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Earth Week 2020 Massachusetts Youth Climate Coalition (MYCC) Agenda From MYCC: “Happy Earth Week 2020! For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are rising up across Massachusetts to celebrate the planet we share and stop the climate emergency. While we can’t take to the streets to demand the solutions we know are needed, we…
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Corporate Polluter Fees & Lobbying Practice Teach-In

Event Leaders: Hawa Tabayi, Kala Garrido, Haven Vincent-Warner Organization: Our Climate, Sunrise Movement Western Mass. Time: Thursday, April 23, 2 p.m. Link: RSVP here. More Events Description: Our Climate and Sunrise Western Mass are joined by our older allies and expert lobbyists from Climate Action Now in Western Mass to review the critical role that equitable carbon…
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Climate Poetry Slam

Event Leaders: Claire Lord, Lily Fishman Organization: Fridays For Future Time: Friday, April 24, 7 p.m. Link: https://bit.ly/climate-slam Description: Fridays For Future MA is holding a poetry slam for the international #ClimateStrikeOnline day! On Friday, April 24th at 7 pm, the slam will begin, with two rounds. It will be competition poetry judged olympic style: 1-10 with…
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History of Striking and the Labor Movement

Event Leaders: Maya Krause, Rachel Organization: Sunrise Boston & Boston Climate Strike When: Wed., April 22, 5 p.m. Description: The first half of our presentation will be focused on labor strikes in US history and the importance of striking, and the second half will focus on the history of collective environmental action. We are planning…
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Joan Fitzgerald: Greenovation: Urban Leadership in Climate Change

Professor Joan Fitzgerald recently completed her forthcoming book “Greenovation: Urban Leadership in Climate Change” (Oxford University Press, 2020). Fitzgerald argues that too many cities are only implementing random acts of greenness that will do little to address the climate crisis. She instead calls for “greenovation”⁠—using the city as a test bed for adopting and perfecting green…
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Shalanda Baker: Initiative for Energy Justice

Prof. Shalanda Baker, in partnership with Northeastern University School of Law graduate Shiva Prakash ’16 and Community Renewable Energy Director Subin DeVar, recently launched the Initiative for Energy Justice, a law and research center designed to directly address climate injustices. “The Initiative for Energy Justice will provide energy law and policy tools rooted in energy…
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Sunrise Boston Virtual Earth Day

From Sunrise Boston: “Are you wondering what to do for Earth Day during quarantine? Are you looking for a way to learn about climate justice and the GND? Join Sunrise Boston for our Virtual Earth Day celebration! We’ll be hosting teach-ins, mini-actions, video screenings and a virtual rally!”    

Earth Day Live

From Earth Day Live: “Strike, divest, and vote for our future. From April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to April 24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization. The fights against the coronavirus and the climate crisis go hand-in-hand, and as…
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Earth Day 2020 Boston Facebook Live Rally

Thanks to technology, Earth Day activism can still commence. Don’t miss the Boston Facebook Live Rally on Saturday, April 18, featuring Senator Ed Markey, City Councilors Michelle Wu and Andrea Campbell, Mass Sierra Club, Mass Audubon, musical performers and more for a virtual rally.

Celebrating the Earth at Home

Ryan Gosser, SPPUA’s External Engagements Coordinator, is also a hobby gardener. Read below for a few simple tips on starting a garden, a simple way to celebrate the earth during self-isolation. Assess your space. Anyone can be a gardener, regardless if you are working an acre in the backyard or a few pots in a…
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