Monday Action for the week of 12/26/16: Urge Your Governor To Join the Compact of States and Regions to meet or surpass the Paris Climate Agreement.
Call your governor if you can, but no guilt about cutting and pasting. Charlie Baker not you Governor? Find Your Governor’s contact info here.
I am urgently concerned about climate change. All future children are depending on us to leave them a livable world. We have a narrow window, but it can still be done if we can Keep It In the Ground.
Towns, states and regions are now the U.S. leaders of the renewable future. I’m proud of Massachusetts’ leadership on combating climate change, but I know there is so much more we can do.
Massachusetts is missing from a very important list: I urge you to be a climate hero by adding Massachusetts to the Compact of States and Regions, joining our neighbors in NY, CT and VT, plus 60 other sub-national governments.
Members of the Compact commit to ambitious goals that meet or surpass the Paris Agreement for reducing their carbon footprint and they report their policies and data with great transparency. This allows governments to see what works and what doesn’t, and to learn about best practices.
The Compact of States and Regions (current members represent 17% of the global economy) incentivizes states, provinces and regions to report on an annual basis, and is providing sound and solid lessons on how the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement — staying well below a 2 degrees’ Celsius rise and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius — can be met.
Thank you for leading on this. We look forward to hearing about your progress in January!
With Mothers Out Front
Governor Charlie Baker
To call: Phone: 617.725.4005 or 888.870.7770 (in state)
To write a letter:
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Boston, MA 02133
Well done, you did your Monday Action! Happy Holidays!
See you next Monday. Ask your friends to join you in action.
Thank you for being the change you want to see.
In Person actions:
100% Renewables in Mass: Jan. 8, 1-3pm, at Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St. Join Mothers Out Front and Climate Action Now in choosing initiatives to accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy locally and statewide. For more info and a reading list contact Andra at amherstamr at gmail dot com.
Amherst Mothers Out Front House Party: Jan. 8, 2- 4:15 pm in Amherst
Please join us for an empowering and engaging introduction and discussion party with Mothers Out Front on how to protect all of our children and the children of future generations. There is urgency, but there is also hope.
RSVP to ellentmiddleton at gmail dot com. Feel free to bring an interested friend or neighbor. Child care is available (please let us know by 1/4 if you need care).
Thank you for all you do.