350MA is planning many events for earth week, which is coming up fast! We kick off the week Friday, April 19th with a talk from First Nations activist Melina Laboucan-Massimo. Throughout the next week there will be movie showings and events to attend. Don’t miss out… see below and our calendar for details and how to join! HELP 350MA TABLE/ CANVASS FOR THESE AND FUTURE EVENTS… FILL OUT THIS SURVEY.
April 19th, 7pm: 350MA and National Wildlife Federation, in conjunction with Lesley University, are pleased to present an evening with Melina Laboucan-Massimo. Melina is an Indigenous and environmental activist from the Lubicon Cree in Northern Alberta, and a member of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Having grown up in the tar sands region, Melina has seen first-hand the impacts of tar sands development on her Nation’s people, culture, and land. She now travels around the world to share her personal stories with the global community, including a presentation of testimony to the U.S. Congress. Come hear Melina’s story with others from the greater Boston area, and meet Melina in person.
Click here to RSVP for a free ticket. You can also read more about Melina.
Doors will open at 6:30, lecture starts at 7pm. For more information, contact Sophie at email@example.com.
Also on the 19th, 7-9pm: three singers will come together to Voice Against Climate Change at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston. Featured artists are: singer-songwriter Dean Stevens, Hindustani classical vocalist Warren Senders, and Boston’s “Queen of the Blues,” Toni Lynn Washington. The music begins at 7:00 pm, at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. Tickets are $20; $15 students/seniors. All proceeds will go to us, 350MA! Help us have a presence at this event. For information, please call 781-396-0734, visit “Singing For The Planet” on Facebook, or go to the event website at http://www.warrensenders.com/journal/?page_id=5725.
April 20th, 21st, and 22nd: 350MA will be canvassing to get more comments against the Keystone XL pipeline during the comment period for the State Department. And get more 350MA members while we’re at it! Email Eli at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to help!
April 21st, 12-5pm: A Day in the Boston Commons, Earth Day with local colleges. There will be live music, games, and 350MA will be present to table. Activities will be near the gazebo. 350MA will have a table.
That evening, from 7-9pm, there will be statewide viewings of the 350.org Do The Math documentary, followed by a Q&A from 350.org. In Cambridge, 350MA is hosting a viewing in Porter square, at 1751 Mass ave., 3rd floor of Green Lens Media Lab. Sign up for your free ticket on Eventbrite: http://350ma-dtmdoc.eventbrite.com/. For other locations, check out our calendar.
April 22nd, 6:45-9pm: No Gas Mass on Earth Day: Turn off your lights, bike to work, buy local food, and try not to use any fossil fuels for one day on earth day! Make your pledge here. Another film screening is happening that night: Gasland, in Natick, MA at the Natick Morse Public Library. See calendar for more details.
All day on April 24th, DCU Center in Worcester: The Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference connects sustainability stakeholders from government, education, business, and nonprofits. Our presenters and exhibitors are experts showcasing best practices and resources to implement sustainable practices. Everyone interested in sustainability will find this event timely, practical and valuable. For more information including a full schedule, and to register, click here.
April 25th, 5-7pm: CIC in Kendall Square: Join 350MA at the CIC UnConference. Agenda TBD. To sign up and for more info, go here.
April 26th, 7pm: The film Bidder 70, featuring Tim DeChristopher, the college student who derailed an illegal BLM oil and gas lease auction in 2008, will be shown at the First Parish in Cambridge, 3 Church St., Cambridge, MA. Hosted by the Environmental Justice Task Force.
April 27th, 10am-5pm: Starting at the Old South Church, ending at Trinity Church in Copley Square: Climate Revival in Boston. Prominent speakers for this event will include: Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist (Skype or video); Geoffrey Black, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ; Katherine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus South Africa (video). Connect with this event on facebook. 350MA will have a table. Youth/young adult-led rally starts at 3pm on Copley Square!