“Kids for Planet Earth”

5th & 6th Graders from Chelmsford’s McCarthy School express their feelings in this special online exhibit. Click each page to advance through the show.

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Upcoming Programs

"Better Buildings, Healthier Communities through Building Code"
with Sarah Dooling, executive director of MCAN. 
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 1 p.m.


Come hear from the Massachusetts Climate Action Network how buildings can be more comfortable, more affordable to heat and cool, and more durable in our climate changed world.  Sarah Dooling, executive director of MCAN, will review how building code is now a powerful tool for community advocates to transform buildings from being one of the largest sources of emissions to being a core part of a town's climate mitigation efforts.  
 

About our speaker:

Sarah Dooling was trained as an urban planner, social worker, and ecologist. She recognizes that getting our buildings and energy systems to be zero emitters by 2040 has to include affordable housing, the creation of jobs, and protections for workers. She has her Ph. D in Interdisciplinary Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington and received her Masters of Social Work and B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine.

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"Making your Home More Energy Efficient"
with 
Stephen Shinopoulos
Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1 p.m. 

The Mass Save ® program is designed to helps residents and businesses become more efficient and save money. Residential home energy assessments offer a comprehensive look at homes in order to maximize efficiency and home comfort. We'll explore the background of Mass Save, what to expect during a home energy assessment, and the rebates available to homeowners in Massachusetts. 
About our speaker:
Stephen Shinopoulos's passion for assisting, educating and empowering communities in Massachusetts has fueled his journey through many influential roles.  His work in the environmental and education fields has allowed him to connect directly with communities and enact positive change. In joining HomeWorks Energy, the largest Home Performance Contractor in Massachusetts, he has helped thousands of residents reduce their carbon footprint and save money with Mass Save.  In his current role as Partnership Coordinator, Stephen is excited to form meaningful, strategic partnerships and work together to make the world a brighter place.

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"Massachusett's New State Climate Law and What it Could Mean for Our Community" with Tim Cronin, state director of ClimateXChange
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7 p.m.

The new law, "An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy," represents the most significant update to climate policy in the Commonwealth since the landmark 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act. And with hundreds of statutory updates and changes, it tackles a lot — everything from solar panels and offshore wind to new building codes and regulatory priorities for state agencies.

 

About our speaker:

As State Director, Tim leads CXC’s advocacy, policy, and coalitions work in Massachusetts. He also tracks climate legislation and supports state research deployment. He’s the co-author of the ‘MA Climate Roundup’ a weekly e-newsletter featuring analysis on climate, clean energy, and environmental policy in Massachusetts.

Tim previously worked as the Policy and Partnership Manager for the Climate Action Business Association. He also served as the co-chair of the MetroCommon Scenario Advisory Committee, which helped develop MAPC’s 2050 Boston regional plan. Tim has a B.A. in Economics from Stonehill College and studied during his undergrad at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University. He is a proud life-long resident of Weymouth, Massachusetts.

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