ECA-MASS Monthly chapter meeting Tuesday Oct. 8, 11:30 - 2:30
We meet at The Beech Street Center , 266 Beech Street in Belmont, MA.
Plenty of on-site parking is available and the center is 0.3 miles from the intersection of Trapelo Rd and Beech Street on MBTA Bus Route 73.
We meet in the large and sunny, but air-conditioned Room 215 Classroom A at the end of the corridor. (details to participate remotely below*)
The first half hour we have time to set-up and for socializing with each other over our informal lunches if you want to bring something for yourself. We cannot share our usual delectable potluck lunches here at this time, but if you would like to bring finger- food-friendly dessert items which could be shared using only napkins, please do. Coffee and tea may be available for a modest price downstairs.
Then we start our meeting promptly at noon,and for our presentation [our Science Class I like to call it] this month Gilbert Metcalf will discuss climate policy - both at the national and state level - based on his years of research on carbon taxes and other policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He'll draw from his recent book, Paying for Pollution: Why a Carbon Tax is Good for America. According to Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker staff writer and author of The Sixth Extinction, Metcalf "lays out the case for a carbon tax in clear, compelling, and non-partisan terms. Paying for Pollution should be required reading in Washington, D.C., and, indeed, in capitals around the world."
We will also hear about our actions during the Global Climate Strike Week, and celebrate Mothers Out Front's recent award: https://www.mothersoutfront.org/pr_mothers_out_front_receives_2019_un_global_climate_action_award
And, as usual, we'll include time for lively discussion on ways YOU can support climate efforts in Your locale, including updates on the Heat Smart RFP and getting Your community involved in state-sponsored initiatives.
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