Tonight in Northampton!Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Tonight in Roxbury!Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Let us Breathe ToursWorking-class communities of color have become sacrifice zones for landfills, coal plants, pipelines, toxins, and unchecked over-development. We need to stop pollution inequality, and stop giving away valuable public resources to wealthy private interests.
Join our statewide campaign this October as we take to the streets to demand that corporate polluters look out for the public good.ROXBURY
10/18 -- Environmental Justice Walking Tour
5:30 - 8:00 PM at 2201 Washington Street (ACE office)
10/23 -- Environmental Justice Walking Tour
5:30 - 8:00 PM at 227 Marginal Street
11/3 -- Rally
1:00 PM at Lynn Beach
An Unfolding Crisis in the Merrimack Valley & Its Broader Implications for Energy & Environmental JusticeSeminar at Boston University by Nathan Phillips, PhD, Dept. of Earth and Environment
This seminar will recount the gas fires and explosions on September 13th in the Merrimack Valley and how this initial emergency has segues into a rase against time to restore heat before winter. It will highlight environmental and energy justice considerations in the short term and longer term, and how what plays out in the Merrimack Valley serves as a warning about broader society's choices for clean, safe, healthy and secure energy for our future.Friday, October 19, 2018
12:45 - 1:45 PM
Location: HOU R-103
BU Medical School Houseman Research Building
Clean Cooking Campaign for Merrimack Valley homes continues — Induction-ready pots needed!Clean Cooking Now
- Fundraiser for immediate relief for households affected by the #MerrimackValleyExplosions by providing electric induction cooktops. People still need access to warm food and warm water. These super-efficient electric cooktops are more kind on the electric bill and sometimes aging electrical wiring in older homes. With help from a donation from IKEA, 700+ have been distributed!
Induction-compatible cookware is now needed.
If you have pots and pans you'd like to donate, make sure that a magnet will stick to them. If they're magnetic, they will work with the efficient cooktops. Donations to buy them are also accepted. Visit the Donate link below for more information
This initiative was created by BU Professor Nathan Phillips.
» NEWS from the MERRIMACK VALLEY
Opportunities to learn more about
ceremonial stone landscapes
When constructing the Connecticut Expansion pipeline in Sandisfield, MA last year, Tennessee Gas Pipeline (Kinder Morgan), knowingly disturbed over 20 Native American Ceremonial Stone Landscape features in the right of way. As mitigation, they moved the stones during construction and proposed to place them back when construction was done. Ever since this plan came to light, Doug Harris, Ceremonial Stone preservationist and Deputy Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Tribe has been educating the public about the historic and living cultural significance of sites like these throughout New England.
October 23, 2018
7 to 9 PM
Ceremonial Stone Landscapes Presentation - Bettina Washington of the Wampanoag of Gayhead (Aquinnah), Doug Harris of the Narragansett, Cathy Taylor and others to give presentation and discussion of Native American Ceremonial Stone Landscapes similar to those lost to the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Sandisfield, MA
November 10 and December 8, 2018
1 to 4 PM
Tour the Upton Chamber and related ceremonial stone landscapes. Hosted by the Narragansett Indian Tribe Historic Preservation Trust. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info and to sign up.
Alternatives to Gas Do Exist!Energy Efficiency: The first fuel is fuel you don't need to use
Mass Save is a Statewide program that offers homeowners, landlords, and tenants a variety of financial incentives to improve home efficiency. Available rebates and incentives available are divided into four categories: heating and cooling, weatherization, lighting and appliances, and building a home.
Discounts and incentives on high-efficiency cold weather heat pump and the solar panels to power them
Solar Access is a new Massachusetts program for low to middle-income homeowners.The non-profit Center for EcoTechnology (CET), is offering affordable, renewable energy for your community. Solar Access is funded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER). Working with an energy expert, you will be guided through the program, which adds a special Solar Access incentive to the existing combination of electric utility, state, and federal incentives for renewable energy. By enrolling in a UMassFive College Credit Union loan, you will own your solar panels and a heat pump and will pay less than you spend now.
Solar Access helping low income homeowners access cost-saving renewable energyBy Nicholas Aresco, WWLP
October 15, 2018
An Amherst woman is now using clean, renewable energy in her home and she couldn't be more excited. Paulina Alenkina flipped the switch on her home's new renewable-powered heating system Monday afternoon in front of state officials from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. The system was installed through Solar Access, a pilot program that uses a state-supported loan to increase access to cost-saving renewable energy technologies for low to moderate income homeowners.
88 slots are still available in this pilot program!
» See more information on benefits and qualifications
There are also many other programs are community based incentives like HeatSmart, Solarize Mass, combine the purchase power of whole communities for high efficiency heat pumps and solar panels for residential customers.