Did you see the Trump Baby balloon in London two weeks ago? Well, the organizers want to go on tour with the giant balloon. Today, I made a donation to the project. I also asked the organizers how much we would need to raise to bring Trump Baby to Boston. We'll see if I get … Continue reading Trump Baby
It's too late to stop sea-level rise associated with climate change. While we're not certain whether the rise will be two feet, four feet or even 15 feet by 2100, there are places in the world that will need to deal with it, one way or another. Today, I went to a book reading for … Continue reading Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
Somehow, through my involvement with Somerville climate change activities, people have begun to reach out to me for advice. Today, I corresponded with a Somerville resident who reached out to me for advice on installing solar panels on her home. I told her what I was able to, which was only rudimentary. But I also … Continue reading Solar advice?
Today, I attended a short call with the Climate Reality Project's Business Working Group. They went over some upcoming meetings on carbon pricing, which I might try to attend in San Francisco. Today, I also attended a development committee call for the Brattle Film Foundation. Look for me to become more active there in the … Continue reading Climate Reality Project Business Working Group
Today, I followed up on a survey that the Climate Reality Project Boston chapter is putting together to organize a summer outing on the Boston Harbor Islands this August. I've been pulling some systems and lists together and finally got the chapter's google group organized, so that the poll could go out to everyone.
Today, I wrote a letter to the Boston Globe, in response to their coverage of the Massachusetts legislature's actions on energy and the environment. Or lack thereof, in the case of the House. It probably won't get published, but here's what I wrote: To the editor: It is hardly true that “Mass. lawmakers [have wrapped] … Continue reading Letter to the Boston Globe
In moderating Buy Nothing Somerville, we adhere to a rule that members must live within the borders of Somerville in order to participate. For those who live in neighboring towns, I simply direct them to their town's Buy Nothing group. Except for Medford, which does not have a Buy Nothing group; I encourage those residents … Continue reading Buy Nothing recruitment
ArtBeat is an annual event that shuts down Davis Square for an outdoor festival, with multiple music stages, vendors from across creative industries, food trucks and arts activities for youth. This year, the Esh Circus Arts school set up an awesome demonstration area. Today, I went to the festival, of course, and I also support … Continue reading Somerville Arts Council
Today, I called to order a conference call for Conscious Capitalism's Programming Committee. This call was a bummer, because we actually decided to cancel our upcoming event on July 23. There's a competing, much bigger event, and we never really got our act fully in gear for our event.
Jeff Sanchez represents Jamaica Plain in the Massachusetts House. He is also chair of the Ways and Means Committee, which puts him in a very influential position to push legislation out for vote. And, while he has progressive credentials, he has acted in more moderate fashion. Case in point is energy, where the House just … Continue reading Town Hall with Representative Jeff Sanchez