How will you participate in our civilization’s need to address climate change? Folks will be discussing our legislative goals for a Massachusetts Green New Deal. Help win the
passage of bills on 100% renewable energy by 2050, equitable carbon pricing and
environmental justice in the next legislative session. Join in on Thursday, February 7, at Peace Lutheran Church 107 Concord Road, Wayland, MA at 7:00pm. Help us chart a path forward to make a difference in Metrowest.

First time visitors are especially welcome; come learn, share, discuss, plan and
act. 350Mass is a statewide, grassroots, climate action group dedicated to promoting
citizen awareness and political action on climate change. The Metrowest node public
meetings usually happen the first Thursday of the month, with locations changing to
accommodate learners, supporters, and activists from towns around the region. All are
invited to participate in the breakout groups for the local initiatives as well as in the
informal planning group that meets on dates prior to the monthly meeting. There will
also be a chance for participants to share news and announcements from their
organizations and municipalities. Arrive early to mingle.  Light refreshments will be
available.

For more information about climate change and the Metrowest node, visit:
350MassMetrowest.org
https://www.facebook.com/350MAMetrowestNode

Sunrise Movement No Excuses protest on Capitol Hill, Washington DC Offices visited Hakeem Jeffries and Steny Hoyer.COll

We encourage you to extend your engagement with Sustainable Wellesley by sponsoring a bright Wellesley College student named Emily LaShelle who is dedicated to solving the climate crisis with her peers at Sunrise Movement. Let her carry our energy and voices to fight for a better future and run campaigns pushing for the Green New Deal.

The Sunrise Movement is a group of young people who have dedicated their lives to solving the climate crisis. Since the election, they have played a huge part in pushing forward our collective futures through the Green New Deal Campaign.

– They organized over 250 office visits to our Representatives
– Made thousands of phone calls and tweets
– And brought 1,000 young people to DC and 300 to San Francisco to call on Democratic Leadership to back Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Select Committee for a Green New Deal.

Their bold actions have earned thousands of news stories, moved dozens of Representatives to back the Select Committee, and inspired tens of thousands of people into the movement. Most of those successes have been at the hands of committed volunteers who are eager to keep the momentum going into 2019.

Emily is one of those incredible organizers. Please consider sponsoring this smart, motivated, local college woman to do her work with Sunrise throughout the spring. Simply click here. In total she is aiming for $4,800, which will cover her 6-month stay with the program. Every month, funds will cover:

Housing + Utilities: $450
Food $150
Campaign Materials: $75
Personal Expenses: $100
Program Coordination: $125

Thank you for your consideration.

Phyllis Theermann

Last week, Sustainable Wellesley’s leadership team wrote The Honorable Joseph Kennedy III asking for him to support the proposal by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the creation of a Select Committee for a Green New Deal.

This Committee would develop a detailed national, industrial, economic mobilization plan that would start the transition of our country’s economy to a carbon neutral future and promote economic and environmental justice and equality.

The letter to Congressman Kennedy was written because urgent and immediate climate action is required on a national scale to transform our economy and society, while saving our planet from the most dire consequences of climate change.  As his constituents, we are relying on him to be a voice for urgent action in Congress.

We need him to support the formation of a Select Committee especially after the Fourth National Climate Assessment issued on November 23, 2018 was release where THIRTEEN federal agencies concluded that damage from global warming will result in a 10 percent decline in the US economy.

A full chapter devoted to the Northeast concludes that temperatures here are rising faster than elsewhere in the country. This warming is already affecting our forests, fisheries, and coasts — all distinctive aspects of our region that are integral to our cultural identity, economy, and way of life. This assessment follows the stark warning from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a special report issued in October that we have only a few years to transform the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”

If this keeps you up at night, write to Congressman Joe Kennedy here and feel free to write us at info@SustainableWellesley.com letting us know you did. Personalize it and let him know:

– You support Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution to create a House Select Committee for a Green New Deal in Congress

– That United Nations climate scientists have told us that we have just 12 years to move our country off fossil fuels, to avoid catastrophic climate disaster

– We need a Green New Deal to create millions of green jobs, move our country off fossil fuels, and protect working people of all backgrounds

– You are asking him to support this resolution

To learn more or get more inspiration, see what the intelligent, young leaders from the Sunrise Movement are doing to to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. Feel free to join them in Washington, DC on Dec. 10th to demand Congress make a real plan to address climate change.