4/10/2019 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Belmont Art Gallery, Homer Building, 19 Moore Street, Belmont
Citizens are bombarded with advice on actions they should take to address the catastrophic impacts of global warming resulting in climate change. Install this. Buy that. Do or don’t do something else.
Attend this Belmont Energy Committee forum to learn what are the most important steps YOU and the Town can take to really make a difference in preventing global warming and climate change. Hear from experts about how the world of 2035 can and will differ from the world we know today.
George Bachrach: Former president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts and one of the leading environmental voices in Massachusetts. ELM is committed to combating climate change and protecting our land, water, and public health by creating diverse alliances and building the power of the environmental community. George is a former state Senator whose district included Belmont.
Peter Fox-Penner: Director of Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy. The Institute’s Smart Cities Initiative focuses on promoting smart, sustainable cities through new methods of urban planning, infrastructure development, mobility, and built environment energy use. The Institute is a worldwide leader in helping the electric power industry shift from centralized, fossil-based production to a more distributed and entirely carbon-free networks. The Institute is working to develop Boston’s carbon-free plan.
Belmont Energy Committee along with Belmont Light General Manager Chris Roy, will explain Belmont’s Roadmap toward achieving Belmont’s goal of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. The presentation will include an explanation of current ongoing action steps, the long-term action plan, and the Climate Change Resolution to be presented to Town Annual Town Meeting in the spring of 2019.