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  • Sustainable Concord Coffees:
  • A Clean Energy Future for Concord, with Mothers Out Front
    Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room, Concord
  • Tuesday, February 28,
    7:30 - 9 AM

  • Energy Future Task Force
    Public Meeting
  • Recommendations to the public
    Town House Hearing Room, 22 Monument Square
  • Wednesday, February 1, 7 PM

  • Concord's Sustainable Energy Committee (CSEC)
  • Cooler Concord Fair
    Concord-Carlisle Regional High School
  • Saturday, February 4,
    10 AM - 4PM

  • Energy Future Task Force
  • Presentation of Recommendations
    to the Select Board
    Town House Hearing Room, 22 Monument Square
  • Wednesday, February 6, 7 PM

  • Mothers Out Front
  • Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main St, Concord
  • Community Meeting
  • Thursday, February 9,
    7 - 8:30 PM

  • Life in the Balance Film Series
  • Bag it
    In the auditorium,
    Concord Carlisle High School
    Tuesday, February 14 6:30 PM,

  • St Anne's in the Fields
    Climate Justice Film Series
  • Age of Consequences
    147 Concord Road, Lincoln
    Monday, February 27, 6:30 PM,

  • Climate Mobilization March
  • 350.org, led by Bill McKibben, is in the forefront of this climate action mobilization. The People’s Climate Mobilization is our next chance to show our determination and unity, and transform it into real political power. For more information: Get Involved
  • Saturday, April 29

  • 350Mass Metro-West Node
  • A Visit with State Legislators" Featured Guests are: State Senators, Karen Spilka and Jamie Eldridge and possibly Mike Barrett. First Parish Framingham (UUA) 24 Vernon Street, Framingham
    Wednesday, (Not the usual Thursday), March1, 7 PM


  • Energy Policy Seminar
  • Joseph Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy, will discuss "The Great Swap: Addressing Climate Change with a Carbon Tax."
    Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Bldg, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
  • Monday, February 8,
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

  • MIT Energy Initiative
  • Eli Yablonovitch, Director, NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science will speak about "the new scientific principle has produced record-breaking solar cells following Professor Eli Yablonovich’s mantra, “A great solar cell has to be a great LED.” These solar cells have smashed all efficiency records and are in commercial production. Nonetheless, the overhang of >60 gigawatts/year of subsidized, outdated, Chinese-silicon solar panel factories is blocking the scaling of the superior technology. Silicon solar panels are in line to provide about 10% of electricity, but the super-efficient technology can eventually provide almost all the world’s electricity and fuel. In the interim, the solar/LED symmetry will revolutionize thermophotovoltaics, the creation of electricity directly from heat, and enable electroluminescent refrigeration, a refrigerator in which light is the working fluid. For more information and to register, click here.
  • Wednesday, February 8,
    5 - 6:30 PM, Building 66,
    Room 110 (Landau Building) 

What's Happening

Sustainable Concord Coffees

Mothers out Front - A Clean Energy Future for Concord

Tuesday, February 28, 7:30-9 AM, (not Tuesday, February 21)
Harvey Wheeler Community Center

Bouzha Cookman Please join ConcordCAN! to hear Bouzha Cookman, of the Concord Community Team of Mothers Out Front, talk about recent progress in creating a clean energy future for Concord, and next steps to continue the transformation. This MOF team has been working closely with the Town’s Energy Futures Task Force, advocating for the adoption of aggressive new carbon reduction goals which will soon be presented to the public and Select Board. Ms. Cookman will also discuss MOF’s advocacy for the repair of 76 dangerous gas leaks in Concord. .

Bouzha Cookman is a Management Consultant and a Managing Partner of the Caitlin & Cookman Group in Concord. She has served on Concord’s Community Preservation Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Concord Community Team is actively taking steps to engage all mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers in the Concord area who feel called to do something NOW to protect all children's futures, as well as the future of all life on Earth. They are seeking members for their dynamic, supportive group! ConcordCAN! applauds and supports their efforts.

The presentation will be followed by a full and open discussion. Hot beverages and tasty local goodies are offered. Free and open to all.

Energy Future Task Force Public Meeting

Recommendations to the Public

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 PM
Town House Hearing Room, 22 Monument Square

Concord Town SignDedicated members of the Town’s Energy Future Task Force (EFTF) have been working hard on our behalf to create goals that will help us reduce our load on the planet. On February 1 they will present their draft recommendations to the public.

Recommendations to the Select Board

Monday, February 6, 7 PM
Town House Hearing Room, 22 Monument Square

On February 6 they will present their recommendations to the Select Board. Although the task force is backed by our Select Board, there is a need for citizen help to build palpable support for the great set of recommendations and Town Meeting warrant article they’ve created.

ConcordCAN! Joins with Mothers Out Front in urging you to attend both of these important meetings. Help pack the house to show our support for their work and strengthen the resolve of the Select Board to adopt the recommendations.

Concord's Sustainable Energy Committee (CSEC)

Cooler Concord Energy Fair

February 4, 10 AM-4 PM, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School

ConcordCooler LogoConcord's Sustainable Energy Committee (CSEC), in collaboration with the Town, the Schools and the Light Plant, is pleased to announce the “Cooler Concord" Fair. The Fair will showcase simple and significant ways to save energy and money. Financial incentives provided by the town will make it easier to move forward. There will be 10 major exhibits as follows: home weatherization, high-efficiency home heating and cooling, hot water heating, LED lighting, solar power, transportation (including new electric cars), home appliances, sustainable yards, reduce/reuse and eat less meat. Community experts will help you get stuff done quickly and easily. And, you’ll be helping to protect the earth.

Four workshops will be held during the event, as follows:

11 AM - Living Cooler Smarter, Making Climate Progress: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living in Massachusetts - John Rogers (Union of Concerned Scientists)

NOON - Solar Energy for your home - Garret Colvin (Direct Energy)

1 PM - Heat pumps for Home Heating and Cooling - Bob Zogg (Carlisle)

2 PM - Sustainable Gardening - Anna Fialkoff (New England Wildflower Society)

This is a not-to-miss event for families! Students from all the schools hope lots of parents come to see their own creative and compelling exhibits. Exciting kids’ activities are planned for kids aged 2-12 including crafts, races and hands-on projects. Take a ride on Concord’s new electric school bus (the first in Massachusetts).There will be many free prizes, including a weekend in lovely Stowe, Vermont, and lots of delicious snacks.

The first 100 people who register have a chance to win a free dinner at a lovely Concord Restaurant–and free babysitting too. RSVP NOW at Cooler Concord. Stay informed at coolerconcord and invite your local friends!  

Mothers Out Front

Community Meeting

Thursday, February 9, 7-8:30 PM Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main St

Mothers Out Front LogoEver wanted to learn more about this group, but never had the opportunity? Concerned about the state of our shared climate, and want to learn about a movement (not only in Concord, but across MA and the country) that's making a difference... for future generations' sake? Concord is among 15 MA towns with Mothers Out Front (MOF) chapters working to reduce its carbon footprint. And we can now boast being part of a multi-state coalition of concerned parents who won’t stand silently! The movement is growing ~ and we'd love to have your voice with us!!

Come learn about our organization, plans to resolve Concord’s 78 dangerous gas leaks, our support of the Energy Future Task Force and its warrant article for Town Meeting, engagement in the April '17 Climate March on Washington, and more! Everyone is Welcome ~ Mothers, Grandmothers & Supporters!

RSVPs appreciated: Mothers Out Front

Life in the Balance Film Series

Bag It

Tuesday February 14, 6:30 PM, Auditorium
Concord Carlisle High School,

Before the Flood Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes-single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is "away?" Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb's journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded?

St Anne's in the Fields Climate Justice Film Series

Age of Consequences

Monday, February 27, 6:30 PM, 147 Concord Avenue, Lincoln

Age of ConsequencesThrough the lens of national security and global stability, a look at the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity and migration. As part of a case-study analysis, admirals, generals and military veterans take viewers beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis -- and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

This film series will continue through April.


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