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Chapter and Node Meetings Thurs 5/6 and 5/20

Chapter and Node Meetings Thurs 5/6 and 5/20

MetroWest Node News

Node members taking ACTION!
A traffic-stopping message:”Net-zero emissions by 2050 is too late.”
Extinction Rebellion Boston held an Earth Day Parade with more than 100 attendees (including members of our node), and blocked the entrance to the Mass Pike with a 30-foot pink boat, garnering the attention of the Boston Globe and WCVB-TV. Their action was intended to demand that Gov. Baker and the Biden administration declare a Climate Emergency and urgently reduce emissions to net zero faster than currently planned.

Chase Bank, #1 Funder of Fossil Fuels – NIMBY!

Even in the RAIN, we gathered with folks from the MetroNorth node, XR, and Sunrise to educate the public about Chase’s legacy of climate destruction. These standouts will continue in Wellesley Square (soon home to another Chase branch) on Saturday, May 15 and beyond…

Who is delaying climate action in MA?
Webinar TOMORROW May 3rd, 7-8:30 pm

Earlier this year, Brown University released a bombshell report that identified the forces working against climate action in Massachusetts.  We are thrilled to welcome Researchers Trevor Culhane, Galen Hall, and J Timmons Roberts, as well as Rep. Mike Connolly, to answer the question everyone is asking.  Register here to get the link.

We’re standing with those opposing Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota
Friday, May 7, 8-10am & 3-5pm
We are called to join a nationwide day of action and protest in front of the Wayland branch of TD Bank, a bank heavily invested in Enbridge, the company building pipelines that will ensure climate chaos. To join the fun, email Sabine for details.

Next MetroWest node meeting
Thursday, May 6, 7-8:30pm
There are many actions happening and ways for you to get involved!  Zoom in to learn more!
Note: We’ll also be recording some testimonials for our node’s promotional video!
(contact us for the Zoom link).

If you missed the last meeting…
We missed you! Here are the notes from our April 16, 2021 meeting, with handy links.

Handy guide to our work…
This two-pager provides a good orientation to our MetroWest node and to 350MASS, the statewide network to which we belong.

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Upcoming MetroWest Node & Chapter online meetings (contact us for the Zoom link):.
Thursday, May 6
6:45 pm – orientation for newcomers and anyone needing to catch up (optional).
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Friday, May 7, 8-10am & 3-5pm
ACTION in Wayland to shame TD Bank for funding Line 3, for details, email Sabine.

Saturday, May 15
10-noon, ACTION in Wellesley Square to chastise Chase Bank, details here.
Thursday, May 20
6:45 pm – orientation for newcomers and anyone needing to catch up (optional). 

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Yes, we CAN do something about climate change, TOGETHER!

We are citizen activists working to confront the climate crisis. We meet as the MetroWest Node of 350 Mass, a statewide climate activist network. Many of us are also members of the MetroWest Chapter of 350 Mass Action, which works to elect progressive climate champions. We welcome participants from the MetroWest suburbs of Boston and beyond. The Node and Chapter currently meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month, when we gather to share, learn, and organize to take action.

Stay in touch; “like” the Facebook pages for our Node and Chapter
Debby and Paul (co-facilitators)

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.