Archive of: Announcements

9.22.20: A Cape Ann Conversation with Bill McKibbon

9.22.20: A Cape Ann Conversation with Bill McKibbon

David Abel, Pulitzer-prize winning Boston Globe reporter, will interview Bill McKibbon, environmental advocate, author and founder of 350.org, about lessons learned and future solutions considering the climate crisis.

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Sawyer Free Library to launch Gloucester Reads

Sawyer Free Library to launch Gloucester Reads

The Sawyer Free Library will kick off the first annual Gloucester Reads: Many Readers, One Conversation, which will be held from June 22 to Sept. 15.

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Cape Ann Climate Coalition, June 2020 Update

Cape Ann Climate Coalition, June 2020 Update

Welcome to our second Cape Ann Climate Coalition newsletter.  While we are all working to stay healthy and helping others over this difficult time, we need to remember the challenges of our warming climate continue and unfortunately are increasing daily. If you can, D.O.T. for the environment We are hoping that you and your loved ones are doing well and welcome your feedback or input on the work we are doing.

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CACC collaborates with the Harvard Graduate School of Design

CACC collaborates with the Harvard Graduate School of Design

The future of Cape Ann will be shaped, in large part, by the effects of climate change and how we respond to its challenges. These effects will reach well beyond sea-level rise, ultimately affecting transportation, public services, housing, and the economic health of our communities.

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Ken Kimmell joins us May 21st

Ken Kimmell joins us May 21st

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New Climate Webinar Series

New Climate Webinar Series

TownGreen2025 announces a series of four webinars by noted experts on topics relating to climate change. The kickoff webinar will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 3PM, in an hour-long program featuring Ken Kimmell, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Mr. Kimmell will speak on the theme of “Lessons from the Covid Crisis for the Climate Crisis.” The 25-minute presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the Zoom audience, and a final wrap up by the moderator, Dick Prouty, and panelist, Candace Wheeler. 

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Electric Bus Presentation, 3.22.19, 10am–noon

Electric Bus Presentation, 3.22.19, 10am–noon

Join MASSPIRG, Proterra, and Cape Ann Transportation Authority for an Electric Bus Presentation at the Cape Ann Transportation Authority on Pond Road in Gloucester.

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Sustainability Fair Keynote Speaker Announced.

Sustainability Fair Keynote Speaker Announced.

This year's keynote speaker will be Nathaniel Stinnett. His Presentation is entitled, “Getting Environmentalists To Vote.”

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GDT Column: TownGreen|2025 calls for a zero carbon future

GDT Column: TownGreen|2025 calls for a zero carbon future

The bills for the damage caused by climate change are arriving now for all of us to see. The costs are no longer theoretical. Costs and damage due to climate change will only get worse in the foreseeable future unless we undertake major actions in our community, our state, our nation and across the world.

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Historic Preservation & Architectural Sustainability

Historic Preservation & Architectural Sustainability

Multiple presentations and discussions by experts about how to combine high sustainability standards like LEED with historically-informed building conservation practices and simple Yankee thrift for civic buildings and homes. Hosted in partnership with Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, an initiative to minimize Gloucester’s carbon footprint in a decade.

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