This is an important step forward and reflects efforts over many years to address the climate emergency at the state level. Many people worked hard to make this a reality, and deserve our gratitude and appreciation. Let's use the urgency of this moment to fire us up for the coming days of action and reflection as we continue to face the challenges ahead with growing unity and determination.
Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, August 22
With the window to address the climate emergency narrowing, we will focus on what we can do to ensure that our city/town governments are doing everything possible to meet the urgency of this moment.
The Northampton Climate Emergency Coalition will share insights from a recent statewide Roundtable focused on maximizing the effectiveness of city/town climate initiatives via a climate crisis director.
How can we collaborate across cities and towns to support each other and to maximize the power of local efforts? After the presentation we will roll up our sleeves and strategize about how we can work together to amplify efforts in our own communities.
Location: Hitchcock Center for the Environment Directions
Date: August 27 from 1:30-5:30 Rain Date: August 28
Photo: Rene Theberge
New Climate Group in South Hadley!
South Hadley has a municipal light plant that sets it own energy policies. And yet, South Hadley has less than 1% renewable energy in its electricity portfolio.
What can we do?
Sustainable South Hadley is a new group of South Hadley residents joining together with the goal of moving South Hadley's electrical supply toward renewables, storage, and conservation. South Hadley can be a part of the solution to the unfolding climate crisis. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Like Sustainable South Hadley on Facebook.
Photo: Rene Theberge
Elders Climate Action
Deep Dialogue Mass Conversation Series
Do you know a young student interested in getting involved in direct action? If so, YCAN's upcoming Little Leaders Summer Climate Convention is the perfect place to start! We are committed to helping guide students through the process of finding their voices and amplifying their unique perspectives.
The weekend will be completely youth-led and centered around a series of interactive workshops on topics including environmental justice, creative climate action, and leadership training.
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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