Green Action

Find out about organizations who work to educate people about climate change and help the environment.

onearth magazine logo Climate CoLab is a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change. Check out the current contests to find proposals to support, teams to join, or where you can create your own proposal.

350 logo is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.

better future project logoBetter Future Project accelerates the growth of a powerful grassroots movement to address the climate crisis to make stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities by advancing a rapid and responsible transition beyond fossil fuels

Concord Food Network is a group of people actively working towards a resilient, sustainable food system in Concord, Carlisle, and surrounding communities in Massachusetts.

mcan logoThe Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) is a statewide organization that coordinates the work of locally organized groups across Massachusetts fighting the climate crisis.

better future project logoWe are mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers who can no longer be silent and still about the very real danger that climate change poses to our children’s and grandchildren’s future.

climate wire logo Environment & Energy Publishing, the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets."

Natural Resources Defense Council is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

logo The Union of Concerned Scientists helps advance science-based solutions to curb global warming, reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, generate clean and renewable energy, produce more fuel-efficient cars, and much more.

logo Food and Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.

orion magazine logo Orion Magazine has been alert to the impact of climate change for some time, and these articles have each addressed the issue..

Living Green

Climate Solutions Speaker Series Recap
Are We Prepared for the Storms of the Century?

Stephanie Covino, Barry Keppard, and Linda Booth Sweeny

On the evening of Thursday, April 26 three panelists (Stephanie Covino, Barry Keppard, and Linda Booth Sweeny) presented on this topic at the Willard School in Concord, providing an excellent picture of just what it means to make a community more resilient when hit by the extreme weather events associated with climate change.

The first to speak was Stephanie Covino, who is the Coordinator of Mass. Audubon’s award-winning Shaping the Future of Your Community Program and a certified provider for the Commonwealth’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program to help communities identify actions to reduce climate vulnerabilities and strengthen assets. To learn about those programs, click on their names above.

Barry Keppard the Director of the Public Health Department at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). He has also been one of the architects of the MAGIC Climate Resiliency Plan, a plan to help 13 communities, including Concord, pinpoint their vulnerabilities to climate change and then to set goals and action plans for strengthening their capacity to spring back from nature’s onslaughts. Click on the linked name of the plan above.

The last speaker at the event was Linda Booth Sweeny, a Concord resident, educator and award-winning author who works with people of all ages to cultivate a deeper understanding of living systems. She discussed systems change approaches to understanding climate breakdown and building climate resiliency. To see and read about Linda’s analysis, click here.

The Water is Coming…Vulnerability, Adaptations and Nature-Based Solutionsn

Water is Coming Click here to view the extensive Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference, MLCC document complied by Stefanie Covino and Sara Burns


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