by Administrator October 15, 2019 BU School of Earth & Environment children gas leaks health HEET infrastructure mothers out front Representative Alice Peisch State Rep. Lori Ehrlich SWAG Weston
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
by Phyllis Theermann January 31, 2019 appliances biodynamic Chef Kurt HEET Induction Oven Jarvis Appliances Scout and Cellar Taste the Future Wellesley Public Media
Earlier this month a full house gathered for Sustainable Wellesley’s Taste the Future event at Jarvis Appliances where we sampled delicious food and clean wine, watched cooking demos on an induction stove, and learned more about the ways to move off of dangerous gas appliances.
Huge thanks to Wellesley Public Media for covering the event. For those that missed it or want to learn more, watch it here.
Zeyneb Magavi and Audrey Schulman of HEET shared ways to transition to clean energy. Their eye opening presentation about the dangers of gas was coupled with opportunities EVERYONE can do to make a healthy change for the future.
We are very grateful to Wellesley’s finest at Jarvis Appliances, Chef Kurt and Janine Malone for making it a FUN evening.
Chef Kurt created a delicious meal — you can see him using and explaining induction stoves at his You Tube Channel here. Plus, we had the opportunity to sample Scout & Cellar’s clean crafted, hand picked, small family vineyard wines. Not only were they delicious but organic and biodynamic, vegan and bottled consciously, no chemicals or added sugar. Click here for more information on getting your hands on some.
by Administrator May 29, 2018 Eversource gas leaks HEET National Grid natural resources commission school committee Zeyneb Magavi