Our Current Priority Campaigns

 

Emissions Free Buildings

The 350 Mass Emissions Free Building Campaign pushes for emissions free buildings through local projects that are joined with legislative components. We want to use local activities to drive the necessary legislative changes needed for emissions reductions. In doing so, we are also changing our local communities for the better and building community connections for future organizing.

The Emissions Free Building Campaign calls on Nodes to take up one or more of a shortlist of local projects:

  • Green Community Choice Aggregation
  • Municipal Opt-in Specialized Stretch Code
  • Building Energy Retrofits
  • Clean Green Schools
  • Fighting Intrastate Gas Pipelines

Once Nodes have selected their projects, the Emissions Free Building Campaign supports them as they bring them to life, providing presentation and material resources along with coaching. 

The Emissions Free Building Campaign is currently working with Nodes to encourage them to pick local projects. Some multi-town nodes have chosen their projects and are organizing in those towns. 

Several of these Local Projects have legislative connections as local organizing can complement and work synergistically with pending legislation. 

 

Current Legislative Components:

H.568/S.278  Reviews powers of the School Building Authority which allows decarbonization of schools

H.3691/S.2127  Healthy and Sustainable Schools

H.3137  Allows municipalities to intervene in rate cases regarding utility plans to dig up the streets of the municipality(ies) affected

S.2103  Enhances the Mass Save program 

S.2105  Future of Clean Heat

Make Polluters Pay 

Make Polluters Pay is a campaign to create a climate superfund, penalizing the worst polluters of greenhouse gasses, and funding resilience and adaptation projects in communities most impacted by climate change. 350 Mass joins Better Future Project and other groups like Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW), Mass Youth Climate Coalition (MYCC), and more to drive a grassroots campaign to hold polluters accountable. The fund will raise an estimated $75 billion over 25 years from the largest polluting companies. This influx of funds will enable the commonwealth to prepare for the coming climate impacts, guided by the vision of the communities with most at stake.

This campaign is part of a national push to Make Polluters Pay, as we are campaigning alongside political leaders and activists in Vermont, Maryland, and New York.

For more info, check out the campaign website: www.polluterspayma.org/

In 2023, we filed legislation in the House: H.872 and in the Senate S.481Though the bill was sent to study in 2024, the campaign continues to build power through municipal resolutions, resilient community envisioning sessions, and more. We will be refiling legislation in 2025!

 

Our Past Campaigns

  • 2012 - End Fossil Fuel Subsidies
  • 2013-2014 - Gov. Patrick's Climate Legacy: Stop the Worst, Build the Best and Price the Rest
  • 2015-2016 - People Over Pipelines
  • 2017-2018 - Jobs, Justice, and Climate
  • 2019-2020 - Road to the Green New Deal
  • 2021-2022 - Bring the Green New Deal Home + Fair Share for Massachusetts