December 3, 2019

 
 
 
 
COME JOIN US in ADVOCATING FOR BETTER LEGISLATION
Phone Bank for Climate Action!

December 11, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

at BEAT’s New Offices!
20 Chapel St., Pittsfield, MA


Do you think 100% renewable energy, environmental justice and equitable investment in green infrastructure are important ideas that should be brought into action? Join us in reaching out to our legislators and let them know about bills focused on these important issues that are currently working their way through the statehouse.

No Fracked Gas in Mass is hosting a Phone Bank for Climate Acton to reach out in support of issues on the Mass Power Forward Legislative Priorities list. We’re planning to reach each and every Massachusetts legislator!

Talking points and full script provided, but please feel free to add your own thoughts on why it matters to you.


Come by on your lunch hour, or stay the whole time.
Bring your phone, and bring snacks or a potluck dish if you wish!


This event will be hosted at
BEAT’s roomy NEW HEADQUARTERS
20 Chapel Street, Pittsfield MA

Come and see our new digs.


» Find it on the map!

»» Please RSVP: logan@thebeatnews.org

EVENTS

WEDNESDAY — DECEMBER 4, 2019 — ONLINE
— Webinar to learn about Brookline’s gas ban
As a climate advocate you have most likely heard the news by now that last week at town meeting Brookline passed a ban on natural gas hookups for new buildings. You may not know, however, how that ban came to be. We are enthused to invite you to a webinar on December 4th where you will get to hear from two of the co-petitioners.
The Brookline warrant article is really important because we all know:
    •    Climate change is the defining issue of our time
    •    Buildings are more than 50% of our emissions in MA
    •    All electric buildings are the path forward
    •    Communities are leading the way!
The good news is, you will get to learn about Brookline’s process from the folks who did it. You will get to hear how this warrant article came about, how and why it changed over time, what the process was, and what’s next.

Free public event. Hosted by MCAN, Toxics Action Center, and Pipe Line Awareness Network

7PM – 8PM Online
» RSVP here (required)    


THURSDAY — DECEMBER 5, 2019 — NORTH ADAMS, MA

Free and Open to the Public
» Information: 413.662.5224


MONDAY — DECEMBER 9, 2019 (RESCHEDULED AGAIN!) — ASHLAND, MA
— Conservation Commission Eversource Hearing
The Conservation Commission’s Eversource permit hearing has been rescheduled from Monday, November 25th to Monday, December 9th at 7 PM- Town Hall, 2nd floor. We will let you know if this date changes.

This is a very important hearing. The Conservation Commission has permitting authority with regard to wetlands and stormwater, and it’s possible that a vote will be taken at this meeting. Please make every effort to attend and share this information widely.
There is absolutely no way for Eversource to perform the construction and digging required by this project — which is estimated to take 5 years — without doing irreparable damage to wetland areas, wildlife habitats and Ashland State Park. Whether or not you speak or ask questions, your presence in opposition to this project is very important. We recommend you arrive early for seating. Those who wish can also write to the Conservation Commission (conservation@ashlandmass.com) to express your opposition.
Free public event. Hosted by No Ashland Pipeline

7 PM – 9 PM
Ashland Town Hall
101 Main Street, 2nd floor
Ashland, MA

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