Somerville, MA

WELCOME!

Mothers Out Front is launching a new campaign to fix gas leaks in Somerville!  Will you help us?   

·      There are over 16,000 gas leaks in Massachusetts, and over 200 in Somerville alone!
·      Leaked gas is mostly methane, a “greenhouse gas on steroids” that is 86 times worse for the climate than CO2 in its first 20 years in the atmosphere.
·      The utilities charge us for the leaked gas, wasting millions of consumer dollars.
·      Methane also kills local trees and worsens global health.
 
TAGGING:
On SUNDAY, APRIL 30th we will gather at 1 p.m. in front of the East Branch of the Somerville Public Library for a welcome address and kick-off.  We will then split off into teams to disperse and mark the leaks throughout the city with tags and door hangers.  
 
We need volunteers to help with the tagging to mark leaks in local neighborhoods.  Everyone is welcome. No knowledge or experience is necessary.  You will be supplied with a map and all necessary materials, including talking points.  
 
PUBLIC FORUM:
On SATURDAY, MAY 20th at 2 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School we will hold a public forum on gas leaks with Somerville state rep Christine Barber (sponsor of key upcoming gas leaks legislation), other elected officials and experts and representatives from National Grid and Eversource.
 
We need a large turnout at the forum.  The utilities are working with us and our allies to fix the largest leaks, but MORE VOICES MEANS MORE ACTION!!
 
Please RSVP here to either or both events.
Thank You!!

PRESS:Our gas leaks campaign was recently featured in the Boston Globe and the Somerville News Weekly!
 
For more information on the gas leaks efforts contact Bonnie Cohen at info.ma.somerville@mothersoutfront.org

 
 Other ways to get involved with Somerville Mothers Out Front:

Community Team Meetings are the first Sunday of each month at 7pm, with mid-month meetings on Mondays at 7pm at Forge Bakery.  If you are interested in attending please email info.ma.somerville@mothersoutfront.org

If you would like to attend or host a house party please contact Beth Eisenhower at betheisenhower@gmail.com

If you would like to volunteer please contact Margaret Price-Jones at mpricejones@rcn.com

Links to Somerville Climate organizations:

Somerville Climate Action google calendar

Somerville's Sustainaville program

Office of Sustainability and Environment

Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change

Somerville Climate Action

Fossil Free Somerville

Friends of the Community Path

Mystic River Watershed Association