Today, I attended a conference co-hosted by Massachusetts Sierra Club Greater Boston Group and Biodiversity for a Livable Climate. The conference highlighted the importance of ecosystems in building climate resilience. That includes our forested areas, food systems, watersheds and coastal regions.
Today, we gathered a team from the Climate Reality Project Boston chapter to get involved with our Outreach committee. It's quite an accomplished group and I'm happy to be a part of it. Not much to report; obviously it takes a while for these kinds of committees to get organized and find their footing.
Somerville doesn't have a lot of ballfields. One of them, Lincoln Park, is out of commission while it's renovated. Now another, Conway Field, has been closed off. Today, I went to a Parks and Recreation meeting when the city and its consultants told the public what happened: Soil testing conducted in preparation for the proposed … Continue reading Conway Field remediation
An emerging, and I hope enduring, trend is the record number of women running for public office. More than twice as many women are running for congress in the 2018 mid-term elections than ran in 2016. And they're finding success: "After two primaries this month — in Illinois and in Texas (which holds primary runoffs … Continue reading Knock Down The House: A Documentary
Today, I dialed into a monthly call of the Brattle's Development Committee. Actually, it's a subset of that committee that focuses on individual outreach and major donors. It was really just quick touch for us to chat briefly, but the regular contact helps to keep us on track.
Today, I helped to make happen the next edition of our Conscious Conversation, one of our Conscious Capitalism Boston chapter event series. This time our focus was on employees, more specifically on how companies can be intentional about their employee engagement and how employees can be "conscious" even in companies that might not seem to … Continue reading Conscious Capitalism – employees edition
Today, I sent a letter to the Chairwoman of the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Karen Spilka, urging the committee to push forward two bills: An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future (S.2302), which is the Senate omnibus bill covering climate change, and the 100% Renewable Energy Act (S.1849, H.3395). It's time to … Continue reading 100% Renewables
The horrifying shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was just six weeks ago. Seventeen were killed that day, most of them students. Survivors from the high school have become symbols of defiance, calling out politicians who refuse to take basic steps toward gun regulation. In just six weeks, they managed to organize … Continue reading March for Our Lives
Carbon pricing is thought by many environmentalists and business savvy to be the single most effective tool to effect radical change input economic systems and be able to reduce emissions dramatically. It is also a very wonky topic which is hard to get across to people. Today, I went to an event hosted by MIT … Continue reading Carbon pricing…and comedy?
Today, I contributed once again to my Community Cooks team, which provides a full meal for 20 to an emergency domestic violence center in Somerville. I was assigned a salad, which I was able to do this morning, before heading to work, instead the night before, as usual. I also went to an Indivisible Somerville … Continue reading Community Cooks – salad days