"Our Community and Tomorrow's Energy" -- Feb. 5
Do the costs of energy--to your wallet, to your community and to the environment--concern you? Do the latest developments in renewable energy, efficiency, and local planning intrigue you?
Learn more from experts in the field and connect with others seeking answers at "Our Community and Tomorrow's Energy," a Life in the Balance public forum on Friday, February 5, 7-9 pm, at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main St., W. Concord, MA. (Snow date: Feb. 7.)
"Our Community and Tomorrow's Energy" will focus on community-level solutions to the energy challenges we face. Massachusetts Representative Will Brownsberger (24th Middlesex District), whose work in the State House has emphasized the environment, transportation and carbon reduction, will deliver the keynote speech.
In addition, Gretchen Brewer will address recycling and waste-to-energy programs; Dr. Warren
Leon, co-author of The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices, will discuss home energy choices; and Christopher Ryan will speak to localization and related planning issues. After the panel, audience members may participate in group sessions to discuss local responses to the issues. This free forum is open to all; refreshments will be served.
"Our Community and Tomorrow's Energy" is Part 2 of Powering the Future, which began on
January 22 with a well-attended screening of "The Great Squeeze," a compelling documentary
(www.thegreatsqueeze.com). CCTV is airing this film on local cable Channel 8 almost daily through February 5; the schedule is available at www.lwvcc.com and www.concordtv.org.
The Life in the Balance series is co-sponsored by four community groups dedicated to educating and engaging the public: the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle, ConcordCAN (Concord Climate Action Network), Carlisle Climate Action and Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education (CCACE). For more information, visit http://lwvcc.com/lifeinthebalance.html, email Green_Initiatives@lwvcc.com or call 978-369-3842.