The recent response of national and international uprisings protesting the horrific killings of innocent Black men and women underscores the injustices visited upon people of color in the United States. For many, racial violence is just one manifestation of ubiquitous systemic inequities facing Black Americans in arenas such as health, education, employment, the economy, and housing. Environmental degradation is experienced most by those in minority communities, and therefore environmental justice is a basic part of social justice.
The links between climate change, racial injustice and Covid19 are becoming clearer as time passes. The virus spreads most readily when people are in enclosed spaces. Low wage workers in service jobs, who spend their work days indoors in close contact with others and live in communities with elevated pollution levels have much higher mortality rates from Covid19.
In the coming weeks we plan to recreate the path to our goals in order to more clearly align with the needs of all our communities.
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Who We Are
We are mothers, grandmothers, and allies in Brookline who are building a powerful grassroots movement to ensure a swift, complete, and just transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean and renewable energy. Together, we can create a healthy climate today and a livable future for all children.
Our 2020 Campaigns
This year, we are pursuing the following goals:
Fix Brookline’s largest gas leaks.
Hundreds of active gas leaks in Brookline are spewing greenhouse gasses into the air. These gas leaks contribute to global warming and the toxic methane released by the leaks can cause explosions, harm our health, and kill our trees. Mothers Out Front is demanding that National Grid prioritize and fix our largest gas leaks.
Move Brookline toward a fossil fuel-free future and increase the visibility of all-electric solutions.
Burning fossil fuels is incompatible with a livable future for our planet. Fortunately, practical and cost-effective electric technology exists today. In 2019, Mothers Out Front members led a successful effort to prohibit new fossil fuel infrastructure in new construction and substantial renovation in Brookline – the first gas prohibition outside California. In 2020, we are working to highlight all-electric solutions in our town, from heat pumps to induction stoves.
Lend our voices and experience to local, regional, state-wide, and national climate efforts.
Mothers Out Front members participate in local working teams, regional efforts and campaigns, and state-and-national-level advocacy for a variety of environmental legislation. We work with many allies to advocate for environmental justice and a livable future for our planet and our children.
In addition, we are involved in numerous other campaigns and activities such as the "Stop the Money Pipeline" and “Opt-Up to 100%” campaigns, composting, and an induction stovetop loan program at the Brookline Public Library.
Stop worrying about climate change and start taking action—you can make a difference! Here are just a few ways to join us:
- Meet us and join a campaign. We are always planning events, working on campaign strategies, and supporting our allies. Please sign up below to join our mailing list. We will be in touch with you to find a good fit.
- Contribute your skills. There are so many varied ways you can donate your time and expertise, from organizing events to helping with publicity and everything in between.
- Like us on Facebook and Twitter, re-post our messages, and attend our events.
- Visit our resource guide for information on climate-friendly measures you can take in your day-to-day life.
Don’t worry about having too little time to offer. We can find a task that fits the amount of time you have available while still making a meaningful impact.