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Metrowest Node June 7 Meeting – “Local Water Issues”

Metrowest Node June 7 Meeting – “Local Water Issues”

On Thursday, June 7 we will gather at 7pm at Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Road in Wayland. Our guest speaker will be Kim Kastens, who will discuss local water issues in MetroWest. Kim is a Special Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and retired from Columbia’s Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences. She holds a B.A. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is the co-author of Earth Science Data Puzzles and has worked in science education for many decades, aiming to improve the public’s understanding of earth systems.

Kim’s presentation slides “Asking Questions & Seeking Answers About Your Water Supply”: KastensMetroWest350_7jun2018.

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:
http://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.

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