Gardening for Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change
Monday, April 10, 2023, @ 7 pm
The evidence is clear: Climate change is here! The effects that scientists have long predicted are occurring and will only intensify in the coming years. What does this mean for our native flora and fauna? And what can one homeowner really do to mitigate a global crisis? Trevor Smith will take you past the bleak headlines and talk about what WE can do. How our plant choices and simply changing the way we maintain our properties can make a huge difference in our local ecology. Trevor makes it clear that the power to slow or stop climate change does not rest solely in the hands of the government. We can all make a difference. His presentation will leave you inspired and empowered to take action.
Trevor Smith is Design and Education Manager at Weston Nurseries in Massachusetts. He holds several landscape certifications and is a past President and a current Trustee of the Ecological Landscape Alliance. He is an award-winning regenerative landscape designer, specializing in green infrastructure, native plant design, habitat creation, and implementation of ecological design principles. He is passionate about the natural world which inspires his commitment to sustainable landscaping practices in an era of climate change.
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Westford Earth Month
Join us for family and earth friendly events in Westford throughout the month of April.
Earth Day will be held on the Common on April 22 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
Civic Social Meeting with State Senator, John J. Cronin
Wednesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m
The League of Women Voters of Westford and Westford Climate Action are hosting our State Senator, John J. Cronin, on Wednesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in a virtual Civic Social. The event – open to all – will give residents an opportunity to talk informally with Senator Cronin. The Senator was elected to the Senate in 2020 and, as a result of redistricting, now represents the communities of Fitchburg, Leominster, Westford, Shirley, Groton, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Ashby, Townsend, and Clinton, which make up the Worcester and Middlesex District.
Zero Carbon Home: Webinar
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 7:00 pm
Join David Green, for a free and highly informative webinar on how you can save money on heating and cooling and cut your carbon footprint. David will share his own experience in installing insulation, solar panels, heat pumps, and energy-efficient windows in his home in Dover, Massachusetts.
Promoting Clean Energy in our Buildings: Webinar
Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 pm
Click below to watch the webinar with Acton Select Board Member Jim Snyder-Grant! He spoke to us about Acton’s Path to Climate Action.
Westford’s Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee has determined that nearly 60% of our greenhouse gases come from our buildings.
How can local boards, committees and residents codify this work so that future projects meet clean energy benchmarks and goals? Q&A followed the presentation.
Watch the Westford Climate Roadmap Forum!
Held Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Find out about the specific steps that Westford residents, businesses and municipal leaders can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve sustainability. The Roadmap was developed by Westford’s Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee (CEASC). This event was sponsored by the CEASC and Westford Climate Action.
Meeting the Climate Challenge: The View from an MIT Observatory
View the recording of an informative climate webinar held on Jan 27 with the scientists at MIT’s Haystack Observatory in Westford MA. The webinar discussed the latest climate change science and Haystack’s research and polar work.
Heat Pump Webinar recording
Learn about heat pumps for residential heating and cooling from the experts at Heat Smart Alliance and MA DOER Green Communities and hear from Westford residents as they discuss their own experiences. A heat pump may make your home more comfortable, save you money and reduce your carbon emissions.
Meeting with legislators on Massachusetts Net Zero 2050 Climate Law
View this recording of Westford Climate Action meeting held May 25 with MA Representatives James Arciero, Joan Meschino and House Joint Committee Chair on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Chair Jeffrey Roy.
Did you miss our Solar Webinar?
Learn about residential solar from Westford residents and solar industry representatives discussing customer-owned solar installations, Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), Community Solar, and available tax incentives and low-interest loans.