Jan 28

Washington DC, TransCanada, President Obama, here we come!

Approximately 1500 people descended on Portland, ME on Saturday, Jan. 26th, from all corners of New England to oppose the northeast Enbridge Exxon Tar Sands pipeline that would run from Montreal to Portland, via Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.  The march and rally got great press coverage and confirmed that a powerful climate movement is alive and well in New England!

Now, lets get ready to tell President Obama that we will not accept TransCanada’s plans to build the KeystoneXL pipeline in America’s heartland.

Join the February 17th march and rally in Washington D.C!

Bus to DC from Boston: Sign up here. We are offering bus departure and return locations from Harvard Square and Alewife, and likely J.P. if there is enough interest. Departure times are 6AM or 10PM (overnight bus) on Saturday the 16th, and the return bus will leave D.C. at 10PM (overnight bus only) on Sunday the 17th. Please pay and sign up at the above link for as many seats as you wish at the price you wish and after you have paid, you will be prompted to indicate your bus departure preferences. One way tickets are available. If you cannot attend the rally but want to contribute, please use the same page to donate a seat to someone who needs financial aid to come. Please see link for more details, and email Sophie at sophie@350ma.org for questions after you have carefully read the info provided at the Eventbrite page.

Massachusetts Ride Share to DC: Click here to request or offer a ride to DC.

Bus to DC from Vermont: Sign up here. We’ll be leaving from Burlington at 8am on Saturday 2/16, and leaving after the rally on Sunday and arriving very early Monday morning.

Jan 23

Photos from Tar Sands Actions

These photos will be updated throughout the day and next week. Click to enlarge:


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Jan 09

1/26 Tar Sands Free Northeast Actions

Join the biggest tar sands protest the northeast has ever seen!

Find a Solidarity Action | Sign the Pledge | Action Kit

Bus Sign-up to Portland from: Boston, MA | Greenfield/Hadley, MA | Burlington, VT

Saturday Jan 26: March and Rally in Portland, ME, 11:30 to 3pm (note time change).  Meet at 11:15am at Monument Square.

The March is approximately 0.7 miles – click here for route.

ExxonMobil is gearing up to move dirty tar sands oil east through Ontario and Quebec into New England to reach a shipping port in Portland, Maine. But the people of eastern Canada and New England have their own plan and are are forming a wall of opposition to keep the east tar sands free.

Solidarity actions in the US and Canada continue on January 26th!   Find an action in your area.

The message here is simple:

  • Canada’s National Energy Board must hear the will of the people and deny approval of this pipeline plan
  • President Obama must keep Tar Sands out of New England by refusing to issue this pipeline a new Presidential Permit.

This will be the largest cross-border pipeline action the northeast has ever seen!

Sign up to be a part of these historic actions.

Sign the Pledge to Resist the Tar Sands in the northeast.

Sign up for the 1/26 bus from Boston to Portland.

Click here to request or offer a ride to Portland on 1/26.

Click here to donate to help activists attend these demonstrations. Please scroll down and enter “Tar Sands Bus” in the box that says “Designate your donation to a specific program or fund.”

A project of:

350 New England, 350.org, Better Future Project, Climate Summer, Clean Water Action, Environmental Defense Canada, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, Equiterre, Environment Maine, Sierra Club Maine, 350 Maine, 350 Massachusetts, Natural Resources Council of Maine, 350 Vermont, Vermont Natural Resources Council, Rising Tide Vermont

 

Jan 07

Students Sit-in at TransCanada Office in Westborough, MA to Protest Keystone XL

Battle to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline Comes to New England
Youth Climate Activists Arrested for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience at TransCanada Office in Massachusetts

Westborough, MA– Eight youth climate activists staged a sit-in today at the TransCanada Corporation’s office in Westborough, MA to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. The students locked themselves to one another in opposition to a corporation whose business plan promises to “lock us into climate disaster.”  Click here to learn more.

Oct 12

Nov 17-18: 350 New England Climate Convergence

Building a regional movement of climate activists to move beyond fossil fuels

We are calling on individuals and groups that share 350’s vision of a mass movement against climate change to bring the struggle to move beyond fossil fuels home to New England.  This will be a weekend devoted to educational sessions on fossil fuel infrastructure in New England and methods we can utilize to expose and end their use.  We will work together to plan regional mass actions against fossil fuels on January 19, 2013, the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The time is right for us to come together, not as a few representative leaders, but as a single movement of people dedicated to working together to end the single biggest threat to humanity.  Read more…

NEW ENGLAND 350 CONVERGENCE
Boston, November 17–18, 2012
Building a regional movement of climate activists to move beyond fossil fuels 

It is time to bring the threat of rapid climate change off the back burner of public discussion and make it a national priority. It is past time to begin global reductions in carbon emissions. Our elected leaders are failing us. We must build a people’s movement demanding change that is more powerful than the moneyed interests that benefit from business as usual.

Since 2007, 350.org has been working to build a global grassroots climate movement. In New England, statewide 350 organizations have formed in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Local groups are working to build the movement in these states, as well as in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. After the November election, the Do the Math Tour will come to Portland and Boston with global climate movement headliners Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and Josh Fox.  This 20-city tour will energize our movement and announce new initiatives. The time is right for us to come together, not as a few representative leaders, but as a single movement of people dedicated to working together to end the single biggest threat to humanity.

We are calling on individuals and groups that share 350’s vision of a mass movement against
climate change to bring the struggle to move beyond fossil fuels home to New England.
On November 17 & 18, supporters of 350.org will gather in Boston for a New England Convergence against fossil fuel Infrastructure. It will be a weekend devoted to educational sessions on fossil fuel infrastructure in New England and methods we can utilize to expose and end their use. With that in mind we will work together to plan regional mass actions against fossil fuels on January 19, 2013, the Saturday of the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend

Saturday, Nov. 17 will feature a full day of panels, workshops, and fun designed to foster cross-polination of ideas and brainstorming as we work together to better utilize our limited resources.
•    Activists from the frontlines will present their stories.
•    Educational sessions will focus on tar sands, coal, and gas.
•    Participants can attend small group workshops on divestment, campaign planning, art, and social media.
•    An entire track will concentrate on non-violent direct action training for groups of people willing to lead actions in their regions/states against fossil fuels.
•    A final plenary session dedicated to Building Bridges among diverse groups.
•    An evening dance party and time for socializing.

The morning of Sunday, Nov. 18, a smaller group of organizers will begin planning direct actions in their home regions/states. We encourage you to participate in this portion of the Convergence if you are prepared to commit your time and talents by joining a leadership team to coordinate these actions.

Our hosts at 350 Massachusetts are committed to finding free housing for those who need it. We encourage everyone to utilize public transportation and carpooling.