Sustainable Concord Coffees

Tuesday, October 16, 7:30 – 9 AM
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room

SOS Pollinators!

Around the world, bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects are in serious decline and Concord is no exception. Beekeepers are experiencing loss of their hives and scientists have recorded a substantial drop in the numbers of flying insects. This is a serious problem because most flowering plants, including most of our food crops, rely on pollinators for reproduction.

Many scientists believe that neonictinoids are primary cause. ‘Neo-nics’ are a type of widely used systemic pesticide. Could pollinator decline be an unwanted side-effect? We are pleased to host members of Concord’s new Pollinator Health Advisory Committee and local farmers to discuss this problem and the steps they are taking right here in Concord to combat it.

There will always be time for questions and discussion after each presentation. Hot beverages and  goodies will be provided at “the Climate Cafe”. The event is open to the public and free. Sustainable Concord Coffees take place monthly on the third Tuesday, October through June, and feature topics of local sustainability.


Climate Solutions Speaker Series

Innovations in Climate Risk Management with Pablo Suarez & Janot Mendler De Suarez

Climate Change poses huge risks to people around the globe. Pablo and Janot are both deeply immersed in international efforts to comprehend and manage those risks. They use interactive “games” to engage very diverse groups in finding ways to cope with them. Pablo is the associate Director of the Red Cross Crescent Climate Center; and Janot is a Visiting Research Fellow at B.U.’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Long Range Future

Focusing on climate disasters, they will describe recent initiatives that illustrate how diverse people and organizations can best grasp the complexity of climate risks and move toward the tough decisions that are required to manage them. Through interactive exercises and “games,” you will experience how such methods are used to get diverse groups of people working together to cope with climate risks!  Save the date and stay tuned for further details!

Life in the Balance Film Series

Tuesday, October 16,  6:30 PM  Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium, Concord

A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

Concord Natural Resources

Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 – 9 AM 
First Floor Meeting Room, 141 Keyes rd 

Monthly Conservation coffees  

Discussion of conservation issues in Concord

350MA MetroWest Node

Thursday, October 4, 7 – 9 PM, Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Rd, Wayland

 Set Goals for a Year of Activism

This meeting connects folks from all over the MetroWest area, who will hear an update from the 350MA Statewide Steering Team, form teams to meet with legislators after the election, and participate in a training on organizing effectively. The main discussion will be on setting goals for the next year of activism: local campaigns, movement-building, education and coalition-building.

MIT Energy Initiative

Wednesday, October 24, 5:15 PM Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

2030 U.S. Climate Goals: Drifting Further From The Target

This year, Frances Beinecke, Past President, Natural Resources Defense Council will address the current clean energy trajectory for 2025 and delve into what will be required for the U.S. to meet its 2030 Paris Agreement commitments from advocacy, policy, and technology perspectives. This is a free and public event. For more information and to register.

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