Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable Future

At A Glance

Location: 

Canton, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Environmental Health

Active since:

2015

Tax Status:

Ad-hoc

Core volunteers:

7

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to halt the climate crisis and support the rapid transition to an equitable, renewable energy economy that sustains all life. We began as a group of Canton residents organizing around concern for our health, safety and planet as Enbridge (then Spectra) sought to build Access Northeast, one of their segmented high pressure fracked gas pipeline projects that would run directly through Canton. We joined forces with the organizing and activism of other environmental justice organizations and many other groups like ours across Massachusetts, to stop Access Northeast pipeline. Since that time, we have broadened our mission to engage local residents, play a role in halting the rapidly escallating climate crisis and mitigate it effects by promoting local public engagement through thoughtful action, education, organizing and agitation to help swell participation in the growing climate justice movements.  We stand with frontline communities and those most disparately and heavily impacted by climate change locally, nationally and globally. We seek collaboration with groups to rapidly transition to a renewable, resilient and equitable society and economy to sustain a livable environment. Most recently we initiated a plastic bag restriction resolution. We are planning Canton GreenFest: Halting the Climate Crisis, engaging our community, with a focus on local high school students, to build support for replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.