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TOMORROW- Friday Sept. 20th

YOU ARE INVITED!

TOMORROW —  Friday, September 20th — join millions of people worldwide who will be taking part in global climate strikes to demand politicians start treating the climate crisis like the emergency it is.

Locally, Wellesley College students are inviting the Wellesley community to join them for a climate protest.

3:00pm – March from Wellesley College (meet at 3pm at the Chapel Lawn)

3.30pm – Rally at Wellesley’s Town Hall

-Feel free to march or meet them at the Town Hall.

There will be music, poetry slams, artwork and more.
Mark your calendars, and ask family, friends, neighbors and work colleagues to join you.

“We believe that there is hope for change, but that it will not come without our immediate action,” said representatives of Wellesley College EnAct (the College’s Environmental Action Organization). “Through our local strike, we are demanding this action from our international, national, and local leaders. We want this strike to provide an opportunity for us to connect as a community and work towards climate justice together,” EnAct said.

 

“This shouldn’t be just the children’s responsibility,” Greta Thunberg, 16 year old Swedish student, raising global awareness of the risks posed by climate change. “Now, the adults also need to help us. We are calling for them to strike from their work, we need everyone. There is nothing we can’t do, if not you, then who else, if not now, then when?” Thunberg said.

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Wondering how environmental justice plays a key role in achieving a clean energy future in our commonwealth, and how you can engage with state legislators to create the change we need?

Come to Mass Power Forward’s Legislative Training: Taking Action for Environmental Justice on Thursday, Sept 26, from 7 to 9 pm (refreshments start at 6:30 pm) at the UU Wellesley (309 Washington St, Wellesley 02481).

This training features leaders of the statewide Mass Power Forward climate coalition Laura Wagner of UU Mass Action and Claire Müller of Toxics Action Center. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Climate Action Network, Wellesley Village Church Environmental Ministry and Sustainable Wellesley. Click here to sign up!

The agenda will feature:

  • Brief introduction to the Mass Power Forward coalition
  • Grounding in what environmental justice means and how it is central to the Mass Power Forward legislative agenda
  • Overview and update of current energy legislation and strategy, and how it’s looking
  • Planning our next steps!
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The Rotary Club of Wellesley is holding its seventh Repair Café at the Wellesley Recreation Center on October 5th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. At past Café’s, coaches and attendees repaired several lamps, chairs, dish rack, clock hands, two vacuums, copper water can handle, two kitchen aid mixers, sharpened knives, and removed a frozen door handle. The Wellesley Library will set up a “mobile library station” with lots of DIY and “fix it” books. Bring your tired and broken items to the Café!

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). At the Café, attendees found tools, materials to make most repairs, and volunteer coaches ready to help fix broken items. It teaches people to see their possessions in a new light and, once again, to appreciate their value. The Repair Café helps change people’s mindset. This is essential to kindle people’s enthusiasm for a sustainable society.

Most of all, the Repair Café wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is. Why don’t you give it a go?

To register, go the Rotary web site www.wellesleyrotary.org

The Rotary Club of Wellesley is one of Wellesley’s oldest community service groups and conducts local programs to benefit the Town of Wellesley. Please check the web site www.wellesleyrotary.org for times and location. The public is always invited to any Rotary program. Please make a reservation on our web site’s calendar or call 781-591-0759 to speak with one of our board members.