Event: Mass Climate Action Network Annual Conference [11/16]

Mass Climate Action Network
Massachusetts Climate Action Network Annual Conference
The Power of One, the Power of All
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2008
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Near Kendall Square’s Red Line T
Keynote Speakers:
Ian Bowles: MA Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Sec. Bowles will discuss the ground-breaking changes in Massachusetts law over the last two years and the steps the state is taking to increase energy efficiency and reduce our state’s impact on climate change.

David Gershon, CEO of Empowerment Institute and author of Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds, winner of the Independent Publisher “Most Likely to Save the Planet” book award.

Current MCAN members, Conference only: $45
Non-Members, Conference only: $60
Register for Conference and join MCAN for a year: $75
Students, Conference only: $25

Online registration is available at: http://www.acteva.com/go/mcan

Volunteer and attend for free!
Volunteer Needs [MS Word]
Volunteer Contact: Susan Altman, MCAN, susan.altman {at] massclimateaction [dot} net.


MCAN is a coalition of locally organized groups fighting the climate crisis. We do this by promoting carbon-reducing practices in our homes and communities; supporting MCAN chapters and allied organizations to grow a focused statewide movement; and communicating policy to members and leveraging our collective voice at the state level.
Our theme for the 2008 Conference—The Power of One, the Power of All—reflects this mission.

We work to unite individual and local efforts into collective action. Our organization has hundreds of individual members, a large and growing network of chapters scattered throughout Massachusetts, and relationships with many partner organizations. We reach residents, small businesses, and policy makers around the state. And we are committed to using our collective action, expertise, and resources to activate a broad range of constituencies on the climate crisis.

The 2008 Conference brings together many of the constituencies that make up our diverse state, from the power of one individual to the power of our collective voices raised on Beacon Hill.


Time Event
9:00 am Welcome, Plenary Sessions with Ian Bowles and David Gershon
11:00 am Breakout Discussions and Workshops
12:00 pm Lunch and Conversation
1:15 pm Workshop Session 1
2:45 pm Workshop Session 2
4:05 pm Closing Plenary Session

Low Carbon Living: Getting Started
Cool Mass: How to Move Ahead
Hot Issues in the Legislature
Adapting to Our Changing Climate
350 Parts per Million: What Does It Mean, How Do We Get There, and What Does Climate Equity Have to Do with It?
Energy Conservation at Home: What You Need to Know
Renewable Power at Home: What’s in It for You?
Green Building Basics
Leaving the Car Home: Transportation Options throughout Massachusetts
Climate Change Action Beyond the U.S.
Green Jobs, Green Justice
Envisioning a Sustainable World
Reaching New Populations and Enhancing Community Leadership
Grassroots Organizing with a “Pebble”
Organizing 101
How to run a good meeting
Climate Change Education in Schools
Have Your Say on Climate Change