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THE GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE
Millions on the Streets
for Climate Justice

Friday, September 20
8:30 AM to 5 PM
City Hall Plaza, Boston

Young activists everywhere are taking very seriously the threat climate change poses to their generation and the warning from climate scientists that we have about 10 years during which action will be effective.

To this end a Global Climate Strike has been initiated by young people around the world in order to get something effective done about climate change. Here in the United States, the Sunrise Movement has called for a large-scale climate strike on Sept. 20, with further action in the week that follows.

The Climate Strike means that millions of young people and their older allies will walk out of school and work that day and go to rallies or to the offices of legislators to demand action at all governmental levels before it is too late. There will be a big push to move toward the enactment of a federal Green New Deal.

Locally, there will be a large rally on Sept. 20 in Boston at City Hall Plaza. Concord environmental groups have begun working with a new Concord-Carlisle Sunrise Hub to plan specific actions for this community. Join the Sunrise Movement Concord-Carlisle Facebook group to be involved with them, or stay tuned in for Special Bulletins from ConcordCAN to fill you in on those specifics. Clear your calendars and be prepared to leave your schools and work places to show your commitment to effective climate action and the Green New Deal. For more information, go to global climate strike.

 

Climate Preparedness Week

September 24-30
Concord Main Library
and Fowler Library

The Town of Concord and the Concord Free Public Library will host several events during Climate Preparedness Week, as part of a statewide initiative organized by  
Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW). Local events will include:

Sep 24th – “Build Your Own Solar Car” for Teens – Concord Main Library
Sep 27th – “Paris to Pittsburgh” movie screening – Fowler Library
Sep 28th – Story time and “Build Your Own Bee Hotel” – Fowler Branch

Visit the Concord Free Public Library website for more details, or the Town Climate-Preparedness Week page.

Town of Concord 
EV Ready Pilot Program
Orientation Meetings 

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 7-8:30 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 4:30-6
Concord Municipal Light Plant,
1175 Elm Street, Concord

Come to either one of these identical events to find out how your condo association or apartment building  can take advantage of the Light Plant’s EV Ready Pilot Program, which will provide chosen sites with significant help putting in charging stations. 

The Town has committed to a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. Switching to electric vehicles is key to meeting this goal since 40% of Concord’s emissions come from transportation.

There is lots of information available about electric vehicles on the “Concord Drives Electric page of the Concord Town website. You can get help with choosing a vehicle tailored to your needs, learn about how these vehicles get charged, and much more. Excellent rebates and incentives are available currently, and you can drive an electric vehicle for two days without expense. You can even get your questions answered personally by an EV specialist. So now is the best time to act.


Concord Ag Day
14th Annual Farmers Market

14th Annual Farmers Market
Saturday, Sept. 14, 10AM – 2PM
Concord Center

Concord’s Agriculture Committee hosts the 14th annual Ag Day farmers’ market on Main Street in Concord center. This unique market showcases the bounty of Concord’s many farm businesses at the height of the growing season. While the morning focuses on Concord’s farms, the afternoon offers tours of local home gardens. For more information and to see photos from previous years, please click here.

Designing a Sustainable Landscape Workshop

Workshop 1:
Sept. 19, 5:30 – 8 PM, 
Concord-Carlisle High School

Join us for a series of workshops on sustainable approaches to designing, constructing, and maintaining your yard. Topics will include: analyzing your space, designing with nature, identifying lawn alternatives, using native plants, reducing water use, maintaining without chemicals. To RSVP visit: Concord Greenscapes

Standing up to Climate Change: 
Stories of Environmental Activists

True Story Theater
& Sustainable Arlington
Saturday, Sept. 21
7:30 — 9:15 PM
Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy St., Arlington

Part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets: $20 general, $30 supporter, $5+ pay-what-you-can
Save $5 on general admission if you get your ticket in advance:
 true story theatre. Tickets also available at the door.

Climate Justice Film Series:

A Concerned Citizen: Civics in Action

Ste. Annes in the Fields 
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 PM light supper, 7:00 PM film
147 Concord Rd, Lincoln

Marine toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott, who helped fishing communities hit by the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon spills, creates a civics course to help young activists become effective.Taking the lessons she learned as an activist, she is also spearheading the campaign called Ultimate Civics, a complete civics curriculum she developed that empowers students to participate in their democracy. Recognizing the power of money in politics she advocates for a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood, and to reform campaign finance laws. 

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