on January 20, 2021
Today, I took the afternoon off from work and watched the Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States. It was the capstone that completed my journey to commit one civic act per day for four years. It’s something that I’ll never forget, just like Amanda Gorman at the ceremony today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whZqA0z61jY
on January 19, 2021
Today, I took part in the final session for the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Building Electrification Accelerator program. Great program with lots of peer sharing with advocates from other municipalities.
on January 18, 2021
I have to admit that I spend a lot of time on Zoom these days, and it’s harder to continue that pace of videoconferencing. So I didn’t join a call of Somerville Alliance for Safe Streets (SASS) last night. But, today, I did catch up on SASS’s statement of purpose today and plugged into the [...]
on January 17, 2021
The Buy Nothing Somerville community has been enormously rewarding. I’m really grateful to have been an admin for three years now and to shepherd its monumental growth. Growth has its limits, however. Today, I built Buy Nothing Somerville (#2), a parallel group that will eventually take over as the new publicly facing Buy Nothing Somerville [...]
on January 16, 2021
On the Somerville Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change, we’ve spent the past month or so developing reports in working groups on the intersection of Covid-19 and climate change. Today, I edited the three reports into a single document.
on January 15, 2021
A few days ago, the Charles River Watershed Association engaged the Mass Rivers Alliance to hold an informal discussion about how the alliance’s board engaged in development efforts. I wasn’t able to join live. Today, I watched a recording of the session and really appreciated the approachibility of the Mass Rivers Alliance board and development [...]
on January 14, 2021
Today, I joined a media training held by the Climate Nexus, as part of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Building Electrification Accelerator program.
on January 13, 2021
Today, I joined the monthly meeting of Somerville’s Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change. We spent some time discussing a municipal resolution on gas prohibitions, as well as getting updates from the administration.
on January 12, 2021
Today, I joined a call for the Charles River Watershed Association’s Governance Committee, where we spent some time talking about our nominating process and priorities.
on January 11, 2021
Today, I joined the monthly meeting for the Climate Coalition of Somerville. It was our first meeting of the year and we took the time to reflect on our mission. Plus, we were joined by CAAS, who briefed us on the Lower Mystic Municipal Resilience Survey.