On November 12, 2016, fifty citizen-delegates to the Second Cambridge Climate Congress adopted and signed a Statement of Response to climate change, reproduced below.
In the next few weeks, Green Cambridge, in partnership with other climate response organizations, will start to recognize and recruit climate citizens to adopt and spread this vision of response. If you would like to join this project, please contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement of Response
We can act now to protect ourselves, future generations, and life on earth from the conditions of a changing climate. We believe it is our responsibility to act now to
- Adapt our way of living,
- Conserve natural resources and systems, and
- Restore the natural cycles on which life on earth depends.
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Cambridge Climate Congress Closing Session, November 12, 2016: The Climate Congress completed on November 12th, 2016, following 6 weekly discussions on diversity and an Opening Session featuring 10 expert talks. Video of all the sessions, as well as the final report and signed statement of response are available on the Climate Congress event page.
PARKing Day, September 17th, 2016: Green Cambridge built the "Carbon Column" by John Pitkin, illustrating the amount of carbon emitted by one seat on a one way flight to Europe, using packets of biochar.
Monthly Meet-up, September 15th, 2016: Green Cambridge showed Sue Butler's film "Leaving the Carbon Economy" followed by a discussion with Sue Butler herself.
Green Cambridge Annual Meeting, June 2, 2016: Green Cambridge gave awards to retiring City Manager Rich Rossi and his staff for their outstanding sustainability efforts.
Green Cambridge 2030 Goals presentation to Porter Square Neighborhood Association, Feb 18, 2016: Quinton Zondervan presented our 2030 Sustainability goals in Porter Square, and received their endorsement!
Green Cambridge in the News
Cambridge Trees Advisory Committee Launched
Green Cambridge launched the Cambridge Trees Advisory Committee in the spring of 2016 to take a long hard look at how to best reforest Cambridge. Currently our primary asks are to water the trees in this historic drought, and to set up a task force to formulate a plan for saving and growing our urban tree canopy.
City Arborist David Lefcourt, and Green Cambridge Board Members Elena Saporta and Susan Labandibar; for Scout Magazine