Jamaica Plain Mothers Demand National Grid Fix Dangerous Gas Leaks

Members of the Jamaica Plain chapter of Mothers Out Front recently came together at a large natural gas leak to protest the dangerousness of gas leaks and the ineptness of gas company, National Grid. "National Grid agreed to address large volume leaks but aren't keeping their promise, on our health, our dime and our kids' future," said Claire Humphrey. The mothers started off at the Curtis Hall Community Center on July 25, and then went to a large gas leak across from the Pine Village Preschool on South Street. The organization called on National Grid to honor their 2017 commitment to fix large gas leaks as part of the company's shared action plan with Columbia Gas, Eversource, Home Energy Efficiency Team, and more. Since then, National Grid has not fulfilled their commitment, said Mothers Out Front.


Free Screening of ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ Doc on Climate Change, Citizen Activism on June 6

Join Mothers Out Front at a free screening of "Paris to Pittsburgh" on June 6 at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.  

“From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act,” describes the documentary's website. The documentary is presented by National Geography, produced by Radical Media, and was created in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. The documentary is being screened at 6 pm at the JP Library (30 South St.).


Chickens, Solar Panels, Geothermal Energy: First-Ever Jamaica Plain Green Living Tour May 19

How to consume less carbon, lower your utility bills, beekeeping, composting and backyard chickens are all part of this Sunday's first-ever Jamaica Plain Green Living Tour sponsored by Mothers Out Front-JP. "I am deeply concerned about climate change and needed practical solutions. This tour helps you make green solution a part of your everyday life," said Mary Lewis-Pierce, Mothers Out Front-JP team member. This is a free walking tour that people can take at their own leisure by going to more than a dozen homes and businesses. Tour participants will learn about a variety of green features for a clean energy future.


State Rep. Liz Malia and JP Mothers Out Front Visit Massachusetts Wind Blade Testing Center

State Rep. Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain) organized a site visit of the Massachusetts Wind Blade Testing Center (WTTC) in Charlestown for Jamaica Plain Mothers Out Front members. During the site visit, conducted in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the members learned about wind technology and relevant industry policies and laws in Massachusetts. “I take energy and environmental issues very seriously, and I will continue to be a champion for aggressive and robust clean energy policies,” said Rep. Malia. “I’m proud to represent an actively engaged constituency who help to inform our state policies for a livable climate. They make up the strong, local advocacy voice, and I appreciate their interest and efforts.”

The WTTC offers a full suite of certification tests for turbine blades up to 90 meters in length.