Events Archive 2020 — January – June

SUNDAY — JANUARY 5, 2020 — WESTWOOD, MA
Under Pressure - generic poster
Movie Screening and Discussion: Under Pressure

Sponsored by: Charles River Green Coalition (a 350 MA node), and MA Sierra Club

9:30 AM  Breakfast ($10)
10:15PM – 12 PM free screening & discussion
Temple Beth David – Westwood
7 Clapboardtree
Westwood, MA 02090
» Facebook event page    
» See: http://UnderPressureFilm.org for more info

TUESDAY — JANUARY 7, 2020 — GREENFIELD, MA
save the forest
— Show up in court to protect Wendell State Forest from logging

Please support us by showing up to pack the courtroom this Tuesday, Jan. 7th at 2pm at Franklin County Courthouse in Greenfield; 43 Hope St., Greenfield, MA 01302. The Defendant, The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is filing a motion to dismiss our injunction against the logging of beloved our 110 year old oak forest in Wendell State Forest. DCR’s actions in Wendell State Forest disregard M.G.L. c. 132A, § 2B;* “no commercial activities except those essential to the quiet enjoyment of the facilities by the people shall be permitted.” They are also in violation of MGL Ch. 30A, which requires that all Commonwealth agencies provide a formal appeal process to the people of the Commonwealth (guaranteed to us by MGL Ch. 30A, and article 14 of the US Constitution)*. DCR stated unequivocally in court that they have no appeal process.

We need to pack the courtroom just like we did for the hearing on the preliminary injunction. We need to show our public servants at DCR that they can not disregard our concerns for protection of our mature forests, and the pristine biodiverse web of life who call our untouched forests home. We have a Constitutional right to insist that our forests be protected for future generations. They should not be logged to benefit a handful of private individuals at the expense of multiple generations of Commonwealth citizens (Art. 7, Mass. Constitution)*. Mature forests are the only factor on the planet sequestering carbon on the scale needed to reverse climate change in the 12 years we have*, according to the latest UN IPCC report.

Thank you for all you do,
Wishing you a New Year of Many Blessings,
~Save Brook Rd. Team

Related information:

  • Intact Forests in the United States: Proforestation Mitigates Climate Change and Serves the Greatest Good – William Moomaw, Susan Masino, Edward Maison; Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 11 June 2019. This peer-reviewed article makes the case for proforestation as a strategy to address climate change and biodiversity loss.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/ffgc.2019.00027/full

  • M.G.L. c. 132A, § 2B;* “no commercial activities except those essential to the quiet enjoyment of the facilities by the people shall be permitted.”

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXIX/Chapter132A/Section2B

  • M.G.L. c. 30A “11.06(7) Administrative Appeals, which states “Any person aggrieved by a DCR decision under 302 C.M.R. 11.00 may appeal the determination, under M.G.L. c. 30A, within 21 days of a construction and access permit’s issuance or denial, in accordance with 801 C.M.R. 1.00””
  • Article 14. US Constitution – Our Right to Due Process:

nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv

  • Article VII. Massachusetts Constitution:

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

https://malegislature.gov/laws/constitution#partTheFirst

Free event. Open to public.

2pm
Franklin County Courthouse
43 Hope Street
Greenfield, MA 01302.
» If you can, RSVP at savebrookrdforest@gmail.com, If you can’t, then by all means just come.

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 8, 2020 — GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
XR Berkshires
— Extinction Rebellion Berkshires Affinity Group Organizational Meeting

We are in the early stages of forming our first Berkshires affinity group. Affinity groups are small groups of ~10 people undertaking non-violent direct action (NVDA) together.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! The goal is that there will be more than one affinity group in the Berkshires. For now, our goal is to get ourselves organized into affinity groups, choose the personal role each of us will take within our affinity group, and get everyone trained in Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA) soon.

Let’s spend a couple of hours together to get to know each other, share our ideas, and be a meaningful part of the XR movement to defend the planet and our future!

Here’s a page that explains affinity groups. https://xrmass.org/wiki/affinity-groups/

(Please note that the page is designed for XR Western Mass rebels and has specifics directly related to their group. But we can and will be replicating some of their great work!)

XR BERKSHIRES UPCOMING MEETINGS
(all to be held at Mason Public Library, 231 Main Street, Great Barrington)

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020     5-7pm    XR Berkshires Affinity Group Meeting
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020    5-7pm    XR Berkshires General Meeting
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020    5-7pm    XR Berkshires Affinity Group meeting
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020    5-7pm    XR Berkshires General Meeting

Free public event

5-7pm
Mason Public Library
231 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
» Facebook group page       

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 8, 2020 — ONLINE
MCAN gas ban webinar
Gas Ban Webinar – MCAN

3rd in out Gas Ban series: Webinar to continue the conversation on how communities can introduce gas ban bylaws, what the process looks like at the state level, and what activists across MA can do to get involved. Our speakers will be Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan and Werner Lohe, Brookline co-petitioner and lawyer.

Recording of December 4, 2019: Brookline Gas Ban Webinar is available here.

Free public event. Hosted by Massachusetts Climate Action Network

7PM – 8PM
Online
» RSVP here     

SATURDAY — JANUARY 11, 2020 — WORCESTER, MA
direct action mischief
Non-Violent Direct Action Training

This event will be a basic introduction to non-violent direct action tactics. We’ll be going over security culture, action planning, action roles, affinity groups, jail support and more!

Free public event. Hosted by Institute for Advanced Troublemaking

1 PM – 4 PM
4 King Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2419
» Facebook event page             

SUNDAY — JANUARY 12, 2020 — PITTSFIELD, MA
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2020: We Hear Freedom Calling. Save the date for the Four Freedoms Coalition’s 2020 gathering as we inspire each other to rise up and protect the Four Freedoms proclaimed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom from want and fear, and freedom of religion and speech, and to stand united against bigotry and prejudice. Free and open to all.

*At 1:30pm we will gather at Pittsfield’s City Hall, and then march to the Colonial Theatre.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Colonial Theatre
111 South St.,
Pittsfield, MA

At 2pm the program begins at the Colonial Theatre, featuring inspiring speakers, including:
– Keynote speaker Senator Edward J. Markey
– Imam Dr. Bilal Ansari of Williams College on Freedom of Religion
– Jenn Smith of the Berkshire Eagle on Freedom of Speech
– Hawk Newsome of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York on Freedom from Fear
– Logan Malik of Berkshire Environmental Action Team on Freedom from Want

And music and dance performers:
– Kids 4 Harmony, Elayne P. Bernstein Octet
– Sankofa Step Team – Williams College
– Jason Ennis & Natalia Bernal
– Wes Buckley & Marisa Massery and more

Our Master of Ceremonies will be Berkshire Theatre Group artistic director Kate Maguire, and Pittsfield Mayor Linda M. Tyer will welcome us.

» Facebook event page

TUESDAY — JANUARY 14, 2020 — BOSTON, MA
MPF climate lobby day
Mass Power Forward Climate Lobby Day

Join Mass Power Forward for a Climate Advocacy Day at the State House! Whether you’re brand new to legislative work or you’ve done this 1,000 times, we want you to join us! This is part of a coalition wide effort to follow up weekly group visits to every legislator’s office to keep up the pressure about our priority outcomes: Environmental Justice, 100% Renewable Energy for all, and Equitable Investment!

There is one step into the Paulist building where we will meet in the morning, and if this is not accessible for anyone who would like to join, or if you would like to talk further about accessibility for the day, please reach out to Tali Smookler at tsmookler@uumassaction.org. The State House is wheelchair accessible.

Logistics: We will be gathering downstairs at the Paulist Center (5 Park Street, Boston) at 10:30am to run through the agenda for the day. Arrive on time or early if possible! We’ll then head up the street to the State House at around 11:30am. Similar to our 2019 lobby day, we’re also planning a visit to Governor Baker’s office, tentatively scheduled for 1:00pm. If you’re not meeting with your State Representative at this time, we hope to see you at Baker’s office (details TBA).

Note on Expectations: We know that some organizations/people are also interested in other MPF endorsed bills, such as the FUTURE Act and the Roadmap Bill. These bills are part of our larger work in addressing the climate crisis, but also want to be clear and strong in our messaging for this lobby day, and not diluted and un-unified. Therefore we ask that all participants of the lobby day commit to centering the day on our 3 outcomes of

  • Environmental Justice,
  • 100% Renewable for All and
  • Equitable Investment

as those are the key priorities for this MPF lobby day. If you would like to mention other MPF-endorsed bills on Jan 14, that’s fine. We just ask it to be secondary to MPF’s primary asks. Please talk to a planning member if you are confused about this!

Free public event. Hosted by UU Mass Action and 6 others

10 AM – 3 PM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
» RSVP HERE to stay updated!
» Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 15, 2020 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
people's DEP
The People’s DEP: Toxic Site Inspection

Mass DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) has completely abandoned its responsibilities by letting Enbridge proceed with their dangerous compressor station plans. On Wednesday, January 15th, the People’s DEP will be rallying to witness their ongoing destruction of the North Parcel and monitor for Enbridge’s continued violation. If you believe that the communities of the Fore River, our environment, and the climate need to be protected then come out to show Enbridge that the people will not turn a blind eye to their destruction.

The People’s DEP, made up of residents and allies, will be holding signs on both sides of the Bridge along 3A in Weymouth during rush hour from 7-9am. We will be parking at 352 Bridge Street (in Weymouth) beginning at 6:30am where folks can walk or be shuttled to the bridge for the rally. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS 3A near the bridge, the street is very busy and traffic is very fast.

The weather looks unseasonably warm (thanks to climate change) but keep an eye and dress comfortably. There will be a coffee table with donuts for everyone doing the job that DEP has been failing miserably to do.

If the lot fills up at 352 Bridge Street, there are two small lots on site where you can park.

Free public event. Hosted by Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station

7 AM – 9 AM
50 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA 02191
» Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 15, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Marine and Coastal Impacts

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 15, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
PSE logo
Webinar: Replacing Massachusetts peaker power plants with energy storage

Massachusetts has set a target to adopt 1,000 MWh of energy storage by 2025, providing an opportunity to displace polluting power plants on the electric grid with this energy storage.  In this webinar, we will provide an overview of energy storage and its role on the grid, and then share our analysis of peaker power plants in Massachusetts. We will look specifically at historic pollutant emissions from these plants, how they have operated, and the demographics of nearby populations, and using these data discuss where the deployment of energy storage and solar to displace these plants might provide the greatest health, environment and equity benefits. We will also walk through our new interactive data visualization of Massachusetts peaker plants, allowing individuals to explore these data in depth for plants in their communities and across Massachusetts.

Free public event. Presented by PSE Healthy Energy; hosted by Toxics Action Center Massachusetts.

7pm – 8pm
» Register here (required)      

THURSDAY — JANUARY 16, 2020 — PITTSFIELD, MA
P to P in Pittsfield
Film – Paris to Pittsburgh – a call to action
Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future – and the Trump administration’s explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement – the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.

The film begins with Trump’s announcing our exit from the Paris Accords, wherein he says: “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” This is followed by Pittsburgh Mayor, Bill Peduto, saying: “Pittsburgh is going to stay in the Paris Agreement”.

Free public event
7:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church
175 Wendell Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201

TUESDAY — JANUARY 21, 2020 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Jan Green Drinks
Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife : Pittsfield Green Drinks

We’ll welcome Bruce Winn to talk about measurable impacts of climate change, with a focus on eastern North America. We will start gathering around 5:15pm and Winn will speak at 6pm in the private dining room at Patrick’s Pub.

Winn is an Associate Professor of Life & Environmental Sciences at Berkshire Community College and serves as the Chair of BEAT’s board. With a lifelong interest in the environment, Winn has delved in to the specifics of what climate change is looking like here in eastern North America. His presentation will focus specifically on how our regional fauna and flora are being impacted by a changing climate.

Free public event. Hosted by Berkshire Environmental Action Team and Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.

5:15 PM – 7 PM
Patrick’s Pub
26 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
» Facebook event page

TUESDAY — JANUARY 21, 2020 — BOSTON, MA
MPF statehouse rally
People’s State of the Climate Rally

Governor Charlie Baker will deliver his State of the State address in the House Gallery beginning at 7:00 PM. We will not be invited to attend. Therefore, we call all to join us in The People’s State of the Climate Rally! Bring your signs, songs, chants, banners, flashlights, battery candles, and words to let Governor Baker know that all is NOT well in the Commonwealth when it comes to climate. Meet us on the State House steps! Let’s make some noise!

Free public event. Hosted by Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station and Mass Power Forward

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133
» Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 22, 2020 — HAVERHILL, MA
Haverhill Under Pressure
Under Pressure Film Screening

Join Ampion, MA Sierra Club, and HC Media and the Haverhill Community Media screening room for a free public screening of the Four Rivers Charter School’s award-winning documentary Under Pressure. This film investigates the Merrimack Valley gas explosion of 2018 and reveals serious flaws in our energy industry. Moderated discussion will follow.

Interviewing dozens of people including explosion victims, first responders, business owners, elected officials, scientists, utility representatives, and activists, the student filmmakers produced, in under 10 weeks, a documentary that recently received the MA EEA Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education.

Every year, the senior class at Four Rivers, an expeditionary learning charter school in Greenfield, MA, creates a documentary on an energy topic. In past years, students have made films about offshore wind procurement and fossil fuel divestment.

Free public event. Hosted by Ampion and Mass Sierra Club

For more information, visit www.fourriverscharter.org and https://underpressurefilm.org/

6 PM – 8:30 PM
HC Media
2 Merrimack Street

Haverhill, MA 01830
» Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 22, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Climate Resilience: Extreme Weather and Emergency Preparedness

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

SATURDAY — JANUARY 25, 2020 — HOLYOKE, MA
no more coal
The #NoCoalNoGas campaign rally and street theater

The #NoCoalNoGas campaign invites you to come to a rally to protest the continued subsidies for the burning of fossil fuels in New England with OUR ratepayer money. Come learn more about how ISO New England, based right here in Holyoke, encourages the destruction of our environment by refusing to align its policy with the climate goals approved by our state legislators. Enjoy some street theater which will dramatize the issue and call out the leadership of ISO NE who is not acting in the best interest of the health of the citizens.

Free public event. Hosted by Elizabeth Caretti Ramirez

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Holyoke City Hall
536 Dwight Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
» Facebook event page

TUESDAY — JANUARY 28, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA
critical choices
— Battling Climate Change One Forest at a Time – William Moomaw

We simultaneously face two global crises: severe climate change and catastrophic loss of biological diversity. Forests play a critical role in regulating the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and thereby help to determine the global climate. They also host the greatest number of species.
On January 28th, William Moomaw, Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School – Tufts University, will give a talk titled, “Battling Climate Change One Forest at a Time.”
Moomaw will discuss how, over the past 100 years, forests have been actively managed for the production of wood and paper, and more recently for industrial scale wood fuel for heat and electricity. As a result, our forests are purposely kept in a relatively young stage and harvested well before the trees have reached maturity and a large stock of stored carbon and the forest has achieved its full ecological potential. Forests of the world have the potential to store twice what they now store, but this will require a change in management practices. Moomaw will explain how having a higher percentage of older forests will also slow and potentially reverse the decline in both the total population of species and their diversity.
Free public event, hosted by MCLA


7 PM
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Murdock Hall, Room 218
Church Street
North Adams, MA  01247
» For more information, contact Elena Traister at (413) 662-5303

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 29, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA
plastics at UNO
— The Plastic Crisis: Why Plastic. Why Now.

Mary Stucklen of Berkshire Zero-Waste Initiative presents an engaging presentation on the state of plastics, from production to pollution. Attendants will actively participate in the presentation and will walk away with ideas and tools to analyze your plastic footprint and make an impact in our communities.

Free public event. Hosted by Berkshire Zero-Waste Initiative and 2 others

5 PM – 6 PM
UNO Community Center
157 River Street
North Adams, MA 01247
» Facebook event page        

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 29, 2020 — BOSTON, MA
intergenerational climate lobby day
 Intergenerational Multi-Partner Multi-Bill Lobby Day

In a year of unprecedented youth climate action, our legislators must hear directly from us exactly what we need to secure a livable planet. Join forces with leaders from across MA on 1/29/20 to ask our representatives to pass science-based, equitable climate policy. Join Our Climate, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the Sunrise Boston, Boston Climate Strikes, MASSPIRG, Clean Water Action and more as we hold our representatives accountable for the legislation that will protect our future:

– Rep Benson’s Carbon Fee and Rebate Bill (H.2810)
– Rep. Garballey’s 100% Renewables Bill (H.2836)
– Rep. Meschino’s 2050 Roadmap Bill (H.3983), and
– Rep Miranda’s Environmental Justice Bill (H.761)

Check out the agenda here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PeRJTm09LbBa7yTgyCmN4P0kyMYz3qUjPG2bVSTiKWA/edit?usp=sharing

Then, complete our RSVP form so we can help you maximize your impact and meet with your legislator. Direct any questions to Our Climate’s New England Field Coordinator eben@ourclimate.us.

9 AM – 5 PM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
» RSVP form
»
Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 29, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Agriculture and Food Systems

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

FRIDAY — JANUARY 31, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page      

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 5, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Environmental Justice, Identity, and Risk

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 6, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA (Postponed!)
Green_Living_Seminar_Poster (3)
Plastics in the environment: separating myth from reality
Free public event. Hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department

5:30 PM
Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation
Room 121
47 Blackinton Street

North Adams, MA 01247
» MCLA event page

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 7, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page      

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 12, 2020 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
fracked gas for export
Weekly Standout Against 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.

3-4pm (when temp above 40 degrees)
55 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 12, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Physical and Mental Health

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 13, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA
Green_Living_Seminar_Poster (3)
Road salt: the problem, the solution, and how to get there
Free public event. Hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department

5:30 PM
Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation
Room 121
47 Blackinton Street

North Adams, MA 01247
» MCLA event page

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 14, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page      

MONDAY — FEBRUARY 17, 2020 — PITTSFIELD, MA
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— New England Grassroots Environmental Fund (NEGEF) Western Massachusetts Pop-Up Office, Pittsfield. Join NEGEF staff in Pittsfield for one of our first pop-up office of 2020 at Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)’s roomy new office space.

If you have questions or ideas, you can get in touch with Audrey at NEGEF. (audrey@grassrootsfund.org)

What are pop-up offices?
In 2019, we partnered to set up temporary offices in Mid-Coast Maine, Northern New Hampshire, Rhode Island & New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Southern Connecticut. We connected with 100+ grassroots organizers to share opportunities and challenges and to talk about project ideas, partnerships, and supporting the work through events and resource connections. This program was such a huge success that we will be expanding it in 2020 in an attempt to lower the barrier to accessing resources for more people in more places. During a Pop-Up office, Grassroots Fund staff spends a few days setting up an office outside of our regular Newmarket (NH) and Burlington (VT) locations to have direct, face-to-face conversations with grassroots organizers and partners.

» You can sign up for a meeting with Grassroots Fund staff here

At BEAT’s New Office Space!
1:00 – 5:00 PM
20 Chapel Street
Pittsfield, MA
» Google Map Location

Please sign up if you plan to attend. NEGEF Grantees and anyone interested in learning about this grassroots group support organization are encouraged to stop by. No Fracked Gas in Mass would never have gotten off the ground without them!

» Facebook Event Page

SNOW DATES:
Our snow dates for this event are April 6-9th. 




TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 18, 2020 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Green Drinks Feb 2020 Divestment
Fossil Fuel Divestment: what it is, why it matters, how to do it

Come join us on February 18th for a discussion on fossil fuel divestment with BEAT’s very own advocacy coordinator, Logan Malik. We start gathering around 5:15pm and Logan will speak at 6pm in the private dining room at Patrick’s Pub in downtown Pittsfield, MA.

Prior to joining BEAT, Logan spent several years working to get large, academic institutions to divest their endowments from fossil fuels. His efforts ultimately led to Clare Hall – one of 31 Colleges at the University of Cambridge – divesting of its £32m endowment, becoming the first College to commit to full divestment.

As part of the discussion, Logan will talk about his experience working in the divestment movement, why divesting is an important form of climate action, and what you can do to be a part of this movement.

Free public event. Hosted by Berkshire Environmental Action Team and 3 others

5:15 PM – 7 PM
Patrick’s Pub
26 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
» Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 19, 2020 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
fracked gas for export
Weekly Standout Against 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.

3-4pm (when temp above 40 degrees)
55 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 19, 2020 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
mass protest
Mass Protest at the Compressor Station Site

As Enbridge continues their rogue construction of the compressor station we will be holding space at the site on 02/19/2020 to collectively witness the injustice firsthand. All opponents of this short-sighted project are invited to gather for a mass demonstration calling on officials to shut the project down.

Enbridge has a long track record of violating state law and Indigenous sovereignty. This project would export fracked-gas to Europe, by way of so-called Nova Scotia where a gas storage cavern would illegally violate Mi’kmaq treaty rights.

We will be gathering from 8am until 2pm when the weekly Wednesday standout on the bridge will take place (2:30-3:30pm). There will be coffee tables and food available. Parking is available at 352 Bridge Street or the Quincy Point Congregational Church.

Free public event. Hosted by Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station

8 AM – 2 PM
50 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA 02191
» Facebook event page     
» Parking and transportation info here

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 19, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Global Development

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 19 & 20, 2020 — WASHINGTON, DC
FREC logo
— It’s Time to Take Action at FERC!

The climate crisis is deepening, frontline communities continue to be victimized by the fossil fuel industry, and Trump’s FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) is going from bad to worse. It’s time to take action at the FERC headquarters in Washington, DC to call for its replacement by FREC, a Federal Renewable Energy Commission!

February 20th is the next monthly meeting of the FERC commissioners. In December, by a 2-1 vote, they decided that new, non-fossil fuel sources of energy that receive state subsidies, like the sun and wind, would be penalized and forced to pay more to access the PJM electrical grid that serves 13 states and DC.

It’s time for nonviolent escalation! On February 20th, let’s attend their public meeting and make clear that it’s time for big changes at FERC—it’s time for a Federal Renewable Energy Commission, FREC, to replace it!

Free public event. Hosted by Beyond Extreme Energy

» Register here for event planning and final details    
» Facebook event page
» More info here

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 20, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA
Green_Living_Seminar_Poster (3)
Water quality in the Hoosic River watershed
Free public event. Hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department

5:30 PM
Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation
Room 121
47 Blackinton Street

North Adams, MA 01247
» MCLA event page

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 20, 2020 — PLYMOUTH, MA
climate cafe Plymouth
Climate Cafe: Distilling Solutions for Change

Want to taste local made craft drinks and learn about and discuss local climate change impacts and solutions here in Plymouth and on the South Shore? Come to a Climate Café Co-Hosted by Mass Audubon Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary and Sierra Club Massachusetts in Downtown Plymouth at the Dirty Water Distillery. The Climate Café is an opportunity to have conversations with neighbors about the impacts you are seeing and different solutions for climate change.

The event is free. Local craft beer, spirits and mixed drinks available for purchase from the distillery. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Storm Date: Thursday February 27th 5pm – 7pm at Dirty Water Distillery.

Free public event. Hosted by Mass Audubon Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary and 3 others

5 PM – 7 PM
Dirty Water Distillery
10 Water Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
» Facebook event page    
» Please RSVP Here

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 21, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page      

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 26, 2020 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
fracked gas for export
Weekly Standout Against 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.

3-4pm (when temp above 40 degrees)
55 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 26, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA
critical choices
— Forests and carbon in a larger frame – Frank Lowenstein

We simultaneously face two global crises: severe climate change and catastrophic loss of biological diversity. Forests play a critical role in regulating the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and thereby help to determine the global climate. They also host the greatest number of species.

On February 26th, Frank Lowenstein, Chief Conservation Officer at the New England Forestry Foundation, will present a talk titled, “Forests and carbon in a larger frame.”

New England is the most heavily forested region of the United States, and our forests represent a critical resource in the fight against climate change. How should we use them to best reduce the risks to a sustainable future? How do new technologies of wood construction affect this calculus, and what patterns of living do they make possible for the future? Frank Lowenstein will address these questions and provide a global-to-local look at the use, management, and protection of forests.

Free public event, hosted by MCLA

7 PM
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Murdock Hall, Room 218
Church Street
North Adams, MA  01247
» For more information, contact Elena Traister at (413) 662-5303

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 26, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Migration and Refugees

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 27, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA
Green_Living_Seminar_Poster (3)
PFOA in New York and Vermont
Free public event. Hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department

5:30 PM
Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation
Room 121
47 Blackinton Street

North Adams, MA 01247
» MCLA event page

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 28, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page   

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 4, 2020 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
fracked gas for export
Weekly Standout Against 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.

3-4pm (when temp above 40 degrees)
55 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 4, 2020 — WORCESTER, MA
GWSA public meetings
2050 Roadmap: Building Solutions to Address Climate Change in the Commonwealth

Please join the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for a series of public meetings on the Commonwealth’s planning efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Guided by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, Massachusetts is currently studying how to achieve the ambitious climate goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

These meetings will be an opportunity to learn about the state’s research effort as well as to provide feedback on the state’s 2050 emissions limit and the implementation plans to achieve it.

This event is part of a series of Public Meetings throughout the state in March, 2020.

Free public event. Hosted by Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Worcester State University
WSU Student Center in the Blue Lounge, C*101, First Floor
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
» Further meeting details and updates here    
» Please register here    

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 4, 2020 — JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
compressor forum
Forum on the Weymouth Compressor

Join the 350 Mass Boston Node and allies for a screening of the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) documentary “Telling the Stories – Health Impacts in the Fore River Basin,” followed by a panel featuring:

  • Nathan Phillips, BU Professor
  • Alice Arena, FRRACS
  • Regina La Rocque, Physicians for Social Responsibility

More details coming soon!

Free public event. Hosted by 350 Mass for a Better Future

7 PM – 8:30 PM
The First Church of Jamaica Plain
6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
» Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 4, 2020 — ALBANY, NY
Climate Action Film Festival
Community Screening: Climate Action Film Festival

SunCommon is pleased to announce a showing of the Climate Action Film Festival in Albany, NY – A collection of short films from near and far featuring stories about those taking action against climate change. We will step away from the doom and gloom we know too well and move to a place of hope, inspiration and ACTION. We’re proud to host this event in partnership with Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment

Public event. Hosted by SunCommon
All proceeds to benefit the Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment

7 PM – 9 PM
Landmark’s Spectrum 8 Theatres
290 Delaware Ave
Albany, New York 12209
» Facebook event page         
» $10-$15 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 4, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: TBD – check course info link below.

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

THURSDAY — MARCH 5, 2020 — HARTFORD, CT
action alert CT
Action Alert! 100% Clean Energy for CT
The Energy & Technology Committee will hold a public hearing on a few important climate bills (read the agenda with links to bills). CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs are offering sample testimony on three of the bills that we have been following.

SB 10: Mandate 100% Carbon-Free Electricity by 2040 :

  • Amends the Global Warming Solutions Act to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from electricity produced for Connecticut residents
  • Addresses transportation emissions by authorizing stronger emissions standards for medium and heavy duty vehicles
  • Download template testimony

HB 5350: Fewer New Gas Pipelines; Faster Repair of Gas Leaks :

  • Authorizes PURA to review how gas main extension projects are funded, protecting existing ratepayers from subsidizing expensive new construction
  • Directs PURA to review the need for accelerating the repair and replacement of aging gas pipelines to reduce methane leaks
  • Requires contractors doing repairs to pay prevailing wage
  • Download template testimony

HB 5348: Community Choice Aggregation :

  • Authorizes a study of this alternative that allows municipalities to use bulk buying power to get a better deal on electricity in terms of price and renewable energy
  • Download talking points

11 AM
Room 1D of the Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT  06106
» Sign up to speak at the public hearing in Room 3900, starting at 8:30am (detailed instructions here).
» Submit your written testimony in Word or PDF to: ETtestimony@cga.ct.gov

THURSDAY — MARCH 5, 2020 — QUINCY, MA
NVDA training 3-5-20
Nonviolent Direct Action Training

If you want to learn more about NVDA (Nonviolent Direct Action), please join us for this training. Taking part in direct action doesn’t necessarily mean risking arrest. We encourage everyone to attend this training, as it is a useful and important tactic to learn about. Please sign up here if you plan to attend, so that we can plan and prep accordingly.

Intro to NVDA & Affinity Group Building: This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of Nonviolent Direct Action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, strategy, various tactics, and a discussion on self-care and community care.

Free public event. Hosted by Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Fore River Club House
16 Nevada Road
Quincy, MA 02169
» Facebook event page
» Sign-up form

THURSDAY — MARCH 5, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA
Green_Living_Seminar_Poster (3)
Mercury in the environment: ecological and human impacts
Free public event. Hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department

5:30 PM
Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation
Room 121
47 Blackinton Street

North Adams, MA 01247
» MCLA event page

FRIDAY — MARCH 6, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page   

SATURDAY — MARCH 7, 2020 — BOSTON, MA
LEA 2020
Local Environmental Action 2020

We believe that change happens when people come together, form a plan, and take action. That’s why we bring together hundreds of activists from across the region to share the skills you need to make change, learn more about the problems facing our world today, and be inspired to keep up the fight.

For the past 33 years, we’ve brought together hundreds of community leaders for the biggest gathering of environmental and public health activists in our region.

Public event – registration and ticket required.
Hosted by Local Environmental Action and 13 others

9 AM – 5 PM
Curry Student Center, Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
» Facebook event page       
» Register / Purchase tickets     

SUNDAY — MARCH 8, 2020 — SIMON’S ROCK, GRT. BARRINGTON, MA
story of plastic
— FILM: THE STORY OF PLASTIC / Berkshire International Film Festival
The Story of Plastic is a seething expose uncovering the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis. Striking footage shot over three continents illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash; rivers and seas clogged with waste; and skies choked with the poisonous runoff from plastic production and recycling processes with no end in sight. Original animations, interviews with experts and activists, and never-before-filmed scenes reveal the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world—and the global movement rising up in response.

Joining Lillian Lennox for a panel discussion immediately following the film are, Jane Wynn and Rose Wessell.

Rose Wessell: In February 2014, Rosemary Wessel co-founded No Fracked Gas in Mass, a website, information and action-plan clearing house for activists opposing fracked gas infrastructure development in the Northeast. Connecting and advising community activists on pipeline infrastructure and impacts, resistance through the project approval process and reducing demand through efficiency and renewables, No Fracked Gas in Mass has helped pipeline fighters in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut. No Fracked Gas in Mass is a project of Berkshire Environmental Action Team.

Jane Wynn:  Wynn is one of the founders back in 2003 of Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT). She now serves as Executive Director with a 5 person staff.  Jane grew up on the banks of the Housatonic River when it is was very polluted, a fact that may have helped spur her to a life of environmental advocacy. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a masters in zoology.  Jane makes sure that BEAT’s work is grounded in science while working to protect the environment for wildlife in support of the natural world that sustains us all.

This series has been made possible through the generous support of Lillian Lennox and J. Gregory Whitehead.

3PM – 5PM
Simons Rock
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA

» Event info here   
» Tickets are $10 for the general public and may be purchased online here or at the door on the day of the event.
» For more information, call the BIFF office at 413-528-8030. 
» These events are free to BIFF REEL Friends and to Simon’s Rock students and faculty.

MONDAY — MARCH 9, 2020 — FALL RIVER, MA
GWSA public meetings
2050 Roadmap: Building Solutions to Address Climate Change in the Commonwealth

Please join the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for a series of public meetings on the Commonwealth’s planning efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Guided by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, Massachusetts is currently studying how to achieve the ambitious climate goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

These meetings will be an opportunity to learn about the state’s research effort as well as to provide feedback on the state’s 2050 emissions limit and the implementation plans to achieve it.

This event is part of a series of Public Meetings throughout the state in March, 2020.

Free public event. Hosted by Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Bristol Community College
Building H room 209
777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
» Further meeting details and updates here    
» Please register here    

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 11, 2020 — BOSTON / ROXBURY, MA
Cancelled (COVID-19 concerns) – Virtual Alternative To Be Announced

GWSA public meetings
2050 Roadmap: Building Solutions to Address Climate Change in the Commonwealth

Please join the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for a series of public meetings on the Commonwealth’s planning efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Guided by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, Massachusetts is currently studying how to achieve the ambitious climate goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

These meetings will be an opportunity to learn about the state’s research effort as well as to provide feedback on the state’s 2050 emissions limit and the implementation plans to achieve it.

This event is part of a series of Public Meetings throughout the state in March, 2020.

Free public event. Hosted by Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
» Further meeting details and updates here    
» Please register here    

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 11, 2020 — BOSTON, MA
climate breakfast
Downtown Mothers Out Front and Conservation Law Foundation Climate Advocacy Breakfast

Learn how you can help make Massachusetts a leader in Climate Change and Clean Energy Legislation

Free public event. Hosted by Downtown Boston Mothers Out Front Community Organizing Team and 3 others

8 AM – 9:30 AM
Conservation Law Foundation  
62 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
» Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 11, 2020 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
fracked gas for export
Weekly Standout Against 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.

3-4pm (when temp above 40 degrees)
55 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 11, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Colonialism and Indigenous Peoples

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

THURSDAY — MARCH 12, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA
Green_Living_Seminar_Poster (3)
What is New England doing about nutrient pollution in our waters?
Free public event. Hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department

5:30 PM
Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation
Room 121
47 Blackinton Street

North Adams, MA 01247
» MCLA event page

THURSDAY — MARCH 12, 2020 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Cancelled (COVID-19 concerns) – Virtual Alternative To Be Announced
GWSA public meetings
2050 Roadmap: Building Solutions to Address Climate Change in the Commonwealth

Please join the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for a series of public meetings on the Commonwealth’s planning efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Guided by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, Massachusetts is currently studying how to achieve the ambitious climate goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

These meetings will be an opportunity to learn about the state’s research effort as well as to provide feedback on the state’s 2050 emissions limit and the implementation plans to achieve it.

This event is part of a series of Public Meetings throughout the state in March, 2020.

Free public event. Hosted by Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Berkshire Community College
Koussevitzky 111
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

» Further meeting details and updates here    
» Please register here

FRIDAY — MARCH 13, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page   

SUNDAY — MARCH 15, 2020 — ARLINGTON, MA
NVDA training - Arlington
Direct Action Training for Environmental Justice in Weymouth
Growing numbers of Unitarian Universalists and others are stepping up to take courageous action to protect our interdependent web of life from the consequences of unrestrained, climate-damaging carbon emissions. Together, we are confronting the fossil fuel industry and the elected officials who are failing to make the bold changes we need. An especially important instance close to home is the Weymouth Gas Compressor Project which has drawn hundreds of protesters and dozens of people risking arrest. This project promotes destructive mining, export, and burning of fossil fuels, while posing serious threats to the health and safety of thousands of people in the Fore River Basin and all of the South Shore.

Please join us for an inspiring training on nonviolent direct action for climate justice activists. We will learn more about the struggle in Weymouth and how we can be involved. Everyone is welcome to join – both UUs and others! – regardless whether you would consider risking arrest. There are vital roles for everyone in this work.

This training is sponsored by the Climate Action Working Group at First Parish UU of Arlington and UU Mass Action in cooperation with Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS).

Free public event. Hosted by UU Mass Action
This is a wheelchair accessible location.

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, MA
630 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02476
» RSVP here, or contact Alan Linov at ClimateAction@firstparish.info for more information.
» Facebook event page

MONDAY — MARCH 16, 2020 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
Cancelled (COVID-19 concerns) – Virtual Alternative To Be Announced
GWSA public meetings
2050 Roadmap: Building Solutions to Address Climate Change in the Commonwealth

Please join the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for a series of public meetings on the Commonwealth’s planning efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Guided by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, Massachusetts is currently studying how to achieve the ambitious climate goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

These meetings will be an opportunity to learn about the state’s research effort as well as to provide feedback on the state’s 2050 emissions limit and the implementation plans to achieve it.

This event is part of a series of Public Meetings throughout the state in March, 2020.

Free public event. Hosted by Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Springfield Technical Community College

STCC auditorium on the 7th floor in Building 2
1 Armory Street

Springfield, MA 01105
» Further meeting details and updates here    
» Please register here    

MONDAY — MARCH 16, 2020 — GLOUCESTER, MA
Cancelled (COVID-19 concerns) – RSVP below for reschedule info
XR new member orientation
March 16, 2020 – Gloucester, New XR Group orientation
If you are new to Extinction Rebellion or would just like to learn more about how it works, please join us! We will cover the following:

  • What is XR? What is civil disobedience & direct action?
  • What do we want?
  • What are our principles and values?
  • How are we organized?

Come out and learn how you can get involved!

Accessibility: We are currently looking into accessibility at this venue.

Free public event. Sponsored by Extinction Rebellion.

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Backyard Growers
3 Duncan St
Gloucester, MA 01930
» RSVP and event information    

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 18, 2020 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
fracked gas for export
Weekly Standout Against 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.

3-4pm (when temp above 40 degrees)
55 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 18, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: The Energy Picture: Fossil Fuel and Alternative Energy

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

FRIDAY — MARCH 20, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page   

MONDAY — MARCH 23, 2020 — LOWELL, MA
Cancelled (COVID-19 concerns) – Virtual Alternative To Be Announced
GWSA public meetings
2050 Roadmap: Building Solutions to Address Climate Change in the Commonwealth

Please join the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for a series of public meetings on the Commonwealth’s planning efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Guided by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, Massachusetts is currently studying how to achieve the ambitious climate goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

These meetings will be an opportunity to learn about the state’s research effort as well as to provide feedback on the state’s 2050 emissions limit and the implementation plans to achieve it.

This event is part of a series of Public Meetings throughout the state in March, 2020.

Free public event. Hosted by Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Middlesex Community College Lowell

Assembly room
50 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA 01852
» Further meeting details and updates here    
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WEDNESDAY — MARCH 25, 2020 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
fracked gas for export
Weekly Standout Against 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.

3-4pm (when temp above 40 degrees)
55 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, MA

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 25, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Designing for the Future

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

THURSDAY — MARCH 26, 2020 — ONLINE
Green_Living_Seminar_Poster (3)
PCBs and the Housatonic River
Free public event. Hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department

5:30 PM
Online Webinar
» MCLA event page
» Link to join webinar   (you don’t need a Skype account)

THURSDAY — MARCH 26, 2020 — ONLINE
MCAN climate action webinar
Climate Action Webinar with Carol Oldham: how to plan our climate emergency campaigns in this time of uncertainty.

Carol Oldham is Executive Director of Mass Climate Action Network

You can participate on either Thursday, March 26th at 7pm or Friday, March 27th at noon (or both if you want a maximum dosage!)

Please forward this invitation to everyone in your local networks, anyone you may be communicating with about the climate campaign, and publicize widely. Everyone will need to RSVP below in order to receive the link to the event.

Free public event. Hosted by 350 MASS // Cape Cod and 2 others

7 PM –  8PM
» RSVP and receive webinar link         
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FRIDAY — MARCH 27, 2020 — ONLINE
GWSA public meetings
2050 Roadmap: Building Solutions to Address Climate Change in the Commonwealth

Please join the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for an online webinar on the Commonwealth’s planning efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Guided by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, Massachusetts is currently studying how to achieve the ambitious climate goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

This webinar will be an opportunity to learn about the state’s research effort as well as to provide feedback on the state’s 2050 emissions limit and the implementation plans to achieve it.

This webinar will be recorded, so if you can’t participate during the event, you can still observe the discussion here.

Free public event. Hosted by Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)

9 AM – 10:30 AM
Online Webinar 
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FRIDAY — MARCH 27, 2020 — ONLINE
MCAN climate action webinarClimate Action Webinar with Carol Oldham: how to plan our climate emergency campaigns in this time of uncertainty.

Carol Oldham is Executive Director of Mass Climate Action Network

You can participate on either Thursday, March 26th at 7pm or Friday, March 27th at noon (or both if you want a maximum dosage!)

Please forward this invitation to everyone in your local networks, anyone you may be communicating with about the climate campaign, and publicize widely. Everyone will need to RSVP below in order to receive the link to the event.

Free public event. Hosted by 350 MASS // Cape Cod and 2 others

12 PM – 1 PM
» RSVP and receive webinar link         
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FRIDAY — MARCH 27, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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WEDNESDAY — APRIL 1, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Policy, Politics, and Regulation: The Green New Deal and Beyond

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

THURSDAY — APRIL 2, 2020 — ONLINE
Green_Living_Seminar_Poster (3)
Mercury toxicity in loon populations in the Adirondacks
Free public event. Hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department

5:30 PM
» Join Skype webinar with this link
» MCLA event page

FRIDAY — APRIL 3, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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WEDNESDAY — APRIL 8, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: The Climate Change Narrative: Activism, Youth, and the Media

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

THURSDAY — APRIL 9, 2020 — ONLINE
Green_Living_Seminar_Poster (3)
Pollution, evolution and how to reduce our dependence on antibiotics and pesticides
Free public event. Hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department

5:30 PM
» Join online Skype webinar with this link
» MCLA event page

FRIDAY — APRIL 10, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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THURSDAY — APRIL 16, 2020 — ONLINE
Green_Living_Seminar_Poster (3)
The ozone hole: its history and current status
Free public event. Hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department

5:30 PM
Visit MCLA event page for Webinar link
» MCLA event page

THURSDAY — APRIL 16, 2020 — ONLINE
100%_Poster
6:30PM – 8:00PM
» RSVP here to register

FRIDAY — APRIL 17, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page   

SATURDAY — APRIL 18, 2020 — ONLINE
Earth Day 2020
Earth Day 2020 Boston Facebook Live Rally

Join Senator Ed Markey, City Councilors Michelle Wu and Andrea Campbell, Mass Sierra Club, Mass Audubon, musical performers and more for a virtual rally on April 18, 2020 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and learn about how to take action on climate during the COVID-19 crisis. Other online events will take place throughout the week.

Free public event. Hosted by Speak for the Trees Boston and 8 others

10 AM – 1 PM
» Facebook event page

TUESDAY — APRIL 21, 2020 — CHESTNUT HILL, MA
Looks like this is canceled…

BC Panel - Weymouth Compressor
The North Weymouth Natural Gas Compressor Station– Needed? Safe? Just?

A panel discussion exploring the impacts, rationale, and environmental justice of the proposed North Weymouth Compressor Station.

Moderator:

  • James Keenan, S.J., Professor of Theological Ethics, Theology Department, Boston College

Panelists:

  • Dr. Philip Landrigan, Director, Global Public Health and the Common Good, Boston College
  • Nathan Philips, Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University
  • Alice Arena, Founder of FRRACS- Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station
  • More panelist will be added as they confirm

Free public event. Sponsored by The Environmental Studies Program, The Jesuit Institute, The Global Public Health and the Common Good Program

7:00pm to 8:30pm
McGuinn Hall, 121
Boston College
140 Beacon Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
» Event information

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 22, 2020 — ONLINE
Earth Day Live 1
— Strike, divest, and vote for our future.

From April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to April 24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization.

Earth Day Live will feature a three-day livestream where millions of people can join activists, celebrities, musicians, and more in an epic moment of community and hope for the future.

» Earth Day Live – register to live stream               

THURSDAY — APRIL 23, 2020 — ONLINE
pipelines and pandemics
Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) Live from the frontlines of the fracked gas buildout

Live online from the ‘virtual’ front door of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Beyond Extreme Energy will broadcast a conversation with activists from Oregon, Texas, North Carolina, West Virginia and Pennsylvania on the frontlines of the US Fracked Gas Buildout.

FERC has approved permits for nearly every single fracked gas pipeline and gas infrastructure project that gas industry companies have ever submitted to them. And even during the ongoing pandemic crisis, FERC continues to hold commissioners’ meetings, continues to allow pipeline construction, and continues to approve new fracked gas pipelines, compressor stations, export terminals, and more.

We’ll share the other side of the story – bringing you a live, personal conversation amongst advocates who live in the path of those pipelines, compressors and export terminals. We heard many such stories of the harm FERC is causing and the resistance to it during our BXE FERC Into FREC (Federal Renewable Energy Commission) road show last year. We traveled from western PA, through West Virginia, Virginia, and the Carolinas, and ending in Georgia at the Elba Island gas export terminal.

Here are the bios of the people who will be speaking on the call:

Donna Chavis is founder of the RedTailed Hawk Collective. She has over 40 years of experience advocating for environmental, social and economic justice and is currently a leader in resistance against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and other gas industry infrastructure in her area. She resides in Robeson County, NC which is her ancestral home of the Lumbee Indian Tribe.

Allie Rosenbluth is the Campaigns Director at Rogue Climate, a grassroots organization with a mission to empower southern Oregon communities most impacted by climate change. She coordinates a coalition of community organizations, Tribal members, impacted landowners, conservation groups, and others across the region to stop the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline.

Juan B. Mancias is Tribal Chairman of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, was born and raised in Plainview, Texas. In recent years he has organized marches against Dos Republicos Coal mine, which produces substandard coal sold to Mexico, and proposed LNG terminal/pipeline sites. He focuses on building resistance to the fossil fuel industry and its abusive impact on the environment, raising awareness of the destruction of border wall construction, organizing assistance to asylum refugees, reclaiming and protecting his tribe’s ancestral lands, and decolonizing tribal people and others.

Michael Bagdes-Canning is a husband (Karen, 41 years), father, grandfather, retired teacher, organizer with Marcellus Outreach Butler (MOB), co-founder of the Better Path Coalition, a member of the Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign Coordinating Committee and an elected official. For the past 10 years he has been involved in the fight against fracking, including local, regional, and national campaigns.

Crystal Mello is a local pipeline resister, grandma, and sometimes tree sitter against the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Free public event. Hosted by Beyond Extreme Energy
Host contact: info@beyondextremeenergy.org

12 Noon
» RSVP to join the webinar      

THURSDAY — APRIL 23, 2020 — ONLINE “ACTIONAR”
actionar
Actionar for Stop The Money Pipeline Massachusetts Live!

What do CHASE BANK, MASSACHUSETTS, and LEE RAYMOND, former CEO of ExxonMobil and historic climate change denier—have in common?? And what can we do about it?

Already met Lee Raymond in our first actionar? Great! Please join us again to learn more and take more actions with Massachusetts-specific messages.

What’s an actionar? Watch this 1 minute video

Part of Earth Day Live, a 3-day live-stream mobilization April 22-24

Free public event. Hosted by Stop The Money Pipeline Massachusetts and 4 others

12 PM and 7 PM
» Facebook event page            
» Registered here

THURSDAY — APRIL 23, 2020 — ONLINE
Earth Day Live 2
— Strike, divest, and vote for our future.

From April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to April 24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization.

Earth Day Live will feature a three-day livestream where millions of people can join activists, celebrities, musicians, and more in an epic moment of community and hope for the future.

» Earth Day Live – register to live stream

FRIDAY — APRIL 24, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page   

FRIDAY — APRIL 24 2020 — ONLINE
Earth Day Live 3
— Strike, divest, and vote for our future.

From April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to April 24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization.

Earth Day Live will feature a three-day livestream where millions of people can join activists, celebrities, musicians, and more in an epic moment of community and hope for the future.

» Earth Day Live – register to live stream

FRIDAY — MAY 1, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page   

TUESDAY — MAY 5, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
Electric Buses Virtual Panel InviteElectric Buses: How they’ll help clear the air in Massachusetts
Free public event. Sponsored by MASSPIRG
10 AM EST
» RSVP for event link. Email ethan@pirg.org

FRIDAY — MAY 8, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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TUESDAY — MAY 12, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
Green Energy Consumers Alliance
Green Municipal Aggregation in Massachusetts

We’ll present findings from several communities based on the report on Green Municipal Aggregation (GMA) in Massachusetts, including:

  • steps to bring GMA to your town or city;
  • how GMA programs work;
  • savings achieved for residents of GMA communities;
  • impact of the renewable energy purchases through GMA;
  • the beneficial relationship between GMA and electrification of heating and transportation.

Presenters

Larry Chretien has been the Executive Director of Green Energy Consumers Alliance since 1999 and a driving force behind our expansion into innovative, consumer-focused clean energy programs and advocacy. Along with aggregation broker Good Energy, Larry developed the GMA model to favor local, Class 1 renewable energy – keeping the benefits of clean energy purchases here in New England.

Daria Mark is the Community Outreach Manager at Green Energy Consumers Alliance & primary author of the 2nd edition of our Green Municipal Aggregation in Massachusetts report. Daria has been active on  GMA since 2015, when she started working with Brookline, where she resides, on its path to cleaner electricity.

The one-hour webinar will feature a concise GMA in Massachusetts presentation and plenty of time for Q&A.

Free public event – registration required. Hosted by Green Energy Consumers Alliance

11AM – 12PM
» Register here

TUESDAY — MAY 12, 2020 — ONLINE
protecting forests
— Protecting Forests: reducing emissions+storing carbon in forests to achieve a safe climate

PROTECTING FORESTS #1:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Dr. William R. Moomaw, Professor Emeritus, Center for International Environment & Resource Policy at Tufts University, lead author of five reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, former director of the Climate & Energy Program at the World Resources Institute.

The talks are free, but registration is required – see below.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the meeting. Please register if you can’t attend and want a link to the recorded talk. Do not share the link because it will only work for you.

7 PM – 8:30 PM
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FRIDAY — MAY 15, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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TUESDAY — MAY 19, 2020 — ONLINE
EEP-GCHead

Energy Efficiency During Covid-19 : May Pittsfield Green Drinks. YES! You can make your home or business more energy efficient, even during this emergency. During a time when MassSave contractors cannot enter your homes, Mass Save sponsors are offering two new no-cost / no-home-visit home energy assessments you can undertake online. Right now, for any qualifying customer who signs up by May 31 Mass Save will cover 100% of your insulation upgrade costs! MassSave is also in the process of adapting one tool for its small business program. Please join us to find out how your business can sign up to save money by saving energy.

Get the details on how MassSave is engaging during the COVID-19 emergency from Rose Wessel, director of BEAT’s No Fracked Gas in Mass program and EE-Pittsfield initiative. EE-Pittsfield is assisting the City of Pittsfield in meeting the goals of MassSave’s Municipal Partnership program, boosting participation in MassSave programs for homeowners, renters, landlords and small businesses in the city of Pittsfield and beyond.

6 PM – 7 PM
Online via Zoom
» Please register here


TUESDAY — MAY 19, 2020 — ONLINE
TAKE ACTION webinar
Join TAKE ACTION on the Weymouth Compressor Webinar

The Weymouth Compressor Station is a poster child for many things wrong with our state and federal governments. Don’t care enough about halting climate change, don’t care enough about protecting public health, don’t care enough about workers. Join in to raise your voice.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Free public event. Hosted by Mass Power Forward and 5 others

5 PM – 6:15 PM
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TUESDAY — MAY 19, 2020 — ONLINE
protecting forests
— Massachusetts forests: To Cut or Not to Cut?

PROTECTING FORESTS #2:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Michael Kellett, Executive Director and co-founder of RESTORE: The North Woods and Dr. Bill Stubblefield, biologist and expert on the role forests can play in mitigating climate change and biodiversity collapse.

The talks are free, but registration is required – see below.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the meeting. Please register if you can’t attend and want a link to the recorded talk. Do not share the link because it will only work for you.

7 PM – 8:30 PM
» Facebook event page        
» Register here for Zoom link

THURSDAY — MAY 21, 2020 — ONLINE
FracklandTour
Frackland Tour: Virtual Edition
Free public event. Hosted by Environmental Health Project

12 PM
» View on Facebook, youtube, or EHP website

FRIDAY — MAY 22, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page   

TUESDAY — MAY 26, 2020 — ONLINE ACTIONAR
TAKE ACTION webinar
— Join TAKE ACTION on the Weymouth Compressor Webinar 3

The Weymouth Compressor Station is a poster child for many things wrong with our state and federal governments. Don’t care enough about halting climate change, don’t care enough about protecting public health, don’t care enough about workers. Join in to raise your voice.

This week we will be writing to our representatives about the compressor tax. It will be a follow up to the last actionar, but this can also be your first one!

Free public event. Hosted by 350 Mass for a Better Future, Arlington Mothers Out Front, Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station, Canton Residents For a Sustainable, Equitable Future, Toxics Action Center And Mass Power Forward 

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

5 PM – 6:15 PM
» Register here        

WEDNESDAY — MAY 27, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
CET logo
Benefits of Weatherization for Businesses

During these uncertain times, there are still ways that your business can help reduce operating costs and your impact on the environment. Join our webinar on the Benefits of Weatherization for Businesses to find out how!

In this session, the Center for EcoTechnology will provide an overview of weatherization and energy efficiency services for small and medium businesses. CET will discuss potential cost and energy savings, as well as the incentives available through partnering utilities.

Attendees can also participate in a live Q&A session with our lead energy analysts.

Free public event. Sponsored by the Center for EcoTechnology.

1PM
» Register here

WEDNESDAY — MAY 27, 2020 — ONLINE
CLF logo
Virtual Discussion on Air Pollution, COVID-19 Mortality, and Communities of Color

Join CLF, the MetroWest Climate Solutions Group, and the Union of Concerned Scientists for a unique virtual learning session.

With a respiratory pandemic sweeping the globe, it’s important to understand the links between air quality, health, and injustice. In this webinar, Xiao Wu, a Harvard School of Public Health Ph.D. candidate in biostatistics, will describe the research linking COVID-19 death rates with particulate air pollution. Paulina Muratore, a Senior Campaign Organizer with the Union of Concerned Scientists, will describe how fine particulate matter from cars, trucks, and buses disproportionately impacts communities of color and the need to reduce air pollution from the transportation sector. Staci Rubin, a Senior Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation, will moderate the program.

Free public event.

6:00 – 6:45 PM
» RSVP to receive directions on how to tune in

FRIDAY — MAY 29, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page   

TUESDAY — JUNE 2, 2020 — ONLINE FACEBOOK LIVE
Mark Litchy FB Live
Mark Litchy interview about film Pennsylvania: A Fractured State

Join us for a Facebook Live Interview between Mark Lichty, creator of the film, Pennsylvania: A Fractured State, and Green Amendments For the Generations Founder, Maya van Rossum.

Free public event.

6 PM – 7 PM
» Watch the live video here when it airs

WEDNESDAY — JUNE 3, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
net metering webinar
Net Energy Metering and State Authority: What’s at Stake for Advanced Energy in FERC Petition

States have long had the right to design retail billing and rate policies to facilitate the adoption of distributed energy resources, but right now that’s under threat of federal preemption. Net energy metering and similar practices have long been an important tool for states, as well as municipal and cooperative utilities, to empower consumers to take control over their energy supply.

A recent petition from a little-known group called the New England Ratepayers Association asks the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to upend the status quo and expand federal regulatory authority over these policies and the customers that participate in them – with ramifications well beyond just net energy metering for rooftop solar.

This webinar will explain how FERC ruling the wrong way could impact existing and emerging state and municipal and cooperative utility  approaches to supporting distributed energy resources in retail markets.

Panelists:

  • Ted Thomas, Chairman, Arkansas Public Service Commission
  • Hannah Muller, Director of Public Policy, Clearway Energy
  • John McCaffrey, Senior Regulatory Counsel, American Public Power Association
  • Jeff Dennis, Managing Director and General Counsel, Advanced Energy Economy

Free public event. Hosted by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)

3pm Eastern Time
» Register here

FRIDAY — JUNE 5, 2020 — HARTFORD, CT
Killingly car caravan
— Stop the Fracked Gas Power Plant!

Join the Car Caravan as we circle DEEP headquarters and the State Capitol to demand that Gov. Lamont and Commissioner Dykes cancel the unneeded fracked gas power plant to be built in Killingly. Then we will caravan to the Governor’s mansion at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford (across from Elizabeth Park).

Free public event. Hosted by CCAG – Connecticut Citizen Action Group, 350 Connecticut, and Connecticut Chapter Sierra Club

3 PM – 4 PM
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP)
79 Elm Street
Hartford CT 06106
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FRIDAY — JUNE 5, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
» Facebook event page   

SATURDAY — JUNE 6, 2020 — QUINCY to WEYMOUTH (CAR PARADE)
POSTPONED FOR WEYMOUTH H.S. GRADUATION – TO BE RESCHEDULED!
Quincy car parade
Car Parade to Stop the Compressor Station

We invite you to join us for a car parade to stop the compressor station. The First Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the air quality permit for the compressor station on June 3. Although this doesn’t mean that the fight is over, it’s still good news! Celebrate with us!

The car parade will commence at Quincy Point Congregational Church (444 Washington St., Quincy) and will proceed to the construction site. We will conclude at Weymouth Town Hall. We invite you to join us (social-distantly)!

Meet at Quincy Point Congregational Church (444 Washington St., Quincy) at 10:00 AM.

We will leave from the church at 10:30AM. Volunteers will help coordinate the order and flow of the car parade.

Important Things to Note:

-Please wear masks!

-Please, one to a car unless you are with your spouse/partner/roommates.

-Please decorate your car before you arrive! Place 8.5×11 signs on the back passenger window on the driver’s side. Do not place signage in your back window or on your dashboard as the police may stop you for an obstructed view.

-Watch out for walkers and joggers

Free public event. Sponsored by Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS)

10AM – 12PM
Quincy Point Congregational Church
444 Washington Street
Quincy, MA
» Event details and directions

TUESDAY — JUNE 9, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
protecting forests talk 3
Paying to cut and burn forests: is this really what we want for renewable energy?

Mary S. Booth, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the Partnership for Policy Integrity, directs PFPI’s science and advocacy work on greenhouse gases, air pollution, and forest impacts of biomass energy.

Biomass energy is growing rapidly worldwide due to its inclusion in renewable energy programs that make it eligible for financial incentives, including in Massachusetts. However, despite being treated as “green” and carbon neutral, burning forest wood for energy actually emits more climate and air pollution per unit energy than most fossil fuels. And harvesting for biomass creates negative impacts on our forests.

Free public event. Sponsored by Climate Action Now & Save Massachusetts Forests
7:00 PM-8:30 PM Eastern Time
Online
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THURSDAY — JUNE 11, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
Mark and Isaac
Modular and Scalable Microgrids in the New Energy Landscape

By now, you’ve probably heard how microgrids can enable energy resiliency and sustainability. However. they’re not only reserved for large scale energy-intensive buildings like hospitals and data centers. In this webinar, we will de-mystify modular and scalable microgrids and how business models like Energy-as-a-Service allow organizations to benefit from them.

Join us as we outline the ways for retailers and energy providers to build a business case for cutting-edge demand side management, including customer acquisition and retention, streamlined procurement and implementation and best-in-class measurement and verification.

Free public event. Sponsored by GreenTech Media, and supported by
Life is On | Schneider Electric

2 PM – 3 PM Eastern
Online
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FRIDAY — JUNE 12, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH (each Fri till June 19)
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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TUESDAY — JUNE 16, 2020 — ONLINE – ZOOM
June green drinks
— Climate Change Resiliency: June Pittsfield Green Drinks

At our June gathering we will welcome Carrieanne Petrik of the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program to talk about how communities can identify climate change vulnerabilities, prioritize action, and build resiliency.

The MVP program is a Commonwealth-wide initiative. Through a two-part grant program, communities can receive funding to study and plan how they can best be resilient, and then to put those plans into action. Several Berkshire County communities are in the midst of MVP grants. Learn what your town is doing, what the possibilities are, and how to become a MVP community.

Carrieanne Petrik is the MVP Berkshires and Hilltowns regional coordinator. A long-time South County resident, she is working with communities to assess, plan, and implement MVP grants in ways that make sense for each town.

Free public event. Hosted by Mass Sierra Club, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. and Berkshire Environmental Action Team

6 PM – 7 PM
Online
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TUESDAY — JUNE 16, 2020 — ONLINE
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— Confab on Climate, Capitalism and Solutions
Join our excellent panel of expert speakers for a deep dive discussion on the fight against fracked gas infrastructure in NY.

We will zero in on the North Brooklyn Pipeline as a case study and hear about the dangers, health impacts, and the racial and economic injustice burdening the predominantly Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color (BBIPOC) communities at the frontlines and how we can organize to stop it.

We will reveal how National Grid’s proposed and current projects fly in the face of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and offer other alternatives that are both economically viable and more sustainable to move us towards a just transition to renewable energy.

And lastly, we will zoom out to the bigger picture of climate justice during the pandemic and times of revolution.

There will be time for Q&A at the end with the presenters.

Bob Howarth is a professor at Cornell University, an Earth systems scientist, and a leading world expert on methane emissions from shale gas as a driver of climate change. He has published widely, testified before the US Senate and Congress as well as the European Union Parliament, and given briefings at the White House. Currently, he serves as a member of the New York State Climate Action Council, the group charged with implementing the CLCPA.

Jen Chantrtanapichate is an artist, climate activist, and community organizer from New York City. She serves as the program director at Sixth Street Community Center, where she founded their climate justice youth program. In 2015, she founded CNB— a grassroots community organization that fights environmental racism and for environmental justice, as it pertains to waste inequity in North Brooklyn.

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, where he teaches social/political philosophy rooted in the Black radical tradition and anti-colonial thought. His public philosophy includes articles exploring intersections of climate justice and colonialism, and he is currently writing a book entitled Reconsidering Reparations that considers a novel philosophical argument for reparations and explores links with environmental justice.

Jessica Azulay is Executive Director of Alliance for a Green Economy, a Syracuse-based nonprofit working to advance a just transition to a 100% renewable energy system in all sectors. Jessica is a policy analyst, researcher, and activist, who puts her skills in the hands of the people all over New York fighting to eliminate dirty energy in all forms.

Free public event. Hosted by No North Brooklyn Pipeline and Sane Energy Project

6 PM – 7:30 PM
Online
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TUESDAY — JUNE 16, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
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Forests and Brain Health: Emerging Research

Susan A. Masino, Ph.D. is the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College and a recent Bullard Fellow in Forest Research at Harvard University. Her research focuses on links among metabolism, brain activity and behavior and she is dedicated to educational, environmental and public policy issues affecting brain health.

The link between forests and brain health is a public policy imperative: we face increasing costs for disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to addiction, and forests offer exercise, mindfulness and stress reduction. We are still discovering new species, and forests are a former and a likely future source of new medicines. Research on cardiovascular, immune and neurological systems is expanding worldwide. In people of all ages a forest can increase kindness, altruism, and generosity by provoking awe – the sense of wonder you feel in the presence of something beyond your understanding. For these and many other reasons, natural forests should be protected and accessible to citizens across the state.

Free public event. Sponsored by Climate Action Now & Save Massachusetts Forests
7:00 PM-8:30 PM Eastern Time
Online
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WEDNESDAY — JUNE 17, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
EPA office of water— Public Webinar for the Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule

On June 1, 2020, the EPA finalized the “Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule” to implement the water quality certification process consistent with the text and structure of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The final rule establishes procedures that promote consistent implementation of CWA section 401 and regulatory certainty in the federal licensing and permitting process. The final rule also, for the first time, provides a holistic analysis of the statutory text, legislative history, and relevant case law informing implementation of CWA section 401.

EPA is hosting a free public webinar to review the key elements of the finalized rule. The webinar will be a presentation only and will be recorded and posted on the CWA 401 website for future viewing.

You are welcome to send questions and points to clarify before and after the presentation to cwa401@epa.gov.

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT
Online
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THURSDAY — JUNE 18, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
David Green
— David Green: Learn how your home can become Zero Carbon

Reducing our energy usage and carbon emissions are critical to fighting climate change.
But what if you went beyond reducing to eliminating your usage of fossil-fuel derived energy?
And what if if this generated a 15% return — far higher than almost any stock or bond investments?
Dover, MA resident David Green achieved this in this 1970’s era home. In this webinar, he will take you through the practical, technical, and financial details of his four-year journey. He notes:
“The conventional wisdom is that going zero can only be achieved on new houses, that it is very expensive, and that it requires big lifestyle compromises. I have found that the conventional wisdom is wrong, on all counts. We have gone zero on our drafty 1970’s house, we are saving over $11,000 a year on utility bills and our lifestyle has improved as our indoor air is fresher and more comfortable and our house is quieter. I still take long showers.”
Join this webinar to learn how you too can begin the journey to have a Net Zero Carbon Home.

Free public event. Sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light

7PM Eastern
Online
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FRIDAY — JUNE 19, 2020 — HILLSBOROUGH, NH
Fridays for the future
Fridays for the Future

We demand governments adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.

People + determination = power. Join us!

Free public event. Hosted by Sue Durling and ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 (Network Group) Stop Granite Bridge Pipeline

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Town Center
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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WEDNESDAY — JUNE 24, 2020 — ONLINE
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— Covid’s Lessons on Climate: Listen to Science and fight Racism

Craig Altemose will speak to two lessons we must learn from the COVID-19 about climate change.

The first is that we ignore expert guidance – whether public health professionals or climate scientists — at our peril. To do so, climate catastrophe awaits us as surely as did the pandemic.

The second lesson is how the racial justice dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic shed light on the climate movement’s task to advance an explicitly anti-racist climate agenda.

Finally he will share his thoughts on, and his organization’s plans for, where the movement should head from here to advance a just and sustainable future.

Craig AltemoseCraig S. Altemose is the founding Executive Director of Better Future Project, which organizes communities, campuses, and coalitions to address the climate crisis through its programs: 350 Massachusetts, Divest Ed, and Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW). Before starting BFP, Craig co-founded and led Students for a Just and Stable Future, a statewide student network that engaged students at more than 15 Massachusetts universities on climate policy. Craig holds a B.A. in International Relations from Eckerd College, an M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action’s Peace and Climate Working Group

Recent op-ed in CommonWealth Magazine

Free public event. Hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action 

7 PM – 8 PM
Online
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WEDNESDAY — JUNE 24, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
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Black Workers and a Just Transition
The second Just Transition Listening Project zoom webinar, “Black Workers and a Just Transition,” will be hosted by renowned author and activist Bill Fletcher Jr.

Join us as we explore history of Black workers in the United States during economic transitions. Hear perspectives from labor leaders on the impact of the pandemic, the unfolding economic crisis and climate change as well as the potential of the global uprising for Black lives to help shape a just, sustainable economic future for all workers and communities.

The webinar will include an interview with Jhacova Williams, economist for the Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy (PREE) of the Economic Policy Institute, and a roundtable discussion with Nia Winston, General Vice President of UNITE HERE, Tanya Wallace Gobern, Executive Director of the National Black Workers Center and others.

Free public event. Hosted by Labor Network For Sustainability

8PM – 9:15PM Eastern
Online
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TUESDAY — JUNE 30, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
community HIAHealth Impact Assessments (HIAs) templates and how to use them

The HIA revolves around one central question which can be posed to public officials:

Do you have enough information to determine that a particular site is safe enough for your community? 

Please join our webinar to learn how your community could use our HIA templates to make the case that the proposed well pad, compressor station, injection well or petro-chemical plant poses risks to the community. The facts are on your side.

Here are 5 reasons why HIAs will benefit shale communities:

  1. We need an organizing structure to evaluate local shale development
  2. Health impacts have been documented near UOGD sites
  3. All parts of the shale gas infrastructure are known to produce emissions
  4. Water and air contamination have been documented
  5. Consequences of shale development are local and local and state governments have a responsibility to protect health and safety within their boundaries

Environmental Health Project’s do-it-yourself HIA will assist you in collecting data on your community; expected emissions from a shale gas or oil site; and potential health risks in the immediate area. Don’t let the company be the only one that brings data to the table!

Presenter Beth Weinberger is the Director of Research & Policy at the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project. She has a Masters degree in Public Health and a PhD in Political Science. She has been with the organization since it first opened in 2012 and is particularly interested in children’s public health and in environmental justice.

Free public event. Hosted by Halt the Harm.

1 PM EST
Online
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TUESDAY — JUNE 30, 2020 — ONLINE
now to buy clean energy— Webinar: How to Buy Clean Electricity

Join this FREE webinar to learn how to purchase clean electricity in Massachusetts and make a difference in the way we source our electricity. With a myriad of confusing and competing offers, we’ll sift through what’s fact and what’s fiction, how to keep from paying through the roof for clean electricity, what purchases change our electric grid for the better and next steps in the electricity market in MA.

Free public event. Hosted by Green Energy Consumers Alliance

2 PM – 3 PM
Online
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