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Node Meeting, Thurs 4/4 Municipal Resolutions for Climate Advocacy and Power Building

Node Meeting, Thurs 4/4 Municipal Resolutions for Climate Advocacy and Power Building

Municipal Resolutions for Climate Advocacy and Power Building

Towns can adopt municipal resolutions stating policy goals for the town, the state, and even the federal government. Although typically not legally binding, they can build and demonstrate public support for specific government actions to follow. Recent examples include setting a town goal of 100% renewable energy or advocating state and federal action towards a “Green New Deal”. Getting municipal resolutions passed is one of the actions recommended by the statewide campaign plan recently adopted by 350Mass.

Join us on April 4, 2019 at Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Rd. Wayland, 7pm to 9:30pm. The 350Mass MetroWest Node will discuss the different ways a municipality can adopt such resolutions and share success stories. We aim to inspire and enable interested citizens to pursue such resolutions, for climate advocacy and movement-building. 350Mass as a state-wide activist network is now embarking on its “Road to a Green New Deal.” Direct action is a powerful tool to “change the narrative” about climate change, one of the 3 priorities in this plan.

Come with your questions about how direct action works, how it is organized, what are its dilemmas, risks and benefits. Join us and bring a friend! First-time visitors are especially welcome. Come learn, share, vent, discuss, plan and act!

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.

Please join the 350Mass Metrowest Node on Thursday, April 4, at Peace Lutheran Church 107 Concord Road, Wayland, MA at 7:00pm

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.

Click here for details.

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