350 Central Mass is an all-volunteer climate-action organization.

Our home is Central Massachusetts, the heart of the Commonwealth. 

We work locally and nationally to end our dependence on fossil fuels

and transition to a just and sustainable future for all. 

Worcester Telegram, Dec. 14, 2021

WORCESTER — Climate activists from the group 350 Central Mass protested along Shrewsbury Street Tuesday afternoon in the ongoing fight against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada into the Midwest. The activists said they are renewing calls to the US Army Corps of Engineers to order a federal Environmental Impact Statement. (EIS).

The project, which started a year ago, was completed despite stiff opposition and environmentalists have continued the fight even though the project has been completed. Line 3 starts in Alberta, Canada, and clips a corner of North Dakota before crossing Minnesota en route to Enbridge’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin.

Then, on Dec. 14, we delivered a letter to Rep. James McGovern at his Worcester office, demanding an EIS for Line 3.

March 26 was an historic day for climate action in the Commonwealth: Governor Baker signed the Climate Policy Roadmap Bill S.9 into statute!

S.9 is the first piece of climate legislation passed in Massachusetts in over a decade. This bill creates the foundation for bold and robust statewide climate policy for years to come. This win would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of local activists like you.

We are especially excited to share that the Roadmap Bill will:

  • Codify the definition of environmental justice (EJ), including the impacts of climate change in the bill's definition of "environmental burden.”

  • Strengthen Massachusetts’ emissions reductions targets to establish a 50% reduction by 2030 and a 75% emissions reduction goal by 2040. These targets hold the Commonwealth accountable to its residents for reducing emissions in our building and transportation sectors in years to come.

  • Direct the Department of Energy Resources to develop a Net Zero stretch code that cities and towns will have the option to adopt by 2022.

We know that our work is far from over. Today we are better positioned than ever before to continue mobilizing for stronger protections for EJ communities, but we must have an even more rapid transition away from fossil-fueled power plants, and toward an efficiency-based Net Zero building code that all communities can adopt.

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Massachusetts’ renewable energy contracts with Hydro-Quebec are a direct violation of Indigenous and environmental rights!

 

On Sept. 29, we welcomed speakers from the frontline communities affected by the Central Maine Power (CMP) Corridor and Canadian Hydropower, and we learned what we can do to help.

 

This Zoom event was co-hosted by 350 Maine, Maine Youth for Climate Justice, the North American Megadam Resistance Alliance, and Sierra Club Maine Chapter, with support from 350 Central Massachusetts, the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, Renew New England, Sunrise Bates, Sunrise Franklin County, and Sunrise Worcester.

Learn more here.

 

Due to COVID, our meetings are being held on Zoom for now. All are welcome! To join us, contact Janet for details at contact@350centralmass.org

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        Who We Are

In early November, 350 Central Mass held two standouts in Worcester to demand real action on the #climatecrisis at #cop26. On Nov. 5 we were at Lincoln Square and at Park Ave./Highland St. on Nov. 10. In the final days of #cop26, world leaders need to agree on measures to limit global  temperature rise to 1.5C. and avoid the worst of the #climatecrisis.

Media Contact:
Ken McDonnell

774-364-4965

contact@350centralmass.org