December 1, 2020

Support Our Parent Organization,
Berkshire Environmental Action Team
this #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday we’re raising money for Berkshire Environmental Action Team and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate
$5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.

BEAT is working with you to protect the environment for wildlife in support of the natural world that sustains us all. We work on a shoestring budget, so every dollar you donate goes a LONG way!

We have 3 main program areas all based on a solid foundation of science:

Outreach & Education: We believe the environment's best protection is a well informed public. We keep you informed about environmental issues through our website; free, weekly e-newsletter with environmental news, calendar, & public notices; and monthly Pittsfield Green Drinks vitrual gathering with a speaker.

Watchdogging: Through the No Fracked Gas in Mass program, we are an environmental watchdog working with you to ensure environmental laws are enforced. Keep an eye out for our new Shave the Peak initiative next year, looking to transition away from polluting fossil fuel power plants.

Stewardship: We train & work with wildlife trackers to asses & protect interconnected wildlife habitat and decrease the impact of roads on wildlife movement, and to monitor our region's waterways.
As always, thank you! It's your support that keeps us going.

Rosemary Wessel
Program Director, No Fracked Gas in Mass

Provide feedback on Mass Save’s 3-Year Efficiency Plan
Mass Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) Listening Sessions

The planning process for the 2022-2024 Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan for the Mass Save  energy efficiency programs has begun via public comment listening sessions. Public comment is very important to the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) as it highlights the energy efficiency needs of Massachusetts residents and businesses which helps direct where the Council should focus. The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) wants to hear from residents, businesses, and industry stakeholders on how Mass Save can best serve them through the energy efficiency programs.

If you've gone through the Mass Save process, or tried to and came across roadblocks, now is a great time to let them know where there's room for improvement!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public comment sessions will be held virtually. The schedule for the sessions can be found on the EEAC website. If you are interested in providing public comment during one of the sessions, please email to sign up.

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
» Meeting link

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
» Meeting link

» See the EEAC Calendar here for these hearings and special workshop information, click on event name for details and login information.

Tell Your Legislators:
Cut Energy Waste in Massachusetts

from Environment Mass
One of the easiest ways to reduce energy and water waste is to set higher efficiency standards for the appliances and plumbing fixtures in our households and businesses. Massachusetts has a chance to embrace this commonsense solution to climate change by passing appliance standards. Join Environment Mass in urging the Massachusetts Legislature to include appliance efficiency standards in any climate legislation passed this session.

» Use Environment Mass' online letter form to send messages to your legislators

» Visit our Act Now Page for more immediate actions you can take

Homeowners, Renters, Landlords - This Program's for YOU!
MASS SAVE Extends 100% Off Qualifying Insulation for Moderate Income Customers

Fill out the Online Home Energy Assessment at
or if you're a Small Business owner, call
Whether you rent or own your home or business, you'll want to save money!

Would you like to engage your community group, neighborhood association or employees in participating in the MassSave program?
Talk to us!
  Let us know what group communication method works best for you during this time of social isolation: info for your regular organization newsletters, conference call, Zoom meeting or presentation.

Want to help our EE Pittsfield outreach?
We’re looking for volunteers to distribute literature in Pittsfield. COVID-safe, no contact, leave brochures on doors. Contact Rose at

Be sure to check the No Fracked Gas in Mass Weekly News Check-In for these stories and more. If you haven't subscribed yet, look for the Subscribe option at the bottom of each week's post to get the news right in your inbox.

For news on various pipelines, FERC and the industry, climate and more, check out the Latest News Tab on our site.

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For even more environmental news, info, and events, check out the latest newsletters from our colleagues at Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) and Berkshire Zero Waste Initiative (BZWI)!

Help 'Fuel' Our Efforts ...
Whether it’s $5, $500 or $5,000,
your support keeps us going
Standing up to fossil fuel projects, chiming in on regulatory issues and promoting energy efficiency.

And don't forget, you can keep sending your support all year by setting up a monthly donation as well.