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I try to blog every day about my civic acts

Mystic River Watershed Association

Today, I made a donation to the Mystic River Watershed Association. It’s the lead organization for some regional climate adaptation programs that cover parts of Somerville. And, of course, it hosts the herring monitor citizen science volunteering program.

St. Mark Community Education Program

Today, I made a donation to the St. Mark Community Education Program, an organization that provides English-language and citizenship education programs for adult immigrants and their families.

Climate Reality Boston leadership call

Today, I joined our monthly Climate Reality Boston leadership call. We set some plans to have a reception for incoming Climate Reality trainees, before the online training in two weeks.

Reading Frederick Douglass together

Today, I joined a Zoom call hosted by the Somerville Museum and the Somerville Media Center, during which the edited community reading of “Reading Frederick Douglass together” was broadcast. I recorded a segment, so it was good to see the whole piece come together. It was followed by an amazing talk by Keidrick Roy, a [...]

ELM Action Fund

Today, I made a donation to the ELM Action Fund, a PAC aligned with the Environmental League of Massachusetts.

MCAN development discussion

Today, I joined a call with an MCAN volunteer and a couple of board members to discuss development processes. We’ll need to get going fairly quickly on this.

Offshore Wind Federal Advocacy Webinar

Today, I attended a webinar hosted by the National Wildlife Federation on how I can get involved advocating for offshore wind in Massachusetts. Pretty much the only way we’re going to green our grid is through offshore wind, but development is stuck under federal review.

More fish monitoring

Today, I made a concerted effort to watch as many videos as I could, as part of the Mystic River Watershed Association’s herring monitor program. I moved myself all the way to 14th place among herring monitors, although I doubt I’ll be able to maintain that position.

Zoning hearing and fish monitoring

Today, I listened to a zoning hearing for the Clarendon Hill affordable housing redevelopment. The hearing was actually a week ago, but I hadn’t been able to catch up until now. It’s an important development and I’ll need to advocate for the developer to bring the building up to the city’s new LEED Platinum requirement. [...]

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