GreeningRozzie Events

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

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

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

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Roslindale Farmers Market Table

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

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

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Roslindale Farmers Market Table

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

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

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Past GreeningRozzie Events


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

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

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

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

Where: Adams Park, Roslindale

More Info: info@greeningrozzie.org


Roslindale Farmers Market Table

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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

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

Green Events Calendars

350 New England
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Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN)
Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN)
Boston Nature Center
City of Boston Environmental & Energy Services
Climate Change Action Brookline
Green Decade (Newton)

Harvard University Center for the Environment
Jamaica Plain Forum

JP Transition
Massachusetts Climate Action Network

Neighborhoods for Climate Accountability
WestRoxburySavesEnergy.org


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Past Related Green Events

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


Landscape Design with the Climate in Mind

Presentation by author and landscape architect Susan Reed

When:  Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.

Where:   Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge MA

More Info:  cityofboston.gov/calendar/environment.asp94


March and Rally to Save Our Public Transit System

Rally for new funding to support public transit and ensure affordability for seniors, disabled riders, youth and all riders across the state of Massachusetts.

When:  Wednesday April 10, 3 p.m.

Where:   Start at MA Transportation Bldg., 10 Park Plaza, Boston

More Info:  350ma.org


Think Global Act Local: a Community Climate Roundtable

Join Boston Climate Action Network and other sustainability groups to discuss successful collaborations between community based organizations and national groups, and ask how we can bring global issues home and amplify grassroots voices.

When:  Thursday, March 24 6-8 p.m.

Where:   Suffolk University, 73 Tremont Street, Boston

More Info:  bostoncan.wordpress.com95


March and Rally to Protest KeystoneXL Pipeline
Climate activists rally in Washington DC to protest TransCanada plans to build the KeystoneXL Pipeline.  350ma is organizing buses leaving from Boston and other Mass. locations.  Info on ride shares and housing options in DC also available.
When:  Saturday Feb.16, Boston bus departures at 6 am or 10 pm.
Where:   350ma.org
More Info:  350ma.org

School Vacation Week Programs
The Boston Nature Center offers environmental education programs for kids during the school vacation week.  Themes and activities geared to different age groups (age 5 up to age 14).
When:  Tuesday Feb 19 through Friday Feb. 22, 8:30 am - 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Ave., Mattapan
More Info:  bnc@massaudubon.org96 or 617-983-8500 to pre-register

Weatherization Work Party at Hope Central Church in JP
Boston Climate Action Network and Mass. Interfaith Power and Light host a work party to help Hope Central Church to save energy. Includes training on basic weatherization and water conservation steps, and presentation by Next Step Living on home energy assessments. Lunch provided
When:  Saturday February 9, 9 am - 2 pm
Where:   Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave., Jamaica Plain
More Info:  Vince@MIPandL

An Evening with Kristin Kimball
Kimball Is the author of The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love. The book chronicles Kristin’s and her husband Mark’s visionary plan to grow all the food a local community might need. The event is part of Brookline’s Cimate Week January 26 - February 3, 2013: Steps to a Greener Future - Food, Transportation and Home Energy.
When: Thursday, January 31
Where:   Hunneman Hall, Main Library, Brookline MA
More Info:  info@climateactionbrookline.org
www.kristinkimball.com/the-dirty-life97


Stop the Northeastern Tar Sand Pipeline Action
Action in Portland, Maine, the terminal for the ExxonMobil pipeline from which Canadian tar sands would be shipped.
When:  Saturday January 26
Where:   Portland ME
More Info:  sophie@350.org98

Winter Woods Walk

Go for a walk in the woods with local tree experts. Learn to identify trees using bark and twig characteristics, and investigate the history and urban ecologgy of Jamaica Pond.
When:  Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10 AM-11:30 AM
Where:   Meet at Jamaica Pond boathouse near the intersection of Jamaicaway and Pond Street
More Info: Contact BNAN at info@bostonnatural.org
RSVP:  mathew@bostonnatural.org99

“Reversing Global Warming While Meeting Human Needs: An Urgently Needed Land-Based Option”
Speaker and discussion program sponsored by the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy
When:  Friday, January 25, 2-4:00 p.m.
Where:   ASEAN Auditorium, Fletcher School, Tufts Univ., 160 Packard Ave., Medford MA
More Info:  CIERP@tufts.edu100 or check events calendar at massclimateaction.net

No Pipelines Solidarity Action
Actions organized by 350 New England and Canadian groups, in preparation for larger, January 26 Action in Portland, Maine.
When:  Wednesday January 23
Where:   New England
More Info:  vanessa@350.org101

Speaker “In Defense of Local Food Systems”
Talk by Joel Salatin, Farmer/Author/Activist
When:  Thursday Jan. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Where:   Fenn School, 516 Monument St., Concord MA
More Info:  contact Concord Museum cm1@concordmuseum.org or see events calendar at massclimateaction.net

Tar Sands Protest Meet-Up
Local climate activists meet to plan for actions organized by 350 NE to be held in Portland ME and Washington DC.
When:  Wednesday January 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Where:   79 Sheridan St., Jamaica Plain MA
More Info:  Boston Climate Action Network, bostoncan.wordpress.com

Green Minga Barnraising
Hands-on Neighborhood Weatherization Work Party
When:  Saturday Jan. 12, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where:   Minden Street, Jamaica Plain
More Info:  Boston Climate Action Network, bostoncan.wordpress.org

Documentary: GasLand
Documentary film about fracking
When:  Monday, January 7, 7-9:00 p.m.
Where:  Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton MA
More Info:  contact ellie.goldberg@gmail.com or greendecade.org

Documentary: Chasing Ice

This beautifully filmed documentary about shrinking glaciers includes photos and live-action sequences by environmental photographer James Balog.
When:  
Currently showing
Where:  Kendall Square Cinema, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge
More Info:  Chasing Ice at Kendall Square Cinema102

Exhibit: Food, Water, Life

Sculptures, drawings, installations and videos by French wife-husband duo Lucy and Jorge Orta explore biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change and exchange among peoples.
When:  Showing through December, 2012
Where:  The Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Avenue, Tufts University Campus, Medford (Directions103)
More Info:  Food, Water, Life 104

Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day in West Roxbury

Drop off oil-based paint, motor oil, pesticides, chemicals or other types of hazardous waste for safe disposal by the City of Boston.
When:  Saturday, November 17, 9 - 2 p.m.
Where:   Public Works Yard, 315 Gardner St., West Roxbury (next to Home Depot)
More Info:  www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/wastereduction/hazardous.asp105

Title: 350 New England Convergence
Educational sessions on fossil fuel infrastructure in New England, followed by meetings to plan for regional mass actions.
When:  Saturday November 17 and Sunday November 18
Where:   Union United Methodist Church106 at 485 Columbus Ave, Boston
More Info:  350ma.org107


Solidarity Action in Boston against the Keystone XL Pipeline
Come show your support. This local action coincides with a national action against the Tar Sands pipeline in Washington, D.C., and a national day of action against pipelines.
When:  Sunday, November 18th, 1-1:30 PM
Where:   Union United Methodist Church108 at 485 Columbus Ave, Boston
More Info:  350.org/350ma.org109

Do The Math Tour
It’s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them. This November, Bill McKibben and 350.org are hitting the road to build the movement that will change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. Featuring Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein.  Tickets are $10. Buy them here110.
When:  Thursday, November 15Doors at 6 pm, show starts at 7 pm.
Where:
  Orpheum Theater, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108
More info:  
math.350.org111

Vigil to End Climate Silence
Round-the-clock Vigil to End Climate Silence sponsored by 350ma.org. Drop by to lend your support. The rally is an public push to ask that candidates for federal office in Massachusetts spell out their positions on climate change between now and the election, particularly at the October 30th debate—even if the debate moderator or other journalists do not ask them about it.
When:  Tuesday, October 23rd at 5:30 PM to Tuesday, October 30th at noon
Where:   Government Center in Boston (Near Government Center and Park Street T stops)
More Info:  
350ma.org112

New Brook Farm: an Introduction

In the 1840s, West Roxbury's national historic landmark Brook Farm (located on Baker Street off the VFW Parkway) supported a utopian agrarian community inspired by the Transcendentalists. Today, a group of local citizens is launching a New Brook Farm that will echo history by supporting sustainable farming. New Brook Farm will also be an educational tool for learning about the farm's past and supplying information about gardening, horticulture, food preparation and preservation. Come for an update on this exciting project.
When:  Thursday, Sept. 27, 7–8 pm
Where:   West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre Street
More Info:  visit  WestRoxburySavesEnergy.org113

Urban Agricultural Fair and Fun Festival

When:  Sunday, Sept. 16th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:  245 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain (2 blocks from the Stony Brook Orange Line T stop)
More Info:  617-388-7378, Bill Perkins
Note:  No rain date. Call 617-388-7378 for updates

Movie: “Queen of the Sun - What are the Honeybees Telling Us?”

On the eve of National Honeybee Day, the Leland Street Community Garden in JP is hosting a screening of the movie “Queen of the Sun,” which takes us on a journey through
the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the
beehive.  With beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva.
Trailer: http://www.queenofthesun.com/about/trailer/114
When:  Friday, August 17, 8:30 PM
Where:   5 Leland Street, Jamaica Plain  https://maps.google.com/maps?q=5+Leland+Street,+Jamaica+Plain,+MA115
More Info:  contact Addie Smith a.smithreiman@gmail.com116

Subject: Summer Tree Stroll
Summer evenings are the perfect time to notice the shapes of trees. Come and learn to distinguish between the upright Ginkgo, the spreading Oak and the vase shaped Elm.  We’ll also identify leaves and find historic trees as we walk about the Common & Public Garden and enjoy the beauty of a summer evening.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Public Garden and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.
When:  Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Boston Common & Public Garden, Downtown -- Meet at the Brewer Fountain behind Park Street MBTA Station.  MAP117
More Info:  Register by phone 617-542-7696 or email info@bostonnatural.org118

Subject:  Arborway Interpretive Tree Walk
When:  Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Large trees along the Arborway in Jamaica Plain are a treasure.  New trees may never look like these older giants (due to climate change, pollution, road salt...) In June, two of the giants across from the Arnold Arboretum were cut down - sadly they’d deteriorated and were a safety hazard.
So let's appreciate these trees while we can!  Boston Nature Center staff will lead this interpretive walk down to South Street, then under the Casey Overpass and back.
Where:  Meet at the stone wall across from Jamaica Pond (by Orchard/Dunster/Eliot).   MAP119
More Info: 617-542-7696 or email: info@bostonnatural.org
Event is “Rain or Shine,” reservation not required.

Subject: Movie

Fixing the Future: Building Local Jobs, Income & Sustainability
In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio, of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS, visits people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal in a people overwhelmed by economic collapse. The film highlights effective, local practices such as: local business alliances, community banking, time banking/hour exchange, worker cooperatives and local currencies. Following the documentary, audiences will enjoy an exclusive onscreen discussion panel featuring luminaries Bill McKibben, Majora Carter, Mike Brady and David Brancaccio.
When:  Wednesday, July 18th, 7:30 PM
Where:  AMC Loews Boston Common 19, 175 Tremont Street, Boston
More info:  (617) 423-5801
Adult: $12.00, Senior: $11.00, Child: $9.00

Building the #Knowosphere: How new ways to share and shape ideas can help build du­rable progress on a finite planet
Andrew Revkin is the senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for The New York Times. He has spent nearly three decades covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon rain forest to the troubled relationship of climate science and politics. 
When:  Monday, April 23rd, 3 pm
Where:
  Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center, MIT

Solar Do-It-Yourself Workshops
Learn how to build solar PV panels at the Solar Home of Dr. Richard Komp. One-day session (Sat or Sun) - $75, two-day extended session (Sat & Sun)- $125, full 10-day intensive program - $475.
When:  April 13 - 22, 2012
Where:
  Jonesport, Maine
More info:
  www.mainesolar.org/Calendar.html121 (207) 546-1639, (516) 669-2442 or (207) 497-2204

Neighborhood Cleanup!
Subject:  Join your neighbors in a cleanup of Rossie Village along Washington Street to Metropolitan Ave.
When:  Saturday, February 18, 11 - 1 pm (note date change)
Where:   Meet in front of the Rozzie Library Building starting around 10:45
More Info:   Linda Burnett linda@lindaburnett.com

MBTA Public Hearing
Subject:  Find out about the MBTA‘s fare increase and elimination of services proposals, and let these public officials know which you think about the proposals.
When:  Wednesday, February 1, 6-8 pm
Where:   Hennigan Community Cafeteria 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain
More Info:  see
www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/public_meetings/122

Urban Agriculture Kickoff & Visioning Meeting
Subject: The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), and the Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives are launching a project to update the Boston Zoning Code to support Urban Agriculture city wide.
When:  Monday, January 30, 6-8:30 pm
Where:  Suffolk University, Downtown Boston, 73 Tremont Street, 9th Floor.
Note: bring ID to clear building security
More Info:  Contact John (Tad) Read, Senior Planner, john.read.BRA@cityofboston.gov123, (617) 918-4264

Rozzie Green House Fair
Subject:  Learn how to green-up your home by using energy conservation as the “first fuel”.  There will be booths, presentations, food, plus lots of good information.  Kids are welcome!
When: Saturday, January 28, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More info: David Kelman at dgkalman4@cs.com124 or (617) 388-0793

Bionutrient Rich Crop Production
Dan Kittredge, Executive Director of the Real Food Campaign125, presents bionutrient rich crop production, an environmentally sustainable approach that works to balance the soil so that the crops growing in it produce all the necessary phytonutrients, anti-oxidants, enzymes and biologically available mineral compounds that humans and animals need. With this approach, the vitality and energy of the soil and the plants are enhanced to produce healthier crops, greater yields, extended seasons and longer shelf life. This method virtually eliminates the use of herbicides and pesticides. 
When:  Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 6:00 pm
Where:
  NEW LOCATION Tufts University, Anderson Hall, room 112, 200 College Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 
Parking is available at Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Avenue Medford, MA 02155 
More info:  Free. Register here126.

Healy Field Community Garden meeting
Subject:  Planning for a demonstration garden at Healy Field & defining its mission
When:  Sunday, January 22, 3:30-5:30
Where:   42 Stellman St., Casserly House
More Info:  Please RSVP: nancy.braceland@csjboston.org127

JP NET Potluck
Subject:  We will hear from a local urban chicken expert – on hand to answer all your questions – as well as several of our friends and neighbors experiences with urban agriculture:When:  Thursday, January 19, 6 pm
Where:   Nate Smith House – 155 Lamartine Street131
More Info:  contact info@jptransition.org

MBTA Public Hearing
Subject:  Find out about the MBTA‘s fare increase and elimination of services proposals, and let these public officials know which you think about the proposals.
When:  Thursday, January 19, 6-8 pm
Where:   Roxbury Community College Auditorium,1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury
More Info:  see www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/public_meetings/132

Winter Solstice Illumination in Adam's Park  
During the last Holiday Stroll of the year, enjoy walking the park-heart of our village magically illuminated with lights: sense of place and community, the park as a bridge, all sustainable and recyclable.
When:  Thursday, December 22, 5:00 -7:00 pm
Where:   Adams Park
More Info:  contact Karen at kmkirchoff@aol.com
Also let Karen know if you want to join in setting up (4:00 p.m.) or taking down (7:30 p.m.)

Public Meeting about the Roslindale Substation
The Boston Redevelopment Authority is hosting this meeting to discuss the proposal submitted by a joint venture of Roslindale Village Main Streets and Historic Boston Inc. for the redevelopment of 4228 Washington Street in Roslindale.
When:  Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: Roslidale Municipal Building, 6 Cummings Hwy, Roslindale, MA
More info: Tai.Lim.BRA@cityofboston.gov133

Public Meeting about Monsignor Casey Overpass 
This is the second-to-last public meeting on this and the one that will most help determine the replacement choice: a two-lane bridge with no sidewalks, or a surface street with green space.
When:  Monday, Nov. 21, 6:00 pm (come at 5:30 to view openhouse materials)
Where: The State Lab 305 South Street (near Forest Hills T Station)
More Info info@bostoncyclistsunion.org134 (coalition supporting the surface option)
dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us135 (feedback to the state)

Next Boston Hazardous Waste Dropoff Day
Properly discard of hazardous waste like batteries, paint, and solvents
When:  Saturday, November 19, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Where:  
West Roxbury Public Works Yard, 315 Gardner St, West Roxbury (Behind the Home Depot)
More info:  
www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/RecyclingandSanitation/hazardous.asp136

Urban Chicken Workshop
Allison Fastman, who's kept chickens and ducks in her small yard in Cambridge, will discuss coop design, winterization, breed selection, vermin proofing, finding a veterinarian, free ranging, chicken tractors, waste management, and legal
status. A generous amount of time will be allotted for Q&A.
Sponsored by NOFA/MA and Legalize Chickens in Boston
Fee: $25 NOFA members, $30Non-members.
When:  Saturday, October 29, 3:30-6:00
Where:  631 South Street, Roslindale
More info: Register at www.nofamass.org137


Healy Field Garden Community Meeting
This is a Roslindale-wide meeting to update the community about progress made, to answer questions, and to outline important next steps.
Parks Department and community outreach group representatives will be present.
We'll also see a 15-minute segment of the film Healing Gardens of New York.

When: Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 pm
Where:  Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
More info:
friendsofhealyfield@gmail.com

Double Exposure: Photographing Climate Change
Long-time Boston Globe journalist David Arnold will show before-and-after paired images of glaciers and coral reefs, and talk about how to tackle the climate change problem.
When:  Wednesday, October 19, 7-9 pm.
Where:
  Theodore Parker Church, 1857 Center St., West Roxbury
More info:
  westroxburysavesenergy.org138

1st Fall Potluck:
Local Food and Sustainable Livelihoods

Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition and JP Forum
Subject: Local food movement in JP
Speakers:
Jess Laborio – Urban Farmer for The Food Project
Andy Brooks – Bootstrap Compost entrepreneur
Gerald Robbins – DotRox Cooperative Gardening Center
Harry Perez – Plaza Meat Market
When:  Tuesday, October 25 · 7-10 pm
Where:   Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Jamaica Plain
RSVP and more Info:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=234974633226409139


Legalize Chickens in Boston meeting
Subject:  Get rolling to Legalize chickens in Boston (and bring Yolanda home)
When:  Tuesday, October 11, 7 pm
Where:   100 Winchester Rd. (near Faulkner Hospital)
More Info:
contact Margaret at margaretconnors@comcast.net140

Economic Security Club Event
Potluck and Movie: "The Power of Community" how Cuba survived peak oil when the embargo came down - mainly through a shift to small, urban, and less-energy intensive farming and gardening practices
GreeningRozzie members welcome
When:  Tuesday September 27, potluck 6:00pm, movie 6:30
Where:
  Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway
More info:  contact sarah@localcircles.org
More about the movie:  http://www.powerofcommunity.org/cm141


Moving Planet Boston

People from all corners of the region will bike, boat, stroll, skate, walk, train into Boston "en masse" to collectively and creatively express that they are ready to get moving beyond fossil fuels to a 350ppm world.
Boston will be one of the major U.S. cities that day where thousands will gather to step it up!

When:  Saturday, September 24, 3:00 - 6:00pm
Where:
  From North Station, South Station, Park Street Station, and Long Wharf North converging at Columbus Waterfront Park
More info:
moving-newengland.org142

Boston GreenFest
As the region's largest multicultural environmental festival, Boston GreenFest celebrates the many ways we can create a better world by greening our lives and our communities.
When:  August 18 to 20
Where:
  Boston City Hall Plaza
More info:
www.bostongreenfest.org143

Volunteer maintenance of traffic islands by Alexander the Great Park
Join Roslindale Green & Clean for a volunteer maintenance session at the traffic islands in front of Alexander the Great Park to weed, deadhead and prune.
When:   Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Where:
  intersection of Belgrade, Corinth & Roberts Streets
More info:
  www.roslindalegreenandclean.org144

Green Entrepreneur Small Business Forum
Presented by Green Neighbors Education Committee and  Foundation for a Green Future, Inc.
When:   Saturday, May 21, 10 am - 2 pm
Where:
  Codman Square, Dorchester
More info:
  Contact Owen at (617) 427-6293 or otoney@comcast.net

Climate Change Summit
5th annual Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network Climate Change Summit. This year's theme: food & sustainability. Keynote speaker: Colin Beavan, the "No Impact Man."
When:  Saturday, May 21, 9 am - 4 pm
Where:
  MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar St., Cambridge
More info:
register at www.blsyouthcan.org145

Boston Bike Week
When:   May 15 - 20, 2011
More info:  www.bostonbikeweek.org146

May Day Celebration
Hosted by Foundation for a Green Future
When:  Sunday, May 1, 1 - 5 pm
Where:
   Jamaica Pond Boathouse, Jamaica Plain
More info:
  www.foundationforagreenfuture.org147

An Environmental Book Event
Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World
Answers to the question: "In a time of environmental crisis, how can we live right now?"
Essays include:
Michael Pollan's  "Why Bother?"
Bill McKibben's "Fight It Head On"
Howard Zinn's "The Optimism of Uncertainty"
Barbara Kingsolver's "The Original Human Vocation"

Editor Martin Keogh discusses how this book came to be made and shares salient and eloquent excerpts from the essays.
RSVP: readboston@cityofboston.gov148
$40 admission, includes wine reception and three-course dinner. Books will be available for purchase.

When:  April 13, 7 pm
Where:
  West on Centre restaurant, 1732 Centre Street, West Roxbury
More info:
  WestRoxburySavesEnergy.org149 and ReadBoston.org150

Friends of Healy Field meeting
Topics will include the community garden project.
When:  Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 - 8 pm
Where:
   Roslindale Community Center
More info:
  www.facebook.com/healyfield#!/FriendsofHealyField151

The Earth Is Our Garden: Are We Doing Our Best?
A talk by writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben presented by the Arnold Arboretum. "His latest book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, is his latest plea for each of us to consider deeply how we tread upon this earth. You’ll find a clear message of action, hope, and urgency in this presentation about moving forward on a drastically changed and changing Earth."
$20 for Arboretum members, $25 for nonmembers
When:  Thursday, April 7, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where:
  Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon Street (Copley Square), Boston, MA 02116
More info:
  my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=95152

Earth Hour
Join the city of Boston and more than 400 cities around the world to raise awareness about climate change -- extinguish all non-essential lighting during this one hour.

When:   March 26, 8:30-9:30 pm
Where:
  Wherever you are
More info:
  www.cityofboston.gov/environmentalandenergy/conservation/earthhour.asp153

Smart Energy Party
Hosted by West Roxbury Saves Energy
When:  Monday, March 7 at 7:30 pm
Where:
West on Centre restaurant, 1732 Centre Street, West Roxbury
More info:
  westroxburysavesenergy.org/SmartEnergyParty.html154
Jamaica Plain Home Energy Fair
When:  Saturday, March 5, 10:30 am - 1 pm
Where:
  Bella Luna Café, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain
More info:
  www.thebostonhometeam.com/blog/jamaica-plains-1st-annual-home-energy-fair155


Edward Burtynsky: Energy
An exhibit of energy-related landscape photographs by Edward Burtynsky156.
When:  Friday, March 4, 5:00 - 8:00 pm; Saturday, March 5, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where:
  America Ballroom Foyer, 4th Floor, Westin Copley Place, Boston
More info:
  www.mitenergyconference.com/exhibition.php157

JP Forum: State of Our Neighborhood: A Community Conversation
Subject:  A panel discussion about joblessness, gentrification, public safety, urban gardening, schools and transport.
When:   Tuesday, February 15, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:
  English High School, 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, second floor cafetaria
More info:
  jamaicaplainforum.org/2010/09/07/state-of-j-p-a-community-conversation/158

JP Forum
Subject: 
Local food and food security in the Boston area. The panel will talk about how many of our calories come from local sources, and how we can improve our food security.
When:   Thursday February 3, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Where:
  The First Church, 6 Eliot, St Jamaica Plain
More info:  jamaicaplainforum.org/2010/09/07/food-security/

Asian Long-horned beetle talk
Subject: Three key players discuss how the Asian longhorned beetle outbreak in Worcester was managed, and new standards for tree planting applied. Importantly, the public developed a new appreciation for the urban tree canopy’s contributions to their community.
Panel:
Ken Gooch: Forest Health Program Director, Mass. Department of Conservation & Recreation
Mary Herlihy Knittle: Co-Chair, Steering Committee for the Worcester Tree Initiative
Eric Seaborn: Urban & Community Forestry Program Coordinator, Mass. Department of Conservation & Recreation
Lecture and Reception
When: Thursday, February 3, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Where:
Boston Convention Center Room 258B

Meet the authors at Brookline Booksmith
Subject: Meet Author Vivienne Simon & Editor Martin Keogh, of
Hope Beneath our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World an anthology of 53 essays by leading environmental activists and writers
When:
  Sunday, January 30 at 1:00 pm
Where:
  Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline
More info:
  www.climatechangeactionbrookline.org/calendar.php159