Come to Sustainable Wellesley’s Next Action Meeting Sunday, September 15th 2:00 -3:30pm at the Village Churchby Phyllis Theermann September 10, 2019 legislation
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.
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!