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On October 24, 2015, Mothers Out Front in Massachusetts launched our new campaign at South Station in Boston! Ellen van Bever, our volunteer Communications Team Leader, explains why we're asking the utilities to Switch The Source Now for our children's health.
"If you were out for a bike ride on the Minuteman bike path the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, you may have passed a giant papier-mâché earth on a pedal-powered float ridden by Janet Powers from Bedford. “I heard every cliché and song in the book on the way. People would sing ‘It’s a Small World After All’ and say ‘You’ve got the whole world on your shoulders!’” She and friend Joel Parks took turns pulling the giant papier mache earth 26 miles to Harvard Square and back to represent Bedford’s Mothers out Front group in HONK!, the annual activist marching band festival."Read more
"'Boston is riddled for the most part with tiny leaks, few of which pose any danger of explosion, but the toll that natural gas seepage takes on the environment and customers’ wallets is not insubstantial, experts say. “We’ve all smelled it, wondered how dangerous it can be,' said City Councillor Matt O’Malley at a hearing that he and Councillor Josh Zakim convened on the subject on Monday night."
Samisha Laymeyer Joshi, from Arlington, MA attended a house party in her town shortly before the Nepalese earthquake in 2015. Being from Nepal, Samisha felt driven to help, and empowered by the mothers she met at the house party, planned a trip home to provide whatever assistance she could. To hear about her trip, watch the interview below!
MA - "Amherst officials to seek proposals for solar array 4 years after original plan failed to develop" by Diane Lederman
Four years ago, Amherst, MA was exploring proposals to build a solar array on the town's former landfill on Belchertown road. Plans fell through then, but at the urging of the Amherst Mothers Out Front team, are being revived!
In New York, mothers are calling attention to the dangerous oil trains traveling on tracks near schools and neighborhoods.Read more
Read Kelsey's blog about how Mothers Out Front came about and what we hope to achieve.
With record-breaking extreme weather in Boston, the mothers of Jamaica Plain, MA find a way to bring attention to climate change in their neighborhoods.
MA - "College Town Cuts Ties With TransCanada Over Keystone XL, Plans to Go 100 Percent Renewable" by Anastasia Pantsios
EcoWatch coverage of the Cambridge, MA campaign to move to 100% renewables with the urging of the local Mothers Out Front Team.