Why Climate Change Rhetoric Simultaneously Succeeds and Fails

This is a thoughtful report on a study experimenting with people's reactions to messaging around climate change.  Mothers Out Front was pleased to be mentioned by the authors!

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"Coalition is Being Formed to Save Local Elm Trees" by Suzanne Besser

Read more about how the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Tree and Green committees, the Beacon Hill Garden Club, Beacon Hill Elms, City Councilor Josh Zakim’s office, Mothers Out Front and the Home Energy Efficiency Team are working to stop gas leaks in Boston (which is responsible for killing trees).

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"'Mothers Out Front' educates for a healthier future through climate change action" by Jennifer Reese

Jennifer Reese from the Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front Team shares why she is so excited to be a part of her community's team.  Page down to the third article to find Jennifer's.

 


Jobs Justice Climate - More than 2000 people in Boston march for climate justice!

Mothers Out Front was proud to join over 100 allied organizations in Boston, MA to march for #JobsJusticeClimate on December 12, 2015, on the same day as the close of the Paris climate change talks.  

See our Facebook photo album for pictures from the event.

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10 Community Teams meet to plan MA Strategy!

On December 8th, in Massachusetts, TEN community teams gathered in a living room to talk strategy for our Massachusetts Campaign - #‎SwitchTheSource - Clean Energy -> Healthy Kids! A room full of mothers working to protect their children is an amazing and inspirational thing. Thank you to all who participated and to Ania for being such an amazing host!

 


MA - "It takes a lot more than a little rain to stop mothers on a mission!" by Ellen van Bever

Read the story about our October 28th Massachusetts Campaign launch by Ellen van Bever from Cambridge Mothers Out Front on Medium:

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Stefanie Valovic of Mothers Out Front Adirondacks in Keene, NY has joined with the Adirondack Climate Coalition to call attention to what is #OnTheLine at #COP21

Stefanie Valovic of Mothers Out Front Adirondacks in Keene, NY has joined with the Adirondack Climate Coalition to call attention to what is #OnTheLine at #COP21 - the Paris climate talks starting at the end of November.

Click here to find out how you can get involved.


Patricia Wild - MA

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Why do I volunteer on Mother Out Front’s Environmental Justice team? Why do I care passionately about the future of all our children—and grandchildren?  Isn’t it obvious?

 


Beth Rodio - MA

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I have spent years fretting about climate change. Most of those years I sought to do something: volunteer, make personal changes, write letters. It never felt it was quite enough (how much waste does one person’s composting really eliminate?) or quite right (I’m not really a march and chant kind of gal). 


Melissa Ludtke

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When my daughter, Maya, was in elementary school, she and her friends were environmental activists in their community of Cambridge, MA. They called themselves "The Sprouts of Hope" and joined Jane Goodall's global Roots and Shoots program. They designed a logo and motto that was inspired by meeting on Martin Luther King, Jr. day to form their group – "Have a Dream. Make a Difference."