LWVMA 2017 Climate and Energy Solutions Series

The LWVMA Steering Committee for Environmental Action and Advocacy is coordinating the LWVMA Climate and Energy Solutions Series, consisting of five regional forums around the state in collaboration with local Leagues and other organizations. All events are free and open to the public.

May 2, Worcester

May 2 at 5 pm, Worcester

“On the Path to 100% Renewable Energy”

Speakers: David Ismay, Senior Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation, MA and Eugenia Gibbons, Clean Energy Program Director at Mass Energy Consumers Alliance

Watch the forum, posted on YouTube.

  • What would 100% energy look like?
  • What will it take to get there?
  • How and when do we make it happen?

Sept. 14, Boston

September 14 at 7 pm, New England Aquarium’s Simons IMAX® Theatre, Boston

“Extreme events and climate change: What we know and what we can do.”
Speaker: Ellen Douglas, PE, PhD, Associate Professor of Hydrology, School for the Environment, UMass Boston

Watch the presentation on the aquarium’s website.  

Click here for an event flyer.

  • What have we observed from our changing climate?
  • What changes are in our future?
  • What plans are in the works to adapt to these changes?

Click here for a copy of the presentation slides.

October 4, Winchester

October 4 at 7 pm (6:30 refreshments), Winchester Town Hall, 71 Mt Vernon St, Winchester, MA

The Health Benefits of Renewable Energy Choices: A Role for Carbon Pricing

Speaker: Jonathan Buonocore, ScD, Program Leader, Climate, Energy, and Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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  • What are the sources and health impacts of air pollution?
  • What is carbon pricing and how would it positively affect our health in Massachusetts?

Click here for a copy of the presentation slides.

October 19, Lexington

October 19 at 7 pm, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Greening the Grid: Preparing for Our Clean Energy Future“

Speakers: Ariel Horowitz, PhD, Synapse and Megan Herzog, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation, MA 

Watch the presentation on the LexMedia website.

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  • What is the electric grid and who runs it?
  • Why is the grid important as we transition to clean energy?
  • How can the grid be modernized to support the transition?

Click here for a copy of presentation slides.

November 4, Falmouth

November 4 at 1 pm, Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St, Falmouth, MA

“Extreme Events and Climate Change Boston Area and Cape Cod: What We Know and What We Can Do”

Speakers: Ellen Douglas, PE, PhD, Associate Professor of Hydrology, School for the Environment, UMass Boston

With local perspective from:
Stephanie Madsen, Sustainability Coordinator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dr. Robert Max Holmes, Deputy Director and Senior Scientist Woods Hole Research Center

Click here for an event flyer.

  • What have we observed from our changing climate?
  • What changes are in our future, especially for Cape Cod?
  • What plans are in the works to adapt to these changes?

Click here for a copy of the presentation slides.

For a list of organizations partnering the Climate and Energy Solutions Series, click here.

Support for this series was provided by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.