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Together, we can create a healthy climate today.

The world is starting to understand that we must act now to address climate change.

The current Administration:

  • Has pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • Is dismantling the Clean Power Plan.
  • Is doubling down on building new fossil fuel infrastructure.

We have a short but real window of time to act. We have the knowledge, skills, and much of the technology we need to keep the Earth’s temperature from rising to catastrophic levels.


Join a Local Team!

Our movement is led by our local teams of dedicated volunteers, who determine their community's needs and choose their own goals. We empower them with training, coaching, and ideas to move their communities and states from dirty to clean energy.

Team members come together to learn, strategize, meet with elected and business leaders, testify at hearings, and plan and show up at rallies and other events. At the same time, they add to their team – and their power – by hosting house parties and engaging new people.

Our teams welcome volunteers at all levels - from those who feel called to help build a local team to those who only have time to sign a petition or attend an event. Knowing that it will take everyone to create a sustainable future for all children, we all do what we can.

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  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    Robbins Library, Arlington

    Arlington Mothers Out Front at Robbins Library

    Renewable Energy

    A presenter from the Mothers Out Front Statewide Renewables Task Force will be sharing strategies for reducing our personal carbon footprints.

    This is also an opportunity to meet other Mothers Out Front members and introduce friends to Mothers Out Front.  

    See you there!

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    Saturday, December 08, 2018 at 10:00 AM · 10 rsvps

    Follow Up to Massachusetts Mothers Out Front Strategy Summit

    RSVP for the Massachusetts Mothers Out Front

    Strategy Summit Follow Up Meeting

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    Saturday, December 8

    10 am - 2 pm

    First Parish Unitarian Universalist Arlington

    630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington

    RSVP Below

     

    Our state strategy summit in October left some unfinished business.

    • We chose to combine elements of three proposals as the basis for creating a statewide campaign to speed the transition off fracked gas. However, we agreed that the ideas in the proposals still needed focus and details.  We want to continue to do this through a democratic and inclusive process.
    • We also agreed that we need a governance structure that will support the new campaign and create clear lines of communication and accountability. We tasked our Structure Team with coming up with a proposal.

    On December 8th, we will:

    • Consider and select the parts of the campaign proposals that will have the biggest impact, best use the voice of mothers, and grow our movement
    • Create preliminary campaign impact and people goals, and possible targets
    • Establish guidelines for membership and structure of the campaign leadership group
    • Give input around governance structure & hear proposals from the Structure Committee

    The next steps after this meeting will be to:

    • Share a rough draft of the campaign with community teams to get feedback
    • Gather and empower a new campaign leadership group to create a timeline, tactics, campaign name and other details.  
    • Launch the new campaign in January or February 2019!

    Who should come: Anyone interested in helping finalize our state strategy! At least one representative from each team would be ideal.

    Remote participation: The meeting will have the option for virtual participation for those who live across the state or could not otherwise participate.

    Lunch: Bring your own lunch. Bring something to share as well, if you like.

    Directions and Parking: First Parish Arlington is located at 630 Massachusetts Avenue, in Arlington center. The  77 and 79 bus routes stop right in front of the church. There is plenty of metered parking nearby. Enter at the side door near the library. We will be in the Parlor, through the glass doors to the left of where you enter.

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    After Dozens of Gas Explosions, a Community Looks for Alternatives to Natural Gas

    Thank you to Phil McKenna from Inside Climate News for this thoughtful analysis of the situation facing nearly 9,000 homes in the Merrimack Valley. Environmental advocates are calling for a "green new deal" that would shift thousands of homes off natural gas and onto electric heating.

    Thinking Bigger, with Help from a River

    Zeyneb Magavi, research director for the energy efficiency and clean energy advocacy group HEET and a member of Mothers Out Front, said the collapse of the gas system in the three communities calls for a bigger, more outside-the-box solution.

    She is proposing a district heating system with an unusual heat source: the Merrimack River, which runs through Lawrence and skirts North Andover.

    Find out more: 

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