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.

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 22, 2020 — HAVERHILL, MA
Haverhill Under Pressure
Under Pressure Film Screening

Join Ampion, MA Sierra Club, and HC Media and the Haverhill Community Media screening room for a free public screening of the Four Rivers Charter School’s award-winning documentary Under Pressure. This film investigates the Merrimack Valley gas explosion of 2018 and reveals serious flaws in our energy industry. Moderated discussion will follow.

Interviewing dozens of people including explosion victims, first responders, business owners, elected officials, scientists, utility representatives, and activists, the student filmmakers produced, in under 10 weeks, a documentary that recently received the MA EEA Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education.

Every year, the senior class at Four Rivers, an expeditionary learning charter school in Greenfield, MA, creates a documentary on an energy topic. In past years, students have made films about offshore wind procurement and fossil fuel divestment.

Free public event. Hosted by Ampion and Mass Sierra Club

For more information, visit www.fourriverscharter.org and https://underpressurefilm.org/

6 PM – 8:30 PM
HC Media
2 Merrimack Street

Haverhill, MA 01830
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WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 22, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Climate Resilience: Extreme Weather and Emergency Preparedness

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

TUESDAY — JANUARY 28, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA
critical choices
— Battling Climate Change One Forest at a Time – William Moomaw

We simultaneously face two global crises: severe climate change and catastrophic loss of biological diversity. Forests play a critical role in regulating the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and thereby help to determine the global climate. They also host the greatest number of species.
On January 28th, William Moomaw, Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School – Tufts University, will give a talk titled, “Battling Climate Change One Forest at a Time.”
Moomaw will discuss how, over the past 100 years, forests have been actively managed for the production of wood and paper, and more recently for industrial scale wood fuel for heat and electricity. As a result, our forests are purposely kept in a relatively young stage and harvested well before the trees have reached maturity and a large stock of stored carbon and the forest has achieved its full ecological potential. Forests of the world have the potential to store twice what they now store, but this will require a change in management practices. Moomaw will explain how having a higher percentage of older forests will also slow and potentially reverse the decline in both the total population of species and their diversity.
Free public event, hosted by MCLA


7 PM
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Murdock Hall, Room 218
Church Street
North Adams, MA  01247
» For more information, contact Elena Traister at (413) 662-5303

WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 29, 2020 — BOSTON, MA
intergenerational climate lobby day
 Intergenerational Multi-Partner Multi-Bill Lobby Day

In a year of unprecedented youth climate action, our legislators must hear directly from us exactly what we need to secure a livable planet. Join forces with leaders from across MA on 1/29/20 to ask our representatives to pass science-based, equitable climate policy. Join Our Climate, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the Sunrise Boston, Boston Climate Strikes, MASSPIRG, Clean Water Action and more as we hold our representatives accountable for the legislation that will protect our future:

– Rep Benson’s Carbon Fee and Rebate Bill (H.2810)
– Rep. Garballey’s 100% Renewables Bill (H.2836)
– Rep. Meschino’s 2050 Roadmap Bill (H.3983), and
– Rep Miranda’s Environmental Justice Bill (H.761)

Check out the agenda here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PeRJTm09LbBa7yTgyCmN4P0kyMYz3qUjPG2bVSTiKWA/edit?usp=sharing

Then, complete our RSVP form so we can help you maximize your impact and meet with your legislator. Direct any questions to Our Climate’s New England Field Coordinator eben@ourclimate.us.

9 AM – 5 PM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
» RSVP form
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WEDNESDAY — JANUARY 29, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Agriculture and Food Systems

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 5, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Environmental Justice, Identity, and Risk

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 12, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Physical and Mental Health

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 18, 2020 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Green Drinks Feb 2020 Divestment
Fossil Fuel Divestment: what it is, why it matters, how to do it

Come join us on February 18th for a discussion on fossil fuel divestment with BEAT’s very own advocacy coordinator, Logan Malik. We start gathering around 5:15pm and Logan will speak at 6pm in the private dining room at Patrick’s Pub in downtown Pittsfield, MA.

Prior to joining BEAT, Logan spent several years working to get large, academic institutions to divest their endowments from fossil fuels. His efforts ultimately led to Clare Hall – one of 31 Colleges at the University of Cambridge – divesting of its £32m endowment, becoming the first College to commit to full divestment.

As part of the discussion, Logan will talk about his experience working in the divestment movement, why divesting is an important form of climate action, and what you can do to be a part of this movement.

Free public event. Hosted by Berkshire Environmental Action Team and 3 others

5:15 PM – 7 PM
Patrick’s Pub
26 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 19, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Global Development

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 26, 2020 — NORTH ADAMS, MA
critical choices
— Forests and carbon in a larger frame – Frank Lowenstein

We simultaneously face two global crises: severe climate change and catastrophic loss of biological diversity. Forests play a critical role in regulating the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and thereby help to determine the global climate. They also host the greatest number of species.

On February 26th, Frank Lowenstein, Chief Conservation Officer at the New England Forestry Foundation, will present a talk titled, “Forests and carbon in a larger frame.”

New England is the most heavily forested region of the United States, and our forests represent a critical resource in the fight against climate change. How should we use them to best reduce the risks to a sustainable future? How do new technologies of wood construction affect this calculus, and what patterns of living do they make possible for the future? Frank Lowenstein will address these questions and provide a global-to-local look at the use, management, and protection of forests.

Free public event, hosted by MCLA

7 PM
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Murdock Hall, Room 218
Church Street
North Adams, MA  01247
» For more information, contact Elena Traister at (413) 662-5303

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 26, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Migration and Refugees

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 4, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: TBD – check course info link below.

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 11, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Colonialism and Indigenous Peoples

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 18, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: The Energy Picture: Fossil Fuel and Alternative Energy

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 25, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Designing for the Future

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 1, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: Policy, Politics, and Regulation: The Green New Deal and Beyond

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 8, 2020 — BOSTON MA & ONLINE
climate course
— Climate Change: A Course for Everyone
This Week: The Climate Change Narrative: Activism, Youth, and the Media

This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid. Our panels will include faculty experts, community practitioners, and youth leaders. Throughout the course, we will center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Free and open to the public
Myra Kraft Open Classroom, Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Village F, Room 20
310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115
OR Live-streamed on Facebook Live
» Facebook event page
» Course Info

 


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