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We're too loud to ignore.
On Saturday, millions of people came together for the youth-led Climate Strike, the largest climate action the world has ever seen. Here in Boston, over 7,000 people packed City Hall Plaza. In a busy news week—and let's be honest, they're all busy news weeks now—climate change dominated the headlines.
The day after the strike, 350 Mass launched Charlie's Climate Catastrophe Tour (see this Boston.com article ([link removed]) ). Our nine-foot-tall Governor Charlie Baker puppet embarked on a statewide tour to the gas leaks, compressor stations, and train stations that Baker's never visited. If he won't take action on climate change, we'll hold him accountable.
The eyes of the world are on the climate movement. We've got the attention, the numbers, and the momentum. Let's translate that energy into local victories. See below to find out how!
** Charlie's Climate Catastrophe Tour
Day of Action—No Eastie Substation: 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 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.
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]) Thu, Sep 26, 7 am, 417 Waverly St, Framingham.
** Other 350 Mass News
Climate and Migration—A Deadly Crisis: Join the Boston May Day Coalition and Better Future Project for a discussion of the relationship between migration and climate and how we can confront this crisis. See the Facebook event. ([link removed]) Thu, Sep 26, 7-9 pm, 9A Hamilton Pl, Boston.
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: 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 of 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:
* WBUR: The Moral Case for Fighting Climate Change ([link removed])
* Wicked Local Brookline: Supports proposed bylaw restricting fossil fuels ([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
Affordable Housing as a Climate Solution: Are you curious about how affordable housing is an effective climate solution? Interested in learning how to take action in your community? This is the first of a four-part webinar series hosted by MCAN, LISC, and the Smart Growth Alliance on affordable housing as a climate solution. Sign up here. ([link removed]) Tue, Sep 24, 7-8 pm.
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).
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.
* Lexington Workshop: Sun, Sep 29, 1:30-4 pm, Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room, 1847 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington.
* Brockton Workshop: Wed, Oct 2, 6-8 pm, Location TBD. RSVP Anabel Santiago at [email protected]
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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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