October 18, 2013
This month, members of Westfield Concerned Citizens (WCC) will be walking across Massachusetts to raise awareness for climate change and environmental justice, connect with communities working on EJ issues, and take action for green energy. WCC is a grassroots organization fighting a proposed fossil-fuel power plant in Westfield.
Our Environmental Justice Legal Services (EJLS) program is providing pro bono legal assistance to residents in this campaign. The Walk for Climate and Environmental Justice will also raise funds for ACE, New England Environmental Justice Forum and the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
Last year, WCC completed a 100-mile walk from Westfield to Boston to deliver a petition to power plant developer Jim Gordon. WCC has already delayed construction on the plant, and the building plans appear to be on hold. Join the amazing residents of WCC for all or part of the walk and help develop alternatives for a healthier and safer environment! You’re also invited to walk the last quarter mile with us, beginning at 4:45 p.m. as part of the closing ceremonies of this trek and join us for a community celebration from 6-7 p.m. If you want to participate but are unable to walk, please join us in New Bedford or contact us. RSVP here.
The walk begins October 19 in Westfield and ends October 25 in New Bedford at Connecting for Change, a three-day solutions-based conference that brings people together to create positive change. Please donate what you can to support the walk and check out updates on WCC’s Facebook page. Thank you!