Speakers from organizations including Western Mass Area Labor Federation, Movement Voter Project, Indivisible Northampton/Swing Left and the Northampton Dems will offer a range of options for engagement followed by action oriented break-out groups led by our speakers.
Want to help stop the new pipeline proposed by Eversource?
Share Gaslight, the newly released video created by filmmaker Ben Hillman, far and wide!
Save Massachusetts forests from logging on public land!
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation ( DCR) is now accepting written comments for it's 10 year review of the Landscape Designations and Management Guidelines found here . The deadline for comments is Wednesday September 28
Save Massachusetts Forests and RESTORE: The North Woods offer a simple message for you to send: all DCR land, including watersheds, must become either “parks” or "reserves" where land management is similar to our National Parks.
Dr. Carsten Braun, a Geography, Planning, and Sustainability professor at Westfield State University, will review the science of climate change, discuss the impacts of climate change, and then explore practical solutions to climate change that are available right here, right now.https://tinyurl.com/cpw-saving-us
One way we can process our thoughts around the climate crisis and share our messages about climate change and climate preparedness is through powerful, persuasive nature writing. In this two-hour Mass Audubon workshop, you’ll develop tools and techniques to write engaging personal nature essays, with a specific focus on climateTo register, please email the Southwick Public Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate Justice with Nia Keith Thursday, September 29, 7:00- 8:00 pm, Zoom
Join Nia Keith, of Mass Audubon, to examine the connection between societal inequities and climate impacts. Where do social justice and climate change overlap? How does identity (race, ethnicity, gender, etc.) influence the way a person is impacted by climate change? Register for this event here.
Eversource plans to expand its transmission corridor in Hampshire & Franklin Counties. Eversource wants to double the width of the corridor to 200 feet by clearcutting an additional 370 acres of forest!
We need to insist that the Mass. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs conduct its usual full environmental impact report, as is required by Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act. Eversouce wants to waive the required environmental impact report, falsely claiming that there will be little impact.
Let's take action!
Date 10/18 from 4 to 6pm
55 Russell St. (Rt. 9), Hadley
Park in Hampton Inn Village Shops west of Eversource
Heavy Rain Date 10/19 same times
Eversource has filed with MEPA (Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office) in order to move forward with its plan to cut over 370 acres of trees along the transmission power line corridor. Take action by sending a comment to MEPA! Go HEREfor an action guide which will give you all the info you need.
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!
Fix the Grid is a grassroots campaign in the 6 Northeast states that aims to accelerate a just transition to a democratic, transparent and renewable electric grid. We focus on pushing regional energy regulators to incentivize clean energy like wind, solar, and storage, instead of keeping us hooked on polluting fossil fuels that exacerbate the climate emergency and harm our most vulnerable communities. If you are enthusiastic about joining with partners across the region on a long term campaign to overhaul the grid consider signing up. Climate Action Now is an enthusiastic member of this coalition.
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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