Come lift your voice for the trees, for corporate responsibility, our children’s well-being and a livable climate!
You are invited to join Mothers Out Front members at the South End Forum next Tuesday, March 26! National Grid will be on hand to talk about their gas worker lockout, and we will have a chance to speak out against their lack of leadership and inaction on climate change!
Boston Mothers out Front leader Claire Corcoran has secured a featured spot on the agenda to talk about how many trees in Boston have been compromised by large gas leaks, and the FUTURE bill that provides municipalities a way to get reimbursed for street trees damaged by gas leaks as well as incentives to innovate to transition away from gas.
The South End Forum brings together 18 neighborhood associations located in the South End of Boston. Boston city councilors and state representatives will be in attendance.
Please wear your Mothers Out Front tee if you have it and sign in with the Mothers Out Front volunteer team when you get there!
Below is a map of gas leaks in the South End.
225 Albany St
Boston, MA 02118
Google map and directions
Thank you for joining the Mass Mothers Out Front Beyond Gas Campaign Team Launch on March 28th!
The Beyond Gas Campaign is a coming together of years of work by our supermoms on the Pipelines and Gas Leaks Task Forces and the beginning of something new for our statewide work for 2019 - 2020.
You will join Community Team representatives and moms from Gas Leaks, Pipelines, Growth and Development (formerly called House Parties), Environmental Justice, Legislative, MA Leadership Team and staff. Your voice will shape our work as we go forward!
The purpose of this meeting is three-fold:
- to go over and understand the new Beyond Gas Campaign team
- take the first steps together to getting it up and running
- plan next steps
The goal is to launch the Team so it will be:
- focused on campaign strategy
- easily understood and transparent about roles, responsibilities and charges
- clear about lines of communication between sub-groups
This launch is the culmination and celebration of the strategy development and decisions made by members from across the state at our Strategy Summit in October and a followup meeting in December and of the diligent and thoughtful work of the Structure Team in designing a new structure to suit who we've grown to be.
Please join Mothers Out Front Worcester and 350 Central MA for an urgent conversation on gas leaks and climate change in our city.
This event is wheelchair accessible and offers free childcare.
Worcester has over 800 methane gas leaks, some on school properties and in other sensitive locations. Join us to learn about the hazards these leaks pose to our children, environment, and health.
After months of research and an audit of gas leaks in close range of a number of our public schools, we are organizing this urgent public conversation to galvanize our community to take local action on the serious threats posed by aging gas infrastructure and climate change. These issues pose significant environmental justice concerns for people of color, low-income, and immigrant communities in the city, and for our city as a whole.
Mothers have a unique stake in this issue—the wellbeing of our children and future generations depends on it! Mothers Out Front Worcester is harnessing the urgency of this moment and our deep care for our children to band together for meaningful change in our community.
Together with community partners, we will explore what actions we can take as a community and as individuals to reduce the harm caused by aging gas infrastructure and leaks to ensure a healthier, greener future for our kids and the community at large.
Featuring speakers from Gas Safety USA, Mass Energy Consumer Alliance, the Worcester Tree Initiative, and more.
1 Salem Sq
Worcester, MA 01608
Google map and directions
Green House Fest offers an opportunity to visit Brookline homes and homeowners who use heat pumps for heating and cooling, induction stoves for cooking, electric cars, solar panels, urban food gardens, composting, and other features that remove oil and gas from daily use.
Put on your walking shoes, open the map and set out to explore. Since no two homes are the same, nor are any two installations, we encourage you to make multiple stops and hear about the experiences from your Brookline neighbors!
Learn how to reduce your contribution to carbon pollution and protect the climate for our children.
The online map for the Green House Fest is linked on the right. A print map will be available in April.
We are looking for more electric cars to show during our tour: sign up to bring your car.
Thank you to the 57 attendees of the Strategy Summit, held Saturday, Oct 20th, for your dedication, creativity and care when thinking about our statewide direction for the next couple of years. Of our 18 community teams, 13 were represented at the Summit. The decision making was expertly facilitated by Edith Buhs and Anne Wright. We thank all the proposers for the time and thought they put into their proposals.
We are pleased to announce that, in response to strong support from participating community teams, the 2019-2020 statewide strategy for Massachusetts Mothers Out Front will focus on a campaign based on the Beyond Gas and Pipeline proposals. We are indebted to the Gas Leaks and Pipelines Task Forces for the tremendous accomplishments they have achieved over the past 3 years, which we will be building on for our next two year strategy.
As a key next step, the MA Leadership, Statewide Strategy, and Structure Teams will convene a conversation(s) that will include representatives from the Gas Leaks and Pipelines Task Forces, as well as from across MA Mothers Out Front to focus the selected statewide campaign further regarding:
- Impact & people goals of the campaign
- Creation and design of a campaign committee and decision-making guidelines
- Charge for the campaign committee
This conversation will also begin the process of shaping this campaign to ensure it meets our three main criteria for meaningful impact, building power, and providing a meaningful role for mothers and mothers' voices.
Continuing Work and Volunteer Opportunities
Legislative Team Opportunity: The carbon pricing proposal had strong support from the community teams at the Summit and several bills were included in the original Gas Leaks and Pipelines proposals. However, given the need to consider all legislative possibilities in greater detail, Summit participants decided to create a MOF Mass Legislative Team that is empowered to select a maximum of 3 bills to champion in the upcoming state legislative session.
If you're interested in being a part of this new legislative team, please let Andra Rose, firstname.lastname@example.org, know.
Structure Committee Opportunity: The Structure Committee is developing a new governance and committee structure that brings the power of our grassroots organization together to make key decisions and monitor statewide strategy. To learn more, please contact Anne Wright, email@example.com.
Study Group Opportunities: There are also various study group opportunities.
- Regenerating Earth’s Carbon Sponge; for more information contact Melissa Ludtke, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Transportation; for more information contact Andee Krasner, Andee.email@example.com.
- Reducing food waste; for more information contact Carolyn Weaver, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again to everyone who contributed to the successes of the Strategy Summit. There were moments of levity and laughter too throughout the day, which is a testament to the supportive and entertaining vibe in the air. The MA Leadership Team has created this feedback form about the strategy process so far, so that we can learn what everyone found helpful, inspiring, challenging and what could be done differently as we continue.
Mothers Out Front Cambridge is working to increase home energy efficiency and renewable energy options in Cambridge through our Bringing Paris Home Campaign
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Mothers Out Front Arlington has been hard at work all summer getting gas leaks fixed, protesting pipelines, AND spreading the word about Arlington’s new electricity program: Community Choice Aggregation. We are getting close to our goal of 300 Arlington families OPTING UP to 50% or 100% renewable energy. (We’re at 235 right now.) So we need your help!
If you’ve thought about getting involved, now’s the time. We especially need people who can help for an hour or two at TOWN DAY, coming up on September 16th, from 10 am to 3 pm.
Choose from two roles:
- AT TABLE: Mothers Out Front will have a table throughout the day. For each 1.5 hour time slot, we need two people at the table — distributing flyers about current campaigns and helping people OPT UP. Don’t worry if you’re new. We’ll have seasoned people at the table to train you.
- IN CROWD: During each time slot, we also need 3 people to “work the crowd.” You’ll be wearing a sandwich board, distributing flyers, and sharing information about OPTING UP. Again, don’t worry if you’re not an expert. We’ll train you, and if people have questions, you can always refer them to the Mothers Out Front table.
Click to sign up for a time slot below, and provide your name and email. We will email you to provide more information.
|Time||Role||Slot # [Name]|
|8 AM - 9:30AM||Set Up||
Slot 1 Andrea Winslow
Slot 2 Ann Boland
Slot 3 Sign Up
|9:30 AM - 11AM||Table||
Slot 1 Jill Manca
Slot 2 Sarah Conn
Slot 3 Nancy Strong
|9:30 AM - 11AM||Crowd||
Slot 1 Deb Lewis
Slot 2 Linda Clark
Slot 3 Sign Up
|11 AM - 12:30 PM||Table||
Slot 1 Ann Boland
|11 AM - 12:30 PM||Crowd||
Slot 1 Sue Donnelly
Slot 2 Jacqueline Chakrabarty
Slot 3 Sign Up
|12:30 PM - 2 PM||Table||
Slot 1 Alice Trexler
Slot 2 Karen Thomas-Alyea
|12:30 PM - 2 PM||Crowd||
Slot 2 Maggie Schramm
Slot 3 Peggy Gardiner
|2 PM - 3:30 PM||Table||
Slot 1 Lynn Baldridge
Slot 2 Nili Perlmutter
|2 PM - 3:30 PM||Crowd||
Slot 1 Andrea Winslow
Slot 2 Jessica Kuznick