Two local organizations are inviting you to Beacon Hill Lobby Day on June 22nd. This is an opportunity for you to encourage legislators to meaningfully address chronic underinvestment of nature and climate, clean up our air and water and landscapes, and build communities that are more resilient to a changing climate.
This Lobby Day is scheduled while the conference committee is deliberating this month, before the end of the session in July. Your input on June 22nd will help them understand your priorities.
Here are two options for you to choose from:
Join members from Mass Audubon, Mass Rivers Alliance, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and Mass Land Coalition in advocating for nature and climate funding. Meet with your state legislators and tell them why nature matters to you! Their Lobby Day Kick-off virtual event is on Tuesday, June 21, from 9:30-11:00 am, where they will review talking points and get folks excited. This will be recorded and sent to any participants who can't make the kick-off. Sign up here.
Mass Power Forward will be sounding the alarm (bring pots, pans, drums, noisemakers) to wake up legislators to do more for environmental and climate justice! They are advocating for air quality, siting reform, housing justice and retrofits, 100% Renewable Energy, a just transition for workers and indigenous justice! Here is the full list of bills on a letter they delivered in May.
In Person Program (please wear a mask):
3:00 - 4:00 Optional Pre-Rally Lobby Visits inside the state house
4:00 - 5:30 Rally/Make Noise/Chalking
5:30 - 6:00 Social in the Common
Online (For disability justice and accessibility)
4:00 - 5:00 Livestream and Tweeting
RSVP to the Day here: https://forms.gle/Ksd1hncqRSZCcd2D6
Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/2oqdVpXTo
Dr. Marybeth Martello, Wellesley's Sustainability Director, will will discuss actions the Town of Wellesley is considering to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to climate impacts. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation on Wednesday, November 10th, 7:00pm.
This is an ideal opportunity to learn and ask questions about the climate action planning process and the climate initiatives Wellesley is evaluating.
You can also have your thoughts be heard by participating in this 5-minute survey.
The Town's Climate Action Committee (formerly the Sustainable Energy Committee) has been working to create a multi facited climate action plan to help Wellesley meet its goal -- voted on in Town Meeting -- to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The plan focuses on energy, buildings, mobility, waste, natural resources, and governance.
Want a teaser? Here are some of the highlights from a recent presentation at the Council on Aging.
Don't wait. There are things you can do right now to help mitigate climate change, have a healthier home and environment, be more comfortable and potentially lower costs!