Events

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 — OCTOBER 19, 2019 — SOUTH HADLEY, MA
green home open house
CARBON NEUTRAL OPEN HOUSE
All are invited to 15 The Knolls Rd. South Hadley for a Green Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday Oct. 19. On view will be a passive solar house with a plug in electric car, mini split heat pumps, photovoltaic solar, heat pump hot water heater, interior storm windows, heat recovery ventilation and recycled doors and windows. Shown by owner so the only sales pitch is for energy (money) savings.

Free public event

10 AM to 4 PM
15 The Knolls Road
South Hadley, MA

SATURDAY — OCTOBER 19, 2019 — ATTLEBORO, MA
Talking climate change
How to Talk About Climate Change so People will Engage

We invite people from faith communities and secular groups who are working to maintain a healthy environment for future generations. We will provide specific, practical tools developed by social scientists and tested by hundreds of colleagues in the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). With them, you can shape communication and dialogue to increase the chances for positive and productive engagement and avoiding or navigating many common pitfalls that arise when Americans talk about climate change.

The workshop is also designed to support networking among groups, and for sharing ideas for next steps. This workshop envisions an ongoing process of learning and practice supported by active co-participants.

Pre-registration is required as outlined below, but the workshop has no fee. Lunch will be provided.

Registration Information: Please fill out this form to register. We will send a confirmation to registrants. If you have any trouble, please email John Anderson at andersonjc37@gmail.com.

  • We strongly encourage registering a pair of people from your organization. We have found that training is more likely to have an impact when participants join in pairs rather than as individuals. Please discuss this workshop with your local group and agree, together, on which people to recommend as participants.
  • Registration includes a survey. Please ask your partner to complete the registration survey independently, and be sure to name each other in your respective surveys.

Further Details about the workshop: Co-Facilitators John Anderson, former Director of Education at New England Aquarium, and Andrea Stein, Manager of School Programs at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in RI. They have each been facilitating workshops for the NNOCCI network for several years. Our host, Alex Chatfield, is a clinical social worker and longtime climate protection activist.

The workshop will introduce “strategic framing,” a social-science-based approach to help navigate patterns of thinking to support productive engagement. It’s recommendations increase the likelihood that people will be engaged constructively and feel empowered to shape a healthier, more just and more stable future, with slower rates of climate change. Strategic framing helps avoid common “traps” that, too often, lead to disengagement, fear or frustration. We will blend presentations and practical exercises. Participants will leave with practical ideas they can begin to use right away. It will be important to have a partner and a network of peers to support more practice in the days and months ahead.

9am – 3pm
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
121 N. Main Street
Attleboro, MA 02703

FRIDAY — OCTOBER 25, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
DOER logo
Public Hearing – Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard

The Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard is currently under development and will be designed to provide incentives to clean energy technologies that can supply electricity or reduce demand during seasonal peak demand periods established by DOER.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, acting under statutory authority of M.G.L. Ch. 25A § 17, DOER filed Notice of Public Review of the proposed 225 CMR 21.00, the Clean Peak Energy Portfolio Standard regulation, with the Secretary of State for the Commonwealth to be published in the Massachusetts Register.

The public notice for this filing can be found here

The unofficial version of the proposed regulations can be found here

DOER is seeking comment on the proposed regulation. Comments must be submitted to DOER.CPS@mass.gov or by mail to Kara Sergeant, Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge St. Suite 1020 Boston, MA 02114 by 5:00pm, October 30, 2019.

DOER will be hosting the following public hearings and will receive verbal comments on the proposed regulation at the following time and place:

10:00AM – 12:00PM
Department of Energy Resources

2nd Floor Conference Room B & C
100 Cambridge St. Boston, MA
» Please send any questions to DOER.CPS@mass.gov.

SUNDAY — OCTOBER 27, 2019 — BECKET, MA
Food and Farming as Climate Change Solution
Food and Farming as Climate Change Solutions
7pm – 9 pm
Becket Athenaem
3367 Main Street
Becket, MA 01223

MONDAY — OCTOBER 28, 2019 — GREENFIELD, MA
DOER logo
Public Hearing – Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard

The Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard is currently under development and will be designed to provide incentives to clean energy technologies that can supply electricity or reduce demand during seasonal peak demand periods established by DOER.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, acting under statutory authority of M.G.L. Ch. 25A § 17, DOER filed Notice of Public Review of the proposed 225 CMR 21.00, the Clean Peak Energy Portfolio Standard regulation, with the Secretary of State for the Commonwealth to be published in the Massachusetts Register.

The public notice for this filing can be found here

The unofficial version of the proposed regulations can be found here

DOER is seeking comment on the proposed regulation. Comments must be submitted to DOER.CPS@mass.gov or by mail to Kara Sergeant, Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge St. Suite 1020 Boston, MA 02114 by 5:00pm, October 30, 2019.

DOER will be hosting the following public hearings and will receive verbal comments on the proposed regulation at the following time and place:

10:00AM – 12:00PM
Greenfield Community College

Room C208
1 College Drive
Greenfield, MA 01301
» Please send any questions to DOER.CPS@mass.gov.

TUESDAY — OCTOBER 29, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
toxic tour
Compressor Station Toxic Tour

Enbridge wants to dump a toxic, methane-emitting compressor station in Weymouth, but they aren’t the only agency involved in this proposal. Join us on a tour of some of the agencies that have played a part in this toxic proposal. We’ll be visiting Gov. Baker’s office, DPH, TRC, MAPC, and others, to call on them to do the right thing by opposing Enbridge’s dangerous compressor station proposal.

We’ll meet at the front steps of the MA State House (24 Beacon St.) at 11AM on Tuesday, October 29. From there, we will march to other agencies in Downtown Boston. Come march with us and make some noise!

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

11 AM – 1 PM
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
» Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY — OCTOBER 30, 2019 — WESTBOROUGH, MA
DOER logo
Public Hearing – Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard

The Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard is currently under development and will be designed to provide incentives to clean energy technologies that can supply electricity or reduce demand during seasonal peak demand periods established by DOER.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, acting under statutory authority of M.G.L. Ch. 25A § 17, DOER filed Notice of Public Review of the proposed 225 CMR 21.00, the Clean Peak Energy Portfolio Standard regulation, with the Secretary of State for the Commonwealth to be published in the Massachusetts Register.

The public notice for this filing can be found here

The unofficial version of the proposed regulations can be found here

DOER is seeking comment on the proposed regulation. Comments must be submitted to DOER.CPS@mass.gov or by mail to Kara Sergeant, Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge St. Suite 1020 Boston, MA 02114 by 5:00pm, October 30, 2019.

DOER will be hosting the following public hearings and will receive verbal comments on the proposed regulation at the following time and place:

10:00AM – 12:00PM
Department of Fish and Wildlife

1 Rabbit Hill Road
Westborough, MA 01581
» Please send any questions to DOER.CPS@mass.gov.

WEDNESDAY — OCTOBER 30, 2019 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
climate health crisis 1
climate health crisis 2
Free public event!

FRIDAY — NOVEMBER 1, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
Benzene 4X
Doctors Speak Out – Stop the Weymouth Compressor Station

Clinicians, scientists, students, mothers, and supporters welcome! Join us in asking Governor Baker to stop the Weymouth Compressor Station. 12:00 pm: Gather in the hallway outside Governor Baker’s Office. We’ll call upon Governor Baker to use his power to stop the Compressor Station.

***Clinicians please wear your white coat and stethoscope.****

Background: Enbridge, a gas company from Canada, is planning to build a compressor station in Weymouth, Massachusetts despite already high levels of air and soil pollution. Physicians for Social Responsibility has written three reports showing that the compressor station is a threat to human health and safety. » Read reports here    

Free public event. Hosted by Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and 7 others

12 PM – 1 PM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
» Facebook event page    

THURSDAY — NOVEMBER 7, 2019 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Under Pressure at BCC
— Under Pressure with speakers Nathan Phillips & Curt Nordgaard

Screening of the documentary film on the Merrimack Valley / Columbia Gas disaster, created by the 2019 senior class at Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, MA. To be followed by a brief clip from the one film’s producers and a discussion with our Special Guests.

Special Guests Dr. Curt Nordgaard, pediatrician, Dr. Nathan Phillips, Professor of Earth Sciences, Boston University. Both guests have been instrumental in bringing public awareness to the health and safety hazards of gas infrastructure to communities and the harms of using gas within the home.

Free public event. Sponsored by Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT), 350-Berkshire Node, No Fracked Gas in Mass, MA Sierra Club

5:30 PM – 8 PM
Berkshire Community College
Koussevitzky 111 (The small theater in the Koussevitzky Art Center building)
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA
» Campus map
» Facebook event page

SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 16, 2019 — ALBANY, NY
CASE logo
2019 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair
Be part of this one-stop shopping event for news and ideas about living in harmony with our earth. There will be exhibits and information on renewable energy and sustainable living in addition to good food and drink.

Meet motivated attendees, speak with like-minded exhibitors, lead workshops or listen to speakers on a variety of topics. Our goal is to continue to educate the public while showcasing products and services to achieve this end. This event is free public event with free and easy parking. This is the largest indoor/outdoor environmental Fair in the Capital Region.

The fee to have a table at the Fair is still only $200 for a business/for-profit organization and $35 for a not-for profit organization. We are offering “early bird” registration discounts that are reduced to $175 for businesses/for profit organizations and $30 for not-for profits that are sent in by June 30, 2019.

We had over 250 people attend our first ever Fair in 2016 and we had close to 400 attend last year with 53 exhibitors explaining everything from geothermal/solar/wind energy to carbon sequestration to car sharing to zero waste.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please register here.

Hosted by Robert Connors
Free Public Event

10 AM – 4 PM
Armory at Sage College
130 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
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