Solidarity Action: Testify for Energy Justice

From our allies, Clean Water Action Massachusetts:

CWA is very thankful for your continuous support of their Energy Efficiency campaign, as the Department of Public Utilities review process comes to an end, we need as many advocates speaking up about access to benefits as possible.

We know the EEAC voted on a plan that centers equity, now we need the DPU and the administration to approve it and make sure EJ communities have access to weatherization and energy efficiency. 

The good news is you can help us make this possible, and it will only take 2 minutes of your time! Sign up to testify at either one of the hearings, as a reminder, we are stronger together and cannot let our communities suffer any longer. 

• Wednesday, December 1, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

• Thursday, December 2, 2021, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Here is a document with talking points for the hearings, and attached are the demands GJC has been pushing for. Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’ll be available Monday and Tuesday to help you all prep for the hearings. You can reach Paulina Casasola, Clean Water Action Climate Justice Organizer at 617 3388131 x 206.

Attendees can join the December 1, 2021 hearing at 7:00 p.m. by entering the link,, and the December 2, 2021 hearing at 2:00 p.m. by entering the link,, from a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

For audio only access to the hearings, attendees can dial in to either hearing at (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592 (not toll free) and then enter the Meeting ID# 857 0665 4588 for the December 1, 2021 hearing and Meeting ID# 844 7571 6947 for the December 2, 2021 hearing.

If you anticipate providing comments via Zoom during either public hearing, please send an email by Monday, November 29, 2021, to with your name, email address, mailing address, and hearing date.

If you anticipate commenting by telephone, please leave a voicemail message by Monday, November 29, 2021, at (617) 305-3684 with your name, telephone number, mailing address, and hearing date.

Lastly, if you are planning on speaking at the hearing please kindly let Paulina Casasola know.

Boston Climate News: Boston Underwater

Summary of this Boston Globe article

Post by Eliza Curtis

The United Nations projects that the world is currently on the path towards 3 degrees Celsius of warming (post-industrial levels) by the end of the century. Even with commitments from participating countries, the plans currently in place are simply not enough. With the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Glasgow scheduled for October 31 through November 12, one of the primary questions to tackle will be how to align global efforts with the original Paris Agreement, which aims to cap warming at 1.5 degrees C. 

So, what does this mean for Boston? According to Climate Central, many of Boston’s landmarks, including Boston Common, will be underwater if we continue on this current track. While the timeline for this is uncertain, we do know that “what we do in the next 10 years will matter for 10,000 years.” The research organization has released an interactive map that allows users to see with their own eyes the possible extent of sea level rise and its consequences, in both the 1.5 and 3 degrees Celsius scenarios. You can have a look here.

In 1850s Chicago, they raised the city 14 feet to combat flooding and consequent health hazards from Lake Michigan. One wonders what creative solutions the City of Boston may have to dream up in the near future, especially if we fail to aggressively curb our carbon emissions and remain on the globe’s current path.