Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition
Our Climate Crisis: Research and Action for Change
Virtual Lecture Series
The Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition presents a virtual lecture series on the climate crisis, showcasing a diverse mix of perspectives from within the climate crisis movement. Speakers will include climate change researchers, activists, youth leaders, and social scientists covering a variety of issues related to climate change, community resilience, and grounds for action. The series will be held on Zoom; pre-registration is required to receive the link to join the video-conference. Please pre-register for each lecture using the links below.
The Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition is comprised of organizations from the communities surrounding the Blue Hills committed to working together to address the challenges of climate change in our communities.
Youth in Action on Climate: Sunrise Movement
Thursday, October 8, 6:30 pm
What are local youth doing to address climate change? How do local actions build on a national movement to bring about a more just and sustainable economy? Join us for a discussion with local Sunrise Movement leaders to hear about their current efforts locally, statewide, and nationally. Sunrise is a Youth-led grassroots organization fighting for environmental justice and the Green New Deal. Sunrise Blue Hills is a chapter of the National Sunrise Movement and we fight for environmental justice as well as racial and social justice.
Climate Justice and Covid-19: What Can We Learn From These Intersecting Crises?
Thursday, October 29: 4:30 pm
Rebecca Herst, Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, will speak about how climate change and Covid-19 are disproportionately impacting historically marginalized communities and strategies for ensuring that our response efforts focus on the people most impacted and keep everyone safe and healthy in our changing climate.
Climate Danger in the Fore River Basin
Thursday, November 12: 6:30 pm
The Algonquin (Enbridge) transmission compressor station sited in the Fore River Basin brings many dangers to our region and to our planet. Alice Arena is the founder and president of the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station in Weymouth, and she will discuss what a compressor is and does, what it means for our health and safety, and what the push for more methane distribution and use will do to our planet.
A Green New Deal for Boston
Thursday, December 17, 6:30 pm
What could the Green New Deal look like at the municipal level? Boston City Councilor and mayoral candidate Michelle Wu will share her recently published 15-point plan to address climate change and the important role municipalities can play in the future of our planet.
Climate Legislation: What’s New and What You Can Do
Thursday, January 7, 6:30 pm