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June 1 Node Meeting: Sustainable Public Transportation in Metrowest?

June 1 Node Meeting: Sustainable Public Transportation in Metrowest?

Dear Metrowesters:

Sustainable Public Transportation in Metrowest?

Sustainable transportation solutions such as electric charging stations and hybrid municipal vehicles are becoming more common throughout Metrowest.  Marlborough is now proposing a test of a small, solar-powered monorail system. Learn more at the June 1 meeting of 350ma.org Metrowest at the First Baptist Church, 22 Mechanic Street, Marlborough, 7:00 to 9:30pm.  Light refreshments offered.Marlborough City Councilor Dave Doucette will begin with a sketch of the sustainable transportation landscape, followed by Mike Stanley from TransitX, the company behind the monorail.  Doucette is intrigued by what such a system could mean for this small city, saying “It is a possible solution to citizen concerns about traffic and about moving to renewable energy. Marlborough can evaluate this exciting technological advance.”

Local advocacy and actions, including our recent ongoing effort to assess sustainability efforts in several nearby towns, are also on the agenda.  First time visitors are especially welcome.  Come learn and share.  Our Metrowest node public meetings usually happen the first Thursday of the month, with locations changing to accommodate learners, supporters, and activists around the region.  All are invited to sit in on the breakout groups for the local initiatives as well as the informal planning group that meets on dates prior to the monthly meeting.

Where: First Baptist Church, 22 Mechanic Street, Marlborough
When: June 1, 7:00 to 9:30pm.

Green Framingham United

Sponsored by Transition Framingham, “Green Framingham United” will bring together like-minded people that are playing a part in making Framingham more sustainable and resilient. The main goal is to get these people together to share ideas, build connections and just have a good time 🙂

There are a lot of community and environmentally focused groups and individuals in our town, and we believe we can achieve significantly more if we knew each other better.

If you have not been to Fireseed arts before don’t worry we will make it easy to find with ample signage as well as a few people helping you to park and find the venue.

Green Framingham United event details

 

Legislative Actions

Time critical actions:

Municipal Sustainability Checklist

We have created a municipal “sustainability checklist” that can help towns compare what they are doing with other towns, as well as get ideas and encourage collaboration. For residents, the checklist helps understand what towns are doing and not doing, as well as set priorities for local advocacy. For organizers, the checklist is an excellent tool to organize local groups around, and to build networks of people who care about sustainability.

Click here for details.

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