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


MONDAY — AUGUST 7, 2017 — HOLYOKE, MA
DOER Biomass regulations-New Hearing. Massachusetts Department of Energy is proposing regulations that allow our money to pay for industrial-scale wood burning . The implications, and potential impacts, of these proposed regulations is deeply concerning from a public health, the climate crisis, environmental justice, and forest sustainability perspective.
We asked DOER for a Western Massachusetts hearing and a comment deadline extension. They added this hearing. We expect the forest industry to show up to defend their business interests, will you attend and speak up for the climate, our forests and future generations?
10 AM – 12 PM
Holyoke Community College
Kittredge Center
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA

MONDAY — AUGUST 7, 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 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

WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 9, 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 9, 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 10, 2017 — ALBANY, NY
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Rally in Albany Tell Cuomo Deny 401 WQC for CPV Natural Gas Power Plant and be a Climate Leader. We will be rallying in Albany to pressure Governnor Cuomo to do the right thing and be a climate leader – DENY the 401 Water Quality permit for the Millennium Valley Lateral Pipeline and Eastern System Upgrade. We are demanding that he shut down CPV once and for all.
11 AM – 2 PM
New York State Capitol
Legislative Office Bldg 933
Albany, NY
» Sign the petition – whether you can make it or not!

THURSDAY — AUGUST 10, 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 11, 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 11, 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 12, 2017 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Roadshow to Renewables: Clean Energy Activist Training. In these times, what we do at the state and local level is more important than ever to ensure that Massachusetts continues to be a clean energy leader, and that clean energy conversion is fair to all. Please join us for this activist training in Pittsfield presented by Steve Linsky from the Massachusetts Sierra Club, and Eugenia Gibbons of Mass Energy Consumers Alliance

Gibbons will speak about the history and status of clean energy programs and legislation in Massachusetts. Linsky will follow with a presentation about how to effectively communicate with our local officials. Both the Massachusetts Sierra Club and Mass Energy advocate for renewable energy solutions at state and local levels. Together, the organizations are well positioned to explain the ins and outs of Massachusetts energy policy, including the content and status of current bills as well steps that could be taken to improve those bills. This event is designed to get participants up to speed quickly and equip them to effect real change in their communities and our state.

AGENDA
Introductions
Massachusetts Clean Energy 101
Demystifying Elected Officials
Next Steps

This event is co-hosted by: 350MA-Berkshire Node, Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT), Massachusetts Sierra Club, and No Fracked Gas In Mass.
Event is FREE, but please RSVP Here

12 PM – 1:30 PM


J. Allen’s Clubhouse Grille (Back Room)
41 North Street
Pittsfield, MA


SATURDAY — AUGUST 12, 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 — AUGUST 14, 2017 — WILLIMANTIC, CT
CT Draft CES Hearing – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released an updated draft of the Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) July 26. Quite simply, the plan is too little, yet it is not too late to do something about it. Advocates are urging Governor Malloy and DEEP to improve the draft plan, helping the state meet its goals of reducing carbon pollution and delivering affordable and reliable clean energy to families and businesses within the state. Greater emphasis is needed on clean, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and deploying home heat pumps for heating and cooling would reduce carbon pollution contributing to climate disruption, avoid the need for new dirty energy infrastructure, save families and businesses money, all while creating jobs and building economic prosperity.
» See bit.ly/2017-CT-CES for more info
6:30 PM
Webb Hall, Room 110
Eastern CT State University
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT

MONDAY — AUGUST 14, 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
/
West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — AUGUST 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

WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 16, 2017 — BRIDGEPORT, CT
CT Draft CES Hearing – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released an updated draft of the Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) July 26. Quite simply, the plan is too little, yet it is not too late to do something about it. Advocates are urging Governor Malloy and DEEP to improve the draft plan, helping the state meet its goals of reducing carbon pollution and delivering affordable and reliable clean energy to families and businesses within the state. Greater emphasis is needed on clean, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and deploying home heat pumps for heating and cooling would reduce carbon pollution contributing to climate disruption, avoid the need for new dirty energy infrastructure, save families and businesses money, all while creating jobs and building economic prosperity.
» See bit.ly/2017-CT-CES for more info
6:30 PM
Beacon Hall Events Center, Room 214,
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport, CT

WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 16, 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 16, 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 17, 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 18, 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 18, 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 19, 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 — AUGUST 21, 2017 — NEW LONDON, CT
CT Draft CES Hearing – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released an updated draft of the Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) July 26. Quite simply, the plan is too little, yet it is not too late to do something about it. Advocates are urging Governor Malloy and DEEP to improve the draft plan, helping the state meet its goals of reducing carbon pollution and delivering affordable and reliable clean energy to families and businesses within the state. Greater emphasis is needed on clean, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and deploying home heat pumps for heating and cooling would reduce carbon pollution contributing to climate disruption, avoid the need for new dirty energy infrastructure, save families and businesses money, all while creating jobs and building economic prosperity.
» See bit.ly/2017-CT-CES for more info
6:30 PM
Fort Trumbull State Park Conference Center
90 Walbach Street
New London, CT

MONDAY — AUGUST 21, 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
/
West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — AUGUST 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

TUESDAY — AUGUST 22, 2017 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Building Community Resilience: Holistic Activism. In this interactive workshop, we will invite you to explore with us various empowerment tools in the realm of :
* Holistic Activism
* Community Building + Organizational Strategies
* Structure/Formation of Freedom Cells
* Creating HUMAN ~ Holistic Uprising: Massachusetts Action Network
* Transitional, Community Empowerment Tactics
* Alternative Solutions: Agorism/Counter-Economics
~ Supported by the Unified City Project and The Freedom Cell Network ~
We are SO excited to facilitate this workshop at Iconica, the new + groovin’ social club/juice and coffee bar in Noho. If you would like some of their organic delicious fresh cold-pressed juice, we ask for a $3-5 contribution and we will pass the hat to cover rental space although there is absolutely no obligation to donate. Peace and Love.
6 PM – 8:30 PM
Iconica Social Club
1 Amber Lane
Northampton, MA

WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 23, 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 23, 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 24, 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 25, 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 25, 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 26, 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 — AUGUST 28, 2017 — SHUTESBURY, MA
Peaceful Action to Protect Sacred Native Lands in Shutesbury. Join us in solidarity in a peaceful vigil to protest neo-colonialism in Shutesbury, and to honor the sovereignty and rights of native peoples everywhere. The Shutesbury Planning Board has issued a permit to Lake Street Development (based in Chicago) to build a solar farm on a suspected Native American burial ground and stone prayer grouping on Nashaway Nipmuc land. The Planning Board has refused to allow a Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) to survey the land, when in-fact the first condition of the Special Permit actually requires a THPO to review a suspected Native site. Instead they brought in an archaeologist who openly admited on record that he was not trained to identify such sites. They skipped this crucial step and issued the permit, disregarding the law. This is a peaceful vigil and rally. Bring signs, drums, prayers, your families and communities, and please help us spread the word! We will be gathering on the Shutesbury Town Common, directly across from the Town Hall.
» Facebook Event Page
6 PM – 7:30 PM
Shutesbury Town Common
Shutesbury, MA

TUESDAY — AUGUST 29, 2017 — TORRINGTON, CT
CT Draft CES Hearing – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released an updated draft of the Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) July 26. Quite simply, the plan is too little, yet it is not too late to do something about it. Advocates are urging Governor Malloy and DEEP to improve the draft plan, helping the state meet its goals of reducing carbon pollution and delivering affordable and reliable clean energy to families and businesses within the state. Greater emphasis is needed on clean, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and deploying home heat pumps for heating and cooling would reduce carbon pollution contributing to climate disruption, avoid the need for new dirty energy infrastructure, save families and businesses money, all while creating jobs and building economic prosperity.
» See bit.ly/2017-CT-CES for more info
6:30 PM
Torrington City Hall Auditorium
140 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Torrington, CT

WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 30, 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

FRIDAY — SEPTEMBER 1, 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

SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 2, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — SEPTEMBER 4, 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

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — SEPTEMBER 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

WEDNESDAY — SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 — HARTFORD, CT
CT Draft CES Hearing – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released an updated draft of the Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) July 26. Quite simply, the plan is too little, yet it is not too late to do something about it. Advocates are urging Governor Malloy and DEEP to improve the draft plan, helping the state meet its goals of reducing carbon pollution and delivering affordable and reliable clean energy to families and businesses within the state. Greater emphasis is needed on clean, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and deploying home heat pumps for heating and cooling would reduce carbon pollution contributing to climate disruption, avoid the need for new dirty energy infrastructure, save families and businesses money, all while creating jobs and building economic prosperity.
» See bit.ly/2017-CT-CES for more info
4:00 PM
Gina McCarthy Auditorium
DEEP’s Hartford Office
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT

WEDNESDAY — SEPTEMBER 6, 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 — SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 — NEW HAVEN, CT
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Clean Energy Rally. The Draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) for CT has been released by the Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection(DEEP).
» Please note the draft here http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=4405&Q=500752&deepNav_GID=2121
If Connecticut leaders are serious about climate change, the CES should be more aggressive.

Please join co-sponsors 350 CT, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Consumers for Sensible Energy, CT Fund for the Environment, and CT Sierra Club at a rally before the final CES hearing and come into the hearing to submit comments for an energy system that meets the needs of the people.

7:00 at 6:00 PM
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington St
New Haven, CT
» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — SEPTEMBER 7, 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

THURSDAY — SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 — NEW HAVEN, CT
CT Draft CES Hearing – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released an updated draft of the Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) July 26. Quite simply, the plan is too little, yet it is not too late to do something about it. Advocates are urging Governor Malloy and DEEP to improve the draft plan, helping the state meet its goals of reducing carbon pollution and delivering affordable and reliable clean energy to families and businesses within the state. Greater emphasis is needed on clean, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and deploying home heat pumps for heating and cooling would reduce carbon pollution contributing to climate disruption, avoid the need for new dirty energy infrastructure, save families and businesses money, all while creating jobs and building economic prosperity.
» See bit.ly/2017-CT-CES for more info
6:30 PM
Jones Auditorium, Britton Building, 2nd Floor
CT Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street
New Haven, CT

FRIDAY — SEPTEMBER 8, 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

THURSDAY — SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 — OAKHAM, MA
2017 Central MA Renewable Energy Summit. Our reliance on dirty energy is polluting our communities, harming our health, and changing our climate. The good news is that we have alternatives. Cities and towns, businesses, nonprofits, and families in Central Massachusetts are reducing their energy usage and switching to clean, renewable energy from sources like solar and wind.

Our recent progress on clean energy should give us confidence that we can go much further. We are inviting leaders from local and state government, businesses, institutions and community organizations to join us for a discussion about moving our region to 100 percent renewable energy, and how to maximize the benefits for our environment, our economy, and all of our residents.

Lunch will be served, and we will offer a tour of renewable energy improvements at the Dismas Family Farm after the event. Food has been generously provided by Whole Foods Market.

10 AM – 1 PM
Dismas Family Farm
687 Lincoln Rd.
Oakham, MA


SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Trial of the Century? Street Theater! This trial, set in the year 2025, brings fracked gas,inc., FOXNews, and former President Trump to trial for their crimes against humanity and the planet. The 20 minute skit sponsored by the Sugar Shack Alliance will occur every half hour starting at 9:30.
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Lawn at First Churches
129 Main Street
Northampton, MA

» Facebook Event Page

SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 9, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

SUNDAY — SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 — BRATTLEBORO, VT
Community Rights Awareness Workshop. Post Oil Solutions (POS) is hosting a Community Rights Awareness Workshop in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-op on Sunday, September 10th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, that will be presented by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). The event is free, and light refreshments will be available. However, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: contact Tim Stevenson of Post Oil Solutions at info@postoilsolutions.org.

Vermont residents are facing industrial wind projects, oil and gas pipelines, and water contamination from harmful corporate project. In this workshop, we examine what the systemic barriers are to Vermont residents stopping unsustainable corporate activities, and why sustainability is illegal. We take an in-depth look at how political and legal structures have been set up to protect the interests of an elite wealthy minority, at the expense of the majority of people and community self-government. We’ll look at how corporations have received more rights and protections than people living in communities.

But we’ll also look at how communities have pushed back against these oppressive structures to reclaim democratic self-government in their communities, and at the state level with a proposed Community Rights Amendment. We’ll explore how communities across the U.S. are using Community Rights to challenge and change those barriers to create the sustainable communities they envision, and how citizens are joining together across states to advance democratic and environmental rights, building the next people’s movement through Community Rights.Post Oil Solutions (POS) is hosting a Community Rights Awareness Workshop at the Brattleboro Food Co-op on Sunday, September 10th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, that will be presented by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).

10 AM – 1 PM
Brattleboro Food Co-op
2 Main St.
Brattleboro VT

MONDAY — SEPTEMBER 11, 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

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — SEPTEMBER 12, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

WEDNESDAY — SEPTEMBER 13, 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 — SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 — BOSTON, MA
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Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know & What We Can Do. Join us for a free New England Aquarium lecture featuring Ellen Marie Douglas, PE, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Hydrology, School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston. In this presentation, Ellen Marie Douglas will discuss observations of our changing climate, what changes may be in Boston’s future, and some plans for how to adapt to these changes.

This lecture is co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Boston and Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Boston School for the Environment.
» Registration is free, reserve your seat

7 PM – 9 PM

New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA

» Facebook Event Page

THURSDAY — SEPTEMBER 14, 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 — SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 — PITTSFIELD, MANEAL
Congressman Neal’s Berkshire County Town Hall. This is a very important opportunity to engage with Rep. Neal, the ranking member on the House Ways & Means Committee. Got questions about energy & climate? Environmental Justice? Holding the line against the changes this administration wants to make? Here’s the chance to ask!
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Koussevitzky Arts Center
Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, MA
» Facebook Event Page

FRIDAY — SEPTEMBER 15, 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

SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 — SANDISFIELD, MA
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 16, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — SEPTEMBER 18, 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

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 — BOSTON, MA
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Renewable Portfolio Standard – Bill Hearing! The Joint Committee on Telecommuni-cations, Utilities and Energy (TUE) will hold a hearing on bills related to the Renewable Portfolio Standard. The RPS is a critical tool for advancing clean energy. Come show your support!

Mass Power Forward supports increasing the Renewable Portfolio Standard by 3% each year, driving demand for renewable power and growing our local clean energy industries. We also support a statewide solar target of 25% solar by 2030. Additionally, we support a proposal by Rep. Khan to accelerate the RPS by 2% per year while incorporating municipal light plants into the state’s clean energy goals.

H2706/S1846 – An act relative to solar power and the green economy – Rep. Mark / Sen. Eldridge
H2700/S1876 – An Act to Increase the RPS and Ensure Compliance with the GWSA – Rep. Khan / Sen. Pacheco
» More info at Mass Power Forward
1 PM – 5 PM
Massachusetts State House
Room A-2 (may move)
24 Beacon St.
Boston, Massachusetts

TUESDAY — SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 — ALBANY, NY
SHARE Press Conference Calling for a Renewable Alternative to a Fracked Gas Power Plant. Governor. Cuomo proposes a new fracked gas power plant for Sheridan Hollow in Albany. Climate activists call for a renewable energy solution.
This past May, Governor Cuomo announced plans to construct a new 16 megawatt fracked gas power plant in the center of Albany*, just blocks from the Hampton Inn Hotel in the community called Sheridan Hollow. The new Sheridan Hollow Power Plant would be built in the old ANSWERS plant, (a trash to energy plant that was closed in 1994) and would provide power and heat to the Empire State Plaza, the Capitol and other government buildings. It would power a microgrid that could operate independently of the power grid. $89 million has already been approved in the New York budget to fund the microgrid and a Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued in July. An announcement of who will be awarded the contract is expected sometime this fall.
A newly formed coalition named Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE) includes neighborhood groups, SNYFGP, PAUSE, Food and Water Watch, Citizen Action, Catskill Mountainkeeper.
Join Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE) on the third floor of the capitol for a press conference about our call for a renewable alternative to the fracked gas power plant.
11:00 am
Capitol Building
State Street
Albany, NY

WEDNESDAY — SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 — WASHINGTON, DC
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FERC Protest in D.C. We need a big showing at FERC’s September 20 meeting! We’ll have a rally before the meeting begins and then we’ll be inside the meeting, in overflow rooms, outside chanting, and some of us will even go to Capitol Hill to lobby. We’ll be chanting, disrupting, showing solidarity, lobbying.

Here’s why! — FERC is set to reconvene on September 20th with Trump’s Senate-approved commissioners Robert Powelson and Neil Chatterjee eager to use their newly minted rubber stamps.

All of this is happening as the Senate and House are moving bills that would expand FERC’s authority. One of the House bills actually strips the president of the border crossing authority used to stop Keystone XL and gives it to FERC. But the worst of the bills is the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017, S. 1460. It expands FERC’s authority by requiring other permitting agencies to “give deference” to FERC and it limits FERC’s review of LNG facilities to 45 days.

Here’s how YOU can help!
» Organizations can endorse our action
» Individuals can sign up to attend the rally and participate in other actions

RALLY
September 20, 2017 , 8:30 AM
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First St, NE
Washington, DC 20426

9 AM – 5 PM

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Headquarters
888 1st St NE
Washington, DC

Program TBA – Stay Tuned!
FERC Meeting,
10:00 AM
Lobbying on the HillMeetings being scheduled – Be sure to indicate that you’re interested in lobbying on the sign-up form.

» Be sure to share the Facebook event page!

WEDNESDAY — SEPTEMBER 20, 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 — SEPTEMBER 21, 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 — SEPTEMBER 22, 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

SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 — HOLYOKE, MA
Non Violent Direct Action Training. NVDA is essential to movement building. It provides a basic foundation about the tenets and history of non-violence, the range of non-violent direct action, including the possibility of civil disobedience (risking arrest), community building, understanding the legal process, democratic decision-making using consensus, the use of affinity groups for mutual support and safety, and, reflections on whether to engage in civil disobedience/risking arrest.
Free.  Everyone is welcome and participants are expected to stay for the entire day. Cate Woolner Mary Link, of the Sugar Shack Alliance, are the Trainers
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8:30 AM – 4 PM

Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut St.
Holyoke, MA


SATURDAY & SUNDAY — SEPTEMBER 23 & 24, 2017 — ORANGE, MA
CSL-Garlic
Learn About Ceremonial Stone Landscapes. Doug Harris, Deputy Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribe, will be speaking on Ceremonial Stone Landscapes, his fight to preserve them and his legal challenge to FERC. He will have information about the legal challenge to FERC to protect the ceremonial stone landscape from pipelines both days at a table in the Climate tent.
Festival Admission $5, Weekend pass $8
Kids 12 and under Free
12:00 Noon, Saturday
10:00 AM, Sunday
Family Stage
19th Annual Garlic and Arts Festival
Forster’s Farm
60 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange, MA
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SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 23, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — SEPTEMBER 25, 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

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — SEPTEMBER 26, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

WEDNESDAY — SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 — AMHERST, MA
What is Carbon Pricing? Presentation by Mary Jo Maffei and Mark Hart. Have you been wondering what Carbon Pricing is or what a Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate would be? It is a broad, market-based initiative critical to lowering carbon emissions.  Virtually all economists support this approach and it has been successfully implemented around the world.
Massachusetts currently has two bills in the State House (S1821 and H1726) that would put a fee on carbon pollution.  MA legislation is particularly important because it can become a model for other states and our country. A coalition of groups is working to pass these bills.  This presentation will include ways that you can help pass this essential legislation!
7 pm
Hitchcock Center
Hampshire College Campus
845 West Street (Rte. 116)
Amherst, MA

 

WEDNESDAY — SEPTEMBER 27, 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 — SEPTEMBER 28, 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 — SEPTEMBER 29, 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

SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 30, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — OCTOBER 2, 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

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — OCTOBER 3, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

WEDNESDAY — OCTOBER 4, 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 — OCTOBER 5, 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 — OCTOBER 6, 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

WEDNESDAY — OCTOBER 7, 2017 — LENOX, MA
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WEDNESDAY — OCTOBER 7, 2017 — GREENFIELD, MA
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SATURDAY — OCTOBER 7, 2017 — HARDWICK, MA
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10 am – 4 pm
Agape Community
2062 Greenwich Rd.
Hardwick, MA

SATURDAY — OCTOBER 7, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

MONDAY — OCTOBER 9, 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

West Roxbury, MA 
(Across from the quarry)

TUESDAY — OCTOBER 10, 2017 — BOSTON, MA
— State Divestment Bill Hearing. The bill to divest the Massachusetts Pension Fund from fossil fuels (H.3281) has a hearing before the Public Services Committee. The MassDivest Coalition, of which 350 Mass is an endorsing member, needs activists to attend! All are invited to gather at 11 am in the 4th floor coffee shop to lobby beforehand.
1-4 pm
Hearing Room A-2
Massachusetts State House
Boston, MA

TUESDAY — OCTOBER 10, 2017 — BOSTON
Wetlands Permit Court Date. The Town of Weymouth and Spectra will be in court over the Town’s denial of the Wetlands permit.  The public is welcome, but a few housekeeping details:  appropriate “court” attire, no signs, no protesting and if you do not want to leave your cellphone with the court officer, leave it in your car.
3:30 PM
Moakley Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA

TUESDAY — OCTOBER 10, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074

WEDNESDAY — OCTOBER 11, 2017 — TROY, NH
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Go Renewable! Energy Panel. Each presenter will speak about a different aspect of renewable energy, followed by a Q&A session. Free & open to the public. All are welcome!
– Susan Silverman, Chair, Fitzwilliam Board of Selectmen, NH Municipal Pipeline Coalition, FPU Professor, installed solar at home this year
– Stephanie Scherr, Director, ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603, NH Pipeline Resistance & Science Teacher
– Pat Brady Martin, Chair, Rindge Energy Commission & Retired Electrical Engineer
– Marge Shepardson, NH State Representative and member of the Science, Technology & Energy Committee, Retired Teacher
Moderator: Marianne Salcetti
Sponsored by the Troy Conservation Commission
6:30 PM

Gay-Kimball Library
Samuel E. Paul Community Center
10 S Main St,
Troy, NH

WEDNESDAY — OCTOBER 11, 2017 — DEDHAM
Illegal Subdivision Court Date. The Town of Weymouth and Spectra will be in court at 2:00 at Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham over Calpine’s sale of illegally subdivided land to Spectra.  The public is welcome, but with the same rules as above.
2:00 PM
Norfolk Superior Court
650 High Street
Dedham, MA

WEDNESDAY — OCTOBER 11, 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 — OCTOBER 12, 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 — OCTOBER 13, 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

SATURDAY — OCTOBER 14, 2017 — NASHUA, NH
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Care For Common Home Environmental Forum & Shalefield Stories. Inspired by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si to bring our community together in solidarity to educate and take action. Keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and exhibitors will address local, regional, national, and international aspects of climate change and sustainable development.
This event is run entirely by volunteers and is open to all neighbors of our civic, education, faith, and environmentalism communities. Purchase of a ticket offers access to the full event, which includes a meal, as well as the debut of the “Shalefield Stories” exhibit, and Samuel Fuller’s sculpture exhibition “Prayers From the Earth.”

The forum seeks to “connect the dots” regarding:
– Fracking, pipeline infrastructure expansion and its environmental
impact
– Public health, public safety and quality environment
– Opportunities for investigating personal commitments to learning and action
– Business, community and civic initiatives towards environmental
sustainability

ORGANIZERS
– Father Sam Fuller, St Anne-St Augustin Friary
– Brother Paul R. Demers, S.C., chaplain and professor at Rivier
– Hannah Smith, Energy Supply Consultant for Standard Power of America

ART INSTALLATION
Debut of “Shalefield Stories” traveling photography exhibit and “Prayers from the Earth”.

PANELISTS
– Rob Werner, Director, League of Conservation Voters, NH Chapter
– Mindi Messmer, NH State Representative, Rye and New Castle
– Rene Beaduoin, Nashua Public Health & Community Services
– Robert Hayden, Standard Power of Nashua

BREAK OUT PRESENTATIONS (Morning & Afternoon)
– John Caroll, retired UNH Durham Professor & Author
– Gina Fiorile: Junior at UVN Burlington & White House (Obama) Climate Champion
– Stephanie Scherr, Director, ECHO Action NH & NH Pipeline Resistance
– Global Catholic Climate Movmeent (International Perspective)
– Biology Class from Bishop Guertin High School, research on the Salmon River

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Rivier University
420 S Main Street
Nashua, NH
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SATURDAY — OCTOBER 14, 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
Contact Hattie for more info – hattieshalom@verizon.net, 978-790-3074


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