Phyllis Theermann

Concerned About Your Family’s Health? Want to Make A Difference In Your Community and Meet New People?

Wellesley residents are encouraged to come to the next Sustainable Wellesley action meeting on Sunday, September 15th from 2:00-3:30pm. The meeting will be held in a new location — with handicap accessibility — the parlor at the Wellesley Congregational (“Village”) Church (2 Central St.). 

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:

  • Gas update: dangerous and costly gas main “blow-offs” and gas leaks 
  • Sept. 20th Climate Strike 
  • Solar and other renewable energy opportunities 
  • Environmental justice
  • Environmental Voters initiative
  • Food recovery, composting & 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.

Thank you to Wellesley Townsman editor, Cathy Brauner, for the handicap accessible meeting room suggestion.


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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 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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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