THE TIME IS NOW

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

RECYCLING

Republic Services Recycling Guide

RecycleSmart / "Recylapedia"

How Plastic Bags Affect Recycling
 

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

CLIMATE CRISIS

Aug 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

"The report provides new estimates of the chances of crossing the global warming level of 1.5°C in the next decades, and finds that unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach." 

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

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Two Major Environmental Justice Bills Filed in the 2019 Legislative Session

COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION

How Canton can increase our access to clean electric energy?

POLLUTION

Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

 

ORGANIZATIONS

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

Desmog

 

 

 


 

 

NO COMPRESSOR

 

 

 

 

FRRACS

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

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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

PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION

Helpful Tips Brochure:

Canton's Transition to Reusable Bags

 

In May 2019 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

Visit us at the Sept 26th Canton Farmers Market

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