The next wave of clean energy policy making will be more focused on energy storage, According to a new Massachusetts energy storage report, titled “State of Charge,” the next wave of clean energy policy making will be focused on energy storage. The study, co-funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and Massachusetts Clean… [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
October19th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
175 Wendell Avenue
Berkshire Node News
The Harvest of Hope, a multi-cultural, community-building, awareness-raising festival rocked the Common in Pittsfield on Saturday, October 1st. Manos Unidas/Hands Helping Hands Multicultural Educational Cooperative was the lead organization behind the event, and volunteers and speakers from the 350MA Berkshire Node, BEAT, and Living the Change helped pull it off. Saturday’s event was an all-day affair, according to Anaelisa Jacobson,… [Read More]
Delaware Riverkeeper Network, along with more than 180 organizations representing communities across America (including BEAT and NoFrackedGasinMass) called on leaders in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold congressional hearings into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) extensive history of bias and abuse. The groups are also… [Read More]
The movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline is growing stronger by the day, and it’s time for all of us to rise up and play a role in this fight – no matter where we live. Start: September 13, 2016•12:00 PM End: September 13, 2016• 2:00 PM Great Barrington Town Hall• Main street /… [Read More]
9/24: Please join us for a People Over Pipelines walk for the Agawam/Connecticut segment of the CT Expansion project. 8 mile walk from Agawam, MA to E. Granby CT. Connecticut will be drafting a new Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) this fall, with public comment and hearings coming up (dates not determined yet). The old CES… [Read More]
- RT @MassPLAN: Berkshire Gas "Supply Plan" is a "plan to come up with a plan" re moratorium, says @KatyEiseman https://t.co/zViElbvl2n via @TheRecorderNews 3 months ago
- RT @stopspectra: Spectra is in Weymouth, MA and so are we to support local activists! #StopSpectra #climatechange https://t.co/A8UvVXwpkg 3 months ago
- @CleanYield discusses community investment, alternative investment, and how to invest locally here in Mass. https://t.co/J68m15NVjB 5 months ago
- Sustainable wealth advisors - msci kld 400 social index out performs S&P 500. https://t.co/omTpzdShof 5 months ago