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Node Meeting, Thurs 11/8 – New Pathways of Action for Climate Justice

Node Meeting, Thurs 11/8 – New Pathways of Action for Climate Justice

On the heels of the UN scientists’ report saying that the world has just over a decade to get
climate-changing carbon emissions under control, are you wondering how to respond?

At our November 8 meeting, we will invite participation in processes for inspiration and
discernment facilitated by Rev. Dr. Ian Mevorach, a local activist and eco-spirituality
practitioner.  We will seek fresh ways to experience our agency and power, and trace new
pathways of action for climate justice.

Beginning with an interactive practice from the Work That Reconnects (details below), Ian will
guide us in a facilitated process to explore together questions such as these:

  • What is a “livable” world?
  • What are we hoping to achieve as members of an activist group?
  • How can we harness our power as a group toward those goals?

Please join the 350Mass Metrowest Node on Thursday, November 8 at First Parish of Sudbury
Unitarian Universalist, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA at 7:00pm.

Rev. Dr. Ian Mevorach holds a M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Ecological Theology and Ethics from Boston
University School of Theology.  Since 2015, he has been studying and practicing the Work That
Reconnects, developed by Buddhist eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and a community of other
eco-justice activists.  This work has continued to deepen his connection to what Macy calls “the
Great Turning towards a Life-Sustaining Society.”  He is the co-founder and spiritual leader of
the Common Street Spiritual Center in Natick, 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 statewide,
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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