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Events & other To Do's 

 

S.2995 Climate Bill needs your support
Contact Gov. Baker's office before Jan 14
  
Sustainable Milton Annual Meeting
Welcome our new Board Jan 23, 2021

Fall/Winter holiday reading
Food waste reduction ideas
EV charging on Cape Cod
Uplifting rewrite of The Night Before Christmas


 



 


Landmark Climate Change Bill
awaits Gov. Baker's signature
Call the governor's office to show your support!
 

The new year got off to a great start!  On January 4, 2021 the MA Legislature passed significant climate-related legislation: An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy (S.2995) that would overhaul the state's climate laws, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create clean energy jobs and protect environmental justice "EJ" communities. 

Unless Gov. Baker signs this into law before January 14, 2021, two years of effort - the work of hundreds of organizations and individuals, including our MA legislators - will have been for naught.  

Perhaps a few phone calls from MA residents will remind him how important it is that he sign this bill.  If you're phone shy and prefer to reach out via email, here's a link to the Mass.gov "Email the Governor's Office" page.  Scroll down past the COVID info, enter your contact info, choose This is a... "Comment", the Category is "Other".  A Subject might be "Help achieve your climate goals by signing S.2995 into law" and add any other thoughts you might want to share in the Message section.

Need more info about the bill before calling or emailing the governor's office?  Search for "mass.gov S.2995" or view some of these links: 
  • Biography of the bill from the MA legislature website,
  • MA Legislature passes landmark climate change bill WCVB
  • MA Lawmakers send bill that would reduce MA's carbon footprint to Gov. Charlie Baker's desk - Masslive.com
Thanks in advance for doing your part!!


 

 


Fall/Winter reading 

 

EV Charging on Cape Cod
What are the benefits of electric vehicles?
Where on the Cape can you charge your EV?

  
Food Waste reduction ideas
A Thanksgiving-inspired article about creative dining 
(i.e. making the most of what your have!)


 



An unsettling start for sure,
but the new year has promise!

We hope you enjoy this uplifting December message:
 
T'was a week before Christmas, and all through the town, 
people wore masks, that covered their frown.
The frown had begun way back in the spring
when a global pandemic changed everything.
They called it corona, but unlike the beer,
It didn’t bring good times, it didn’t bring cheer.
Airplanes were grounded, travel was banned.
Borders were closed across air, sea, and land.
As the world entered lockdown to flatten the curve,
the economy halted, and folks lost their nerve.
From March to July we rode the first wave;
people stayed home, they tried to behave.
When summer emerged the lockdown was lifted,
but away from caution, many folks drifted.
Now it’s December and cases are spiking,
wave two has arrived, much to our disliking. 
It’s true that this year has had sadness a-plenty,
we’ll never forget the year 2020.
And just ‘round the corner - The holiday season,
but why be merry? Is there even one reason?
To decorate the house and put up the tree,
who will see it, no one but me.
But outside my window, the snow gently falls,
and I think to myself, let’s deck the halls!
So, I gather the ribbon, The garland, and bows,
as I play those old carols, my happiness grows.
Christmas is not canceled and neither is hope.

If we lean on each other, I know we can cope...

 

 

Sustainable Milton

Pres. Louie Pierro, VP Didi Emmons, Treasurer Greg Naviloff, Secretary Fred Taylor; Board Members:  Erick Ask, Henry MacLean, Jeanne Bronk, Solveig Ask (MHS student), Tara Manno Richer, Teresita Cochran and Tucker Smith

Reach us: info@SustainableMilton.org.  Sustainable Milton is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit org

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