Upcoming


  • New email address for ConcordCAN!
    info@concordcan.org


  • Check out the ConcordCAN! FACEBOOK page
    Go to Get Involved to find out more


  • LOCAL EVENTS:


  • Sustainable Concord Coffees:
    Will return in October - stay tuned for upcoming topics and speakers.

  • Metrowest Node of 350 MA
    Speakers Nathan Phillips
    and Davis Ismay
    Peace Lutheran Church,
    107 Concord Rd, Wayland
    Thursday, September 8,
    7:15 - 9:00 PM


  • Concord Farm and Garden Fair ,
    See a local food system in action! Many activities in and around town.
    For more information: Concord Food
    To volunteer click here.
    September 10 - 11

  • Walden Woods Project and RESTORE: The North Woods
    With author Terry Tempest Williams
    Walden Woods Project
    44 Baker Farm, Lincoln,
    SEATING IS LIMITED!
    For reservations, please call 781-259-4707 or e-mail education@walden.org.
    Monday, September 12, 7:00 PM

  • First Parish Sunday Forum
    "The UnNatural Gas Pipeline”
    First Parish in Concord
    20 Lexington Rd, Concord .
    Sunday, September 18, 11:30 AM 


  • REGIONAL EVENTS :


  • MIT
    Solve and Climate CoLab
    Solve | Fuel Closing Keynote and Reception
    MIT Media Lab
    75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
    Wednesday, September 28,
    4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

  • Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN)
    Deer Island Energy Tour
    Deer Island 190 Tafts Ave, Winthrop, MA September 24, 9 - 11 AM


  • SAVE THE DATE:


  • Concord Area Biodiversity Collaborative
    Author Judith D. Schwartz talks about ecosystem restoration as a means of mitigating climate change in her book: Water in Plain Sight See review on Get Involved
    Harvey Wheeler Community Center
    1125 Main St, West Concord
    Friday October 14th, 7 PM

  • Climate Solutions:
    Meeting the Challenge

    Climate Justice Activist, Tim DeChristopher First Parish in Concord
    20 Lexington Rd, Concord Friday, October 28th, 7 PM

What's Happening


Sustainable Concord Coffee

Will Return in October


Metrowest Node of 350 MA

Speakers: Professor Nathan Phillips
and David Ismay

Thursday, September 8, 7:15 - 9 PM
Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Rd, Wayland

David Ismay, CFL LawyerNathan Phillips BU professor

Come for an interesting evening with BU professor Nathan Phillips and attorney David Ismay.Nathan Phillips is Acting Director of the Sustainable Neighborhood Lab and Professor at BU, in the Department of Earth and Environment. David Ismay is a Clean Energy and Climate Change Staff Attorney for CLF (Conservation Law Foundation) - Massachusetts.


Concord Food Collaborative and Gardening for Life

The Annual Farm and Garden Fair

September 10 - 11, Main Street, Concord Center
and other locations

Concord Food Collaborative LogoThe Concord Food, Farm and Garden Fair is a weekend-long celebration of local food where you can: buy local produce and flowers at the Farmers Market on Main Street; explore local gardens, and farms; and eat deliciously from the land, the restaurants and markets, and kitchens of Concord!

Flowers for SaleThe Fair will include: Activities around town ~ Annual Ag Day Farmers Market ~ Farm and Garden Tours ~ Art & Agriculture Exhibit ~ Activities for Children ~ Local Food Specials ~ Veggies, bees, chickens, flowers, vintage tractors—the works! What a weekend! More details: Concord Food Collaborative

There are plenty of ways to help out and enjoy this community wide event! Come share your know-how with people who share your interests before, during and after.
Questions? Email Debbie Barr.Tomatoes for Sale

The Fair is co-sponsored by the Concord Gardeners Cooperative, the Concord Agriculture Committee and ConcordCAN, and coordinated by a large group of community volunteers. The Concord Food, Farm and Garden Fair’s communications partner is the Concord Food Network, a program of the Concord Food Collaborative.

For complete information, visit the Concord Food Collaboration/FAIR.


 Walden Woods Project and RESTORE: The North Woods

Author, Terry Tempest Williams

Monday, September 12, 7:00 PM 
Walden Woods Project, 44 Baker Farm, Lincoln

The Hour of the LandJoin us at the Walden Woods Project for a talk with Terry Tempest Williams! Terry will discuss her new book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks. Read the (NY Times review). While taking us on a physical and emotional journey to some of our nation’s most beautiful and iconic places, she celebrates the diversity and grandeur of our national parks, underscores our enduring need to reconnect with the land, and powerfully articulates the challenges we face in protecting these areas of refuge and renewal. One of our country’s most eloquent writers and devoted naturalists, Terry Tempest Williams has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western American Literature Association, and The Sierra Club’s John Muir Award for a distinguished record of leadership in American conservation.

Doors will open at 7:00 PM for a wine and cheese reception and the presentation will begin promptly at 7:30 PM with a book signing to follow. SEATING IS LIMITED! For reservations, please call 781-259-4707 or e-mail education@walden.org.


First Parish Sunday Forum

"The UnNatural Gas Pipeline”

Sunday, September 18, 11:30 AM
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd, Concord

Colin LonsdaleDr. Colin Lonsdale, director of the MIT Haystack Observatory, will take us on a journey through the challenges and perils of major natural gas pipelines. Recently, strong backlash against construction of a new large pipeline through NH and MA caused the project to be cancelled, but others are awaiting approval and construction. Understanding the pros and cons of various approaches to energy policy and the merits of specific projects is challenging due to the influence of powerful vested interests, political opportunism, both inadvertent and deliberate media filtering, and inherent complexity of the subject matter. Dr Lonsdale will help us to sort the wheat from the chaff in this contentious and confusing landscape.


Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN)

Deer Island Energy Tour

September 24, 9 - 11 AM
Deer Island, 190 Tafts Ave, Winthrop, MA

Deer IslandJoin MCAN for a tour of the Deer Island clean energy site, which includes solar, wind, and anaerobic digestion. This is a great opportunity to see clean energy up close and think about what additional on-site clean energy options your town might be able to take advantage of.  For more information and to register, visit here.



Mark your calendar for these two upcoming events:


Concord Area Biodiversity Collaborative

Water in Plain Sight

Friday October 14, 7 PM
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1125 Main St, Concord

Water in Plain SightWater scarcity, drought and intense storms are on everyone’s mind. Please join us for an educational and uplifting evening with Judith D. Schwartz, a freelance author whose work explores ecosystem restoration as a means of mitigating climate change. Water in Plain Sight, (this month's featured book on Get Involved), explores how the water cycle intersects with climate, biodiversity, food security and peace/conflict, and how understanding water processes – the way water moves across land and through the air – presents opportunities to address our many challenges. Event co-sponsored by OARS, ConcordCAN, Concord NRC, and the New England Wildflower Society.


Climate Solutions: Meeting the Challenge

Climate Justice Activist, Tim DeChristopher

Friday, October 28, 7 PM
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd, Concord

Tim DeChristopherRenowned climate activist and UU divinity student, Tim DeChristopher, will talk at First Parish as part of the ongoing speaker series: "Climate Solutions: Meeting the Challenge". Tim is a powerful spokesman for peaceful protest and, where needed, civil disobedience. He served two years in federal prison after challenging an oil and gas auction of public lands in Utah. Since his release from prison, he has been studying for the UU ministry at Harvard Divinity School.

Climate Solutions: Meeting the Challenge Speaker Series is co-sponsored by First Parish in Concord, ConcordCAN!, the Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters, Mothers Out Front, Musketaquid Arts and Environment, Trinitarian congregational Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and the West Concord Union Church.


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