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  • Sustainable Concord Coffees:
  • How Living Landscapes
    Stabilize Climate
    Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room, Concord
  • Tuesday, June 20,
    7:30 - 9 AM

  • Riverfest
  • Dance, Music, Art and History
    Old Manse, 269 Monument St, Concord
  • June 18th, 9 AM - 7 PM


  • 350 Mass Metrowest Node
  • Sustainable Public Transportation
    in Metrowest?
    First Baptist Church, 22 Mechanic Street, Marlborough.
  • Thursday, June 1, 7:00-9:30 PM

  • Campaign for Clean Energy Future
  • Carbon Pricing Lobby Day
    Old West Church,
    131 Cambridge St., Boston
  • Tuesday June 13

  • New England Webinar Series
  • Soak Up the Rain
  • Tuesday, June 13,
    1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

What's Happening

Sustainable Concord Coffees

How Living Landscapes Stabilize Climate

Tuesday, June20, 7:30 - 9 AM,
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room

Living Landscapes for biodiversityA panel of speakers will discuss the importance of vegetation in cooling the planet, maintaining biodiversity, and promoting small water cycles. Come hear about recent groundbreaking studies and the best practices they indicate.

How are other communities integrating this information to ensure their climate resilient future? Panelists include representatives from BioCAN, OARS and Biodiversity for a Livable Climate. Specifics will be included in a ConcordCAN! Special Bulletin later this month.

Sustainable Concord Coffees are held monthly at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center from October through June and are free and open to all. Presentations will be followed by a lively Q & A and discussion. Hot beverages and local breakfast goodies will be available at 7:30 AM.


Dance, Music, Art and History

Old Manse, 269 Monument St, Concord June 18, 9AM-7PM

Riverfest in ConcordThe RiverFest is an annual event celebrating nature and culture around the Concord, Sudbury and Assabet rivers. This year’s events include a fishing class for children (9AM), a bicycle ride (10am), and a variety of events at the Old Manse. For complete information visit Oars-Riverfest.

This is event is organized by Organized by OARS, for the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers.

350 Mass Metrowest Node

Sustainable Public Transportation in Metrowest?

Thursday, June 1, First Baptist Church, 22 Mechanic Street, Marlborough

Soak Up the RainAlready we see electric charging stations and hybrid municipal vehicles. Now Marlborough is proposing a test of a small, pod transport system: very fuel efficient and more. We invite all to learn and to share ideas about advocacy and local actions at this public meeting of 350MA Metrowest.

Light refreshments available. For more information about climate change and the Metrowest node: 350MAMetrowestNode

Campaign for Clean Energy Future

Massachusetts Lobby day for Carbon Pricing

June 13, Old West Church, 131 Cambridge St., Boston

Old West Church The Campaign for Clean Energy Future invites you to participate in our Carbon Pricing Lobby Day on Tuesday, June 13! We'll meet at the office of Climate XChange (Old West Church), then head over to the State House. Massachusetts is one of the only states in the country considering legislation that would put a price on carbon pollution, a policy that (if done right) will jumpstart the transition to clean energy and protect vulnerable communities. Link to climate-xchange

New England Webinar Series

"Soak Up the Rain "

Tuesday, June 13, 1:00 PM

Rain Gardens to the Rescue: Using plants and natural systems to manage stormwater

Soak Up the RainPolluted runoff is one of the greatest threats to clean water in the U.S. As we develop our cities and towns, we replace forests and meadows with buildings and pavement. When it rains, the water runs off roofs and driveways into the street. Runoff picks up fertilizer, oil, pesticides, dirt, bacteria and other pollutants as it makes its way through storm drains and ditches - untreated - to our streams, rivers, lakes and the ocean. Rain gardens provide a cost-effective, attractive and environmentally-sound solution to managing residential and urban storm water runoff.

Presenters include: Thomas Benjamin, Landscape Architect, Wellnesscapes. Thomas Benjamin is a registered Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and educator with more than 20 years experience in environmental design. His restoration experience includes assessment, design, and construction of upland, wetland, riparian, and coastal sites using low-tech bioengineering solutions. His presentation will cover site selection, design, and maintenance considerations for achieving successful and cost-effective rain gardens; and use of public education, outreach and volunteers on rain garden projects.

Michael Dietz, Director, Connecticut NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) Program. Mike Dietz is a water resources educator who has conducted dozens of residential rain garden trainings all over New England. He has developed a Rain Garden Mobile App with colleague Dave Dickson, and a Rain Garden website-both resources that have been widely used by the general public and practitioners. Dr. Dietz will present basic ‘rules of thumb’ for rain garden site selection, construction, and maintenance considerations. He will also highlight the features of the website and app.

*Registration Link:  Go To Webinar For questions about the webinar series or ideas for additional webinar topics, please email to Soak Up The Rain  


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