From the February 2020 Newsletter

 

Sustainable Sharon Coalition meeting

Wednesday February 5th, 7:00 PM

Hearing Room, Sharon Community Center, upstairs 

 

NOTE: SSC MEETINGS ARE NOW THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH (no longer the second Wednesday of the month)!

Don’t miss the special report from Silas Fyler, Member of the Town’s Energy Advisory Committee, regarding solar arrays and Sharon Power Choice. Hear all about it at the next SSC meeting, Wed. Feb. 5th, 7:00 PM, at the Community Center

February Meeting Agenda

 

PLANNING FOR SHARON GREEN DAY
Sharon Green Day 2020 will be held on May 2, 2020  12:00-4:00 PM at the Sharon High School

We’re looking for vendors and exhibitors, please email as greenday@sustainablesharon.org  as soon as possible to reserve your table.

 

ENERGY NEWS

While there seems to be only disheartening environmental news coming from the federal government, a number of states including Massachusetts seem to trying to step in and fill the void. State legislative bills are up against an early February deadline to be reported favorably out of the committees to which they have been assigned.  Without this happening, the bill will die. The state Senate has just put through a package of environmental legislation that is expected to be voted on this week, probably before this SSC e-newsletter even reaches you! There are also myriad House bills making their way through committees, with the same early February deadline. And, even Governor Baker has committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. As Greta Thunberg has said, we may really need ZERO, not “net zero” carbon emissions to save ourselves from the worst climate change effects, but at least this is progress. For state bills to become law, they need to be approved by both the House of Representatives, the Senate and signed by the Governor. So, all pieces are not yet in place…Read more about the Mass. legislative happenings here:

New Trio of State Senate Bills Proposed:

https://sustainablesharon.org/2020/01/28/new-trio-of-state-senate-climate-change-bills-proposed/

 

Read about our January 14th visit to the Statehouse, including some House bills to support:

https://sustainablesharon.org/2020/01/28/ssc-well-represented-at-1-14-state-house-lobby-day-co-sponsored-by-mass-power-forward-mpf/

 

Holy Smokes! Read about Governor Baker’s new carbon commitment here:

https://sustainablesharon.orghttps://www.nytimes.com/section/climate/2020/01/28/governor-baker-pledges-net-zero-carbon-emissions-by-2050/

 

Greta Thunberg is truly a child/young woman made for these times. To read more about her work at the Davos conference, click here:  

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/climate/greta-thunberg-davos.html

 

Plastic grass does not make any sense—artificial turf with PFAS could harm student athletes and threaten our water supply, lake and wetlands.

 Please visit our website for more information and to take action: https://sustainablesharon.org/artificial-turf/

 

Local Environmental Action is an annual gathering of community leaders and activists to share the skills you need to make change, learn more about the problems facing our world today, and be inspired to keep up the fight. We are fighting for a greener, more just world. SSC is a co-sponsor and we’d love to carpool with you!

Email support@sustainablesharon.org if you would like more information!