Phyllis Theermann

Thursday, April 26, 7:30-9 PM (Doors open at 7)
Willard School, 185 Powder Mill Rd., Concord
The Climate Solutions Speaker Series Presents
Are We Prepared for the Storms of the Century?
Climate change is happening now, causing increasing and very serious damage to our world. What exactly does that mean for the Concord area? Our vulnerabilities need to be realistically identified, along with strategies to increase the likelihood that we can rebound. This speaker series event features a three-person panel, designed to inform us about what is likely to happen as climate change advances and how to prepare for it. Speakers are Stephanie Covino (Mass. Audubon) Barry Keppard (Metropolitan Area Planning Council), and Linda Booth-Sweeny (local writer and educator). Click here for more information about the topic and panel.

April 26th-29th, 2018
Friends of the Wellesley Free Library’s Spring Book Sale. Reuse pre-loved books! The sale is open to members on Thursday evening, followed by three days of a public sale of which the last day is a $7 a bag sale. Not a member? Join Thursday evening! More information here.

Saturday, April 28, 9 AM – Noon
Join the Natural Resources Commission for the Charles River Clean up. Help pick up litter, pull invasive weeds and enjoy time near the water. Sponsored by the Charles River Watershed Association, this annual event brings together more than 3-thousand local volunteers from Wellesley and neighboring communities. The NRC provides shirts, snacks and supplies. Sign up at nrc@wellesleyma.gov.

Saturday April 28th (Framingham) Earth Day Festival
The theme of this years festival will be “Local,” emphasizing local vendors and entertainment as a way to lessen the impact of the festival while fostering connections that extend beyond the day of the festival.

Phyllis Theermann

photo courtesy of Wellesley College

James Turner, Ph.D., Associate Professor Environmental Studies at Wellesley College, and an expert on the recent history of U.S. environmental politics and policy will be speaking about Climate Change in the Era of Trump on Sunday, April 22nd from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Sherborn Community Center at 2 Sanger St in Sherborn.

This event — which is free and open to the public — is sponsored by the Upper Charles Climate Action MA 350.org, the Holliston Democratic Town Committee and Sherborn Community Center Foundation and their donors.

If you have any questions, email ucca.350ma@gmail.com.

 

Phyllis Theermann

Wellesley College student group Enact invites you to a variety of Earth Day Events!

Tuesday, April 17 12.30-1.30 in Sci 396 (Location Tentative)
Career Panel: Panelists include sustainable energy, climate science and local food movement professionals

Tuesday, April 17 from 4:10-5 PM
Hug a Tree: An interesting, fun forest appreciation, sensory awareness, empathy activity

Wednesday, April 18 12.30-2 PM in the Lulu Cow Chair Room
Phone banking: For the Carbon Tax Omnibus Bill in the Massachusetts State House

Wednesday, April 18 8-10 pm in the PNE Atrium
An Inconvenient Sequel Film: screening of Al Gore’s sequel to An Inconvenient Truth in advance of his visit the following week.

Thursday, April 19 12.30-1.30PM meet at the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden (Behind OBS)
Nature walk: Nature walk through arboretum with the app: Inaturalsists with the Botanistas (Wellesley Botany org).

EnAct (Environmental Action at Wellesley College)’s mission is to engage students and the broader Wellesley community in direct action to combat climate change and other local and global environmental issues. Email enact-eboard@wellesley.edu with any questions.

In addition, the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative at Wellesley College invites you to:

April 24th at 4:30pm
Enjoy a Terry Tempest Williams reading and conversation with Elena Creef at Wellesley College in the Hay Amphitheater (Tishman Commons rain location) with reception, sustainable local food, and book signing following the event. Williams – a writer, a naturalist and a fierce advocate for freedom of speech — has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.