Bedford, MA: "If you are concerned about climate change and what the future holds for your children and grandchildren, Mothers Out Front wants to tell you more about Net Zero planning and Community Choice Aggregation, two tools that our town can use to make a difference."
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Rachel Clark is a science and environment writer, author and mother; In this article she shares her journey from sleepless nights to feeling there are ways to take action and find #hope. Thank you, Rachel, for the shout out to Mothers Out Front!
Mary, Rebeca, and Viki from Mothers Out Front-Jamaica Plain were at Boston’s GreenFest on August 11th – an event at City Hall Plaza spotlighting healthy, sustainable living. Not only did we meet new folks from all over New England and get the chance to introduce them to Mothers Out Front, we also had important conversations with City and State officials working on Boston’s greenhouse gas inventory, a new zero waste initiative, climate preparedness, and the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.
Members of South Bay Mothers Out Front (including moms Angie, Linda, Martina and Amanda plus four children) attended the August 9th San Jose (CA) City Council meeting to show our enthusiasm for San Jose Clean Energy (the nation’s largest Community Choice Energy program), our support for Mayor Liccardo's recommendation that the City affirm that we are still in the Paris Climate Accord, and our hope that the City Council will pass a resolution supporting California Senate Bill 100, the California Clean Energy Act, which will commit California to 100% clean energy by 2045 and to 50% clean energy by 2026.
The Waltham Mothers Out Front hosted a Super Fixers Party on July 29! The event celebrated the teamwork that is required to make the gas leak pilot study a reality.
Our Super Fixers of today were joined by the Super Fixers of tomorrow who created masks to help fight gas leaks throughout the city. MOF members from several nearby towns and cities came to celebrate and learn with us. Waltham and Newton Mothers Out Front teams showed off the work that they are doing locally to fight gas leaks.
Audrey Schulman from HEET and Zeyneb Magavi from the Cambridge MOF team showed how they use the FluxBar technology to measure gas leaks. Allen Waxman from MultiSensor Scientific showed off his gas leak imaging technology including a giant car mounted camera! And National Grid showed the new pipe technology that they are using to replace old corroded pipes.
Everyone had a great time celebrating the progress we are making together!
“Thanks to Mothers Helping Mothers - Elmira for organizing this great event! It was a terrific opportunity for our Corning and Elmira volunteers to work together to promote #SealTheCracks and #CleanEnergyCommunities and build relationships in the community.
The South Bay (San Jose, CA) Mothers Out Front team recently joined the Silicon Valley Climate Action Alliance (SVCAA), a broad coalition of climate change, environmental, and social justice organizations in Silicon Valley who are working as a unified force to accelerate the move to a carbon-free energy environment.
As part of this coalition, South Bay Mothers Out Front team is participating in visits with local California state Senators and Assembly members to discuss California’s recent cap-and-trade extension and to encourage them to support climate-friendly and democracy-protecting legislation, in particular Senate Bill 100 (which would commit CA to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045) and AB 249 (the California DISCLOSE Act, which would let voters know who is REALLY paying for campaign ads by mandating that the names of the top three funders be displayed prominently).
Rapid response from Mother Out Front communications team; Nina Dillon writes a Letter to the Editor in response to the Kendall Square, Cambridge gas leaks causing 5,000 evacuations:
NY - Public Health Emergency in South Williamsburg Prompts Rally & Press Conference Urging Funding for BQGreen
On Wednesday, our partner, El Puente held a community rally to bring attention to the public health emergency in South Williamsburg.
The air pollution from the traffic on the BQE and on / off ramps of the Williamsburg Bridge have caused a public health emergency. Asthma rates in South Williamsburg are double the citywide average. The neighborhood has the unwelcome distinction of having the 3rd highest number of asthma cases out of 59 districts in New York City.
Read the press release here.
Virginia Ribot leads a discussion with community members before the rally.
Only two meetings so far for Mothers Out Front New Hampshire and they're already in print!