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Join Them Friday Sept. 20th

On Friday, September 20th, join millions of people worldwide who will be taking part in global climate strikes. Locally, Wellesley College students are inviting the Wellesley community to join them for a climate protest, marching from Wellesley College and then rallying at Wellesley’s Town Hall. Feel free to march or meet them at the Town Hall at 3.30pm. There will be music, poetry slams, artwork and more. Mark your calendars, and ask family, friends, neighbors and work colleagues to join you.

“We believe that there is hope for change, but that it will not come without our immediate action,” said representatives of Wellesley College EnAct (the College’s Environmental Action Organization). “Through our local strike, we are demanding this action from our international, national, and local leaders. We want this strike to provide an opportunity for us to connect as a community and work towards climate justice together. Locally, we are asking the Town of Wellesley to move to 100% renewable energy by 2020,” EnAct said.

“This shouldn’t be just the children’s responsibility,” Greta Thunberg, 16 year old Swedish student, raising global awareness of the risks posed by climate change. “Now, the adults also need to help us. We are calling for them to strike from their work, we need everyone. There is nothing we can’t do, if not you, then who else, if not now, then when?” Thunberg said.

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2019 Climate & Energy Advocacy Training

Thursday, June 13, 7 pm to 9 pm at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Road, Wellesley 

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Please join us at the upcoming 2019 Climate and Energy Advocacy Trainingpresented by the Massachusetts Sierra Club and Mass Power Forward Coalition.  This training will provide a valuable update on clean energy, climate, and environmental justice priorities for this legislative session and share action steps and tools you can use to help move these priorities forward. You’ll hear from Sierra Club trainers and local environmental leaders.

This training will:

  • outline key legislation to expand renewable energy and reduce climate pollution in Massachusetts
  • explain why equity and environmental justice matter and how they are central to the Mass Power Forward Coalition’s climate agenda
  • share action steps you can take and tools to prepare you to engage effectively with state and local officials
  • answer your questions about the clean energy landscape in our state.

Join us for this informative evening and let’s come together to make real progress on a just clean energy transition in our communities and across Massachusetts.  No prior experience required!

Registration requested.  Please use this Sign-Up link.

Co-sponsors include First Parish in Needham UU Green Congregation Committee, Green Needham Collaborative, Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action, Jewish Climate Action Network, Sustainable Wellesley, Temple Beth Elohim Green Team, Temple Beth Shalom, UU Wellesley Hills, and Wellesley Village Church.

Phyllis Theermann

Thank you to all that braved the weather and came out to march with us in the parade last week. Additional thanks to those that cheered us on along the parade route.

The renewable energy theme drew in more marchers and louder cheers than before, meaning this is a “hot” topic. The float and enthusiasm even won us the Chairman’s Award at this year’s Annual Wellesley Veteran’s Parade. Congrats to all.

We are grateful to Laurel for organizing us, the Bender Family for building the float, the Wellesley High School Sailing Team for combining forces and the Wellesley Wonderful Weekend Parade organizers.

There is a great deal of environmental enthusiasm in town. Simply, email info@SustainableWellesley.com to learn how you can get involved.