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  • LOCAL EVENTS:

  • Sustainable Concord Coffees:
  • We Passed Article 51! Now What?
  • Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room, Concord
    Tuesday, October 17,
    7:30 - 9 AM

  • Life in the Balance Film Series
  • Dirt, The Movie"
    Concord Carlisle Regional
    High School, Room 401,
  • Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 PM

  • Concord Comprehensive Long Range Plan CLRPC Public Meeting
  • Public meeting to present the current status of their developing plan for municipal decision-making over the next decade.
  • October 20, 10:00 AM - 3 PM AND
    October 21, 9:30 AM -12 PM


  • St Anne's in the Fields
    Climate Justice Film Series
  • Tapped
    St Anne's in the Fields Church
    147 Concord Road, Lincoln
  • Tuesday, October 24,
    Supper at 6:30 PM,
    Film at 7 PM



  • REGIONAL EVENTS:

  • Harvard University Center for the Environment
  • Common Goals, Uncommon Partners: Seeking Solutions to Reduce Methane Emissions with
    The Gas Leak Allies
    Wong Auditorium, MIT Sloan School, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge
  • Tuesday, October 3,
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • 350 Mass Node Meeting (MetroWest)
  • Peace Lutheran Church,
    107 Concord Rd, Wayland
  • Thursday, October 5,
    7:00 – 9:30 PM


  • Toxic Action Center
  • Celebrating 30 Years of
    Community Activism
    Stonehurst, 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive, Waltham
  • Tuesday, October 17,
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


  • Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition
  • Greening the Grid: Preparing for Our Green Energy Future
    Cary Memorial Library,
    1874 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington
  • Thursday, October 19, 7:00 PM


  • SAVE THE DATE

  • The Climate Solutions Speaker Series Coalition
  • What’s That Smell?
    Concord Gas Leaks Forum
    First Parish in Concord
  • Wednesday, November 8th,
    7:00 - 9:00 PM


  • The Climate Solutions Speaker Series Coalition
  • Evening with Bill McKibben
    First Parish in Concord
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018

What's Happening


Sustainable Concord Coffees

We Passed Article 51! Now What?

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 - 9 AM,
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room

Where do we go from here At Concord’s April Town Meeting, Article 51 was strongly supported by the municipal government and voters alike. This article contained far-reaching energy goals for the town and authorized hiring of a new full time Director of Sustainability, along with consultants to work with this Director. So what’s next for Concord?

This coffee will offer varied perspectives on this, with a focus on sustainability, from a well-informed, local panel, including:

  • Alice Kaufman, Member of Town of Concord Select Board and initiator of the Energy Futures Task Force whose work led to Article 51.
  • Brian Foulds, Member of the Energy Futures Task Force, Independent Energy Consultant.
  • Brad Hubbard-Nelson, Chair of the Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee.
  • Sue Richardson, Member of the Concord Team of Mothers Out Front.

After the presentations, there will be ample time for questions and discussion with the panelists. This is a free and open public event. Hot beverages and tasty local breakfast goodies will be provided.


Concord’s Long Range Plan Committee

Concord Comprehensive Long Range Plan CLRPC Seeks Public Input

On October 20th and 21st, Concord’s Long Range Plan Committee will hold open, public events to present the current status of their developing plan for municipal decision-making over the next decade. The plan is entitled “Envision Concord-Bridge to 2030.”


Friday, October 20, 10 AM - 3 PM
Public Locations in West Concord and Concord Center

Envision ConcordOn Friday, the Town’s consultant for the project, Civic Moxie, will be hosting outdoor information tables in West Concord and Concord Center so that people can stop in to ask questions and share their interests or aspirations for Concord over the coming decade. The West Concord table will be located in Junction Park, with a rain location in the Saltbox Kitchen. The Concord Center table will be adjacent to the Concord Bell in Monument Square, with a rain location in the Main Street Café.


CLRPC Public Forum

Saturday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Cafeteria

Envision Concord On Saturday, the second public forum for the project will be held at the Concord-Carlisle High School cafeteria. The Committee will engage with the community to broaden their thinking about what should be included in the final draft. They will present results from town surveys and share input provided by Town staff and Town committees, as well as public comments and suggestions that have come in through the project website envisionconcord. ConcordCAN! believes that it is essential that the values and priorities of the environmental community be included in the plan. We strongly encourage all of you who live in Concord to attend this meeting and express your views. In addition, we strongly request that you click here to learn about all of the ways you can participate in this process.



Life in the Balance Film Series

"Dirt, The Movie"

Tuesday October 10, 6:30 PM,
Concord Carlisle Regional High School, Room 401

Dirt, the MovieFour billion years of evolution created dirt as the living source of all life on Earth including humans. Dirt has given us food, shelter, fuel, medicine, ceramics, flowers, cosmetics and color --everything needed for our survival. For most of the last ten thousand years we humans understood our intimate bond with dirt and the rest of nature. We took care of the soils that took care of us. But, over time, we lost that connection.


St Anne's in the Fields Climate Justice Film Series

"Tapped"

Tuesday, October 24, Supper at 6:30, Film at 7:00 PM
147 Concord Road, Lincoln

TappedFilmmakers examine the financial and ecological impact of the bottled water industry, including the toxic byproducts of manufacturing plastic water bottles.

At 6:30 PM we will have students from the Lincoln Sudbury environmental club to discuss the initiatives they are promoting around the sale of single use water bottles and single use plastic bags. There will be a discussion after the film.

A light vegetarian supper will be served at 6:30 PM the film will begin at 7 PM this is free and open to the public, donations will be excepted to defray the cost of the screening rights.


SAVE THE DATE


The Climate Solutions Speaker Series Coalition

What’s That Smell? Concord Gas Leaks Forum

Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord, MA

Mothers Out Front Against Gas Leaks In 2016, National Grid reported that Concord has 115 methane gas leaks. While it’s tempting to assume this “natural” gas is both relatively safe and a necessary evil, nothing could be further from the truth. Natural gas presents an immediate risk to our community, local ecology, and climate. From life-threatening explosions to health-damaging asthma; from the death of Concord’s trees to compromising our climate - methane gas is a luxury we can no longer afford. Adding insult to injury, Concord ratepayers are required to pay for this “unaccounted for” gas!

We can do better, and now is the time to learn how. On Wednesday, November 8th at First Parish Church, Town leaders and residents can learn more about these local methane leaks and what can be done about them. Featured panelists will include:

  • Dr. Nathan Phillips, Dept. of Earth & Environment at Boston University, who will discuss the environmental impact.
  • Audrey Schulman, Home Energy Efficiency Team, who will address ways to improve leak repair coordination.
  • Dr. Regina LaRocque of Mass General Hospital, who will share vital information on the dangers to humans.
  • A National Grid representative, who will address the company’s plans for fixing Concord’s leaks.

This is an open and public meeting. Registration is recommended but not required and is available by clicking here. It will give us information about who is attending and facilitate your getting updates on the gas leaks campaign and/or receiving monthly newsletters from ConcordCAN!

For more information, contact MothersOutFront. Co-Sponsors: ConcordCAN! - First Parish in Concord’s Social Action Community - League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle - Mothers Out Front Concord- Musketaquid Arts & Environment- Tri-Con Church - Trinity Episcopal Church and West Concord Union Church.


The Climate Solutions Speaker Series Coalition

Evening with Bill McKibben

Thursday, January 18, 2018
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Street Concord

Bill McKibben Bill McKibben, whom many consider to be the foremost advocate for climate action on the planet, will be the featured speaker. More detailed information will be available later this Fall. Put it in your calendars and you won't want to miss it!

 

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