A Forum on Divestment and Sustainable Reinvestment 350Mass-Berkshires will host a panel presentation and discussion on fossil fuel divestment for individuals and organizations on Saturday, May 21 at the Ralph Froio Senior Center in Pittsfield. The concept of fossil fuel divestment is simple: it is the withdrawal of investments in the oil, coal, and gas… [Read More]
Who We Are
We are the Berkshire Node of 350Massachusetts, a climate action network made up of engaged volunteers who work with the media, organize events, educate their communities, lobby lawmakers, and more. We're currently focusing on three specific statewide campaigns:
1) ReNEWable Massachusetts: We’re calling for a halt to all proposed new fossil fuel infrastructure, including all proposed fracked gas pipelines. These pipelines would bring fracked gas through Berkshire County and threaten the environment and the climate system.
At the same time, we are pushing for the development of renewable energy sources, regulatory reform, energy conservation, and infrastructure repairs to meet our energy needs and ensure a clean, sustainable energy future and economy in Massachusetts.
2) Divest from Fossil Fuels: We’re calling on our government, universities, faith organizations, businesses and individuals to divest from fossil fuel investments.
3) Fair Carbon Pricing: We’re working across the state to put a price on carbon to make polluters pay.
350MA Berkshire Node volunteers also work on a number of local initiatives, including efforts to improve public transportation, fighting to protect our conservation lands, and more.
350MA Berkshire Node Meetings Take Place on The Third Wednesday of Every Month
May 18th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (5:30 potluck refreshments)
Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church, 175 Wendell Ave.,
Berkshire Node News
May is a key month for moving carbon pricing forward in the Massachusetts legislature, and we need you. The state Senate will be deciding whether to bring S.1747 or another carbon pricing bill to a vote, so now more than ever we need to show them that the voters of Massachusetts support putting fees on fossil… [Read More]
On May 18, there will be an informative presentation about leading-edge community energy practices in Australia, Japan, the UK, Germany, Denmark, and the U.S. The event will be at the Northampton Unitarian Church, 7-9pm. The presenter, Heather Smith, is investigating the dynamic between community energy and the traditional energy systems. Her research is supported by a… [Read More]
The Office of Attorney General Maura Healey will be hosting Listening Sessions devoted to hearing directly from residents about the range of issues on energy and the environment, including: Drinking water quality Childhood asthma in your community Lead paint Toxic chemicals in the enironment Energy costs and more! We want to hear from you about… [Read More]
Kinder Morgan Suspends Work on the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline Project! After years of trying to force Massachusetts (and New Hampshire) residents to accept a dangerous and unnecessary new fossil fuel pipeline, Kinder Morgan announced today that they are suspending their work on the Northeast Energy Direct, or NED project. As Kinder Morgan stated: “Unfortunately,… [Read More]
- @CleanYield discusses community investment, alternative investment, and how to invest locally here in Mass. https://t.co/J68m15NVjB 6 days ago
- Sustainable wealth advisors - msci kld 400 social index out performs S&P 500. https://t.co/omTpzdShof 6 days ago
- Great info from Sustainable Advisors - not much difference between a divested portfolio and the S&P https://t.co/ya1xAdtRee 6 days ago
- @Green__Century on misconceptions around #divestment - it doesn't need to reduce investments in fossil fuels but undercuts industry power! 6 days ago
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