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Mothers Out Front in Gas Hunt!

Mothers Out Front in Gas Hunt!

Are you concerned about gas leaks in Needham? The newly formed Needham chapter of Mothers Out Front is organizing a Tag Gas Leaks event in Needham on Saturday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Participants will meet at the Town Center. RSVP here.

Mothers Out Front points out that Needham has 61 sites, in and around our homes and businesses, where natural gas is leaking through the ground into our air. These leaks emit methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, 86 times worse for the environment than CO2 in its first 20 years in the atmosphere. Gas leaks can cause explosions, pollute our air, kill trees, harm our health, AND residents are paying for the lost gas.

Teams of volunteers will get fact sheets, maps and tags to place near gas leak sites. You’ll have fun and learn more about Mothers Out Front’s campaign to advocate for a livable future for our children.

 

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.

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