Events Archive 2019 — January – June

THURSDAY — JANUARY 3, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

MONDAY — JANUARY 7, 2019 — QUINCY, MA
Film - Unfractured
Film: Unfractured
A triumphant documentary about fighting with your whole heart, UNFRACTURED follows biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war over fracking.

Hosted by QCAN – Quincy Climate Action Network, Fore River Residents Against The Compressor Station, and Thomas Crane Public Library.

Free Public Event

7:00PM
Adams Shore Branch, Thomas Crane Public Library
519 Sea Street
Quincy, MA 02169
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — JANUARY 8, 2019 — QUINCY, MA
FRRACS meeting
— Meeting: Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station
Our next meeting is right around the corner! Free public event.

7:00PM (New folks are welcome to join us at 6:30PM to get caught up on the campaign)
Fore River Clubhouse
16 Nevada Road
Quincy, MA 0216916
» Facebook Page

THURSDAY — JANUARY 10, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
protecting coasts from offshore oil and gas
— Film and Discussion: Protecting Our Coasts from Offshore Oil and Gas
Join us for this **FREE** event to learn how you can get involved and protect our coasts from offshore oil and gas exploitation!

The Trump Administration has proposed opening the Atlantic Ocean to new offshore oil and gas exploration. This represents a danger to New England’s pristine and treasured coastline. Join us for an evening on January 10 at the Simons IMAX Theater at the New England Aquarium to learn about the proposed plan and what’s at stake for Massachusetts from community leaders and experts. Find out how you can help protect our coastline.

The evening begins with a screening of Working Films feature Shore Stories, a series of film shorts on offshore drilling and gas exploration, its development and production and its impacts on local communities. Our expert panel will end the evening with a robust audience-led Q&A session moderated by Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of the New England Aquarium.

Join us. Help protect our coasts. The New England Aquarium is partnering with the Surfrider Foundation Northeast Region, Surfrider Foundation, Massachusetts Chapter, Environment America, Women Working for Oceans – W2O, Environment Massachusetts, and 350 MASS // Cape Cod.

This event is free but you must reserve a seat.
» Reservations Here

6:30 PM – 9 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM)
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
» Facebook Event Page 
If the event is canceled due to poor weather, it will be held on Monday, January 14. Please check back here in the event of inclement weather, we will announce any cancellations by 3pm.

THURSDAY — JANUARY 10, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SATURDAY — JANUARY 12, 2019 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
frracs rally 1-12-19RALLY: Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station
FRRACS will be holding a rally at the park next to the proposed compressor station site. The rally will be held in response to the Air Quality determination, which is due by Friday.

The State has until Friday, January 11, 2019 to issue–or not–the Air Quality Determination for the proposed compressor station. This is will be a pivotal point in our fight to stop this dangerous and unnecessary gas infrastructure. We will let you know, as soon as we know, the outcome of this decision.

Can you join us for a rally at the Park next to the proposed compressor station site at 50 Bridge Street this Saturday (January 12, 2019) at 1:00 PM?

If Governor Baker’s DEP denies this Determination (the step before the granting of the full permit), let’s show our thanks to the Governor for setting the correct tone for his department.

If Governor Baker’s DEP approves the Determination, let’s remind the Governor who he serves–we the citizens of the Basin and the South Shore and NOT the gas industry.

We will have a short press release and speaking time, but mostly we just want to show our strength of conviction against this toxic invasion of our shared community. We will have signs available, but we love your homemade signs–so bring them along! Visit our website for more info.

There is parking available next to the Park and in Lovell’s Grove on the Calpine side of 3A. We look forward to seeing you there!

1PM – 3PM
At the park next to the proposed compressor station site
50 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA 02191
» Facebook Event Page  (Map available here)

SATURDAY — JANUARY 12, 2019 — MILLERS FALLS, MA
save the oaks rally
Save the Oaks Rally
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is moving forward with a contract to harvest 80 acres of 100 year old oak trees in OUR state forest in Wendell.

It is imperative that these oaks be preserved. These oaks are essential to our environment and the fight against climate change. They are more valuable to the citizens and ecosystem as carbon sequesterers than they are to the citizens and ecosystem as commercial products.

The Massachusetts State Forests belong to the citizens of Massachusetts. It is the CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY of Massachusetts citizens to HONOR and PROTECT them.

Indigenous people inhabited this land and their culture and spirits remain in the forest. They should not be disturbed and desecrated for the benefit of commercial logging.

Free Public Event
Hosted by The Enviro Show and Save Brook Rd. Forest

1 PM – 3 PM
Ranger Station, Wendell State Forest
392 Wendell Road
Millers Falls, MA  01349
» Facebook Event Page

SATURDAY — JANUARY 12, 2019 — HARTFORD, CT
efficiency is efficient
Efficiency is Efficient: Achieving Our Shared Energy Goals

Join Efficiency For All (EFA) for an inspiring seminar on Energy Policy.

  • How can we come together to support our shared energy, health, environmental and economic goals?
  • What resources exist today in Connecticut to help residents reach their energy goals?
  • What is Energy Efficiency and building science? How do they relate to Ready for 100%?
  • How does Demand Reduction affect our health, economics, and Connecticut’s Energy Strategy?

Learn how Energy Efficiency is the “workhorse” of our clean energy strategy.
Free Public Event
Hosted by Efficiency For All 
10 AM – 2 PM
Lyceum Resource & Conference Center
227 Lawrence Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
» Facebook Event Page

MONDAY — JANUARY 14, 2019 — ONLINE
healing
— Healing Ourselves in a Time of Climate Disruption — Zoom video call
Refuah Shleima – Healing Ourselves in a Time of Climate Disruption is an online conversation series for those struggling with despair and seeking resiliency and a way forward into an unknown future sponsored by the Jewish Climate Action Network of Boston. RSVP information is below. Join together with others who are concerned about the future for inspiration and deep conversation. Each session will begin with a resource from Jewish tradition that suggests a pathway toward resiliency at difficult times and will be followed by a facilitated conversation. Upcoming sessions will be hosted by Rabbi Katy Allen, co-founder and President pro-tem of the Jewish Climate Action Network and spiritual leader of Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope.

Hosted by Jewish Climate Action Network

7:30PM – 8:30PM
» To get Zoom log-in information, sign-up for one or more dates by
emailing Janet at
intern.jcan@gmail.com.
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — JANUARY 15, 2919 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Sustainable Land Care Symposium
— Join Western Mass Pollinator Networks for a Sustainable Land Care Symposium

  • Target Audiences Include Town staff: Planners, DPW, Housing, Parks, Sustainability
  • Institutions: Museums, schools/colleges, land trusts, nature centers

Western Mass Pollinator Networks invites you to a unique one day land care symposium that highlights how smart new strategies are being adopted by towns and institutions to replace more conventional “weed, feed, and cut” practices.

Property managers and grounds-keepers using these practices are noticing a wide array of benefits: improved soil conditions, lower water use, more effective use of staff, reduced fossil fuel use, and lower pesticide use.

The strategies to be presented by local experts and panel members are proving to reduce environmental harm, increase resiliency to our changing climate, create more seasonal interest, regenerate native habitat for wildlife and pollinators, and improve the ecological services that landscapes are meant to provide.

​A Timely Agenda

  • The science behind the call for more sustainable land care practices, and the case for reducing pesticide and herbicide use.
  • How one town, Great Barrington, has re-framed their land care practices to benefit pollinators and improve ecological services.
  • Successful strategies for adopting and trying new land care practices
  • Dealing with weeds and invasive plants: clarity on research, and alternative strategies for eliminating invasive species.

» For More Information and Registration, CLICK HERE or go to WMassbees.org/symposium

  • Before January 1st get discounted single and multiple EARLY BIRD TICKETS. (Pricing goes up after January 1st.)
  • LUNCH tickets are available, or purchase your own at Smith Café.
  • Email wmassbees@gmail.com about walk-in registration closer to the date.

We hope to see you there!
Peggy MacLeod, Director, Western Mass Pollinator Networks
www.wmassbees.org or call 413-530-6119

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Smith College Conference Center
49 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01060

TUESDAY — JANUARY 15, 2019 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Pittsfield Green Drinks Jan 2019
— Pittsfield Green Drinks : Cooler Community Expo

At our January gathering we will welcome Living the Change to talk about their upcoming Cooler Community Expo. For their fourth Berkshire Earth Expo on April 6th, 2019 at the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club, Living the Change is doing something new: They will feature student’s work on energy and climate-related topics, partnering with Berkshire County schools: the Berkshire Cooler Communities Challenge. Inspired by the students’ work, visitors will pledge climate-smart actions, and Living the Change will record and track those pledges and the related carbon savings. The collective results will be publicized for the whole community to be proud of and keep working on. More info: https://www.gofundme.com/cooler-berkshires

Each month a guest speaker talks for about 20 minutes beginning at 6 PM. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by discussion and Q&A. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring your questions!

What is Green Drinks? Green Drinks is an international forum where people who work in the environmental field meet for a beer and snacks at informal sessions. There will be a lively mix of people from Non-profit organizations, academia, government and business. Green Drinks is a great way of catching up with people you know and for making new contacts. These networking events are very simple and unstructured. Come along and you’ll be made welcome. Free and open to everyone.

2019 DATES : January 15 | February 19 | March 19 | April 16 | May 21 | June 18 | July 16 | August 20 | September 17 | October 15 | November 19

5:15 PM – 7:00 PM
J. Allen’s Clubhouse Grille
41 North Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 16, 2019 — QUINCY, MA
Film - Unfractured
Film: Unfractured
A triumphant documentary about fighting with your whole heart, UNFRACTURED follows biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war over fracking.

Hosted by QCAN – Quincy Climate Action Network, Fore River Residents Against The Compressor Station, and Thomas Crane Public Library.

Free Public Event

7:00PM
Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — JANUARY 17, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 23, 2019 — ONLINE WEBINAR
westmonroe
— Transportation Electrification: A Guide to Planning, Deployment and Operations
The electrification of everything is in full swing across the electricity sector. With transportation electrification gaining traction, it’s more critical than ever to have the right strategy towards optimizing your transportation electrification programs this year.

​In this new webinar, West Monroe Partners and utility EV program leaders discuss what’s on the horizon for electric vehicle adoption and how utilities can best prepare. They will also speak about integrated program management that can benefit any emerging or existing initiative around EV charging infrastructure and EV adoption for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicle programs.

​You will learn about:

  • Forecasts that suggest potential load growth from EV charging alone
  • Insights and best practices in developing transportation electrification programs
  • Integrated program management

Presented by West Monroe Partners through Utility Dive

2pm – 3pm EST
»  Register and View Event Page

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 23, 2019 — ONLINE WEBINAR
First Lobby Day - MPF
— Lobby Day Prep Webinar – Mass Power Forward

We’ll be discussing our priorities, what our strategies are this session, and answering some questions about the logistics of the day and how people can participate if they can’t make it to Campaign Launch Day. Please register ASAP so we know who to expect!

There’s a lot to learn and we definitely recommend that if you have members newer to activism that they try to participate in the webinar as well as the Lobby Day Prep at Paulist Center (See First Lobby Day event below – January 24th).

Sponsored by Mass Power Forward – Free Webinar

7:00 PM
»  Register for Webinar

THURSDAY — JANUARY 24, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
First Lobby Day - MPF
— First lobby day of 2019! Justice & Renewable Energy for All
On this date, hundreds of members of the Mass Power Forward coalition will descend on Beacon Hill to demand that our legislators do everything they can to promote a clean energy future.

The stakes have never been higher. With climate deniers running the show in Washington, DC, we NEED Massachusetts to step up and lead. Massachusetts residents from every part of the state will meet with their representatives and senators to make the case for clean energy and environmental justice.

Hosted by Mass Power Forward and Toxics Action Center 
Free Public Event

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:

  • 10:30AM – 11:30PM: Speakers on Mass Power Forward, our vision for the coming session, and our legislative priorities Location: Paulist Center, near the statehouse.
  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Enter the Paulist Center building, Prepare for meetings. MPF leaders available to answer questions.
  • 12:00PM – 3:00PM: Head over the State House for meetings with state senators and representatives!

10:30AM – 10:45AM, Meet at Paulist Center
5 Park St, Boston, MA 02108
Later move to:
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
» RSVP here to get registered and receive invitation to 1/23 policy webinar
» Facebook Events Page

THURSDAY — JANUARY 24, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

FRIDAY — JANUARY 25, 2019 — PHONE CALLS
First Lobby Day - MPF
Follow-Up Calls for Co-sponsorship of Energy Justice Bills
Getting co-sponsors is an important momentum giver for ur priorities, but Representatives only have till Feb. 1st to do it. We will have visited every office and given them all materials on our top priorities. They are receiving requests from activists on every issue, so let’s help make sure they get ours!

Step 1: Find your legislator’s page here

Step 2: Check to see if these bills are listed as being co-sponsored

  • SD 1885/HD 3878 and SD 1824/HD 3523 – An Act relative to Environmental Justice
    Sen. DiDomenico / Rep. Madaro and Sen. Eldridge/ Rep. Dubois & Rep. Miranda
  • SD 1625/HD 3092 An Act Re-powering Massachusetts with 100% Renewable Energy
    Sen. Eldridge / Rep. Decker & Rep. Garballey
  • HD 2370 An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions
    Rep. Benson
  • SD 1541/HD 3009 An Act to Advance Modern and Sustainable Solutions for Transportation
    Sen. Lesser / Rep. Ehrlich

Step 3: Call and pleasantly advocate for any that have been missed!

Mass Power Forward wants these outcomes:

  • Environmental Justice – Include communities impacted by climate change and fossil fuel pollution as participants in crafting new, equitable policy
  • 100% Renewable Energy – Set an ambitious goal to equitably reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2045
  • Equitable Investment in Green Infrastructure – Use mechanisms such as equitable carbon pricing or the transportation climate initiative to invest today to create the future we want

Public Event Hosted by Mass Power Forward, Toxics Action Center, and 350 Mass for a Better Future

8:00AM to 5:00PM weekdays 1/25/19 thru 2/1/19
Phone calls to State Senators and Representatives
» Facebook Event Page  

MONDAY — JANUARY 28, 2019 — PHONE CALLS
First Lobby Day - MPF
Follow-Up Calls for Co-sponsorship of Energy Justice Bills
Getting co-sponsors is an important momentum giver for ur priorities, but Representatives only have till Feb. 1st to do it. We will have visited every office and given them all materials on our top priorities. They are receiving requests from activists on every issue, so let’s help make sure they get ours!

Step 1: Find your legislator’s page here

Step 2: Check to see if these bills are listed as being co-sponsored

  • SD 1885/HD 3878 and SD 1824/HD 3523 – An Act relative to Environmental Justice
    Sen. DiDomenico / Rep. Madaro and Sen. Eldridge/ Rep. Dubois & Rep. Miranda
  • SD 1625/HD 3092 An Act Re-powering Massachusetts with 100% Renewable Energy
    Sen. Eldridge / Rep. Decker & Rep. Garballey
  • HD 2370 An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions
    Rep. Benson
  • SD 1541/HD 3009 An Act to Advance Modern and Sustainable Solutions for Transportation
    Sen. Lesser / Rep. Ehrlich

Step 3: Call and pleasantly advocate for any that have been missed!

Mass Power Forward wants these outcomes:

  • Environmental Justice – Include communities impacted by climate change and fossil fuel pollution as participants in crafting new, equitable policy
  • 100% Renewable Energy – Set an ambitious goal to equitably reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2045
  • Equitable Investment in Green Infrastructure – Use mechanisms such as equitable carbon pricing or the transportation climate initiative to invest today to create the future we want

Public Event Hosted by Mass Power Forward, Toxics Action Center, and 350 Mass for a Better Future

8:00AM to 5:00PM weekdays 1/25/19 thru 2/1/19
Phone calls to State Senators and Representatives
» Facebook Event Page  

TUESDAY — JANUARY 29, 2019 — PHONE CALLS
First Lobby Day - MPF
Follow-Up Calls for Co-sponsorship of Energy Justice Bills
Getting co-sponsors is an important momentum giver for ur priorities, but Representatives only have till Feb. 1st to do it. We will have visited every office and given them all materials on our top priorities. They are receiving requests from activists on every issue, so let’s help make sure they get ours!

Step 1: Find your legislator’s page here

Step 2: Check to see if these bills are listed as being co-sponsored

  • SD 1885/HD 3878 and SD 1824/HD 3523 – An Act relative to Environmental Justice
    Sen. DiDomenico / Rep. Madaro and Sen. Eldridge/ Rep. Dubois & Rep. Miranda
  • SD 1625/HD 3092 An Act Re-powering Massachusetts with 100% Renewable Energy
    Sen. Eldridge / Rep. Decker & Rep. Garballey
  • HD 2370 An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions
    Rep. Benson
  • SD 1541/HD 3009 An Act to Advance Modern and Sustainable Solutions for Transportation
    Sen. Lesser / Rep. Ehrlich

Step 3: Call and pleasantly advocate for any that have been missed!

Mass Power Forward wants these outcomes:

  • Environmental Justice – Include communities impacted by climate change and fossil fuel pollution as participants in crafting new, equitable policy
  • 100% Renewable Energy – Set an ambitious goal to equitably reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2045
  • Equitable Investment in Green Infrastructure – Use mechanisms such as equitable carbon pricing or the transportation climate initiative to invest today to create the future we want

Public Event Hosted by Mass Power Forward, Toxics Action Center, and 350 Mass for a Better Future

8:00AM to 5:00PM weekdays 1/25/19 thru 2/1/19
Phone calls to State Senators and Representatives
» Facebook Event Page  

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 30, 2019 — PHONE CALLS
First Lobby Day - MPF
Follow-Up Calls for Co-sponsorship of Energy Justice Bills
Getting co-sponsors is an important momentum giver for ur priorities, but Representatives only have till Feb. 1st to do it. We will have visited every office and given them all materials on our top priorities. They are receiving requests from activists on every issue, so let’s help make sure they get ours!

Step 1: Find your legislator’s page here

Step 2: Check to see if these bills are listed as being co-sponsored

  • SD 1885/HD 3878 and SD 1824/HD 3523 – An Act relative to Environmental Justice
    Sen. DiDomenico / Rep. Madaro and Sen. Eldridge/ Rep. Dubois & Rep. Miranda
  • SD 1625/HD 3092 An Act Re-powering Massachusetts with 100% Renewable Energy
    Sen. Eldridge / Rep. Decker & Rep. Garballey
  • HD 2370 An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions
    Rep. Benson
  • SD 1541/HD 3009 An Act to Advance Modern and Sustainable Solutions for Transportation
    Sen. Lesser / Rep. Ehrlich

Step 3: Call and pleasantly advocate for any that have been missed!

Mass Power Forward wants these outcomes:

  • Environmental Justice – Include communities impacted by climate change and fossil fuel pollution as participants in crafting new, equitable policy
  • 100% Renewable Energy – Set an ambitious goal to equitably reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2045
  • Equitable Investment in Green Infrastructure – Use mechanisms such as equitable carbon pricing or the transportation climate initiative to invest today to create the future we want

Public Event Hosted by Mass Power Forward, Toxics Action Center, and 350 Mass for a Better Future

8:00AM to 5:00PM weekdays 1/25/19 thru 2/1/19
Phone calls to State Senators and Representatives
» Facebook Event Page  

THURSDAY — JANUARY 31, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

THURSDAY — JANUARY 31, 2019 — PHONE CALLS
First Lobby Day - MPF
Follow-Up Calls for Co-sponsorship of Energy Justice Bills
Getting co-sponsors is an important momentum giver for ur priorities, but Representatives only have till Feb. 1st to do it. We will have visited every office and given them all materials on our top priorities. They are receiving requests from activists on every issue, so let’s help make sure they get ours!

Step 1: Find your legislator’s page here

Step 2: Check to see if these bills are listed as being co-sponsored

  • SD 1885/HD 3878 and SD 1824/HD 3523 – An Act relative to Environmental Justice
    Sen. DiDomenico / Rep. Madaro and Sen. Eldridge/ Rep. Dubois & Rep. Miranda
  • SD 1625/HD 3092 An Act Re-powering Massachusetts with 100% Renewable Energy
    Sen. Eldridge / Rep. Decker & Rep. Garballey
  • HD 2370 An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions
    Rep. Benson
  • SD 1541/HD 3009 An Act to Advance Modern and Sustainable Solutions for Transportation
    Sen. Lesser / Rep. Ehrlich

Step 3: Call and pleasantly advocate for any that have been missed!

Mass Power Forward wants these outcomes:

  • Environmental Justice – Include communities impacted by climate change and fossil fuel pollution as participants in crafting new, equitable policy
  • 100% Renewable Energy – Set an ambitious goal to equitably reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2045
  • Equitable Investment in Green Infrastructure – Use mechanisms such as equitable carbon pricing or the transportation climate initiative to invest today to create the future we want

Public Event Hosted by Mass Power Forward, Toxics Action Center, and 350 Mass for a Better Future

8:00AM to 5:00PM weekdays 1/25/19 thru 2/1/19
Phone calls to State Senators and Representatives
» Facebook Event Page  

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 1, 2019 — PHONE CALLS
First Lobby Day - MPF
Follow-Up Calls for Co-sponsorship of Energy Justice Bills
Getting co-sponsors is an important momentum giver for ur priorities, but Representatives only have till Feb. 1st to do it. We will have visited every office and given them all materials on our top priorities. They are receiving requests from activists on every issue, so let’s help make sure they get ours!

Step 1: Find your legislator’s page here

Step 2: Check to see if these bills are listed as being co-sponsored

  • SD 1885/HD 3878 and SD 1824/HD 3523 – An Act relative to Environmental Justice
    Sen. DiDomenico / Rep. Madaro and Sen. Eldridge/ Rep. Dubois & Rep. Miranda
  • SD 1625/HD 3092 An Act Re-powering Massachusetts with 100% Renewable Energy
    Sen. Eldridge / Rep. Decker & Rep. Garballey
  • HD 2370 An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions
    Rep. Benson
  • SD 1541/HD 3009 An Act to Advance Modern and Sustainable Solutions for Transportation
    Sen. Lesser / Rep. Ehrlich

Step 3: Call and pleasantly advocate for any that have been missed!

Mass Power Forward wants these outcomes:

  • Environmental Justice – Include communities impacted by climate change and fossil fuel pollution as participants in crafting new, equitable policy
  • 100% Renewable Energy – Set an ambitious goal to equitably reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2045
  • Equitable Investment in Green Infrastructure – Use mechanisms such as equitable carbon pricing or the transportation climate initiative to invest today to create the future we want

Public Event Hosted by Mass Power Forward, Toxics Action Center, and 350 Mass for a Better Future

8:00AM to 5:00PM weekdays 1/25/19 thru 2/1/19
Phone calls to State Senators and Representatives
» Facebook Event Page  

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 6, 2019 — CONCORD, NH
No Oil Drilling Off NH
HJR 2 – No Oil & Gas Drilling Off The NH Coast

HEARING

  • Attend the hearing if possible.
  • Send an email to the State/Federal Relations and Veteran Affairs Committee in support of this bill.

Free Public Event
Hosted by ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 Environmental Justice Network and 4 others

» KEY POINTS listed here, including email addresses.

1 PM – 3 PM
New Hampshire Legislative Office Building
33 N State Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 6, 2019 — ONLINE WEBINAR
climate change reports webinar 2-6-19
It’s Happening. It’s Now. Climate Reports of 2018 Webinar
In this free online webinar, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, Professor Michael Oppenheimer will discuss the following topics and answer participants’ questions.

  • What’s new in these recent reports?
  • What needs to be done to prevent the catastrophic scenarios in the reports?
  • What are our best options for action?
  • How can we summon the political and social will to take the actions necessary?

See https://lwvma.org/world-renowned-climate-scientist-to-discuss-climate-change-reports/ for more information

Free Public Event
Hosted by League of Women Voters of Massachusetts

4PM to 5PM
» Register Here
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 7, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
charliebakervisit-mof
— Tell Gov Baker: Our Children’s Health Is Not For Sale

Join with community leader Andrea Honore and the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station to tell Governor Baker that we know about his ties to the gas industry but that he has a responsibility to the children and families near the proposed compressor station and throughout Massachusetts.

For the sake of the 3,100 children living and going to school near the proposed site, we demand a real health impact assessment.

Governor Baker’s health impact assessment

  • Was not quantitative
  • Was completed in ⅓ of the time of the standard assessment and was given 1/10th of the budget
  • Has been challenged by physicians
  • Has been challenged by every elected official in the South Shore
  • Ignored the input of the residents of the area
  • Ignored the existing air pollution in the Fore River Basin

Free Public Event
Hosted by Mothers Out Front and 5 others

2 PM – 1:15 PM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 7, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 9, 2019 — MIDDLETOWN, NY
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— LOVE NY LOVE OUR CHILDREN: DON’T FRACK IT UP.  Join us in front of the CPV site along with visiting guests from 350.org to remind them that we are still here and not backing down till the CPV plant is shut down. The plant became operational in January of 2018 and since then hundreds of people have reported adverse health impacts including burning eyes, lips, throats, headaches, and respirator problems, foul odors and noises.

Hope to see you there. Please wear red and orange if you can. Join us for lunch afterwards at the Indian restaurant.

If you haven’t already please sign and share our petition for oversight hearings.

11:00 A.M.
CPV Power Plant Site
3330 Route 6
Middletown
, NY

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 13, 2019 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Green new deal office visit
— Rep. Neal Green New Deal Office Visit – We are visiting Rep. Richard Neal’s office to get him to co-sponsor the Resolution on a Green New Deal introduced by Ed Markey and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rep. Neal is the only Rep in the entire MA delegation not already co-sponsoring the resolution, so he needs to hear from his constituents! Join us as we turn up the pressure!

Free Public Event
Hosted by the Sunrise Movement

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
78 Center Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 6, 2019 — NORTH ADAMS, MA (rescheduled… details TBD)
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5:00PM to 6:30PM
UNO Community Center
157 River Street
North Adams, MA  01247
» RSVP by contacting Bret Beattie at (413) 663-7588 ext 28
or email bbeattie@nbccoalition.org

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 14, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 15, 2019 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Town Hall
—Town Hall with Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa and Sen. Jo Comerford – a chance for Pioneer Valley folks to talk with their reps about environmental concerns.

As Lindsay Sabadosa, State Representative, 1st Hampshire District and Senator Jo Comerford begin their first months as legislators for the 1st Hampshire and Hampshire, Franklin, and Worcester Districts, they have exciting new perspectives to share! Please bring your questions as we welcome our new representatives to share their thoughts on a myriad of topics.

Do you have questions for our new representatives? We’re collecting questions in advance to ensure we can cover as many topics as possible! (Don’t worry, you can also submit questions at the town hall.) Submit questions here.

Free Public Event

6 PM to 8 PM
Northampton High School
380 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01060
» Facebook Event Page

SUNDAY — FEBRUARY 17, 2019 — WILLIAMSTOWN, MA
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— Professor William Moomaw: Preventing Catastrophic Climate Change

We are excited to host Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Emeritus Professor William Moomaw who will address “The U.S. National Climate Assessment: What We Can Do To Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change.” Join us! All welcome.

William Moomaw is Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts, which he co-founded. He received his BA degree in chemistry from Williams College and PhD in physical chemistry from MIT. Following a 26-year career in chemistry and environmental studies at Williams College, where he directed the Center for Environmental Studies. He served as AAAS Science Fellow in the US Senate, where he worked on legislation that successfully addressed ozone depletion, and on legislation responding to the 1973 energy crisis. He began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute in Washington. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007.

He chairs the board of directors of two climate science and policy organizations, The Climate Group North America and Woods Hole Research Center. He also serves on the boards of directors of The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts, the Consensus Building Institute, Earthwatch Institute, and on the National Advisory Boards of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Young Voices for the Planet. He and his wife, Margot, completed a zero net energy home in Williamstown MA in 2007 that produces sufficient solar electricity to meet all of its heating, lighting and appliance requirements while exporting surplus power to the grid. They have recently added more solar panels, and replaced their plug-in Prius with a Tesla Model 3.

Free Public Event
Hosted by Greylock Together

3 PM – 4:30 PM
Williamstown Youth Center
66 School Street
Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 20, 2019 — CONWAY, MA
Solar Access Meeting 2-20-19
— Solar Access Informational Meeting

Join us to learn more about Solar Access with our CET President, John Majercak.

Solar Access is a new state-sponsored renewable energy program for middle-income homeowners in Massachusetts. The program bundles up all available incentives to provide you with both solar panels and heat pumps! To participate, a family of four would need to have an income of $91,052.00 or less.
Free Public Event
Hosted by Center for EcoTechnology

6 PM – 7 PM
Conway Town Hall
5 Academy Hill Road
Conway, MA 01341
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 21, 2019 — ONLINE
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— Healing Ourselves in a Time of Climate Disruption — Zoom video call
Refuah Shleima – Healing Ourselves in a Time of Climate Disruption is an online conversation series for those struggling with despair and seeking resiliency and a way forward into an unknown future sponsored by the Jewish Climate Action Network of Boston. RSVP information is below. Join together with others who are concerned about the future for inspiration and deep conversation. Each session will begin with a resource from Jewish tradition that suggests a pathway toward resiliency at difficult times and will be followed by a facilitated conversation. Upcoming sessions will be hosted by Rabbi Katy Allen, co-founder and President pro-tem of the Jewish Climate Action Network and spiritual leader of Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope.

Hosted by Jewish Climate Action Network

7:30PM – 8:30PM
» To get Zoom log-in information, sign-up for one or more dates by
emailing Janet at
intern.jcan@gmail.com.
» Facebook Event Page 

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 21, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 23, 2019 — AMHERST, MA
Better Buildings Workship 2-23-19 MCAN
— Better Buildings Workshop

Buildings are responsible for a huge slice of our climate pollution, but we have the solutions. Join us for the chance to learn how you can help make buildings better for everyone. This event will include a discussion with a panel of experts on how to improve building codes, a breakout session to connect with other advocates in your community, and the option to tour the Hitchcock Center — a thriving net zero building right on Hampshire College’s campus.

Whether you are an experienced codes advocate, or just curious about how to make buildings more efficient, more equitable, and safer for our communities, we hope that you will join MCAN, Mothers Out Front, and Climate Action Now for our Better Buildings Workshop.

1pm – 3pm
Hitchcock Center
845 West Street
Amherst, MA  01002
» Please RSVP here

MONDAY — FEBRUARY 25, 2019 — PITTSFIELD, MA
GND forum - Pittsfield
Forum on the Green New Deal
The Green New Deal has captivated the attention of people around the country. It puts forth a plan to decarbonize our economy and produce millions of jobs along the way. Learn more about what a Green New Deal could look like at the federal, state, and local levels.

Panelists will include:

  • Jane Wynn, Executive Director of BEAT
  • Craig Altemose, Executive Director of Better Future Project
  • Vignesh Ramachandran, Digital Organizer at 350 Massachusetts

This event is hosted by Indivisible Pittsfield. Co-sponsors include 350 Mass Berkshires, Berkshires Environmental Action Team (BEAT), Berkshire Brigades, Democratic Socialists Committee (DSC), Williamstown COOL committee, NAACP Berkshires, Greylock Together, and more!

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

» RSVP Here 
» Facebook Event Page

MONDAY — FEBRUARY 25, 2019 — PETERBOROUGH, NH
Gasland movie
— Gasland – Free Movie

COME SEE GASLAND!
Concerned about the climate and the future of our children?
Wondering what are best energy investments for a healthy planet?

This film gives the full story about natural gas, how it is extracted, impacts to land, water, and people.

Nearby, New Hampshire towns around Epping are facing a proposed pipeline project called Granite Bridge. These are our neighbors. All environmentalists know how everything is inter-connected, our air, our water, our earth…us!

There is more to know than what the people pushing pipelines say.

We need to educate ourselves because the decisions we make now for truly clean energy like solar and wind are crucial for the future.

Learn now while we can still make good choices!

Mothers Out Front sponsors GASLAND as part of our commitment toward insuring a livable planet.

7 PM – 9 PM
Peterborough Community Theatre
6 School St, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
» Q/A following the film
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 26, 2019 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
Green new deal office visit
Sunrise Boston tells Rep Neal: Time to support a Green New Deal!

We met with Rep. Neal on 2/13 and asked him to co-sponsor the Resolution on a Green New Deal. If he does not sign on by the 26th he must need to hear from some constituents to let him know we all want a GREEN NEW DEAL!! So we are going to turn out in force to his office in Springfield. This might be the biggest Sunrise Action in MA ever! Join us am make your voices heard!

4 PM – 5 PM
300 State Street
Springfield, MA 01105
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 27, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Vigil opposing opposing back bay pipeline
Vigil to Oppose Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline
National Grid, with the authorization of the Walsh administration, is constructing a new, mile long pipeline to bring fracked gas into our city to supply luxury developments such as One Dalton. While this process has been interrupted by NGrid’s lockout of its iron workers, we stand in vigil to make known our opposition to this terrible project. At a moment in history when the federal government is promoting short term corporate profit over the health of the planet, we need the city of Boston to demonstrate that a sustainable, green economy is possible. We should, and could, be shrinking our reliance on fossil fuels – not expanding gas pipeline infrastructure. Join us every Wednesday.

12 Noon
Boylston Street and Belvidere Street intersection
Boston, MA
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 27, 2019 — GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
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Climate Cafe – Climate, Brews, Solar
Join Mass Audubon and Barrington Bewery for this special program!

Free food and informal conversation on how climate change impacts beer production, and how solar energy can be a great alternative energy source. Join us for a brief tour of the solar energy usage at Barrington Brewery from co-owner Andrew Mankin, share your ideas, and learn how to take action!

Free Public Event
Hosted by Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley

6 PM – 7:30 PM
Tour Beginning at 6 PM | Discussion and food from 6:30-7:30
Barrington Brewery
420 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 28, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SATURDAY — MARCH 2, 2019 — WORCESTER, MA
Healthy Future
— Gas Leaks and Climate Forum

Worcester has over 800 methane gas leaks, some on school properties and in other sensitive locations. Join us to learn about the hazards these leaks pose to our children, environment, and health. Together we will explore what actions we can take as a community and as individuals to reduce the harm caused by aging gas infrastructure and leaks to ensure a healthier, greener future for our kids and the community at large.

After months of research and an audit of gas leaks in close range of a number of our public schools, Mothers Out Front Worcester is hosting this urgent public conversation to galvanize our community to take local action on the serious threats posed by aging gas infrastructure and climate change. These issues pose significant environmental justice concerns for people of color, low-income, and immigrant communities in the city, and our city as a whole.

SPEAKERS:

  • Bob Ackley from Gas Safety USA
  • Zeyneb Magavi of Mothers Out Front/HEET/Gas Leaks Allies
  • Regina LaRocque of Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Chantel Bethea of Women in Action (a local mother)
  • Eugenia Gibbons of Mass Energy Consumers Alliance
  • Shahbaz Soofi of WooRides
  • Ruth Seward of the Worcester Tree Initiative

Hosted by Mothers Out Front Worcester
The event is handicap accessible and offers free childcare for the duration of the forum.

3 PM – 5 PM
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Street
Worcester, MA 01604
» Facebook Event Page   

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 6, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Vigil opposing opposing back bay pipeline
Vigil to Oppose Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline
National Grid, with the authorization of the Walsh administration, is constructing a new, mile long pipeline to bring fracked gas into our city to supply luxury developments such as One Dalton. While this process has been interrupted by NGrid’s lockout of its iron workers, we stand in vigil to make known our opposition to this terrible project. At a moment in history when the federal government is promoting short term corporate profit over the health of the planet, we need the city of Boston to demonstrate that a sustainable, green economy is possible. We should, and could, be shrinking our reliance on fossil fuels – not expanding gas pipeline infrastructure. Join us every Wednesday.

12 Noon
Boylston Street and Belvidere Street intersection
Boston, MA
» Facebook Event Page   

THURSDAY — MARCH 7, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SUNDAY — MARCH 10, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
climate change and extreme weather summit
— Summit on Climate Change, Extreme Weather, & Vulnerability
In the wake of the latest National Climate Assessment and UN report on the projected serious consequences of unchecked climate change, interfaith leaders from the greater Boston area are working with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) to host an Interfaith Summit on Vulnerability and Climate Change.

The summit will focus on the role of faith communities in helping their community members prepare for future climate impacts such as floods, extreme heat, and severe storms. We will share knowledge on the types of changes we are already seeing and can expect to see in the Northeast, discuss practical ways congregations can prepare themselves and their surrounding community, and discern together how our spiritual practices can help sustain not only our efforts, but also our souls, hearts, and minds, as we engage in this most critical mission.

Free Public Event, Hosted by Communities Responding to Extreme Weather – CREW

2 PM – 6 PM
Old South Church in Boston
645 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
» To see the agenda, and to RSVP, visit climatecrew.org/summit.
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 13, 2019 — ALBANY, NY
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» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 13, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Vigil opposing opposing back bay pipeline
Vigil to Oppose Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline
National Grid, with the authorization of the Walsh administration, is constructing a new, mile long pipeline to bring fracked gas into our city to supply luxury developments such as One Dalton. While this process has been interrupted by NGrid’s lockout of its iron workers, we stand in vigil to make known our opposition to this terrible project. At a moment in history when the federal government is promoting short term corporate profit over the health of the planet, we need the city of Boston to demonstrate that a sustainable, green economy is possible. We should, and could, be shrinking our reliance on fossil fuels – not expanding gas pipeline infrastructure. Join us every Wednesday.

12 Noon
Boylston Street and Belvidere Street intersection
Boston, MA
» Facebook Event Page   

THURSDAY — MARCH 14, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

FRIDAY — MARCH 15, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Youth Climate Strike
— MA Youth Climate Strike
As part of the global movement, youth from across Massachusetts will be striking on March 15 to fight for our futures & demand that our lawmakers put an end to climate change.

We are running out of time, and we won’t be silent any longer. We, the youth of America, are striking because our present and future on this planet are at stake. And we are determined to do something about it.

#YouthStrikesUSA #ClimateStrike #YouthClimateStrike #GreenNewDeal

11 AM – 3 PM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA  02133
» Facebook Event Page   

TUESDAY — MARCH 19, 2019 — REHOBOTH, MA
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WEDNESDAY — MARCH 20, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Vigil opposing opposing back bay pipeline
Vigil to Oppose Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline
National Grid, with the authorization of the Walsh administration, is constructing a new, mile long pipeline to bring fracked gas into our city to supply luxury developments such as One Dalton. While this process has been interrupted by NGrid’s lockout of its iron workers, we stand in vigil to make known our opposition to this terrible project. At a moment in history when the federal government is promoting short term corporate profit over the health of the planet, we need the city of Boston to demonstrate that a sustainable, green economy is possible. We should, and could, be shrinking our reliance on fossil fuels – not expanding gas pipeline infrastructure. Join us every Wednesday.

12 Noon
Boylston Street and Belvidere Street intersection
Boston, MA
» Facebook Event Page   

THURSDAY — MARCH 21, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SATURDAY — MARCH 23, 2019 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
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— NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TRAINING
Nonviolent direct action training is essential to movement building. It provides a basic foundation about the tenets and history of nonviolence, nonviolent action, community building, understanding the legal process, democratic decision-making using consensus, and creating affinity groups for mutual support. We will reflect on how white privilege and the lack of it, health issues, immigration status, employment situations, and other considerations impact the risk factors when considering whether (or not) to engage in civil disobedience/risking arrest. Activities will be participatory and will include a role play.

Everyone is welcome and participants are expected to stay for the entire workshop.

9:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Churches at Island Pond
455 Island Pond Road
Springfield, MA
» All Truth School trainings are free. Registration is required. 

SUNDAY — MARCH 24, 2019 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Markey-GND
— Senator Ed Markey’s Green New Deal Town Hall – Northampton
In February, Senator Ed Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the historic Green New Deal resolution, a bold set of goals that calls for a national mobilization to transform the economy, fight climate change, and create millions of jobs. In the Senate, Ed is fighting for the climate action we need to avert a catastrophe.

Central to the Green New Deal resolution is ensuring a democratic, inclusive process for determining how we move forward as a nation. Ed invites you to join him in Northampton for a town hall discussion on the Green New Deal and more.

Hosted by Senator Edward J. Markey
Free Public Event

6:00pm – 7:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Northampton High School
380 Elm Street, Northampton
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — MARCH 26, 2019 — KEENE, NH
Button Up Workshop
— NHSaves Button Up Workshop Keene
The NHSaves Button Up Workshop is a 1.5 hour presentation about how to improve the energy efficiency of your home. It is conducted by a certified energy auditor and covers basic building science principles as well as examples of whole house weatherization measures that will button up your home for the heating and cooling seasons. It also covers details about the energy efficiency programs offered by NH utilities (for existing homes and new construction) that provide energy audits, weatherization measures such as air sealing and insulating and rebates on new technologies and products such as electric and gas appliances and high efficiency electric heating/cooling equipment.

Free Public Event – Kid Friendly
Hosted by Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative and NHSaves

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
380 Marlboro Street
Keene
, NH  03431
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 27, 2019 — LONGMEADOW, MA
Longmeadow 3_27_19 LM hearing flyer
» See official notice
» See more details about the TGP 261 project for information on comment period deadlines

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 27, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Vigil opposing opposing back bay pipeline
Vigil to Oppose Back Bay Billionaires’ Pipeline
National Grid, with the authorization of the Walsh administration, is constructing a new, mile long pipeline to bring fracked gas into our city to supply luxury developments such as One Dalton. While this process has been interrupted by NGrid’s lockout of its iron workers, we stand in vigil to make known our opposition to this terrible project. At a moment in history when the federal government is promoting short term corporate profit over the health of the planet, we need the city of Boston to demonstrate that a sustainable, green economy is possible. We should, and could, be shrinking our reliance on fossil fuels – not expanding gas pipeline infrastructure. Join us every Wednesday.

12 Noon
Boylston Street and Belvidere Street intersection
Boston, MA
» Facebook Event Page   

THURSDAY — MARCH 28, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SATURDAY — MARCH 30, 2019 — WORCESTER, MA
Healthy Future
Gas Leaks and Climate Forum
Please join Mothers Out Front Worcester and 350 Central MA for an urgent conversation on gas leaks and climate change in our city.

Worcester has over 800 methane gas leaks, some on school properties and in other sensitive locations. Join us to learn about the hazards these leaks pose to our children, environment, and health.

After months of research and an audit of gas leaks in close range of a number of our public schools, we are organizing this urgent public conversation to galvanize our community to take local action on the serious threats posed by aging gas infrastructure and climate change. These issues pose significant environmental justice concerns for people of color, low-income, and immigrant communities in the city, and for our city as a whole.

Mothers have a unique stake in this issue—the well being of our children and future generations depends on it! Mothers Out Front Worcester is harnessing the urgency of this moment and our deep care for our children to band together for meaningful change in our community.

Together with community partners, we will explore what actions we can take as a community and as individuals to reduce the harm caused by aging gas infrastructure and leaks to ensure a healthier, greener future for our kids and the community at large.

Featuring speakers from Gas Safety USA, Mass Energy Consumer Alliance, the Worcester Tree Initiative, and more.

Free Public Event – wheelchair accessible and offers free childcare.
Hosted by Mothers Out Front Worcester and 350 Central Mass

3 PM – 5 PM
Worcester Public Library
YWCA Way
Worcester, MA 01604
» Facebook Event Page

SUNDAY — MARCH 31, 2019 — MILLERS FALLS, MA
Montague Fix-It
Montague Repair
Thanks to a group of motivated humans in Montague, we’re able to leverage the Repair Public structure to organize even more repairs than ever! The inaugural Montague repair will be held at Element Brewing Company thanks to their awesome enthusiasm and support! We’re very excited to launch yet another venue for fixery!

Repair all the things!!!
Free Public Event
Hosted by Repair Public and Element Brewing Company

12 PM – 4 PM
16 Bridge Street
Millers Falls, Massachusetts 01349
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — APRIL 2, 2019 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
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HOW DIRECT ACTION CAMPAIGNS CAN BUILD TRANSFORMATIONAL MOVEMENTS

George Lakey, recently retired from Swarthmore College, started a life of activist campaigning six decades ago. His new book is How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Action Campaigning.

A lively, participatory event for this political moment. Learn the value of nonviolent direct action campaigns for winning concrete victories while laying the groundwork for larger, broad-based movements that can transform our country. Bill McKibben says, “If you want to be a soldier, you can go to West Point. If you want to be a nonviolent change-maker, George Lakey has both remarkable stories and remarkable insights.”

6:30 – 8:30 pm
First Churches
129 Main Street
Northampton MA
» All Truth School trainings are free. Registration is required.

TUESDAY — APRIL 2, 2019 — GREENFIELD, MA
whatcanidofortheclimate
— Workshop in 3 classes: “What can I do for the climate?”

Tuesdays for 3 weeks, April 2, 9 & 16 – Learn about strategies for adopting clean, renewable energy such as solar, and for wasting less heat and electricity at home. And get the buzz about electric vehicles.

1st of 3 classes: Clean, renewable solar power and solar hot water for your home. Would you like solar power and/or solar hot water for your home, but you’re not sure if you can afford them? This class will cover solar options, requirements, and incentives and loans that make these clean, renewable energy systems more affordable.

2nd of 3 classes: Get the most out of your solar and lower wasted energy in your home. Waste less energy and get the most out of your solar systems by learning about a range of energy saving strategies for your home, such as prioritizing weatherization measures, exploring efficient new systems for heating and cooling, and finding incentives for these energy upgrades.

3rd of 3 classes: Electric cars are hitting the road. Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular, with prices dropping, big incentives available, and electric driving ranges increasing. Get the buzz on what cars are available, matching an EV with your driving needs, charging an EV at home and on the road, matching solar power with EV charging use, charging with the lowest impact on climate change, avoiding range anxiety, and taking advantage of a big incentive for EVs that is not well known.

» Register here: $49 registration fee covers all three classes. Sign up while there’s space.

6:30-8:00 pm
Greenfield Community College
1 College Drive, Main Campus in the East Building, room E126
Greenfield, MA 01301

THURSDAY — APRIL 4, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SATURDAY — APRIL 6, 2019 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Berkshire Earth Expo
Berkshire Earth Expo 2019

Berkshire Earth Expo is a collaboration of many different community members in the Berkshires, including students, teachers, parents, businesses, non-profits, the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, and Living the Change Berkshires.

This year at the Berkshire Earth Expo, attendants will participate in the Cooler Communities Berkshires Challenge! This challenge serves as a tool to help our communities save money and energy, all by reducing our carbon footprint.

One person can make a difference, and a whole community can make a transformative impact. Visit the expo for a wealth of information and resources to help you shrink your carbon footprint and to collaborate with others.

Free Public Event
Hosted by Berkshire Earth Expo and Living the Change Berkshires

11 AM – 4 PM
Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
16 Melville Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
» Facebook Event Page

SATURDAY — APRIL 6, 2019 — WEYMOUTH, MA
Weymouth Compressor Site
Take Action: Canvass with FRRACS
The Fore River Basin is home to 8 different industrial facilities. These facilities release many pollutants that are damaging to our health and environment. That is one of the many reasons why we do not support the construction of yet another toxic facility. We believe that these facilities are harming people who live in the area. Our concern about existing health conditions in the Basin has led us to pursue a new project: Telling the Stories. This project is aimed at documenting the health issues that people are living with in the Fore River Basin. We will collect (voluntary) information and stories from folks in community and will create a short documentary film to share these stories. You may remember us talking about this project last spring- we had to put it on hold but are ready to relaunch this important effort.

In order to spread the word about this project, we will be holding two canvassing events in April. These canvasses will be simple “lit drops”, meaning that we will just drop off flyers at peoples’s homes (note that flyers CANNOT be left in mailboxes). We hope that you can help distribute flyers for an hour or two!

10am-12pm
Meet us at the proposed compressor station site to receive flyers and canvassing maps
55 Bridge Street
Weymouth, MA 02191
» Sign up for a canvassing slot!

SATURDAY — APRIL 6, 2019 — SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
Saratoga Sustainability Fair
Saratoga Sustainability Fair
Bringing exhibitors, presenters, and the community together to advocate for and improve awareness about sustainability activities and opportunities.

Aaron Mair – environmentalist, scientist, and 57th National President of the Sierra Club – will be our keynote speaker. He will discuss “Democracy, Intersectionality and Building a Strong Climate Movement.” Exhibitor booths and workshop presentation will include information on green/renewable energy options, composting, environmental justice issues, climate change, urban forest renewal, and more. The fair will also include tours of Skidmore’s sustainability initiatives, and an EV car show.

The mission of the sustainability fair is to support the three interconnected pillars of sustainability— environmental responsibility, social equity, economic development—by connecting people to community resources and organizations that contribute to making our community a more sustainable place to live for current and future generations.

NOTE: Help us make this event as zero waste as possible. Please bring your own reusable travel mug/water bottle.

Hosted by Sustainable Saratoga and Skidmore College
This event is free, kid-friendly, and open to everyone.

10 AM – 4 PM
Skidmore College
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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» Sustainable Saratoga Event Page   

SUNDAY — APRIL 7, 2019 — WEYMOUTH, MA
Weymouth Compressor Site
Take Action: Canvass with FRRACS
The Fore River Basin is home to 8 different industrial facilities. These facilities release many pollutants that are damaging to our health and environment. That is one of the many reasons why we do not support the construction of yet another toxic facility. We believe that these facilities are harming people who live in the area. Our concern about existing health conditions in the Basin has led us to pursue a new project: Telling the Stories. This project is aimed at documenting the health issues that people are living with in the Fore River Basin. We will collect (voluntary) information and stories from folks in community and will create a short documentary film to share these stories. You may remember us talking about this project last spring- we had to put it on hold but are ready to relaunch this important effort.

In order to spread the word about this project, we will be holding two canvassing events in April. These canvasses will be simple “lit drops”, meaning that we will just drop off flyers at peoples’s homes (note that flyers CANNOT be left in mailboxes). We hope that you can help distribute flyers for an hour or two!

12pm-2pm
Meet us at the proposed compressor station site to receive flyers and canvassing maps
55 Bridge Street
Weymouth, MA 02191
» Sign up for a canvassing slot!  

TUESDAY — APRIL 9, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Our Climate Youth Lobby Day
Our Climate Youth Lobby Day – Massachusetts

Whether by attending in person, setting up an in-district meeting, or helping to mobilize youth in other strategic districts, it would be fantastic to have MA youth attend our event. They can follow announcements via our FB event page and can sign up to attend themselves using this RSVP form. Older volunteers also most welcome to help!

Young people will unite at state capitols across the country to call for equitable, science-based climate policy. It’s time to make our voices heard and make 2019 the year of bold climate action. This page is where Massachusetts student leaders will coordinate and plan how to throng the statehouse and district offices. We are especially proud to advocate for Jennifer Benson’s carbon pricing bill HD.2370, which will stop pollution and invest in impacted communities. Join us and invite your friends!

If you’re from another state but want to participate look for the Lobby Day nearest you or plan your own, please email our Deputy Director at cassidy@ourclimate.us.

For any questions related to the Massachusetts event, please email eben@ourclimate.us.

Free public event – hosted by Our Climate

9 AM – 5 PM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
» Facebook Event Page 
» Check Facebook page for events at district offices outside Boston.

TUESDAY — APRIL 9, 2019 — GREENFIELD, MA
whatcanidofortheclimate
— Workshop in 3 classes: “What can I do for the climate?”

Tuesdays for 3 weeks, April 2, 9 & 16 – Learn about strategies for adopting clean, renewable energy such as solar, and for wasting less heat and electricity at home. And get the buzz about electric vehicles.

2nd of 3 classes: Get the most out of your solar and lower wasted energy in your home. Waste less energy and get the most out of your solar systems by learning about a range of energy saving strategies for your home, such as prioritizing weatherization measures, exploring efficient new systems for heating and cooling, and finding incentives for these energy upgrades.

3rd of 3 classes: Electric cars are hitting the road. Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular, with prices dropping, big incentives available, and electric driving ranges increasing. Get the buzz on what cars are available, matching an EV with your driving needs, charging an EV at home and on the road, matching solar power with EV charging use, charging with the lowest impact on climate change, avoiding range anxiety, and taking advantage of a big incentive for EVs that is not well known.

» Register here: $49 registration fee covers all three classes. Sign up while there’s space.

6:30-8:00 pm
Greenfield Community College
1 College Drive, Main Campus in the East Building, room E126
Greenfield, MA 01301

THURSDAY — APRIL 11, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Fair Share Bill Hearing
Bill Hearing for Fair Share Amendment
If we’re going to win a legislative Fair Share Amendment, with a dedication to transportation and public education, we’re going to need to pack this bill hearing!

As we have in times past when we won two minimum wage hikes, earned sick time, and the most comprehensive paid family and medical leave plan in the country, we need to come together and show our collective strength. By showing up in numbers, we will send a direct message to our legislators that we still need and will still fight for the Fair Share Amendment!

Join us, invite fellow advocates, and let’s rock this hearing!
Free Public Event
Hosted by Raise Up Massachusetts

10:30 AM – 1 PM
Gardner Auditorium, State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02111
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THURSDAY — APRIL 11, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

FRIDAY — APRIL 12, 2019 — SLINGERLANDS, NY
Roux Restaurant
Solar Energy Special at Roux Restaurant
Special guests Assemblywoman Pat Fahy and Bethlehem Town Supervisor David Van LuVen, complimentary fine food and drink. Learn how you can get solar energy without any investment required or long-term contracts and a guaranteed 10% discount on your electric rates. At this event you can sign up to get solar from local solar farms–whether you own a home or rent an apartment, whether you live in a sunny or shady spot. There’s no gimmicks, just a great opportunity to fight global warming.

Free public event

5:30 to 7:30 p.m
Roux Restaurant
10-01 Vista Blvd
Slingerlands, NY 12159

SATURDAY — APRIL 13, 2019 — DELMAR, NY
Spring Recycle Fest
Spring Recycle Fest! Organized by The Bethlehem Central School District Green Team, the Delmar Farmer’s Market, and the Town of Bethlehem.

  • Used, clothes, shoes, backpacks, and other textile and book recycling is free.
  • Free shredding is limited to Town residents and BCSD taxpayers only.
  • Electronics, appliances and scrap metals recycling is $5/car, $15 for each TV or computer monitor.
  • Backyard Compost Unit Truckload Sale. Get 50% off the composter. And check out the rain barrels and garden accessories with FREE shipping! Open to all. Pre-order online by April 1, and pick it up at our Spring Recycling Festival, April 13. You must pre-order.

Free Public Event

10AM to 1PM
Elm Avenue Park
Delmar, NY 12054
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» Facebook Event Page

SUNDAY — APRIL 14, 2019 — HUDSON, NY
Basilica Green Energy Fair
Basilica Green Energy Fair In partnership with SunCommon, CYCLEffect Regenerative Ventures and Jon Bowermaster.

With a particular focus on exploring both community solar and bioenergy – the generation of energy from food waste and similar organic materials – as vital examples of the move away from the archaic, destructive energy models which have left us in climate chaos, the Green Energy Fair will give attendees the tools to protect our future and to together serve, inspire and care for the region we live in.

Free Public Event

12PM to 5PM
Basilica Building
110 S Front Street
Hudson, NY 12534
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — APRIL 16, 2019 — HOUSATONIC, MA
Climate Change and Consciousness
Reading: Climate Change & Consciousness
YOU ARE INVITED to submit a short piece of writing in any genre responding to the theme, for presentation on April 16.

Here are some questions to get you thinking:

➢    How is climate change not just a scientific issue, but also a spiritual and ethical one?

➢    How does the disruption of the climate mirror and reflect disruptions in our social systems?

➢    What kinds of consciousness are needed to bring our social and physical climate back into balance?

➢    How is consciousness related to action and activism around climate change?

➢    How can we imagine and co-create a better world for future generations?

Guidelines:

Deadline:  April 1, 2019
Length:  5-minute presentation maximum (750 words)
Format:  Poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction.
Attachments:  Please include a short bio (100 words max) and a head shot of yourself.

Email submissions to: Jennifer@Jenniferbrowdy.com

Readings selected for participation in the April 16 event will also be eligible for publication in a Spring 2019 special edition of the online magazine Fired Up! Creative Expression for Challenging Times, edited by Jennifer Browdy and Jana Laiz.

7 PM – 9 PM
Deb Koffman’s Art Space
137 Front Street
Housatonic, Massachusetts 01236
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — APRIL 16, 2019 — GREENFIELD, MA
whatcanidofortheclimate
— Workshop in 3 classes: “What can I do for the climate?”

Tuesdays for 3 weeks, April 2, 9 & 16 – Learn about strategies for adopting clean, renewable energy such as solar, and for wasting less heat and electricity at home. And get the buzz about electric vehicles.

3rd of 3 classes: Electric cars are hitting the road. Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular, with prices dropping, big incentives available, and electric driving ranges increasing. Get the buzz on what cars are available, matching an EV with your driving needs, charging an EV at home and on the road, matching solar power with EV charging use, charging with the lowest impact on climate change, avoiding range anxiety, and taking advantage of a big incentive for EVs that is not well known.

» Register here: $49 registration fee covers all three classes. Sign up while there’s space.

6:30-8:00 pm
Greenfield Community College
1 College Drive, Main Campus in the East Building, room E126
Greenfield, MA 01301

THURSDAY — APRIL 18, 2019 — NYC
Stop the Williams Pipeline
— Stop the Williams Pipeline! March & Rally
Please join us on April 18 for a rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge to urge Cuomo to #walkthetalk by rejecting this dangerous proposal.

The clock is ticking for Cuomo to block this fracked gas project, which would run through New York Harbor.

If Governor Cuomo truly wants to fight climate change and create a Green New Deal for New York, he must reject all fossil fuel infrastructure. That starts with stopping the Williams Pipeline by Earth Day (April 22nd).

Help send a message to Governor Cuomo: Stop the Williams Pipeline.
Free public event.

» Please RSVP for the march here, using our Action Network page so we can make sure you get the latest news.

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
City Hall
City Hall Park
New York, NY 10007

» We’ll be assembling at 5:30 pm at City Hall, rallying at 6:00 pm, and marching at 6:30 pm.
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — APRIL 18, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SATURDAY — APRIL 20, 2019 — JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
GND Town Hall JP
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley: Green New Deal Town Hall
Join us for a historic discussion between Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and activist and organizer, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond about the Green New Deal.

The ecological and economic justice challenges of our time require all of us to work for an equitable, healthy and livable planet for all. Responding to our environmental crisis must be done in a way that bridges Boston’s racial divide. A just and sustainable transition must follow the leadership of women of color who have helped move forward many critical issues in our current political environment. Women of color leading the way!

We will discuss the challenges of working for a just transition that includes how we build an equitable economy that lifts people out of poverty and also lives within the ecological boundaries of the earth.

Sponsors: Climate Justice Alliance, 350 Mass, 350 Mass Boston, Boston Clean Energy Coalition, Boston Extinction Rebellion, Boston Food Forest, BostonCAN, Clean Water Action, Climate Disobedience Center, Climate Justice Alliance, Corporate Accountability, Elders Climate Action, Elders Climate Action Massachusetts, Environmental League, Grassroots International, Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station, Friends of Jamaica Pond, Olmsted 2022, A.R.T. Institute, Mass Care, Mass Power Forward, Mother’s Out Front, JP Mothers Out Front Brookline, Our Climate, Resist the Pipeline, Social Justice Action Committee of the First Church, Toxics Action Center

Hosted by The Jamaica Plain Forum and First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist

3 PM – 5 PM
First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
» Free Public Event (but ticket required to reserve your space – click here)
» Facebook Event Page

MONDAY — APRIL 22, 2019 — AMHERST, MA
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The Green New Deal: An Evening with Rhiana Gunn-Wright

On Earth Day, join the Amherst College Democrats and Amherst College Office of Environmental Sustainability to hear from New Consensus Policy Director Rhiana Gunn-Wright! Gunn-Wright has been called “the architect of the Green New Deal” and will be speaking about the process of creating what many say is the boldest and most progressive piece of climate legislation in American history. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Speaker: Rhiana Gunn-Wright was previously the Policy Director for Abdul El-Sayed’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign. A 2013 Rhodes Scholar, Ms. Gunn-Wright has also worked as the policy analyst for the Detroit Health Department, the Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow of Women and Public Policy at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), and as a policy intern in for former First Lady Michelle Obama. Ms. Gunn-Wright graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 2011 with majors in African American Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Free Public Event
Hosted by Amherst College Democrats and Amherst College Office of Environmental

7:30 PM – 9 PM
Johnson Chapel
Amherst College
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — APRIL 23, 2019 — LYNN, MA
GND Lynn with Markey
Senator Ed Markey’s Green New Deal Town Hall – Lynn

In the U.S. Senate, Ed Markey is fighting for the priorities and values that make Massachusetts the greatest state in the nation.

Ed invites you to join him in Lynn for a town hall discussion on the Green New Deal, transportation, health care, and more.

Free Public Event
Hosted by Senator Edward J. Markey

6:30 PM – 8 PM
The New Thurgood Marshall Middle School
100 Brookline Street
Lynn, MA 01902
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — APRIL 23, 2019 — WEBINAR
TCI webinar
Driving Down Emissions: Massachusetts and the Regional Transportation and Climate Initiative

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts’ Environmental Action and Advocacy Committee is sponsoring this timely and important webinar

4-5 p.m. EDT.
» Click here to register.
» To view and download the flyer, click here.

THURSDAY — APRIL 25, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SATURDAY — APRIL 27, 2019 — WORCESTER, MA
MCAN enviro action
— Join Toxics Action Center and Massachusetts Climate Action Network for our 32nd annual Local Environmental Action!

The Local Environmental Action conference brings together hundreds of community leaders, environmental justice advocates and activists from across the region to build organizing skills, discuss new ideas, and be inspired for the work ahead.

9AM to 5PM
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
» Purchase Tickets and Register Today    
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SATURDAY — APRIL 27, 2019 — AMHERST, MA
Amherst Sustainability Fest
Amherst Sustainability Festival and March for Science
Join us for a day of family fun, education and entertainment. The Sustainability Festival is in its tenth year and is bigger and better than ever! There is literally something for everyone with over 100 vendors of renewable energy, energy efficiency product suppliers, advocacy groups as well as sustainable crafts and artisans!

SCHEDULE OF STAGE PERFORMERS:
10 AM – Luke DeRoy
11 AM – Caylin Lee
Noon – Emma June
1 PM – The Frost Heaves and Hales
2 PM – Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate
3 PM – Piti Theatre Company

CENTRAL DEMONSTRATION AREA: (CHECK THE ON SITE SANDWICH BOARDS AT THE FESTIVAL FOR TIMES)

  • Bagshare Making – Sue Morrello
  • Bee Pollinator Habitats – John Root
  • Composting Workshop with City Compost
  • Cycling as All-Season Transportation – Laughing Dog Bicycle
  • Chakra Energy Healing for Centering and Relaxation  – Saralee Hofrichter

Questions? Contact Stephanie Ciccarello at ciccarellos@amherstma.gov

March for Science to Sustainability Fest
*Please also join us for the 2019 March for Science beginning before the festival. The march will start with a gathering at Kendrick Park (across from Porta Restaurant) at 9am and then at 10am we will make our way to the Sustainability Festival. More Info Here

Hosted by Town of Amherst, MA
9 AM – 10AM March for Science from Kendrick Park
10 AM – 4 PM
Festival
Amherst Common
1 S Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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SATURDAY — APRIL 27, 2019 — FALL RIVER, MA
Explosive Fun
Join Us for Explosive Fun! We’re having a dance party to watch the implosion of the cooling towers at the Brayton Point Power Station!

Bring your own breakfast and picnic blanket to watch the show. This event is family friendly. Kennedy Park has restrooms and a fabulous playground.

The demolition is scheduled to take place at 8:00 AM. Come early to get a parking spot because this watch spot will be popular. There will be rolling roadblocks beginning at approximately 7:45 on both directions of Interstate 195 and Route 24 that will last approximately 30 minutes.

The implosion of the towers will only take eight seconds, so don’t blink! Two long sirens will blast to indicate that the demolitions will take place in two minutes and then a series of short siren blasts will be sounded to signify there is one minute before the demolitions. There will be an all-clear signal five minutes after the blast.

This is a good example of why we need to fight new fossil fuel infrastructure! WE DON”T NEED IT!

Free Public Event
Hosted by Kendra Anderson

7:30 AM – 10 AM
Kennedy Park, Fall River, Mass
S Main Street
Fall River, Massachusetts

» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — APRIL 30, 2019 — PITTSFIELD, MA
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THURSDAY — MAY 2, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

FRIDAY — MAY 3, 2019 — BOSTON (and each county), MA
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Barnstable: Dowses Beach (7-8 am)
Berkshire: Great Barrington Town Hall
Dukes: Tisbury Town Hall
Essex: Lynn City Hall
Franklin: Greenfield Town Hall
Hampden: Springfield District Court
Hampshire: Northampton City Hall
Middlesex: Melrose City Hall
Norfolk: Quincy City Hall
Plymouth: Plymouth Town Hall
Worcester: Worcester City Hall
Boston: MA state house! All Day!
» Updates on Facebook Event Page

FRIDAY — MAY 3, 2019 — HARTFORD, CT
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Youth Climate School Strike and Lobbying Day

The US Youth Climate Strike (USYCS) is a youth-founded and youth-led movement that wishes to bring climate school strikes to the US. The USYCS follows in the footsteps of Fridays for Future, a movement started by Greta Thunberg over the failings of world leaders to address climate change. Under the umbrella of the USYCS, students in all 50 states will be striking on May 3rd, 2019.

Free Public Event

10AM to 1PM
Connecticut State Capitol
210 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
» Much more info here.

SATURDAY — MAY 4, 2019 — AMHERST, MA
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SATURDAY — MAY 4, 2019 — SAUGERTIES, NY
Climate Smart Saugerties
Saugerties GoSmartGoGreen Fair

A Showcase of Practical Ideas for Making Saugerties Greener. Addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a critical issue of our time.

The fair will feature hands-on electric car demonstrations, information on energy audits for home and business owners, solar-energy options, new recycling rules, plastic-free options, energy-efficient products, food scraps composting, and how Saugerties is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Free admission, children’s games, refreshments, raffle prize. First 50 to sign in will get a free Climate Smart cloth shopping bag! The fair is co-sponsored by Climate Smart Saugerties and the Chamber of Commerce.

Noon – 4PM
Greco Senior Center
207 Market Street
Saugerties, NY  12477
» Facebook Event Page
» Climate Smart Saugerties

MONDAY — MAY 6, 2019 — WORCESTER, MA
WorcesterGND Green New Deal Town Hall. Join us at this Town Hall to hear leaders in our community share about how the Green New Deal is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime to invest in the American people, and what that looks like for us.

6:45 PM – 8:15 PM

YWCA Central Massachusetts
1 Salem Sq, Worcester, MA

» Facebook Event Page


MONDAY THRU THURSDAY — MAY 6-9, 2019 — WASHINGTON, DC
Stop Pipelines DC Art
Stop the Pipelines art installation, lobby days, and action in DC!
The VOICES (Victory Over In-frack-structure, Clean Energy inStead) coalition is planning an art installation, lobby days and action in Washington DC May 6-9, 2019. The centerpiece of our event will be a living sculpture on the National Mall, right on Congress’ doorstep that will illustrate and enumerate the harms done to our communities by pipelines and related fossil fuel infrastructure. We’ll use the sculpture as a jumping off point and conversation starter to meet with key members of Congress and ask them to hold hearings and open an investigation into FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) and their many assaults on our rights and the rights of nature.

Hosted by Stop the Pipelines and 3 others

Free public event

10AM May 6 thru 5PM May 9
National Mall Washington DC
Washington, D.C. 20817
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WEDNESDAY — MAY 8, 2019 — FITZWILLIAM, NH
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Burned: Are Trees The New Coal?: Free Film Screening & Panel Discussion
FREE FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION on this 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.

EVENT SPONSORS: ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 Environmental Justice Network in coordination with Fitzwilliam residents Kevin Woolley and Stephanie Scherr.

Free Public Event

6 PM – 8 PM
Fitzwilliam Town Library
11 Templeton Tpke
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire 03447
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — MAY 9, 2019 — CARLISLE, MA
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THURSDAY — MAY 9, 2019 — HOLYOKE, MA
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— CIVICS 101: YOUR GOVERNMENT, YOUR LEADERS, YOUR LAWS. This class will use our state government as a vehicle for understanding how government works. How do laws get made through the legislature and the ballot? How do we inform and influence our Massachusetts legislators? How do these principles apply to our national advocacy as well? Feel empowered to hold your elected officials accountable to you and your values at every step and every level.

6:30 – 8:00 pm
Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
100 Bigelow Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
» All Truth School trainings are free. Registration is required. 

THURSDAY — MAY 9, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

MONDAY — MAY 13, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
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— DOER Hearing on  Biomass Rule Changing. Many of us in the clean energy advocacy community are concerned that the proposed changes to these Massachusetts regulations amount to loosening of the definitions for qualifying biomass, and other weakening of restrictions, that will be environmentally detrimental.

Please come to one of the Public Hearings to say your piece – public testimony is powerful (and you get to meet your comrades in the fight!). Don’t forget: bring a written copy of your spoken testimony to leave with policymakers!

Written comments on the RPS Regulations will be accepted until 5 PM on June 7, 2019. Please submit written comments on the RPS Class I and RPS Class II regulations to John Wassam electronically to DOER.RPS@mass.gov or via mail to the Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.

» More info here from PFPI
1:00 – 4:00 PM
100 Cambridge Street

2nd Floor Conference Room
Boston, MA 02114

WEDNESDAY — MAY 15, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
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DEP AIR QUALITY HEARING, Re: Weymouth Compressor Station Air Quality Permit. Starts Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – likely to continue through the 17th.
Starts 9:00 am on Wednesday
Downtown Crossing
1 Winter Street (go in The Corner food court door, & up the escalators)
Boston, MA

THURSDAY — MAY 16, 2019 — AMHERST, MA
::: NOTICE!! LOCATION CHANGE :::
Integrated Science Building, Room 221
UMASS Amherst
661 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
full sheet

— DOER Hearing on  Biomass Rule Changing. Many of us in the clean energy advocacy community are concerned that the proposed changes to these Massachusetts regulations amount to loosening of the definitions for qualifying biomass, and other weakening of restrictions, that will be environmentally detrimental.

Please come to one of the Public Hearings to say your piece – public testimony is powerful (and you get to meet your comrades in the fight!). Don’t forget: bring a written copy of your spoken testimony to leave with policymakers!

Written comments on the RPS Regulations will be accepted until 5 PM on June 7, 2019. Please submit written comments on the RPS Class I and RPS Class II regulations to John Wassam electronically to DOER.RPS@mass.gov or via mail to the Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.

» More info here from PFPI
1:00 – 3:00 PM
UMass Amherst
Olver Design Building, Room 162
551 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA

THURSDAY — MAY 16, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

FRIDAY — MAY 17, 2019 — GARDNER, MA

full sheet

— DOER Hearing on  Biomass Rule Changing. Many of us in the clean energy advocacy community are concerned that the proposed changes to these Massachusetts regulations amount to loosening of the definitions for qualifying biomass, and other weakening of restrictions, that will be environmentally detrimental.

Please come to one of the Public Hearings to say your piece – public testimony is powerful (and you get to meet your comrades in the fight!). Don’t forget: bring a written copy of your spoken testimony to leave with policymakers!

Written comments on the RPS Regulations will be accepted until 5 PM on June 7, 2019. Please submit written comments on the RPS Class I and RPS Class II regulations to John Wassam electronically to DOER.RPS@mass.gov or via mail to the Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.

» More info here from PFPI

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Mt. Wachusett Community College
Arthur F. Haley Academic Building, Multi-Purpose Room #115
444 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440

SATURDAY — MAY 18, 2019 — PITTSFIELD, MA
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Join BEAT for the Pittsfield BagShare Challenge! The Pittsfield 15,000 Bag Challenge is on, and BEAT / No Fracked Gas in Mass is taking the pledge! Please come join us at the Tyler Street Lab, 730 Tyler Street, Pittsfield on Saturday, May 18 at 1:00. If you’ve never made BagShare Bags before – never fear! It’s an easy, fun, no-sew method of turning feed, seed and malt bags from waste into wonderful, sturdy totes for shopping or whatever you need to haul.

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Tyler Street Lab
730 Tyler Street
Pittsfield, MA
Please RSVP via Facebook Event or to rose@thebeatnews.org if plan to come to help us prepare (though last minute joiners are also welcome without notice!)

SATURDAY — MAY 18, 2019 — DELMAR, NY
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— Dandelion Geothermal Energy Housewarming Party
Are you interested in learning more about geothermal cooling and heating? Join Dandelion Geothermal customers Becky Meier, Bob Connors, and Carol Butt as they show off an installed Dandelion geothermal energy system and share their reasons for going geothermal.

Enjoy complimentary beverages and light snacks while taking a short tour of the system and connecting with local Dandelion customers and employees. This “rain or shine” public event is free, and parking is easy!To RSVP, email beckyjmeier@gmail.com or call Becky at 518-929-4664.

  • Dandelion’s mission is to enable the widespread adoption of geothermal heating and cooling as an affordable, safe alternative to gas, oil, propane or electric heating. Dandelion began at Google parent company Alphabet’s X lab before launching as an independent company.
  • The Dandelion Energy home geothermal system is an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system made more efficient by safe, geothermal heat.
    The Dandelion Energy home geothermal system replaces your home’s existing air conditioning and heating equipment with a powerful heat pump and safe, underground pipes that move heat between the earth and your home.

1-5 pm
40 Marlboro Road
Delmar, NY 12054
» Facebook Event Page 
» Visit Dandelionenergy.com to learn more!

SATURDAY — MAY 18, 2019 — COXSACKIE, NY
Coxsacke Earth Day Celebration
2019 Coxsackie Earth Day Celebration

Our annual event includes Live Music, Local Farmers, Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Plant Sale, Solar Representatives, Tours of our Waste Water Treatment Facility and much more.

10AM to 3PM
Coxsackie Riverside Park
Coxsackie, NY
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — MAY 21, 2019 — PITTSFIELD, MA
EEP green drinks
EE Pittsfield : Pittsfield Green Drinks
At our May meeting we’ll welcome Rose Wessel from No Fracked Gas in Mass to talk about the EE Pittsfield program. We start gathering at 5:15pm and our guest speaks at 6pm for about 30 minutes. Find us in the back room.

EE Pittsfield is a new initiative from BEAT and No Fracked Gas in Mass. Join us to learn about making your home cozier, cheaper, and better for the planet.

Free Public Event
Hosted by Berkshire Environmental Action Team and Mass Sierra Club

5:15PM – 7PM
J Allen’s Clubhouse Grille
41 North Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
» Facebook Events Page

WEDNESDAY — MAY 22, 2019 — QUINCY, MA
FRB Health Impacts
— Community Meeting to Discuss and Document Health Impacts in the Fore River Basin

FRRACS is seeking health-related stories for a documentary film project as part of the fight against the Weymouth compressor station.

Are you a long-time resident of the Fore River Basin?

Have you or your family experienced health-related issues potentially as a result of exposure to pollution in the community?

Do you feel comfortable sharing your story?

Attend one of our community meetings to learn more about the project, and to share your story.

There will be a short presentation about the toxicity of the Fore River Basin, as well as an overview of our project, followed by some Q&A, and opportunity to share your stories. Each meeting will be the same, so you only need to attend one.

Project details: The Fore River Basin is home to 8 different industrial facilities. These facilities release many pollutants that are damaging to our health and environment. That is one of the many reasons why we do not support the construction of yet another toxic facility. We believe that these facilities are harming people who live in the area. Our concern about existing health conditions in the Basin has led us to pursue a new project: Telling the Stories. This project is aimed at documenting the health issues that people are living with in the Fore River Basin. We will collect (voluntary) information and stories from folks in the community and will create a short documentary film to share these stories.

6:30 – 8:30PM
Germantown Community Center
366 Palmer Street
Quincy, MA
» MORE INFO: NoCompressor.com
» Facebook Event Page  

WEDNESDAY — MAY 22, 2019 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
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Forest Park Civic Association Meeting, Re: Pipeline Project. Come join the Forest Park Civic Association, Victor Davila, and Arise for Social Justice to discuss the Columbia Gas Pipeline Project which has great potential to impact Springfield residents. Let’s work together to get educated and protect our community!!

CONTACT KATY AT ARISE 413-734-4948
Arisespringfield.org

7 PM – 8:30 PM
361 Sumner Ave
Springfield MA

THURSDAY — MAY 23, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

WEDNESDAY — MAY 29, 2019 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
— DOER Hearing on  Biomass Rule Changing. (Rescheduled to 6/5 – see below)
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Includes change of location – still in Springfield.

THURSDAY — MAY 30, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

WEDNESDAY — JUNE 5, 2019 — SPRINGFIELD, MA (Rescheduled from 5/29)
*See bottom of this post for new location of Springfield MassDOER Hearing!

full sheet

— DOER Hearing on  Biomass Rule Changing. Many of us in the clean energy advocacy community are concerned that the proposed changes to these Massachusetts regulations amount to loosening of the definitions for qualifying biomass, and other weakening of restrictions, that will be environmentally detrimental.

Please come to one of the Public Hearings to say your piece – public testimony is powerful (and you get to meet your comrades in the fight!). Don’t forget: bring a written copy of your spoken testimony to leave with policymakers!

Written comments on the RPS Regulations will be accepted until 5 PM on June 7, 2019. Please submit written comments on the RPS Class I and RPS Class II regulations to John Wassam electronically to DOER.RPS@mass.gov or via mail to the Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.

» More info here from PFPI

6:30 – 8:30 PM
*Note location change from poster (venue changed when rescheduled!)
John J. Duggan Academy Auditorium
1015 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01109
» See related actions below…

WEDNESDAY — JUNE 5, 2019 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
SPFLD DOER Mtg - ARISE Actions
— Arise for Social Justice has actions planned around this DOER hearing:

Info on biomass: http://www.pfpi.net/ma-bioenergy-backgrounder

We ask that you are mindful in centering the voices of our EJ community and Springfield residents. To help with this effort we have drafted the following:

Day of Hearing Schedule
4:30PM-5:30PM: Sign making at Arise
5:45PM-6:15PM Action outside the building
6:15PM-6:30PM City Council Press Conference
6:30PM Enter the hearing room and sign up to speak

Parking
Parking is available on the streets surrounding the building as well as at the school and across the street

Action Details
Arrive at 5:45PM outside the school and meet on the sidewalk.
We will hand out dust masks and have a large banner that says “welcome to Springfield, the Asthma capital of the United States”
Don’t Pay Polluters, We Breathe What They Burn.

5:45 PM – 8:30 PM (See details above)
John J Duggan Academy
1015 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, Massachusetts 01109
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — JUNE 6, 2019 — QUINCY, MA
FRB Health Impacts
— Community Meeting to Discuss and Document Health Impacts in the Fore River Basin

FRRACS is seeking health-related stories for a documentary film project as part of the fight against the Weymouth compressor station.

Are you a long-time resident of the Fore River Basin?

Have you or your family experienced health-related issues potentially as a result of exposure to pollution in the community?

Do you feel comfortable sharing your story?

Attend one of our community meetings to learn more about the project, and to share your story.

There will be a short presentation about the toxicity of the Fore River Basin, as well as an overview of our project, followed by some Q&A, and opportunity to share your stories. Each meeting will be the same, so you only need to attend one.

Project details: The Fore River Basin is home to 8 different industrial facilities. These facilities release many pollutants that are damaging to our health and environment. That is one of the many reasons why we do not support the construction of yet another toxic facility. We believe that these facilities are harming people who live in the area. Our concern about existing health conditions in the Basin has led us to pursue a new project: Telling the Stories. This project is aimed at documenting the health issues that people are living with in the Fore River Basin. We will collect (voluntary) information and stories from folks in the community and will create a short documentary film to share these stories.

7:00 – 9:00PM
Fore River Clubhouse
16 Nevada Road
Quincy, MA
» MORE INFO: NoCompressor.com
» Facebook Event Page  

THURSDAY — JUNE 6, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

MONDAY — JUNE 10, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Air Qual Hearing - Weymouth
— Air Quality Plan Approval Appeal Hearing – Part 2: DEP Data Dump

Last month we had a three day hearing to address our appeal of Enbridge’s air quality plan approval. The hearing was scheduled to conclude on the third day, but has since been extended due to the DEP’s recent data dump. The hearing will take place at the MassDEP office in Boston (1 Winter Street) starting at 9am on Monday, June 10. It is scheduled to go until 5pm. The hearing will no longer rollover into Tuesday. This portion of the hearing will be focused solely on the 750+ page report of new/updated data that DEP released.

FRRACS will be holding a press conference outside of MassDEP on Monday morning at 8:30am. All are welcome and encouraged to attend both the press conference and the hearing. We do ask that folks treat this process like any other court procedure. Please leave signs at home. Folks are encouraged to dress business casual if they can. FRRACS will live-stream and record the full proceedings, so you can check our Facebook page the day of for updates.

9AM-5PM (8:30AM Press Conference)
MassDEP Office
1 Winter Street
Boston, MA  02108
» Facebook Event Page

TUESDAY — JUNE 11, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Extinction Rebellion Rally
Stop the Pipeline to Extinction

The science is clear: we cannot build any more fossil fuel infrastructure, and we must rapidly de-carbonize our energy systems and economy. If we do not phase out fossil fuels within the next decade, we will lock in devastating levels of warming that threaten humanity itself, along with most living creatures on the planet.

Join us on Tuesday, June 11 as we rally for a world free from “natural” (methane) gas & all fossil fuels.

Free Public Event
Hosted by Extinction Rebellion MA1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Dartmouth Street
Across from Backbay T Stop
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — JUNE 12, 2019 — WEYMOUTH, MA
Stand Out - Weymouth
Stand out – spread the word about the Weymouth Compressor Station!

Occupy Hingham, a long-time supporter of FRRACS, hosts a weekly standout to help spread the word about the compressor station. They hold signs every Wednesday afternoon in North Weymouth. Feel free to join them! Signs are provided.

Wednesdays, 4-5 pm
Meet at the foot of the Fore River Bridge on the Weymouth side
55 Bridge Street
Weymouth, MA, 02191 (map)
» Event Info Here

WEDNESDAY — JUNE 12, 2019 — EAST GREENBUSH, NY
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Albany Loop/ E37 Fracked Gas Pipeline Proposal Public Forum

National Grid has just publicly proposed to build a new fracked gas pipeline called “E37 Reliability and Resiliency Pipeline”. It would traverse Bethlehem, East and North Greenbush, NY.

They have not documented this need nor have they analyzed non-pipeline alternatives to meet our twenty-first century energy needs. They are blindly following an old path to planetary ruin by using last century’s technologies.

If we continue to build fossil fuel infrastructure, there is no incentive to find alternatives. Fossil fuels are causing climate change that endangers the future of our planet, so we have to find alternatives quickly.

The NY State mandated goal of 100% clean power by 2040 can not be met if we continue to build fossil fuel infrastructure. New pipelines will last approximately 50 years and will likely become “stranded assets” before then.

By paying for a new pipeline with our rate payer money, there is not enough incentive for National Grid to find alternatives.

Why not use the rate hike money on our electric bill to incentivize the use of geothermal heating and cooling for new growth and also credit entities to not use gas or to use less gas on the few “peak energy” days each year? Such actions are referred to as “demand response”.

Energy users should seek out ways to have a back up energy source and to conserve and become more efficient with their energy consumption to eliminate the worry about “peak energy” periods.

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC), which is the lead agency herein, needs to pressure National Grid to look at demand-response, no-pipe energy alternatives (not including CNG tractor-trailers or storage).

In Westchester County, NY the PSC did impose a moratorium on new pipelines and told National Grid to use renewables instead. The same should be done with this new proposal.

If our country was at war, we would ask our citizens to make sacrifices for our national interests. We believe it is time to ask people to make creative choices to ensure the continuation of a sustainable environment.

Free Public Event
Hosted by Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline

7 PM – 8:30 PM
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — JUNE 13, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

FRIDAY — JUNE 14, 2019 — AMHERST, MA
PCTCC - Amherst
— Personal Change Through Climate Change

An evening of presentations and discussion on personal impacts of climate change and motivations for environmental activism, with host and moderator Kathy Campbell of the Amherst League of Women Voters. Tabling by local environmental groups, green energy providers and agencies.

 Schedule:
4:00 – 5:30
Screening of “Unfractured”, featuring the environmental work of Dr. Sandra Steingraber

5:30 – 6:00
Break & Tabling by advocacy groups, energy & conservation organizations and agencies. Bring your dinner!

6:00 – 7:00
World renowned climatologist, Dr. Ray Bradley of UMass will discuss the good news and the bad news of climate change

7:00 – 8:00
Panel Conversation: Finding Our Way through Climate Change with Congressman Jim McGovern, Jane Winn of BEAT and Dr. Ray Bradley (Moderated with written questions from the Audience)

 Brought to you by the Town of Amherst, Sustainable Amherst, the League of Women Voters, PVEAA and BEAT

 4PM – 8PM
Amherst Regional Middle School
170 Chestnut Street Suite 1
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
» Facebook Event Page

MONDAY — JUNE 17, 2019 — EAST WEYMOUTH, MA
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— Compressor Station Safety Meeting with PHMSA

Help us pack the room for a meeting with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to discuss safety issues relating to the compressor station proposal.

The proposed Weymouth compressor station poses many risks. We know that pipelines and compressor stations leak and explode. It’s not a matter of if, but when.

For the past four years, we have been making the effort to voice our concerns with the Department of Transportation, PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) and Local Emergency Planning Boards. Aside from one meeting with our local emergency planning board last fall, we haven’t had much luck getting these agencies to pay attention. Luckily, we have many allies on our side who have echoed our calls, including Congressman Stephen Lynch. Congressman Lynch has made consistent efforts to get public safety officials to take a serious look at the compressor station proposal, and the impact it would have on the community. So, we’re happy to announce that a public meeting with PHMSA has been set! Many thanks to Congressman Lynch and our local elected officials for making this happen.

PHMSA will be holding a public listening session to examine the serious public safety issues relating to the construction and operation of the proposed Weymouth compressor station.

We need you to spread the word and pack the room. Come with your comments and concerns.

Free Public Meeting
Hosted by Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station

Action: 5:30 PM Rally
Meeting: 6 PM – 9 PM (note time change – originally posted as 7-9 PM!)
Abigail Adams Middle School
89 Middle Street
East Weymouth, Massachusetts 02189
» Facebook Event Page

MONDAY — JUNE 17, 2019 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Berk Town Hall
Berkshire Town Hall on Energy and the Environment

Please join Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Representative Paul Mark, and Senator Adam Hinds for a town hall meeting style discussion on issues relating to energy and the environment. Organized by the Environmental League of Massachusetts.

Questions? Please contact: Casey Bowers, ELM, info@environmentalleague.org

Free public event
Hosted by Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) and 3 others

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA  01201
» Facebook event page

TUESDAY — JUNE 18, 2019 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Plastic Free Month
Plastic Free Month : Pittsfield Green Drinks

This month we’ll welcome Mary Stucklen to talk about June as Plastic Free Month.

Each month a guest speaker talks for about 20 minutes beginning at 6 PM. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by discussion and Q&A. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring your questions!

What is Green Drinks? Green Drinks is an international forum where people who work in the environmental field meet for a beer and snacks at informal sessions. There will be a lively mix of people from Non-profit organizations, academia, government and business. Green Drinks is a great way of catching up with people you know and for making new contacts. These networking events are very simple and unstructured. Come along and you’ll be made welcome.

Free public event
Hosted by Berkshire Environmental Action Team and Mass Sierra Club

5:15 PM – 7 PM
J. Allen’s Clubhouse Grille
41 North Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
» Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY — JUNE 19, 2019 — WEYMOUTH, MA
Stand Out - Weymouth
Stand out – spread the word about the Weymouth Compressor Station!

Occupy Hingham, a long-time supporter of FRRACS, hosts a weekly standout to help spread the word about the compressor station. They hold signs every Wednesday afternoon in North Weymouth. Feel free to join them! Signs are provided.

Wednesdays, 4-5 pm
Meet at the foot of the Fore River Bridge on the Weymouth side
55 Bridge Street
Weymouth, MA, 02191 (map)
» Event Info Here

THURSDAY — JUNE 20, 2019 — WESTBOROUGH, MA
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ISO New England Consumer Liaison Group Meeting. Stakeholder forum between ISO New England and regional consumer organizations and advocates to exchange information about the economic impacts of New England’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets.

12:00PM – 3:30PM
DoubleTree Westborough Hotel
5400 Computer Dr
Westborough, MA
Or join by Teleconference Info: 1-866-692-3582 / Passcode: 3283642

THURSDAY — JUNE 20, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details

SUNDAY — JUNE 23, 2019 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
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Painting in the Park – A call for South Shore and Boston area artists to come and create in all media: Draw, Paint, Photo, Three D, Video

We invite you to join us at King’s Cove park (located next to the proposed compressor station site) for an afternoon of art. Come and express your concerns for our environment and its vulnerability. There is no denying that corporations are putting our air and water at risk. Join artists as they lead the way in coming together to bring the vision forward.

Think Globally/ Act Locally

A toxic fracked-gas compressor station is proposed for a site facing the Boston Harbor Islands affecting neighborhoods in Weymouth, Quincy, Braintree, and beyond. A compressor station has never before been built on the coast and in such a densely populated area in the United States.

Come and enjoy the day and let’s bring our voices together. Children and families and adults are encouraged to make art (there will be a children’s art table). Materials and instruction for getting started will be provided.

Come and create or just watch! Let’s make a day of it!

Thank you to the Braintree Art Association who are participant members of this event.

Free Public Event
Hosted by Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station

1 PM – 4 PM
King’s Cove Park
55 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA 02191
» Facebook Event Page

WEDNESDAY — JUNE 26, 2019 — WEYMOUTH, MA
Stand Out - Weymouth
Stand out – spread the word about the Weymouth Compressor Station!

Occupy Hingham, a long-time supporter of FRRACS, hosts a weekly standout to help spread the word about the compressor station. They hold signs every Wednesday afternoon in North Weymouth. Feel free to join them! Signs are provided.

Wednesdays, 4-5 pm
Meet at the foot of the Fore River Bridge on the Weymouth side
55 Bridge Street
Weymouth, MA, 02191 (map)
» Event Info Here

THURSDAY — JUNE 27, 2019 — NEW HAVEN, CT
Climate Emergency Rally
— Climate Emergency Rally

WE ARE IN A CLIMATE EMERGENCY.

On August 1, the Board of Alders will vote to declare a Climate Emergency in the city of New Haven. If they vote no, then they are ignoring the truth of the climate emergency and are complacent in dooming future generations to an unlivable future. If they vote yes, then they fight for our common home and climate justice for all people.

Join us in demanding that Mayor Harp and the Board of Alders declare a Climate Emergency in New Haven and follow up with immediate city-wide climate action. Come to hear youth speakers, see performances, and unite our voices in solidarity with our environment and each other.

Free Public Event
Hosted by New Haven Climate Movement and Connecticut Chapter Sierra Club

5 PM – 6 PM
New Haven Green (Corner of Chapel and Church)
New Haven, CT
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — JUNE 27, 2019 — 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

» Facebook Info and Location Details   

 


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