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In Arlington, Your Electricity is "Green"

with Arington's bulk purchase program,

Community Choice Aggregation

Learn more:  arlingtoncca.com/about/,  

https://www.greenenergyconsumers.org/aggregation

and on our Resources page under CCA

then opt up to 50% or 100% 

local renewable energy:

https://arlingtoncca.com/opt-up/

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Research as Climate Advocacy:

Using Scholarship for Social Change

Wed., August 19, 2020 - 12:00 -1:15 PM ET [free]

Jack Zhou

The Climate Advocacy Lab sits at the nexus of the climate research and advocacy, guiding conversations between sectors and equipping advocates with evidence from scholars – and other practitioners – in order to work more effectively. In this talk, Jack will discuss the value of research in guiding climate advocacy and opportunities for scholars to plug into the wider climate movement.
Eric Fine
The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication studies the causes and consequences of public opinion and behavior, and helps governments, media, companies, and advocates communicate more effectively. In this presentation, Eric will provide an overview of their research on public opinion of climate change and on strategies for effective communication about the issue.

Grow native mass:  EVENINGS WITH EXPERTS

Free and open to all

Native Bees: Our Pollination Powerhouses

September 23 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Heather Holm 

Author, Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide

 https://www.pollinatorsnativeplants.com/about-the-author.html

Native bees are the most important pollinators for our flowering plants, but are under threat from human activity. Heather Holm will teach us about the lives of common bee genera, and the vital relationships that they have with native plants— a powerful reminder that the salvation of one is inextricably linked to the proper stewardship of the other.   Advance registration for the webinar will be required and available 1 month prior to each lecture. Announcements of open registration will be sent through our monthly eNews.  Click to Learn more.

 

 

 

Bluebikes Bike Share Coming to Arlington:

Take Survey to Help Select Locations

The Town is joining the Bluebikes regional bikeshare network, connecting Arlington with nearly 400 stations and 4,000 bikes across metro Boston. Bike stations will be located in East Arlington and Arlington Center. Read full details and help us determine the first locations, by July 31, at:

  arlingtonma.gov/planning.  

 Town Survey: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions 

Take the survey by July 31

Take the survey.

The Town of Arlington is seeking resident input and feedback on ways to reduce greenhouse gas pollution in the future, including from buildings, motorized vehicles, our energy supply, and through changes to zoning and permitting rules. Input will directly inform the Net Zero Plan.  

Climate Justice

Climate Change, Pollution, Race & COVID-19

·       Article: “Massachusetts communities with dirty air are coronavirus hotspots”

·       Article: “Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Environment: A Conversation on COVID-19 with Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Director of Harvard C-CHANGE”

·       Article: A summer heat wave could hurt Boston neighborhoods already suffering from Covid-19”

·       Podcast: Corona Virus Fact vs. Fiction: Racial Disparity” (~9 minutes)  

 

 

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