Phyllis Theermann

Natick is not only working on going 100% renewable, there is more!

Here are a few of Natick’s Environmental Programs at the Natick Community-Senior Center –117 East Central St. — this Fall.

– Renewable Natick Event
Tuesday, October 9, 2pm, free

– A Farmer’s Tour of the October Harvest
Wednesday, October 10, 2pm, free
Natick Community Organic Farm Administrator Trish Wesley Umbrell

– Going Solar for Your Home- How to Get It, Price It, Reap Benefits!
Tuesday, October 16, 2-3:30pm, free
Join Craig Forman, a board member of Green Newton and chairperson of Newton Goes Solar who has taught Going Solar at Newton Community Ed and at Cambridge Center for Adult Ed. He will talk about his experiences with his own solar electric installation.

– Getting to Know Electric Vehicles-
All Electric Vehicles & Plug-In Hybrids
Tuesday, October 30, 2pm, free
Presentation followed by a hands-on show & tell & ride in vehicles
Learn more about Drive Green discounts here 


Natick is launching its “Renewable Natick” Campaign at its Rise for Climate rally on September 8th at 10 am. This is a step towards putting forward a town meeting resolution that will move their community toward 100% renewable energy.

This is one of thousands of Rise for Climate Rallies being held in cities and towns around the world urging local leaders to commit to building a fossil-free world that works for all of us. Be part of the rally and excitement.

Go to the Natick Days festival on the Natick Common to learn more.

After the Rise Up For Climate event on Saturday, swing out to Worcester to go inside a wind turbine and take Mass Energy/People’ Power and Light’s famous clean energy tour from 2-4 at the Holy Name Jr/Sr High School on 144 Granite St in Worcester.

Mass Energy/People’s Power & Light is hosting the event as they change their name; show off a wind power battery storage pilot; offer a “teach-in” with local EV expert Craig Van Batenburg of ACDC Hybrid and EV Training Resources; and exhibit a bunch of electric cars.

Plus, ICE CREAM & fun for the whole family at this free event! RSVP here. Questions? Contact or 800-287-3950 x5.

Phyllis Theermann

Quentin Prideaux, President of Sustainable Wellesley, spoke most recently in Wakefield about the impacts and causes of climate change, the actions we need to take, and what it all means for Massachusetts and the Northeast. You can watch the talk by clicking on the video above.

Quentin will be part of a panel of experts at the conclusion of TCAN’s showing of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power this Sunday night at 7.30pm.

Grab tickets to learn how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy – including Quentin.

Interested in hearing more from Quentin? Having him speak to a group of yours? Contact him at

His talks:

-Share why some have been confused about the science

– Discuss a serious topic, Quentin keeps it positive and lighthearted where possible

– Lead into a question and answer session and/or a workshop where participants can discuss specific actions they will take – according to the wishes of the organizers

– Are informative, intelligent, visually appealing, very lively, smart and funny