- Email ConcordCAN!
- Learn about important Massachusetts Organizations
Fighting for the environment
- LOCAL EVENTS:
- Sustainable Concord Coffees:
- Growth and Development
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room, Concord
Tuesday, April 18,
- March Locally for Climate Action this Spring
- Join ConcordCAN!'s tradition of marching in spring parades
in Concord Monday, April 17, Patriots Day, Saturday, April 22, Earth Day
- Life in the Balance Film Series
- The Age of Consequences
Concord Carlisle High School,
Room 449 Tuesday, April 11 6:30 PM,
- St Anne's in the Fields
Climate Justice Film Series
- A Plastic Ocean
147 Concord Road, Lincoln Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 PM,
- Climate Mobilization March
- If you live in Concord or a nearby community, First Parish in Concord has leased two buses to transport local climate activists to Washington. Click here, to register and fill out the online form. Contacts for questions are Kate Crosby or Berni Jenkins. Saturday, April 29
- REGIONAL EVENTS:
- Can Technology Unlock 'Unburnable Carbon'?
- To stay within the 2°C carbon budget, a significant reduction in fossil fuel consumption is required. To meet our carbon budget, the majority of global fossil fuel reserves cannot be combusted. Dr. Sara Budinis, Research Associate, Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College Londonwill assess the current state of knowledge regarding the ‘unburnable carbon’ issue.
MIT, Cambridge. For more information and to register: Click here
Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
- Tipping the Scales on Climate Change: Covering and Communicating an Unthinkably Big Problem
- The climate change problem is mind-boggling - listen to a panel discussion with Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication; and former Obama climate policy adviser Bina Venkataraman. Moderated by climate journalist Andrew C. Revkin.
For more information: click here.
The Broad Institute, 415 Main St., Cambridge
Thursday, April 20,
7:30 - 9 AM
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Sustainable Concord Coffees
Growth and Development in Concord
Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 - 9 AM,
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room
Like most towns, Concord is growing, and growth always brings changes. At the same time, a survey of Concord residents shows that, after our schools, the number one concern of Concord residents is "preservation of the town's character". How can we preserve Concord's historic and pastoral character when our town is growing?
What are the latest ideas in planning to make towns more livable as well as resilient to climate change? Most importantly, how can we approach this issue through the lens of sustainability and apply Concord's four sustainability principles to the long-term planning process?
Please join us to discuss Concord's growth and development and to learn more about the Town's current planning process. We'll hear from a panel made up of Comprehensive Long Range Plan Committee Co-Chairs Gary Kleiman and Elise Woodward, Director of Planning and Land Management Marcia Rasmussen, and Concord Riverwalk developer Dan Gainsboro.
Sustainable Concord Coffees are held monthly at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center from October through June and are free and open to all. We hope to see you from 7:30 to 9:00am for coffee, assorted local goodies, and a lively discussion.
Join The People’s Climate March in DC
Saturday, April 29, Washington
Join the Climate mobilization March in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 29! This march is designed as a massive outcry for climate action 100 days into the Trump administration. It is being organized nationally by a broad coalition of more than 300 labor, justice, and environmental groups. Learn much more at peoplesclimate.org.
If you live in Concord or a nearby community, First Parish in Concord has leased two buses to transport local climate activists to Washington. These buses, sponsored by the FP Environmental Leadership Team, will leave an as yet undetermined location at 10 PM on Friday and return at 4-5 AM Sunday morning. Bus fare is $110 per person. Click here, to register and fill out the online form. Contacts for questions are Kate Crosby or Berni Jenkins. .
The Trump administration has made crystal clear its intent to reverse all previous federal policies and legislation that support climate action and to provide all-out support to the fossil fuel industry. To protect all life on our planet, we must strongly protest and resist! ConcordCAN! urges you to go to this march. We need the same kind of turnout that we saw at the recent Women’s March.
March Locally for Climate Action this Spring
Monday, April 17, Patriots Day,
Saturday, April 22, Earth Day
ConcordCAN! has a tradition of marching in spring parades. First comes the Patriot’s Day Parade, celebrated this year on Monday, April 17. We join with others in celebrating the anniversary of historical events in the American Revolution; we also stand up for a contemporary “green revolution.”
Then comes the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22, a wonderful, creative celebration of spring and the natural environment, organized by artists from Musketaquid Arts and Environment. Many environmental organizations set up tables at the Umbrella for the Arts on Stow St, where there is music, food, and lots of information about ways to get involved with the environment. Good family fun!
This year we would really like you to join us! So RSVP to let us know that you would like to participate in either or both of these events. We need to know how many to expect since some size limits may be established. We will send you specific information about how to find us. Participation is always fun, energizing, and community-building; but this year it seem especially important as a demonstration of our strong commitment to keep fighting despite President Trump’s destructive assertion that climate change is only “a hoax invented by the Chinese.”!
Life in the Balance Film Series
"The Age of Consequences"
Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 PM Room 449
Concord Carlisle High School,
The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise function as accelerants of instability and catalysts for conflict. Left unchecked, these threats and risks will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century. Military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the European refugee crisis, the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.
Parents and Community are welcome. Pizza will be available in the Cafe at 6:00pm until 6:15 & $1/slice. Run time: 1 hour 20minutes.
St Anne's in the Fields Climate Justice Film Series
"A Plastic Ocean"
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 PM, 147 Concord Avenue, Lincoln
A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean. During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.
A light supper is served at 6:30 and the film begins at 7:00 pm