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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.

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. [...]

Climate Reality fundraising and Covid’s Lessons on Climate

Today, I met with Climate Reality Project national to get trained on our new fundraising procedures for our chapter. Today, I also attended a Mass Peace Action webinar on “Covid’s Lessons on Climate: Listen to Science and fight Racism.”

Juneteenth mobilization

Today, I marched with the Movement for Black Lives as part of its Juneteenth mobilization. I attended the rally on Cambridge Common and marched to Cambridge City Hall, 90 degree weather be damned.

Codes and Policies to Advance Zero Goals and We the People

Today, I joined webinar hosted by the New Buildings Institute. They covered Codes and Policies to Advance Zero Goals: Policies for Retrofits and New Construction, with speakers from Vancouver, New York state, Denver and right here in Metro Boston. Today, I also joined a catch-up call with We the People Massachusetts to get caught up [...]

Better Buildings campaign call

Today, I joined a call with other buildings advocates taking part in MCAN’s Better Buildings campaign. We got updates on the state building code process and had a chance to share experiences with one another.

Movement for Black Lives and Reading Frederick Douglass

Today, I joined a national mobilization call for the Movement for Black Lives. This call was geared specifically toward rallying environment justice advocates for upcoming Juneteenth actions. Today, I also recorded a passage of Frederick Douglass’s “What to the Slave is 4th of July?” speech for a Somerville Museum/Somerville Media Center project called Reading Frederick [...]

Climate Reality update

Today, I pushed out an email for the Climate Reality Project Boston Metro chapter, encouraging everyone to participate in the upcoming training, which will be conducted online for the first time ever.

Climate Coalition of Somerville

Today, I joined our monthly Climate Coalition of Somerville meeting. We invited a candidate for state rep to join us and she spent an hour with us talking about her climate agenda.

Candlelight Vigil

Today, I attended a candlelight vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others killed by police brutality and racist violence. This was a Somerville event, organized by people of color who have formed a new organization called Just Us Somerville. It ended with 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence, after which we [...]

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