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Metrowest Node May 3rd Meeting – “Train the Trainers”

Metrowest Node May 3rd Meeting – “Train the Trainers”

Please join the 350Mass MetroWest Node for the next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 3, at First Parish Sudbury UU, 327 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA at 7:00pm. As always, we will connect with folks from all over the MetroWest area, and update group members on statewide activities. NEW this month, a few of our members who attended 350.org’s “Train the Trainers” retreat will offer an exercise that will invite us to grow as activists and organizers. We will also break into working groups to focus on legislative campaigns, a new fundraising initiative for our statewide organization, and plans for influencing the upcoming conference of US Mayors, to be held in June in Boston. There are lots to do that will make a difference!

Agenda:

May 3rd Node Meeting in Sudbury

7-7:15 Meet and Mingle – (reminder: SNACKS!)

7:15-7:30 Introductions – Debby

7:30-7:40 SST/350Mass News – Kyle

7:40-8:00 Train-the-Trainers exercise : Carol, Joan, Kyle

We will alternate different pieces from the train-the-trainers at each node meeting in the coming months. Kyle, Carol, Joan, and Sabine will decide what to do at this first meeting!

8:00-8:30 Working Groups

Idea: leaders start the working group meeting by creating a brief agenda.

– Fundraising for 350Mass – Kyle & Debby
– Legislative work – Larry
– Checklist – Leslie

8:30-8:45 Announcements

8:45-9:00 Closing – Debby

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:
350MassMetrowest.org
https://www.facebook.com/350MAMetrowestNode

 

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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