Boston Climate Action Network – Building Community Power for Climate Justice

Boston Climate Action Network – Building Community Power for Climate Justice

Who We Are At Boston Climate Action Network, we turn individual passion for the global environment into collective, local action. Our mission is to catalyze Boston’s government, communities, and other stakeholders to take decisive steps to reduce the carbon emissions that cause climate change.    Why Act? Climate change is a global problem; it is also affecting every city and town locally, and Boston is no exception. Temperatures in New England are 3°F higher than they were in 1901, and the seas off Boston have risen 3 inches since 2000 alone. Climate change threatens every aspect of our beloved oceanfront city: its infrastructure and buildings, its economy, and the wellbeing and very lives of everyone who lives or works here. If we don’t come together with the rest of the planet to reduce greenhouse gas pollution drastically—and quickly—heat-related deaths in Boston could double or more by the 2050s. So-called “hundred-year” floods could happen monthly by the 2070s. Damages could total $455 million—or much more—per year by 2100. And many of these effects will fall hardest on those with the least ability to cope. To spare yourself, your children, and your grandchildren from this future, we invite you to engage, learn, and act. Get Involved Are you interested in getting involved with BCAN? We need action-oriented Bostonians to join us, and there are many ways for you to put your passion and skills to use within our network. Here are just a few examples: Table at local events, help get signatures for important petitions, and engage your neighbors in lively discussion about climate change and climate action. Join our communications team and contribute to our bi-weekly newsletter. Attend our BCAN twice-monthly meetings to: Plan campaigns, and develop tactics and strategies Collaborate with other Boston-based groups Meet other like-minded people who share the same passions Enjoy free refreshments! Participate in creating art for use in demonstrations or other public events (music, banners, theatrical props, etc.) If you would like to speak further with someone about ways to get involved, or if you have any questions, email our Advocacy Director, Sophie Cash, at sophie@bostoncan.org. We’d love to talk more with you about our work!

Boston Climate Action Network – Building Community Power for Climate Justice