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  • LOCAL EVENTS:


  • Sustainable Concord Coffee:
    Nature Can Rescue Our Climate
    Harvey Wheeler Community Center,
    West Concord
  • Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 - 9 AM

  • Reverence for Life and Environmental Leadership Team of First Parish in Concord
    presents the film Cowspiracy,
    Free supper before the movie
    First Parish in Concord,
    20 Lexington Road, Concord
    Tuesday, May 3, 6:00 PM

  • Life in the Balance Film Series
    the movie - YERT
    Concord Carlisle High School Auditorium, Concord, MA
    Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 PM

  • First Parish in Concord and the Thoreau Society
    Douglas Brinkley, award winning historian speaks about his new book
    - Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
    20 Lexington Road, Concord
    Friday, May 13, 7:00 PM

  • St Anne’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church/Climate Justice Film Series
    Divest: The Climate Movement on Tour
    St. Anne’s-in-the Fields Church
    147 Concord Road, Lincoln
    Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 PM


  • REGIONAL EVENTS :


  • Taking Action Against Climate Change: A Carbon Fee for Massachusetts
    Speakers Marc Breslow, Acting Director of Climate Xchange, and Cathy Buckley, Chair of Massachusetts Sierra Club will discuss:
    • Why we need carbon pricing
    • What carbon pricing is and how it works
    • How it will impact us in Massachusetts
    Westwood Public Library,
    600 High Street, Westwood
    Click here for more information
    Tuesday May 3, 7:30 PM

  • Metrowest Node of 350 MA
    First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
    327 Concord Road, Sudbury
    Thursday, May 5, 7 - 9 PM

  • 350 Mass Lowell and Better Future Project
    Public Forum: Should We Pay for New Natural Gas Pipelines? Come to learn more about what the tariff is, why it is so important, and how we can stop it.
    St. Stephen's Church
    279 W. 6th Street, Lowell
    Saturday, May 7, 1-2:30 PM

  • Massachusetts Petitions to Sign
    To Speaker Deleo -
    GET SOLAR BACK ON TRACK
    To Governor Baker
    - MORE CLEAN ENERGY
    For the text of these petitions and
    the links to sign them go to
    the Get Involved page.

What's Happening


Sustainable Concord Coffee

Nature Can Rescue Our Climate

Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 - 9 AM Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clock Tower Room, West Concord

The global community is stepping up to battle climate change, with an emphasis on emissions reductions, renewable energy development, and advancements in energy efficiency. Meeting the climate challenge with energy solutions is vitally important but cannot stop climate change and its devastating effects. Some scientists and environmentalists are now urging us to mobilize the power of biology to draw down carbon from the atmosphere.

Sharon McGregor On May 17, Sharon McGregor, a Concord resident and Board member of Biodiversity for a Livable Planet, will talk about how the global community at all levels can, by protecting and restoring biological diversity and ecosystem processes, significantly reduce atmospheric carbon and keep global temperature increases within the scientifically determined safe limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius. Her message is one of hope- not only for rescuing the Earth’s climate, but for restoring the nature that restores us.

Focusing on Concord, Sharon will present the science, together with practical guidelines for accomplishing a turn-around in the climate crisis. She will talk about how our town, local businesses, individuals, and families can restore the form and function of nature to sequester carbon, maintain water levels, and recover biodiversity and ecosystem function.

Sharon is an environmental consultant, educator and advocate, who formerly served as Massachusetts Assistant Secretary for the Environment. She was responsible for proposing legislation that would empower communities to preserve open space, habitats, historic landscapes, and quality of life; this later became the Community Preservation Act (2000). She has an M.A. degree from Harvard University.

The Sustainable Concord Coffee is a free public event that encourages a lively dialogue with informed speakers on topics related to sustainability. Hot beverages and delicious local goodies are provided for our guests.


Life in the Balance Film Series

YERT

Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 PM
Concord Carlisle High School - Auditorium, Concord, MA

Film:YERT

Yert is an acronym for Your Environmental Road Trip. In this award-winning film three friends hit the road, traveling across all 50 U.S. states in one wild year. They travel with hope, humor, and all of their garbage, exploring the good, the bad, and the weird wherever they go. They are searching everywhere for extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity’s greatest environmental crises.

Review: ”A big 'YES!' to Mark, Ben, and Julie, who have given us the road trip for our century -- a roaring tour of some of the best solutions for a warming planet, spiked with funky humor and charming humility." -Fran Korten, Publisher, YES! Magazine

As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events throws the project for a loop in this award-winning documentary/comedy. . Watch the trailer YERT

Pizza is available at 6:00pm for $1/slice in the Cafe.


St Anne’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
Climate Justice Film Series

Divest: The Climate Movement on Tour

Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 PM
St. Anne’s-in-the Fields Church 147 Concord Road, Lincoln  

As world governments struggle to meet the aspirational limit of 1.5°C of global warming agreed to at COP21 in Paris, a new campaign targeted the fossil fuel industry in an effort to withdraw its social license to operate. DIVEST! chronicles 350.org's 'Do the Math' bus tour across the United States in 2012 as it launched the fossil fuel divestment campaign onto the national and ultimately international stage.

Along with Bill McKibben the bus trip features Naomi Klein, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Josh Fox, Terry Tempest Williams, Winona LaDuke, Desmond Tutu and Ira Glass.

The April event will feature a panel of local leaders who represent diverse sectors of the community and diverse perspectives on the best kinds of action to undertake. We hope to share actively with one another and emerge with a more integrated sense of what Concord is doing and can do. For more information and to watch the trailer.

This film series is free and open to the public


The Thoreau Society, the Transcendentalism Council of First Parish in Concord, and the First Parish Environmental Leadership Team

Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt
and the Land of America - David Brinkley, author

Friday May 13, 7:00 PM, First Parish in Concord
20 Lexington Road, Concord

Book: Rightful Heritage Franklin D Roosevelt and the Land of AmericaThe acclaimed, award-winning historian examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal. Douglas Brinkley’s The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt’s spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect wild America. In Rightful Heritage, Brinkley turns his attention to the other indefatigable environmental leader, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, chronicling his legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America’s public lands.

Rightful Heritage portrays FDR’s unrivaled passion and drive, and illuminates the tension between exploiting our natural resources and conserving them. It’s essential reading for anyone seeking to preserve our treasured landscapes as an American birthright.

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, the CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Audubon. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him “America’s new past master.” His recent book, Cronkite won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He is a member of the Society of American Historians and the Council on Foreign Relations


League of Women Voters

Taking Action Against Climate Change:
A Carbon Fee for Massachusetts

Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 PM - 660 High Street, Westwood

With speakers Marc Breslow, Acting Director of Climate Xchange, Cathy Buckley, Chair of Massachusetts Sierra Club.
Massachusetts, already a national leader in energy efficiency, is poised to take a big step in accelerating the transition to clean energy as proposed legislation for carbon pricing gains support. Join us to learn...
• Why we need carbon pricing.
• What carbon pricing is and how it works.
• What it means for Massachusetts and how it will impact us.


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