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350Mass Metrowest Node November Meeting

Please join the Metrowest node of 350Mass for their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 2 at First Parish of Sudbury, Unitarian Universalist, 327 Concord Road Sudbury, MA 01776 at 7:00pm. We will connect with folks from all over the Metrowest area, update group members on statewide activities, and engage in issue-specific working groups. The Municipal Sustainability Checklist group will be meeting to assess sustainability efforts in several nearby towns. The Legislative Actions group will update us on their events. There will also be a chance for participants to share news and announcements from their organizations and municipalities.

Documentary watch party – A Plastic Ocean

Please join us Sunday, November 5 at the Common Street Spiritual Center at 3pm-5pmfor one of the most important films of our time, A Plastic Ocean.  Discussion will follow film. For more information:  or visit keepnatickbeautiful.org and keepmassbeautiful.org
View A Plastic Ocean Trailer

Municipal Sustainability Checklist

The Metrowest node of 350 Massachusetts has organized a spreadsheet to evaluate carbon emissions and levels of municipal sustainability. While a work-in-progress, it provides a framework to evaluate the carbon footprint of municipalities and their efforts to become sustainable. We have gotten input for 7 towns in our region (Acton, Ashland, Framingham, Marlborough, Stow, Sudbury and Wayland) and we have Natick and Holliston in process. We are trying to do 22 towns in the Massachusetts Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) MWRC/MAGIC regions. We plan to present our results this fall to MAPC and other interested organizations. We still need people in the following towns to help survey their towns: Southborough, Bedford, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, and Maynard.

The process is easy, but takes a couple of hours of time. If you live outside this region and want to use this checklist for your town, pls let us know!

More info: 
or 978 808 7173

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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