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May 2019

Tag Gas Leaks with Needham’s New Mothers Out Front Chapter

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Needham Town Common, 1471 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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Free

Are you concerned about gas leaks in Needham? The newly formed Needham chapter of Mothers Out Front is organizing a Tag Gas Leaks event in Needham on Saturday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Participants will meet at the Town Center. RSVP here. Mothers Out Front points out that Needham has 61 sites, in and around our homes and businesses, where natural gas is leaking through the ground into our air. These leaks emit methane, a powerful greenhouse…

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WBUR “Business In The Era Of Climate Change” Series: Part 4: The Road Map Of The Future: Transportation

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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$15

A five-part WBUR series in collaboration with Harvard Business School and Boston University Questrom School of Business Business is the main source of the greenhouse gases that are causing the Earth’s climate to change. Business is also the main source of new products, services and business models that may save us from wholesale climate calamity. This 5-part series, featuring leading thinkers from business, environmental advocacy groups and area universities, will explore what businesses are doing, can do and should do to confront climate change.…

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Newton Needham Chamber Spring Business Breakfast – Future of Transportation with Robin Chase

May 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Sheraton Needham Hotel, 100 Cabot St.
Needham, MA 02494 United States
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$50 - $60

There are still a few tickets left for the May 3rd Newton Needham Chamber Spring Business Breakfast. The changing face of transportation will be in the spotlight when transportation entrepreneur Robin Chase addresses the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Spring Business Breakfast on Friday May 3 at the Needham Sheraton Hotel. Robin Chase is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; as well as co-founder of Veniam, a network company that moves terabytes of data…

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April 2019

Local Environmental Action 2019

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Worcester State University Student Center, 486 Chandler St
Worcester, 01602
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$45

Registration is open for Local Environmental Action 2019!  Local Environmental Action 2019 - Bringing together community leaders, environmental justice advocates and activists from across the region to build skills, discuss new ideas, and be inspired for the work ahead. ​ Register today! This is a fragrance free event. ​Thanks for bringing your own water bottle and coffee mug. Have questions about the event? Email us at info@toxicsaction.org.

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Climate and Energy Legislation Program

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Needham Historical Society, 1147 Central Ave.
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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Learn About Pending Massachusetts Environmental and Energy Legislation and How to Engage with Legislators A full slate of environmental and energy legislation has been filed on Beacon Hill. There is a sense of urgency among legislators to take stronger action to meet Massachusetts’ climate change and clean energy economy goals. Leaders in both the Senate and House have stepped up. At a recent meeting of local elected officials, we attended, Senate President Karen Spilka called for “bold and pragmatic action”…

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Needham Adult Education: Zero Energy Home

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Needham High School – Room 206, Webster St
Needham,
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$25

Peter Kane, Instructor Join us to learn about the design and construction of a zero net energy home built in Westwood several years ago. The owner/designer/builder will present a slide show illustrating the important design considerations, construction details, and the finished home. The presentation will also cover the cost of the construction, how the home has performed over the three years, what it is like to live in it, and what mistakes were made that could be avoided – and…

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Webinar: Cap and Trade is Alive and Well: Carbon Markets Around the World

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Cap and trade is growing fast. And it’s working.  Learn the facts about cap and trade and why it is an effective way to put a price on carbon.   Join the League of Women Voters for a webinar by Nat Keohane, Environmental Defense Fund, Senior Vice President, Climate Thursday, April 25, 2:00 pm to 3:00pm (EDT)   Sign up!

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Webinar: Driving Down Emissions: Massachusetts and the Regional Transportation and Climate Initiative

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

A new webinar on climate change issues, "Driving Down Emissions: Massachusetts and the Regional Transportation and Climate Initiative," will be held Tuesday, April 23, 4-5 p.m., sponsored by the LWVMA Environmental Action and Advocacy Committee. Jordan Stutt, carbon programs director for regional and state initiatives, Acadia Center, and State Rep. Lori Ehrlich will present an overview of the Transportation and Climate Initiative and legislative efforts underway in Massachusetts to develop a plan to ensure sustainable and equitable solutions. In New England,…

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WBUR “Business In The Era Of Climate Change” Series: Part 3: Climate Politics And Business

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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$15

A five-part WBUR series in collaboration with Harvard Business School and Boston University Questrom School of Business Business is the main source of the greenhouse gases that are causing the Earth’s climate to change. Business is also the main source of new products, services and business models that may save us from wholesale climate calamity. This 5-part series, featuring leading thinkers from business, environmental advocacy groups and area universities, will explore what businesses are doing, can do and should do to…

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WBUR “Business In The Era Of Climate Change” Series: Part 2: Food, Diet And Climate

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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$15

A five-part WBUR series in collaboration with Harvard Business School and Boston University Questrom School of Business Business is the main source of the greenhouse gases that are causing the Earth’s climate to change. Business is also the main source of new products, services and business models that may save us from wholesale climate calamity. This 5-part series, featuring leading thinkers from business, environmental advocacy groups and area universities, will explore what businesses are doing, can do and should do to confront climate change.…

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