Residents of every town have well established rights to create
local climate justice
How much power do we have in our town halls to make change?
How "green" is our town?
What steps can we take to make it greener?
How do we prioritize those steps?
The answers to these questions and more at 350 MA MetroWest
Node's "Go Local Greening Night", April 6th, 7 to 9 pm, Peace
Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Road (route 126), Wayland. Light
Terra Friedrichs, former Selectman from Acton, will present
what she's learned about "home rule state"municipal rights and
how townspeople use them to stop new pipelines, control
unnecessary/destructive construction, limiting/banning the use
of plastics, herbicides and even pesticides.
David Ward, a sustainability engineer will discuss how towns
can become greener. He'll present the 350MA-MetroWest Node's
Handy Municipal Assessment Tool that you can use as a survey
to see if your town is meeting appropriate green metrics
toward a greener and socially just future.
Help each other assess all towns in our region. We'll break
up into groups of people in nearby towns and do a preliminary
assessment of our towns, make plans to work with town
officials to complete the survey, and urge them to go
further.Over time, you can track your town then see how it
compares to other towns.
Our Metrowest node public meetings usually happen the first
Thursday of the month with locations changing to accommodate
learners, supporters, and activists around the region. All
are encouraged to sit in on the subgroup meetings for the
local initiatives as well as the informal planning group that
meets at different times.