Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable Future 

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Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable  Future (CR4SEF) - or "Sustainable Canton," is a welcoming group determined to halt the rapidly evolving climate crisis and mitigate its effects by promoting public engagement through education and thoughtful action.

We stand in support of frontline communities and those most heavily impacted by climate change. We seek collaboration with local, state, and national efforts to rapidly transition to a renewable, resilient and equitable society and economy that protects a livable environment.

Canton residents of all ages are encouraged to "act locally," to help halt the climate crisis. We have an array of projects at any given time.

Read Minutes from recent meetings here.

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*Canton Residents for A Sustainable, Equitable Future is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Our tax ID # is 84-1849871.


2020 Candidates' "Climate Q&A"  (Full responses)


Republic Services Recycling Guide

RecycleSmart / "Recylapedia"

How Plastic Bags Affect Recycling

NECN Segment (9/18): Recycling Crisis: New Standards Lead to Skyrocketing Costs


NPR Article (6/18): China Has Refused to Recycle the West's Plastics. Now What?

The US Recycling System is Garbage. Sierra Club (6/26/19)


Greta Thunberg Speaks at 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in NYC




House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis: Creating a Climate Resilient America (5/19)

U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

TIME article: U.K. Declares Climate Emergency


Two Major Environmental Justice Bills Filed in the 2019 Legislative Session


How Canton can increase our access to clean electric energy?


Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet



Mass Clean Energy Center / MassSave Program (for residents)

Sierra Club of Massachusetts

MA Climate Action Network

Toxics Action Center

Mothers Out Front

Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station

350 Mass for a Better Future

Surfrider Foundation Masschusetts Chapter

Sunrise Movement: Green New Deal

Sunrise Movement Blue HIlls

Environment Massachusetts

Mass Green Network


Indigenous Environmental Ntwk

Mass Audubon

Climate Justice Alliance


In this critical election year, CR4SEF is endorsing candidates whom we believe will act to rapidly reduce carbon emmissions, address the disparate impacts of the climate crisis, and ensure a rapid transition to a clean renewable energy economy. The Biden/Harris Energy and Environmental Justice Policy aligns with our mission, goals, & aspirations. Consequently, as a 501(c)4 organization, we endorsed and actively supported the ticket.
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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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