Next Climate Action Now Gathering
Monday,  August 22
 7pm via Zoom 

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Grassroots organizing &
 our passion to preserve a livable ecosystem prevail!

As we continue to build a vibrant climate movement in Massachusetts with a growing orientation towards climate justice, let’s take a moment to celebrate the enactment of our new climate law, An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind, which will expand clean energy development and end renewable energy subsidies for wood-burning power plants. 

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. 

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Saturday, August 13
Second Annual Honoring the Land Rally

Peskeomskut Park
Turners Falls, Avenue A between 6th & 7th

 Rain or Shine 
Details here

Climate Action Now is an enthusiastic co-sponsor!

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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, August 22
7-8:30 PM
via Zoom

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. 
Register in advance here

Location: Hitchcock Center for the Environment


Date: August 27 from 1:30-5:30
Rain Date: August 28

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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 Like Sustainable South Hadley on Facebook.
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Elders Climate Action
Deep Dialogue Mass Conversation Series

Special Guest - Sen. Michael Barrett
 4-5:30 PM 

Zoom link
Please send your questions for Senator Barrett ahead of the meeting to

Little Leaders Summer Climate Convention 
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. 
Learn more and register your Little Leader here: 
Feel free to reach out to our youth leadership team with questions or concerns at 

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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