrialoftheCentury in open court.

They are the #youthvgov plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States, and they allege that the U.S. government has knowingly violated their constitutional rights for over 50 years by contributing to climate change. They’re asking for a science-based National Climate Recovery Plan. This plan would end the reign of fossil fuels and require the United States government to do its part to stop dangerous climate change for young people and all future generations.

These brave youth need your help.

Join us from the rally at the federal courthouse in New Hampshire to be a part of the #TrialoftheCentury and support these young climate warriors. Our freedom depends on a climate system that will sustain human life. Let’s show the government that it has a duty to prepare and implement a Climate Recovery Plan to protect our basic and most fundamental rights!

To help us plan and organize these rallies, sign up at Climate Action Network

For more information or to find the rally in a different state, visit www.youthvgov.org/october29

To get email updates from Our Children’s Trust, sign up here: www.youthvgov.org/join

Free Public Event hosted by Our Children’s Trust

12 PM – 2 PM
Federal Courthouse
55 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
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MONDAY — OCTOBER 29, 2018 — LYNN, MA
Let Us Breathe Tour
Let Us Breathe Tour. Join our statewide campaign as we take to the streets to demand that corporate polluters look out for the public good.

Working-class communities of color have become sacrifice zones for landfills, coal plants, pipelines, toxins, and unchecked overdevelopment. We need to stop pollution inequality, and stop giving away valuable public resources to wealthy private interests.

Hosted by Green Justice Coalition
Co-sponsors: Community Labor United, ACE, Neighbor to Neighbor, Coalition for Social Justice and Greenroots

Free public event

5:30 – 8 PM
Rally TBD
Lynn Beach
Lynn, MA
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TUESDAY — OCTOBER 30, 2018 — WILLIAMSTOWN, MA
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Activist and Author Winona LaDuke to Lecture on “Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective”

In her lecture, internationally acclaimed author, orator, and activist LaDuke will discuss her life’s work to protect the lands and the ways of life in Native communities in the face of climate change and environmental destruction. She will share her experiences working with her organizations, White Earth Land Recovery Project and Honor the Earth, which are leading the charge for culturally-based sustainable development, renewable, energy, and environmental justice for Native and Indigenous peoples. She will also reference her work regarding a variety of issues that impact indigenous populations, including settler colonialism and the erosion of indigenous land rights, as well as modes of indigenous resistance, including environmental spirituality and indigenous and anti-colonial feminisms.

In her community on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, LaDuke leads the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based nonprofit organizations in the country and a groundbreaking advocate for culturally-based sustainable development strategies, working to protect indigenous plans and heritage foods from genetic engineering. LaDuke is the founder and co-director of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group working to elevate public support and funding for Native environmental groups advocating for renewable energy and sustainable development in the the wake of climate change. She has also campaigned as a two-time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party and was an influential voice in the protest movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

This event is organized by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program in partnership with the Williams College Feminist Collective.

Free Public Event

5 p.m.
Griffin Hall, Room 3.
Williamstown, MA
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TUESDAY — OCTOBER 30, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
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WEDNESDAY — OCTOBER 31, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
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THURSDAY — NOVEMBER 1, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
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FRIDAY — NOVEMBER 2, 2018 — WENDELL, MA
Burned documentary
Film Screening: “BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?” A documentary film by Alan Dater and Lisa Merton

BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant green washing of the burgeoning biomass power industry.

BURNED is a feature-length documentary, which takes an unwavering look at the latest energy industry solution to climate change. The film tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior, and of the people and parties who are both fighting against and promoting its adoption and use.

Through interviews with activists, experts, and citizens, along with verité-style footage shot across the U.S. and in the EU and UK, the film interweaves the science of climate change, the escalating energy-policy disputes, the dynamics of forest ecology, the biomass industry practices, the conflict between jobs and trees, and the actions of activists and citizens who are working to protect their own health, their communities, the forest, and the planet’s climate.

Woven together, the various stories present an intimate and visceral account of what is at this moment in time a critical, yet mostly unknown, national and international controversy.

The film makers have generously donated a copy of their new documentary release to the Wendell Library. After the screening, it will be available for circulation.

Free Public Event
Hosted by Save the Brook Road Forest

7PM
Wendell Library
7 Wendell Depot Road
Wendell, MA 01379

FRIDAY — NOVEMBER 2, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
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SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 3, 2018 — AMHERST, MA
Sustainable House of Worship
Come to our Sustainable House of Worship Workshop to learn how they did it and how you can take your congregation to the next level. Many houses of worship have reduced their energy use, but our host, South Church, Amherst produces more energy than they use, making them “zero net energy”. South Church cut their carbon pollution by 80%; saving $17,000 a year with a payback of less than 15 years! Initially they added insulation to walls and attic, and installed energy efficient windows. Then they added weather-stripping, and energy efficient lighting. Air-source heat pumps to heat both space and hot water were their next upgrade. A rooftop solar array was the final step. In the future, as renewable energy sources generate more of our electricity in Massachusetts, the small amount of carbon pollution caused by the electricity they do use will continue to shrink.

Leading by example can be a an important step in fulfilling our moral responsibility to care for creation. You’ll learn about:

  • Electricity — how to recognize the major energy hogs — and what to do about them.
  • Solar Power —What are the options for solar power and available financing?
  • Heat & Air Conditioning — is it time for an upgrade?
  • Building Envelope —Can you make your congregation more comfortable while saving money?.
  • Behavior — How simple actions can reduce your energy bill — and carbon footprint.

8:30 am: On-site registration, refreshments and networking.
9:00 am-12:30 pm: Workshop presentations.

Fee: $10/per person
All are Welcome!
Sponsored by the MA Conference of the United Church of Christ

For more information contact Vince Maraventano at vince@MIPandL.org or 617-244-0755.

8:30 am -12:30 pm
South Church, Amherst
Kenseth Room
1066 South East Street
Amherst, MA 01002
» Register in advance here

SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 3, 2018 — ERVING, MA
Stand Out For Wendell State Forest
Stand Out for Wendell State Forest

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is logging in the Wendell State Forest. Part of the proposal is to cut an 80-acre, 110-year old oak forest that is a part of the 7,000-acre publicly owned forest.

Logging has started.

This logging project cannot be justified for ecological or forest health purposes, and has minimal if any financial benefits for the public.

Public Event
Hosted by Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

11 AM – 1 PM
Freight House Antiques
11 East Main ( Route 2)
Erving, Massachusetts 01344
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» More Information
» Sign Petition
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SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 3, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
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SUNDAY — NOVEMBER 4, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
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MONDAY — NOVEMBER 5, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
» Facebook Page for Call & Email Scripts   

TUESDAY — NOVEMBER 6, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
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WEDNESDAY — NOVEMBER 7, 2018 — AMHERST, MA
Acting Together - Hitchcock Center
— Acting Together in the Face of the Climate Crisis
Come join us and this panel of local grassroots organizers — Jacqueline Velez, Susan Theberge, and Marty Nathan — to hear about local environmental justice issues and the great work these three community leaders are doing.

Part of the Environmental & Climate Justice Series (Monthly Wednesdays)

Organized in partnership with Pete Westover, Hampshire College, the Roddenberry Foundation, and Climate Action NOW. Hosted by Sustainable Hampshire & Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Free public event

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West Street
Amherst, MA
» Registration Appreciated
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WEDNESDAY — NOVEMBER 7, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
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THURSDAY — NOVEMBER 8, 2018 — 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NH
2-minute call to action - resist granite bridge
Granite Bridge Pipeline Resistance Call to Action – Contact Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Email, call or social media comment to Congresswoman Annie Kuster, running for re-election, and ask her to support real climate action and oppose fossil fuel expansion! Daily action through November 8th.

PHONE
603-226-1002 (Concord, NH)
202-225-5206 (Washington DC)
603-225-3327 (Campaign)

EMAIL
info@kusterforcongress.com (for those not living in District 2)

EMAIL FORM:
https://kuster.house.gov/contact/email-me (for those living in District 2)

Congresswoman Kuster acknowledges #climatechange and our need for renewables, but is still willing to allow the expansion of fracked gas. #NoGraniteBridgePipeline #NHpolitics

Hosted by Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline, LNG tank & NH fracked gas expansion and 3 others

11AM – 11PM
Call and/or Email At Your Convenience
» Facebook Page for Call & Email Scripts   

SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 10, 2018 — ERVING, MA
Stand Out For Wendell State Forest
Stand Out for Wendell State Forest

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is logging in the Wendell State Forest. Part of the proposal is to cut an 80-acre, 110-year old oak forest that is a part of the 7,000-acre publicly owned forest.

Logging has started.

This logging project cannot be justified for ecological or forest health purposes, and has minimal if any financial benefits for the public.

Public Event
Hosted by Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

11 AM – 1 PM
Freight House Antiques
11 East Main ( Route 2)
Erving, Massachusetts 01344
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TUESDAY — NOVEMBER 13, 2018 — EXETER, NH
GBP open house Exeter
— Granite Bridge Pipeline: Liberty Utilities Open House & Protest in Exeter

🔵 Coming from outside Exeter? Invite neighbors, arrange carpools and take advantage of driving time to discuss what you learned, what more you want to find out and what the project would mean for your community and the state.

🔴 We strongly recommend that residents of all towns on the Granite Bridge Pipeline route, and those in abutting towns, attend this session. Bring your neighbors and your questions.

🔴 Have questions? Contact us! ECHOaction.org

🔹”Open House” events are science-fair style with tables, displays and handouts set up with company representatives available to answer questions. You can drop in at any time during the open hours.

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Exeter Inn
90 Front Street
Exeter, NH 03833
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» Full Details Here

TUESDAY — NOVEMBER 13, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
Community Choice Energy progress party
Community Choice Energy Progress Party
In 2017, Boston City Council passed Community Choice Energy and Mayor Walsh signed it! In 2018, Boston’s Environment Dept issued a Request for Information and then a Request for Qualifications. As Mayor Walsh said, these are “big steps toward rolling out Community Choice Aggregation.” We’re throwing a party to celebrate this progress with our fellow green justice and climate activist coalition groups. All are welcome!

Hosted by Mass Sierra Club, Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC), and Boston Climate Action Network

There will be food, good company and drinks available. We’ll socialize and talk a little about what’s next in the CCE process.

Questions can be directed to Andy Wells-Bean andy@bostoncan.org 617-971-8568

Free Public Event, but ticket required – see below.

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Democracy Brewing
35 Temple Place
Boston, MA  02111
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THURSDAY — NOVEMBER 15, 2018 — QUINCY, MA
HIA Community Meeting - Part 2
— 2nd Community Meeting on the Health Impact Assessment of the Fore River Basin. This community meeting will feature an update on the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) that MAPC has been conducting in relation to the proposed Weymouth compressor station. It is very important that we pack the room and be sure that our voices and concerns are heard and addressed. Come with your questions.

In July of 2017, after months of pressure, Gov. Baker instructed the state to conduct a review of the health impact that the proposed compressor station would have on the surrounding community — a Health Impact Assessment (HIA). Nearly a year later, the company contracted to do the assessment (MAPC) began collecting air quality samples in the Fore River Basin. From our own testing, we know that the Fore River Basin has high levels of pollution. The Basin is home to 8 industrial facilities; adding another toxic facility would further exacerbate the levels of pollution in the air. This community meeting will provide an update on the HIA.

We need folks to come with their questions and concerns about the proposed compressor station and the HIA itself. For more information about the compressor station, visit NoCompressor.com

Free public event

6 PM7 PM – Join FRRACS outside the high school (Signs will be provided for us; FRRACS will be sharing information with the public)

7 PM – 9:15 PM Meeting
Quincy High School
100 Coddington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
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SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 17, 2018 — TOWNSEND, MA
The Burden
— The Burden  documentary film screening
The Burden highlights the enormous costs and r  isks the U.S. military faces because of our dependence on fossil fuels and the steps our defense leaders are taking to transition to clean energy. The 40-minute long film will be followed be a discussion.

Hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby – North Central MA at Fitchburg
We’re local people working on sensible solutions to manage climate risk and helping create the political will for a livable world. We’re a developing chapter of Citizens’ Climate, who empowers individuals to build a vocal constituency for climate action.

Free and open to all.

10:30 AM – 12 PM
Townsend Public Library Meeting Hall A
12 Dudley Road
Townsend, MA 01469
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» Please Register (so we know how many to expect)

SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 17, 2018 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
Truth School
SOJOURNER TRUTH SCHOOL IS OFFERING: Peacekeeper Training for Marches and Other Actions with trainers Sabine N Merz and Cate Woolner

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
Bethesda Lutheran Church
East Church UCC
455 Island Pond Road
Springfield, MA
» Read course description here
» Register here

MONDAY — NOVEMBER 26, 2018 — LAWRENCE, MA
Senate-Committee
“Pipeline Safety in the Merrimack Valley: Incident Prevention and Response” – U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a full committee hearing on the September 13, 2018, natural gas pipeline explosions and fires in Lawrence and Andover, Mass., that killed one, injured over two dozen, and damaged over 100 structures, as well as response efforts by federal, state, and local authorities.

Witnesses:

  • The Honorable Robert L. Sumwalt, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
  • The Honorable Dan Rivera, Mayor, City of Lawrence
  • The Honorable Matthew A. Beaton, Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Mr. Paul Roberti, Chief Counsel, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • Mr. Steve Bryant, President, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
  • Mr. Joe Hamrock, President and Chief Executive Officer, NiSource
  • Mr. Richard Kuprewicz, President, Accufacts Inc.

*Witness list subject to change.

Witness testimony and opening statements will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov. Media interested in attending the event should contact Giselle Barry at giselle_barry@markey.senate.gov.

Tell your story. Senator Markey wishes to share the stories of impacted residents at the field hearing. If you were affected by September 13th’s gas fires and explosions and want to have your story shared at the November 26th Senate hearing, please submit it using this form. If you would additionally like to include any photos, please send them to markey_press@markey.senate.gov.

The hearing will be livecast on the homepage of the Senate Commerce Committee. You can reach their website here.

9:00 a.m.
South Lawrence East Middle School Gymnasium
165 Crawford Street
Lawrence, Mass.

» Info at Permalink
» If you were affected by the gas disaster and want Sen. Markey to share your story at the meeting, fill out this form

WEDNESDAY — NOVEMBER 28, 2018 — LONGMEADOW, MA
Longmeadow gas metering station
Important Meeting- Tennessee Gas Pipeline & Metering Station
Find out the LCC plan to allow a gas metering station on a two acre site now owned by the Country Club. Four buildings would be built in close proximity to homes and schools in the thickly settled neighborhoods near Shaker Road in the center of an idyllic and historic area. Hosted by Longmeadow Pipeline Awareness Group.

Free Public Event

7 PM – 9 PM
Greenwood Park
231 Maple Road
Longmeadow 01106
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WEDNESDAY — NOVEMBER 28, 2018 — CONCORD, NH
landfill methane
Bethlehem Landfill Methane Gas: PUC Pre-Hearing: Approval of a Renewable Natural Gas Supply and Transportation Contract
Docket DG 18-140

Hosted by NH Pipeline Resistance: Protect us from fracked gas pipeline expansion and 2 others.

Free Public Event

10 AM
21 S Fruit Street Suite 10
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
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MONDAY — DECEMBER 3, 2018 — ONLINE
24HoursReality
It’s a fact: Fossil fuels are driving the climate crisis and threatening our health.

Tune in on December 3–4 and learn how you can help make a difference.
» Twitter access here: Climate Reality Project
» Additional access here: Climate Reality Project

MONDAY — DECEMBER 3, 2018 — LENOX, MA
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— EPA / GE Housatonic River Mediation Public Update

This meeting will be an opportunity for the public to receive an update on the mediation process and status.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend and voice questions or concerns.

AGENDA

  1. Introduction, Background and Status of Mediation (15 minutes) Introductions and Ground Rules for Public MeetingStatus of Remedy Selection EPA’s Goals for the Mediation
  2. Explanation of the Mediation Process and Opportunity for Public Involvement
  3. Public Comments – including questions/concerns about process as well as providing individuals’ visions for components of an ideal settlement of this matter. (2.5 hours)Wrap‐Up and Next Steps

HISTORY

The General Electric Company (GE) polluted the Housatonic River and many locations throughout the Berkshires, but especially in Pittsfield, with PCBs before they were outlawed in the 1970s.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required GE to remediate many locations including the first two miles of the Housatonic River in Pittsfield adjacent to and downstream of the old GE site. Now the EPA has proposed how GE should be required to remediate the “Rest of the River” from where they left off downstream to Long Island Sound.  The US Environmental Appeals Board approved most of what EPA proposed. However because GE objected strenuously to having to remove the contamination to an out-of-state already licensed toxic waste land fill instead of creating at least one new toxic waste landfill in the Berkshires, the appeals board sent this part of the agreement back to EPA. EPA is now required to explain why out-of-state is the best option. In the mean time, EPA is trying to find other possible solutions through a mediation process with GE, EPA, and the parties who appealed or were involved with the Environmental Appeals Board legal process.This mediation process is mostly behind closed doors and only open to those selected participants, but this meeting is specifically FOR THE PUBLIC! So please come and let EPA know what YOU want in a cleanup. Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) pushed hard to have a public participation part to this mediation process, so please come and show that you want to have a voice in this decision.

Members of the public will be given the opportunity to inform EPA on what is most important to them, what would be an ideal cleanup, and to voice any concerns or questions on this process and status.

Free public event.

5:30PM – 8:30PM
Lenox High School Auditorium
197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240
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TUESDAY — DECEMBER 4, 2018 — ONLINE
24HoursReality
It’s a fact: Fossil fuels are driving the climate crisis and threatening our health.

Tune in on December 3–4 and learn how you can help make a difference.
» Twitter access here: Climate Reality Project
» Additional access here: Climate Reality Project

FRIDAY — DECEMBER 7, 2018 — ONLINE WEBINAR
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Green Communities Webinar: What Municipalities Should Know about SMART The Green Communities division will host a webinar to review components of the state’s new solar incentive program, Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART), and how it impacts municipal solar projects.

11AM – 12PM
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FRIDAY — DECEMBER 7, 2018 — WORCESTER, MA
Rootskills - Worcester
— Rootskills Conference
Join veteran environmentalist and original organizer and petitioner for the Green Amendment Movement, Maya van Rossum at the Rootskills Conference, hosted by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund as she discusses her new book, The Green Amendment: Securing our Right to a Healthy Environment, followed by Q&A. Come out and meet Maya and learn about the future of environmental advocacy.

Hosted by For The Generations , Delaware Riverkeeper Network , and New England Grassroots Environment Fund.

10:45am-12:00pm
Hogan Campus Center
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA  01610
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» Conference Info and Registration

FRIDAY & SATURDAY — DECEMBER 7 & 8, 2018 — WORCESTER, MA
Rootskills Conference
2018 RootSkills Conference – New England Grassroots Environment Fund
The Grassroots Fund supports change makers who not only experience marginalization but face systemic and structural barriers to traditional funding. We’re investing in individuals, groups and organizations working across a broad range of environmental and social justice issues that traditional funders often overlook. And we encourage them to take creative approaches to challenging existing systems.

The RootSkills conference is about building networks. We’re strengthening movements by making powerful, intersectional connections between a broad spectrum of participants all working towards a common goal. The Conference agenda and workshop track learning objectives are co-created by a 27-member planning committee. An open call to our networks for workshop sessions has resulted in 33 offerings that are about helping grassroots organizers develop their own solutions to complex environmental and social justice issues that affect where they live. Where Friday focuses on issue area technical sessions, Saturday sessions create space to have process-focused conversations.

We want your voice, your perspective here! Please join 350 grassroots organizers in Worcester (MA) as we take on a shared responsibility to reduce our impact on the planet and improve the lives of the people who live here. Contribute to identifying, selecting and accessing the specific tools, resources and connections needed to create healthy, sustainable and resilient communities.

08:00 AM Friday — 4:30 PM Saturday
Hogan Campus Center
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA  01610
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SATURDAY — DECEMBER 8, 2018 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
Sustainability Summit 2018
2018 Sustainability Summit & Annual Meeting
Co-op Power’s Annual Sustainability Summit is a great opportunity to share ideas with like-minded people on topics from green business development and community finance to grassroots activism and social justice.

We expect vibrant discussions about our society and our environment centered around our theme, “Energy Democracy”, with a dynamic keynote speaker and workshops throughout the day. If you are passionate about the environment and social justice then you have a place at the Summit to add to the excitement and expertise!

Special guest, Denise Fairchild, is President of Emerald Cities Collaborative, and works to green our cities, build resilient local economies and ensure equity inclusion in both the process and outcomes of a new green and healthy economy. She will inspire with success stories of communities building energy democracy from across the US and beyond.

Features include a tour of Wellspring Harvest, a quarter acre hydroponic greenhouse in Indian Orchard growing greens and herbs and information about Wellspring Cooperative a non-profit that is building a network of worker-owned co-ops to provide jobs and wealth building opportunities in Springfield’s underserved communities. Workshops will take place on worker co-ops, a hands-on workshop on how to talk about climate change effectively, and a workshop on expanding the concept of community energy aggregation to include energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.

The Sustainability Summit is being presented in collaboration with Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, Climate Action Now, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Wellspring Cooperative, ARISE for Social Justice, and The Energy Democracy National Tour 2018.

Co-op Power is a decentralized network of Community Energy Co-ops (CEC) organized to build a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future. It has raised $10M in tax equity to finance solar for non-profits and community solar projects across New York and New England. They have been awarded a competitive bid for 2MW of low-income community solar in NYC and and have an 8 MW pipeline of solar projects under development. In a time of climate crisis and economic disparity, this network of Community Energy Co-ops is making a difference.

Public event.

Registration is free. Donations are accepted to offset the cost of the meal. For more information or to RSVP call 413-772-8898 or toll free 877-266-7543, or email olive@cooppower.coop

RSVP to Reserve Your Place Now!

2:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Annual Meeting starts at 4 PM)
TechSpring – The Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center
1350 Main Street, 5th Floor
Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
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TUESDAY — DECEMBER 11 — BOSTON, MA
1200px-Seal_of_Massachusetts.svg
— Public Natural Gas Safety Oversight Hearing Before The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy

Testimony will be provided by invitation only. Those attending will include representatives from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Department of Public Utilities, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the gas industry, and other interested parties.

Please feel free to contact Caleb Oakes at 617-722-2263×8853 or Sam Anderson at 617-722-2263×1576 if you have any questions.

11:00 AM
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State House
Gardner Auditorium
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
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THURSDAY — DECEMBER 13, 2018 — LONGMEADOW, MA
Longmeadow gas metering station
Learn More about LCC Easement Land Deal with TGP

7 PM
Greenwood Children’s Center Dining Room
231 Maple Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
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TUESDAY — DECEMBER 18, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
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Senate and House standing Committees on Global Warming and Climate Change will conduct an oversight hearing on Global Warming Solutions Act emissions reduction progress, with the added context of the most recent Massachusetts Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and the recently released report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Testimony will be provided by invitation only.  Those testifying will include the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, several key experts in climate science, and other key advocacy organizations.

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Murray in Chairman Pacheco’s office at 617-722-1551.

11:00 AM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133

Room 428

WEDNESDAY — DECEMBER 19, 2018 — ONLINE WEBINAR
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Two-Part Webinar on Building Energy Code Updates
The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is updated every three years to address technological innovations and keep driving the effective use of energy in buildings. Massachusetts legislation requires the Commonwealth to adopt the latest version of the IECC within a year of its publication. The Board of Building Regulations and Standards is actively reviewing the 2018 IECC with an eye to adopt in the first half of 2019.

This webinar will provide a look ahead to the 2018 IECC by highlighting significant changes from the 2015 IECC.

There will be two parts to the webinar, addressing proposed residential energy code changes first, followed by proposed commercial code updates.

1PM
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THURSDAY — DECEMBER 20, 2018 — KEENE, NH
Keene City Council - Sustainability
City Council Vote on the Sustainable Energy Resolution
Show support for the Sustainable Energy Resolution, leading Keene to a 100% Renewable Energy Future.

Your presence (wear green) shows support for this plan – no public comment on resolution (may take 20 minutes).

Free Public Event
Hosted by Monadnock Progressive Alliance LET’S SUPPORT MPA’S CLEAN ENERGY TEAM!

7 PM – 7:30 PM
Keene City Hall, 2nd floor
3 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
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THURSDAY — DECEMBER 27, 2018 — BOSTON, MA
Sit With John at MA Statehouse Weekly Event
— Weekly climate action protest inspired by Greta Thunberg

WHY Since the federal government is incapable of doing anything we’re pressuring the Commonwealth and the Legislature for a Massachusetts Green New Deal.

THE ASK A 40%-50% reduction in emissions by 2030, and completely carbon-neutral by 2050 to help limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius

HASHTAGS #MassGreenNewDeal     #SitWithJohn     @johnflerner on Twitter

4PM – 5PM Every Thursday
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133

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SATURDAY — DECEMBER 29, 2018 — WENDELL, MA
Wendell State Forest NVDT Event
Wendell State Forest Alliance Non-Violence Direct Training Event
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is assigned the task of protecting the state forests for the citizens of Massachusetts, who jointly own and use them. Concerned citizens are uniting to protect these precious areas from DCR logging, as led by the current Governor Baker appointed DCR Commissioner, Leo Roy. The Alliance to Save Wendell State Forest in Wendell Massachusetts is organizing a non violence direct action training (NVDA) from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Wendell Town Hall at 9 Morse Village Road in Wendell, MA 01379.

Nonviolent action are techniques outside of institutionalized behavior for social change that challenges an unjust power dynamic using methods of protest, noncooperation and intervention without the use of force.

This training is for anyone who would like to receive NVDA training and is a requisite for participating in upcoming non-violent protests of the logging destruction planned in the 110 year old pristine oak forest located in the heart of Wendell State Forest. Please RSVP and contact at: savebrookrdforest@gmail.com for information .

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Wendell Town Hall
9 Morse Village Rd.
Wendell, MA  
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