Making a Difference at the Local Level


"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
Maria Robinson,
   American writer

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Upcoming Sustainable Belmont Meetings    
All events are free and open to the public!

5/22/13(Wednesday) - The Diet Climate Connection by NPR host David Freudberg
The droughts, heat waves and wildfires of 2012 – the hottest year on record – have vividly brought home the effects of our warming planet.

What we choose to eat relates to climate change. An enormous invisible plume of heat-trapping gases is generated by modern agriculture. Factory farming methods are a huge and notably filthy source of global warming pollution. But you can choose tasty, healthy, climate-friendly foods! 

Belmont Public Library, Assemby Room 7-9pm

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4/28/13 (Sunday) - Bicycle Recycle 11am-2pm  Beth El Temple Center
We need your old bicycles! Clean out your garage and bring in your bicycles to Beth El Temple Center on April 28th from 11 am to 2 pm. Bikes Not Bombs recycle thousands of bicycles while involving young people and adults in programs that provide skill development, jobs and sustainable transportation.  Bicycles are transported to economic development projects in Ghana, Sierra Leone, El Salvador, Guatemala, Uganda and Nevis Island every year. In addition, some of the collected bikes are used in youth Earn-A-Bike programs, and others are repaired by teenage mechanics as part of their Vocational Training programs and are for sale in their bike shop. A $10 donation is requested to support Bikes Not Bombs programs, but is not required. (Donated bikes are tax deductible.) If you would like to learn more about the organization, check out their website: 

5/4/13 (Saturday) -  The Sustainable Middlesex second forum for area state legislators and citizens concerned about climate change
We have invited two guest experts:

  • Kerry Emanuel, internationally renowned Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, will provide a climate change update and discuss the need to act.
  • Todd Schatzki, vice president of the Analysis Group, will provide an analysis of the carbon tax benefits and challenges. Dr. Schatzki is an expert on the subject and a strong supporter of the concept. He has PhD in public policy from Harvard University and is an expert on energy and environmental economics and policy.
The morning will offer ample discussion among legislators and constituents on the carbon tax bill, as well as other environmentally friendly legislation.
We were delighted with the great turnout of State Representatives and Senators at our first forum last December and are enthusiastic about a follow-up meeting to continue the dialogue on this critical issue. We hope you can attend

Carey Library, Lexington 9:30-11:30am

5/18/13 (Saturday) - Town Day
Come visit our booth where we'll have walking maps, information on rain barrels and solar screens available.

  Kind regards and please stay mindful of your impact on the environment!
  John Kolterman
  chair, Sustainable Belmont

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