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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

Monday, October 3 

(Change of usual date; the fourth Monday of September is a Jewish High Holy Day)

7 pm via Zoom
Register in advance for this meeting here  

The 2022 Midterm Elections Matter!
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!


Question 1, the Fair Share Amendment would:

Create a 4% tax on the portion of a person’s annual income above $1 million;

Require that the funds be spent only on transportation and public education.

Learn more about the Fair Share Amendment here 

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Springfield Canvass for Fair Share
 Today, Sept. 21 from 5-7pm
Details here


Spanish Hubdialer every Tuesday
Details here 

Register for Upcoming Canvasses,  Phone Banking & Virtual Spanish Town Hall here
MA Youth Climate Coalition invites you to our
"Welcome to the Movement” rally

Kick off the start of the school year focused on future climate action goals and a celebration of our wins!

 Friday, September 23rd from 4-6pm
Outside of the Massachusetts State House
Link to RSVP as an attendee:
Details on Instagram
Photo: Rene Theberge 

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.
Please sign our petition here
 For more information, visit  Save Mass Forests

Climate Change 101: What You Need To Know

Monday, Sept. 26, 7 pm, Zoom
Hosted by Emily Williston Memorial Library

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.

Writing About Climate

Wednesday, September 28, 6:00–8:00 pm, Zoom
Hosted by Southwick Public Library
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

Climate Justice with Nia Keith
Thursday, September 29, 7:00- 8:00 pm, Zoom

Hosted by Milne Public Library (Williamstown) 
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.

For more details about all three events go here 
Photo: Rene Theberge

Eversource Headquarters Standout!

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
Park next door 
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 HERE for 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!
Register for our newsletter here: YCAN Registration Form
Learn more about our organization here: YCAN Website
 Follow us on instagram at Youth Climate Action Now

Stop the Fossil Fuel Industry, Now 
September Week of Rebellion continues until September  25


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.

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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