The Green Corner

News & Action from the Climate Action Team


Livestream Watch Party

Wednesday, January 31, 7:30pm, First Parish in Bedford 

First Parish Bedford Climate Justice Group and Bedford Mothers Out Front have invited us to a livestream Watch Party! We’ll be hearing from Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben and other leaders of the climate change movement as they propose a plan to keep moving forward in the effort to reduce fossil fuels.


Join other FP-Lexington folks by contacting Stephen at: Please forward this to others or print and post this flyer. You can also share this Facebook event with your friends. Hope you’ll join us!


Immediate Action Needed before February 7

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Join us for a “phone-in” this Sunday February 4th at 11:45am after worship in the Parlor

It’s now crunch time for the Massachusetts carbon pricing campaign. Both carbon pricing dividend bills S.1821 and H.1726) in the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (TUE). They must be voted out of committee by February 7, or they are likely dead for the session. A majority of state senators and about 70 of 160 House members have announced support. Of the 90 remaining House members, most have not taken a position, and many still know little about the bills. Thus, if a carbon pricing and dividend bill reaches the floor, it will likely pass.

The TUE Committee, however, has taken no action on the bills. To move the bills forward, we need to persuade the House TUE Committee Chair (Tom Golden) and House Leadership (including Speaker DeLeo), that climate change legislation must be a priority, and carbon pricing deserves a vote. We can do this by: (a) getting more House members to endorse; and (b) asking members who have already endorsed to pressure their leadership to bring the bills out of committee.

Below is the contact info and instructions for your reps, which should allow you to make calls (or emails) in less than five minutes. Both Senator Friedman and Rep (or Chairman) Kaufman have signed onto Senator Barrett’s bill. Short calls/emails are fine. Thanks again for your support and help.

State Senator:

Cindy F. Friedman     (617) 722-1432

State House Rep:

Jay Kaufman            (617) 722-2320

Next meeting of the Climate Action Team is Sunday, February 25 at 11:45. Room to be announced. For more information, contact Stephen Shick, Bob Kvaal, or David Pollack.