Events

•  MASS ACTION AT FERC NED OPEN HOUSES

*Pipeline fighters will be tabling on the issue at River Valley Market on N. King St., Northampton throughout the Month of April. See dates with *asterisks*!

*SUN., APRIL 19 – 2:00-6:00
Pipeline info table @River Valley Market, Northampton
» More info here

SUNDAY — APRIL 19, 2015 — SPRINGFIELD

Earth Day Walk & Rally for Climate Justice. This family-friendly, festive march and rally in Springfield will bring together diverse communities of race, class, and color as we call upon the mayor of Springfield to support a climate action plan for the city.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details! Organized by Campaign Nonviolence and Springfield Climate Justice Coalition. Email: George@arisespringfield.org

MONDAY — APRIL 20, 2015 — NATICK, MA
April Free Speaker Night: We’ve Got the Power! An Evening of Local Empowerment. Terra Friedrichs Socially-conscious Business Consultant, Legislative Activist, Organizer and Citizen who is very knowledgable about using local, municipal rights for all they’re worth. Terra was part of our panel on Climate Change and the information she provided was so exciting that we have invited her for a more extensive presentation. Light refreshments will be served.  Plenty of parking in adjacent lot and on-street. More information here!
7-9pm

Sherrill Hall (side/rear entrance, St. Paul’s Church)
39 E. Central Street
Natick, MA

*TUES., APRIL 21 – 2:00-6:00
Pipeline info table @River Valley Market, Northampton
» More info here

TUESDAY — APRIL 21, 2015 — AMHERST, MA
Renewable energy: Lessons from Germany.  Andrew Dey‘s  talk and slideshow will discuss Germany’s renewable energy policies and its Bioenergy Villages.  Andrew recently spent a year living in Berlin, Germany where he researched and learned firsthand about policies, projects and systems for renewable energy and building energy efficiency that are making Germany one of world’s renewable energy leaders.
Sponsored by Climate Action NOW.
7:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N. Pleasant St., Amherst

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 22, 2015 – GREENFIELD, MA

Information-is-PowerPipeline Discussion Panel sponsored by the Green Campus Committee.  Key presenters include Katy Eiseman and Jim Cutler of MassPLAN, Representative Paul Mark and Richard Kanoff, energy and regulatory council for PLAN-NE and MassPLAN, who will present and answer questions.  This will be an excellent opportunity for Selectboard members and other municipal employees to hear directly from Mr. Kanoff on the work being done in New Hampshire and Massachusetts to stop Kinder Morgans Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project and how impacted towns can participate in those efforts.
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Greenfield Community College
Dining Commons
Greenfield, MA

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 22, 2015 — AMHERST, MA
Screening of “Gasland”.  Gasland is an Academy Award Nominated documentary which tells the story of communities affected by hydraulic fracturing.  For more information contact Liz Pongratz at epongrat@umass.edu
5:00 p.m.
Integrated Learning Center Room 331S,
UMass Amherst Campus

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 22, 2015 — Albany, NY
Earth Day 2015 Rally and ACTION, “It’s a Crime to Poison Us: End all Fossil Fuels – Renewables Now!” Family Friendly – Powerful Speakers – MUSIC – ACTION!!!
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We also encourage those that cannot make the trip to Albany to participate in SOLIDARITY ACTIONS or Create one of your own – we will post your event on our site.
11:00 AM – 8 PM
West Capitol Park
Albany, NY

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 22, 2015 — NASSAU, NY
Letter writing workshop to support local residents who wish to share their concerns about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project with their elected officials and local media. Assistance will include contact information for the area’s local, state and federal representatives as well as sample letters, maps of the proposed pipeline route and details about the many risks this pipeline would create in Rensselaer County and beyond.
For more information, please e-mail SNYFGP at info@stopnypipeline.org
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Nassau Free Library
Nassau, NY

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 22, 2015 — GREENFIELD, MA
Meeting, Stop the Pipeline – 2016 – Referendum in Mass. This open meeting is for considering a Referendum Vote campaign to stop new infrastructure for fossil fuels in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during the November, 2016 Election.
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Green Fields Market
144 Main St,
Greenfield, MA

*THUR., APRIL 23 – 10:00-2:00
Pipeline info table @River Valley Market, Northampton
» More info here

THURSDAY — APRIL 23, 2015 – CHESHIRE, MA
Selectboard Informational Meeting on Pipeline Issue. Presentations by Kinder Morgan, Jane Winn of BEAT, Rosemary Wessel of No Fracked Gas in Mass, Berkshire Gas and others. Open to the Public. For more information, call 413-743-1690, ext. 11
7:00 pm
Cheshire Elementary School Auditorium
191 Church Street
Cheshire, MA

THURSDAY — APRIL 23, 2015 — MONTAGUE, MA
NQPA Public Meeting in Montague at Public Safety Building – Area residents are invited to hear about what is happening with the proposed Kinder Morgan/TGP pipeline project NOW.  Information on why the pipeline is not needed will be presented by Ken Berthiaume, an engineer researching energy issues and the proposed pipeline.  There will be time for discussion and learning about other events including the May 10th Hike in the Montague Plains area with naturalist Josh Ross.
People new to the issue may come at 6:30 to learn about proposed KM pipeline.
7-9 p.m.
Public Safety Building
180 Turnpike Road
Montague/Turners Falls

THURSDAY — APRIL 23, 2015 — AMHERST, MA
Join us  for the Earth Day Keynote Speaker – Josh Fox, director and producer of “Gasland” and “Gasland 2″.
7:00 PM
Room N151, Integrated Learning Center
UMass, Amherst, MA

FRIDAY – SUNDAY — APRIL 24-26 — NORTHAMPTON, MA
Northeast Climate Organizers Summit. The Summit is designed to bring together representatives from a wide range of organizations, networks and groups so that we can have the broadest possible input and collaboration as we figure out the next steps for building a broad based and inclusive climate movement. Please let us know if you can offer housing to an out of town organizer. We also need a commercial or comparable kitchen with space to cook basic meals starting friday afternoon through Sunday lunch, ideally within 1/2 hour of Smith College. We would like a donated space, and can offer a text deductible receipt for this donation-in-kind, but also can come up with a budget for the space if need be. If you can help out and/or are part of an organization that would like to be involved please contact climateactionnowmass@gmail.com. The registration deadline is April 10th! Register, if you haven’t already, and encourage the groups you want to be working with to register, too. We’re basing our work on who’s coming, so don’t keep us in the dark!
Check out the new climateorganizers.org website, where you can register now!
12 noon
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

SATURDAY — APRIL 25, 2015 — HADLEY, MA
Salamanders and More! Vernal Pool Exploration. 
Come see what is in the vernal pools at one of our newest properties. A vernal pool is a low spot in the forest that seasonally fills with water. Because predatory fish cannot survive in these temporary pools, they are one of the preferred places for salamanders to lay their eggs in the spring.
(Identifying these locations can be crucial for environmental impact reports for those of us in pipeline-affected areas).
Join us to learn more and see what we can find. Led by naturalist Aimee Gelinas, M.Ed, founder of the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center in Windsor.
Trustees of Reservations members: $5, nonmembers: $10 Children (12 and Under) FREE.
Register at 413.532.1631 x10 or pvregion@ttor.org.
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Mount Warner
Mount Warner Road
Hadley, MA

MONDAY — APRIL 27, 2015 — RICHMOND, NH
— Kinder Morgan will give a Power Point Presentation with a Q&A session to follow.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Richmond, NH

 

MONDAY — APRIL 27, 2015 — FITZWILLIAM, NH
— Fitzwilliam Meeting with Kinder Morgan
8:00pm
Fitzwilliam Town Hall
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire

*WED., APRIL 29 – 10:00-2:00
Pipeline info table @River Valley Market, Northampton
» More info here

*THUR., APRIL 30 – 2:00-6:00
Pipeline info table @River Valley Market, Northampton
» More info here

SATURDAY — MAY 2, 2015 — TURNERS FALLS, MA
“The Pipeline and Your Rights – a Forum for Landowners, Municipalities and Citizens” – This forum, sponsored by the Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network, will include attorneys, land specialists, elected officials and community activists. Topics will include protecting your rights as landowners, municipalities, and communities, and engaging in FERC and state regulatory proceedings.
Participants and panelists to include Scott Cote, Franklin County Registrar of Deeds; State Representative Paul Mark; Regulatory Attorney Richard Kanoff of Burns & Levinson, LLP; Rosemary Wessel, Founder of No Fracked Gas in Mass; Leigh Youngblood, Executive Director of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust; Meg Burch, Conway Board of Health Chair, Conway Pipeline Task Force Member and FRCOG Pipeline Advisory Committee Member.
10:00am-12:00pm
Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA

SATURDAY — MAY 2, 2015 — TROY, NH
TROY

SUNDAY — MAY 3, 2015 — PITTSFIELD, MA
How to Certify a Vernal Pool workshop
, followed by a field trip to two vernal pools.  If you have a camera, clip board, and writing implement, please bring them, but this is not required. Please pre-register by contacting Jane – jane@thebeatnews.org or 413-230-7321. There is no fee, but a free-will donation will be asked for.
1:00 – 3:30 PM
Starting at General Bartlett Rm., Susan B. Anthony
Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, MA

WEDNESDAY — MAY 6, 2015 — NASSAU, NY
Letter writing workshop to support local residents who wish to share their concerns about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project with their elected officials and local media. Assistance will include contact information for the area’s local, state and federal representatives as well as sample letters, maps of the proposed pipeline route and details about the many risks this pipeline would create in Rensselaer County and beyond.
For more information, please e-mail SNYFGP at info@stopnypipeline.org
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Nassau Free Library
Nassau, NY

WEDNESDAY — MAY 20, 2015 — NASSAU, NY
Letter writing workshop to support local residents who wish to share their concerns about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project with their elected officials and local media. Assistance will include contact information for the area’s local, state and federal representatives as well as sample letters, maps of the proposed pipeline route and details about the many risks this pipeline would create in Rensselaer County and beyond.
For more information, please e-mail SNYFGP at info@stopnypipeline.org
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Nassau Free Library
Nassau, NY

MAY 21-29, 2015 — Washington DC
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MASS ACTION AT FERC,  a week of direct action at FERC Headquarters, organized by Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE).
» Keep up with developments here.

WEDNESDAY — JUNE 3, 2015 — NASSAU, NY
Letter writing workshop to support local residents who wish to share their concerns about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project with their elected officials and local media. Assistance will include contact information for the area’s local, state and federal representatives as well as sample letters, maps of the proposed pipeline route and details about the many risks this pipeline would create in Rensselaer County and beyond.
For more information, please e-mail SNYFGP at info@stopnypipeline.org
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Nassau Free Library
Nassau, NY

WEDNESDAY — JUNE 17, 2015 — NASSAU, NY
Letter writing workshop to support local residents who wish to share their concerns about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project with their elected officials and local media. Assistance will include contact information for the area’s local, state and federal representatives as well as sample letters, maps of the proposed pipeline route and details about the many risks this pipeline would create in Rensselaer County and beyond.
For more information, please e-mail SNYFGP at info@stopnypipeline.org
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Nassau Free Library
Nassau, NY

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