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Our next monthly Chapter Meeting will be on June 11, noon–2 pm 

Our regular, Second-Tuesday-Afternoon-of-the -Month Chapter Meeting is still on Zoom. Join us at 11:45 for time to socialize a bit and maybe have lunch together and make sure you’re all set on Zoom.

Then we start our meeting promptly at noon. This month we will hear from Maggie Super Church who is Director of Policies and Programs for the Massachusetts Community Climate Bank (MCCB). In this role, she is responsible for leading the development and implementation of financing solutions for single-family and multifamily housing that advance the Commonwealth’s building sector decarbonization goals. Prior to joining MCCB, Maggie was a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where she contributed to a forthcoming book on climate and community development co-published by LISC and Enterprise Community Partners. She previously served as Vice President for Healthy and Resilient Communities at the Conservation Law Foundation and co-led the creation of multi-investor funds for healthy neighborhoods in partnership with the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation. 

After her presentation and Q&A, we will welcome Senator Mike Barrett, hopefully with an update on an omnibus climate bill, followed by discussion of what we can do to move this forward.

To join the meeting click this Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 735 454 252
Passcode: 223189 (You may have to try more than once)

YES! We do record our meetings, and they are usually posted on our web site within a few days.
https://ecamass.org/category/eca-mass-monthly-meetings/ is where you can find those a few days after the meeting.

We send announcements to eca-mass@googlegroups.com which includes all those on our active list. Contact Dawn Edell if you want to confirm you are on our “Active” list.

Deep Dialog—May 20, 2024 (one week early)

for our next Deep Dialogue. May 27 is Memorial Day so we will hold this Deep Dialogue ONE WEEK EARLY, on May 20. Dr. Jennifer Bender of the  Marine Studies Consortium will address us on the role of oceans in CC mitigation, and the “blue-economy”. 

Dr. Bender is a Boston-based environmental scientist actively involved in bridging gaps between scientists, policy makers, the public and other stakeholders. Jennifer has a PhD in Geography and Environmental Science, a certificate in Strategic Foresight, and a Master’s in Administrative Sciences. She is a professor and Program Director at the School for the Environment at University of Massachusetts. She serves as the Executive Director of the Marine Studies Consortium, which offers courses in marine and aquatic sciences and other topics. She is an active advisor to Sea-Ahead, a support system for start-ups in the blue-economy, and a consultant to a variety of organizations.

We need your help!

It takes all of us to continue the advocacy and education work of our organization. We are asking you now, as a supporter, to help with some of these expenses, if you are able.

Please consider donating to ECA Mass to support chapter activities, educational programs, and materials by clicking on the button below.

Our Small Budget
Our chapter’s expenses are not great: for 2023 we estimate our total expenses at about $5,000 – a small increase from previous years. We have no paid staff, no office, and we don’t pay ourselves for mileage or incidental expenses. Rather, we have the expected, but escalating costs of producing written materials, subscribing to services for our legislative advocacy work, paying occasional consultants for help with our website and other media projects, and mailing services for our newsletter and other communications. Resources permitting, we also hope to purchase equipment to enable us to offer hybrid meetings (Zoom/in person) as pandemic worries recede.

Our Fundraising Goal
Our hope is to raise about $2,600 from you, our members, and match this amount with monies donated by the leadership team and others who have already shown support of ECA’s mission by joining teams, writing reports and articles, and regularly attending meetings. If you have attended even just a few meetings which were valuable to you, when you learned something or were inspired, please donate even a modest, minimum amount in return to help us carry on.

It’s rare for us to ask for anything from our general supporters, besides your actions to help address climate change. Our actions today are more critical than ever as we enter a dangerous period where hopes of keeping global warming below 1.5 ℃ seem to be fading fast. We’ll need all hands on deck as we push local and state governments to implement the steps set out in the Next Generation Roadmap Bill with even greater urgency.

Act now for future generations!

Elders Climate Action Massachusetts is an action-oriented organization, made up of volunteers like you, committed to end the climate crisis and build a just and sustainable future for future generations. We’re focused on educating, mobilizing, and engaging concerned elders. Through collective action, we work to achieve policy changes on the scale and timetable that will be necessary to protect future generations.

Join Elders Climate Action in our work to create a sustainable legacy for future generations. Membership is free! We will keep you posted about events, initiatives and chapter meetings happening around Massachusetts.

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