State Sen. Benjamin Downing and Craig Altemose, executive director of Better Future Project, will speak about the action they and others are taking to address climate change at the kick-off meeting of the Berkshire chapter of 350 Massachusetts.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Berkshire Community College, Room K111, 1350 West St. Sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m.

Downing introduced a bill to divest Massachusetts’ pension system from fossil fuels and Altemose will speak about the scale of the challenge and the opportunity he sees working with people across the region to transition away from all fossil fuels.

Following the presentation, there will be a meeting to discuss local action, whether by supporting the MA divestment bill, stopping any expansion of the Tennessee natural gas pipeline through Berkshire County, or other initiatives.

350 Massachusetts is a statewide initiative coordinated by the Better Future Project to address the climate crisis through grassroots action in Massachusetts. This effort is independent but aligned with 350.org.