Whether you’re an experienced climate activist or new to climate action, we invite you to join us. Together we are making a difference!
Are you urgently concerned about climate change? So are we! We are mothers and others working together for a livable climate and sustainable future for our children and grandchildren. We are building a strong local team acting on many levels — the personal, neighborhood, city, state and national.
NOW – May 9, 2021
Mothers Out Front Newton invites families and friends to join us for our 5th Annual Gas Leaks Awareness Campaign to highlight the waste and the dangers of Newton’s hundreds of un-repaired gas leaks. Register to participate in two activities that reveal the hidden world of leaky gas pipelines under our streets, Read Our Streets Bingo and Protect Our Trees.
Newton has many hundreds of unrepaired gas leaks from old pipelines under our streets. Gas can cause explosions, pollutes our air, and kills our trees. Plus, the utilities charge ratepayers for the lost gas. For the past 5 years the Newton chapter of Mothers Out Front has been raising awareness of gas hazards and waste through the Gas Leak Gazette and our Annual Gas Leak Tagging events. We advocate for National Grid to be more accountable and transparent and we promote state and local policies to fix gas pipeline leaks.
The City of Newton created the Newton Climate Action Plan to help our community curb greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. We help support this plan by promoting Newton Power Choice, our community electricity aggregation program to reduce Newton’s greenhouse gas emissions. The standard option calls for 80% of our electricity to come from New England renewable energy sources but we can do better. We encourage Newton residents to Opt Up to 100%.
Another way we support the Newton Climate Action Plan is with our “Use Less, Green the Rest” presentation that teaches homeowners how to conserve energy. Visit Newtonenergycoach.org to find ways to take action – whether it is opting up to 100% renewable electricity, test driving an electric car, installing heat pumps or getting a Mass Save energy audit.
As a chapter of Mothers Out Front – Massachusetts, we partner with many allied environmental and community groups to promote clean energy, energy efficiency and environmental justice at the state level. Newton members support this work by showing up at city council and state legislative hearings and meeting with our legislators to support legislation that makes our community more sustainable.
The Weymouth Compressor Station poses a serious threat to the health, safety, environment, and economy of the South Shore. We support the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) in their campaign to stop the compressor station from operating.
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