Phyllis Theermann

Then SAVE THESE DATES and fulfill your inner activist:

1). 350 Mass is hosting a webinar “On the Road to a MA Green New Deal” on Thursday, Jan 17 from 7-8:30 pm. 350 Mass will discuss the current narrative, goals, and ways to take action within this framework. See the Zoom meeting link here.


2). Head to the Statehouse on January 24th at 10.30 am to meet up with residents from every part of our state to meet with Representatives and Senators to fight for clean energy and environmental justice. Topics include:

– Environmental justice legislation to protect low income and communities of color from bearing the brunt of health impacts of pollution and vulnerability to climate change.

– 100% Renewable Energy Justice to envision a clean, healthy society without carbon pollution and plan to make it reality by 2050 at the latest.

-Carbon pricing to invest in our future today.

RSVP and tentative schedule are here


3). Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) is hosting another one of their popular seminars for people who live in Massachusetts towns which have their own electric company (called Muni’s or MLP’s), like Wellesley. On Saturday, January 26th from 10-3 they will be discussing “Electrification” of the heating, cooling and transportation sectors in Muni towns. This is a very hot topic for Muni towns right now. Learn more or sign up here and contact for carpool info.



You are invited to a Fall Fundraising Party for Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN). Please come for an evening of live music, food, and wine, to celebrate MCAN’s important work supporting state and local action on climate change. MCAN will also be recognizing newly elected climate champions who will be heading to the State House in January.

As a member of MCAN, Sustainable Wellesley has participated this year in MCAN’s effort to connect clean energy advocates in the 52 towns in Massachusetts whose electricity comes from municipal light plants — including Wellesley! Sustainable Wellesley members have attended in MCAN’s summit meetings, webinars, and roundtables, learning from energy experts and sharing experiences with folks across Massachusetts. We hope you will join us in supporting MCAN at this fun and festive evening!

All the Details are below:

MCAN Fall Fundraising Party

Saturday, November 17th, 6:30 pm

Home of Lise Olney & Tim Fulham, 15 Windsor Road, Wellesley


If you aren’t able to attend, we hope you will consider making a donation to support MCAN.

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Keep hearing about Net Zero at building committee meetings and from friends building new homes?

The Mass Climate Action Network (MCAN) is hosting a Net Zero roundtable  on September 25 from 7-9pm at Maynard High School. This event will allow people to learn about net-zero building and ask questions about why net-zero building is important and how to implement net-zero policy in their town or municipality.

The location of the event is 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard, MA 01754. For Google Maps directions, please click here. Also, please RSVP below as there is a capacity limit for the space (and they are providing dessert and light refreshments). Have questions? Please contact Kai Palmer-Dunning at

MCAN is co-sponsoring this event with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Mothers Out Front, Sierra Club, 350Mass, and Environment Massachusetts.