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350Mass MetroWest node Meeting – Thurs. Oct 5, 7:00pm

Goal: To leave feeling like we accomplished something together towards saving the planet!

MC: Debby (with help/prompting from planning group members as needed)

Agenda

7:00-7:15 eat & schmooze

7:15-7:30 

  • How many are here for 1st time?  (If no newbies, skip “What is 350Mass”)
  • What is 350Mass?  # nodes statewide, Strategic Plan
  • Goal of this meeting (see above)
  • Intros (name, town, what brought you here tonight)  – Debby takes notes on large paper or whiteboard

7:30-7:45 MetroWest Node business (Kyle)

  • Node approval for three 350.org principles put forth by Lisa Young at last meeting
  • Strong, friendly invite to node planning meeting on 10/12, Wayland
  • SST update  –  Standup Charlie
  • Note on social media

7:45-8:15 

Working groups:

  • Legislative work
  • Municipal work
  • Other, from what bubbled up during Intros

8:15-8:30 

Short report-backs/updates from each group & questions, if any

8:30-8:45 

Community announcements (other local events of interest, petitions to sign, etc.)

8:45-9:00 

Schmooze again and clean up

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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