on July 6, 2020
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.
on July 5, 2020
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.
on July 4, 2020
Today, I listened to a recording of the second session of the Nonprofit Quarterly’s “Beyond the Board Statement: How Can Boards Join the Movement for Racial Justice?” The event was actually this past Monday, but I couldn’t join and hadn’t had the chance to catch up until today.
on July 3, 2020
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.
on July 2, 2020
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 [...]
on July 1, 2020
Today, I made a donation to the ELM Action Fund, a PAC aligned with the Environmental League of Massachusetts.
on June 30, 2020
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.
on June 29, 2020
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.
on June 28, 2020
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.
on June 27, 2020
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. [...]