Phyllis Theermann

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published its latest edition with an inspiring article co-written by Wellesley physician Regina C. LaRocque, M.D., M.P.H.

Read the article “Climate Change — A Health Emergency” here.

This article and mind set is important for our community but may be of special interest to the health care professionals living amongst us.

When the next generation asks you, “What did you do about climate change?,” you want to have a good answer.

Phyllis Theermann

Then SAVE THESE DATES and fulfill your inner activist:

1). 350 Mass is hosting a webinar “On the Road to a MA Green New Deal” on Thursday, Jan 17 from 7-8:30 pm. 350 Mass will discuss the current narrative, goals, and ways to take action within this framework. See the Zoom meeting link here.

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2). Head to the Statehouse on January 24th at 10.30 am to meet up with residents from every part of our state to meet with Representatives and Senators to fight for clean energy and environmental justice. Topics include:

– Environmental justice legislation to protect low income and communities of color from bearing the brunt of health impacts of pollution and vulnerability to climate change.

– 100% Renewable Energy Justice to envision a clean, healthy society without carbon pollution and plan to make it reality by 2050 at the latest.

-Carbon pricing to invest in our future today.

RSVP and tentative schedule are here

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3). Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) is hosting another one of their popular seminars for people who live in Massachusetts towns which have their own electric company (called Muni’s or MLP’s), like Wellesley. On Saturday, January 26th from 10-3 they will be discussing “Electrification” of the heating, cooling and transportation sectors in Muni towns. This is a very hot topic for Muni towns right now. Learn more or sign up here and contact info@sustainablewellesley.com for carpool info.

 

HUNNEWELL FEASIBILITY STUDY PUBLIC FORUM #2

Tuesday January 29, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Hunnewell School Gymnasium

The School Building Committee invites you to join the community for an update on the feasibility study including progress on educational programming, site exploration, sustainability goals and swing space.

Hear the study architects present concept design options for a new or rebuilt school.

Break into small groups to ask questions, discuss and provide feedback on the short list of options tentatively selected for detailed study.

Learn about the next steps in the process and opportunities for further input.

For more information:
Go to wellesleyma.gov/1162/Hunnewell-School-Feasibility-Study
View Tentative Short List of Concept Design Options
Email us at sbc@wellesleyma.gov