Events Archive: July-Dec 2017

July-December 2017

The events listed here are not all sponsored or conducted by No Fracked Gas in Mass.  We offer them as a way of helping people participate in the full range of anti-pipeline, pro-clean-energy and environmental events shaping our future.


SATURDAY — JULY 1, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA
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SATURDAY — JULY 1, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA


MONDAY — JULY 3, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral

6:30 to 7:00 pm

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

TUESDAY — JULY 4, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

— Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA

WEDNESDAY — JULY 5, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA


Wednesday Vigil against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral
8:00 to 9:00 am

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts.

West Roxbury, MA
(Across from the quarry)

THURSDAY — JULY 6, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Letter writing group working on letters against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral targeted to specific recipients. Details about location are available by emailing SWRL at stopwrlpipeline@gmail.com
7:00 pm

FRIDAY — JULY 7, 2017 — BRATTLEBORO, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM
215 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

FRIDAY — JULY 7, 2017 — BELLOWS FALLS, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2 Church St.
Bellows Falls, VT

SATURDAY — JULY 8, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA


MONDAY — JULY 10, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral

6:30 to 7:00 pm

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

TUESDAY — JULY 11, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

— Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA

WEDNESDAY — JULY 12, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA


Wednesday Vigil against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral
8:00 to 9:00 am

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts.

West Roxbury, MA
(Across from the quarry)

THURSDAY — JULY 13, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Letter writing group working on letters against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral targeted to specific recipients. Details about location are available by emailing SWRL at stopwrlpipeline@gmail.com
7:00 pm

FRIDAY — JULY 14, 2017 — BRATTLEBORO, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM
215 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

FRIDAY — JULY 14, 2017 — BELLOWS FALLS, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2 Church St.
Bellows Falls, VT

SATURDAY — JULY 15, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA


MONDAY — JULY 17, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral

6:30 to 7:00 pm

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

TUESDAY — JULY 18, 2017 — WEBINAR
Legislative Attacks on NEPA and Other Laws Important to Pipelines – Defeating Shale Gas Infrastructure: Strategies & Tools for Communities, with Raul Garcia of Earthjustice and  Stephen Schima of Save Our Environment. Join us for an update on the latest attacks and efforts to stop them! In the fight against pipelines, compressors and LNG export facilities, The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is one of the primary mechanisms communities can use to fully understand and vet the impacts of an infrastructure proposal and to make the case that a project should not be approved by the powerful agency that is FERC.  Learn more about the value and threats to NEPA and other attacks on the pipeline permitting process and what you can do to protect it from rollbacks.
6:30 pm
Online 
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TUESDAY — JULY 18, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

— Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA

TUESDAY — JULY 18, 2017 — PROVIDENCE, RI
Nonviolent Direct Action Training at Aurora. 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, and a discussion on self-care and community care.
» Facebook event
» Official registration form
5:30 – 9:00 pm
Aurora
276 Westminster St.
Providence, RI

WEDNESDAY — JULY 19, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA


Wednesday Vigil against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral
8:00 to 9:00 am

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts.

West Roxbury, MA
(Across from the quarry)

WEDNESDAY — JULY 19, 2017 — BREWSTER, MA
— What You Can Do Now – Activist Training. In the age of Trump, what we do at the state, regional and local level is more important than ever. Massachusetts is continuing to be a clean energy leader. Please join Massachusetts Sierra Club Cape Cod & Islands (CCI) Group for an activist training at the Brewster Ladies Library on July 19th.

Presentations by Emily Norton, our Massachusetts Chapter Director, and Chris Powicki, member of the CCI Group’s Executive Committee will bring you up to speed on key state level clean energy bills under consideration on Beacon Hill, as well as opportunities for local and regional action, and give you the tools you need to effectively advocate to your elected officials.

Agenda:
– Welcome and lay of the land
– Overview: “Mass. Clean Energy 101” & “Cape Clean Energy 101”
– Overview: “Demystifying elected officials”
– Next steps
» RSVP via Mass Sierra Club’s Calendar

6:30pm – 8:00pm
Brewster Ladies Library
1822 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631

WEDNESDAY — JULY 19, 2017 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
Public Prayer Circle. People of all faiths, and people with faith in the power of community are invited to join local faith leaders at the site of the proposed Enbridge compressor stations on summer Wednesdays at 6:00 for a brief prayer circle. You are welcome to bring a prayer, poem, or song from your tradition to share, or you may wish to pray or meditate in silence. Family friendly.
6 PM – 6:30 PM
Proposed Compressor Station Site
Bridge Street
North Weymouth, Massachusetts

THURSDAY — JULY 20, 2017 — WASHINGTON, DC
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THURSDAY — JULY 20, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Letter writing group working on letters against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral targeted to specific recipients. Details about location are available by emailing SWRL at stopwrlpipeline@gmail.com
7:00 pm

FRIDAY — JULY 21, 2017 — BRATTLEBORO, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM
215 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

FRIDAY — JULY 21, 2017 — BELLOWS FALLS, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2 Church St.
Bellows Falls, VT

SATURDAY — JULY 22, 2017 — DARTMOUTH, MA

— South Coast Positive Energy Exchange
Come learn about the important work local leaders are doing to combat the threats our communities face due to climate change. Informational tables will be available in lobby throughout event. Presented by South Coast Neighbors United, In collaboration with UMass Dartmouth Office of Sustainability & Residential Services, 350 MA South Coast, Coalition for Social Justice and the Marion Institute

12:30 – 1:40 PM
Film Screening – Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People
Key Note Speaker
1:40 – 2:00 PM
Senator Marc Pacheco,
Chair of Senate Committee on Global Warming & Climate Change
2:00 – 2:15 PM
Mayor Jonathan F. Mitchell,
City of New Bedford
2:15 – 3:30 PM
Other speakers TBA, Q&AUniversity of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Main Auditorium
Dartmouth, MA

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SATURDAY — JULY 22, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA


SATURDAY — JULY 22, 2017 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Non-Violent Direct Action Training. Considering participating an an action that could involve risking arrest? Interested in finding out about Sugar Shack Alliance and possibly joining an Affinity Group so that you could participate with us in an action that could involve arrest? Interested in deepening your understanding of what non-violence is and what makes an effective action? Interested in examining how privilege intersects with the decision to offer oneself for arrest? Interested in learning about consensus decision making and quick decision making?
»» Register here
REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 18 AND IS LIMITED TO 35 PEOPLE
9:30 AM – 5 PM
Northampton Friends Meeting
43 Center St, Ste 202
Northampton, MA

SUNDAY — JULY 23, 2017 — CHARLEMONT, MA
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— Mass Energy’s 7th Annual Clean Energy Festival! Join Mass Energy, People’s Power & Light, and the Center for EcoTechnology for our annual adventures including: a wind turbine tour, solar array tour, discounted zip-lining and rides on the Mountain Coaster at Berkshire East Mountain Resort! Our mission is to make energy more affordable and sustainable. We offer a green power program that supports the wind turbine at Berkshire East.
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are $10 per person and kids under 8 are free.
Included with all tickets:
– Check out electric vehicles!
– Learn about our newest clean energy program, Mass Solar Connect!
– Ride the chairlift up a scenic mountainside (or, we’ll shuttle you up to see the turbine)!
– Enjoy catered lunch at the base of Berkshire East’s wind turbine!
– Get up-close to the wind turbine and a large solar array!
– Ride the exciting Mountain Coaster!
Also included with zip-lining tickets:
– $20 discount on zip-lining!
»» Tickets available at EventBrite
Contact anna@massenergy.org or 800-287-3950 x5 with questions!
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Berkshire East Ski Resort & Canopy Tours
66 S River Rd.
Charlemont, MA

MONDAY — JULY 24, 2017 — PLYMOUTH, MA
What You Can Do Now – Activist Training. In the age of Trump, what we do at the state and local level is more important than ever. Massachusetts is continuing to be a clean energy leader. Presented by Massachusetts Sierra Club alongside Clean Water Action, please join us for an activist training in Plymouth on Monday, July 24th.

Presentations by Emily Norton of Sierra Club and Joel Wool of Clean Water Action will bring you up to speed on key state level clean energy bills under consideration on Beacon Hill, and give you the tools you need to effectively advocate to your elected officials.

Agenda:
– Welcome and lay of the land
– Overview: “Mass. Clean Energy 101”
– Overview: “Demystifying elected officials”
– Next steps
» RSVP via Mass Sierra Club’s Calendar

Plymouth Public Library
132 South Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Monday, July 24th
6:30pm – 8:30pm

MONDAY — JULY 24, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral

6:30 to 7:00 pm

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

TUESDAY — JULY 25, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

— Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA

TUESDAY — JULY 25, 2017 — SCHENECTADY, NY
NY PSC National Grid Public Hearing. The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) will determine whether the company’s request for a rate hike is reasonable.The PSC will make this decision as part of a rate case that is happening right now. In the rate case, the company has filed a proposal for the rate increases and an explanation for how it will spend the money it receives from customers. Organizations and individuals have the right to intervene in this case and challenge the company’s plans.

At a time when tens of thousands of customers already cannot pay their bills and the future of our ecosystems depends on reducing greenhouse gases, we cannot afford to allow this rate hike to go forward. We will band together to fight for affordable bills and investments in our clean energy future, not fossil fuel infrastructure. Join us at an upcoming public hearing to make your voice heard.
1:00 PM
Schenectady – County Community College

Stockade 101
78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY

TUESDAY — JULY 25, 2017 — TROY, NY
NY PSC National Grid Public Hearing. The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) will determine whether the company’s request for a rate hike is reasonable.The PSC will make this decision as part of a rate case that is happening right now. In the rate case, the company has filed a proposal for the rate increases and an explanation for how it will spend the money it receives from customers. Organizations and individuals have the right to intervene in this case and challenge the company’s plans.

At a time when tens of thousands of customers already cannot pay their bills and the future of our ecosystems depends on reducing greenhouse gases, we cannot afford to allow this rate hike to go forward. We will band together to fight for affordable bills and investments in our clean energy future, not fossil fuel infrastructure. Join us at an upcoming public hearing to make your voice heard.
6:00 p.m.
Troy – Hilton Garden Inn
Sage II Conference Room
235 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY

TUESDAY — JULY 25, 2017 — PAWTUCKET, RI
Basic First Aid for Marches and Rallies Training. This training will prepare you to provide basic first aid, support, and community care to folks at marches and rallies. We will discuss affinity groups, scene safety/management, first aid for common incidents, police tactics (tear gas/pepper spray), self care/community health, and emotional/psychological care. *This training is NOT for folks who wish to provide care and support as identified Street Medics – if you are interested in this type of training – please look out for opportunities in August*
» Facebook event
» Official registration form
6:30 – 9:30 pm
The FANG Collective
545 Pawtucket Ave., #113
Pawtucket, RI 02860

WEDNESDAY — JULY 26, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA


Wednesday Vigil against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral
8:00 to 9:00 am

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts.

West Roxbury, MA
(Across from the quarry)

WEDNESDAY — JULY 26, 2017 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
Public Prayer Circle. People of all faiths, and people with faith in the power of community are invited to join local faith leaders at the site of the proposed Enbridge compressor stations on summer Wednesdays at 6:00 for a brief prayer circle. You are welcome to bring a prayer, poem, or song from your tradition to share, or you may wish to pray or meditate in silence. Family friendly.
6 PM – 6:30 PM
Proposed Compressor Station Site
Bridge Street
North Weymouth, Massachusetts

WEDNESDAY — JULY 26, 2017 — SCITUATE, MA
Our Energy Future – Activism Presentation. Hosted by Mass Sierra Club.
We all want clean air and water for our kids and grandkids.Now, more than ever, what you and I do at the state and local level is crucial because of rising sea levels, more frequent storms and crumbling infrastructure here in Massachusetts. Please join us for a briefing that will bring you up to speed on key energy bills under consideration on Beacon Hill and give you the tools you need to effectively advocate to your elected officials.

Agenda:
– Welcome and lay of the land
– “Mass. Clean Energy 101” with Emily Norton, MA Chapter Director of Sierra Club and Joel Wool, Advocate, Clean Water Action
– Communicating with our elected officials
– Next steps
» RSVP via Mass Sierra Club’s Calendar

» RSVP with this link!
Scituate Public LIbrary
6:30 PM – 8:45 PM
85 Branch St.
Scituate, MA

THURSDAY — JULY 27, 2017 — MELROSE, MA
What You Can Do Now – Activist Training. In the age of Trump, what we do at the state and local level is more important than ever. Massachusetts is continuing to be a clean energy leader. Presented by Massachusetts Sierra Club, please join us for an activist training in Melrose on Thursday, July 27th.

Presentations by Emily Norton of Sierra Club and Melrose resident Eugenia Gibbons of Mass Energy Consumer’s Alliance will bring you up to speed on key state level clean energy bills under consideration on Beacon Hill, and give you the tools you need to effectively advocate to your elected officials.

Agenda:
– Welcome and lay of the land
– Overview: “Mass. Clean Energy 101”
– Overview: “Demystifying elected officials”
– Next steps
» RSVP via Mass Sierra Club’s Calendar

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Milano Family Senior Center
201 W Foster Street
Melrose, MA

THURSDAY — JULY 27, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Letter writing group working on letters against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral targeted to specific recipients. Details about location are available by emailing SWRL at stopwrlpipeline@gmail.com
7:00 pm

FRIDAY — JULY 28, 2017 — BRATTLEBORO, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM
215 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

FRIDAY — JULY 28, 2017 — BELLOWS FALLS, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2 Church St.
Bellows Falls, VT

SATURDAY — JULY 29, 2017 — SANDISFIELD, MA
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Celebration for a Living Earth. Join us, The Sugar Shack Aliance, for this summer’s public rally and picnic to raise our collective concerns and awareness on the continued resistance to the Kinder Morgan/TCG CT Expansion Pipeline in the Otis State Forest! Once again, meet us at Spectacle Pond where we gathered last year for our last summer solidarity picnic! We will again feature musical guests and speakers from across the movement and from all corners of the northeast! That’s from 10am to noon!
Then, at 12:30pm, a potluck picnic lunch at 12:30pm, followed by an informal gathering of musicians improvising together at our staging area at just north of the pond at Sue Baxter’s Barn, 250 Cold Spring Rd. Free, Family-friendly and open to the public!
For more information, go to the Sugarshack Alliance website at: sugarshackalliance.org, or contact Elizabeth at 215-355-2145
10 AM – 2 PM
Lower Spectacle Pond
Cold Spring Rd.
Sandisfield MA

SATURDAY — JULY 29, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA


SUNDAY — JULY 30, 2017 — PAWTUCKET, RI
Street Medic Bridge Training. This training is open only to those who have previous or current medical certifications (EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, 3rd & 4th year Medical Students, Wilderness First Responders.) It is assumed that you have experience with major medical issues as well as trauma management. Street Medics provide first aid at political protests including marches, occupations encampments, direct actions and more. This is the standard training for folks of any experience levels who wish to identify themselves as Street Medics while providing care.
Participants are expected to attend the full 4 hours of the training and to come prepared to participate in the hands on components. Please dress for the weather and bring a pack with everything you would want with you for a full day at a protest this time of year. Let us know if any of this will be a problem so we can plan accordingly.
• FANG is looking for donations of herbs and remedies for their street medics. Contact Zoe for more information.
» Facebook event
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1-5 pm
The FANG Collective
545 Pawtucket Ave.
Pawtucket, RI

MONDAY — JULY 31, 2017 — WORCESTER, MA
What You Can Do Now – Activist Training. In the age of Trump, what we do at the state and local level is more important than ever. Massachusetts is continuing to be a clean energy leader.

Presentation by Emily Norton of Sierra Club will bring you up to speed on key state level clean energy bills under consideration on Beacon Hill, and give you the tools you need to effectively advocate to your elected officials.

Agenda:
– Welcome and lay of the land
– Overview: “Mass. Clean Energy 101”
– Overview: “Demystifying elected officials”
– Next steps
» RSVP via Mass Sierra Club’s Calendar

7:00pm – 9:00pm
First Baptist Church
111 Park Ave
Worcester, MA

MONDAY — JULY 31, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Monday Evening Vigil against Spectra/AIM W. Roxbury Lateral

6:30 to 7:00 pm

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

TUESDAY — AUGUST 1, 2017 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Eversource Rate Hike Hearing. It’s back! Eversource has revised a rate case proposal, so there are additional public hearings. The proposal is still bad, but in general the revision makes it slightly less bad for Western MA and a bit worse for Eastern MA (you can read a summarized list of changes here – note that, among other things, you will see charges for low-income customers increase in some regions and decrease in others). To be clear, the fact they are trying a Plan B is the result of overall discontent and people speaking up from various sectors and regions.
6:00 PM

Boland Theatre (Koussevitzky Building)
Berkshire Community College

1350 West St.
Pittsfield, MA

TUESDAY — AUGUST 1, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

— Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM
324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA

WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 2, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA


Wednesday Vigil against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral
8:00 to 9:00 am

Corner of Centre and Grove Sts.

West Roxbury, MA
(Across from the quarry)

WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 2, 2017 — WEST BARNSTABLE, MA
Eversource Rate Hike Hearing. It’s back! Eversource has revised a rate case proposal, so there are additional public hearings. The proposal is still bad, but in general the revision makes it slightly less bad for Western MA and a bit worse for Eastern MA (you can read a summarized list of changes here – note that, among other things, you will see charges for low-income customers increase in some regions and decrease in others). To be clear, the fact they are trying a Plan B is the result of overall discontent and people speaking up from various sectors and regions.
7:00 p.m.
Cape Cod Community College
Tilden Arts Center Main Theater
2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA

TUESDAY — AUGUST 2, 2017 — SHREWSBURY, MA
What You Can Do Now – Activist Training. In the age of Trump, what we do at the state and local level is more important than ever. Massachusetts is continuing to be a clean energy leader.

Presentations by Emily Norton of Sierra Club and Joel Wool of Clean Water Action will bring you up to speed on key state level clean energy bills under consideration on Beacon Hill, and give you the tools you need to effectively advocate to your elected officials.

Agenda:
– Welcome and lay of the land
– Overview: “Mass. Clean Energy 101”
– Overview: “Demystifying elected officials”
– Next steps
» RSVP via Mass Sierra Club’s Calendar

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main St
Shrewsbury, MA

WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 2, 2017 — NORTH WEYMOUTH, MA
Public Prayer Circle. People of all faiths, and people with faith in the power of community are invited to join local faith leaders at the site of the proposed Enbridge compressor stations on summer Wednesdays at 6:00 for a brief prayer circle. You are welcome to bring a prayer, poem, or song from your tradition to share, or you may wish to pray or meditate in silence. Family friendly.
6 PM – 6:30 PM
Proposed Compressor Station Site
Bridge Street
North Weymouth, Massachusetts

THURSDAY — AUGUST 3, 2017 — WILLIAMSTOWN, MA
North County Green Drinks! ”How Bad Is It?” — What are the indignities—and positives—the environment has suffered over the last seven months? This is also an opportunity for folks to share what “green” things we all are working on in the coming months.
5:30-7 pm
Purple Pub Annex
Spring Street
Williamstown, MA

THURSDAY — AUGUST 3, 2017 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Letter writing group working on letters against Spectra/AIM’s W. Roxbury Lateral targeted to specific recipients. Details about location are available by emailing SWRL at stopwrlpipeline@gmail.com
7:00 pm

FRIDAY — AUGUST 4, 2017 — BRATTLEBORO, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
Noon to 1:00 PM
215 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

FRIDAY — AUGUST 4, 2017 — BELLOWS FALLS, VT
Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2 Church St.
Bellows Falls, VT

SATURDAY — AUGUST 5, 2017 — NORTHAMPTON, MA

Let the Landscape Speak – fundraiser to protect ceremonial featuresTurtleCSL

Presenter: Doug Harris, Preservationist for Ceremonial Landscapes & A Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office (NITHPO).  Doug Harris will present a history of Ceremonial Stone Landscape Features in the Northeast region and the struggle to preserve them. The hills and valleys of New England are dotted with living prayers of stone (Ceremonial Stone Landscapes) created by the Indigenous peoples of this region. These stone structures were built to create and restore harmony between human beings and Mother Earth. The prayers that they embody continue to live as long as the stones are kept intact.

Over 1/3 of the 73 features identified in Sandisfield have been desecrated by the construction of a new gas pipeline. This occurred because FERC approved the project before the stone features were identified, and then failed to consult with the tribes in a meaningful manner to resolve the adverse impacts. While harm has been done, this is also an opportunity to support the Indigenous peoples of our region so they can challenge FERC’s behavior in the courts. If successful, ceremonial stone landscapes will be preserved, not destroyed; a result that would have national implications.

3:00 – 5:00 PM

First Churches, 129 Main Street
Northampton, MA
Please enter on the Center Street side of the building.

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Even if you cannot attend, please consider making a contribution for legal costs of this fight. You can make a tax deductible contribution online.
https://tinyurl.com/protectsacredstones

SATURDAY — AUGUST 5, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA

Weekly TD BANK Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Noon- 1:00 PM

324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)

Greenfield, MA



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