The struggle against the climate crisis connects us in strange
In Weymouth, residents are struggling against a proposed natural gas
compressor station. It's part of the Atlantic Bridge project to pipe
fracked gas from Pennsylvania up to Canada for export to Europe.
Across the ocean in Germany, community activists are also protesting
the import of this gas. An ocean may separate these two groups
of activists, but their common cause binds them.
As 350 Mass volunteer Sabine von Mering wrote in a recent op-ed, "it’s time for a
different kind of bridge across the Atlantic – one that connects
people, not profits." Find ways to get connected below.
September 20 Global Climate Strike in Boston
Friday, millions of people will strike around the world to demand
action on the climate crisis. Join us in Boston at City Hall Plaza as
we kick off a week of climate actions! This event is youth led and
community supported. See the Facebook event. Fri, Sep 20, 10
am, Boston City Hall Plaza.
Charlie's Climate Catastrophe Tour
The week after Sep 20's Global Climate Strike, we're taking our Gov.
Charlie Baker puppet on tour to all the gas leaks, compressor
stations, and train stations that he's never visited.
Host a stop on the tour! Charlie Baker is a climate
failure. We need your help to expose him. Host an event in your
movie screening about the Merrimack Valley gas explosions, a rally
near the biggest gas leak in town, or something else. Create your event here and we'll help you do outreach.
Contact [email protected] with any
No Eastie Substation Day of Action: Join GreenRoots
and 350 Mass for a local action that will put pressure on politicians
like Gov. Baker to protect the people of East Boston and neighboring
communities from more environmental injustices from fossil fueled
backed energy like Eversource’s high voltage electrical substation. Details here. (Art build details here). Thurs, Sep 26, 2pm, 100
Cambridge St, Boston.
Transit Tour in Framingham: Demand better action on
public transportation from the Baker Administration on the commuter
rail and Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs)! Details and RSVP here. Thurs, Sep 26, 7am, 417
Waverly St, Framingham.
Other 350 Mass News
350 Mass Cambridge-Somerville Climate Picnic: Join our
community gathering for an introduction to the upcoming Global Climate
Strike and follow up actions! This gathering is part of a statewide
series to grow community support leading up to the Global Climate Strike on September 20 and in advance
of Charlie's Climate Catastrophe Tour. See the Facebook event. Tue, Sep 10, 6-8 pm, Joan
Lorentz Park, Broadway, Cambridge.
TODAY: Hype Webinar—Let's Get Ready to Strike:
Ahead of the Sept 20-27 Global Climate Strikes & Week for Climate
Justice, 350.org will be hosting a hype webinar featuring climate
movement leaders across the US who are fighting for climate action.
Join them for an exciting conversation about what to expect during the
strikes and how you can get more involved in your community. Register here. Tue, Sep 10, 8 pm Eastern (US and
Candidate Forum on Energy and the Environment—Boston City Council
District 9: Come hear from Jonathan Allen, Brandon Bowser,
Liz Breadon, Craig Cashman, Dan Daly, Lee Nave, and Amanda
Smart. Thu, Sep 12, 6-8 pm, Brighton Allston Congregational
Church, UCC, 404 Washington St, Boston.
Big Money Needs a Lesson on Climate Change:
BlackRock, the world's biggest investor in coal, oil, and
gas, is the most powerful driver of climate destruction on the planet.
Their 2019 grades are in—and they don’t look good! Moms will deliver
report cards to people walking by the BlackRock office. Tue, Sep
17, BlackRock's Boston office, 60 State Street, 8-9 am then 5-6
Worcester Climate Strike: To close our month of
climate action, join us for a Worcester climate strike! More details
coming soon. See the Facebook event. Fri, Sep 27, noon-1 pm,
Worcester City Hall and Common, Worcester.
Honk Festival: Lets march together in the Honk Parade
October 13! All nodes are invited to join together and march under the
350 Mass banner. Please send your node's desire to participate and
suggestions on parade activities to [email protected] More info coming soon! Sun,
Oct 13, Davis Sq, Somerville.
Franklin 2050—The Climate Crisis: Join the
350 Mass Greater Franklin node for a free educational forum on the
climate crisis, its challenges, causes, effects and policy
implications. More details and RSVP here. Thu, Oct 17, 7-9 pm, Elks Lodge
#2136, 1077 Pond St, Franklin.
Make a video to support the Climate Strike: School
strikers are calling on youth, parents, and all concerned citizens to
join the Sep 20 Climate Strike and the week of action that follows.
Adults will stand in solidarity with youth to ensure a just and
livable future for all. Create a short video about why you're
striking, why you care about the climate crisis, and why it's personal
to your life! See the first video here. Instructions here. Upload videos here.
Write a Letter to the Editor: 350 Mass members write
lots of letters to the editor, many of which get published! Here are
some recent letters:
Want to join
the team? Email Vignesh Ramachandran to find out more!
Other Climate Movement News
of Cancer Alley Film and Discussion: The Women of Cancer
Alley is a first-ever collection of films made by women who live
adjacent to chemical plants, tank farms and refineries along the
Mississippi River in south Louisiana. More info and RSVP here. Wed, Sep 18, 7
pm, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West
Event with Dr. Adrienne Hollis: Come to a free event
with Dr. Hollis, the Lead Climate Justice Analyst for the Union of
Concerned Scientists and former Director of Federal Policy for WE ACT
for Environmental Justice in NYC. Thu, Sep 19, 3-4:30 pm,
Integrated Sciences Complex Building, 3rd floor conference room #3300,
Changing Climate, Changing Health—Strategies for Addressing Public Health
in the Age of Climate Change: Join us for this EBC/UMass
Boston Climate Adaptation Forum to learn about how climate change is
impacting public health, and hear a keynote by Gina McCarthy, former
EPA Administrator and Director of the Harvard Center for Climate,
Health, and the Global Environment. Learn more and register here. Fri, Sep 20,
7:15-11:45 am, UMass Club 32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St, Boston.
Active Hope—An Introduction to the Work that
Reconnects: How can we remain resilient, creative, and
empowered to act for the healing of our world? Drawing on The Work
That Reconnects, developed by teacher/activist Joanna Macy and others,
we'll explore the spiritual, emotional and intellectual aspects of
envisioning and creating a life-sustaining society. $20/$10
student/low-income. Get tickets here or contact Rosalie Anders.
Sat, Sep 28, 9 am-4 pm, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 3
Church St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq).
Quinceñera—15 de Falsas Promesas
#LicenciasParaTodos: For 15 years, the state's
undocumented community has fought to pass drivers licenses regardless
of status. The immigrant community and the their allies are coming
together to demand that legislators follow through on their promises
to protect immigrants in. We will show cultural resistance over the
course of three days and nights in front of the State House. See the Facebook event.Fri, Sep 13, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St,
Raise Up Progressive Revenue Workshops: These
workshops will empower you to become a vocal advocate about the need
for fair and adequate revenue to address the many critical needs that
require additional state funding.
Brookline Workshop: Thu, Sep 19, 6:30-8:30 pm,
Hunneman Hall, Brookline Village, 361 Washington St. Learn more here.
Lexington Workshop: Sun, Sep 29, 1:30-4 pm, Cary
Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room, 1847 Massachusetts Ave,
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