About Us

We are mostly Chelmsford residents, many who met through the  MA Chapter of Elders Climate Action (ECA) . We share a commitment to climate legislation, advocacy and education in our community to prevent the harmful effects of climate change and protect the planet. Please reach out to one of us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Are you concerned about climate change?

If we work together we can make a positive difference and slow the effects of climate change.


Attend an upcoming "Climate Conversations" program
Register on the Chelmsford Library's Events Calendar. For the time being we are meeting on Zoom.  You must register on the Library's calendar to receive the Zoom link. 

Read about our current campaigns:
1) to pass the Climate Resolution and
2) to "opt up" to 100% renewables in the Chelmsford Choice program,

Learn about some of our future plans post-Covid:
1) hold an EV (Electric Vehicle) Car Show 
2) organize a Community  Climate Fair" and
3) Create a Chelmsford Carbon Emissions Inventory and draw up a  Roadmap to help our town reach Net Zero greenhouse gases by 2050.*

CCAT - Our Team

Kathy Cryan-Hicks: Before she retired, Kathy worked at the Chelmsford Library as Assistant Director of Programming and Community Services. When she's not saving the planet, she's having fun writing, painting,  and, most of all, enjoying her granddaughter. Kathy is a founding member of CCAT. She is also a member of  Elders Climate Action, Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA),  and the Chelmsford Art Society.

Julianne Carney recently retired as Marketing Director for the federal division of Tutor Perini Corporation, one of the largest construction firms in the country. She is a long-time member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and has hiked and paddled throughout New England, and trekked in Bhutan, Northern India and the Dolomites

We are always looking for volunteers to help.
Consider joining our team.


Dave Drayton graduated with a dual degree in Economics and International Studies from Brandeis University in 2009.  His first job was as a political fundraiser, where he raised money for Environment California.  He then worked for two years as the Webmaster and Office Administrator at a small environmental non-profit called Seacology, then spent about six months as a an intern at ISEC, a sustainable agriculture think tank.  Since about 2014, Dave has been working in the tech industry as a software engineer.  He recently took the plunge into local politics, winning a local election to become a Chelmsford Precinct 6 Representative.

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