How is that for some acronyms? As of June 2017, Transition Wayland and the Wayland Energy and Climate Committee are an MCAN – Massachusetts Climate Action Network – Chapter!
MCAN focuses on:
Communities, businesses, and individuals can all take immediate steps against the growing threats of climate change. This can be done by implementing local clean energy projects, improving local policies on energy, waste, and transportation, and by switching to more efficient lighting, appliances, vehicles and heating and cooling systems; allowing us to significantly reduce our carbon footprint.
MCAN works with more than 40 communities around Massachusetts to help them take action against climate change, and sends an electronic newsletter to thousands of members across the commonwealth. Our annual Local Environmental Action Conference features workshops, panels and keynotes dedicated to the hundreds of activists, professionals, and others who want to work on solutions to global warming.
MCAN reflects and enhances the strength of its many chapters around the state. We help our chapters to get local energy projects up and running, draft climate action plans, pass municipal by-laws and resolutions, set up energy committees, and reach out to the public. We also provide help with implementing MCAN programs in local communities.
MCAN works collaboratively with our many chapters and other organizations to change and strengthen climate change and clean energy policies in Massachusetts. MCAN works with chapters, partners, and state officials to ensure that we continue on this positive path for change.
On Wednesday, July 12 at 7:30 pm at the Town Building, join the energetic Wayland Energy and Climate Committee and learn about what they’ve been up to and have planned. All good things! Agenda: 7:30 p.m. Call to Order by … read more
The Wayland Town Crier reports on how local gets energized to tackle climate change even as the federal governments pulls out. Quoted is Ellen Tohn, the Wayland Energy and Climate Committee co-chair. read more
On Thursday, July 6, all Metrowest residents are invited to view the movie “The Age of Consequences” to learn about some serious geo-political and security projections due to climate change. Come to the 350MA Metrowest Node meeting at First Parish, … read more
Join a meeting with Senator Richard Ross on Monday, June 5 at 11:00 AM at the Wayland Town Building to advocate for clean energy and carbon pricing in Massachusetts. For background information, read about clean energy bills here and about … read more
OnJune 1, from 7-9:30 PM, join the 350MA Metrowest node to look at Sustainable Public Transportation in Metrowest. Already we see electric charging stations and hybrid municipal vehicles. Now Marlborough is proposing a test of a small, pod transport system: … read more
On Thursday, April 6th, the 350MA Metrowest Nodes offers a Go Local Greening Night. Learn how to use municipal rights to promote climate justice. And learn how you can help survey how your town is “green”. Residents of every town … read more
The Nothing Wasted group is inviting people who are interested in recycling, trash, food “waste,” carbon sequestration. Recycling: what can be recycled in our town, what can’t, and why, where does it go, and what happens to it? Trash: what … read more