Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable Future 

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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


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:

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 investigationIn Weymouth, A Brute Lesson in Power Politics
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Supporting the fight against the Weymouth Compressor Station
FRRACS ALLIES: Guiding Values and Solidarity Principles
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


Helpful Tips Brochure:

Canton's Transition to Reusable Bags


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.

Read letters from supporting organizations here.

April 30 Canton Cable TV Interview with Christine Smith

Bylaw "Quick Facts" Flyer

August 5,2020 
Virtual Board Meeting
June 10,2020 
CR4SEF Meeting Minutes
March 29, 2020
CR4SEF Meeting Minutes
February 9, 2020
CR4SEF Meeting Minutes
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 



T: 781-738-0001 (Liza Colburn)


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