Thursday, May 2, 2013
'Let's Do More Than Talk' is the tagline for the League of Women Voters of Lexington's final First Friday Forum of the year, to be held Friday, May 3 at Cary Memorial Library.
Thursday, May 2
The following information was provided on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Lexington. How can Lexington thrive in the face of changing climate? Join the League of Women Voters of Lexington at its First Friday Forum on May 3 to hear results from the recent LWV Community Conversation on Climate Change and learn what Lexington has accomplished so far. Bill Hadley, director of Public Works, Mark Sandeen of Sustainable Lexington, and others will talk about plans for the development of our own Climate Action Plan and the next steps we can take as a community to both reduce the effects of the changing climate and respond to its impacts. This is the seventh in a series of 2012-2013 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Check out the tool below to find out which pollen allergens are high in Lexington today.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. Thanks to the effects of climate change, experts say the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. Now you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. The Allergy Alert tool from Pollen.com above shows which pollen allergens are high in Lexington today. Please note that an advertisement cycles into the tool.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The proposal by state Rep. Tom Conroy and state Sen. Mike Barrett, D-Lexington, would levy a so-called carbon tax on sources that emit CO2, the major greenhouse gas behind global warming.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Does Lexington make it easy for you to live an earth-friendly lifestyle? What do you wish was different?
Towns across the country are getting new recycling centers, giving away rain barrels and installing parking meters with solar panels. Here at Patch, we want to know: What makes Lexington "green?" You know, other than the Green. Is it the Sustainable Lexington initiatives or electric vehicle charging stations? The votes at Town Meeting last week to approve a climate change resolution and bylaw amendments to make municipal solar installations more feasible? Also, Bill McKibben's from here. Just sayin'. TELL US: What does Concord do to help you go green? Do you use any resources from the town to stay green? Share in the comments below.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
In its second session Lexington’s annual Town Meeting on Wednesday voted to adopt a climate change resolution, allow for municipal solar installations, update a bylaw and introduce electronic voting as an option.
For a town well known for its rich history, Lexington’s annual Town Meeting was fairly forward thinking Wednesday night, approving a handful of articles that could impact the town and its government for years to come. In four separate votes, Town Meeting approved warrant articles 33, 29, 34 and 32, which deal with climate change, solar energy, zoning and electronic voting, respectively. ARTICLE 33: Climate Change Resolution Sustainable Lexington’s Mark Sandeen asked, How many 100-year storms will Lexington have over 18 months? The question was rhetorical, of course, and Sandeen went on to click through slides showing damage from Hurricane Irene, Snowtober, Superstorm Sandy and the Winter Storm Sometimes Known as Nemo. And then, for good …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lexington’s 2013 annual Town Meeting resumes at 7:30 p.m. tonight, March 20, at Cary Hall. Climate change, solar energy, zoning and, if there’s time, electronic voting are on the agenda.
If opening night was special, then the second session of annual Town Meeting might just be thoroughly modern. Articles on the agenda for tonight deal with a climate change resolution, solar energy purchasing, updating a zoning article and, if they get to it, electronic voting. That’s according to Town Moderator Deb Brown, who set the second session’s agenda before adjourning the opening meeting on Monday. Tonight's meeting, set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Cary Hall, will open with the report from Town Manager Carl Valente, per Brown's plan. Climate change and energy are next up on the agenda, in the form of Article 33, which asks the town to consider climate change in all of its decisions and planning processes, and Article 29, which seeks …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Harvey Leonard recently appeared in a segment to explain the findings of global warming studies and other data on climate change.
Lexington resident Nancy Nolan was among a handful of WCVB viewers to visit the network's Senior Meteorologist Harvey Leonard this week. Nolan, along with Sharon resident Paul Lauenstein, delivered a card to Leonard, celebrating his climate change communications. Leonard appeared in a segment in early February to explain the connection between global warming and severe weather patterns, and to discuss how global warming is driving more drought, more heavy precipitation and stronger storms. More than 570 viewers co-signed the thank you card that Nolan and Lauenstein delievered on Tuesday, March 12. The two residents are members of Forecast the Facts, an organization that aims to ensure Americans receive accurate information about climate …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Feb. 26 in Lexington.
1. Community Conversation on Climate Change: At 6:45 p.m. tonight at St. Brigid's Keilty Hall, there will be a Community Conversation focusing on "How Can We Make a Difference in Lexington? Thriving in the Face of Challenging Weather." The goal of the evening discussions is to produce a realistic set of next steps to help the town better prepare for climate change. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Harrington School Council at 7:30 a.m. at the school, the Capital Expenditures Committee at 8 a.m. at the Town Office Building, the Tourism Committee at 11:30 a.m. at the Town Office Buiding, the Minuteman School Council at 4:30 p.m. at Minuteman High, the School Committee at…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Next Tuesday, Feb. 26, the League of Women Voters of Lexington will explore Lexington’s readiness to adapt to the challenges of a changing climate.
Monday, January 7, 2013
LexGWAC's Jan. 13 public forum will focus on public forum on food, water, energy, investment, and federal, state, and local actions with a panel discussion followed by breakout sessions on the various topics.
Monday, January 7
This column is brought to you by the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition (LexGWAC). Rachel Carson wrote: “The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.” Following the wisdom of one of the world’s great game changers, we accept that challenge, Ms. Carson. On Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at Cary Hall, the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition will orchestrate an ambitious public forum on food, water, energy, investment, and federal, state, and local actions with a panel discussion followed by breakout sessions on the various topics. Lexington’s Anne Kelly, Ceres Director of Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy and Co-Director of the Policy Program, will lead the …