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  • donated 2017-07-19 14:02:26 -0400

    Support Our Climate Organizing Fellows!

    $5,660.00 raised
    GOAL: $6,000.00

    Every summer, Better Future Project (BFP) assembles a group of dedicated students to work as  climate organizing fellows on grassroots campaigns. In early June, BFP provides fellows with immersive training in community organizing, campaign and movement strategy, facilitation, and more. The fellows then spend eight weeks collaborating on a community-oriented campaign, while receiving ongoing coaching and training. The campaigns vary from year to year, and this year fellows are excited to work on a divestment campaign that asks the iconic New England Aquarium to pull its investments from fossil fuels. When the fellows return to their campuses this fall, they will be primed with meaningful connections, enhanced skills, and renewed passion for the climate movement!

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    You can invest in the next generation of climate leaders by contributing to the Climate Organizing Summer Program! All contributions help offset program costs, including scholarships that make it possible for many students to choose this opportunity over conventional summer jobs. 

     

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  • signed Petition 2017-07-07 12:44:17 -0400

    New England Aquarium Fossil Fuel Divestment Petition

    830 signatures

    The New England Aquarium is a vital institution in our community that works to educate the public about climate change and its impacts. As patrons of the New England Aquarium, we are proud of its strong commitment to combating climate change. We encourage the aquarium to take the next step as a role model by becoming the first aquarium in the world to divest from fossil fuels

    The fossil fuel divestment movement has grown rapidly over the last five years to undermine the destructive influence of the fossil fuel industry, which disproportionately burdens the health, livelihoods, and lifespans of people of color and low-income people. Through divesting, the aquarium will further its mission to support the community, to act as a leader, and to create a sustainable blue planet for all people and marine wildlife.

    By signing this petition, I support the New England Aquarium’s Board of Trustees in divesting from the fossil fuel industry so that the aquarium can continue to be a role model for other local institutions that are committed to serving the public and the environment.

    To read the full petition, click here.

    To learn more about the campaign, click here.

    To stay up to date with our Facebook page, click here, or our Twitter, click here.

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    Media Hits:

    Local Climate Justice Teach In, Boston Patch, June 26, 2017

    Aquarium Urged to Divest from Fossil Fuels, Chris Lovett with Boston Neighborhood Network, July 21, 2017

    Illuminated "Light Brigade" Advocates for New England Aquarium's Fossil Fuel Divestment In Support Of Climate Justice, CommonDreams, July 21, 2017

    Students Assemble Week-long Illuminated "Light Brigade," Advocating the New England Aquarium Divest from Fossil Fuels, Boston Patch, July 21, 2017

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    This campaign has been endorsed by the following organizations and institutions:

    Small Planet Institute

     

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  • signed #SpeakUpCharlie 2017-03-31 12:50:34 -0400
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    Trump dumped Paris—#ActOnClimate Gov. Baker!

    Urge Governor Baker to release a clean energy roadmap for Massachusetts.

    On June 1, President Trump abandoned our nation’s responsibility to participate in the global response to the climate crisis. Two days later, after receiving hundreds of constituent phone calls, Gov. Baker signed Massachusetts on to the US Climate Alliance, a coalition of states pledging to uphold the Paris Agreement at the state level.

    The next step is for Baker to release a roadmap to get Massachusetts back on track to meet or exceed the 25% carbon reduction by 2020 required by state law, which is necessary for our state to do its part in to meet the carbon reduction targets stipulated in the Paris Agreement.

    Please take two minutes to call Governor Baker at 617-725-4005. Use these talking points or your own words (it counts to leave a message):

    • [Introduce yourself and provide your address.]

    • I am calling to thank Gov. Baker for adding Massachusetts to the US Climate Alliance and to urge him to release a roadmap to get Massachusetts back on track to meet 25% carbon reduction by 2020 as required by Massachusetts law.

    • Do you know when Gov. Baker plans to release his specific plans to meet this mandated carbon reduction target?

    • [Don't forget to thank the staff person for her or his time!]

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  • signed Sign the Petition to Save Cape Wind 2015-01-26 22:30:51 -0500

    Sign the Petition to Save Cape Wind!

    marcy_reed_v2.jpgMarcy Reed, the president of National Grid in MA, has been a long-term and enthusiastic supporter of offshore wind. Now, the fate of the nation's first offshore wind farm lies in her hands.  By reinstating National’s Grid commitment to buy 50% of the power from Cape Wind, she can save the nation’s first offshore wind farm, help create thousands of jobs, and move toward securing Massachusetts’ clean energy future. 

    4,035 signatures

    Dear Marcy Reed, President of National Grid in Massachusetts,

    We need National Grid to be a leader to help Massachusetts transition from fossil fuels to alternatives like wind.

    Massachusetts cannot afford the cost of continuing to dump pollution recklessly into the atmosphere. Rising global temperatures disrupt the livelihoods, and lives, of everyone. Climate change is having serious effects here in Massachusetts, including more frequent and severe storms and especially rising sea levels.

    Adding gas pipelines only increases our dependence on fossil fuels.  We need wind turbines, not gas pipelines, to move Massachusetts toward a clean energy economy. The Cape Wind project, in particular, is a vital step toward a sustainable future, and its fate is in your hands. 

    Please redouble your efforts to move away from fossil fuels by renewing your commitment to the Cape Wind project and by pledging your support for future wind energy projects.

    Sincerely yours,

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  • donated 2016-04-23 23:01:56 -0400

    Support Better Future Project

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