No Sharon Gas Pipeline originally formed as a group of concerned residents of Sharon and nearby towns to oppose Enbridge’s (formerly Spectra Energy) Access Northeast fracked gas pipeline expansion after research showed it was the most costly and least environmentally sustainable way to meet our energy needs. Our mission is to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure in Massachusetts while promoting equitable and sustainable alternatives to costly and dangerous expansion projects. We work locally to encourage individual changes such as rooftop solar, solar farms, energy assessments, and high efficiency transportation; statewide to pass legislation that brings more local renewables into our state; and federally to advocate for national changes that shift us away from fossil fuels, which aggravate global warming and threaten our health and the environment. NO to pipelines, compressor stations and LNG storage, and YES to clean renewable energy.
Bri holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Boston University. After working for many years in the South Bronx at a bilingual cultural and arts program, designing for progressive non-profit organizations throughout the US, and teaching graphic design in the Boston area, Bri cared for rescued farm animals at her home in upstate NY. Since childhood, she has been devoted to social justice, human rights, animal rights, and environmental concerns. Bri is an active member of the UCS Social Justice Committee and the SHS PTSO.
Beth has been a communications professional for more than 12 years and holds an MA in English from Boston University and a BA in English from Providence College. She specializes in editing and social media marketing for non-profit or mission-driven organizations. In addition to her role at No Sharon Gas Pipeline, she has been an active member of Mothers Out Front since 2015 and serves on various teams and committees on both a national and statewide level.
Phil is a software engineer manager with long experience developing and managing projects in the nonprofit and transportation sectors. He is a founding member of No Sharon Gas Pipeline. He has participated in progressive organizing efforts and activist groups in the Boston area for many years. He is an avid beekeeper, musician, gardener, and local omnivore, and takes great interest in pursuing simple ways to improve sustainability while enjoying life, such as commuter cycling.
Silas has worked as a Software Consultant to many Fortune 500 companies, specifically improving their transportation efficiency and reducing company costs. He serves as treasurer for the Sustainable Sharon Coalition and co-chair for Sharon Green Day, the Sharon Energy/Water Fair and the Sharon Energy Advisor Committee. Silas volunteers with youth, both as a Boy Scout Troop Master and a coach for the Sharon Youth Robotics Association.
Madeline is a graduate of Wheaton College and a retired computer analyst. She was instrumental in the formation of the MA Butterfly Club, serving as President or Vice President for seven years. For over 20 years she has been providing Monarch caterpillars from the wild for classrooms to raise and release, as one of her many lepidopterist activities. She has been awarded the DAR Certificate in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Awareness. Madeline has been an active member of The Peace Abbey in Sherborn and the Walpole Peace & Justice Group and is currently working with many groups to oppose the proposed pipeline.
Kathy is the owner of Hilltop Doggie Camp, located in Sharon, MA. Before founding her own business, she worked for over three decades in the Human Resources field, most recently as Senior HR Manager for Instrumentation Laboratory, a medical device corporation. Kathy is a longtime resident of Sharon and has been affiliated with and supportive of numerous local environmental organizations, including Mass. Audubon, Trustees of the Reservations, and Sharon Friends of Conservation.
Paul is a retired print shop owner with a BS from Swarthmore College, an MS from Auburn University, and an MBA from Babson College. He served two years in the Peace Corps (Nepal). He served five years on the Sharon Planning Board and served 12 years on the Sharon Water Management Advisory Committee. He is on the Board of Directors of the Neponset River Watershed Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee of the MA Water Resources Authority. He is an active member of We the People Massachusetts, a group dedicated to amending the US Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision. He has been a member of Lions International for over 25 years.
Elizabeth moved to Massachusetts from Delaware in October 2016. Elizabeth has activist experience with Sierra Club of Delaware and the State of Delaware Energy Advisory Committee, Clean Water Delaware, and the Delaware Interfaith Power and Light urban action group. She has worked to upgrade Delaware’s Renewable Energy Portfolio, with Sierra Club and the Unitarian Climate Justice committee to support the passage of the Clean Power Plan in Delaware, lobbied in the Delaware Legislature for solar access and funding for Energize Delaware, was active in fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, and much more. Since moving to Sharon, Elizabeth has become active with No Sharon Gas Pipeline, the Unitarian Church of Sharon Social Justice Committee, and RISE Sharon.