Better Future Project works to build powerful grassroots movements to address the climate crisis and advance a rapid and responsible transition beyond fossil fuels. We educate the public about climate change, empower new leaders, and help citizens to make their voices heard.
We began with a single program, Climate Summer, in the summer of 2011. Since then, more than a hundred young people have graduated from Climate Summer. Many alumni are currently spearheading fossil fuel divestment movements on their campuses, and others are now engaged full-time in organizing and climate justice work.
In June 2012, we launched 350 Massachusetts, a state-wide volunteer climate action network. 350 Massachusetts now includes hundreds of active members in nine nodes across the state. With support from Better Future Project staff, 350 Massachusetts members choose campaign priorities and work together to achieve critical victories on climate and clean energy.
Better Future Project staff and 350 Massachusetts volunteers are among the strongest voices demanding swift action on climate change in Massachusetts. In the years since our founding, we've engaged in countless campaigns for climate and clean energy. We helped to shut down all the state's coal plants and worked to promote the Cape Wind clean energy project. We started the campaign to make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to divest from fossil fuels and have supported divestment efforts on campuses, in towns and cities and in faith communities across Massachusetts. We're committed to fighting all proposed new gas infrastructure in Massachusetts, including the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline, the proposed Salem gas plant, the proposed Spectra gas pipeline expansion, and more.