Tag Archives: #WestMass

Highlights from Climate Summer 2014!

As we look towards Climate Summer 2016, we wanted to highlight a few of the posts from the 2014 cohort to give applicants a feel for the program. I’ve chosen a handful of my favorite posts from last summer (one from … 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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Friend

Posted on behalf of A. Grace Steig, Video Coordinator for the Western MA team “Business brown,” our team had decided one afternoon—we would wear our brown Climate Summer shirts to the party in Richmond before heading out of town. We … Continue reading

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An Ode to Ashfield

by Ben Weilerstein, Social Media Coordinator the Western MA team Some places have such a concentrated essence of fantastic and quirky happiness that it’s hard to imagine they really exist. Ashfield, the first town in which we stopped that is … Continue reading

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My Backyard

Posted on behalf of Ben Linthicum, team leader for the Western MA team Standing on her back deck, Arti Kelso, a resident of Richmond MA, showed us the three pipelines that cut through her property. Like Polly Ryan in Plainfield … Continue reading

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Organizing is A Rollercoaster Ride

Posted on behalf of Stephen O’Hanlon, Public Narrative Coordinator for the Western MA team After getting caught in a thunderstorm on our way from Holyoke, we received a warm welcome at the Amherst Episcopal Church on the afternoon of July … Continue reading

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The Problem with a Moral High Ground

Posted on behalf of Dineen O’Rourke, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Western MA team I’ve been spending my entire summer doing climate organizing work. I’m traveling exclusively by bicycle and living my values by not spending money on anything other … Continue reading

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Setting Off Sparks

posted on behalf of Georgette Sordellini, Media Coordinator for the Western MA team There were a quite a few times throughout the past few weeks where I felt low in spirits and there are many reasons as to why I … Continue reading

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Rider to Neighbor – Ciclista a Vecino

by A. Grace Steig, video coordinator for the Western MA team siga abajo para el Español “¡Sí se puede!” we chanted at the end of our third day of trainings and planning alongside members of Neighbor to Neighbor. We used … Continue reading

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But Wait – There’s More!

by Ben Linthicum, Team Leader for the Western MA team Ben Clark, of the Clarkdale fruit farm in rural Ashfield, Massachusetts, points to a line of gently swaying orange balloons dotting across an orchard and tells me that’s where they’re … Continue reading

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