Phyllis Theermann

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Concerned about:
Your Family’s Health,
The Climate,
Environmental Justice

Want to:
Make A Difference In Your Community,
Meet New People

Wellesley residents are encouraged to come to the next Sustainable Wellesley action meeting THIS Sunday, October 20th from 2:00-3:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Wellesley Congregational (“Village”) Church (2 Central St.) which has handicap accessibility.

There are many ways Wellesley residents of all ages can make a difference and feel like they are “doing something”.

Learn about the many campaigns, projects, and opportunities there are for you to participate in, or bring your own ideas for  making a difference, both here in our community and as we work for environmental justice throughout the Commonwealth.

No experience necessary; just come with you variety of talents, enthusiasm and knowledge.

Some of the items on the agenda include:

  • ANOTHER Gas release at 25-50X normal levels

  • Legislative Action Day. Time to flex our political muscles together

  • Renewable energy to meet the town’s 2020 goal

  • Food recovery, composting & plastic waste reduction

  • Sustainable Fashion

For more information, contact info@SustainableWellesley.com.

To learn more about the not-for-profit organization, go to www.SustainableWellesley.com.

Website update is in the works! Let us know if you want to help out on that too.

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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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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.