Sustainable Wellesley Responds to the Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and Urges Local Action
In response to the decision to withdraw our country from the Paris Climate Agreement, the leadership team of Sustainable Wellesley reaffirms our commitment to the goals of the agreement, and to taking local actions that reduce Wellesley’s greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.
Take action with us today by signing our petition request, urging the Wellesley Board of Selectmen and the Board of the Municipal Light Plant to commit to a goal of 100 percent renewable energy and to accept the authority of the state Department of Environmental Protection in support of the goals and principles of the state Global Warming Solutions Act.
We can’t change the choices made at the federal level, but we can choose an energy future for our town that reflects our values and priorities. By proving that climate change solutions work, we can set an example at the local level that shows it’s possible to transition to a clean energy future statewide.
Across the U.S., cities and towns are leading the way towards 100 percent renewable energy. Wellesley can join this historic movement to invest in the health and future of our planet.
Right now, our own Wellesley Municipal Light Plant is pushing to be exempted from state clean energy standards that are under development by the MA Department of Environmental Protection. We need to send a clear message: The Wellesley MLP should reflect our community’s aspirations for a clean energy future.
2. Then, join us next Thursday, June 15, 7:00 pm, for a public discussion with the Board of Selectmen and the Board of the Municipal Light Plant in the meeting room at the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (1 Municipal Way).