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The Path to Environmental Justice is Local

Elizabeth Yeampierre 

June 10, 12-1 pm ET

"... internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney of African and Indigenous ancestry and environmental/climate justice leader who is the executive director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s oldest Puerto Rican community-based organization."


 When Kids Fight for Environmental Justice, 

Words Have Power

Jaysa Hunter-Mellers

June 11, 2020, 12-1 pm ET

“Why aren’t all kids taught civics in schools?” Jaysa Hunter-Mellers asks. There has never been a more critical time in our history for young people, especially those from marginalized communities, to see themselves as change-makers, fighting for social and climate justice and understanding their role in our democracy. In her keynote, Jaysa will tell the story of how, when she was 10-years-old, she began to give speeches at rallies, testified at City Hall, and helped shut down the coal-fired power plant that was causing her asthma.



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How Gas Leaks Affect Our Trees:

The science, the signs, and what we can do

Meeting held May 28, 2020

Webinar recording from the Multi-Town Gas Leaks Initiative, of which Arlington is a member. See Town of Wellesley web site with links to the video, slide presentations, and other resources:

Arlington Town Manager Adam Chapelaine will moderate a presentation and discussion with an expert panel:

    • Dr. Nathan Philips, Boston University: How do methane leaks affect trees?
    • Bob Ackley, Gas Safety USA: What does the impact of methane on trees look like in our towns?
    • Brandon Schmitt, Director, Wellesley Natural Resources Department: How are some municipalities addressing this problem and what more needs to be done? 

New Website: Resilient Mystic Collaborative

What:  Nineteen Greater Boston municipalities - including Arlington - are working together as the Resilient Mystic Collaborative (RMC) to protect their residents and environment from a slower-moving but no less deadly crisis: climate change. Their ambitions and first eighteen months of progress can be found at their newly-launched website at

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