How many Metro West citizens are interested in working locally for a just and sustainable energy future? Metro West 350MA will host a facilitated planning session to develop this year’s projects, and citizens of all knowledge levels are invited to the First Parish Church, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, on Thursday, January 5, 7-9pm. Light refreshments available.
2017 will offer many paths to sustainability: educating others to the threats and opportunities in our home towns and the state, including: community solar, repairing the ubiquitous methane gas leaks, increasing the Renewable Portfolio Standard, implementing the state Global Warming Solutions Act (2008), convincing towns to become 100% renewable energy by 2050, opposing the new natural gas pipelines, carbon pollutions pricing, and divesting from fossil fuel equities. In the past two years our focus has been on state legislation. In 2017 with more members we will shift gears and include local initiatives in conjunction with state legislator advocacy. The goal of this meeting will be feasible local and statewide action plans. “Local action is an important part of the effort to move our towns to a sustainable future”, says Jennifer Riley of Wayland
Our 350 Metro West node public meetings usually happen the first Thursday of the month with locations changing to accommodate learners, supporters, and activists around the region. All are encouraged to sit in on the subgroup meetings for the local initiatives as well as the informal steering group that meets at different times.
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