by Phyllis Theermann October 15, 2019 actin Action Climate Environmental Justice fashion food recovery food waste gas leaks legislation plastic waste renewable
Your Family’s Health,
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
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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Natural gas is 95% methane, which is 86 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide over the first 20 years in the atmosphere. Over-dependence on natural gas as a “bridge fuel” is impacting Massachusetts greenhouse gas emissions targets. Gas infrastructure in MA is the second oldest in the country. Limited ongoing maintenance has led to an increasing number of leaks, which are not only a health and safety hazard in our communities, but also impacting the health of our planet.
Sustainable Weston Action Group (SWAG) invites you to the “Natural Gas: Triage & Transition” panel event for October 24th at 7pm at the Amy Potter Center, Weston Middle School (456 Wellesley Street, in Weston).
During this panel discussion, local experts will share their insights and experience in addressing both short and longer term issues with natural gas, outlining the impact on our communities and providing solutions for a way forward.
State Rep. Lori Ehrlich, 8th Essex
State Rep. Alice Peisch, 14th Norfolk
Dr Nathan Phillips, BU School of Earth & Environment
Bob Ackley, Gas Safety Inc.
Dr Brita Lundberg, MD
Ania Camargo, Mothers Out Front
Zeyneb Magavi, HEET
The event will be hosted by Leon Gaumond, Town of Weston Manager, who will share the results of a recent independent gas infrastructure audit in Weston.
This comes on the heals of an independent gas audit in Weston (and Wellesley) which revealed a crumbling and under-maintained infrastructure. The goal is to have an interactive discussion addressing both short and longer term issues with the gas infrastructure in the Commonwealth.
Individuals can register here: http://bit.ly/GasForum-eventbrite
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