Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday, November 28
7-8:30 pm 

via Zoom

State of the Cryosphere 2022
Meeting the moment with urgency and ambition

Dr. Julie Brigham Grette and guests

Professor, Quaternary/Glacial Geology
Arctic Paleoenvironments
Department of Geosciences, UMass Amherst

Photo: Rene Theberge
Save the date and spread the word!
The Energy Facilities Siting Board plans to hold only one public comment hearing regarding the Eversource Gas expansion project proposed for Springfield/Longmeadow. 

This virtual event is slated for December 14th at 6pm 
Written comments due January 2nd
This hearing is NOT being held in Springfield or Longmeadow where the people most directly impacted live, work and attend school, is scheduled in the midst of the holiday season and is one of the final acts of the Baker administration.

Watch for details including upcoming Comment Parties organized by Springfield Climate Justice Coalition to help us prepare!

The Department of Energy Resources Offers Regionally Focused Meeting on
Technical Potential of Solar Study. 

Today November 15
 12PM – 2PM
via Zoom  

Register here
Public survey open until November 18 at 5 pm 

Survey available in English and Spanish

For more information click here

November 16 at 3pm

Go here for more info and to register

Speakers include Robin D. G. Kelley and Hop Hopkins
Speaker info here

Zoom link here
Photo: Jesse Costa/WBUR
Deadline for FIRSTLIGHT to submit Comprehensive Settlement Agreement for another 50 year Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Station license  is fast approaching. 
Rally at Northfield’s giant intake tunnel on the river
Saturday, November 19 at 2pm
Riverview Picnic Area
Iintersection of Ferry Road  (off of Rt 63) and Pine Meadow Road, Northfield, MA.

Demand that the US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries, MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and MA DEP reject FirstLight’s Settlement Agreement! 

Speaker, Karl Meyer, Environmental Journalist
"Living rivers flow downstream, but not the Connecticut River in Franklin County where FirstLight’s 50-year-old Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Station reverses miles of flow at times."  Continue reading here.
Contact: Priscilla Lynch, 413-522-5224

Virtual option!

We live at a time characterized by numerous dire threats to justice, peace, and the very stability of our country. Among these threats are rampant militarism, galloping climate change, growing inequality, an ongoing and divisive pandemic, and the emergence of a dangerous right-wing extremist movement. The goal of this Conference is to explore with activists and thought leaders how to address these enormous obstacles to the fulfillment of a progressive vision. 
Carbon Pollution Pricing Working Group 

Tuesday, November 15
9am via Zoom

The Green Future Now group worked long and hard in our attempt to pass the Green Future Act. We will be discussing the future of the group and we welcome you to join us.

For more information and to get the Zoom link contact Sharon Moulton
(413) 478-9039 or

 Photo: Rene Theberge

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 in English and Spanish.

Join Youth Climate Action Now for an  inclusive and intergenerational conversation around environmental justice! 
Youth Climate Action Now will be partnering with the Zonta Women's Club of Northampton to run an Intersectionality Workshop. This hybrid event offers the option join us in person or hop on a zoom call and participate virtually.
 November 17th from 7:00-8:00 pm
The goal is to start an inclusive and intergenerational conversation around environmental justice! This will be a youth-led discussion facilitated by Ollie Perrault. Ollie (age 15), director and founder of Youth Climate Action Now has been a leading member of Mass Audubon's Youth Climate Leadership Program since she was 11.
 RSVP here if you are interested in learning more about intersectional climate activism! 

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. 
Ssupport our work as an adult ally!
Sing up for newsletter: YCAN Registration Form
Learn more about us: YCAN Website
 Follow us on instagram at Youth Climate Action Now

The Climate Action Now media team is supporting a collaborative Instagram page called the Western Mass Climate Hub (@western.mass.climate)

Groups are welcome to submit info to post 

Check out our new Climate Hub Calendar


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

Check out our 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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