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  • Sustainable Concord Coffees:
  • Town Manager’s Sustainability Report
    Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room, Concord
  • Tuesday, January 17, 7:30 - 9AM

  • Metrowest Node of 350 MA
  • First Parish Church,
    327 Concord Rd, Sudbury
  • Thursday, January 5, 7:00 PM

  • The Reverence for Life Committee at First Parish
    in Concord Presents:
  • 20 Lexington Road
  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
  • January 10, 6 PM, Free Supper, Film starts 7 PM

  • Life in the Balance Film Series
  • Before The Flood
    Concord Carlisle High School
    Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 PM,

  • St Anne's in the Fields
    Climate Justice Film Series
  • Merchants of Doubt
    147 Concord Road, Lincoln
    Tuesday, January 31, 6:30 PM,

What's Happening

Sustainable Concord Coffees

Town Manager’s Sustainability Report

Tuesday, January 17, 7:30-9 AM
Harvey Wheeler Community Center

Tim Whelan, Town ManagerAt this coffee, Town Manager, Chris Whelan; members of his Senior Administrative Team, and other Town Officials will report on the Town’s progress in 2016 in applying sustainability principles to municipal decision-making.

Since the Town formally adopted four sustainability principles as Town policy in July, 2011, each year has seen new plans and achievements that reflect the conscientious application of these principles. It has become an annual tradition to hear a report about this “Sustainability in Action” from Chris Whelan and others at the Sustainable Concord Coffee.

Plan to arrive at or before 7:30 AM to enjoy free hot beverages and local goodies while connecting with other sustainability advocates. After the presentations there will be time for brief announcements and a lively discussion with the presenters.



Thursday, January 5, 7-9 PM
First Parish Church, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury.

350metrowest logoHow many MetroWest people are interested in working locally for a just and sustainable energy future? MetroWest 350MA will host a facilitated planning session to develop this year’s projects, and people of all knowledge levels are invited. What would you like us to do? What do you imagine is the most important thing? This is your chance to convince us!

2017 will offer many paths to sustainability: educating others to the threats and opportunities in our home towns and the state, including: community solar, repairing the ubiquitous methane gas leaks, increasing the Renewable Portfolio Standard, implementing the state Global Warming Solutions Act (2008), convincing towns to become 100% renewable energy by 2050, opposing the new natural gas pipelines, carbon pollutions pricing, and divesting from fossil fuel equities. In the past two years our focus has been on state legislation. In 2017 with more members we will shift gears and include local initiatives in conjunction with state legislator advocacy. The goal of this meeting will be feasible local and statewide action plans. "Local action is an important part of the effort to move our towns to a sustainable future", says Jennifer Riley of Wayland.  

Our 350 MetroWest node public meetings usually happen the first Thursday of the month with locations changing to accommodate learners, supporters, and activists around the region. All are encouraged to sit in on the subgroup meetings for the local initiatives as well as the informal steering group that meets at different times.  

The Reverence for Life Committee
at First Parish in Concord


Tuesday January 10, 6:00 PM, Free Dinner, 7 PM Film Starts
20 Lexington Road, Concord

CowspiracyCowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers what is described as “the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.” Animal agriculture is described in the movie as “the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.”

Reverence for Life invites you to join them for a free film screening and supper. The event will be in the Parish Hall.

Life in the Balance Film Series

Before The Flood

Tuesday January 10, 6:30 PM, Concord Carlisle High School, Auditorium

Before the FloodFrom Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. Before the Flood captures Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power.

St Anne's in the Fields Climate Justice Film Series

Merchants of Doubt

Tuesday January 31, 6:30 PM, 147 Concord Avenue, Lincoln

Merchants of DoubtDocumentarian Robert Kenner ("Food, Inc.") investigates the shadowy world of professional skeptics, whose services are bought and paid for by corporations, think tanks and other special interests to cast doubt and delay public and governmental action on climate change. Based on the book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

This film series will continue through April.


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