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Special Node Meeting, Thurs 3/7 Scaling Up the Resistance: Strategies and Stories from the German Climate Justice Movement

Special Node Meeting, Thurs 3/7 Scaling Up the Resistance: Strategies and Stories from the German Climate Justice Movement

The MetroWest node is excited to host a stop on the East Coast tour of the German Climate Justice movement ‘Ende Gelaende’ (Here and No Further)!  Thursday, March 7, First Parish Sudbury, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, 7pm.

About our guest presenters: Over the last ten years, a strong and diverse radical climate justice movement has been growing in Germany, founded on principles of frontline struggles, mass mobilization, direct action, and cooperation across organizational and tactical differences. The last few years saw the emergence of “Ende Gelände” mass mobilizations for civil disobedience; 6,000 people collectively blocked coal infrastructure last fall. Wearing their emblematic white overalls, demonstrators invaded mining pits, danced in front of the diggers, slept on the railways, and provoked pictures that have raised attention globally by exposing the dirty truth behind the official tale of the German energy transition “Energiewende” and making the connection between climate chaos and capitalism. Focusing on tangible examples, the tour aims to advance ideas for mass mobilizations and build bridges between international approaches for climate justice. More information here.

350Mass as a state-wide activist network is now embarking on its “Road to a Green New Deal.” Direct action is a powerful tool to “change the narrative” about climate change, one of the 3 priorities in this plan. Come with your questions about how direct action works, how it is organized, what are its dilemmas, risks and benefits.

RSVP to attend here. Join us and bring a friend! First-time visitors are especially welcome. Come learn, share, vent, discuss, plan and act!

First time visitors are especially welcome; come learn, share, discuss, plan and act. 350Mass is a statewide, grassroots, climate action group dedicated to promoting citizen awareness and political action on climate change. Our Metrowest node public meetings usually happen the first Thursday of the month, with locations changing to accommodate learners, supporters, and activists from towns around the region. All are invited to participate in the breakout groups for the local initiatives as well as in the informal planning group that meets on dates prior to the monthly meeting. There will also be a chance for participants to share news and announcements from their organizations and municipalities. Arrive early to mingle. Light refreshments will be available.

Please join the 350Mass Metrowest Node on Thursday, March 7, at First Parish Sudbury, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, at 7:00pm

For more information about climate change and the Metrowest node, visit:

Legislative Actions

Time critical actions:

Municipal Sustainability Checklist

We have created a municipal “sustainability checklist” that can help towns compare what they are doing with other towns, as well as get ideas and encourage collaboration. For residents, the checklist helps understand what towns are doing and not doing, as well as set priorities for local advocacy. For organizers, the checklist is an excellent tool to organize local groups around, and to build networks of people who care about sustainability.

Click here for details.