[act-ma] Cambridge Climate Week Announcement

Steve Wineman swineman at gis.net
Sun Apr 24 17:59:06 PDT 2011


    *Cambridge Climate Change Week
    May 13 - 21, 2011

    */A week of awareness and action
    addressing the most critical challenge we face/**

    *Friday, May 13, 7:30pm*/**/*Kickoff Event * *Climate Change: Is
    Green Consumption a Solution? *With *Heather Rogers,* author of
    /*Green Gone Wrong*. A////Cambridge Forum event//, introduced by Tim
    Weiskel. /*First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave.**, Cambridge
    (Harvard Square) *map
    <http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=First%20Parish%20Church>
    *
    *Kickoff immediately preceded by*6pm *showing of film *'The Water
    Front'* on water rights in Michigan, by the First Parish Church
    Climate Justice Task Force. Discussion led by Patricia Jones, UUSC
    Program Manager for Environmental Justice.*At First Parish Church, 3
    Church St. entrance*

    *Saturday, May 14:*  National Give Your Stuff Away Day. Time and
    location to be confirmed.

    *Sunday, May 15, 10am - noon*:**Watershed Walk for Climate and
    Adaptation by Friends of Alewife .  Alewife Reservation, Cambridge,
    MA map
    <http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Alewife%20Reservation%2C%20Cambridge%2C%20MA>

    *Sunday, May 15, 11am - 3pm*:  Green Homes Bike Tour organized by
    the Cambridge Energy Alliance.  Starting location to be announced.

    *Throughout the week*:  Smarter Living Expo at the Cambridge Main
    Library, 449 Broadway. map
    <http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cambridge+Main+Library&hl=en>
    *
    Tuesday, May 17, 6:00 - 8:30pm*:  Smarter Living Expo Experts
    Evening.  Meet local experts to answer your questions and learn more
    about sustainable living.  Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway. map
    <http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cambridge+Main+Library&hl=en>

    *Thursday, May 19, afternoon*: City Sprouts Open Garden at an
    elementary school to be announced. www.citysprouts.org
    <http://www.citysprouts.org>.
    *
    **Thursday, May 19, 5:00 - 7:00pm*: TROMP Traffic Tutorial at
    *Central Square intersection* by Travel Responsibility Mentoring and
    Outreach Project.  The "tutorial" aims to instruct travelers about
    the LAWS of the road and how ignoring them endangers others and
    themselves.

    *Thursday, May 19, 7:00 - 9:00pm*: HEET Vampire Hunt and Efficiency
    Ware Party.  Conducted by the Home Energy Efficiency Team.  First
    Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge. map
    <http://maps.google.com/maps?q=First+Church+Congregational,+11+Garden+St,+Cambridge,+MA&hl=en>
    *
    Friday, May 20, 7:30pm*:  Fred Small concert at First Parish in
    Cambridge UU, 1446 Mass. Ave.  Many of his songs have an
    environmental theme. map
    <http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=First%20Parish%20Church>
    http://www.firstparishcambridge.org/ *

    Saturday, May 21, 10:00 - 11:30am*:**Urban Gardening Seminar,
    sponsored by City of Cambridge  Options for urban home gardening: in
    yards, containers, roofs, wherever!  Cambridge Main Library
    conference room, 449 Broadway. map
    <http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cambridge+Main+Library&hl=en>
    *
    Saturday, May 21, Noon - 3:30pm*: *Climate Week Finale:
    ActionFest*.  Action oriented booths, speakers, commitments project,
    food. Celebrate our community's efforts and commit to specific
    actions you will take to fight climate change. *Cambridge College,
    1000 Mass Ave. *map
    <http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cambridge+College,+1000+Mass+Ave.&hl=en>
    *
    *Watch for updates with event locations and any additional events.
    /Community groups are encouraged to organize their own events during
    Climate Change Week.

    /*Volunteers needed! *If you would like to help in any way with
    organizing Climate Change Week, please contact us at
    *cccweek2011 at gmail.com*
    *
    *Cambridge Climate Change Week is being organized by the Cambridge
    Climate Emergency Action Group (CCEAG) and was proclaimed by the
    Cambridge City Council.  You can find us on the web at www.cceag.org
    or find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/
    *
    *The following organizations are participating in Cambridge Climate
    Change Week:

        * Green Decade/Cambridge (sponsor)
        * Cambridge Community Foundation (sponsor)
        * First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Cambridge Climate
          Justice Task Force (sponsor)
        * GreenPort
        * HEET
        * Cambridge Energy Alliance
        * TROMP
        * SwissNex Boston
        * and more...

    /*"Climate is nearing dangerous tipping points....Time is running
    out."*/  --Dr. James Hansen, NASA climate expert.

    *

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