on January 10, 2021
Today, I joined a Somerville Protest Against Evictions & Foreclosures, organized by CAAS and others. The Climate Coalition of Somerville cosponsored the event.
on January 9, 2021
Back in 2018, I saw Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu speak at a Green Energy Consumers Alliance event. It was a moving and dynamic speech. Last summer, she announced her plan for a Boston Green New Deal and Just Recovery. Today, I made a donation to Michelle Wu’s campaign for Mayor.
on January 8, 2021
Today, I joined a call organized by MCAN that brought together advocates from around the state who have been working on our better buildings campaigns. Still working on a specific campaign for the coming year, but it’s clear there’s a lot to do.
on January 7, 2021
Today, I joined back to back community meetings held for two applicants hoping to open recreational cannabis dispensaries. They’re both within a hundred yards or so of my house, so it was important to hear what they had to say. After the two hearings, nothing particularly problematic emerged.
on January 6, 2021
Today, I was interviewed by a DEI consultant, for one of the boards that I serve on. It was important to share my sense for where the organization is on its diversity, equity and inclusion journey, and it gave me a lot of confidence in the work the consultant is doing.
on January 5, 2021
Today, I led a call for the Climate Reality Project’s Boston Metro chapter. It was a good call, oriented toward getting more people involved as volunteers.
on January 4, 2021
After months of dithering, the Massachusetts senate and house Conference Committee finally put out a reconciled climate bill, called “An Act Creating a Next-generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy.” It’s the most sweeping climate legislation the state has come up with since 2008. But it’s now sitting on the Governor’s desk. Today, I wrote the [...]
on January 3, 2021
Today, I joined my second meeting of the Somerville Alliance for Safe Streets. We’re moving quickly toward a summit at the end of February.
on January 2, 2021
Today, I made a Kiva loan to a grocer in Gisagara, Rwanda. The business is located near a refugee camp, most customers are refugees and he has hired six refugee employees.
on January 1, 2021
Today, I put some time into some Somerville Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change projects, notably developing a working document on shovel ready projects for the Mayor. I also spent some time catching up on Labor-Climate summit and Climate Coalition of Somerville projects.