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Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 – 9 AM Harvey Wheeler Community Center, West Concord

A New Climate Action Advocate on Beacon Hill

with Rep. Tami Gouveia

Tami Gouveia, the recently elected Representative to the state legislature from the 14th Middlesex District, will speak about the sustainability and climate goals for the Commonwealth that she will take with her to Beacon Hill in January.

During her campaign, Ms. Gouveia stated that she believes that climate change and fossil fuel dependency are the greatest environmental challenges Massachusetts faces today.  She affirmed her commitment to a goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Recently, she also got behind the movement for a “Green New Deal” for the United States.

Tami grew up in Lowell and lives in Acton. She has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. in Social Work from Boston University, She has held a variety of leadership jobs locally and has been a strong advocate for many progressive causes, including women’s rights; prevention and treatment of substance abuse; and racial equality.

Tami’s presentation will be followed by a moderated Q & A and discussion. This is a free public event, providing hot beverages and tasty local goodies from “the Climate Cafe.”

Concord Natural Resources

Tuesday, January 8, 7:30 – 9 AM 
First Floor Meeting Room, 141 Keyes

Monthly Conservation coffees  

Discussion of conservation issues in Concord

350MA MetroWest Node

Thursday, January 10, 7 PM,  First Parish Church, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury

Act Now to Save the Earth

How will you participate in our civilization’s need to address climate change?  At this meeting, 350Mass will be forming (and continuing) working groups with projects that people can engage in now, aligned with 350Mass’ new campaign priorities. They’ll also be practicing useful skills and supporting each other as we instigate local initiatives and participate in statewide policy-making.

Life in the Balance Film Series

Thursday, January 10, 6:30 – 8:45 PM, Simon IMAX Theatre

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

New England Aquarium

Thursday, January 10, 6:30 – 8:45 PM, Simon IMAX Theatre

A reception/film/panel discussion to educate the public about the risks of the Trump Administration’s proposal to lease our oceans to drilling, and promote submission of public comments to BOEM. 350CapeCod node will have a table, and invites other Boston-area nodes to share it, or simply attend and help promote.

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