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.


FRIDAY — JULY 23, 2021 — PITTSFIELD, MA
peaker standout fridays
— Put Peakers in the Past Stand-out Protest
Speak out for Clean Air! Come join our Put Peakers in the Past Coalition for this stand-out protest to let folks know about Pittsfield Generating’s peaker power plant, now filing for renewal of its Air Quality Permit.

This peaker plant:

  • Over 30 years old
  • Runs on fracked gas or oil
  • Only runs when demand on the grid hits peak, yet is the 2nd largest polluter in Berkshire Co.
  • Emits super-fine PM2.5 particulate matter, nitrous oxides and sulfur oxides
  • Contributes to respiratory and cardiovascular health complications
  • Is directly across from Allendale Elementary, about a mile and a half from from Morningside and Williams and John Reid Middle School, and less than two miles from PHS and Herberg Middle School
  • Located in the heart of Pittsfield, right near Environmental Justice neighborhoods
  • Could be replaced by zero-emissions grid-scale battery storage, charged by zero-emissions renewable energy.

We’re standing out in the streets of Pittsfield to let everyone know that this aging fossil fuel plant is polluting our air and needs to convert to zero emissions. The Mass Department of Environmental Protection needs to deny the Air Quality Permit, and we need folks in our community to demand this when the time for the permit hearing comes.

Free public event. Hosted by No Fracked Gas in Mass

We’re going to meet – same place, same time – every Friday leading up to the Air Quality Permit hearing later this summer.

4:30 – 6:30 PM EDT
Corner of Dalton & Thorndyke Ave. (near Zucco’s, across from Plastics Ave.)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
» Facebook event page          
» Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming!        

SUNDAY — JULY 25, 2021 — ONLINE FORUM

— How to Defund Climate Criminals: Why Finance Matters
featuring leaders like Mary Cerulli from Climate Finance Action, Thomas Meyer from Food & Water Watch, and Sabine von Mering from 350 Massachusetts and Brandeis University as we discuss how to defund the fossil fuel industry.

Our planet is on fire and massive corporations extracting fossil fuels and overconsuming natural resources are responsible. It’s on us to demand an immediate end to all taxpayer-funded fossil fuel subsidies. We must maintain Earth’s biodiversity for future generations.

Join us as we organize a people powered movement to end fossil fuel subsidies and lead us towards a more progressive Massachusetts!

Free public event. Hosted by Our Revolution Massachusetts.

7:00 p.m. ET
Online
» Register here            

FRIDAY — JULY 30, 2021 — PITTSFIELD, MA
peaker standout fridays
— Put Peakers in the Past Stand-out Protest
Speak out for Clean Air! Come join our Put Peakers in the Past Coalition for this stand-out protest to let folks know about Pittsfield Generating’s peaker power plant, now filing for renewal of its Air Quality Permit.

This peaker plant:

  • Over 30 years old
  • Runs on fracked gas or oil
  • Only runs when demand on the grid hits peak, yet is the 2nd largest polluter in Berkshire Co.
  • Emits super-fine PM2.5 particulate matter, nitrous oxides and sulfur oxides
  • Contributes to respiratory and cardiovascular health complications
  • Is directly across from Allendale Elementary, about a mile and a half from from Morningside and Williams and John Reid Middle School, and less than two miles from PHS and Herberg Middle School
  • Located in the heart of Pittsfield, right near Environmental Justice neighborhoods
  • Could be replaced by zero-emissions grid-scale battery storage, charged by zero-emissions renewable energy.

We’re standing out in the streets of Pittsfield to let everyone know that this aging fossil fuel plant is polluting our air and needs to convert to zero emissions. The Mass Department of Environmental Protection needs to deny the Air Quality Permit, and we need folks in our community to demand this when the time for the permit hearing comes.

Free public event. Hosted by No Fracked Gas in Mass

We’re going to meet – same place, same time – every Friday leading up to the Air Quality Permit hearing later this summer.

4:30 – 6:30 PM EDT
Corner of Dalton & Thorndyke Ave. (near Zucco’s, across from Plastics Ave.)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
» Facebook event page          
» Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming!        

SUNDAY — AUGUST 1, 2021 — CAMBRIDGE, MA (EVERY OTHER SUNDAY)
sitting for survival
— Sitting For Survival (Outside): Meditate in Protest for Climate Action

With warmer weather we are ready to resume our Sitting for Survival outside, meditating in public spaces to bear witness to our current climate emergency and in doing so, strive to awaken others to see and take action.

We will sit distanced with signs that we will provide or you can bring your own. Please come masked.

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Who We Are:

We are spiritual practitioners dedicated to facing the climate crisis with compassion and determination to engage in nonviolent direct action. We see climate justice within the framework of social justice and commit to advocating for policies that empower communities most impacted by climate change.

What We Do:

We invoke our mindfulness practice to hold the pain of this ecological and spiritual crisis. We bring silent sitting and walking meditation to public spaces to raise awareness to the devastating effects of our planetary emergency and the urgent need to take personal and collective action.

Recognizing the need for regeneration in this consuming effort, we invite pauses to be in community, to care for one another and nourish ourselves, bringing the energy of love and understanding to sustain this demanding effort.

During the pandemic, we have been working towards our goals through virtual gatherings. As the days get warmer, we are now doing a combination of outdoor protest and virtual regenerative practice.

If you’re interested in learning more about us, check out our website https://www.awakeningforearth.com/ or, if you have any questions or are interested in getting more involved, feel free to e-mail us at awakeningforearth@gmail.com

Free public event. Hosted by Awakening For Earth, 350 Mass for a Better Future and 2 others

1 – 2 PM EDT
Central Square Post office
770 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
» Facebook event page         

WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 11, 2021 — ONLINE
better path presents 8-21
Carbon Capture and Storage

Free public event. Hosted by Better Path Coalition.

7:00PM ET
Online
» Register here for Zoom link                          

SUNDAY — AUGUST 15, 2021 — CAMBRIDGE, MA (EVERY OTHER SUNDAY)
sitting for survival
— Sitting For Survival (Outside): Meditate in Protest for Climate Action

With warmer weather we are ready to resume our Sitting for Survival outside, meditating in public spaces to bear witness to our current climate emergency and in doing so, strive to awaken others to see and take action.

We will sit distanced with signs that we will provide or you can bring your own. Please come masked.

~-~-~-~-~-~

Who We Are:

We are spiritual practitioners dedicated to facing the climate crisis with compassion and determination to engage in nonviolent direct action. We see climate justice within the framework of social justice and commit to advocating for policies that empower communities most impacted by climate change.

What We Do:

We invoke our mindfulness practice to hold the pain of this ecological and spiritual crisis. We bring silent sitting and walking meditation to public spaces to raise awareness to the devastating effects of our planetary emergency and the urgent need to take personal and collective action.

Recognizing the need for regeneration in this consuming effort, we invite pauses to be in community, to care for one another and nourish ourselves, bringing the energy of love and understanding to sustain this demanding effort.

During the pandemic, we have been working towards our goals through virtual gatherings. As the days get warmer, we are now doing a combination of outdoor protest and virtual regenerative practice.

If you’re interested in learning more about us, check out our website https://www.awakeningforearth.com/ or, if you have any questions or are interested in getting more involved, feel free to e-mail us at awakeningforearth@gmail.com

Free public event. Hosted by Awakening For Earth, 350 Mass for a Better Future and 2 others

1 – 2 PM EDT
Central Square Post office
770 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
» Facebook event page         

SUNDAY — AUGUST 29, 2021 — CAMBRIDGE, MA (EVERY OTHER SUNDAY)
sitting for survival
— Sitting For Survival (Outside): Meditate in Protest for Climate Action

With warmer weather we are ready to resume our Sitting for Survival outside, meditating in public spaces to bear witness to our current climate emergency and in doing so, strive to awaken others to see and take action.

We will sit distanced with signs that we will provide or you can bring your own. Please come masked.

~-~-~-~-~-~

Who We Are:

We are spiritual practitioners dedicated to facing the climate crisis with compassion and determination to engage in nonviolent direct action. We see climate justice within the framework of social justice and commit to advocating for policies that empower communities most impacted by climate change.

What We Do:

We invoke our mindfulness practice to hold the pain of this ecological and spiritual crisis. We bring silent sitting and walking meditation to public spaces to raise awareness to the devastating effects of our planetary emergency and the urgent need to take personal and collective action.

Recognizing the need for regeneration in this consuming effort, we invite pauses to be in community, to care for one another and nourish ourselves, bringing the energy of love and understanding to sustain this demanding effort.

During the pandemic, we have been working towards our goals through virtual gatherings. As the days get warmer, we are now doing a combination of outdoor protest and virtual regenerative practice.

If you’re interested in learning more about us, check out our website https://www.awakeningforearth.com/ or, if you have any questions or are interested in getting more involved, feel free to e-mail us at awakeningforearth@gmail.com

Free public event. Hosted by Awakening For Earth, 350 Mass for a Better Future and 2 others

1 – 2 PM EDT
Central Square Post office
770 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
» Facebook event page         


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