LWVN Help Wanted: CPC, EIC, Municipal Finance, and ‘The League Presents…’

HELP WANTED:  If you are interested in ‘doing more’, we have three opportunities for you!

LWVN’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC):  This committee observes Newton’s Community Preservation Commission meetings, reads the applications before the Commission, and comments on each one.  We have a group of people who are willing to read the applications, but need a chairperson to coordinate the process.  This is not a huge time commitment!  The Newton Commission meets at most once a month, their meetings end at a reasonable time, and readings/letters only need to be coordinated a few times a year (only when there is an application).

LWVN Committee Chairs for Environmental Issues Committee and for Municipal Finance Committee:  These are chances to re-form committees that are no longer active.  We are looking for people willing to chair each group, set up regular meetings and set modest goals to start.

Co-Producer for The League Presents…:  Our monthly show is recorded at NewTV and can cover a wide range of topics.  Being a co-producer means organizing the guests and hosts for LWVN’s monthly TV program, working with both to develop questions on the topic, and communicating with your co-producer and director.  A co-producer does need some NewTV training, and it would be helpful to know how to use a camera or some of the other technology.  Taping is once a month and we have a regular schedule, which makes planning ahead easier, so this is not a huge time commitment, but is a lot of fun!

3rd Annual Gas Leak Tagging Event on April 28th, 9 am from Mothers Out Front

Join Newton MothersOutFront at the 3rd Annual Gas Leak Tagging Event. April 28, 9am, part of Newton Serves Day of Community Service.

Natural gas is leaking near homes, schools & businesses. Natural gas is 95% methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Gas leaks are hazardous because they: can explode, damage our health, kill trees.

Gas leaks overwhelm efforts to reduce greenhouse gas. Most of our gas contains fracking chemicals. Utilities charge you for the lost gas!

On-Line Volunteer Registration:http://www.newtoncommunitypride.org/NewtonSERVES-volunteer.php

3rd Annual Gas Leak Tagging Event on April 28th, 9 am from Mothers Out Front

Join Newton MothersOutFront at the 3rd Annual Gas Leak Tagging Event. April 28, 9am, part of Newton Serves Day of Community Service.

Natural gas is leaking near homes, schools & businesses. Natural gas is 95% methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Gas leaks are hazardous because they: can explode, damage our health, kill trees.

Gas leaks overwhelm efforts to reduce greenhouse gas. Most of our gas contains fracking chemicals. Utilities charge you for the lost gas!

On-Line Volunteer Registration:http://www.newtoncommunitypride.org/NewtonSERVES-volunteer.php

LWVMA Climate and Energy Solutions Series Webinar: Driving Down Emissions

DRIVING DOWN EMISSIONS:
Massachusetts and the
Regional Transportation and Climate Initiative
Tuesday April 23, 2019
4:00pm-5:00pm
Representative Lori Ehrlich,
Massachusetts House of Representatives and
Jordan Stutt,
Carbon Programs Director for Regional and State Initiatives, Acadia Center

The speakers will discuss:

  • What the Transportation and Climate Initiative is and why it is important
  • State legislative efforts led by Representative Lori Ehrlich to guide development of a
    sustainable and equitable plan
  • Followed by Q & A

The latest science reports leave no doubt that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Emissions from transportation account for 39% of total emissions in the New England region. In
December 2018, nine northeastern states and the District of Columbia announced an agreement to work collaboratively on a regional plan to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. Massachusetts was one of the first states to join.

Registration for the webinar is required. Register at http://bit.ly/TCI_Webinar.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Environmental Action and Advocacy Committee

The League Presents…the Economics of Affordable Housing

Have you ever been confused about how affordable housing is financed?  There is a lot of misinformation that one hears when proposals are made.  Time to learn from the experts!  Listen to experts Susan Connelly and Bart Lloyd discuss the economics of affordable housing with LWVN host Marcia Johnson our our latest episode of LWVN’s TV show, ‘The League Presents…’

Click here to watch:  The League Presents…the Economics of Affordable Housing

Click on this links to see the information discussed on the program (pages 9 and 10): Kuehn Fellows Cost Discussion (March 2019)

 

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