Statement of Belief

Climate Justice & Action

UU Mass Action is committed to the abolition of fossil fuels and the just transition to 100% renewable clean energy. We believe that the technology is available to make this change, all that is lacking is the political will.  We believe that we cannot wait for our elected officials to take action – the people must take action.  A change of this magnitude requires a shared vision and effective organizing.  We will only achieve this vision if we work together.  In the words of Naomi Klein, “It’s going to take everyone to change everything.”


Our Priorities

Environmental Justice

100% Clean, Renewable Energy for all

Green Infrastructure Investment


Plan of Action

Ideas for Taking Action

Engage with front-line, environmental justice leaders: UU Mass Action is a member of ACE - Alternatives for Community & Environment.

Participate in Legislative Action: UU Mass Action is a member of the Mass Power Forward Coalition, which includes almost 200 climate action organizations here in Massachusetts. Together, we identify priority legisaltion that has the greatest chance of both meeting our shared goals and passing during the legisaltive session. This year’s priorities are *

  1. Environmental Justice Bill

  2. 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Bill

  3. Equitable Carbon Pricing / Transportation

Click here to go to our legislation info page

Engage Membership in Local Action and non-legislative projects:

These projects develop throughout the year and are based on urgent need, UU local engagements and/or collective action within our coalition. These may be corporate focused projects, state agency focused projects, such as DPU reform or direct action.

Resources

NBC Documentary: Inside the Sunrise Movement

Under Pressure, a documentary created by the class of 2019 at Four Rivers Charter Public School, covers the September Merrimack Valley Columbia Gas explosions and the natural gas industry in Massachusetts and nationally.

Eight Ways Boston Could Become Carbon Free (BU Report) Kat McApline, 1/29/19

Green New Deal: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outine, Feb 7, 2019 - NPR

Green New Deal, Sunrise Movement

MA Green New Deal Webinar Created by our partners at 350 MA for a Better Future, 1/17/19

Fourth National Climate Assessment, Nov 2018

Where Are we in Seven Charts

How Extreme Wether is Shrinking the Planet, The New Yorker, Nov 26, 2018 Author: Bill McKibben

A Very Grim Forecast, The New Yorker Review of Books, Nov 22, 2018 Author: Bill McKibben

IPCC Report - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2018

BBC Breakdown of IPCC Report

National Climate Assessment 2014

National Climate Assessment and what does this mean for Massachusetts? Environment Massachusetts, by Ben Hellerstein

Green House Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a Speeding Freight Train in 2018.  Kendra Pierre-Louise