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7/15/19 – 12 Ways to Get Involved in the Climate Movement

7/15/19 – 12 Ways to Get Involved in the Climate Movement

Looking for ideas on how you can get involved? Below is a list of some opportunities coming up.

Anytime: Call Governor Baker (617-725-4005) <& ask him to block the Weymouth compressor station by denying wetlands & waterways permits. Background and talking points here.

Thursday July 18, 6:30-9:30pm, Cambridge: Training on Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA). If you want to join actions to oppose the Weymouth compressor station, FRACCS (Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station) asks that you come to this training. You don’t have to be willing to risk arrest to be a key part of a civil disobedience action–there are many non-arrest roles too. Here’s the Facebook event page and the sign-up form.

Thursday July 18, 6-8 pm, Worcester: First of six public workshops on Gov. Baker’s idea of a Transportation and Climate Initiative. We need to advocate for including Green New Deal principles. Register /get more details here

Saturday July 21, noon-6 pm, Cambridge: NVDA Training with Extinction Rebellion (XR). XR recommends you first attend one of their orientation trainings (such as July 18 at 7:30 pm).

Tuesday July 23, 1pm in room B-1 at the State House. Attend the hearing for the 100% Renewable Energy Act. The 100% Renewable Energy Act (H.2836, S.1958) will transition Massachusetts to 100% clean and renewable sources of electricity by 2035, and phase out the use of fossil fuels for heating and transportation by 2045. This is our biggest chance to show support for a transition to 100% renewable energy in front of the elected officials who will decide whether this bill moves forward. Let us know if you can be there. RSVP and more info HERE. Contact Ben Hellerstein () with any questions.

Sunday July 28, 11-2, Cambridge Nursery School, Art Building: “Art build” for July 31 Chase Bank action (see below).

Wednesday July 31, noon-1:30: NVDA at Chase Bank branch at 776 Beacon St., Newton Center. This is part of a nationwide campaign aimed at Chase’s role as the #1 lender to the fossil fuel industry, and is our third such action in the Boston area. Come for some serious fun! For details, or to be notified of future such action opportunities, email .

Thursday August 1, 6-10 pm: MetroWest Node social gathering at Lookout Farm Taproom in Natick. Come mingle with friends in our region who are making the Green New Deal a reality; enjoy tasty beverages and food; hatch plans to collaborate! RSVP here.

Saturday August 24, 3-7 pm (rain date 8/25): MetroWest Node backyard potluck BBQ. An informal outdoor party for current and potential node members, partners, and allies. The location will be sent a week prior to all who RSVP here.

Thursday Sept 5, 7-9 pm: Metrowest Node monthly meeting, Sudbury First Parish

Friday Sept. 20: “National Day of Action” for climate (youth-led rallies in Boston & elsewhere; details being developed; look for emails from us or check the 350Mass website)

Week following Sept. 20: “National Week of Action” for climate (details to be developed)

October 10 or 17, Natick: Green New Deal Town Hall, co-hosted by Sunrise Metrowest Hub and 350Mass Metrowest Node. Come learn about the GND and why we need it. If you’d like to help plan & carry out this event, contact .

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.