The original idea came from the September 2014 Climate March when we took over 100 people to New York and joined over 400,000 who stood up to be counted as climate champions. On our return trip we asked if people would like to stay involved, and a lot said they would. Meanwhile the five leaders of SW wanted to keep doing more but were running out of bandwidth. So suddenly we knew all these interested, motivated people who were doing things on their own and we realized that if we created a little structure we could all work on bigger projects. We launched the Action Groups, found out what people cared most about and quickly formed teams to focus on important projects. By making teams people were able to focus and get as involved as they wanted to, those that wanted to lead could lead, and those will special skills or interests could work on their favorite part.
How Do I Get Involved?
Sustainable Wellesley hosts Action Group meetings every six weeks that let people get together and work on issues and opportunities as a team. Anyone is welcome to our meetings, which are posted on our Calendar. If you don’t see a project you are interested in there is no commitment! Today we have teams of five or more people working on :
Environmental Voter's Project
There are other smaller teams too, and members are very welcome to create their own team around a subject they feel strongly about. We are a fun group rather than preachy – the point is to work together to make things better. So come to a meeting and have more impact.
Here are the links to some of our previous Zoom meetings:
June 2nd - Senator Creem- What is happening at the State House, Climate Action Amid A Crisis, High Performing Buildings
June 30th -Climate Justice, Plant Based Eating, Recycling in Wellesley during COVID Sustainable Landscaping
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the next action meeting to get involved.