Green Needham thanks Brian Swett, Energy and Environment Chief for the City of Boston, for coming to Needham on May 20th to present Boston’s climate change strategy. Since creating its first climate change strategy in 2007, Boston under Mayor Menino has been a national leader in developing and executing a comprehensive strategy that encompasses mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions), adaptation (planning and creating a more resilient infrastructure) and economic growth (seizing the opportunities to create a stronger and more vibrant economy).

One attendee summed up the response of many when she observed that “in the face of so much discouraging news, it was so energizing to hear this story and see the very real success that is possible when there’s leadership and commitment”.

Also joining us were representatives from MAPC, the regional planning agency that works with cities in towns in our area, including Needham. Green Needham is encouraging Needham and our neighboring towns to begin a dialogue on how we can take advantage of some of the great work being done in Boston to better plan the future or our communities.

This Green Needham meeting is being rebroadcast on The Needham Channel’s Education Channel (Comcast Channel 8, RCN Channel 3 and Verizon channel 31). Upcoming rebroadcasts are:

  • Thursday, May 30th – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, May 31st – 2:00 pm and 11:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 1st – 11:30 am and 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 2nd – 7:30 am and 5:00 pm
  • Monday, June 3rd – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 4th – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 5th – 11:30 am and 9:00 pm

If you live or are an official in one of our neighboring communities and would like to have this program broadcast on your local cable access station, please contact Michael Greis.

The Water is Rising: Meeting summary and follow-up
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