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.


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


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 for carpool info.


Phyllis Theermann

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Today, Sustainable Wellesley is observing a National Day of Action to honor the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and other indigenous peoples who are protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River. Organizers at 350 MA for a Better Future and others in the climate movement in Massachusetts have been working with local Native American organizers to determine how best to express support for Native peoples who are working to protect the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux and the millions of others who live downstream from the pipeline (click here for explanatory map). Non-native allies have been requested to honor the commitment of these water protectors in two ways:

1. Educating ourselves about Native history and Indigenous sovereignty, especially here in New England
2. Donating, making phone calls, or otherwise showing public support for the #NoDAPL struggle

Here are two organizations that have great resources to help you take action TODAY!

  • Click here for more information from 350 MA for a Better Future.

  • Click here for recommended actions from UU Mass Action (a local Unitarian Universalist organization committed to issues of social justice).