Green Acton has revised its Mission Statement to be more comprehensive and robust:
Green Acton works to protect and enhance Acton’s natural environment and resources for present and future generations, and to help resolve the urgent environmental issues that transcend Acton’s boundaries.
Click here for the rest of the new mission statement.
It was inspiring to work with everyone involved to make sure it spoke to people’s values, concerns, and hopes. We hope it inspires you, as well.
The greenacton.org website is built on top of WordPress, a free and open source content management system that allows our writers and editors to work on portions of the website as if they were using a basic word processor. Continue reading
Jobs, Justice & Climate March
in Washington DC
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Continue reading
Thanks for having us back to help start your conversation about natural gas use in Acton. There are a lot of health and safety reasons for reducing the use of natural gas, but tonight we want to focus on another reason: Climate Change. Continue reading
The best current technology for heating and cooling homes and buildings is the heat pump, which comes in air source and ground source varieties Continue reading
30th Annual Local Environmental Action conference: Sunday, March 5th at Northeastern University, Boston, MA
- Great way to connect with other towns and see what they are working on, and gain exposure to new ideas and information on climate / clean energy issues
- Nearly 20 workshops that cover a range of issues and skills – from the future of energy in New England, to organizing in the age of Trump, to the health impacts of fracked gas well-heads to your kitchen stove
- Recognize our many victories over the year and be inspired to go back and continue the fight to protect the health and safety of our communities, our environment, and our climate
- Kandi Mossett
Kandi Mossett is a powerful Indigenous leader and environmental justice hero on the frontlines of the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. A member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, Kandi is the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign Coordinator, leading the fight to raise awareness about the environmentally & socially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing on tribal lands. We’re so honored to have her joining us to share lessons from NoDAPL and her international and national climate advocacy work.
- Lois GibbsLois Gibbs is known by many as the mother of the anti-toxics movement and the federal Superfund program. Lois was a housewife living in Niagara Falls, New York in 1978 when she learned that her neighborhood, Love Canal, was built on top of 21,000 tons of hazardous chemical waste. After successfully organizing her neighbors to win the evacuation and cleanup of Love Canal, Lois went on to found the Center for Health, Environment & Justice and has helped communities across the country fight to protect themselves from toxic exposures. Most recently, Lois has been working on the ground in Flint, Michigan.
Register online here and read up on the conference agenda information here. Breakfast and lunch are included in all tickets. Cohosted by the Massachusetts Climate Action Network and the Toxics Action Center.
The Green Acton Board of Directors just issued two statements through our social media accounts: Continue reading
- Acton’s current community plan was developed under the name “The Acton 2020 Comprehensive Community Plan”. The site has the plan and a lot of supporting material. Of particular interest to Green Acton is the material under Goal 2: Ensure Environmental Sustainability.
Acton created a Complete Streets policy that was adopted by the Board of Selectmen in 2014. Here it is as a PDF file. Continue reading