ACTIONS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE THE racial injustice and the disproportionate impact of THE fossil fuel infrastructure -- and other sources of pollution -- on communities of color
Want to take action to reduce racial injustice and the disproportionate impact of the fossil fuel infrastructure -- and other sources of pollution -- on communities of color?
Make a difference by taking some of these actions offered by Senator Cynthia Creem, WHS grad and Amherst College student Olivia Gieger, and LEED architect Ellen Watts discussed at the Sustainable Wellesley meeting last week.
FLEX YOUR POLITICAL MUSCLE
Senator Creem expects progress on the FUTURE’s Act-- delayed due to COVID-19 --to happen in July but said that pieces of the FUTURE’s Act is in the Next Generation Climate Policy that is currently sitting in the House. She recommends partnering with people throughout Massachusetts to get the word out about this Next Generation Climate Policy and urge lawmakers to move it out of the House so work can begin.
Mass Power Forward's virtual “Lobby Day” is Friday, June 12th. Please register TODAY for the lobby day. Never done it before? No problem, participants that register will have an opportunity to meet ahead of time and organize their meetings. Instructions will be provided. Then, participants will meet with their legislators (virtually) by region. The lobby day guide and meeting logistics/instructions will be provided to those who register.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:
Olivia Gieger shared ways to stay engaged while at home. These actions are applicable to everyone but especially cater to high school and college students.
Want SPECIFICS? Learn more here and here.
NEW SYSTEMS, NEW HOMES, RENOVATIONS
LEED architect Ellen Watts spoke about innovations in sustainable construction including short payback with high efficiency and performing technologies. For example, heat pumps are energy and cost efficient in business settings and homes. Want to learn more? View the meeting here.
SO WHAT NOW?
As for what YOU can do now, click here for lots of options
WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?
WHAT SHOULD WE DO GOING FORWARD?