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Are you worried about climate change? Want to know how 350 Mass fits into the picture? Join us this Sunday, November 3rd for the 350 Mass Statewide Summit!
Whether you're an experienced leader looking to connect with others, deepen your work, and celebrate your successes, or a newcomer looking to get involved for the first time, this is the place for you. The summit is an opportunity to connect and collaborate with 350 Mass volunteers from across the state. Join us to build on the momentum of the climate strikes, hear updates on our past year of work, and find your place in the climate movement!
* Where: Hassenfeld Conference Center, Sherman Function Hall, Brandeis University Campus, 415 South St, Waltham
* When: Sat, Nov 3, 10 am-5 pm
* RSVP here! ([link removed])
Climate Justice Partnerships Organizer
** Solidarity with Weymouth Against the Compressor Station
The fight against the Weymouth Compressor Station is far from over. H ([link removed]) ere's a list of things you can do ([link removed]) to keep up the pressure, including:
November 1 Standout:
It's the purported construction start date of the compressor station. Come to a family friendly event in the spirit of Samhain, the ancient Irish holiday from which Halloween comes. More info and RSVP here ([link removed]) . Fri, Nov 1, 7 am-5 pm, 55 Bridge St, Weymouth.
Doctors Speak Out—Stop the Weymouth Compressor Station: Physicians for Social Responsibility has written three reports showing that the proposed compressor station is a threat to human health and safety. Join clinicians, scientists, students, mothers, and supporters in asking Governor Baker to stop the station. Clinicians, please wear your white coat and stethoscope! See the Facebook event ([link removed]) . Fri, Nov 1, noon-1 pm, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston.
** Other 350 Mass News
Sign a Petition for Improving Public Transportation: Public transportation in Massachusetts should be green, affordable, accessible, and reliable. As we fight for climate solutions, we must fight for better public transportation as a cornerstone of a Green New Deal. Sign the petition here. ([link removed])
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.
Survey from Municipal Working Group: The MWG supports nodes working to pass climate solutions at the municipal level. Fill out this survey ([link removed]) to support the development of the Municipal Working Group.
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:
* MassLive: Teachers must understand climate change ([link removed])
* Cape Cod Times: Routine weather crises illustrate urgency of global warming ([link removed])
* Boston Herald: Moore wrong on climate ([link removed])
Want to join the team? Email Vignesh Ramachandran (mailto:[email protected]) to find out more!
** Other Climate Movement News
Fix Our Transportation Crisis—Call To Action: Transportation funding and policy are top issues in the Legislature. We need your voice! Come learn about transportation priorities and help spread the word by speaking to legislators and staff. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more and RSVP here ([link removed]) . Wed, Oct 30, 2:30-4 pm, Room 437, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston.
Transportation and Climate Community Engagement Workshops: Join Massachusetts environmental and transportation officials and stakeholder groups for workshops:
* Greater Boston: Wed, Oct 30, 6 pm, Roxbury Community College, Reggie Lewis Center, 1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury Crossing.
* Western Massachusetts: Mon, Nov 4, 6 pm, Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center, 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke.
"Climate Matters!", a Climate Reality Project Presentation: Come to a talk by Bill Keydel that'll give you an overview of the current state of the planet and what can and should be done. Sun, Nov 3, 1-2:30 pm, Theodore Parker Church, 1859 Centre St, West Roxbury.
Building Codes Hearing and Letter: The Board of Building Regulation and Standards (BBRS) wants to hear from the public about building code changes. This June, the BBRS made a commitment to update our current stretch code to a Net Zero stretch code. Join the Massachusetts Climate Action Network to keep momentum building. RSVP for the hearing here ([link removed]) or send a letter of support ([link removed]) . Tue, Nov 5, 10 am-1 pm, 1000 Washington St, Boston.
Documentary Screening—Under Pressure: Come to a free screening of the Four Rivers Charter Public School Class of 2019 Senior Documentary about the tragic gas accident that revealed the deep-seated flaws in our energy industry. Thu, Nov 7, 5:30-8 pm, Koussevitzky Art Center, Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St, Pittsfield.
Active Hope—An Introduction to the Work that Reconnects: How can we remain resilient, creative, and empowered? 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. Register here. ([link removed]) Sat, Nov 9, 9 am-4 pm, Beacon Hill Friends House, 8 Chestnut St, Boston.
Let's Fix Our Upside-Down Tax System: Join Raise Up Massachusetts for a workshop to learn about our upside-down tax system, its impact on working people in Massachusetts, and how we can fix it together.
* Hyannis Workshop: Tue, Oct 29, 6-8 pm, 1199 SEIU, 89 Lewis Bay Rd, Suite 2, Hyannis. RSVP: Anabel Santiago at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) and see the Facebook event ([link removed]) .
* Newburyport Workshop: Sun, Nov 2, 9 am-noon, 109 State St, Newburyport. Includes a social brunch. RSVP: Pam Wool at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) and see the Facebook event ([link removed]) .[link removed]
* Reading Workshop: Wed, Nov 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, Reading Public Library, Room A
64 Middlesex Ave, Reading. RSVP: James Wu at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) and see the Facebook event ([link removed]) .
* Dorchester Workshop: Tue, Nov 12, 6-8 pm, VietAID in Fields Corner, 42 Charles St, Boston. RSVP: Beth Huang at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) and see the Facebook event ([link removed]) .
Write a letter to support an official statewide Indigenous Peoples Day: Find the details to write an original letter to the join committee to support An Act Establishing An Indigenous Peoples Day. Find details here. ([link removed])
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Mon, Nov 25, 6:30-8 pm
Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center
123 Antwerp St, Allston
Wed, Nov 20, 6-8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield
Tue, Nov 12, 7-8:30 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain
6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain
Tue, Oct 29, 6:30-8:30 pm (orientation for new members at 6 pm)
First Church Cambridge
11 Garden St, Cambridge
Thu, Nov 7, 7-8:30 pm
3090 Main St, Barnstable
Thu, Nov 7, 7-9 pm
First Universalist Society in Franklin
262 Chestnut St, Franklin
Wed, Oct 30, 7-8:30 pm
Mill No. 5
250 Jackson St, Lowell
Wed, Nov 6, noon-1:30 pm
478 Main St, Winchester
Tue, Nov 7, 7-9 pm
First Parish of Sudbury
327 Concord Rd, Sudbury
Tue, Nov 12, 7-8:30 pm
Medford High School, Rm V220
489 Winthrop St, Medford
Tue, Nov 19, 7-9 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton
1326 Washington St, Newton
Tue, Nov 5, 6:30-8:30 pm
Beverly Farms Library
24 Vine St, Beverly
Tue, Nov 19, 7-8:30 pm
First Parish Church in Taunton
76 Church Green, Taunton
Tue, Nov 5, 7:30-9:30 pm
Old Ship Church Parish House
107 Main St, Hingham
Mon, Nov 25, 7-9 pm
11 Washington St, Sherborn
Sun, Nov 10, 4:15-6 pm
The Residence at Watertown Square
20 Summer St, Watertown
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