|“The federal government won’t take action|
on a clean energy future, but we can.“
The Hero Award was created as an annual opportunity to remember the 1937 tragedy — a gas explosion that killed more than 300 people, mostly students, in their new state-of-the-art public school where no expense had been spared except when it came to safety.
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Another fast growing clean energy advocacy group, Mothers Out Front (MOF), was organizing citizens and lobbying the state to switch to green energy. After seeing the Boston Globe article on gas leaks, they contacted Schulman and Joel Wool of Clean Water Action. (Leaks in Boston area gas pipes exceed estimates. David Able, Boston Globe January 22, 2015)
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MOF members made calls, wrote letters, and showed up in large numbers to testify at hearings and to lobby legislators, and for events such as gas leak safaris, “Raise a Stink” campaigns and gas leak tag teams and a 30th birthday party for Boston’s oldest leak at the intersection of Park Drive and Beacon Street. Mothers Out Front Action Manual