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Upper Charles Climate Action Mission:

With enthusiasm and hope, we seek to protect our communities, our planet, and future generations by sustaining a healthy, livable climate.

62+ Years of INCREASING carbon dioxide in our atmosphere

Calls and efforts to mitigate and limit the climate crisis are gaining in intensity worldwide. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has predicted that humans must reduce our carbon emissions 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050, or face significant climate disruption that may be irreversible.

Young climate activists worldwide have called for global climate strikes and actions during the week of Sept. 20-27.

In response, concerned Holliston residents will draw attention to the climate emergency by posting an art installation on telephone poles along Rte 16. The signs will illustrate the increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere over the last 62 years, and encourage action to protect the climate.

The installation is a project of Upper Charles Climate Action, a local chapter of 350 Mass.

The installation will be available for viewing during a limited time from 9/21 - 9/28. From the westbound, the installation begins at approximately at 439 Washington Street. From the east bound the installation begins at approximately at 1027 Washington Street. For a driving tour and map see: http://bit.ly/62yrsCO2

What we do:

Understanding the dangers climate disruption poses to everything we hold dear, we work to slow climate change and minimize its destructive impacts. We do this in two major ways:

We advocate at the local and state levels to rapidly and significantly increase the use of clean, renewable energy in place of fossil fuels, and to promote energy conservation.

We aim to help others understand the reality and impact of climate change, to reduce their personal climate impact (“carbon footprint”), and to become effective advocates for a healthy, sustainable climate.

Who we are:

We are concerned citizens of towns in the upper Charles River area*; students, sons, daughters aunts, uncles, parents and grandparents; working and retired. As we share our commitment and support one another’s efforts, we are becoming a team of friends. We welcome as new team members anyone who is eager to work collaboratively for a healthy climate.

*currently Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Milford and Sherborn

Monthly Meetings:

  • 4th Monday of the month
  • 7 pm - 9 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church
  • 11 Washington, Sherborn, MA

Next Meetings:

  • 1/27/2020
  • 2/24/2020
  • 3/23/2020
  • 4/27/2020
Members participate in many activities - from meeting with local select boards, lobbing legislators to attending marches.

To learn more about the Upper Charles Climate Action Node check us out on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or sign up to be on our mailing list! To learn more about our state 350 MA organization, visit www.350ma.org

Credits:

Utah Nickel