GreeningRozzie Events

GreeningRozzie Webinar: Solar for Homeowners and Renters
Thinking about putting solar on your rooftop? Or do you rent or have a roof that’s not good for solar, but still want to get your electricity from the sun?

Join us to learn about two programs that cover all the possibilities:
  • Tax and Renewable Energy Credit incentives give homeowners a return on investment in just a few years 
  • Community Solar allows renters and folks who don’t have roofs that work for solar to band together to go solar
We’ll hear from EnergySage Energy Advisor Anna Hagadorn, who will show you how to use EnergySage tools to comparison-shop custom rooftop solar quotes and browse local community solar projects. We’ll also hear from some of your Roslindale neighbors who have been through the process.

When: Monday, December 7, 2020, 7 pm
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Past GreeningRozzie Events

Roslindale Farmers Market Table
When: Saturday, September 14, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where: Adams Park, Roslindale
More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table
When: Saturday, August 17, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where: Adams Park, Roslindale
More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

When: Saturday, July 27, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where: Adams Park, Roslindale
More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org

Darkness in Distress

Light pollution wastes energy, harms ecosystems, and robs us of the night sky’s beauty. Join us for a talk by Kelly Beatty, Senior Editor of Sky & Telescope magazine. We’ll learn about the problems caused by light pollution – and what people are doing about it. The event is free but registration is requested. Hosted by the Arnold Arboretum and co-sponsored by GreeningRozzie, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, and The Boston Food Forest Coalition.

When: Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 pm

Where: Weld Hill Research Building, Arnold Arboretum, 1300 Centre St., Roslindale

More Info: contact info and registration

Roslindale tree walk with Speak for the Trees

Join us for a community walk to tour street trees in Roslindale! Come learn about and appreciate the trees in our neighborhood! Co-hosted by Speak for the Trees and GreeningRozzie.

When: Sunday, June 2, 1 to 2 pm

Where: Meet at the clocktower at 4 Birch Street

More Info: RSVP, for questions contact info@greeningrozzie.org

Volunteer work session to help the young trees planted at the Roslindale Village commuter rail station

In 2012, GreeningRozzie volunteers planted 10 trees at the commuter rail site. Since that time we’ve watered and tended to the trees. Join us on this years spring workday. We’ll weed out to the tree drip line and fortify the trees with compost and mulch. All volunteers and tree-lovers welcome. Please bring garden gloves and tools for weeding.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2 to 4 pm

Where: Roslindale Village commuter rail station upper parking lot

More Info: contact Laura Dowd at lauravdowd@gmail.com if you plan to come or if you have questions.


Roslindale and climate change

GreeningRozzie needs your help! Your neighborhood environmental group is at a crossroads. It’s time for a new generation to step up and lead the way. Join your neighbors to talk about how climate change will affect Roslindale and what we can do about it. Plus, rain gardens! Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s Kate England will explain rain gardens and talk about other green infrastructure the city is deploying to deal with climate change. The talk will be followed by a broader discussion with Kate and Michelle Wu.
When: Saturday, December 1, 9:30 - 11 am
Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

Healy Community Garden on-site plan review this week
Join Parks Department staff and the Friends of the Healy Community Garden to review plans for the new community garden! Please share the attached flyers (English and Spanish) with all who might be interested.
When:
Thursday, June 28, 6 pm
Where:
outside the Flaherty pool building at the Healy playground, 160 Florence Street
More Info:
Contact Liza Meyer, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, (617) 961-3014 or Liza.Meyer@boston.gov

Help us sustain young trees in Roslindale!
Volunteer to help improve the grounds around nine young trees we planted six years ago at the MBTA station. We need to:
  • Clear weeds and grass at the base of each tree
  • Put a trunk protector on each tree trunk to help protect the bark
  • Add mulch in a ring extending out to the drip line of the tree
  • For trees planted on a slope, build a berm on the downward slope side to minimize rainwater runoff
We’ll have mulch, trunk protectors, fill and topsoil. Please bring work gloves, hand tools or a shovel, sun protection and water to drink.
When: Sunday, June 17, 3 to 5 pm (rain date Sunday, June 24)
Where: Roslindale MBTA commuter rail station upper parking lot
More Info: Contact Laura at info@greeningrozzie.org


Grab a beer with GreeningRozzie and RISE!

Join us for an informal get together to talk about climate justice! We’ll have a copy of Michelle Wu’s newly released climate justice report we can chat about. We’ll also have postcards from Boston Climate Action Network that you can use to urge Mayor Walsh to take action on clean energy. Bring a snack to share, if you’d like. This is the second of our fourth Sundays at Trillium get-togethers.

When: Sunday, February 25, 4-6 pm

Where: Trillium Beer Garden, 4228 Washington St.

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org

Grab a beer with GreeningRozzie
Join us for an informal get together to talk about the Healy Community Garden, renewable energy, maker mobs and more! Bring a snack to share, if you’d like.
When:
Sunday, January 28, 4-6 pm
Where:
Trillium Beer Garden, 4228 Washington St.
More Info:
info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Join us! Sign up to volunteer.

When: Saturday, September 23, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Join us! Sign up to volunteer.

When: Saturday, September 9, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

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When: Saturday, August 26, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

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When: Saturday, August 12, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Join us! Sign up to volunteer.

When: Saturday, July 15, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Join us! Sign up to volunteer.

When: Saturday, June 24, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Join us! Sign up to volunteer.

When: Saturday, June 3, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Climate and Racial Justice in the Era of Trump

Join Roslindale Is for Everyone (RISE) and GreeningRozzie for a panel discussion about what we can do to fight climate change and environmental racism. The panel will be moderated by Mariella Puerto of the Barr Foundation. Panelists include Eugenia Gibbons of Mass Energy, Kalila Barnett of Alternatives for Climate and the Environment, Adnan Malek of Youth on Board, and Kristen Wyman of Gedakina Inc.

When: Thursday, April 27, 6:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway

More info: info@greeningrozzie.org

House party: Community Choice Energy for Everyone

Come learn how Community Choice Energy decreases our reliance on fossil fuels and what we can do to bring it to Boston. We’ll discuss how we can promote the passage of Community Choice by the City Council and get it approved by the Mayor. Sponsored by GreeningRozzie and Roslindale Affinity Group in support of Boston Climate Action Network’s Community Choice campaign.

When: Sunday, March 26, 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Where: A home in Roslindale (RSVP for the address)

More Info and RSVP: info@greeningrozzie.org


House party: Community Choice Energy for Everyone

Come learn how Community Choice Energy decreases our reliance on fossil fuels and what we can do to bring it to Boston. We’ll discuss how we can promote the passage of Community Choice by the City Council and get it approved by the Mayor. Sponsored by GreeningRozzie and Roslindale Affinity Group in support of Boston Climate Action Network’s Community Choice campaign.

When: Sunday, February 26, 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Where: A home in Roslindale (RSVP for the address)

More Info and RSVP: info@greeningrozzie.org


Film screening: Merchants of Doubt

"Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change."

Hosted by Boston City Council President Michelle Wu, Roslindale Affinity Group, GreeningRozzie, RisE, WalkUP Roslindale and the Roslindale Film Series.

When: Saturday, February 25, 6:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway

More Info: contact info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Healy Field community garden, The Memory Tree Project and more
When: Saturday, November 5, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where: Adams Park, Roslindale
More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Maker Mob: Yard and garden design
Session 3: Make it happen – we’ll transform a barren, shaded side yard into a welcoming path to the backyard using woodchips and ferns. This is the final session to transform Scott's yard. Please join us! Learn more by reading Reimagining Scott’s Yard.
When:
Sunday, October 30, 10 am to 1 pm
Where:
Scott’s yard in Roslindale (RSVP for the address)
More Info:
RSVP; questions email info@greeningrozzie.org

Film screening: This Changes Everything

Join us for a screening of This Changes Everything, an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change and capitalism. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international bestseller of the same name, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

The screening will be hosted by city councilor Michelle Wu.

When: Saturday, October 15, 6:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway

More Info: contact info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

When: Saturday, October 8, 9 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park

More Info:
info@greeningrozzie.org

Maker Mob: Tiny Shed

Come to Maker Mob session four to learn how to build a garden shed! We'll be working in Alice's shady yard.

Session 4: Putting it all together - shed-raising!

When: Session 4 is Sunday, September 11, 2 to 5 pm. Snacks provided!

Where: a home in Roslindale

More Info: RSVP; questions email info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Bees and Cickens!

When: Saturday, September 3, 9 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park

More Info:
info@greeningrozzie.org


Maker Mob: Yard and Garden Design

Come to one or more of three Maker Mob sessions to transform Scott's yard!

Session 1: Reimagine Scott's yard – learn to read the landscape, including slope, soil, where the sun falls, how water flows, and how it's affected by wind. We'll also look into the history of the site.

Session 2: Turn imagination into plans – learn to make scale drawings. We'll divide into groups and come up with several plans.

Session 3: Make it happen – learn to implement the elements in the garden plan that Scott chooses.

When: Session 2 is Sunday, August 28, 10 am to 1 pm. Snacks provided!

Where: a home in Roslindale

More Info: RSVP; questions email info@greeningrozzie.org


Maker Mob: Tiny Shed

Come to one or more of three Maker Mob sessions to learn how to build a garden shed! We'll be working in Alice's shady yard. We'll also have a shade tend and snacks!

Session 1: Setting Stones/Making the Floor and Frame – learn the basics of framing.

Session 2: Siding and Shelves – learn the basics of siding a structure.

Session 3: Roof – learn the basics of roofing.

When: Session 3 is Saturday, August 27, 2 to 5 pm. Snacks provided!

Where: a home in Roslindale

More Info: RSVP; questions email info@greeningrozzie.org


Urban Housing Unit demonstration

Come see the City of Boston Housing Innovation Lab’s model living space, the 385-square-foot one bedroom Urban Housing Unit (UHU). This is your chance to give the cityfeedback on the unit and whether it could help the city respond to two trends: shrinking household sizes and rising housing costs. The UHU will be in Roslindale from August 13 to 25. GreeningRozzie will be participating in a UHU event on the evening of Thursday, August 25th.

When: Thursday, August 25, 4:30 pm to dusk

Where: Roslindale Commuter Rail Station, upper parking lot

More Info: see www.liveuhu.com


Maker Mob: Tiny Shed

Come to one or more of three Maker Mob sessions to learn how to build a garden shed! We'll be working in Alice's shady yard. We'll also have a shade tend and snacks!

Session 1: Setting Stones/Making the Floor and Frame – learn the basics of framing.

Session 2: Siding and Shelves – learn the basics of siding a structure.

Session 3: Roof – learn the basics of roofing.

When: Session 2 is Saturday, August 20, 2 to 5 pm. Snacks provided!

Where: a home in Roslindale

More Info: RSVP; questions email info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

When: Saturday, August 20, 9 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park

More Info:
info@greeningrozzie.org


Maker Mob: Tiny Shed

Come to one or more of three Maker Mob sessions to learn how to build a garden shed! We'll be working in Alice's shady yard. We'll also have a shade tend and snacks!

Session 1: Setting Stones/Making the Floor and Frame – learn the basics of framing.

Session 2: Siding and Shelves – learn the basics of siding a structure.

Session 3: Roof – learn the basics of roofing.

When: Session 1 is Saturday, August 13, 2 to 5 pm. Snacks provided!

Where: a home in Roslindale

More Info: RSVP; questions email info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Memory Trees Project

When: Saturday, June 4, 9 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Film screening: This Changes Everything

Join us for a screening of This Changes Everything, an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change and capitalism. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller of the same name, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.


The screening is no charge. Join us for a discussion after the screening. Consider reading the book [http://thischangeseverything.org/book/] before seeing the film.


The screening is part of the first Roslindale Village (Walkable) Film Series [www.walkUProslindale.org/film] sponsored by WalkUP Roslindale.


When: Saturday, May 7, 2 pm

Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

More Info: contact info@greeningrozzie.org


From Fossil Fuel to Renewables: How to make the shift and combat climate change

GreeningRozzie, Citizens Climate Lobby, and Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale invite you to a presentation by State Senator Michael J. Barrett. How do current economic policies incentivize reliance on fossil fuel? How can we shift the economy to promote efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and stimulate development of non-carbon energy? Sen. Barrett is the sponsor of Massachusetts Senate Bill 1747 – An Act Combating Climate Change, proposing a tax on carbon emissions. Come and learn about this bill, which is being considered in these final months of the current legislative cycle.
When:
Monday, April 11, 7 pm
Where:
Area E Police Station, 1708 Centre Street, West Roxbury
More info:
contact info@greeningrozzie.org

Renew Boston heating and insulation workshop

This workshop by the City's Renew Boston program will show you how you can take control of your heating costs and shrink your electricity bill.
When:
Tuesday, January 26, 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info: contact Loie Hayes at loie@renewboston.org or see the Facebook event page.


Hearing on gas leaks

Join us at the City Council hearing on gas leaks in Boston. Come out September 21st to share your concerns about gas leaks with our City Councilors! There are over 3,000 gas leaks under Boston’s streets, and that’s a BIG problem because:

• Leaked gas can explode

• Gas leaks can aggravate asthma

• Gas leaks kill trees

• We’re paying for the lost gas: $90 million a year

• We could heat 200,000 homes with the gas that’s escaping from leaky Boston area pipes

• Leaky old gas pipes may be Boston’s number one source of global warming gases – bigger than the emissions from all the cars and trucks in Boston!

When: Monday, September 21, 3:00 PM

Where: Boston City Council, 5th Floor, Boston City Hall

More Info: bostonclimateaction@gmail.com


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Bees!

When: Saturday, August 1, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Trees!

When: Saturday, June 27, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Community cooking event with Mayor Walsh!

We’ll prepare and share food, and talk with the mayor about making Boston a greener, more sustainable city. You can get fresh ingredients that morning at the farmers market!

You can participate in one of two ways:

  • Bring a vegetarian recipe for 12 that can be prepared in 1-1/2 hours, ingredients and pans/utensils needed to prepare the recipe. Spend up to $30 for your ingredients. You’ll be reimbursed for anything spent over $15.

  • OR Bring $15 and no ingredients -- just help cook.

When: Saturday, June 6, 11:00 am

Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

More Info: Space is limited. RSVP required.


Tree maintenance

We’ll be fertilizing and tending the pits for the dozen trees we planted at the Roslindale commuter rail station three years ago. Come on by and lend a hand. Bring work gloves if you have them.

When: Monday, May 11, 6:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Commuter Rail Station, upper parking lot

More Info: contact info@greeningrozzie.org



GreeningRozzie Winter Potluck

Join us for good food, a recipe swap, and talk about sustainability. Please bring your own plates, utensils and serving utensils, and please bring a copy of your recipe. We’ll compile the recipes and share them with everyone who attends.

When: Saturday, February 21st, 1:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

RSVP and More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Renew Boston heating and insulation workshop

This workshop by the City's Renew Boston program will show you how you can take control of your heating costs and shrink your electricity bill.

When: Wednesday, December 3rd, 7 to 8:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

More Info: contact Loie Hayes at loie@massenergy.org


Help pass the updated bottle bill

Please consider handing out Yes on Question 2 info at polling places on election day. We need to counter the beverage industry’s multimillion dollar false advertising campaign. If you can spare some time, please sign up to work at a polling station in our neighborhood.

When: Tuesday, November 4

Where: polling stations in Roslindale
More Info: Rachel Poliner


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Harvest time

Come try some cider made before your eyes from market apples.

When:  Saturday, October 11, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Commuter Rail Upper Parking Lot, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Roslindale Parade

Folks from GreeningRozzie will be marching in the Roslindale Parade with Foundation for a Green Future and other area green groups. Feel free to join us!

When: Sunday, October 5, 1 pm (assemble at 11:30 am)

Where: Roslindale -- from Adams Park out Belgrade Avenue, through the West Roxbury rotary, down South Street to Fallon Field

More info: www.roslindaleparade.com


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Water

Treat it right!

When:  Saturday, September 20, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Commuter Rail Upper Parking Lot, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Fermented food

Do-it-yourself sauerkraut and kimchi!

When:  Saturday, September 6, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Commuter Rail Upper Parking Lot, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Solar

Find out about the many ways you can make use of solar energy!

When:  Saturday, August 30, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Commuter Rail Upper Parking Lot, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Trees

Learn how you can help green our streets!

When:  Saturday, August 9, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Commuter Rail Upper Parking Lot, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Bees and chickens

Find out about backyard animals!

When:  Saturday, August 2, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Commuter Rail Upper Parking Lot, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Canjo making

See what amazing things you can do with recycled materials!

When:  Saturday, June 7, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Commuter Rail Upper Parking Lot, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Wood turning

Make it yourself!

When:  Saturday, June 28, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Commuter Rail Upper Parking Lot, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Rozzie Solar Workshop
Learn how solar is helping Roslindale residents save energy and money, and get your solar questions answered. Next Step Living, GreeningRozzie and Roslindale Village Main Street are co-sponsoring this workshop about putting photovoltaic panels on your roof.
When: 
Monday, May 19, 6:30 to 8 PM
Where: 
Longfellow House,
885 South Street
More Info: 
contact Josh Lynch at Josh.Lynch@nextsteplivinginc.com

Rozzie Solar Workshop
Learn how solar is helping Roslindale residents save energy and money, and get your solar questions answered. Next Step Living, GreeningRozzie and Roslindale Village Main Street are co-sponsoring this workshop about putting photovoltaic panels on your roof.
When: 
Saturday, April 5, 10 to 11:30 AM
Where: 
Roslindale Branch Library, 4246 Washington St.
More Info: 
contact Josh Lynch at Josh.Lynch@nextsteplivinginc.com

Rozzie Solar Workshop
Learn how solar is helping Roslindale residents save energy and money, and get your solar questions answered. Next Step Living, GreeningRozzie and Roslindale Village Main Street are co-sponsoring this workshop about putting photovoltaic panels on your roof.
When:  Monday, March 24, 7 to 8:30 PM
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Hwy.
More Info:  contact Josh Lynch at Josh.Lynch@nextsteplivinginc.com

GreeningRozzie Movie Night
In the award winning 2012 documentary Chasing Ice, photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey publicize the effects of climate change through dramatic time-lapse photography. Engaging from start to finish!
Healthy snacks will be served. Appropriate for audiences 12 and up - some language.
When: Monday, January 13, 7pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center 6 Cummins Highway
More info: Info@GreeningRozzie.org

Sustainability Reading Group - POSTPONED

We’ll be discussing The Third Carbon Age: Don’t for a Second Imagine We’re Heading for an Era of Renewable Energy by Michael T. Klare.

Bring suggestions or submit them any time using the link below. If you can’t make the book group you can get a sense of what we talked about by reading the GreeningRozzie blog. See the next couple of readings here.

When:  Monday, November 11, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Where:  Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale

More Info:  Details, and suggest future readings


Make Fest: build your own solar heater!

Wish you had a space heater that doesn't use electricity? Like making things? Join master maker Beth Ireland for a one-day class where you will make a 12" x 24" solar space heater that will increase the temperature of a room by several degrees this winter.This is a jampacked opportunity for fun and learning!

Class cost and RSVP: $25. Payment is your RSVP, and must be received by Wednesday, November 13th (in time to buy supplies)
Pay via PayPal http://www.greeningrozzie.org/projects/build-a-solar-heater-workshop
or send a check to Beth Ireland, 33 Ashfield Street, Roslindale, MA  02131
When:  Saturday, November 16, 10:00 am sharp to 2:00 pm. Bring a bag lunch

Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More info: info@GreeningRozzie.org

Don't want to make a solar heater, but you'd like to watch? Feel free to stop by, no charge, but please RSVP to info@GreeningRozzie.com


Renew Boston Solarize Workshop
Learn about limited-time community pricing for solar that drops as more people "solarize." Get your solar questions answered.
When: 
Monday, October 21, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Where:
 
Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More info:
 
solarizerozzie-es2.eventbrite.com, Josh.Lynch@NextStepLiving.com

Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: MakeFest, GreenMobile, the Roslindale Solar Challenge and Adopt-a-Tree.

When:  Saturday, October 19, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Alternative transportation

Come learn about alternative transportation and clean air strategies in the City of Boston, including Idle-free Boston, biodiesel and biking.

When:  Saturday, October 5, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Neighborhoods for Climate Accountability
Come learn about the environmental positions of the Boston mayoral candidates.

When:  Saturday, September 21, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Sustainability Reading Group

How green are the mayoral candidates?
Join GreeningRozzie for what promises to be a lively discussion!

Bring suggestions or submit them any time using the link below. If you can’t make the book group you can get a sense of what we talked about by reading the GreeningRozzie blog. See the next couple of readings here.

When:  Monday, September 9, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Where:  Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale

More Info:  RSVP, and suggest future readings


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Makefest

Learn how to turn ‘trash’ into sketchbooks and notebooks.

When:  Saturday, September 7, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: DIY Solar Heater

Learn about building your own passive solar window-frame space heater.

When:  Saturday, August 3, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Sustainability Book Group

We’ll be discussing The Fossil Fuel Resistance by Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone, April 11, 2013

Bring suggestions or submit them any time using the link below. If you can’t make the book group you can get a sense of what we talked about by reading the GreeningRozzie blog. See the next couple of readings here.

When:  Monday, August 12, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Where:  Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale

More Info:  RSVP, and suggest future readings


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Bees, chickens and worms

Enjoy learning about and visiting with critters that can be raised in an urban setting.

When:  Saturday, August 17, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!




Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Kids planting

Join us for a seed-planting session for kids.

When:  Saturday, July 13, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Sustainability Book Group

We’ll be discussing  Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World by Alan Weisman

Bring suggestions or submit them any time using the link below. If you can’t make the book group you can get a sense of what we talked about by reading the GreeningRozzie blog. See the next couple of readings here.

When:  Monday, July 8, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Where:  Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale

More Info:  RSVP, and suggest future readings


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

Subject: Climate change

Learn the latest about climate change and what you can do, including writing letters to Congress, buying green electricity and putting solar panels on your home.

When:  Saturday, June 22, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Want to help out at a table? Sign up here!


Food Fence

We’ll plant cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and watermelons so that they will grow up the fence along the pathway between the Sumner School and Cummings Highway.

When:  Postponed – stay tuned for new date

Where:  Sumner School Playground,15 Basile St

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org

Sustainability Movie night!
Come eat popcorn and learn about water! We'll be screening
Tapped, a documentary film about drinking water (appropriate for ages 12 and over).
When:  Monday, June 10, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  RSVP, and suggest future readings or movies

Roslindale Farmers Market Table: Boston 500 and Trees

- Join the citywide day of action to save energy, money and our planet

- Sign up to get a tree planted for free on your property or on the street in front of your home.

When:  Saturday, June 1, 9 to 1:30 pm

Where:  Adams Park

More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org


Sustainability Book Group
We’ll be discussing Dark Ecology: Searching for truth in a post-green world by Paul Kingsnorth, Orion Magazine, January/February issue
Bring suggestions or submit them any time using the link below. If you can’t make the book group you can get a sense of what we talked about by reading the GreeningRozzie blog. See the next couple of readings here.
When:  Monday,  May 13, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale
More Info:  RSVP, and suggest future readings

Boston Shines Community Clean-Up

Come join community members from around the Healy Field area for this year’s Boston

Shines community clean-up event in Roslindale!  Activities for the day include picking up trash, sweeping streets and sidewalks, planting sunflowers in Healy Field, and food and fun with people from the Roslindale community.  You can even take home your own bag of sunflower seeds to plant at home (provided by GreeningRozzie)!  A greener world starts at home, so come take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen the roots of environmentalism and community in Roslindale!

When:  Saturday, April 27th, 10:00

Where:   Temple Vietnam, 68 Bradeen Street, Roslindale

More Info: For more information register as a volunteer for Boston Shines 2013 or get in touch with Sister Nancy at Casserly House (617-469-6457) or info@GreeningRozzie.com.


Sustainability Book Group
We’ll be discussing

The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past Our Hangups to Effective Climate Policy by Shi-Ling Hsu
Bring suggestions or submit them any time using the link below. If you can’t make the book group you can get a sense of what we talked about by reading the GreeningRozzie
blog. See the next couple of readings here.
When:  Monday, April 8, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale
More Info:  RSVP, and suggest future readings


Sustainability Book Group
We’ll be discussing Adaptation: How Can Cities Be Climate-Proofed, by Eric Klinenberg, New Yorker, January 7, 2013.
Bring suggestions or submit them any time using the link below. If you can’t make the book group you can get a sense of what we talked about by reading the GreeningRozzie
blog. See the next couple of readings here.
When:  Monday, March 11, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale
More Info:  RSVP, and suggest future readings

Sustainability Book Group
We’ll be discussing The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet by Jim Robbins. Bring suggestions or submit them any time using the link below. If you can’t make the book group you can get a sense of what we talked about by reading the GreeningRozzie blog. See the next couple of readings here.
When:  Monday, February 11, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale
More Info:  RSVP, and suggest future readings

Carbon Tax Letter Writing Gathering
Gary Rucinski of Boston Citizens Climate Lobby will join us to talk about their effort to get a carbon tax-and-dividend on states’ ballots in 2014, then we’ll write letters to government officials to support the effort.
When:  Saturday, February 2, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where:   Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale
More Info:  kmkirchoff@aol.com
RSVP

Sustainability Book Group
Come join us for the inaugural meeting!
We’ll be discussing Bill McKibben’s article for Rolling Stone: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math, and we'll set readings for the next couple of months. Bring suggestions or submit them any time using the link below.
When:  Monday, January 14, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale
More Info:  RSVP and suggest future readings

Weatherize Now Rozzie!
Subject:  Mayor Menino’s Renew Boston and GreeningRozzie are co-hosting an energy efficiency event for Boston residents, property owners, landlords and renters.
Learn from professional contractors about
- No-cost energy assessments
- 75% off insulation and air sealing improvements up to $2000
- Rebates for heating and water system upgrades and appliances
- 0% interest financing on qualified energy efficiency improvements
Pastries and coffee will be served!
When:  Saturday, January 26, 10 AM
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info: www.RenewBoston.org

Roslindale Community Kitchen

Come join us for the first Community Kitchen of the season.  We‘ll meet at the Roslindale Community Center to cook up a variety of vegetarian dishes, which will be shared to take home. This is a great way to get some healthy food in your frig for the week, make some new friends, and learn some new recipes.
RSVP is required, as there is space for 12.
For details, including what to bring, see the Community Kitchen page.
When:  Saturday, November 10, 1:30 - 4 pm
Where:   Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  info@greeningrozzie.org

Roslindale Farmers Market
Table
Subject: Transportation
When:  Saturday, September 29, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

Roslindale Farmers Market Table
Subject: Harvest
When:  Saturday, October 13, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale
Roslindale Farmers Market Table
Subject: Climate Change: learn the latest about how our planet is changing and why reducing carbon emissions is a life and death matter.
When:  Saturday, September 8, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

Roslindale Farmers Market Table
Subject: Trees
When:  Saturday, August 25, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale
Roslindale Farmers Market
Table
Subject: Gardening
Cooperative Gardening Center Intiative: Come learn about the initiative to create a gardening center accessible to T for commuters without cars.
When:  Saturday, August 18, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale
More Info: info@greeningrozzie.orgHerrick did you

Roslindale Farmers Market Table
Subject:  
Eating Local -- good for your health and the health of the environment.  Stop by for a tomato tasting: compare locally grown tomatoes with those flown in from afar. Learn about the benefits of eating local. Learn about edible weeds. And participate in our raffle of locally grown produce ($1 tickets). Drawing at noon.  
“If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week (any meal) composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country's oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week.”
― Barbara Kingsolver and Steven Hopp, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

When:  Saturday, July 28, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale
Subject: Solarize Mass - Boston workshop 
Want solar panels on your roof but you're afraid it's too expensive or the payback is too long? Come to a workshop at the Roslindale Community Center and learn the new math that could change your thinking. Solarize Mass - Boston is a new community initiative of the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and the Green Communities division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. 
When: Wednesday, July 25, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info: www.RenewBoston.org/Solar or (855) 335-SOLAR

Roslindale Farmers Market Table
Subject: Bees & Chickens
When:  Saturday, July 14, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

Roslindale Farmers Market Table
Subject: Make Fest! Learn how to make books with "trash". Join Roslindale woodworker, artist and DIY evangelist Beth Ireland for a hands-on experience
Also, sign up for a No-Cost Home Energy Assessment through the Renew Boston Home Energy Services Program. 
When:  Saturday, June 30th, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale

Roslindale Farmers Market
Subject: Trees! Find out the 3 ways you may be eligible to get a tree planted for free on your property, or on the street in front of your home. Also, sign up for a No-Cost Home Energy Assessment through the Renew Boston Home Energy Services Program. 
When:  Saturday, June 2nd, 9 to 1:30 pm
Where:  Adams Park, Roslindale
More Info and RSVP: info@greeningrozzie.org

Join us for Cinco de Mayo! 
Subject: Cinco de Mayo food demonstration and potluck

Enjoy a diverse gathering of community to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food demonstrations by Alejandro Rodriguez with his El Chavo Market ingredients.
In place of our monthly Community Kitchen, we will mark Cinco de Mayo by  learning about ingredients and recipes from Mexico, and share potluck dishes that we each bring.  All are welcome!
When:  Saturday, May 5th
1:30-3:30 pm 
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 
6 Cummins Highway
What to bring: Place setting (plate, utensils, cup), pot-luck dish to share.
More Info: Karen Kirchoff   kmkirchoff@aol.com or 617-522-3990
Want to help out?  Call Karen if you would enjoy helping with kitchen prep, set-up, break-down, or other activities for the day.


GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject: Recycling reconsidered 
Do you recycle? What about the stuff you can’t put in your recycling bin? Want to know more about the larger picture? Come hear all about manufacturing wastes, post consumer wastes and what we can do to tackle today’s waste problems.
When:  Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info and RSVP:  Info@GreeningRozzie.org

Roslindale Community Kitchen
Subject: Community cooking session 
We'll cook a variety of vegetarian dishes together, then divide up the meals for everyone to take home. 
You can participate in several ways. And you can also pick up a share of organic whole wheat flour at a wholesale price. For details, including what to bring, see Community Kitchen.
When:  Saturday, April 7, 1:30 - 4 pm
Where:   Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info and RSVP

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject: Join us for a free hands-on workshop to learn how easy it is to start your own seeds at home. We will supply potting soil, tools and some commonly used vegetable seeds. Feel free to bring your own herb, vegetable or flower seeds to share with the group, and small recycled containers to use as seed trays.
When:  Saturday, March 24, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info and RSVP:  Info@GreeningRozzie.org

Roslindale Community Kitchen
Subject: Community cooking session. We'll cook a variety of vegetarian dishes together then divide up the meals for everyone to take home.  We'll also have live music while we cook. You can participate in one of two ways:
  • Bring a vegetarian recipe for at least 12 that can be prepared in 1-1/2 hours, ingredients and pans/utensils needed to prepare the recipe. Spend up to $25 for your ingredients. You will be reimbursed for anything spent over $15.
  • OR Bring $15 and no ingredients -- just help cook.
Also bring containers to bring home food. And if you can, bring one or more recycled widemouthed glass containers -- like peanut butter or applesauce jars -- for soup. If you can't, not to worry, we'll have extras.

We'll also be offering a share of organic whole wheat flour at wholesale price.
When:  Saturday, March 3, 1:30 - 4 pm
Where:   Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  contact Info@GreeningRozzie.org
See the Community Kitchen page for more details and photos 
RSVP 

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting 
Subject: Virginio Mendonça is a metal worker, handyman and jack of all trades from Chelmsford who has traveled around the world teaching, learning and practicing do-it-yourself energy and environmental projects. He’ll describe several projects including making solar panels from used solar cells, building solar ovens, and converting a car to run on veggie oil. His website, VirginiosBackyard.com shows how regular folks can make changes right in their own backyards.
When:  Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  contact Info@GreeningRozzie.org

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject: Potluck, short Annie Leonard movie and planning for 2012 (bring something to share including any needed serving utensils and your own place setting).
When:  Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  contact Info@GreeningRozzie.org
RSVP 

Roslindale Community Kitchen
Subject: Community cooking session. We'll cook a variety of vegetarian dishes together then divide up the meals for everyone to take home.  We'll also have live music while we cook. You can participate in one of two ways:
  • Bring a vegetarian recipe for 8 that can be prepared in 1-1/2 hours, ingredients and pans/utensils needed to prepare the recipe. Spend between $15 and $25 for your ingredients. You will be reimbursed for anything spent over $15.
  • OR Bring $15 and no ingredients -- just help cook.
- Also bring a dish towel and a tote bag with containers so you can take some of everything at the end of the session.
- We'll also be offering a share of organic whole wheat flour at wholesale price. If you'd like to participate in the flour share, indicate how much you want on the RSVP form (click link below).
When:  Saturday, January 7, 1:30 - 4 pm
Where:   Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More info and RSVP

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  Find out about green transportation, including the transportation aspects of the Boston Climate Action Plan and what’s happening with the Casey Overpass project. We’ll also brainstorm about green transportation.
When:  Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  contact Liz at  Info@GreeningRozzie.org 

Roslindale Community Kitchen
Subject: Community cooking session. We'll cook together in the community kitchen, then divvy things up so everyone takes a variety of meals home. We'll also have live music while we cook. 
You can participate in one of two ways:
  • Bring a vegetarian recipe for 8 that can be prepared in 1-1/2 hours, ingredients and pans/utensils needed to prepare the recipe. Spend no more than $20 for your ingredients.
  • OR Bring $20 and no ingredients -- just help us cook.
- Also bring a dish towel and a tote bag with containers so you can take some of everything at the end of the session.
- We'll also be offering a share of organic whole wheat flour at wholesale price. If you'd like to participate in the flour share, indicate how much you want on the RSVP form (click link below).
When:  Saturday, December 3, 2 - 4 pm
Where:
   Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More info and RSVP

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject: Bryan Glascock, Director, Department of the Environment for the City of Boston, Greg Mosman, City Arborist, and Tabatha White, city of Boston planting coordinator will provide information about the City's tree plan and conspire with us about GreeningRozzie tree activities.

When:  Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  contact Pam at  Info@GreeningRozzie.org

Tree planting at the Rosindale commuter rail station
Help plant 12 trees at the Roslindale MBTA commuter rail station! No experience necessary.  Bring friends and neighbors.  Also bring a shovel, rake and work gloves if you have them.  This is a big project and we are looking for lots of helpers.
When:  Saturday, October 29, starting at 9:30 am
Where:  Roslindale commuter rail station
More info: contact Amy at Info@GreeningRozzie.org

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject: Local food & Winter stock - we will be canning pumpkins and conspiring about future canning projects!
When:  Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  contact Eric L at  Info@GreeningRozzie.org
Note that this meeting is on Tuesday rather than the usual Wednesday

Stop by the GreeningRozzie table at the Roslindale Farmers Market on Saturday, October 15 to learn about food and winter stock.

Stop by the GreeningRozzie table at the Roslindale Farmers Market on Saturday, October 8 to learn about canning & preservation.

Roslindale Day Parade
Subject:  Bicycle in the Roslindale Day Parade with Rozzie Bikes and GreeningRozzie
Optional: bicycle to the BNAN-sponsored cider pressing in Roxbury from 2 - 4pm after the parade
When:  Saturday, October 2, 12 noon
Where:   Meet at Washington Street and Bexley Road (near Healey Field)
More Info:  contact Doug or Ken at Info@GreeningRozzie.org

Stop by the GreeningRozzie table at the Roslindale Farmers Market on Saturday, October 1 to learn about goats, chicks, bees & worms.

Solar 101 Workshop
Learn how you can power your home with the sun: representatives from the city’s Renew Boston program will talk about their new solar rebate program for city homeowners
  • Find out how solar technologies work
  • Learn about government incentives for installing solar panels
  • Talk with local solar installers about your home
When:  Tuesday, September 27, 7 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  contact Jenna at Info@GreeningRozzie.org

Roslindale Harvest Potluck and Edible Garden Stroll

Sponsored by Community Garden Initiative of Friends of Healy Field and GreeningRozzie

  • Meet other vegetable gardeners in Roslindale
  • Share your homemade dish from a local garden
  • Trade tomato seeds for next year - Bring a non-hybrid tomato
  • Visit local gardens.  Get tips and share successes
When:  Sunday, September 25, 1-4 pm 
Where: 16 Cohasset St. (near Fornax)
RSVP here, bring your own place setting and serving utensils
More info: contact RozzieGrowsFood@gmail.com

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  Home energy efficiency and the Renew Boston program of free audits and weatherization.
When:  Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info: contact Info@GreeningRozzie.org

Stop by the GreeningRozzie table at the Roslindale Farmers Market on Saturday, September 10 to learn about energy efficiency at home.

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  Healthy Homes and Green Products: Come hear Dr. Janet Levatin talk about the benefits of greening your cleaning products. After the talk we'll hold a hands-on workshop on making our own green cleaning products from simple, easily-obtained ingredients. Together we can make cleaning better for our health, community and planet -- and keep it economical.
When:  Wednesday, August 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  contact Info@GreeningRozzie.org

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  Local food: find out what we can do to make the food we eat better for us, our community, and our planet. There will be talks by local farmers and others. Also, help decide what we're going to do about it -- we want your input about GreeningRozzie food projects.
When:  Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:  contact Ken at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org


Common Boston: Roslindale Green Spaces Walking Tour
GreeningRozzie and Roslindale Green and Clean will host a walking tour of the historic Roslindale Village and its nearby green sites. Walk through some of the best streetscapes of Boston and see the diversity of its housing and parks. Visit award winning gardens, solar installations and chicken raising and community gardens. 
When: Sunday, June 19, 2:30 - 4:00 pm 
Where: Gather at Alexander the Great Park at the corner of Belgrade Avenue and Robert Street.
 
More info:
register at www.eventbrite.com/event/1703961595

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  Edible landscaping: Come hear a short presentation on creating a beautiful and delicious home landscape.
When:  Wednesday, June 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center
More Info:  contact Ken
at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  A hands-on home composting demonstration by Lisa Becker of MASS Audubon Habitat. Lisa teaches that a good compost recipe has “brown” (carbon) and “green” (nitrogen) materials mixed together, preferably in a 3:1 ratio. Good composting makes life happy for the FBI: fungi, bacteria and invertebrates. And that makes for good veggies!
When:  Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center
More Info:  contact Ken
at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  Short talks on keeping chickens and bees; pushing projects forward including energy efficiency, green cleaning, community gardens and food potluck parties!
When:  Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center
More Info:  contact Ken
at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  Short talks on sustainable lawns and energy efficiency; pushing projects forward including energy efficiency, green cleaning, community gardens and food potluck parties
When:  Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center
More Info:  contact Ken
at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org

Roslindale Common Security Club
Common Security Clubs are small groups where local community members find mutual support in addressing economic and environmental concerns that affect us all. GreeningRozzie is co-sponsoring this presentation where you'll learn about Common Security Clubs and have the opportunity to join one in Roslindale.
When:  Sunday, March 6, 12:00 pm
Where:
  Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway
More info:  contact Sarah Byrnes at Info@CommonSecurityClub.org or (617) 477-8630 x307

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  Project planning for 2011
When:  Wednesday, February 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center
More Info:  contact Ken at
Ken@GreeningRozzie.org

CANCELED due to snow, please join us in February GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  Project planning for 2011
When:  Wednesday, January 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
(rescheduled from the 12th due to snow)
Where: Roslindale Community Center
More Info: Contact Ken at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org


Postponed to January 26 due to snow

GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject:  Project planning for 2011
When:  Wednesday, January 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: Roslindale Community Center
More Info: Contact Ken at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org


GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject: to develop the 2011 GreeningRozzie Strategic Plan for Comprehensive Community Greening Activities in Roslindale
Also, short presentation Cancun to Boston: Global Climate Action, Local Climate Action. Details here.
When:
Wednesday, December 8 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: Roslindale Community Center
More Info: Contact Ken at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org


Meeting for college students
Subject: Find out about environmental research opportunities with GreeningRozzie and fulltime volunteer internships during the summer.
When:  Wednesday, December 29, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Roslindale Public Library
More Info: Contact Ken at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org

Movie screening
Screening of Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest. Presented by GreeningRozzie and the Roslindale Congregational Church.
When:  Thursday, December 30, 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM showings
Where: Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Hwy (across from the Post Office)
More Info: Contact Ken at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org


Home Energy Savings - Myths and Facts
Presentation by Michael Blasnik, national energy efficiency expert.
When: Thursday, December 2, 7:00 – 8:15 pm
Where: Roslindale Congregational Church, 52 Cummins Highway
Reservations suggested. Make a reservation with Ken at
Ken@GreeningRozzie.org  

More Info: Details


GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Subject: Traffic, Trees, Movies, Discussions, and Green Business
When: Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where:: Roslindale Community Center
More Info: Contact Ken at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org


Indoor Air Quality: How Toxic Exposures Are Affecting Us and Our Children ... And What We Can Do about It
Presentation and discussion led by Janet Levatin, MD, Board-certified pediatrician, Homeopathic master clinician, Clinical instructor in pediatrics, Harvard University.
When: Tuesday, October 26, 7 - 8:15 pm,
Where: Roslindale Community Center
Reservations suggested. Make a reservation with Janet Levatin at info@GreeningRozzie.org


Green Building Materials... and the Mayor!
Karen Weber will be presenting Mayor Menino with a living wall for his support of Boston GreenFest. Also, bGreen will be bringing their mobile showroom of green building materials.
When: Saturday, October 23, 9 am - 1.30 pm
Where: Farmers Market, Adams Park, Roslindale Village
Volunteer to help for 1-2 hours or to add content to the event.

More Info: Contact us at info@GreeningRozzie.org


The Hidden Story behind Cosmetics – What You Should Know about Cosmetics and Your Health
Video, presentation and discussion led by Mia Joy Davis, co-leader of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
When: Wednesday, October 20, 6:15 - 7:15 pm

Where: Roslindale Public Library
Reservations suggested. Make a reservation with Mia at info@GreeningRozzie.org


Farmers market table: Local Food and Nutrition
GreeningRozzie farmers market table led by Chris Knoper, Community Organizer, Southwest Boston CDC, and Eric Lewandowski, sustainable designer. Kids’ art table! Survey on Local Foods.
When: Saturday, October 16, 9 am - 1.30 pm
Where: Farmers Market, Adams Park, Roslindale Village
Volunteer to help for 1-2 hours or to add content to the event.
More Info: Contact Chris at info@GreeningRozzie.org


GreeningRozzie Community Meeting
Planning for home composting and other fall greening activities.
When: Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: Roslindale Community Center
More Info: Contact Ken Phillips at Ken@GreeningRozzie.org

Roslindale Day Parade
GreeningRozzie participation: Let’s make it a greener parade!
When: Sunday, October 3, Noon to 4:30 pm. Parade begins at 1pm
Where: starts at Adams Park, Roslindale Village
Help organize this event.
Contact Karen Weber at karen@foundationforagreenfuture.org


Farmers market table: Healthy Homes and Gardens
GreeningRozzie farmers market table led by Ken Phillips and Laura Dowd. Kids’ art table! Survey on Kids’ Health and Back Yard Gardens. We’ll have chickens too.
Special activity: A five station educational tour for kids led by Ann Peralta, Boston Program Coordinator for Fitness Forward, in a program for 4-6th graders with 5 stages leading kids to live well (physical activity, reading, eating well, anti-sugar, and sleep). She takes groups of 5-7 kids through the tables with drawings, Q&A, etc for about 30 minutes. We do need volunteers. Ann will provide training at 9-9.30 and at 11-11.30. If you can volunteer, contact Ken@GreeningRozzie.org
Special activity: Participation by Renew Boston - Mayor's Office of Environmental and Energy Services, delivering no-cost energy efficient retrofits to Boston residents and small businesses.
When: Saturday, October 2, 9 am - 1.30 pm
Where: Farmers Market, Adams Park, Roslindale Village
Volunteer to help for 1-2 hours or to add content to the event.
More Info: Contact Ken at info@GreeningRozzie.org


Farmers market table: Information and Advocacy

GreeningRozzie farmers market table led by Kim Patch, president of Redstart Systems Inc and a long time science writer -- includes a preview of Beth Ireland's Turning Around America tour.

When: Saturday, September 25, 9 am - 1.30 pm

Where: Farmers Market, Adams Park, Roslindale Village

Volunteer to help for 1-2 hours or to add content to the event. 

More Info: Contact Kim Patch at info@GreeningRozzie.org


Canning Demonstration

Demonstration led by Eric Lewandowski, sustainable designer. This is the second in our series of discussion and demonstration sessions.

When: Saturday, September 25, 1 - 3 pm

Where: 4320 Washington Street, Roslindale – Reservations required due to limited space.

Make a reservation with Eric at info@GreeningRozzie.org

More Info:  here


Bikes, Walking Tours and Mass Transit

GreeningRozzie farmers market table led by Haidee Janak.

Where: Saturday, September 18, 9 am - 1.30 pm

When: Farmers Market, Adams Park, Roslindale Village

Volunteer to help for 1-2 hours or to add content to the event.

More Info: Haidee Janak at info@GreeningRozzie.org


Walking Tour of Roslindale

Led by Doug Mink of RozzieBikes

Where: Saturday, September 18,1 pm

When: leaves from Adams Park


Solar Power at Home

Presentation, tour and discussion led by Eric Smalley, editor of Energy Research News.

When: Saturday, September 11, 4.00 - 5.30 pm

Where: 631 South St., Roslindale – Reservations required due to limited space.

This is the first of our discussion and demonstration series.

Make a reservation with Eric at eric@scriven.com

More Info: here


Farmers market table: What We Can Do about Climate Change

GreeningRozzie farmers market table led by Eric Smalley, editor of Energy Research News -- includes the Climate Change Backpack program.

When: Saturday, September 11, 9 am - 1.30 pm

Where: Farmers Market, Adams Park, Roslindale Village

Volunteer to help for 1-2 hours or to add content to the event. 

More Info: Contact Eric Smalley at info@greeningrozzie.org

 


 





















 


 


Related Green Events

Affordable Housing is a Climate Solution Webinar

Learn about the importance of public housing in the larger climate justice movement, and how you can get involved! The Massachusetts Climate Action Network and Boston Society for Architecture are offering a four-part webinar series on their initiative Affordable Housing is a Climate Solution. 

When: Tuesday, November 17, 12-1 pm

Where: Zoom link will be sent upon registration

More Info: registration


Building Performance Standard Open House

As the Boston Climate Action Network points out, over half of total emissions from Boston are produced by just 3% of its buildings. The City of Boston is hosting an open house to discuss the development of a building emissions performance standard for existing large buildings. An effective standard will help cut the carbon footprints of the largest buildings in the city.

When: Thursday, November 19, 6-7:30 pm

Where: online

More Info: register


Creating Connections: Resilience and Equity in Transportation

Transportation infrastructure is some of the most expensive to build and maintain, especially in the face of the climate crisis. Everything from public transportation to roads and bridges to the port are deeply affected by sea level rise, extreme storms and sweltering heat. The Climate Adaptation Forum, produced by the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will discuss initiatives to improve transportation resilience and equity. 

When: Friday, November 20, 10 am - 1:15 pm

Where: online

More Info: register



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Energy Justice Webinar Series: Protect Your Electric Account
The City of Boston’s Office of Environment, Energy, and Open Space is holding a webinar series where you can learn how to better protect your electric accounts from aggressive and deceptive electricity marketers and scammers. The webinars will also introduce the upcoming Community Choice Electricity program: the city will buy electricity on behalf of residents and use the bulk purchasing power to increase the amount of renewable energy while keeping electricity rates affordable.
When: Monday, September 21; Wednesday, September 23; Tuesday, September 29; Thursday, October 1; Tuesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 8, 6 - 7:30 pm
Where:
online
More info:
www.boston.gov/news/energy-justice-webinar-protect-your-electric-account

Virtual Rally to support the 2050 Roadmap bill
Learn about H.3983. An Act to create a 2050 roadmap to a clean and thriving commonwealth. The provisions in this Massachusetts bill value the health and livelihoods of the residents of the Commonwealth over the profits of the fossil-fuel industry, and the bill mandates science-based analysis.
When: Wednesday, July 15, 10 am
Where: online
More Info: info and registration


UMASS Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab Town Hall Meeting
Intersecting Crises: How are climate change and COVID-19 impacting housing stability in Boston? Join a conversation on how housing stability is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and what that teaches us about how climate change will impact the housing crisis.
When: Thursday, July 16, 5:30-7 pm
Where: online
More Info: info and registration


Ask an electric vehicle owner webinar

Thinking an electric vehicle (EV) is in you future, but want to learn more about these vehicles from experienced owners? Green Energy Consumers has put together an Ask an Electric Vehicle Owner webinar where you'll be able to get all of your questions answered. Owners of the following vehicles will be in attendance: Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Tesla, Chevrolet Bolt, Mitsubishi Outlander and Volkswagen e-Golf.

When: Wednesday, May 20, 12 to 1 pm

Where: Online. Register here.

More Info: contact Green Energy Consumers Alliance at hello@greenenergyconsumers.org or (617) 524-3950 x0


Walden Warming: An online lecture by Richard Primack

Author and Boston University Professor Richard Primack will be giving a lecture on the local impacts of climate change. For the past 17 years, Professor Primack and his team at BU have been using Henry David Thoreau's records from the 1850s and other Massachusetts data sources to document the earlier flowering and leafing out times of plants, the earlier flight times of butterflies, and the more variable response of migratory birds. Most noteworthy, plants in Concord are also changing in abundance due to a warming climate.

When: Monday, May 18, 7 to 9 pm

Where: Online. Register here.

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/2562425697404988/ or contact the Milton Library at (617) 333-0924


Intro to BCAN and climate activism in the city of Boston

Despite the pandemic, there are many ways you can fight for climate justice ​in Boston. Join the Boston Climate Action Network for an introduction to their campaigns and where they fit in​to the ecosystem of climate action in Boston. The online event will include time for you to talk about what motivates you to take action, too.​

When: Thursday, April 9, 6 pm

Where: Zoom

More Info: contact BCAN at andy@bostoncan.org

Weymouth compressor station screening and panel

Join Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS), Mothers out Front and Boston Climate Action Network for a short film on the background of the struggle against the Weymouth Transmission Gas-Compressor. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Alice Arena, a local opposition leader, Dr. Nathan Phillips, the B.U. professor whose recent hunger strike has focused attention on its dangers, and Dr. Regina LaRoque, co-author of a recent study of the health impacts of the compressor station.

When: Wednesday, March 4, 7 to 8:30 pm

Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street (by the Monument)

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/1391925814340223/


Greenovate Boston Racial Equity & Climate Roundtable
The city's Greenovate program is hosting a presentation on the climate impacts the city is expecting, how existing social structures disparately impact communities of color, and how that will impact preparation against climate change. The presentation will be followed by a roundtable dialogue focused on what we can do to address the disparities.
When: Thursday, February 27, 5:30 to 8:30pm
Where:
Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St, Jamaica Plain
More info:
Information and registration


156 Poplar Street Abutters’ Meeting

The property at the corner of Poplar and Sycamore streets is immediately adjacent to the giant, 150-year-old sycamore tree that gives the street its name. The owner of the property, 156 Poplar Street, is planning to tear down the existing structure and replace it with a three-family house. The tree's root system extends onto the property, and construction could impact its health. Come to the abutters’ meeting to learn more and add your voice to those working to preserve the tree.

When: Wednesday, January 29, 7 pm

Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

North Atlantic Right Whales In Decline: Solutions To An Urgent Problem
Learn from Dr. Mark Baumgartner of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution about right whales, how scientists study them, and what is being done to reverse their decline. Hosted by the Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library.
When: Monday, January 27, 7 to 9 pm
Where:
Roslindale House, 120 Poplar Street
More info:
friendsofroslindalelibrary.org


Holiday Maker Workshop

The Friends of the Roslindale Library is hosting a holiday maker workshop for making reusable net produce bags. Reduce the need for plastic and make holiday gifts! There will also be fun tinkering activities for school-age kids – they’ll be able to build contraptions and make them move with motors.

When: Wednesday, December 4, 7 to 8:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

More Info and RSVP: roslindalelibraryfriends@gmail.com


Racial Equity and Climate Roundtable

The negative impacts of climate change disproportionately affect people of color. Join this dialogue, hosted by the city, to learn about and discuss what we can do to advocate for environmental and political actions that address racial disparities in Boston.

When: Wednesday, November 20, 5 to 8 pm

Where: The Great Hall of Codman Square, 6 Norfolk St., Boston

More Info: RSVP, contact David Corbie at david.corbie@boston.gov


Update on the Climate Action Plan

Join Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN) at their next Action Team Meeting to hear from representatives of the city’s Office of Environment, Energy, & Open Space (EEOS) about the newly released update to Boston’s Climate Action Plan.

When: Thursday, November 14, 6 to 8 pm

Where: First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., Jamaica Plain

More Info: see BCAN’s Action Team Meeting page


Net Zero Public Hearing

The state Board of Building Regulation and Standards (BBRS) is holding a public hearing on building code changes, including updating the state stretch code to a Net Zero stretch code. The stretch code is an amendment to the state building codes that defines requirements for energy efficiency. Upgrading it to Net Zero would add requirements for buildings that produce more energy than they consume. The Net Zero stretch code is an important part of reducing our carbon emissions. Add your voice to the push for Net Zero buildings in Boston.

When: Tuesday, November 5, 10 am to 1 pm

Where: Building for Professional Licensure, 1000 Washington St., Boston

More Info: contact Massachusetts Climate Action Network's Rebecca Winterich-Knox at rebecca@massclimateaction.net


Climate Strike Boston

On September 20th, 2019, millions of people will strike around the world to demand action on the climate crisis. Join the strike here in Boston at City Hall Plaza. Speakers include former EPA director Gina McCarthy, Boston city councilor Michelle Wu, Rev. Mariama White Hammond, and members of the Sunrise Movement.

When: Friday, September 20, 10 am to 2:30 pm

Where: Boston at City Hall Plaza

More Info: see Climate Strike Boston

Webinar: Deep Dive into Electric Vehicle Batteries

Green Energy Consumers Alliance will cover how EV batteries work, what you need to know if you own an EV, and how EV batteries will improve in the future.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 12 pm or 7 pm

Where: Register

More Info: contact Green Energy Consumers Alliance at drivegreen@greenenergyconsumers.org or 800-287-3950 x7


Webinar: Electric Vehicles (EVs) 101

Green Energy Consumers Alliance will cover the basics of buying and owning an electric vehicle, from purchasing and leasing options, including incentives, to how charging works.

When: Wednesday, August 21, 12 pm or 7 pm

Where: Register

More Info: contact Green Energy Consumers Alliance at drivegreen@greenenergyconsumers.org or 800-287-3950 x7


DPU public hearing on Boston CCE

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is scheduled to hear public testimony about Boston’s Community Choice Energy (CCE) plan. Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN) is organizing a contingent to help get CCE over this last hurdle. CCE brings the choice of residential electricity supply under the city’s control, where we as a community can more readily increase the amount of renewable electricity we use. Bring a photo ID, which might be needed to enter the offices.

When: Tuesday, August 20, 2:00 pm

Where: DPU’s offices at One South Station, 5th floor (enter at the Atlantic Avenue side at 1:45 pm)

More Info: RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite.


Dorchester Green Future Fest
Join The Trustees, the Boston Cyclists Union, the Dorchester Food Co-op, and Resonant Energy to learn about community climate justice work around food, energy, sustainability and transportation. Hear from Rev. Mariama White-Hammond and Rep. Liz Miranda, make art, learn bike repair, move your body to great music, and enjoy healthy, local food.
When: Friday, July 26, 5 to 7:30 pm
Where: Nightingale Community Garden, 512 Park St., Dorchester
More Info: see this Facebook event


Help map extreme temperatures in the Boston area
Volunteer as a citizen scientist to help map extreme temperatures in the Boston area! The Museum of Science, City of Boston, Town of Brookline, and City of Cambridge are coordinating volunteers to collect data along specific routes. Volunteers will attach temperature sensors to their cars and bikes. Scientists will use the data to create a map of the felt temperature in the Boston area in the summer. Come to one of three sessions to learn how to participate. Learn more about the Urban Heat Mapping project.
When: Tuesday, July 9, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: 6th Floor, MIC, 785 Albany Street, Boston MA, 02118
RSVP
When: Wednesday, July 10, 7:00-8:00 pm
Where: 333 Washington Street, Brookline MA, 02445
RSVP
When: Thursday, July 11, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: 3rd Floor, MassCEC, 63 Franklin Street, Boston MA, 02111
RSVP


The Diversity and Ecological Value of Native Shrubs – a guided walk in the Stonybrook Reservation

Join botanist (and Roslindale native) Meredith Gallogly of Grow Native Massachusetts to learn about the diverse mix of native shrub species found in this area. The program will cover the basics of woody plant identification, and highlight underutilized species that have tremendous potential for use in challenging landscape settings. CEUs: APLD (1 credit) and NOFA-AOLCP (2.25 credits). The workshop will be conducted entirely in the field. Enrollment is limited to 15 people. Grow Native Massachusetts members $28, non-members $38 and Workshop Sponsors $100.

When: Saturday, June 15, 10 am to 12:15 pm OR Wednesday, June 19, 5:30 to 7:45 pm

Where: Stonybrook Reservation

More Info: Meredith Gallogly of Grow Native Massachusetts at mgallogly@grownativemass.org

Community meeting – MBTA Robert Street bridge repair project

This work project could have implications for the green space adjacent to the Robert Street bridge, including the young trees. Please attend this meeting to ask questions and express your concerns.

When: Monday, April 29, 6:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Tree Planting at Allandale Woods

Join the tree planting in Allandale Woods – organized by the City's Greenovate initiative.

When: Saturday, April 27, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Where: 19 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury

More Info: contact Paul Sutton at 617-961-3029 or paul.sutton@boston.gov

Urban Wild Clean-Up in Mattapan

Join the clean-up at Mattapan's Gladeside urban wild – organized by the City's Greenovate initiative.

When: Saturday, April 27, 9 am - noon

Where: 3 Gladeside Terrace, Mattapan

More Info: RSVP


Green New Deal Town Hall with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley & Rev. Mariama White-Hammond

Pressley and White-Hammond will talk about what a Green New Deal means for Boston. They’ll explore the challenges of working for a livable planet and an equitable economy that bridges Boston’s racial divide and lifts people out of poverty.

When: Saturday, April 20, 3 to 5 pm

Where: First Church, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

More Info: register (no charge)

Green New Deal Tour Launch

Hear from youth leaders of the Sunrise Movement, Senator Ed Markey, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, City Councilor Michelle Wu, Reverend Mariama White-Hammond and others about the climate crisis and the promise of the Green New Deal. Tickets are $5.

When: Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm

Where: The Strand Theater, 543 Columbia Rd., Dorchester

More Info: info and tickets


Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Preserving Urban Trees in Vancouver, BC

Join Speak for the Trees and Boston Park Advocates to hear from Andrea Reimer, a LOEB fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and former city councilor from Vancouver BC, about her work in to preserve and protect Vancouver's urban forest.

When: Monday, March 25 at 6 to 7:30 pm

Where: ImpactHub Boston, 50 Milk Street, 5th floor, Meridian Lecture Room, Boston

More Info: RSVP


7th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum

How do we make sure that no one gets left behind as climate change becomes more challenging and more people lose access to clean water? Join this forum to explore water resilience through innovation. Hosted by the Foundation for a Green Future and Renewable Now Network.

When: Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 am to 1:45 pm

Where: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston

More Info: program and registration

Roslindale Library Try-It Maker Showcases

Come see what maker space activity is all about! All ages are welcome but the activities are best for school age children. There will be two sessions and a follow-up discussion and planning meeting.

Session 1: Repurposed candy tins, game controllers from household objects, balloon rockets, paper crafts

When: Thursday, March 7, 6 - 7:30 pm (pizza provided)

Session 2: Marble roller coasters, bookmarks, Lego constructions

When: Saturday, March 16, 10 am - Noon

Evaluation and Planning Discussion: Anyone interested in supporting more activities like these is welcome as we review how the showcases went and plan for more activities like these.

When: Saturday, March 23, 10-11 am

Where: Roslindale Branch Library

More Info: Roslindale Branch Library (617) 323-2343


Co-op Connections Gathering

Please join other folks who used to frequent the Harvest Co-op Markets to
- Hear a little about the history of co-ops
- Get updates about bulk buying groups, Farmers-to-You, and the ongoing food co-op efforts in Dorchester and Maynard
- Meet folks who might want to rideshare to existing co-ops including the one just opening in Providence
When: Saturday, February 23, 1 - 3 pm
Where: City Life/Vida Urbana, 284 Amory Street (The Brewery Complex), First Floor, Jamaica Plain
RSVP
More Info: contact Sarah at sarahkoolsbergen@yahoo.com or (857) 928-2550


Progressive Kickoff 2019: Next Actions for the New Year
Join Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale to celebrate some 2018 accomplishments and jump into action in 2019. The new 2-year legislative cycle has already begun. We’ll announce the new Progressive Mass legislative agenda and organize for the first few steps to advocate for progressive policy. We’ll also preview the 2019 City Council elections, which is attracting a lot of candidates.
When: Wednesday, January 23, 7 - 8:30 pm
Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info: RSVP

Green Energy Consumers Alliance Fall Meeting
Green Energy Consumers Alliance, formerly known as Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, is holding its Fall Meeting on November 19. The nonprofit organization promotes a range of renewable energy initiatives, including a program for consumers to purchase local, renewable electricity, and discounts on electric vehicles. City Councilor Michelle Wu is the scheduled guest speaker. Tickets are $10.
When: Monday, November 19, 5-8 pm
Where: InterContinental Boston Hotel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
More Info: tickets

City Council hearing on natural gas infrastructure safety

The hearing is scheduled to examine the safety of the the city's gas infrastructure, the prevention of dangerous gas leaks and preparedness for emergency response.

When: Tuesday, October 30, 11:00 am

Where: City Hall, Iannella Chamber, Fifth Floor

More Info: contact Ron Cobb, Ron.Cobb@boston.gov or 617-635-3042

Walk the Talk on Climate rally
The US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting is scheduled to kick off on Friday, June 8 in Boston. Join a rally organized by 350 Mass for a Better Future that morning to call on Mayor Walsh and all US mayors to turn their climate promises into climate action! Join us in calling on the mayors to
  • Take real steps to increase renewables now
  • Halt new fossil fuel infrastructure, including fracked gas
  • Champion net zero construction for new buildings
  • Divest public holdings from fossil fuels
When: Friday, June 8, 9:30 to 11 am
Where:
Copley Square
More Info:
contact Alan at (508) 728-5992 or alan@betterfutureproject.org

Spring Planting 2018 workshops and demos

Learn to grow organic vegetables in your yard, on your porch, or inside your apartment practically for free! Organized by The Green Neighbors Education Committee and the Foundation for a Green Future.

When: Saturday, March 31, noon to 4 pm

Where: Shelburne Community Center, 2730 Washington Street, Roxbury

More Info: contact gesbn@hotmail.com or (617) 427-6293

Gardening with Native Plants: Why It Matters

Join the Roslindale branch library and Friends of the Library to find out how important native plants are to our gardens and landscapes! Grow Native Massachusetts founder Claudia Thompson will give us an overview of native plants essential role in ecosystem health— starting with the concept of co-evolution between plants and animals, and ending with a tour of her 7,000 square foot garden in Cambridge, MA.

When: Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 AM

Where: Roslindale Branch Library, 4246 Washington St, Roslindale

More Info: grownativemass.org

Drive Green with Mass Energy webinar

Mass Energy is offering a one-hour webinar to provide information about the current electric vehicle market and the Drive Green with Mass Energy program.

The webinar will cover

  • New dealers and models of cars available, including a mini-van

  • How Mass Energy is making Level II charger installation easy

  • Progress towards building more charging stations

  • What's next in terms of public policy for EVs

When: Tuesday, March 20, noon and 7 pm

Where: online

More Info: sign up; questions? contact anna@massenergy.org or (800) 287-3950 x5


Let's Talk Carbon Neutrality
Learn about the City’s Carbon Free Boston initiative. Hear from the team leading the analysis at the first community-wide discussion on getting to the City's goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
When: Thursday, February 8, 7-9pm
Where: Boston University Questrom School of Business, 595 Commonwealth Ave.
More Info and RSVP: www.greenovateboston.org/cfb_chat_jan


Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance
Join your neighbors to watch the livestream of Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance in Washington D.C. on January 31st, the day after Trump’s first State of the Union. Speakers, including Senator Bernie Sanders and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, will talk about resisting the Trump Administration’s ongoing attacks on our climate, building power towards the 2018 and 2020 elections, and securing the lasting change we need through local action. The livestream begins at 8 pm.
When: Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 pm
Where: a home near Forest Hills Station
More Info and RSVP: actionnetwork.org/events/fossil-free-fast-the-climate-resistance-2


City Council Hearing: Net Zero for New Boston Buildings

Attend this City Council hearing to learn about and show your support for net-zero-carbon buildings as the city prepares for 70 million square feet of new buildings. As of now, most of these buildings are planned to be fueled by fossil fuels. We can do better!

When: Monday, December 11, 2:00 pm

Where: Boston City Hall, Council Chambers, 5th Floor

More Info: see BostonCleanEnergyCoalition.org

Bike share expansion workshop

The city of Boston plans to add more than 70 Hubway bike share stations starting in 2018. The city is seeking input about locations for these new stations. Come to this workshop to hear the city’s preliminary thoughts on viable locations for Hubway bike share stations, discuss the best options, and suggest other locations.

When: Thursday, October 26, 6 pm

Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Hwy.

More Info: https://www.boston.gov/departments/boston-bikes/bike-share-expansion


Panel on Reducing Emissions by Carbon Pricing

Join the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and Boston University for a panel discussion on how Microsoft and Yale are changing their organizational cultures and reducing emissions by embedding the price of carbon into their internal business practices.

When: Thursday, September 21, 4 - 5:30 pm

Where: Boston University, Metcalf Trustee Center, 1 Silber Way, 9th floor

Register: Register

More Info: More

Bike share expansion workshop

The city of Boston plans to add more than 70 Hubway bike share stations starting in 2018. The city is seeking input about locations for these new stations. Come to this workshop to hear the city’s preliminary thoughts on viable locations for Hubway bike share stations, discuss the best options, and suggest other locations.

When: Wednesday, September 20, 6 pm

Where: BCYF Menino, 125 Brookway Rd., Roslindale

More Info: https://www.boston.gov/departments/boston-bikes/bike-share-expansion


Rally and Hearing on Renewable Energy Bills

Join Mass Power Forward, Clean Water Action Massachusett, 350 Mass, and Mass Sierra Club to rally in support of renewable energy legislation, including increasing the amount of renewable energy required by law under the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.

When: Tuesday, September 19, 11:45 am

Where: outside the State House

More Info: see www.facebook.com/events/343938766037438/

Celebrate Summer with RISE

Join the RISE (Roslindale is for Everyone) summer party! Music, dancing, games for kids and adults. Bring a dish to share if you’re able. BYOB. Please share with other Roslindale folks.

When: Saturday, August 26, 5-9 pm

Where: 134 Whitford St., Roslindale

More Info: contact Andy at alessergonzalez@gmail.com to volunteer

Agroforestry: From Global Strategies to Wright-Locke Farm

Hear Connor Stedman, M.S. discuss his work with Wright-Locke Farm and how agroforestry can benefit farms and communities throughout New England.

When: Wednesday, August 16, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Where: Wright-Locke Farm, 78 Ridge St, Winchester, MA 01890

RSVP: kkneeland@wlfarm.org

More Info: More


Fixit Clinic

Boost your repairing skills! Come to the Fixit Clinic, a do-it-together hands-on workshop staffed by volunteer Fixit Coaches who will help you disassemble, troubleshoot, and (possibly) repair your broken item. Bring your non-functioning things -- electronics, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, fabric items, etc.

When: Thursday, July 27, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Where: Jamaica Plain Library, 30 South St., Jamaica Plain

Register: http://goo.gl/qTzh9J

Community Choice Energy (CCE) organizing meeting

Join us in working toward renewable energy for all in Boston! A coalition led by the Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN) and the Green Justice Coalition is working to bring Community Choice Energy to Boston.

When: Thursday, July 13, 6–8 pm

Where: First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., Jamaica Plain

More info: bostonclimateaction@gmail.com


Mayoral Candidates Evening

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale is hosting a forum for the four candidates running for mayor of Boston. Meet and hear from Robert Cappucci, Tito Jackson, Martin Walsh (or surrogate), and Joseph Wiley. Primary day is September 26. Ask them about green issues like Community Choice Energy!

When: Thursday, July 13, 6:30 pm

Where: St. John Chrysostom Church Hall, 4750 Washington St., West Roxbury

More info: ProgressiveWRoxRoz@gmail.com


Film screening: You've Been Trumped

Join us for a bonus screening in the Resilience & Resistance film series exploring authoritarianism, nationalism, and core democratic principles. You've Been Trumped is a David and Goliath story for the 21st century, the tale of a group of proud Scottish homeowners who take on the celebrity tycoon. At stake is one of Britain's last stretches of wilderness. Hosted by Roslindale Film Series in partnership with GreeningRozzie, WalkUP Roslindale, RISE, Roslindale Village Main Street, Friends of the Roslindale Library, and Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale. Suggested donation is $5, to benefit the Roslindale Food Pantry.

When: Friday, May 12, 7:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway

More Info: see www.facebook.com/roslindalefilm/


Film screening: 13th

Join us for the fifth in the Resilience & Resistance series of five films exploring authoritarianism, nationalism, and core democratic principles. The Oscar-nominated documentary that explores America's history of racism, mass incarceration, and our current dilemma with the prison-industrial complex. Hosted by Roslindale Film Series in partnership with GreeningRozzie, WalkUP Roslindale, RISE, Roslindale Village Main Street, Friends of the Roslindale Library, and Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale. Suggested donation is $5, to benefit the Roslindale Food Pantry.

When: Saturday, May 6, 6:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway

More Info: see www.facebook.com/roslindalefilm/


City Council meeting on Community Choice Energy

Join us at City Hall to show support for renewable energy for all in Boston!

When: Tuesday, April 25, 3 pm

Where: City Hall, Room 550

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


March for Science, Boston

Can’t make it to DC for the March for Science? Join the local March for Science on Boston Common!

When: Saturday, April 22, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Where: Boston Common

More Info: see www.marchforscienceboston.com/


Film screening: Welcome to Leith

Join us for the fourth in the Resilience & Resistance series of five films exploring authoritarianism, nationalism, and core democratic principles. White supremacist leader Craig Cobb tries to establish a base in a small, unsuspecting North Dakota town. Hosted by Roslindale Film Series in partnership with GreeningRozzie, WalkUP Roslindale, RISE, Roslindale Village Main Street, Friends of the Roslindale Library, and Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale. Suggested donation is $5, to benefit the Roslindale Food Pantry.

When: Saturday, April 22, 6:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway

More Info: see www.facebook.com/roslindalefilm/


Boston People's Climate Mobilization

Can’t make it to DC for the People’s Climate March? Join the local climate mobilization on Boston Common!

When: Saturday, April 29, 12:00 - 3:30 pm

Where: Boston Common

More Info: see actionnetwork.org/events/boston-pcm-hub


Sign Making Party for Science and Climate Justice Marches

In anticipation of the March for Science (4/22) and the People's Climate Mobilization (4/29) in Boston, Roslindale Is for Everyone (RISE) is holding a sign-making party. They'll have the necessary supplies. Bring snacks if you can.

When: Thursday, April 20, 6:30 pm

Where: 87 Birch Street

More Info: contact roslindalerise@gmail.com

Film screening: Citizen Kane

Join us for the third in the Resilience & Resistance series of five films exploring authoritarianism, nationalism, and core democratic principles. Considered a masterpiece of world cinema (as well as Donald Trump's "favorite film"), Orson Welles wrote, directed, produced, and starred in this fictionalized account of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Hosted by Roslindale Film Series in partnership with GreeningRozzie, WalkUP Roslindale, RISE, Roslindale Village Main Street, Friends of the Roslindale Library, and Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale. Suggested donation is $5, to benefit the Roslindale Food Pantry.

When: Saturday, April 8, 6:30 pm

Where: Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway

More Info: see www.facebook.com/roslindalefilm/


Democracy Challenges: Increasing Access/Decreasing Unfair Influence

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale’s winter forum will discuss issues in and plan actions for preserving and promoting democracy, including voter access, the influence of money in politics, the media's role, and voting mechanics (e.g. the Electoral College, ranked voting).

When: Wednesday, January 25, 7:00 pm

Where: Area E Police Station, West Roxbury (at the Holy Name rotary)

More Info: contact Rachel Poliner at rpoliner@earthlink.net


City Council hearing on plastic bags
The Boston City Council will hold a public hearing on a draft ordinance that will greatly reduce plastic bag use in Boston, reducing litter and saving the city money. Let the council (https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council) and Mayor Walsh (617-635-4500, mayor@boston.gov) know that you support this ordinance.
When:
Tuesday, December 13, 1 pm
Where:
Council Chambers, Boston City Hall, 5th floor
More Info: contact the council office at 617-635-3040 or city.council@boston.gov


Renewables for All in Boston
Join BCAN to kick off their new campaign, Renewables for All in Boston. With just the City Council’s okay, we can dramatically cut Boston’s greenhouse gas footprint and bring renewable electricity to every resident and business in Boston – at no extra cost. Find out how you can help!
When:
Thursday, December 8, 7:15 pm
Where:
First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain (next to the post office)
More Info:
contact Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN) at bostonclimateaction@gmail.com

Climate Ready Boston panel discussion and open house
Learn how Boston is preparing for climate change and how we can all take action. The Climate Ready Boston panel discussion and open house hosted by the City's Greenovate team will discuss the challenges Boston faces, including sea level rise, coastal storms, temperature changes, and more intense rain and snow.
When:
Thursday, December 8, 7 pm
Where:
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
More Info and RSVP:
https://climatereadybostonevent.splashthat.com/

Plastic bag ordinance public meeting

Concerned about plastic waste? City Councilors Matt O’Malley and Michelle Wu are inviting residents to participate in public meetings to discuss a plastic bag ordinance.
When: Tuesday, October 25, 1:00 pm
Where: Piemonte Room, Boston City Hall
More Info: (617) 635-4220 or see www.boston.gov/calendar/plastic-bag-ordinance-task-force-0


Electric car buying bootcamp
Wish you could buy an electric car? Mass Energy Consumers Alliance is organizing an electric vehicle discount program that promises to make buying an electric car “drastically less expensive” than buying a gas-powered one. Mass Energy is working with dealerships across the state to offer deep discounts on electric vehicles, above and beyond state and federal incentives and rebates. Find out more about Drive Green with Mass Energy by attending an in-person or online bootcamp on electric vehicles.
When: Monday, October 24, 9:30 am to 12 pm (in person) or Wednesday, October 26, 12 to 1 pm (online)
Where: Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain
More Info: register at evbootcamp.eventbrite.com. For questions contact erin@massenergy.org or (800) 287-3950 x125

Say no to the Pipeline Tax!

Governor Baker wants us – electricity customers – to pay for pipelines that’d bring more unneeded natural gas into the state. This week and next, the state Department of Public Utilities is holding hearings on the “pipeline tax.” Let’s block this climate-destroying plan. A one-hour picket organized by the Boston Climate Action Network starts at 12:30 this Thursday outside the main South Station entrance, which is next to the DPU’s offices.
When: Thursday, August 11, 12:30 pm to1:30 pm
Where: South Station main entrance
More info: contact bostonclimateaction@gmail.com


People Over Pipelines March and rally at the State House
Hundreds of people will be marching the route of the Spectra pipeline, starting in Medway on Thursday, July 14, including the route of the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline on Saturday, July 16, and going from West Roxbury to the State House on Sunday, July 17. There will be a rally on Monday, July 18, in Boston at the State House. Join the march and/or come to the State House for the rally (meet on the State House steps at 9:30 am). You can join the march at any point.
When: Thursday through Monday, July 14 to 18, (rally on the 18th at 9:30 am)
Where: Medway, Weymouth, Walpole, Sharon, Stoughton, Canton, Norwood, Dedham, and Boston via West Roxbury
Hosted by: 350 Mass for a Better Future
More Info: peopleoverpipelines.org

City Council’s second hearing on the Boston Gas Leaks Elimination Ordinance

In April City Councilor Matt O’Malley introduced the Gas Leaks Elimination Ordinance to prioritize gas leaks by risk and volume; allow for a real time and objective public monitoring of leaks; improve coordination between utility companies and the city during road work; and establish a six-year time frame for fixing any leak. Currently National Grid has little or no incentive to fix gas leaks because ratepayers pay for the lost gas. This legislation is aimed at stopping leaks and ending ratepayers’ footing the bill for wasted gas. Attend the hearing to learn more and show support for this ordinance. If you want to give testimony at the hearing, contact Councilor O’Malley at matthew.omalley@boston.gov.
When: Tuesday, July 12, 1 pm
Where: City Council Chamber, 5th Floor, Boston City Hall
More Info: bostoncan.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/whats-in-bostons-proposed-gas-leak-ordinance/

A Day of Resistance

Join the global movement against climate change right here in our own backyard! If you don't have time to do anything else to resist the pipeline construction, bring your family and three neighbors to A Day of Resistance.

When: Saturday, June 25, 10 am to 12 pm

Where: 10 Grove Street, West Roxbury

More Info: see resistthepipeline.org

Volunteer for a one-day Rozzie energy efficiency project

Help lower the carbon footprint of a Roslindale landmark and learn new skills along the way. Join the Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) to improve the energy efficiency of the Roslindale Congregational Church building. Bring work clothes. Food will be served at the end.

When: Saturday, June 11, 9 am to 1 pm

Where: The Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway

RSVP: HEET sign-up form


Green Power Bootcamp

Learn about the green power market and how you can best support renewable energy development in Massachusetts at Mass Energy's Green Power Bootcamp 2016. Spend an afternoon going over the nitty gritty details of policy and market dynamics. Find out how to support green power the right way and avoid greenwashers.

  • Green Municipal Aggregation in action - Hear how Melrose & Dedham are faring with their new electricity aggregation programs, and find out which communities are following suit.

  • Green Workplaces - Can green power be an employee benefit?

  • The Global Warming Solutions Act & other policy priorities -- Holding the state accountable.

  • Why renewable energy and electric vehicles are a marriage made in heaven.

  • What's next for solar in Massachusetts?

When: Monday, May 23, 1:30 to 4:00 pm

Where: The Non-Profit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA (near South Station)

RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/green-power-bootcamp-2016-tickets-24999431974


Styrofoam recycling in Dedham

Drop off Styrofoam, scrap metal and textiles for recycling. Styrofoam stamped with #4, and #6 will be accepted, including polystyrene coffee cups, grocery meat trays and takeout food packaging.

When: Saturday, May 14, 8:00 am to noon

Where: the Dedham Middle School, 70 Whiting Avenue, Dedham

Fee: $10 fee for non-Dedham residents

More Info: see www.refoamit.com/event/dedham-ma/


Direct action in the climate movement

There are many opportunities for bold direct action on climate change this spring, from massive resistance to oil trains in Albany to the actions and protests being organized in West Roxbury by Resist the Pipeline. Come to a potluck and discussion about the role of direct action in the climate movement. Hear from Jay O’Hara and Marla Marcum, who are among the organizers of the Break Free action in Albany on May 14. Marla will also speak about opportunities to get involved in West Roxbury.

When: Thursday, April 7, 6-9 pm

Where: Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. #2

More Info: contact bostonclimateaction@gmail.com

Confronting Climate Change: A Conversation With Leaders in the Forefront of Climate Change Action and Environmental Advocacy

Panelists:

  • Dr. Amy Luers, Assistant Director, Climate Resilience and Information, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

  • Dr. Elsie Sunderland, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at Harvard's Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Chan School of Public Health

  • Amy Larkin, Vice Chair, World Economic Forum’™s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change

  • Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna, former board chair, Alternatives for Community and Environment, and Assistant Teaching Professor in Northeastern University's Doctor of Law and Policy program

When: Tuesday, March 29, 6-8 pm

Where: Harvard Kennedy School's Starr Auditorium

More Info and RSVP: contact Cristine_Russell@hks.harvard.edu

Roslindale Village (Walkable) Film Series

Check out the first Roslindale Village (Walkable) Film Series sponsored by WalkUP Roslindale in partnership with GreeningRozzie. The series is free. The first film is Holding Ground, a cautionary tale of urban policies gone wrong in Roxbury in 1985, and a message of hope for all American cities. GreeningRozzie is sponsoring the last film in the series, This Changes Everything on Saturday, May 7 at 2 pm.

When: Thursday, March 3, 6:30 pm

Where: a private home on South Street

More Info and RSVP: see www.walkUProslindale.org/film


Armchair Garden Tour

Roslindale Green & Clean presents “Armchair Garden Tour, A Breath of Summer in the Middle of Winter.” This presentation will offer a photo tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Ladew Topiary Gardens in Maryland. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, February 18, 7 pm

Where: Roslindale House, 120 Poplar Street

More Info: see www.roslindalegreenandclean.org/?p=1011


Rally for climate justice with BostonCAN
December 12 is the last day of the climate talks in Paris. There’s progress, but not enough to avoid massive disruption, like flooding much of Boston within the next 50 years. Join a rally calling for jobs, justice and real climate action. The Boston Climate Action Network contingent is meeting at Park Street Station at 1 pm and walking to the rally at the Common bandstand.
When: Saturday, December 12, 1 to 3 pm
Where: Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common
More info: RSVP at http://www.jobsjusticeclimate.org/?utm_medium=email#intro


Go Boston 2030: Imagining Our Transportation Future - Idea Roundtables

Help make our transportation system greener. Join Boston Transportation in an Idea Roundtable designed to improve walking, transit, cycling, and driving.
When: Thursday, November 19, 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info: RSVP
docs.google.com/forms/d/1SH8PtYcO7N_AJBIddA9Wshj-7957v0VN4MFylNovQ6g/viewform


Climate Change Teach-In
Learn to effectively advocate for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the free Citizens' Climate Lobby Climate Change teach-In. Speakers include Dr. James Hansen, Columbia professor and former NASA Chief Climate Scientist; Steve Curwood, Living on Earth Producer and Host; Mark Reynolds, Citizens' Climate Lobby Executive Director; and Scott Nystrom, Senior Economic Associate with Regional Economic Models, Inc.
When: Saturday, November 14, 2-5 pm
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Dr., Nashua, NH
Registration: tinyurl.com/NH-teach-in

Citizens’ Climate Lobby 2015 Northeast Regional Conference
Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Northeast Regional Conference includes attend training sessions on how to engage the media to keep calls for climate action in the news; move political opinion through effective dialogue; make the most of town hall meetings with candidates; learn about regional climate change impacts; and understand the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
When: Saturday, November 14, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, and Sunday, November 15, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Dr., Nashua, NH
Fee: $50 if you register by November 7
More Info: Gary Rucinski at gary.rucinski@gmail.com
Registration: donate.citizensclimateeducationcorp.org/events/2015-northeast-ccl-regional-conference/e59476

Rally and March to Stop the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline

Spectra Energy has put out the traffic cones along the route of the proposed West Roxbury Lateral pipeline and is set to begin digging. This high capacity, high pressure pipeline will pass through a densely populated area and terminate across the street from a quarry where there is active blasting. Join the Rally and March to Stop the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline!
When: Sunday, September 27, 2:00 PM
Where: Billings Field, Lagrange Street, West Roxbury


Healy Field Community Garden Design Meeting

Please join us for the final design meeting for our new community garden!

When: Thursday, August 27, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

More Info: contact Deb at (617) 522-8383


8th Annual Boston GreenFest

Boston GreenFest is the Northeast’s largest free ecological, multi-cultural music festival with performances, speakers and more than 100 green exhibits. Boston GreenFest is putting together a team of volunteers. If you can help out, contact Owen Toney to sign up for the set-up or tear down crews. To volunteer, call 617-427-6293 or email otoney@comcast.net.

When: Friday-Sunday, August 21-23, 2015, noon to 10:00 pm (6:00 pm Sunday)

Where: Boston City Hall Plaza

More Info: see www.bostongreenfest.org or contact (617) 477-4840 or info@bostongreenfest.org


Boston Fab Fest

The Fab Festival is a celebration of making and creativity. The weekend will include exhibitions, demonstrations, cool performances, hands-on activities for the whole family, and talks and panels featuring great makers from around the world. The fest is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, August 8, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday, August 9, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Reggie Lewis Center, Roxbury Crossing, Boston

More Info: see www.fab11.org/fab-festival/boston-fab-festival/


Healy Field Community Garden Design Meeting
Please join us this Wednesday for the second of three meetings to design our new community garden!
When:
Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where:
Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More Info:
contact Deb at (617) 522-8383


Solar Day of Action
Join the Solar Day of Action to speak up about our need to raise the cap on solar energy. Gather at the State House for a rally and then go in to speak with legislators and their staff about the importance of net metering for boosting solar energy in Massachusetts.
When: Thursday, July 30, 10:45 am - 1:45 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston
More Info: see Environment Massachusetts Solar Day of Action


Roslindale Styrofoam Collection

Keep Styrofoam out of landfills! Save your Styrofoam and bring it to Acupuncture & Herbs in Rozzie Square to be recycled. All food containers must be rinsed - no food particles. Styrofoam only, no foam rubber or plastic.

Bring:

  • Packing blocks (does not need to display a recycling symbol on it)
  • Produce and meat trays (please rinse)
  • Take out containers (please rinse)
  • Hot cups such as Dunkin' Donuts, Honey Do and Cumberland Farms
  • Foam egg cartons
  • Food trays
  • White insulation sheets

When: Saturday, July 11, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Where: Acupuncture & Herbs, 16 Cohasset St. (near Fornax)

More Info: contact Karen Kirchoff at 617-522-3990 or kirchoffacu@aol.com


2015 Roslindale Garden Tour

Don’t miss Roslindale Green & Clean’s 2015 Roslindale Garden Tour! Tickets are $15 before June 15, $20 on and after June 15.

When: Saturday, June 20, 10 am - 4 pm

Where: Start at the Roslindale Green & Clean table at the Roslindale Farmers Market in Adams Park.

More Info and Tickets: www.roslindalegreenandclean.org/

Hull Summer Cruise & Wind Turbine Tour

Join Mass Energy for a relaxing afternoon of sailing from Boston to Pemberton Point to visit and tour Hull 1, the first community-scale wind turbine in Massachusetts. Tickets are $10 (plus $1.49 online ordering fee). For a limited time, Mass Energy members can save 50% on tickets.

When: Friday, June 19, 1-5 pm

Where: Rowes Wharf, Boston

More Info: contact Sean Hutton at sean@massenergy.org or 617-524-3950 x144

Walking Vigil in opposition to the West Roxbury-Dedham Lateral Pipeline

There will be a Red Ribbon Walking Vigil from Dedham to West Roxbury the week before the pipeline construction is to begin. Please join us before 1:00 on the green outside of First Church in Dedham.

When: Sunday and Monday, June 14-15, 1 pm

Where: First Church of Dedham-Unitarian Universalist, 670 High St, Dedham, Massachusetts 02026

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/1171590446252348/

To learn more about the pipeline, see the GreeningRozzie blog.


Exploration of Boston’s “hidden” parkway by bicycle

Join RozzieBikes for a 2-hour bicycle tour of the 2.5 mile corridor that borders Roslindale and Mattapan. The corridor has the potential to house large and small green spaces, including bike and walking paths, parks, tot-lots, picnic areas, and protected urban wild. The area is also vulnerable to destruction from pending and proposed development. The ride is appropriate for riders of all abilities.

When: Sunday, June 14, 7:30 am - 10 am (rain date of Sunday, June 2)

Where: Stop-n-Shop plaza (Walgreens end), American Legion Hwy near intersection with Hyde Park Ave.

More info: www.facebook.com/RozzieBikes


Citizens Climate Lobby
Join other Roslindale residents to learn about climate change and efforts to institute a fee on carbon emissions. Don Hnatowich will present a summary of recent research on global warming, and Gary Rusinski of the Citizens Climate Lobby will discuss efforts to shift economic incentives to reduce emissions.
When:
Sunday, April 26, 3-5 pm
Where:
35 Knoll St.
RSVP and More Info:
alnwright@gmail.com or text (617) 821-3648


Boston Shines - in Roslindale!
Come on out and help clean up our neighborhood. Let's sweep away the last remnants of our memorable winter and let spring shine through!
When:
Saturday, April 25, 10 am
Where:
Look for the Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) table in Adams Park
More info:
www.cityofboston.gov/ons/BostonShines/

Flood Boston spokes council meeting

Help form a climate direct action network in Boston. This is the first meeting of representatives of Boston area organizations working on climate change.
When:
Sunday, February 1, 3 pm
Where:
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place, Suite 2a, Boston
More info:
floodboston.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/first-spoke-scouncil-meeting/


Mayor Walsh's Civic Academy: the Climate Action Plan

Come learn about -- and comment on -- the City’s draft Climate Action Plan. Representatives from the city's Environment and Energy Department will be on hand to discuss the 2014 version of the triennial master plan for combating and responding to climate change.

When: Monday, November 17, 6:30 pm

Where: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf

More Info: contact the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services at (617) 635-3485


Rally for Yes on 2 -- support updating the Bottle Bill

Join Councilor Matt O’Malley and other volunteers for Vote Yes on 2 (joining forces with Yes on 4/Earned Sick Time) for a rally to support the updated Bottle Bill. People will go out afterward to canvass and pass out literature about this important ballot initiative.

When: Sunday, October 26, 3:30 pm

Where: Roche Bros. Plaza, West Roxbury (Centre Street outside Starbucks)

More Info: RSVP to Rachel Poliner.


West Roxbury Pipeline Community Meeting
West Roxbury Saves Energy, with support from Rep. Coppinger and Councilor O'Malley, is holding a community meeting to discuss the new, high-pressure natural gas pipeline Spectra Energy wants to run through West Roxbury, terminating in a Metering & Regulating Station across the street from an active quarry.
When:
Wednesday, October 8, 7 pm
Where:
Irish Social Club, 119 Park St., West Roxbury
More info:
WRLateralPipeline@gmail.com


People’s Climate March!

350 Massachusetts is sending busloads of Bay Staters to the Big Apple. You can catch a bus from Jamaica Plain.

When: Sunday, September 21

Where: New York City

More Info: for tickets and more information, contact 350 Massachusetts


Clothing drive for the Green Learning Center

When you go through your closets as part of your spring cleaning, put your unwanted clothes, shoes, linens and household items aside. During the week of June 1-7, bring them to the West Roxbury Branch of Eastern Bank to help raise funds for the Green Learning Center.

When:  June 1-7

Where:  Eastern Bank, West Roxbury Branch, 2029 Centre Street, West Roxbury.

More Info:  contact Foundation for a Green Future at http://www.foundationforagreenfuture.org



Boston Shines Neighborhood Cleanup

Come join community members from around the Healy Field area for this year’s Boston

Shines community clean-up event in Roslindale!  A greener world starts at home, so come take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen the roots of environmentalism and community in Roslindale! Coffee and donuts at 10:00, and lunch break at 11:30.

When:  Saturday, May 3rd, 10:00

Where:   Temple Vietnam65, 68 Bradeen Street, Roslindale

More Info: Sister Nancy at Casserly House66 (617-469-6457)


Is There a Dinosaur in Your Basement? The Latest in Heating/Cooling Efficiency
Hear HVAC-and-energy expert Brad White discuss the latest on heating and cooling options for your home, with a focus on energy efficiency and saving money.
When:  Monday, April 7, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Where:
  West Roxbury Library, 1961 Centre Street, West Roxbury
More info:
  westroxburysavesenergy.org67

Green Justice Coalition Victory Party
Join BostonCAN in celebrating victories in GJC's campaign for fair labor, community and environmental benefits from the state's efficiency program. We will also be demanding expansion of the new Efficient Neighborhoods Plus initiative, up from its current rollout in just 10 towns.
When:
Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:
Malden Senior Center, 7 Washington Street, Malden (near Malden Center stop on Orange line)
More info:
bostoncan.wordpress.com/events/68


Rob Hopkins (Transition Founder) at Tufts University
The Transition away from fossil fuels and towards… Resilience

Rob is the co-founder of the international Transition Network. He is the author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff and The Transition Handbook. The Independent lists Rob as one of the UK’s top environmentalists. The Observer calls him “one of Britain’s 50 New Radicals.” This is Rob’s first and only U.S. tour.
When:
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 7:30 pm
Where:
ASEAN Auditorium in the Cabot Intercultural Center, Tufts University
More info:
www.transitionus.org/event/transition-away-fossil-fuels-and-toward-resilience69
To register: transition-tufts.eventbrite.com70


The Boston Local Food Festival

  • Freshly harvested produce and seafood from farmers and fishermen
  • Scrumptious, $6 servings, featuring locally grown foods
  • Entertaining demonstrations and competitions by chefs and other food experts
  • Lively local music of many cultural tastes
  • Engaging exhibitions and playful activities for the kid in all of us
  • Interactive workshops featuring local food leaders
  • Food-inspired arts and crafts
  • Recycling and sustainable practices for minimal waste
When: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Ave. and Milk St., Boston
More info: bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/about-the-festival/#sthash.zLticdKu.dpuf71

Urban Agriculture Fair 2013
Exhibits, workshops and contests of composting, pickling, beekeeping, mushroom growing, cheesemaking, canning, wheat grinding, smoking and more.
When: 
Sunday, September 15, 10 AM
Where: 
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain
More info: 
www.aghall.com/fair-2013.html72, (617) 388-7378

Harvard University FAS Monthly Environmental Movies/Brown Bag Lunch Series

When: Thursday, September 19, 12 pm

Where: Mallinckrodt 102, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge

More Info: website73, Gosia Sklodowska at gosia_sklodowska@harvard.edu74


Rally to Make MA the First State to Divest from Fossil Fuels!

Description: A huge divestment rally in front of the State House for a bill that has a real chance of making Massachusetts the first state to divest from fossil fuels!

Where: State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

When: Tuesday, September 10, 9:30 am

More Info: Darcy DuMont at dumont140@yahoo.com75 or call (413) 210-2201

Energy Exodus

Description: Concerned New Englanders will converge in Fall River, MA, near the largest coal- and gas-fired plant in the region to begin a 6-day march to Barnstable, MA, near the future home of Cape Wind, the nation’s first offshore wind farm.

When: August 28 through September 2

Where: Across the South Coast

More Info: energyexodus.org76, Better Future Project at info@betterfutureproject.org77 or call (617) 299-0771


Movie Night: Chasing Ice
Join us for an outdoor movie night co-hosted by Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition and JP Net to watch Chasing Ice, the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change.
When:
Monday, August 5, 8 pm
Where:
Old Oak Dojo, 14 Chestnut Place, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
More Info:
jptransition.org/events/811/movie-night-chasing-ice78

Harvard University FAS Monthly Environmental Movies/Brown Bag Lunch Series
Join us for screenings of the most inspiring TED talks on a variety of environmental topics. Every 3rd Thursday of the month.
When:
Thursday, August 15, 12 pm - 1 pm
Where:
Mallinckrodt 102, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge
More Info:
gosia_sklodowska@harvard.edu79

Boston Greenfest
Boston GreenFest 2013 is a fully inclusive festival filled with fun learning experiences to address the important changes we need to make in our daily lives and our neighborhoods.
When: August 15-17
Where:
Boston City Hall Plaza
More Info:
Foundation for a Green Future, Inc  info@bostongreenfest.org80 or 617-477-4840

Mayoral EcoForum (Boston)
Join this lunchtime discussion examining the sustainable perspectives of our mayoral candidates.
When:
Friday, August 16, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where:
Main Stage, Boston City Hall Plaza
More Info:
www.bostongreenfest.org/mayoralecoforum.html81

350 Massachusetts’ Boston Node Meeting and Potluck

Join 350MA’s Boston Node for food, music, and speakers. Please bring a dish to share. The July meeting will focus on

  • 350MA “Summer Heat” actions happening in July and August

  • Campaigns for stopping the KXL Pipeline

  • Divestment of fossil fuels in universities, churches, and public institutions

  • Promoting clean energy in our city

When:  Tuesday, July 16, 6:30-8:30 PM

Where:   First Church in JP, 6 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain

More Info: 350ma.org82


City of Boston Urban Agriculture meeting for Roslindale/West Roxbury

The City of Boston is developing a new section of the zoning code (Article 89) to address the growing interest in urban agriculture.  To create clear guidance, we will be discussing these key elements:

  • commercial ground level and rooftop farms

  • farmers markets and farm stands

  • aquaculture, hydroponics and aquaponics

  • farm composting

  • farm soil safety

  • conditions for backyard keeping of hens and bees

When:  Wednesday, July 10, 630-8:30 PM

Where:   Roach Community Center, 1716 Center St., West Roxbury

More Info:  www.tinyurl.com/BRARezoneUrbanAgriculture/83


Boston Mayoral Candidates Environmental Forum

Join Boston’s Climate Action Network in a panel with the mayoral candidates. Hear about candidates’ plans for:

  • Opportunities for enhanced programs and policies on climate protection

  • Sustainable transportation

  • Green jobs

  • Parklands, air and water quality, urban agriculture…

When:  Tuesday, July 9, 12-2 PM

Where:   120 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108

More Info: loie.hayes@gmail.com, Full description84 


PlanetSolar sails into Boston

PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar-powered ship, arrived at Fan Pier in Boston on Saturday, June 22 for a four-day visit.

When: June 22-25

Where:  Fan Pier in Boston

More Info: www.planetsolar.org85


Strawberry Day with Mass Audubon

Pick your own organic strawberries, sample some of the first fruits and veggies of the season, see groundhogs, turtles, foxes, and pond animals, and explore how seeds work

When:  Saturday, June 22, 10 AM - 4 PM

Where:   Drumlin Farm

Admission: $7 Adult or teen, $5 Children (2-12) and seniors, Children under 2 free, Mass Audubon members free

More Info: Mass Audubon special event86 


350 Massachusetts’ Dancing For The Planet

See the seventh installment of the “Playing For The Planet” series, a way for creative performers to demonstrate support for and contribute to the struggle against global warming. The performance will feature:

  • Zoé Dance Company

  • Navarasa Dance Theater

  • Nani Agbeli & The Agbekor Society

  • Dance styles from across the globe will be represented.

When:  Friday, June 21, 7-9 PM

Where:   15 Newbury St., Boston, MA

Admission: $20, $15 for seniors and students. All proceeds to 350ma 

More Info: 781-396-0734, Facebook87, 350ma.org88, dancefortheplanet.eventbrite.com89


Boston Building Resources Book Talk

Come hear Jeff Deyette, the co-author of the Boston Globe bestseller Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living from the Union of Concerned Scientists. You’ll learn strategies for reducing your global warming emissions, and the details on how to take action at work, in your community, and politically.

When:  Thursday, June 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m

Where:   Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street, Boston (near Roxbury Community College)

More Info:  Boston building resources site90 and RSVP91



Speaker Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Indigenous and Environmental Activist

Melina comes from the tar sands region of North Alberta, and will speak about the impacts of tar sands development.

When:  Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.

Where:   Leslie University, Cambridge MA

More Info:  350ma.org


Meeting of New Boston node for 350MA

This meeting will follow up on a successful first meeting in March to organize a new Boston node for 350MA.  Learn about 350MA’s current work on Tar Sands Oil Pipeline, Divestment and Carbon Tax Legislation.

When:  Thursday, April 25, 7-9 p.m.

Where:   Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine Street, Jamaica Plain MA

More Info:  350ma.org


350MA Interest meeting

Concerned about the climate crisis? Join us for the first meeting of a potential Boston-based node of 350 Massachusetts. 350.org92, the global climate action movement, has sprouted several statewide nodes and 350MA is linking groups across the state. Learn about 350MA’s current work including Tar Sands Oil Pipelines, Divestmen and Carbon Tax legislation.

When:  Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.

Where:  Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. (one block from the Stonybrook T stop)

More Info:  JP Transition Events93