UPCOMING STATE-WIDE EVENTS!
MONDAY — SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 — AMHERST
—Climate Action Now-MA, Pioneer Valley Meeting! This gathering will feature brief overviews of climate actions in several of our key campaigns, followed by small-group action planning sessions you can choose to participate in:
- Rose Wessel of No Fracked Gas In Mass will focus on stopping the Kinder Morgan fracked gas pipeline here in Western Mass;
- Varshini Prakash and Darcy Dumont will update us on the efforts for campus and statewide divestment;
- Karen Ribeiro from Mothers Out Front will update us on the Climate Xchange carbon tax initiative and other state-level campaigns;
Springfield climate justice organizers will bring the latest on the effort to bring a climate action plan to Springfield and stop the biomass incinerator. We will have music, time to share stories about the march, and other great activities.
This meeting is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.
Unitarian Universalist Church
121 N. Pleasant St.
TUESDAY — SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 — PITTSFIELD
— Committee on Public Health and Safety Meeting. Agenda item – Petition from Matt Abdifar of Kinder Morgan requesting that the City Council allow Kinder Morgan to make a presentation on the Northeast Energy Direct Project.
Pittsfield City Hall
MONDAY — OCTOBER 6, 2014 — WINCHENDON
— Select Board Meeting with Kinder Morgan.
Winchendon Town Hall
TUESDAY — OCTOBER 7, 2014 — TOWNSEND
— Meeting for Townsend residents by Townsend residents is scheduled. There are two major goals of this meeting:
1. We want to bring people up to date about what we’ve accomplished so far and what we need to do next.
2. We will walk people through the FERC process: look at the KM pre-filing documents together and learn how to participate. We are asking people to bring their laptops if they have ‘em.
Great Hall in Memorial Hall (aka Town Hall)
WEDNESDAY — OCTOBER 8, 2014 — TYNGSBOROUGH
— Special Town Meeting – Resolution to Ban the Pipeline on the warrant for a vote. Read Article 2 on the warrant here.
Tyngsborough Elementary School
205 Westford Road
THURSDAY — OCTOBER 9, 2014 — AMHERST
— Climate Change Forum – Featuring our local Legislators and open mic. Guest Speakers will include Sen. Stanley Rosenberg and Rep. Kulik, Rep. Kocot, Rep. Mark and Rep. Story and representatives from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
The second part of the program will be devoted to hearing from you. What are your questions? What are your concerns? There will be networking opportunities before and after the program and space for flyers on tables in the lobby.
This event will be moderated by Amherst League of Women Voters member Nancy Eddy.
Amherst Regional Middle School
SATURDAY — OCTOBER 18 — STATEWIDE!!!
— Statewide Yard Sale to Support the Pipeline Movement!
Sales already being planned in:
— Groton (probably)
Stay tuned for more details.
Want to hold a sale in your town? Email Emily!
MONDAY — OCTOBER 20, 2014 — ATHOL
— Pipeline Resolution at Town Meeting. Article 17, Resolution Opposing the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline in Massachusetts and to Champion Sustainable Energy.
SATURDAY — OCTOBER 25 — NORTHAMPTON
— Gaia Star Goddess performance at Academy of Music. Mariam Massaro’s Gaia Star Goddess perfomance, dedicated to the spirit of water, with proceeds to benefit the anti-pipeline movement. Special greeting and introductory statement by Rosemary Wessel of No Fracked Gas in Mass.
Pipeline information available before and during the performance. Attendees welcome to come in costume of their favorite deity. Performance to honor the spirit of water, especially the Westfield River which would be threatened by the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Show starts at 7:30 PM
Academy of Music
274 Main St.
Possible pipeline rally being contemplated for 6:00 before the show – Rally confirmation and show ticket details TBA.
SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 15 — WORCESTER
— Green Party Convention – Rosemary Wessel of NFGiM will be special guest speaker and panelist for pipeline issues.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
First Unitarian Church
90 Main Street
FRIDAY — JANUARY 23, 2015 — WILLIAMSTOWN
—“Log Lunch” Discussion on the pipeline – Guest speakers Jane Winn of BEAT and Rosemary Wessel of NFGiM will be speaking about the Kinder Morgan Pipeline at Williams College.
HAVE TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, MEETINGS OR ACTIONS PLANNED? Let us know!