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  • Sustainable Concord Coffees:
  • Sustainability at
    Concord’s Spring Town Meeting
    A Review of Two Citizen Petitions
    Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room, Concord
    Tuesday, March 20,
    7:30 - 9 AM

  • Concord Natural Resources
  • Concord Concervation Coffees
    1st Floor, Conference Room, Department of Planning and Land Management, 141 Keyes Road
    Tuesday, March 6,
    7:30 - 9:00 AM

  • HeatSmart
  • Want to become HeatSmart?
    Come to a kick-off event at
    Concord-Carlisle High School,
    Carlisle Town Hall,
    Lincoln Bemis Hall
    Sunday March 11, 1:30 PM
    in Concord
    Wednesday March 14, 7:00 PM
    in Carlisle
    Wednesday March 21, 6:30 PM
    in Lincoln

  • Life in the Balance Film Series
  • 'Happening, A Clean Energy Revolution'
    Concord Carlisle High School,
    Black Box Theater, Rm 138. (first floor, adjacent to the band room)
    Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 PM

  • St Annes in the Fields
    Climate Justice Film Series
  • Plastic China
    St Annes in the Fields,
    147 Concord Road, Lincoln

    Thursday March 20,
    6:30 - Light supper
    Film - 7:00 PM


  • 350 Mass Metrowest Node
  • Node Meeting
    "Sustaining the Activist"
    First Parish Sudbury,
    327 Concord Rd, Sudbury

    Thursday, March 1, 7:00 PM

  • Toxic Action Center & MCAN
  • Local Environmental Action 2018
    Join community leaders, environmental justice advocates and activists from across the region to build skills, discuss new ideas, and be inspired.
    Register by 02/10
    Northeastern University
    Curry Student Center
    360 Huntington Ave, Boston

    Saturday, March 3,
    9 AM to 6 PM

What's Happening

Sustainable Concord Coffees

Sustainability at
Concord’s Spring Town Meeting
A Review of Two Citizen Petitions

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 - 9 AM,
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room

Articles 23 and 46, presented by the
petitioners, Lori Gill-Pazaris and Scott Richardson.

Article 23, submitted by Lori Gill-Pazaris, urges the Town to find cost-effective, nature-based solutions to climate change and to make climate resilience a top priority for the town.  It urges the Town to recognize the complexity of natural systems by appointing a special task force, similar to the Energy Futures Task Force, to advise the town on natural solutions and to recommend the specific actions needed to implement them. 

Lori Gill-Pazaris has a Ph.D in biochemistry. She is a Concord resident who has studied climate change as a biological science for many years.  She is a long-term member of ConcordCAN and founder of BioCAN, the Concord Area Biodiversity Network.

Article 46, submitted by Scott Richardson, is a petition calling for a new bylaw that prohibits the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in Concord. The petition cites, as justification for the ban, the Town’s duty to protect the natural environment and to adhere to the four sustainability principles adopted by the Select Board in 2011. It identifies problems with gas-powered leaf blowers, including the burning of fossil fuels; toxic emissions of many kinds; and unhealthy levels of noise.

Scott Richardson, MBA, a Concord resident, is co-founder and President of Longwood Software in Maynard, MA. His career has centered on marketing in technology and service industries. He is also a political and environmental activist, who previously led Concord’s effort to ban plastic bags and polystyrene.

Each presentation at this event will be followed by a period of Q & A and discussion. Come a little early and pick up your hot beverages and delicious local breakfast goodies from "the Climate Cafe.” This is a free and public offering of ConcordCAN!, the Concord Climate Action Network.

Local Environmental Action 2018

Annual Conference, Co-Sponsored by MCAN
and Toxic Action Center

Saturday, March 3, 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Northeastern University, Curry Student Center, Boston

Local Environmental Action 2018Register now for the opportunity to join community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for an exciting day of skills training, networking, and inspiration. Whether you have been to every conference or are attending for the first time, be sure not to miss this amazing opportunity to connect and grow our grassroots movement. Click here to view the agenda, keynote speakers, workshops, and registration instructions. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.


HeatSmart Kick-off Event

Sunday March 11, 1:30 PM Concord-Carlisle High School
Wednesday March 14, 7:00 PM - Carlisle Town Hall
Wednesday March 21, 6:30 PM - Lincoln Bemis Hall


Join us at any HeatSmart Launch Event to learn more, ask questions and meet the installers.

In New England, heating our homes amounts to a significant fraction of our greenhouse gas emissions, and also a sizable expense. Fortunately, available clean heating and cooling technologies can greatly reduce your emissions, reduce your energy costs, and improve the comfort of your home. From March through July of 2018, Concord, Carlisle and Lincoln residents can purchase advanced air-source and ground-source heat pumps and wood pellet heating systems from installers selected for their high-quality work and competitive pricing.

For more information about HeatSmart, or to sign up for program notices, visit HeatSmartCCL. There you can find out about available rebates and other incentives, and also sign up for a free home energy audit that can guide you to further cost and energy savings.

HeatSmart Carlisle/Concord/Lincoln is supported by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the Towns of Carlisle, Concord and Lincoln, and a volunteer team including Concord’s Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee.

Life in the Balance Film Series

'Happening', A Clean Energy Revolution

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 PM
Black Box Theater, Rm 138. (first floor, adjacent to the band room), Concord Carlisle High School

Happening, A Clean Energy Revolution

Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

St Annes in the Fields Climate Justice Film Series

Plastic China

Tuesday, Thursday March 20,
6:30 PM - Light Supper, 7:00 PM - Film

Plastic ChinaWelcome to the land of “Plastic China.” As the world’s biggest plastic waste importer, China receives ten million tons per year from most of the developed countries around the world. With high external costs impacting the local environment and health, these imports are reborn here in these plastic workshops into “recycled” raw materials for the appetite of China - the world factory. This waste is then exported back to where they came from with a new face such as manufactured clothing or toys.

Tracing further to the plastic waste imported from around the world, this signals and symbolizes the lives of those on the other side of the world - far away from China’s plastic recycling workshops. When these symbolic wastes immersed deeply in this impoverished world of these Chinese workers, we are confronted with the truth that the world is flat and issues don’t go away by changing time and location. At the end of the day, as a global nation, we are all in this together, and we all play a part in this ever changing world.


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