Presentation Tomorrow, 10/27 & 12/11: Solutions Are Real & In Our Grasp

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Come hear Sustainable Wellesley’s own Quentin Prideaux when he shares the updated Climate Reality Project’s presentation Solutions Are Real And In Our Grasp.

Dates and locations listed below:

Tue Oct 21, 2014 7pm – 8:30pm
Wellesley Free Library, Washington Street, Wellesley
Sponsored by Wellesley’s Council of Aging

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 7pm- 8:30 pm
Needham Free Public Library, Community Room, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham
* informational tables with materials about residential solar, energy efficiency, and local agriculture will be available as well. Plus the first 12 people to arrive will receive a free LED light bulb. This program is sponsored by Green Needham Collaborative and the League of Women Voters of Needham.

Thursday, Dec 11,2014 7pm- 8:30 pm
Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington Street, Wellesley
Sponsored by Wellesley Neighbors

Quentin Prideaux of The Climate Reality Project will give an informative and energizing presentation on the impacts and causes of climate change, the actions we need to take, and what it all means for Massachusetts and the Northeast. A question/answer period will follow the talks.

Unacceptable Levels of Chemicals in Our Lives

unacceptable levelsOver 80,0000 Chemicals are generated by our consumer goods and commerce: Come See what Small Changes you can make to create a lasting difference for a Safer & Healthier Environment.

Tuesday October 14th
6:30 PM-8:45 p.m.
Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room
Free and Open to the Public
Presented by: The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCCP) & Wellesley Free Library

Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project is excited to present, in co-sponsorship with the Wellesley Free Library, our premiere education program for the 2014-2015 season for those of you who are interested in the environment and its impact on our health.

First we will show the 2013 film “Unacceptable Levels”, which examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children….he presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and to where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.” This film has won numerous international film festival awards and well worth the 75 minutes it takes to watch.

Ed Brown challenges us to choose one strategy to focus on to make our lives healthier. On that theme, the film will be followed by a fun presentation by Wellesley’s own Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO and LCD who is a full time nutrition expert and operating partner of Stacy’s Juice Bar in Needham. Stacy will discuss creative steps you can take to use food as medicine to try to decrease the risk of certain illnesses and improve your family’s health. She will also demonstrate nutritious juicers and show us recipes that you can make to create a healthier diet for your family.

The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCPP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that studies the relationship between illnesses and the environment with the goal of reducing health risk factors for residents of Wellesley and surrounding communities. wcpponline.org

The Wellesley Free Library’s mission is to serve as a community-gathering place, a cultural destination, and a gateway to ideas for residents of all ages and interests. Through books, media, technology and innovative programs, the Wellesley Free Library provides free and convenient access to information within and beyond its walls. wellesleyfreelibrary.org

Hope you can join us for this lively event.

Tomorrow Night: Changing Massachusetts Landscape: Understanding the Past, Shaping the Future

The Wellesley Free Library and The Wellesley Conservation Council present:

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Photo by Marc N. Belanger (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Presented by Henry Tepper, President, Massachusetts Audubon Society

Since the arrival of the Pilgrims, the Massachusetts landscape has been subjected to cycles of dramatic change, and each has had its impact on birds and wildlife populations. Recently, accelerating industrial and residential development and advancing climate change have made it more urgent to preserve open land and wildlife habitat while making selection of conservation targets more complex.

Mass Audubon has long been a regional leader in open-land conservation in the Commonwealth. In this program, Mass Audubon President Henry Tepper will place Massachusetts landscape change in historical perspective, assess the current state of land conservation, describe new conservation tools and approaches, and show how conservation organizations can work with local government to preserve an environment that meets the needs of humans, birds, and other wildlife.

Prior to becoming President of Mass Audubon, Mr. Tepper’s career ranged from leading a community land trust in the Hudson River Valley to management positions with The Nature Conservancy and the National Audubon Society, and pioneering large-landscape conservation in Chile.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Wellesley Free Library – Wakelin Room
Admission is Free