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  • LOCAL EVENTS:

  • Sustainable Concord Coffees:
  • How Sustainable are We?
    Next Steps and Priorities
    Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room, Concord
  • Tuesday, March 21,
    7:30 - 9 AM

  • 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, March 1, 7 PM

  • MOTHERS OUT FRONT
    Concord Community Meeting
  • Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room, Concord
  • Thursday, March 9, 7 - 8:30 PM

  • Life in the Balance Film Series
  • Chasing Ice
    Concord Carlisle High School,
    Room 449
    Tuesday, March 14 6:30 PM,

  • Climate Solutions Speaker Series
  • With Rev. Mariama White-Hammond
    First Parish in Concord,
    20 Lexington Road
    Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM, (doors open at 7)

  • St Anne's in the Fields
    Climate Justice Film Series
  • Trashed
    147 Concord Road, Lincoln
    Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 PM,


  • SAVE The DATE
  • 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


  • REGIONAL EVENTS:

  • MCAN and Toxic Action Center
  • Local Environmental Action 2017
    Curry Student Center, Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave, Boston
  • Sunday, March 5, 9 AM -5 PM

  • Mass Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference
  • Sustainability by Land & Sea
    connects stakeholders from government, education, business, and nonprofits and learners interested in sustainable development.
    Endicott College, Beverly For more information and to register, click here. (Registration ends March 10) 
  • Friday, March 17,
    8 AM - 4 PM




What's Happening


Sustainable Concord Coffees

How Sustainable are We?
Next Steps and Priorities

Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 - 9 AM,
Harvey Wheeler Community Center

Tree seedling in LightbulbA lot has happened recently on Concord’s sustainability front; and more will be happening soon! We are a town on the move. And, with what is happening to environmental policy on the national scene, we really need to step up the momentum!

Come talk with us and each other about next steps and priorities.

Come talk with us and each other about next steps and priorities. ConcordCAN! members will take the lead in reviewing the state of the climate and our community’s progress in using our guiding sustainability principles in decision-making and action. We’ll discuss the relevant warrant articles for the upcoming Town Meeting and consider possible initiatives for the future.

This is a chance to take stock of where we are and where we’re going through community dialogue.

We will provide the hot beverages and local breakfast goodies, and facilitate the event. See you all there! Free and open to all.



MCAN and Toxics Action Center

Local Environmental Action 2017 Conference

Sunday, March 5, 9 AM -5 PM Curry Student Center, Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave, Boston

Join community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for an exciting day of skills training, networking, and inspiration, organized by the Toxics Action Center and Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN). Whether you have been to every conference or are attending for the first time, be sure not to miss this amazing opportunity to connect and grow our grassroots movement.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Kandi Mossett, a leading voice on the effects climate change and environmental injustice are having on Indigenous communities, and Lois Gibbs, executive director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. Throughout the day there will be numerous workshops on topics ranging from “Climate Organizing in the Age of Trump” to “Innovation in Clean Energy: New Technology Available to You”.

For more information and to register, visit the conference website. Interested in carpooling from Concord, contact info@concordcan.org.


Life in the Balance Film Series

Chasing Ice

Tuesday, March 14 6:30 PM Room 449
Concord Carlisle High School,

Chasing Ice 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? Link to trailer and more information

Parents and Community are welcome. Pizza will be available in the Cafe at 6:00pm until 6:15 & $1/slice. Earth Science and Community Service Credit Available.  


Climate Solutions Speaker Series

Communities Meeting the Challenge

with Reverend Mariama White-Hammond
Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7)
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road

Reverend Mariama White-HammondOn the evening of Friday, March 24, in the Sanctuary at First Parish in Concord, The Climate Solutions Speaker Series is pleased to present the Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, who will bring an important, thought-provoking and inspirational message to Concord on meeting the challenge of climate change through the power of local communities.

Boston born and raised, Reverend White-Hammond is an Ecological Justice Minister at the Bethel AME Church in Boston and a member of the Mass Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action. She is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a candidate for a Master’s in Divinity degree at Boston University School of Theology. She is part of a well-known Boston family of activist clergy. Her parents, Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, M.D, and Rev. Ray Hammond, M.D., are Co-Pastors of the Bethel AME church in Boston and are both activists and physicians.

Although she clearly recognizes climate change as a global challenge, Reverend Mariama believes that breakthroughs and progress will continue to come from the ground up and that cities, towns, and regions can and must become vital agents of leadership, providing a spur to broader action.

Rev Mariama White-Hammond , throughout high school and college was involved with “Project HIP-HOP (Highways into the Past-History, Organizing, and Power). In 2001 she became the Executive Director. For her work at Project HIP-HOP, she received the 2004 Roxbury Founder's Day Award and, along with youth at Project HIP-HOP, received the 2005 Boston Celtics "Heroes Among Us" Award. She has also been involved with a number of other organizations.

The “Climate Solutions: Meeting the Challenge” Speaker Series is an informal coalition of local organizations that have come together due to their common understanding that solving the climate crisis is the most important challenge of our times and critical for the survival of all life on this planet. This coalition has recently expanded from six organizations to eight, including: ConcordCAN!, the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle, First Parish in Concord, Mothers out Front, Musketaquid Arts and Environment, Trinitarian Congregational Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and West Concord Union Church.

This is a free and public event; but all donations will be gladly accepted.


St Anne's in the Fields Climate Justice Film Series

Trashed

Monday, March 28, 6:30 PM, 147 Concord Avenue, Lincoln

Trashed the MovieJeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. Irons showcases the individuals, activists, corporate and advocacy groups around the world who are working to affect change and reform the current model.

Contact Alex Chatfield for more information.


Climate Mobilization

Join The People’s Climate March in DC

Saturday, April 29, Washington

Get on the Bus to Washington! First Parish in Concord has reserved two buses to take local activists to our nation’s capital for a huge demonstration of support for climate action. This march is led by a broad coalition of more than 300 labor, racial justice, and environmental groups including 350.org, the Sierra Club, NAACP, Indigenous Environmental Network, and many more. It is about jobs, justice, and climate. Click here for more information from 350.org. Then sign up here for a bus and be part of this exciting mobilization for climate justice.

The cost of the bus trip is $110 per person; and all are welcome! Buses will depart at around 10 PM Friday and return early Sunday morning. Click here to see a First Parish flier with more details about the event. If you have questions, send an email to Kate Crosby.


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