THE TIME IS NOW.
Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable Future
Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable Future (CR4SEF), or "Sustainable Canton," works to address the accelerating climate crisis and mitigate its effects by promoting public engagement through education and thoughtful action. The volunteer organization is determined to advance environmental justice, standing in support of frontline communities and those most heavily impacted by the effects of environmental hazards and climate change.
CR4SEF collaborates with local, state, and national groups to advance the rapid transition to a resilient, renewable/green, equitable society, economy and sustainable environment—working in coalition toward a livable future for everyone.
The group welcomes Canton-area residents of all ages and backgrounds to join in "acting locally," on an array of impactful initiatives at any given time.
Canton Residents for A Sustainable, Equitable Future is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.
Our tax ID # is 84-1849871
Greta Thunberg Speaks at 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in NYC
COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION
Easy, URGENT ACTION ALERT: By Jan 29th, Please sign this petition urging the MA legislature to pass the Next-Gen Roadmap Climate Bill (again!)--without amendments, and if necessary to override Gov. Baker's veto.
The Next-Gen Environmental Justice & Climate Roadmap Bill passed last MA legislative session with huge bipartisan support but was vetoed by Baker for specious reasons and based on mis-information. The GOOD NEWS is that it's been refiled by Sen. Barrett and Rep. Golden as it was passed. We must push for this to get passed ASAP before it bleeds over into our new session.
January ACTION ALERT: Send a letter to FERC encouraging them to grant our request for a rehearing at the Feb 18th meeting. For info on how and what to comment: nocompressor.com
More updates Jan 22, 2021:
1) The Weymouth compressor remains shut down, with no word from PHSMA re: the second compressor accident this fall. It's
remained shut down now for 115 days since the order.
2) Great news! President Biden has selected Rich Glick as FERC chairman. Glick tweeted: "The Weymouth Compressor Station raises serious environmental justice questions, which we need to examine. The communities surrounding the project are regularly subjected to high levels of pollution & residents are concerned emissions from the station will make things worse."
3) Later this year, Biden will be able to appoint a third person to the five-person FERC board.
Read The Boston Globe 12/13/20 Spotlight investigation: In Weymouth, A Brute Lesson in Power Politics
Supporting the fight against the Weymouth Compressor Station
In 2017, our group was instrumental in having the Board of Selectmen Resolution prohibiting a high-pressure gas pipeline through Canton (and other new gas infrastructure).
While the fight continues, it is important to recognize the impact of this tireless group during the past 6 years. Read 11 profound FRRACS accomplishments.
Watch GreenFest Video with Educational Speakers and Youth Speak Out
PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION
On May 15th at Town Meeting, Canton became the 112th Massachusetts town to pass a plastic bag reduction by-law that helps mitigate climate change and pollution. Now more than 50% of the state's population has banned single-use plastic bags at the point of sale.
Virtual Board Meeting
February 9, 2020
CR4SEF Meeting Calendar
Once it is safe again, future meetings will be held at Canton Public Library (Maker Room) from 7-8:30 PM
Wednesday August 26
Wednesday September 23
Wednesday October 28
Wednesday November 18
Wednesday December 16