The Cambridge Climate Safety Petition: Upcoming Events

The Great Swamp Legacy

Municipal Initiatives and Challenges of Climate Change in a Historic Floodplain

JUNE 13 – 7:00-9:00 pm (refreshments at 6:30 pm)
Lesley University, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Room 2-150
Host: Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division
Join us for speakers on biodiversity, climate change, natural systems solutions, the City’s Envisioning process, and perspectives from Alewife and watershed-wide groups:
  • Adam Sacks–Biodiversity For a Livable Climate
  • Andy Hrycyna–Mystic River Watershed Association
  • John Pitkin–Sierra Club Boston
  • Quinton Zondervan–City Councilor
    Eric Grunebaum–Friends of Jerry’s Pond
  • Sarah Slaughter–CEO, Built Environment Coalition
  • Mike Nakagawa–Envision Cambridge and Cambridge Climate Safety Committee
  • Amy Mertl– Assistant Professor of Biology, Lesley University – Moderator

Purpose: To support grassroots and municipal climate initiatives, which protect and improve the natural resources of the Alewife region for an acceptable community standard of living for humans and other species.

Climate Safety Petition Presentation

How Do We Protect Our Community as the Climate Changes?

Please join us for a community discussion about the Cambridge Climate Safety Proposal

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7-9pm
Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave., Central Sq.

Free admission.  Light food and drink included.

As the climate changes, Cambridge will experience much hotter temperatures and more frequent and severe flooding in larger areas.

Residents from across Cambridge want to protect the health, safety, and property of residents and workers from these threats by requiring new buildings to be climate-ready.

These residents formed the Climate Safety Committee, which has proposed changes in how buildings are constructed, how the surrounding open space is landscaped, and how stormwater is handled.  The Cambridge City Council and Planning Board will consider the zoning proposal at hearings on June 26 and 27.

Come find out about the Climate Safety proposal. Discuss how affordable housing can be created while addressing climate challenges. Think about the proposal and what you want to tell city officials. Give your input to improve the proposal. Get prepared to take action.

We’ll discuss the proposal in small groups to make sure all your questions are answered and to listen to your suggestions.

For more information on the Climate Safety proposal: http://www.cambridgeclimatesafety.info

Please reserve your space at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-do-we-protect-our-community-as-the-climate-changes-tickets-46822947697 .

Co-sponsored by the Climate Safety Petition Committee, North Cambridge Stabilization Committee, Cambridge Residents Alliance, Green Cambridge, Fresh Pond Residents Alliance, and Association of Cambridge Neighborhoods (additional sponsors welcome).

Cambridge City Meetings

Tuesday June 26th 6:30pm

MEETING TO DISCUSS the Climate Safety Petition in front of the Planning Board
Second Floor Meeting Room
344 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02139
  

Wednesday June 27th 5:30pm

City Council Ordinance committee meeting to discuss the Climate Safety Petition
City Hall, 2nd Floor Sullivan Chamber
795 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139
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