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Taking Action Against Climate Change:
A Carbon Fee for Massachusetts

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Westwood Public Library
660 High St., Westwood, MA 02090

Speakers:
Marc Breslow, Acting Director of Climate Xchange
Cathy Buckley, Chair of Massachusetts Sierra Club

Massachusetts, already a national leader in energy efficiency, is poised to take a big step in accelerating the transition to clean energy as proposed legislation for carbon pricing gains sup- port. Join us to learn ...

  • Why we need carbon pricing
  • What carbon pricing is and how it works
  • What it means for Massachusetts and how it will impact us

The event is free and open to the public. To download a flyer, click here.

LWV logoPresented by the League of Women Voters of Westwood-Walpole-Dedham, Needham, Hingham, Norwood, Sharon-Stoughton, and Winchester.

For information visit: www.lwvwestwoodwalpolededham.org.

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is a member of the Clean Energy Future Coalition.

 

Houses of worship leave a notable environmental imprint.

Houses of Worship

Per capita, per hour of use, they're often among the biggest wasters of energy, and the United States has more houses of worship than any other country!

Many congregations recognize the moral imperative for stewardship, but don't always stand on the moral "high ground" when it comes to actual energy usage. We need to become better stewards and, in the process, encourage and inspire our congregants to do better at home, school, and work.

Membership in MIP&L offers a concrete way to put faith into action. Together, we will work toward environmental justice and care of creation. We will be a powerful religious response to global warming and environmental degradation!

If we don't, who will?

 

SUCCESS STORIES

Boston SynagogueAll Steamed Up?

Boston Synagogue was all steamed up, not just about climate change but especially about its cost (in $s and environmental impact) for using steam to heat its building. Boston Synagogue (also known as Charles River Park Synagogue) is a small, lay-led synagogue located in the heart of the Old West End near Massachusetts General Hospital. The building was constructed in 1971. It is a single-story structure, with a dramatic pitched "skylight" roof over the Sanctuary.

The result?  During 2009 Boston Synagogue reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 70%, from over 200,000 lbs to just over 80,000 lbs. Their annual energy costs decreased by 57% during this period, to about $6,800 as compared to about $15,750. Also, their annual repair and maintenance bills dropped significantly. As a result,the estimated payback time on their capital investment is approximately 5 years.

Read the full and very detailed case study by clicking here (PDF).

 

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