The 350 Mass Boston node is using people power to unlock collective progress through climate justice.
We love Boston, inspired by the vitality of its people and neighborhoods, and by our ongoing quest to keep doing better. We want the city to be thriving for everyone – for all residents, for all workers, and for our neighbors around the state who benefit from Boston’s many resources.
While increasing renewable energy and stopping fossil fuels continue to be core priorities, climate justice progress is also safe affordable housing and food, equitable health and transportation services, more trees and green space, and economic opportunity that dismantles long-standing race and class divisions. That’s why we work for climate justice in diverse coalitions across Boston’s many neighborhoods and communities – because these issues are all connected.
Recently, we have worked on the No Eastie Substation campaign, pushed the Boston Planning and Development Agency to reject development projects using fossil fuels, and supported the successful campaign to pass the updated Boston Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO). We have supported South Shore activists in their long fight against a fracked gas compressor station in Weymouth, and North Shore activists in their current fight against the proposed Peabody gas-fired peaker plant.
We table at farmer's markets and community events (with flyers like this), organize local and statewide demonstrations, ally with youth and Indigenous-led groups at their actions, and are deeply involved in neighborhood-level development issues, city politics, and transportation justice. We meet frequently with Boston legislators, often along with our allies, to build support the legislative agenda of 350 Mass and that of the coalitions in which we work.
While we have had success on many issues, there is much more to do together. In 2022, we’re excited to work with the new administration of Mayor Michelle Wu, and press for strong implementation of Massachusetts’ new climate roadmap laws. Adding your voice and commitment to these issues as members of the Boston 350 Mass node will make us an even stronger force for climate justice in Boston and beyond.Sign up to join us, and get email announcements for meetings, events, and actions. We meet once or twice per month, on Tuesdays at 7pm using Zoom or COVID-safe outdoor settings.