December Newsletter

I can’t believe we are already wrapping up 2022. Thanks to your support we accomplished so much this year! The No Coal No Gas campaign took the case against coal to a jury trial, and sent in hundreds of public comments opposing fossil fuels. Our youth team held multiple rallies this year to push for renewable energy at the state level and ran a successful summer internship program. We launched a campaign to address high utility bills and joined national efforts to stop fossil fuel projects.

Thank you all for supporting our work. Here’s what we have in store for December!

We are excited to have Kendra Ford join us as our Coal Organizer, and for Dominic Osmund to join our team full time as our Legislative Organizer! Kendra has volunteered with No Coal No Gas since 2019 and recently left a 20 year ministry with Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Exeter to join the 350NH staff. Dominic grew up on a sustainable community farm in the midwest and joins our team full time after working on the 2022 elections with us!
We elected a slate of climate activists and allies to the Consumer Liaison Group’s Coordinating Committee for our regional energy grid operators. A record number of attendees were present in person and online to vote in our climate candidates. We will push our regional energy grid operators to transition to renewable energy and make sure ratepayers’ voices are being heard in their business decisions.
Upcoming Events
December 2nd, 11:30am: No Asphalt Plant – In person Visibility
Community groups around Nashua will host a sign-holding event outside of 145 Main Street in Nashua to call attention to the dirty asphalt plant proposal.

December 5th, 5:30pm: Learn how to pass a Warrant Article in your Town (on Zoom)
On Monday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m the NH Network will present citizens who are taking action locally, in their own communities, confronting challenges to the climate and the environment.  Learn how to create a Warrant Article in time for your Town Meeting. Register here.

December 6th, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Climate Movement Messaging Training (on Zoom)
We will cover tips for telling a powerful story about the issues we care about! We will talk about effective strategies for winning the narrative about the climate crisis and combatting the messaging of the fossil fuel industry. RSVP here

December 8th, 7:00-8:30pm: Onboarding with No Coal No Gas (on Zoom)
Want to get involved in the campaign to stop coal in New England? Come meet other members of the campaign and learn how you can plug in. RSVP here.

December 13th, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Recruitment Training (on Zoom)
This might sound straightforward, but we don’t have enough people in this movement yet to win. Join us to talk about recruitment strategy and help us grow our organizing capacity! RSVP here.

December 14th, 6:00pm: Utility Rate Hike Campaign Meeting (on Zoom)
We are hosting Consumer Advocate Don Kreis to talk about the public utilities commission – come get your questions answered about how the PUC works and what we can do to prevent another utility rate hike. RSVP here.

December 15th, 7:00pm: No Coal No Gas Monthly Call (on Zoom)
Join our monthly update with No Coal No Gas! This month we will talk about community building and what plans we have for the winter. RSVP here.

December 20th, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Campaign Planning (on Zoom)
Our vision for the future is one where no one lives with environmental injustice – and to get there we need a solid campaign strategy. Come learn more about developing that strategy to help our chapters win their local campaigns in the coming year! RSVP here.
Take Action
A construction company proposed an asphalt plant for Nashua – in a residential neighborhood where thousands of residents will face the consequences of toxic chemicals in their air and increased traffic from large operations of the proposed plant. Residents in Nashua have been spreading the word, holding visibility events, and preparing for a Nashua Planning Board meeting to be scheduled in January. 
Can you help us spread the word about this toxic plant proposal? Share our petition with your friends by posting it to social media or texting them this link.