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Love the Path on Jan. 22

Support the Belmont Community Path

The Community Path Advisory Committee
Special forum for abutters, open to the public

January 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Beech Street Center in Belmont
The Friends of the Belmont CommUNITY Path is coordinating to ensure strong positive representation for the path. If you are already planning to attend, they would appreciate hearing from you. Contact Philip Lawrence at

It's Easy Being Green: Animated Shorts About Animals and the Environment

January 20, 12:00 p.m., Studio Cinema at 376 Trapelo Rd. in Belmont, MA
The Family Film Festival / Belmont World Film Festival will be held from January 17-20th at Studio Cinema and Regent Theatre.
See the complete list of films at

Science Cafe @ Cary Library with Special Guest Scientist Kerry Emanuel

January 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room (Lexington, MA) 

Trashed: Film Screening 

January 26, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the First Church in Belmont, MA 
Opportunity for viewing and discussion of this eye-opening film narrated by Jeremy Irons.

The Pomona Project

Blueberry bushes and other edible perennials will become available via the Pomona Project soon - love that edible landscaping!
Dan Schrag, Director Harvard University Center for the Environment said at a recent public presentation that one of the biggest things we can individually do to for climate change preparedness is to "Grow Food!".

Sustainable Love
Save the Date • Feb 5

Family Event: Sustainable Valentines!

February 5th, 4-6 p.m. in the Flett Room, Belmont Public Library 
Come make a valentine with Sustainable Belmont for Valentine’s Day! Express your love and appreciation for your family, your BFF or someone special. We will recycle and upcycle materials such as papers, fabrics and other treasures to create unique and heartfelt cards. You’ll be able to try your hand at some traditional glues from organic sources and have fun doing it! All ages welcome!

Contact us if you would like to help out for this event!

Sustainable Social Hour

February 5th, 6-7 p.m. in the Flett Room, Belmont Public Library 
Please join us between Valentine-making and our regular meeting for catching up and pre-meeting discussion.
*For those of us staying through dinner, we will coordinate food.


February 5th, 7-9 p.m. in the Flett Room, Belmont Public Library 
Additional items will be included in the reminder email, however, we will continue discussion of the Belmont Solar Challenge for the majority of this meeting, including, but not limited to further discussion of the tariff (the math), changes to the policy before starting a solar challenge, and solar hot water initiative. Members we will hear from include, Rebecca McNeill, Claus Becker, Mark Davis, John Kolterman, Phil Thayer, and Kim Slack, among others involved in this initiative. We will have updates on the Belmont Community Path, the Safe Routes to Schools Community Task Force and the Green Communities application.
Sustainable Belmont is an all-volunteer organization that has regular discussions, workshops and presentations to enable the community to be environmentally sustainable. Meetings and events are open to the public.

Kind regards,
Kate Bowen, Chair
Darrell King, Co-Chair
John Kolterman, Adviser

In nature nothing exists alone. — Rachel Carson
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