NY - Mothers Cheer Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Endorsement of Lighthouse Wind

Lighthouse Wind gets endorsement from the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter!

Mothers Out Front...thanked the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club for its resolution endorsing the Lighthouse Wind project, saying they know the project will be an excellent rural economic investment for the towns of Somerset and Yates — bringing jobs and revenue that has the potential for tax relief and funding local schools.

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PODCAST: Learning in Community with Mothers Out Front

Listen to the Climate X podcast featuring Vanessa Rule, Co-Founder & Director of Learning & Expansion at Mothers Out Front and Stacy Levy, Volunteer Leader of the San Jose Mothers Out Front Team. Find out what's in our "secret sauce," and how mothers are stepping up...and out.

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Our First National Volunteer Webinar on Oct 14th!

Mothers Out Front held its first ever National Volunteer Webinar on October 14, 2018. Ninety mothers and others joined the meeting and represented 15 states across the country!

Watch the video highlights and view the slides from the meeting if you missed it (or even if you were there)!

 

Meeting Highlights Video:

 


MA- Members distribute cooktops in Lawrence

On October 14th, Mothers Out Front members Ania Camargo and Nathan Phillips with Trevor LaFauci from the Merrimack Valley Project, handed out clean efficient induction cooktops and pots to residents who were effected by the Columbia Gas explosions in Merrimack Valley on September 13th. The explosion left more than 8000 people without gas. More than 40 homes caught fire, 1 person was killed and 25 were reported injured.

"Mothers Out Front members and allies are prepared to distribute hundreds of induction cooking stoves to help the victims of the explosion in a course of next few months" said Ania Camargo, "We also want to educate people about induction cookstove and why it is better than gas and its benefit to environment." 

 

 


MA- Worcester Community Organizer shares her story

Etel Haxhiaj, shared her story about campaign door-knocking and providing leadership training to a volunteers like Gaylen Moore on Oct 11th, 2018 in Worcester, MA.     
              
                                       
                                                    Etel and Gaylen take a selfie in between door-knocking 

CA - Woodland Moms on the Radio (KDVS)!

On September 27th, Adelita Serena and Maria Hunt were guests on the radio show “Radio Informar” (KDVS) on behalf of Mothers Out Front. They spoke about ongoing efforts to put pressure on Gov. Brown as well as next steps for the Woodland/Sacramento team. A link should be available soon.

 

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Thank you, Adelita Serena and Maria Hunt!

 


MA - Mothers Out Front at the HONK! Parade - Somerville

Check out Mothers Out Front at #HONKFEST in Somerville, Massachusetts - October 7, 2018

 

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Thank you to Ania Camargo and Jessica Garrett for these photos.


MA - After Dozens of Gas Explosions, a Community Looks for Alternatives to Natural Gas

Thank you to Phil McKenna from Inside Climate News for this thoughtful analysis of the situation facing nearly 9,000 homes in the Merrimack Valley. Environmental advocates are calling for a "green new deal" that would shift thousands of homes off natural gas and onto electric heating.

Thinking Bigger, with Help from a River

Zeyneb Magavi, research director for the energy efficiency and clean energy advocacy group HEET and a member of Mothers Out Front, said the collapse of the gas system in the three communities calls for a bigger, more outside-the-box solution.

She is proposing a district heating system with an unusual heat source: the Merrimack River, which runs through Lawrence and skirts North Andover.

Find out more: 

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The Mothers Are Coming And They Will Change The World

Read this insightful piece about how #Mothers from Mothers Out Front and Moms Demand Action are making a difference. Thank you, Morra Aarons-Mele!

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MA - CLF: Gas Explosions Show How Dangerous The Fuel Is

From our friends at Conservation Law Foundation, written by Bradley M. Campbell—read the case for why it's time to break our addiction to fossil fuels.

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