Category Archives: Team Massachusetts

A compilation of blogs written by the Massachusetts Climate Summer team during the summer of 2012.

The Return of the Cyclists

Posted on behalf of Alissa Zimmer, Community Outreach Coordinator, Team For the MASSes. There’s no better feeling than being able to get to our destination without having to pull up Google Maps and knowing exactly when to swerve to avoid … Continue reading

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A Bitter Reminder

Posted on behalf of Ariel Schwalb, Community Outreach Coordinator for Team North Shore Days ago, my North Shore team was conflicted. We had a true dilemma on our hands; we needed to leave Gloucester to start getting some important work … Continue reading

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Ready to Rumble

Posted on behalf of Luke Sherman, Public Narrative Coordinator, Team For the MASSes. It’s 8:30 in the morning, and the scorching July sun is beating down on me.  Sweat is already trickling down my shirt as I anxiously look for … Continue reading

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Bird Dogging for the Brockton Comm(unity)

Posted on behalf of Kay Young, Team Leader, Team For the MASSes.        After a grueling bike ride from Natick, MA, through the Blue “Hills” (they felt pretty mountainous) to Brockton,  MA, team For the MASSes was ecstatic … Continue reading

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The Creek Rises and the Creek Falls

Posted on behalf of Dineen O’Rourke, community outreach coordinator for the Western MA team Sometimes music hits you in ways that you weren’t expecting nor prepared for. After the beautiful folk sister-duo The Nields played in the West Cummington Church … Continue reading

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Climate Change in Action

Posted on behalf of Myra Sampson, Media Coordinator, Team For the MASSes. Last Monday, we walked into the basement kitchen of Natick’s Common Street Community Church and found water pouring in through the windows. It was a problem that the church … Continue reading

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Steps to Conquering a Fear

Posted on behalf of Hallie Kenyon, Social Media Coordinator, Team For the MASSes. Step 1. Recognize that the fear exists. Step 2. Have an amazing team that supports you and makes you pancakes at 5:30 in the morning. Step 3. … Continue reading

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The Small Town Community

Posted on behalf of Rachel Eckles, Media Coordinator, Team East I would like to thank the Community Church of North Orange and Tully for being wonderful hosts to us Climate Summer Riders while we were staying in North Orange last … Continue reading

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The Rolling March

Posted on behalf of Alissa Zimmer, Community Outreach Coordinator, Team For the MASSes. Last Saturday, the Rolling March – an action in which a mock pipeline traveled across the state along the line of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline and in … Continue reading

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Moss Brook and TGP – No Fracking Way!

Posted on behalf of Jonathan Mark, Warwick Resident I first learned that my home (for over 30 years) was targeted  by a pipeline proposal that would create new infrastructure for fracked gas at a web site called NoFrackedGasInMass.org. Kinder Morgan’s … Continue reading

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