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.

Phyllis Theermann

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for the 12th Annual Babson Sustainability Forum on March 29th, 2017. Every attendee receives a copy of Blue Ocean Shift – a NY Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller – as a gift from the Blank Center of Entrepreneurship. There will be opportunities to get your book signed by Renee.

There are a variety of panels and speakers discussing important topics such as what businesses can do to act on climate change. Your business can make changes to mitigate climate change. How can a company set ambitious long-term targets that resonate with stakeholders and align with climate science?

Learn more about the B Corp Movement: Balancing Purpose with Profit. Companies around the globe are using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. How can your business be as a force for good, better for consumers, employees, local communities, etc.?

Another hot topic is Sustainability Trends in Food & Ag-Tech. Come learn how folks are shifting the paradigm. This panel will explore the latest food and agricultural innovations that are redefining their industries for the next generation. They will examine positive impacts that go beyond the bottom line.

Don’t miss the closing remarks at 4.15 with Savitha Sridharan, Founder and CEO of Orora Global. Learn more about this for-profit, social enterprise that provides rural and urban communities globally with access to reliable, renewable energy.

Networking begins at 5.15.

 

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In the spirit of encouraging political engagement here are a few opportunities we would like to share.

Registered Democrats in any part of the state that consider themselves one of the following can apply to be add-on delegates for a chance to go to the Convention and VOTE.

-Youth: Must be 18 by September 18, 2018 and 35 or under as or June 1, 2018
– LGBTQ+: Identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community
– Minority: Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Cape Verdean
– Disabled: having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one of more of the major life activities of an individual, a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as such an impairment

Deadline is THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 23.  You and friends can apply here.

Registered Republicans in any part of the state can participate in The 2018 Massachusetts Republican Convention that will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the DCU Center in Worcester.