For our next series of Climate Solutions talks, Rob Hannemann will speak about the vision of the Vineyard becoming a 100% Renewable Energy Island by 2040.  This is an island-wide campaign to transform our energy infrastructure to ensure a more sustainable and resilient future: a non-binding resolution that will be on the annual town meeting warrants.  Rob is the chair of the Vineyard Sustainable Energy Committee, a group with representatives from all the towns’ energy committees.
"Ready for 100"
is a Sierra Club campaign to get US communities to commit to 100% renewable energy supply.  According to the Club, "1 in 4 people in America now live in a community committed to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy."  https://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100
Let's join them!
~All-Electric Buildings~
Brookline MA has passed a bylaw that says:
"Effective June 1, 2020, no permits shall be issued by the Town for the construction of New Buildings or Significant Rehabilitations that include the installation of On-Site Fossil Fuel Infrastructure, except as otherwise provided in section 8.39.3.8.39.5.-- to protect the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the town from fuel leaks and explosions and from air pollution, including that which is causing climate change and thereby threatens the Town and its inhabitants."  

Dr. Philip Duffy, Executive Director of the Woods Hole Research Center will speak to us and the MV Commissioners about our climate emergency.

Please email our State Representative Dylan Fernandes to thank him for his participation in supporting these two state-level climate bills: 
Dylan.Fernandes@mahouse.gov
 
2050 Roadmap Bill (H.3983) requires use of the latest science to create a comprehensive plan to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by at least 2050- an update to the State’s Global Warming Solutions Act.  
 
An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions (H.2810) puts a price on pollution being emitted through the burning of fossil fuels. 
Learn more about the bills here:
https://commonwealthmagazine.org/opinion/benson-carbon-pricing-bill-is-smart-policy/
A final 2019 Climate Cafe!
December 15 at 2pm at The Covington, Edgartown. 
High school students will lead a discussion about waste and climate.
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