From Vignesh Ramachandran for 350 Mass <[email protected]>
Subject Climate Movement Weekly: The Global Climate Strike is almost here!
Date September 17, 2019 5:58 PM
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The Global Climate Strike is almost here. As teachers, parents, workers, students and more, we know that business as usual must not continue. That’s why we are building a people-powered movement for the transformational change we want to see. Join us this Friday, September 20!

We also know that politicians like Governor Baker are beholden to the fossil fuel industry, and they've protected those who pollute our air and water instead of protecting our communities. We'll keep up the momentum as we take statewide action to hold Charlie Baker and his administration accountable. Join us: ([link removed])

In solidarity,
Vignesh Ramachandran
Digital Organizer

** September 20 Global Climate Strike: Boston

This 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 ([link removed]) . Fri, Sep 20, 10 am, Boston City Hall Plaza.

** Day of Action: No Eastie Substation!

As part of Charlie's Climate Catastrophe Tour (see below for more), join GreenRoots and 350 Mass to urge protection for the people of East Boston and neighboring communities from projects like Eversource’s high-voltage electric transformer substation in a currently projected flood zone. This local action will start outside the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and end on the basketball courts of the American Legion Park in East Boston for a POP-UP community celebration. Learn more here ([link removed]) . Thu, Sep 26, 2 pm, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, 100 Cambridge St #900, Boston.

** 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 the gas leaks, compressor stations, and train stations that he's never visited.

Tour Kickoff: With our Charlie Baker puppet, we'll march from the State House to South Station where we'll hold a "press conference" to challenge Governor Baker’s assertion that he is leading on solutions to climate change. Learn more here ([link removed]) . Sun, Sep 22, 1 pm, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon 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. ([link removed]) Thurs, Sep 26, 7am, 417 Waverly St, Framingham.

** Other 350 Mass News

TODAY—Scientists in the Climate Strike: In advance of the climate strike and week of action, join us for a discussion on the role of scientists in the youth climate strike. We'll highlight the strike organizers and their demands—internationally, nationally, and locally—as well as ways to get involved in long-term organizing. Zoom meeting here. ([link removed]) Tue, Sep 17, 4-5:30 pm.

TODAY—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, 5-6 pm, BlackRock's Boston office, 60 State Street.

Next Transportation Working Group Meeting: Mark your calendars! As usual, we'll have dinner, and you can call in via Zoom. Thu, Sep 19, 5:45-8 pm, Cambridge Cohousing, 175 Richdale Ave (near Porter Sq).

Mass Power Forward Environmental Justice & Action Training
—Strengthening Local Engagement in our Statewide Campaign: Unitarian Universalists of Wellesley Hills, MCAN, and others are co-sponsoring this Mass Power Forward Coalition training on building power and achieving our Environmental Justice and Action legislative priorities. Light refreshments at 6:30 pm; program at 7 pm. See the Facebook event. ([link removed]) Thu, Sep 26, 6:30-9 pm, Unitarian Universalists of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington St, Wellesley.

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. ([link removed]) Fri, Sep 27, noon-1 pm, Worcester City Hall and Common, Worcester.

Honk Festival: Lets march together in the Honk Parade October! 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 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 ([link removed]) . Thu, Oct 17, 7-9 pm, Elks Lodge #2136, 1077 Pond St, Franklin.

Here Comes The Sun—A Climate Cabaret: Enjoy a fabulous night of theater, music, story, dance and a poem or two to explore the climate crisis and celebrate the work being done by 350 Mass and other groups. Learn more and buy tickets ([link removed]) . Fri, Nov 15, 7:30-9:30 pm, Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St, Gloucester.

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:
* Boston Globe: In final analysis, precautions are worth cost ([link removed])
* Boston Herald: Carbon dividends ([link removed])
* Worcester Telegram: We must plan to lower carbon emissions ([link removed])

Want to join the team? Email Vignesh Ramachandran (mailto:[email protected]) to find out more!

** Other Climate Movement News

Women 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 ([link removed]) . Wed, Sep 18, 7 pm, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street, Amherst.

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, UMass Boston.

Changing Climate, Changing Health—Strategies for Addressing Public Health in the Age of Climate Change: Come to the 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. ([link removed]) 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 ([link removed]) or contact Rosalie Anders (mailto:[email protected]) . Sat, Sep 28, 9 am-4 pm, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 3 Church St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq).

** Solidarity Opportunities

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. ([link removed])
* Lexington Workshop: Sun, Sep 29, 1:30-4 pm, Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room, 1847 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington.

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** About Better Future Project and 350 Mass
Better Future Project (BFP) ([link removed]) builds grassroots power to advance a rapid transition beyond fossil fuels. 350 Mass ([link removed]) is Better Future Project's volunteer-led climate action network.

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123 Antwerp St, Allston

Wed, Sep 18, 6-8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield

Tue, Sep 24, 7-8:30 pm
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6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain

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Thu, Sep 19, 7-9 pm
First Universalist Society in Franklin
262 Chestnut St, Franklin

Wed, Sep 18, 7-8:30 pm
Mill No. 5
250 Jackson St, Lowell

Wed, Oct 11, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Unitarian Church
478 Main St, Winchester

Tue, Oct 3, 7-9 pm
Peace Lutheran Church
107 Concord Rd, Wayland

Tue, Oct 8, 7-8:30 pm
Medford High School, Rm V220
489 Winthrop St, Medford

Tue, Sep 17, 7-9 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton
1326 Washington St, Newton

North Shore
Tue, Oct 1, 6:30-8:30 pm
Beverly Farms Library
24 Vine St, Beverly

South Coast
Tue, Oct 8, 7-8:30 pm
First Parish Church in Taunton
76 Church Green, Taunton

South Shore
Tue, Sep 17, 7:30-9 pm
Old Ship Church Parish House
107 Main St, Hingham

Upper Charles
Mon, Sep 23, 7-9 pm
Sherborn UU
11 Washington St, Sherborn

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