THURSDAY — JULY 20, 2017 — EVERYWHERE!
SATURDAY — JULY 22, 2017 — DARTMOUTH, MA — South Coast Positive Energy Exchange
Come learn about the important work local leaders are doing to combat the threats our communities face due to climate change. Informational tables will be available in lobby throughout event. Presented by South Coast Neighbors United, In collaboration with UMass Dartmouth Office of Sustainability & Residential Services, 350 MA South Coast, Coalition for Social Justice and the Marion Institute
12:30 – 1:40 PM
Film Screening – Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People
Key Note Speaker1:40 – 2:00 PM
Senator Marc Pacheco,
Chair of Senate Committee on Global Warming & Climate Change2:00 – 2:15 PM
Mayor Jonathan F. Mitchell,
City of New Bedford2:15 – 3:30 PM
Other speakers TBA, Q&AUniversity of Massachusetts Dartmouth285 Old Westport Road
SUNDAY — JULY 23, 2017 — CHARLEMONT, MA
— Mass Energy’s 7th Annual Clean Energy Festival! Join Mass Energy, People’s Power & Light, and the Center for EcoTechnology for our annual adventures including: a wind turbine tour, solar array tour, discounted zip-lining and rides on the Mountain Coaster at Berkshire East Mountain Resort! Our mission is to make energy more affordable and sustainable. We offer a green power program that supports the wind turbine at Berkshire East. This event is open to the public.Tickets are $10 per person and kids under 8 are free.Included with all tickets:
– Check out electric vehicles!
– Learn about our newest clean energy program, Mass Solar Connect!
– Ride the chairlift up a scenic mountainside (or, we’ll shuttle you up to see the turbine)!
– Enjoy catered lunch at the base of Berkshire East’s wind turbine!
– Get up-close to the wind turbine and a large solar array!
– Ride the exciting Mountain Coaster!Also included with zip-lining tickets:
– $20 discount on zip-lining!
»» Tickets available at EventBrite
or 800-287-3950 x5 with questions!10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Berkshire East Ski Resort & Canopy Tours
66 S River Rd.
SATURDAY — JULY 29, 2017 — SANDISFIELD, MA
— Celebration for a Living Earth
Join us, The Sugar Shack Aliance, for this summer’s public rally and picnic to raise our collective concerns and awareness on the continued resistance to the Kinder Morgan/TCG CT Expansion Pipeline in the Otis State Forest! Once again, meet us at Spectacle Pond where we gathered last year for our last summer solidarity picnic! We will again feature musical guests and speakers from across the movement and from all corners of the northeast! That’s from 10am to noon!
Then, at 12:30pm, a potluck picnic lunch at 12:30pm, followed by an informal gathering of musicians improvising together at our staging area at just north of the pond at Sue Baxter’s Barn, 250 Cold Spring Rd. Free, Family-friendly and open to the public!
For more information, go to the Sugarshack Alliance website at: sugarshackalliance.org
, or contact Elizabeth at 215-355-214510 AM – 2 PM
Lower Spectacle Pond
Cold Spring Rd.
Trainings & Webinars
TUESDAY — JULY 18, 2017 — WEBINARLegislative Attacks on NEPA and Other Laws Important to Pipelines – Defeating Shale Gas Infrastructure: Strategies & Tools for Communities
With Raul Garcia of Earthjustice and Stephen Schima of Save Our Environment. Join us for an update on the latest attacks and efforts to stop them! In the fight against pipelines, compressors and LNG export facilities, The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is one of the primary mechanisms communities can use to fully understand and vet the impacts of an infrastructure proposal and to make the case that a project should not be approved by the powerful agency that is FERC. Learn more about the value and threats to NEPA and other attacks on the pipeline permitting process and what you can do to protect it from rollbacks.6:30 pm
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TUESDAY — JULY 18, 2017 — PROVIDENCE, RI— Nonviolent Direct Action Training
This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of Nonviolent Direct Action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care.
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» Official registration form5:30 – 9:00 pm
276 Westminster St.
SATURDAY — JULY 22, 2017 — NORTHAMPTON, MA— Non-Violent Direct Action Training
Considering participating an an action that could involve risking arrest? Interested in finding out about Sugar Shack Alliance and possibly joining an Affinity Group so that you could participate with us in an action that could involve arrest? Interested in deepening your understanding of what non-violence is and what makes an effective action? Interested in examining how privilege intersects with the decision to offer oneself for arrest? Interested in learning about consensus decision making and quick decision making?
»» Register hereREGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 18 AND IS LIMITED TO 35 PEOPLE9:30 AM – 5 PM
Northampton Friends Meeting
43 Center St, Ste 202
TUESDAY — JULY 25, 2017 — PAWTUCKET, RI— Basic First Aid for Marches and Rallies Training
This training will prepare you to provide basic first aid, support, and community care to folks at marches and rallies. We will discuss affinity groups, scene safety/management, first aid for common incidents, police tactics (tear gas/pepper spray), self care/community health, and emotional/psychological care. *This training is NOT for folks who wish to provide care and support as identified Street Medics – if you are interested in this type of training – please look out for opportunities in August*
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» Official registration form6:30 – 9:30 pm
The FANG Collective
545 Pawtucket Ave., #113
WEDNESDAY — JULY 26, 2017 — SCITUATE, MA
— Our Energy Future - Activism Presentation
Hosted by Mass Sierra Club.
We all want clean air and water for our kids and grandkids.Now, more than ever, what you and I do at the state and local level is crucial because of rising sea levels, more frequent storms and crumbling infrastructure here in Massachusetts. Please join us for a briefing that will bring you up to speed on key energy bills under consideration on Beacon Hill and give you the tools you need to effectively advocate to your elected officials.
- Welcome and lay of the land
- "Mass. Clean Energy 101" with Emily Norton, MA Chapter Director of Sierra Club and Joel Wool, Advocate, Clean Water Action
- Communicating with our elected officials
- Next steps
SUNDAY — JULY 30, 2017 — PAWTUCKET, RI
— Street Medic Bridge Training
This training is open only to those who have previous or current medical certifications (EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, 3rd & 4th year Medical Students, Wilderness First Responders.) It is assumed that you have experience with major medical issues as well as trauma management. Street Medics provide first aid at political protests including marches, occupations encampments, direct actions and more. This is the standard training for folks of any experience levels who wish to identify themselves as Street Medics while providing care.
Participants are expected to attend the full 4 hours of the training and to come prepared to participate in the hands on components. Please dress for the weather and bring a pack with everything you would want with you for a full day at a protest this time of year. Let us know if any of this will be a problem so we can plan accordingly.