The Green Energy Consumers is a non-profit that helps people make sustainable choices, particularly regarding clean energy. So, for example, it runs programs to educate consumers and sign them up for renewable energy, and coordinates among solar installers to reduce the misinformation in the market. Today, I attended their fall meeting, with guest speaker, President … Continue reading Green Consumers Alliance
I've supported immigration rights in about a dozen civic acts to date. The work of immigration lawyers is an important aspect of upholding immigration rights. Today, I supported an immigration lawyers work in Kansas City through a Kiva loan.
Somerville's West Branch library is closing for renovation. A critical part of the renovation is the addition of community space, for meetings and such, which is sorely missing in West Somerville. You can see the plans here. Today, I attended an open house for the West Branch library. It's the last day the branch will … Continue reading West Branch library open house
A humanitarian aid social network? Yup. Today, I supported ConnectAID on Kickstarter. The idea is to connect people to concrete humanitarian and development actions on one platform, to support nonprofit development projects and respond to humanitarian crises.
The City of Somerville's climate action plan, called Somerville Climate Forward, is launching November 28. I raised my hand to volunteer at the launch event. Today, I went to a planning meeting for the event, so I'll know what to do. It's my fourth straight night focusing on climate change in Somerville.
Today, I attended the Somerville Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change's monthly meeting. We're getting close to the launch of the city's climate action plan, so the launch event dominated the agenda.
Today, we held our Somerville Climate Social event, at the Somerville Museum. The Museum's current exhibit, called Triple Decker Ecology, is an interesting imagining of the future of Somerville transformed by climate change. It's worth a visit. Plus, the social brought new and old members of the Climate Coalition of Somerville together.
Today, we had our monthly meeting of the Climate Coalition of Somerville. We had updates from around the organization, went over plans for our response to Somerville's proposed new zoning code, and finished up plans for tomorrow's Climate Social.
This has been a record-setting year for wildfires in California. The Camp Fire in the Sierra foothills alone has killed 23 people and displaced thousands. Add in the fires currently burning in Southern California and the disruption to people's lives in California's population centers is immense. Today, I made a donation to the California Fire … Continue reading California Fire Foundation
The Climate Coalition of Somerville is a member of MCAN (Massachusetts Climate Action Network). MCAN is a connector of local climate activist groups, giving them tools to share information and best practices, and organizing campaigns that groups can sign on to. Today, I attended an MCAN focus group to provide some input on issues and … Continue reading Focus group for climate activists