Last three weeks before the election;
let’s all pitch in and reach out far and wide!
At our last Climate Action Now monthly gathering we heard from dynamic people engaged in multiple organizations about the many ways we can all contribute to getting out the vote. Please go HEREto find your pathway to take action at this auspicious moment in history.
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Survey for AG's Office on Environmental Justice and Energy Equity
The MA Attorney General’s Office is looking at whether the Dept. of Public Utilities & Environmental Facilities Siting Board processes are accessible to everyone. They are inviting feedback about participation in government proceedings that affect our daily lives like energy utility rates and siting for energy infrastructure projects. Their stated goal is to promote environmental justice and energy equity. Climate Action Now encourages people across the state to fill out this 10 minute survey.
Go here for the survey which is in English and Spanish.
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The Mass Senate’s Global Warming and Climate Change Committee is holding an oversight hearing on the Mass Clean Energy and Climate Plan
October 19th at 10:00 via Zoom Go here for detailsParticipate in Solar Siting survey
As the Dept. of Energy Resources (DOER) considers ways to meet our state's solar needs, they invite residents to offer feedback about solar development and land use priorities. DOER has commissioned a study, “Technical Potential of Solar Study"and is inviting feedback via a survey. Go here for the survey.
Solving the Winter Energy Problem Webinar
Wednesday, October 27 at 11am Register here
Year-after-year, ISO-NE, New England’s regional electric grid operator, announces the region may have inadequate energy supplies to power the entire electric system without blackouts during the winter. Join Acadia Center’s Amy Boyd and Melissa Birchard as they pull back the curtain on this question and present the clean energy solutions we can look towards to finally solve this problem. For more info click on the registration link.
Hadley residents will vote on October 27th on A Resolution Declaring a Climate Crisis! You can read the full draft of the resolution here. If you live in Hadley, please join the Town Meeting at Hopkins Academy, 131 Russell Street on Thursday, October 27th at 7PM. If you have friends in Hadley, please help spread the word!
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Seeing Ourselves as a Part of Nature
Russ Vernon Jones
Love, justice and climate change
Seeing ourselves as a part of nature may be essential. Go here to readthis reflection
Youth Climate Action Now is a Western Mass-based, youth-led climate action organization with a mission to empower more young people to add their voices to the climate conversation. Here are three ways to support our work as an adult ally!
Climate Action Now is a people powered, grassroots Western Mass organization dedicated to building a powerful, unstoppable climate movement. We work in our communities and in collaboration with diverse partners across the region to educate, advocate, and mobilize for climate justice. Climate Action Now is affiliated with 350.org.
Check outour website and join us at our monthly gatherings (4th Mondays of every month except December) to see how you can get involved in our many projects and campaigns. The Climate Action Now Steering Committee includes a representative from each working group and campaign. Climate Action Now warmly welcomes newcomers.
Let's work together to create an inclusive climate justice movement!
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