LWVMA Climate and Energy Solutions Series Continues

The LWVMA Steering Committee for Environmental Action and Advocacy, in partnership with local Leagues, is presenting a series of regional forums in 2017. The first forum of the LWVMA Climate and Energy Solutions Series, “On the Path to 100% Renewable Energy,” was held in Worcester May 2, co-sponsored by the Worcester Area LWV. Four forums are planned for the fall in Boston, Winchester, Lexington and Falmouth.

We will kick off the series in the fall with a forum at the New England Aquarium’s Omni Theater Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. This event is part of the Aquarium’s Lecture Series, and is co-sponsored by LWVMA, the Aquarium, and the UMass Boston School for the Environment. The speaker, Dr. Ellen Douglas, will address extreme events and climate change. She will discuss observations of our changing climate, what changes may be in the future for Boston and beyond, and plans for adapting to these changes.

The remaining forums are planned for Winchester Oct. 4 (7 p.m., refreshments at 6:30 p.m.), with a presentation on the Health Benefits of Carbon Pricing; Lexington Oct. 19 (7 p.m.), with a discussion of greening the grid; and Falmouth (date and time TBD).

Save the Trees Ride: Sunday, June 11th at 10 am

Save the Trees Ride

Sunday,  June 11, 10 am

Meeting place: Newton Centre Green

Join Mothers Out Front & Bike Newton for a ride through Newton’s scenic neighborhoods and see firsthand what happens to trees near gas leaks.  Learn more about the harmful effects of methane on tree health, and show your support for a healthier Garden City and greener world.  Meet in Newton Centre on the Green across from Panera Bread.  The ride will last approximately 2 hours. Co-sponsored by Green Newton, Newton Tree Conservancy, League of Women Voters Newton, 350 MASS Newton Node, HEET (Home Energy Efficient Team)  Rain date:  Sunday June 25th.  Check www.bikenewton.org for updates.

Tag Newton’s Gas Leaks on Saturday, May 13th!

Newton has over 400 gas leaks, leaking methane which contribute to climate change and harming our children’s future. Mother’s Out Front, Green Newton, Bike Newton, the Newton Tree Conservancy, LWVN and other groups are working together to highlight the gas leaks this Saturday, May 13th, starting at 1:30 pm (rain date May 20th).  Volunteers are meeting at the Newton Free Library, Homer Street Entrance.  

For more information, email mothersoutfrontnewton@gmail.com.

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