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Extreme Events and Climate Change

Thursday, September 14; 7–8 PM

What We Know and What We Can Do

Ellen Marie Douglas, Associate Professor of Hydrology, School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston. Douglas will discuss observations of our changing climate, what changes may be in Boston’s future, and some plans for how to adapt to these changes. New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston.

Belmont Drives Electric, Ride & Drive

Sunday, September 17, 1–4 PM

Learn about electric vehicles and test drive Chevy Bolts, Volkswagen Golfs, Nissan Leafs, and other electric vehicles. Meet local owners to get their experience. Food truck, music, games, and more. Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St.

Boston Sustainability Breakfasts

Wednesday, September 20, 7:30–8:30 AM

Join us every month for Net Impact Boston’s informal breakfast meetup of sustainability professionals for networking, discussion, and moral support.  Pret A Manger, 101 Arch Street, Boston.

Environmental Studies School

Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. will offer Series 5, Course 2: The Living Earth—Land & Related Issues. Subjects to be covered are ecology, plants, environmental science, wildlife, Earth stewardship, source reduction of pollutants, coastal zone management, and field study of the land. Contact Leigh Cameron at UTEC, Inc., 35 Warren Street, Lowell.

Belmont’s Trash Options—Public Meeting

Monday, September 25, 7–8:30 PM

Belmont Town Hall, 455 Concord Avenue.

Boston Area Sustainability Group

Tuesdays, October 3, November 7, 5–7:30 PM

Local and national experts discuss issues vital to the community. Cambridge Innovation Center, Venture Cafe, One Broadway, Cambridge.

Junior League’s Designer Show House

October 7–November 5, Hours vary by day; see website.

The home is currently owned by the Belmont Woman’s Club and was previously owned by William Flagg Homer, uncle of the painter Winslow Homer. The house has more than twenty soon-to-be renovated spaces by interior designers from all over the area. It will be a fantastic experience for anyone interested in interior design, architecture, and historic homes. Individual tickets are $35-40, with discounts to groups of 10 or more. All tours are self-guided and no reservations are needed. William Flagg Homer House, 661 Pleasant Street, Belmont.

Sustainable Belmont Meetings

Wednesdays, 7–8:30 PM

October 4: Sustainable Schools

Learn more about the 3Rs in the Belmont Public Schools—Reduce, Recycle and Reuse with members of the Belmont PTA/PTO Green Alliance. Learn what sustainability efforts are (and are not) happening from the elementary schools to the high school.

Also: November 1, December 6, January 3. Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library, Concord Avenue, Belmont.

DC, Massachusetts, and the Future of a Clean Energy Economy

Tuesday, October 17, 6:00–7:30 PM

Join the Alliance for Business Leadership and UMass Boston for a conversation about the effect the federal government’s current policies will have on the Massachusetts clean energy economy. Moderated by Heather Goldstone, science correspondent for WCAI and WGBH Radio. Massachusetts Club, 1 Beacon Street, Boston.


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