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  • Sustainable Concord Coffees:
  • Protecting and Preserving Independent Local Business
    Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room, Concord
    Tuesday, February 27,
    7:30 - 9 AM

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

  • MAGIC Climate Resilience
  • Public Forum Register to Participate
    Acton Town Hall, Faulkner Room
    472 Main Street Acton, MA

    Thursday, February 7,
    5:30 - 7:30 PM

  • Life in the Balance Film Series
  • Plastic Planet
    Concord Carlisle High School,
    Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 PM

  • St Annes in the Fields
    Climate Justice Film Series
  • Film: The Island President
    St Annes in the Fields,
    147 Concord Road, Lincoln

    Thursday February 27,
    6:30 - Light supper
    Film - 7:00 PM


  • 350 Mass Metrowest Node
  • Node Meeting
    Peace Lutheran Church
    107 Concord Rd, Wayland

    Thursday, February 1, 7:00 PM

  • Northeast Energy and Commerce
  • Renewable Energy Conference
    Newton Marriott Hotel
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
 Auburndale, Newton 

    Thursday, February 1,
    8 AM to 6 PM

  • Harvard Center for the Environment
  • Albatross: Film Screening & Discussion
    This event requires pre-registration Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge

    Tuesday, February 6,
    6:00 to 8:30 PM

  • Harvard Center for the Environment
  • Plastic Solutions
    Author Terry Tempest Williams will frame a discussion of how we move forward in the face of grievous environmental degradation.
    HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Wednesday, February 7,
    4:00 to 5:00 PM

  • Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
  • The Madhouse Effect:
    How Climate Change Denial in the Trump Era is Threatening our Planet, Politics, and the Public
    A forum discussion with award-winning climate scientist, Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, Tom Toles.
    Starr Auditorium, Belfer Bldg, 2nd Floor, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

    Wednesday, February 14,
    4:15 to 5:45 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

Protecting and Preserving
Independent Local Business

Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 - 9 AM,
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Clocktower Room

Concord is uniquely rich with local independent businesses that have become part of a valued cultural heritage. It is unusual these days to see as many of these as are enjoyed in this community. Small-scale enterprises are being shoved aside across America by chain stores and restaurants that operate by a formula and are boringly the same wherever we go.

The coffee this month will feature presentations by three well informed and thoughtful panelists:

  • Gary Kleiman, Co-Chair of the Concord Comprehensive Long Range Planning Committee and Member of the Concord Planning Board;

  • Debra Stark, Owner of Debra’s Natural Gourmet in West Concord.

  • Karen Anderson, ¥ Co-Owner of the Main St. Cafe and Market in Concord Center.

The two business owners on this panel will tell us what they have been able to do here to promote sustainable community; point out any difficulties they have experienced; and suggest ways that the town could provide better support in the future. One is rooted in West Concord and the other in Concord Center.

Gary Kleiman, as Co-Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee, will discuss how the emerging long range plan may shape the business community in future years. Gary is also involved in current decisions of the Planning Board that affect the climate for local businesses.

The panel presentations will be followed by ample time for questions and comments. 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.

Harvard Center for the Environment

'Albatross': Film Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, February 6, 6 to 8:30 PM
Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums,
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge

AlbatrossHow might your life be better with less? 'Albatross' is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On Midway island, in the remote North Pacific Ocean, tens of thousands of Laysan albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. This film takes us on a journey through horror and grief, facing the shock of this tragedy and our own complicity head on.

MAGIC Climate Resilience

Public Forum

Thursday,February 7, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Acton Town Hall, Faulkner Room, 472 Main Street, Acton

During this forum the organization known as MAGIC will share the findings of a recently-completed MAGIC Climate Resilience Plan, and discuss how residents, civic groups, and towns can work to increase resilience across the region.

MAGIC is a group of 13 communities northwest of Boston working collaboratively on issues of regional concern. These communities are: Acton, Bedford, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury. To find out more about MAGIC visit their website.

In order to attend this forum and be assured of seating, it is important to register for it, which you can do by clicking here. You will also find a list of others who have registered for the event.

Life in the Balance Film Series

'Plastic Planet'

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 PM
Concord Carlisle High School Auditorium

Plastic Planet We live in the Age of Plastic. It’s cheap and practical, and it’s everywhere – even in our blood. But is it a danger to us?

This feisty, informative documentary takes us on a journey around the globe - from the Moroccan Sahara to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, from a factory in China to the highest peaks of the Alps - to reveal the far-flung reaches of our plastic problem.

Interviews with the world’s foremost experts in biology, pharmacology, and genetics shed light on the perils of plastic to our environment and expose the truth of how plastic affects our bodies and the health of future generations.

St Annes in the Fields Climate Justice Film Series

'The Island President'

Tuesday, Thursday February 27,
6:30 PM - Light Supper, 7:00 PM - Film

The Island PresidentJon Shenk’s 'The Island President' is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable."The Island President" is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.


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