The Environment working group is focused on the existential threat of climate change. Our efforts support town-wide renewable energy initiatives and ways for local activists to support The Green New Deal and state laws addressing carbon reduction and climate change preparedness.

Upcoming Legislation and Efforts

  • Green New Deal (Federal)
  • Re-join Paris Agreement (Global)
  • Defend national parks from drilling/logging
  • Puerto Rico - recovery from Hurricane Maria
  • Flint water
  • Merrimack river and raw sewage (Local)
  • Seabrook nuclear plant license (Local)

Activism

  • Pressure elected officials to protect the environment (defend existing protections, propose new legislation, vote for change)
  • Propose and support local initiatives, e.g. plastic bag ban
  • Community service
  • Go outside

Groups to Collaborate With

  • AVIS, Andover Trails Committee (Local)
  • Merrimack Valley People for Peace
  • Environmental League of Massachusetts
  • The Mass Nature Conservancy
  • 350.org
  • Sierra Club
  • Climate Progress
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • League of Conservation Voters

If you are interested in joining the Environment working group, please contact us.