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.
THURSDAY — APRIL 25, 2019 — BOSTON, MA
— Weekly climate action protest inspired by Greta Thunberg
WHY Since the federal government is incapable of doing anything we’re pressuring the Commonwealth and the Legislature for a Massachusetts Green New Deal.
THE ASK A 40%-50% reduction in emissions by 2030, and completely carbon-neutral by 2050 to help limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius
4PM – 5PM Every Thursday
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
» Facebook Info and Location Details
The Local Environmental Action conference brings together hundreds of community leaders, environmental justice advocates and activists from across the region to build organizing skills, discuss new ideas, and be inspired for the work ahead.
SATURDAY — APRIL 27, 2019 — AMHERST, MA
— Amherst Sustainability Festival and March for Science
Join us for a day of family fun, education and entertainment. The Sustainability Festival is in its tenth year and is bigger and better than ever! There is literally something for everyone with over 100 vendors of renewable energy, energy efficiency product suppliers, advocacy groups as well as sustainable crafts and artisans!
SCHEDULE OF STAGE PERFORMERS:
10 AM – Luke DeRoy
11 AM – Caylin Lee
Noon – Emma June
1 PM – The Frost Heaves and Hales
2 PM – Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate
3 PM – Piti Theatre Company
CENTRAL DEMONSTRATION AREA: (CHECK THE ON SITE SANDWICH BOARDS AT THE FESTIVAL FOR TIMES)
- Bagshare Making – Sue Morrello
- Bee Pollinator Habitats – John Root
- Composting Workshop with City Compost
- Cycling as All-Season Transportation – Laughing Dog Bicycle
- Chakra Energy Healing for Centering and Relaxation – Saralee Hofrichter
Questions? Contact Stephanie Ciccarello at email@example.com
March for Science to Sustainability Fest
*Please also join us for the 2019 March for Science beginning before the festival. The march will start with a gathering at Kendrick Park (across from Porta Restaurant) at 9am and then at 10am we will make our way to the Sustainability Festival. More Info Here
SATURDAY — APRIL 27, 2019 — FALL RIVER, MA
— Join Us for Explosive Fun! We’re having a dance party to watch the implosion of the cooling towers at the Brayton Point Power Station!
Bring your own breakfast and picnic blanket to watch the show. This event is family friendly. Kennedy Park has restrooms and a fabulous playground.
The demolition is scheduled to take place at 8:00 AM. Come early to get a parking spot because this watch spot will be popular. There will be rolling roadblocks beginning at approximately 7:45 on both directions of Interstate 195 and Route 24 that will last approximately 30 minutes.
The implosion of the towers will only take eight seconds, so don’t blink! Two long sirens will blast to indicate that the demolitions will take place in two minutes and then a series of short siren blasts will be sounded to signify there is one minute before the demolitions. There will be an all-clear signal five minutes after the blast.
This is a good example of why we need to fight new fossil fuel infrastructure! WE DON”T NEED IT!
Free Public Event
Hosted by Kendra Anderson
SATURDAY — MAY 4, 2019 — SAUGERTIES, NY
— Saugerties GoSmartGoGreen Fair
A Showcase of Practical Ideas for Making Saugerties Greener. Addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a critical issue of our time.
The fair will feature hands-on electric car demonstrations, information on energy audits for home and business owners, solar-energy options, new recycling rules, plastic-free options, energy-efficient products, food scraps composting, and how Saugerties is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Free admission, children’s games, refreshments, raffle prize. First 50 to sign in will get a free Climate Smart cloth shopping bag! The fair is co-sponsored by Climate Smart Saugerties and the Chamber of Commerce.
MONDAY THRU THURSDAY — MAY 6-9, 2019 — WASHINGTON, DC
— Stop the Pipelines art installation, lobby days, and action in DC!
The VOICES (Victory Over In-frack-structure, Clean Energy inStead) coalition is planning an art installation, lobby days and action in Washington DC May 6-9, 2019. The centerpiece of our event will be a living sculpture on the National Mall, right on Congress’ doorstep that will illustrate and enumerate the harms done to our communities by pipelines and related fossil fuel infrastructure. We’ll use the sculpture as a jumping off point and conversation starter to meet with key members of Congress and ask them to hold hearings and open an investigation into FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) and their many assaults on our rights and the rights of nature.
Hosted by Stop the Pipelines and 3 others
Free public event
10AM May 6 thru 5PM May 9
National Mall Washington DC
Washington, D.C. 20817
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WEDNESDAY — MAY 8, 2019 — FITZWILLIAM, NH
— Burned: Are Trees The New Coal?: Free Film Screening & Panel Discussion
FREE FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION on this feature-length documentary, which takes an unwavering look at the latest energy industry solution to climate change. The film tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior, and of the people and parties who are both fighting against and promoting its adoption and use.
Through interviews with activists, experts, and citizens, along with verité-style footage shot across the U.S. and in the EU and UK, the film interweaves the science of climate change, the escalating energy-policy disputes, the dynamics of forest ecology, the biomass industry practices, the conflict between jobs and trees, and the actions of activists and citizens who are working to protect their own health, their communities, the forest, and the planet’s climate.
Woven together, the various stories present an intimate and visceral account of what is at this moment in time a critical, yet mostly unknown, national and international controversy.
EVENT SPONSORS: ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603 Environmental Justice Network in coordination with Fitzwilliam residents Kevin Woolley and Stephanie Scherr.
Free Public Event
6 PM – 8 PM
Fitzwilliam Town Library
11 Templeton Tpke
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire 03447
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THURSDAY — MAY 9, 2019 — HOLYOKE, MA
— CIVICS 101: YOUR GOVERNMENT, YOUR LEADERS, YOUR LAWS. This class will use our state government as a vehicle for understanding how government works. How do laws get made through the legislature and the ballot? How do we inform and influence our Massachusetts legislators? How do these principles apply to our national advocacy as well? Feel empowered to hold your elected officials accountable to you and your values at every step and every level.
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
100 Bigelow Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
» All Truth School trainings are free. Registration is required.
THURSDAY — JUNE 20, 2019 — WESTBOROUGH, MA
— ISO New England Consumer Liaison Group Meeting. Stakeholder forum between ISO New England and regional consumer organizations and advocates to exchange information about the economic impacts of New England’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets.
12:00PM – 3:30PM
DoubleTree Westborough Hotel
5400 Computer Dr
Or join by Teleconference Info: 1-866-692-3582 / Passcode: 3283642
SATURDAY — MAY 18, 2019 — COXSACKIE, NY
— 2019 Coxsackie Earth Day Celebration
Our annual event includes Live Music, Local Farmers, Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Plant Sale, Solar Representatives, Tours of our Waste Water Treatment Facility and much more.
10AM to 3PM
Coxsackie Riverside Park
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