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Metrowest Node March Meeting – Sustaining the Activist

Metrowest Node March Meeting – Sustaining the Activist

Please join the 350Mass Metrowest Node for their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 1 at First Parish Sudbury Unitarian Universalist, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA at 7:00pm.

Rev. Dr. Ian Mevorach will share from his own experience about some of the spiritual, emotional, and communal support systems, which have sustained his journey as a climate and social justice activist. We will spend most of our time engaging in experiential learning through an interactive practice from the Work That Reconnects (WTR), a body of work developed by Buddhist eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and a community of other eco-justice activists. Mevorach began studying and practicing the WTR in 2015, and it has continued to deepen his connection to what Joanna Macy calls “the Great Turning towards a Life-Sustaining Society.”

Rev. Dr. Ian Mevorach holds a M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Ecological Theology and Ethics from Boston University School of Theology. He is the co-founder and spiritual leader of the Common Street Spiritual Center in Natick, MA, a love-centered community that values many spiritual paths and is a hub for environmental justice and peace activism.

First time visitors are especially welcome; come learn and share. 350Mass is a state-wide, grassroots, climate action group dedicated to promoting citizen awareness and political action on climate change. Our Metrowest node public meetings usually happen the first Thursday of the month, with locations changing to accommodate learners, supporters, and activists from towns around the region. All are invited to participate in the breakout groups for the local initiatives as well as in the informal planning group that meets on dates prior to the monthly meeting. There will also be a chance for participants to share news and announcements from their organizations and municipalities. Arrive early to mingle. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information about climate change and the Metrowest node, visit:

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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.

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