Four years ago, 21 kids sued the U.S. government for its inaction in addressing climate change. An organization called Zero Hour is drafting a Young People's Brief in Support of the Juliana Plaintiffs, to be filed with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Today, I added ny name to that amicus brief.
Today, I signed a petition backing the Environmental League of Massachusetts's legislative agenda for 2019. There are four key bills that ELM is focusing on, plus its continued focus on raising the state's budget for environmental agencies.
Today, I attended a board meeting for Conscious Capitalism Boston. We approved our budget for 2019 and went over membership and programming details. A lot of good stuff planned and we're being careful that we don't over-commit ourselves.
Today, I attended another planning meeting for the Somerville Sustainability Tour. We've got many of the logistics locked down and need to start building our map with tour stops. Seems like a lot of people are getting excited and we've even had almost 30 sign-ups on our Eventbrite page.
Outside our home, we have a yard sign that tells the world, "This home is powered by 100% renewable energy." Occasionally, we get asked about it, which is a great opportunity to tell others how they can buy clean energy. Today, I wrote a very short intro to community choice electricity aggregation, which is giving … Continue reading Community Choice Electricity brief
Today, I returned to the Mystic Dam for this year's training to count herring for the Mystic River Watershed Association. It was great to get a review of the success of the program. It's clear the impact the fish ladder has had on the ecology of the watershed, and I'm glad to have contributed to … Continue reading Herring Monitor training
Greta Thunberg, a Swedish 16-year-old, began a weekly protest in front of Sweden’s parliament last year, with her modest “school strike for climate” sign. From there the movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, with students around the world taking up the cause to go on "strike" until governments take substantive action to address climate … Continue reading Youth Climate Strike
March 14 is Pi Day, which is an auspicious day for MIT alums. Admissions decisions are announced on Pi Day. It's also a major fundraising day, with matching gifts for dozens of opportunities in a 24-hour Pi Day Challenge. Today, I made a donation to the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center. The PKG Center … Continue reading The Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center
Today, I attended the March 2019 meeting of Somerville's Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change. Interesting agenda tonight, covering important housing programs from the city, the Commission's engagement with the City Council, and the participation of the city in the development of state building codes, among other things.
I'm a big supporter of journalism and a free press as vital supports not only to strengthen democracy, but also to inform our civic lives. But journalism should come with a duty of care. And some erstwhile journalists, particularly among talking heads on television, clearly cross that line. Today, I signed a petition asking advertisers … Continue reading #DropTucker