TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM EDT (starts promptly at noon), Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/735454252

ECA Massachusetts Chapter Monthly Meeting. This month our featured speaker is Stephen Long, Massachusetts Director of Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.

Steve will speak with us on how The Nature Conservancy recognizes that reducing fossil fuel use is the most important thing we can do to fight climate change. However, reducing fossil fuel use alone is not enough to reach the goal of “net-zero” emissions. We must support policies that recognize and support natural climate solutions. “Natural climate solutions” are actions to protect, manage, and restore natural and working lands, such as forests, farms, and wetlands, to both reduce emissions from lands and to remove and store carbon that has already been emitted. Massachusetts has some of New England’s richest natural carbon resources in our forests, wetlands, and soils. With currently available practices, Massachusetts’ lands have the potential to remove and/or reduce an additional 1-2 million metric tons CO2e per yearCome hear Steve's update on Massachusetts and NGO efforts to enhance and improve public policy for natural climate solutions.

We will also hear an update from our Legislative/Policy Team on the status of the Roadmap Bill in the Mass House and Senate Joint Conference Committee, and how we can support the bill, and other current legislative matters. Please join us!

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Climate Conversations, monthly program sponsored by Chelmsford Climate Action Team and ECA Massachusetts. This month's guest is Jillian Wilson-Martin, Natick's Sustainability Manager, who leads the Town's climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. She will speak about Natick’s recent accomplishments, which include greening the Town's electricity aggregation program, implementing more than $1M in energy conservation measures, installing nearly two megawatts of municipal solar, expanding curbside recycling services, completing three MVP action grants, revising Natick's stormwater bylaw, and kicking off an energy resiliency study. We expect to learn a lot from her that will inform the work that Chelmsford and other towns are doing locally.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 4-5:30 PM EDT, Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/826836378
Deep Dialogue. ECA Massachusetts' thought-provoking conversation series is now meeting once a month. For September, we plan to focus on the November elections

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