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.

We will kick off the series in the fall with a forum at the New England Aquarium’s Simons IMAX® Theatre on September 14 at 7 pm with “Extreme events and climate change: What we know and what we can do.” This event is part of the Aquarium’s Lecture Series, and is co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Boston and Massachusetts and the UMass Boston School for the Environment. The speaker, Dr. Ellen Douglas, will discuss observations of our changing climate, what changes may be in the future for Boston and beyond, and some plans for how to adapt to these changes. Click here for an event flyer.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required through the Aquarium’s website.

Other Forums in the Series Coming Up

  • October 4 at 7 pm (6:30 refreshments), Winchester Town Hall: “The Health Benefits of Renewable Energy Choices: A Role for Carbon Pricing”
  • October 19 at 7 pm, Lexington Public Library: “Greening the Grid: Preparing for Our Clean Energy Future”
  • November 4 at 1 pm, Falmouth Public Library: “Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do”

 May 2 forum, “On the Path to 100% Renewable Energy” Video Available

The first forum, “On the Path to 100% Renewable Energy,” was held in Worcester on May 2, and was co-sponsored by LWV-Worcester Area. David Ismay, Senior Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation, MA and Eugenia Gibbons, Clean Energy Program Director at Mass Energy Consumers Alliance; presented the case for 100% renewable energy and what is required to reach it. Their presentations have been posted on YouTube.