Better Future Project director speaks Oct. 17

Courtesy photoCraig Altemose, executive director of the Better Future Project, will speak at the monthly Indivisible-RISE Newburyport meeting Oct. 17.

NEWBURYPORT – Craig Altemose, executive director of the Better Future Project, will discuss action people can take to combat the climate crisis when he speaks at the monthly Indivisible-RISE Newburyport meeting Oct. 17.

The event, from 6:30 to 8 p.m at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St., is free and open to the public.

Altemose, whose presentation is titled “Building a Movement to Tackle the Climate Crisis,” will pinpoint state-level initiatives and legislation, according to a press release.

The Better Future Project, based in Boston, works to build grassroots movements and push for a rapid transition beyond fossil fuels. The organization is the home of 350 Massachusetts, Divest Ed and Communities Responding to Extreme Weather, also known as CREW.

The 350 Massachusetts organization has 17 chapters that work together on state and local climate policy to build the climate justice movement and are focused on building the road to a Massachusetts Green New Deal.

Divest Ed supports divestment student activists at universities across the nation with training, strategy, coaching and connections. CREW works across Massachusetts to advance grassroots, neighborhood resilience to the impact of climate change.

Altemose holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, a master’s in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a bachelor of arts in international relations and global affairs from Eckerd College.

In addition to other honors, he was appointed to task forces to advise Massachusetts on implementing its climate goals and recommend a climate action plan for Harvard University.

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