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Harnessing Local Volunteers with MCAN

Cambridge Day at the dasHAUS exhibit had a lot of material! Check out my previous posts covering it, focusing on passive houses and Massachusetts Green Communities. Transitioning from Lisa Capone’s talk on Green Communities, Rob Garrity, the executive director of Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), boasted that the 70 cities covered by his organization’s 46 branches are […]

Massachusetts Green Communities

Before the passive house tour last week, Cambridge mayor Henrietta Davis and state senator Sal DiDomenico welcomed lawmakers and community advocates to a legislative breakfast, with presentations by Lisa Capone on Green Communities; Rob Garrity on harnessing local volunteers; and Paul Lyons on solar development. There was so much info in this session that I’ll […]

Dedham Environmental Coordinator Virginia LeClair, Part 2

On Tuesday I shared the first part of my conversation with Virginia LeClair, environmental coordinator for the town of Dedham, about the evolution of her job. We also talked about some outreach campaigns that the town is still working on. Read on to find out more. What’s the Cool Dedham campaign? The Cool Dedham campaign […]

Dedham Environmental Coordinator Virginia LeClair

Virginia LeClair, environmental coordinator for the town of Dedham, is exactly who I want to be when I grow up. (Let’s all ignore the fact that she’s also exactly my age.) Since she was hired four years ago, the town has been recognized multiple times for its sustainability efforts. I spoke to Virginia in May, […]