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How to Beat an Election-Related Coup

We have an election next week and signs point toward…chaos. With record levels of mail-in voting, it’s possible or even likely that we won’t know the results of the election next Tuesday. And the president has hinted that we might not go quietly should the election go against him. Today, I attended a webinar called, [...]

Climate Coalition of Somerville connections

Today, I caught up on a number of Climate Coalition of Somerville tasks, including reaching out to several folks who would like to get involved and thinking through how they might get involved. I also caught up on some Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change work.

Quick catch-ups on climate

Today, I had two quick conversations on climate initiatives. First, with an Oxfam America contact on our Least Developed Countries Fund, and second, with a Sustainable Arlington contact on a research initiative that she’s working on.

Climate webinars and CRWA strategic planning

Today, I joined a call with the Charles River Watershed Association board to discuss strategic planning. Today, I also joined two webinars about buildings sector. First, was a Greater Boston Association of Realtors roundtable that covered a number of different new green loan options that are now available, and the increasing push toward marketing and [...]

Better Buildings call

Today, I joined an MCAN call as part of its Better Buildings program. The City of Boston presented on how its further extending its Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure program to push more building owners to retrofit their buildings.

Shovel Ready Steering Committee

Today, I joined a call with the Shovel Ready Steering Committee, as part of the Somerville Climate-Labor summit. Hoping to keep this initiative moving and come up with some parameters for shovel-ready projects to bring to the city.

Climate Coalition of Somerville

Today, I joined the Climate Coalition of Somerville for our monthly meeting. We’ve been meeting with our state legislators (and candidates) over the past five meetings and we were able to round that out with our state senator tonight.

24 Hours of Reality, second half

24 Hours of Reality started yesterday and ran through this afternoon. Today, I joined two more climate leaders giving their first Climate Reality presentations.

24 Hours of Reality

This year, the Climate Reality Project’s 24 Hours of Reality event was moved up to coincide with the TED’s Countdown. Today, I watched part of the Countdown event and then I helped out two first-time presenters give their Climate Reality presentations over Zoom. It’s always helpful to have a second person on the call to [...]

Least Developed Countries fund

Today, I met with the coalition team for the Least Developed Countries Fund. We’re organizing for the next legislative session, which starts in January, so we’ll be off to a running start.

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