Tonight I attended the 350MA Greater Lowell weekly meeting. It was enlightening and also very convenient, as it was a 5 minute walk from my home.
The first thing was obvious: there aren't enough people involved in 35o for the Greater Lowell area. More people are needed to build capacity and to hold structured meetings. Secondly, the group does a great job of focusing on the local efforts that can be made to fight climate change. We discussed a possible divestment of the city of Lowell from fossil fuels. As the city does not have any investments in fossil fuels, such a statement may not be so difficult to make.
What about UMass Lowell? When I asked this question, I was informed that in order for UMass Lowell to divest, the entire University system of Massachusetts would have to as well. This sounds like a big feat to accomplish. If these