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  • LOCAL EVENTS:


  • Sustainable Concord Coffees:
  • An Environmentalist’s View of the Nagog Pond Water Treatment Expansion Plans
    Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room, Concord
    Tuesday, June 19,
    7:30 - 9 AM

  • Forests and Soils Will Determine our Future Climate
  • with Dr. William Moomaw
    Cary Memorial Library,
    1874 Mass. Avenue, Lexington

    Monday, June 4, 7 - 9 PM

  • Concord Natural Resources
  • Concord Conservation Coffees
    1st Floor, Conference Room, Department of Planning
    and Land Management,
    141 Keyes Road
    Tuesday, June 5,
    7:30 - 9:00 AM


  • 350 MASS MetroWest Node Meeting
  • Local Water Issues
    Peace Lutheran Church, Wayland

    Thursday June 7th, 7 - 9pm,

  • Green Muni Action Summit
  • Featured Speaker: Karl Rábago, Pace Energy and Climate Center
    Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Concord, MA

    June 23, 10 AM - 4PM
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  • REGIONAL EVENTS:


  • 350 MASS for a Better Future
  • Walk the Talk
    Demonstration at the
    Conference of Mayors
    Copley Square, Boston

    Friday, June 8, 9:30 - 11 AM



  • SAVE THE DATE:


  • 350 MASS MetroWest Node Meeting
  • Bake Sale/Movie Night/Fundraiser
    Scott Hall, First Parish Church,
    24 Vernon Street, Framingham,

    Friday, July 13, 7 - 9pm,

What's Happening


Sustainable Concord Coffees

An Environmentalist’s View of the Nagog Pond Water Treatment Expansion Plans

Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 - 9 AM,
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room

Dr.Kim KastensAt this coffee, Dr. Kim Kastens, a member of Green Acton, will present a scientifically-based perspective on how the planned expansion of Nagog’s Water Treatment infrastructure may impact the natural environment.

The presentation will begin with a natural history of Nagog Pond, which is a Massachusetts Great Pond, similar to Walden Pond. It leads into Nagog Brook, which is a Massachusetts-designated cold water fishery resource. Dr Kastens will discuss how the design and operation of the expanded water treatment facility on Nagog Pond could be done in a way that is more compatible with Concord’s Sustainability Principles.

Dr. Kastens earned her Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. Her current position is that of Special Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

There will be time for questions and discussion after the presentation. Hot beverages and delicious local goodies will be provided at “the Climate Cafe”. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.



Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition

Forests and Soils Will Determine
our Future Climate, with Dr Wm. Moomaw

Monday, June 4, 7 - 9 PM
Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass. Avenue, Lexington

Dr. Wm MoomawProfessor Moomaw has been studying the way forests and soil remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The potential capacity to increase this storage is substantial; and, in combination with reducing carbon from our energy use, could greatly slow down global warming. Moomaw will present surprising information on how Massachusetts can play a significant role in this process, and what the public can do to help.

Professor Moomaw is the Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He has worked at the intersection of science and policy, advocating for international sustainable development.

This event is free and open to the public.



350 MASS MetroWest Node

Local Water Issues

Thursday June 7th, 7 - 9pm
Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Road, Wayland

Picture of water

The guest speaker, Ron Beck, will be discussing local water issues in MetroWest. Ron has a background in environmental policy analysis, based on 10 years of work on the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts and related issues. For the past 8 years he has been involved with Acton’s water quality and wastewater issues, as chairman of the Town’s Water Advisory Committee.



Mass Climate Action Network - MCAN

Green Muni Summit

Saturday, June 23rd, 10 AM to 4 PM
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Concord

Featured Speaker: Karl Rábago, Pace Energy and Climate Center

Karl RábagoKarl Rábago is currently the executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center at the Pace University School of Law. He is very familiar with running a Municipal Light Plant as he was previously the Vice President of Distributed Energy Services at Austin Energy, the municipal utility for the City of Austin.

While there, he was well known for his innovative practices for renewable energy in a Muni. Additionally, "Karl has more than 25 years experience in energy and climate policy and markets. He is recognized as an innovator in electric utility regulatory issues relating to clean energy services and technologies.

Karl serves as Chair of the Board of the Center for Resource Solutions, a San Francisco-based non-governmental organization that works to advance voluntary clean energy markets. He also sits on the Board of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Karl also runs his own successful consulting practice, Rábago Energy LLC."

MCAN Logo Advocates from 29 Municipal Light Plant towns have attended MCAN's summits so far. At these events there have been presentations by experts, light board members, and grassroots advocates about what Munis do, how they can be more green, and how they fit into the Massachusetts system. Detailed information has been provided about successes in towns like Hingham, Concord, and Belmont. For more information on Munis, visit the MCAN webpage here!

Lunch will be provided with a vegetarian option. Please RSVP, so we know how many lunches we are serving.


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