Today, I went to the Climate Coalition of Somerville's monthly meeting. All that planning I'd been doing for the past week - those posts you were tired of reading - were to help drive this meeting forward. Although only a handful of folks showed up, it was a great meeting. Progress.
Indivisible Somerville just spun off the The Institute for Social Engagement as a 501(c)3 organization that will continue Indivisible Somerville's work in incubating new tools for activists. One of the headliners is the VoteRemote tool, which makes it easy for college students to register to vote and obtain absentee ballots in their home times. This … Continue reading The Institute for Social Engagement
Today, I donated to the South Bay Children's Health Center Champions for Children 5K Trail Run/Walk. That's a mouthful. But it boils down to this: The South Bay Children's Health Center provides dental and mental health services to low income children & families in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. They're having a … Continue reading South Bay Children’s Health Center Champions for Children
NASA is the ultimate example of why government agencies rely on science. After all, the agency that put men on the moon -- and brought them home -- could do accomplish that with an unwavering dedication to the scientific method. Today, I signed my name to a letter addressed to NASA head Jim Bridenstine. The … Continue reading Protecting NASA
The Well Coffeehouse, located in South Station, isn't just another hipster joint for $5 lattes. It's actually a nonprofit organization, run by volunteers, which supports other nonprofits in the Boston area. This month, for example, proceeds from the coffeehouse will benefit the Big Brother Big Sister Association. Today, I bought my breakfast from the Well, … Continue reading The Well Coffeehouse
Yes, another day another few hours spent planning for the Climate Coalition of Somerville's upcoming meeting. Today, I had another conference call to go over our plans to facilitate next Monday's meeting. That should be it for this week.
Fidelity Investment's Merrimack, New Hampshire campus is on a sustainability journey. There are some active initiatives already, many led by the real estate team, to install solar panels and an onsite industrial composter. It's nice to see, although it's not clear whether the entire organization has a sustainability strategy. There is also a team of … Continue reading Presenting on climate to Fidelity
As I wrote yesterday, a couple members of the Climate Coalition of Somerville are getting together to do some strategic planning. Today, I pulled together an agenda for our meeting next Monday, including some team exercises to hopefully help us get on the same page regarding our mission and activities for the coming year.
The Climate Coalition of Somerville is about a year old now. And it's time to take our first steps toward growing up a little. Just a little. Today, I sat down with Leigh, another member of the Coalition, who represents Somerville Climate Action, and started to talk about how we would use our next Coalition … Continue reading Climate Coalition of Somerville planning meeting
Today, I did weekly shift at the Mystic Lakes Dam counting herring as they make their way upstream to spawn. I counted over 1,000 in my 10 minute shift! They were flying through the fish ladder faster than I could accurately count, to be sure. Beautiful morning on the water and the swans were out.