Dottie Lamm of the Denver Post reports on grassroots organizations working to protect the climate in Colorado and Massachusetts. Kelsey Wirth is interviewed about Mothers Out Front.
With a visit from State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton in Shelburne Falls, Mothers Out Front was there to present the Secretary with a copy of “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss:
"After Beaton finished talking, Felicia Mednick, who is with the environmental group “Mothers Out Front: Mobilizing for a Livable Climate,” gave Beaton a copy of “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. The 1960 book is a cautionary tale about the dangers of disrespecting the environment. She said Seuss had been a Massachusetts hero for the environment, and hoped the same was true of Beaton."
Linda Hutchins-Knowles, San Jose Mother Out Front:
"While it’s important to call out Pruitt for his climate deception, it is equally important to take action to stabilize our climate. San Jose could take a huge step in the right direction by implementing a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program, as virtually all of the other cities in Silicon Valley have done."
Thank you to Sue Swanson from Bedford Mothers Out Front for this letter to the editor about why pipelines are the wrong choice for Massachusetts!
“Lisa Marshall, who advocates for climate change, says her main method of taking action is by initiating communication and action with people throughout the community.
‘I think people want to become more civically engaged.’ Marshall said. ‘They realized that just posting things on Facebook and voting is not enough to create the change they want to see in the world.’”
Mother Out Front, Mary Lupien, from Rochester, NY, makes the case for why Community Choice Aggregation is the best choice for her community.
Marty Nathan [of Climate Action NOW] "called the fight against climate change 'the most important task ever undertaken.' A staunch supporter of community activism, she encouraged the crowd to get involved in local organizations like Mothers Out Front or the Sugar Shack Alliance."
With less than 24 hours, and in the FREEZING rain, a new band of Mothers pulled together a last minute rally, and with 25 people showed their support for the EPA office in their community. AND they made the news. #HugtheEPA
Read the profile on Kim Miller, Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads Organizer and the Women's March on Washington!
"Arlington's Mothers Out Front and their friends and supporters will join state event host 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future in a rally protesting president-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks - many of whom say they deny the existence of climate change - at a rally at noon Jan. 9 outside the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station at Park and Tremont streets in Boston."