Sustainable Arlington monthly meetings are open to the public.
All are welcome.
We invite discussion of environmental and climate issues affecting Arlington and its residents.
We are now meeting on Zoom. Please register in advance.
For the complete agenda see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-Gl6fglFgzHPuecrmqaR6I1--e9I1xIYGjW25Ch7_50/edit?usp=sharing.
Agenda for January 27, 2021
- Update from Planning Dept.
- Approve December minutes,read here: SusArl.12.16.2020.Minutes.docx
- New Sustainable Arlington co-chair nomination, Tom Ehbrecht, read here: Tom Ehbrecht, co-chair statement of interest
- Tech 101: Solar-Assisted Hot Water for Home Use, John Moore, Architect, New England Solar Hot Water (an Arlington-Winchester HeatSmart 2020 participant)
- Proposed warrant article, EV charging stations, Silvia Dominquez, see: Proposed EV charging station warrant, Arlington 2021 Town Meeting
- State climate and energy legislation update
- Vote on support for Emergency Arlington’s proposed warrant article regarding a Declaration of Climate Emergency for Arlington, MA. Warrant article here: A Declaration of Climate Emergency for Arlington (2021) Background here: Emergency Arlington
- New business
- Update on 26-acre Cambridge construction project across from Alewife, Mugar Wetlands: Alewife Study Group, Sun., Jan. 31, 4:30 - 6 pm, register: http://alewife.org/event/asg-community-meeting/
- Net Zero Pathways and Opportunities under the Biden-Harris Administration: Prospects for Community Climate Action,Feb. 16, 6-7:10 pm,Webinar Registration
- Save the Date: Sustainable Middlesex, Carbon Countdown 2021, Sat., March 13, 9:30-11:30 am
Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops, The Earth is warming the Earth. In this series of five short films, learn why natural warming loops have scientists alarmed—and why we have less time than we think. Featuring the Dalai Lama, Greta Thunberg, and climate scientists you know.
A new report from a CSSN [Climate Social Science Network] research team analyzing climate and energy lobbying records details the actors working against climate action in Massachusetts. The study reveals four lobbying coalitions against climate action, and that utilities are uniquely powerful on Beacon Hill. The study provides insights for state level climate action and a new set of tools to research them. (access here) (press release)