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College Students Peddle Helmet Message in Massachusetts

By Tali Smookler, member of 2010 Western Massachusetts Climate Summer Team. This post is a “press release” inspired by our team’s joke about the need to wear helmets not just on our bicycles, but everywhere, all the time. We hope … Continue reading

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A WeMA Family Reunion

You may think that Climate Summer would end–as the name suggests–at the end of the summer. However, with Climate Summer, the bonds last far beyond the day in August when all the riders disassemble. In addition to spending time organizing … Continue reading

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Climate Summer Junior

By Tali Smookler Despite the name, “Climate Summer” is much more than a summer; it continues throughout the year. Most recently, I participated in a very Climate Summer-ish activity: presenting. However, unlike the usual presentation, in this case I presented … Continue reading

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New England Climate Summer, Part II

by Caroline A few Fridays ago, Tali and decided to relive one of our favorite elements of Climate Summer–team sing-alongs–and try and make some money while we were at it. We met on the Boston Common, found a location that … Continue reading

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Final Destination: Brookline

Posted by: Kara We knew that Brookline would be a whirlwind week. But we could not have imagined just how rewarding it would be. When we arrived in Brookline, we held a community organizing workshop for members of Climate Change … Continue reading

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Climate Vigil Thursday, 7-8:30PM in Brookline

The Western Mass team will be hosting a Climate Vigil this Thursday, Aug. 5, from 7-8:30 at Devotion School Park in Brookline (345 Harvard Street). First, we will speak about what we fear to lose to climate change; then, at … Continue reading

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Lessons From My Bike

Posted by: Kara It is hard to believe that this summer is coming to a close. Our week in Brockton has been full of joy: Reverend Montjane opened the Pearl Street United Methodist Church to us, we hosted a successful … Continue reading

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Lupinwood Update

Recently, the Western Massachusetts team received word that the owners of Lupinwood Village, the estate we visited during our week in Greenfield, were granted a one-month extension to keep their dream of an eco-village alive. If you or anyone you know … Continue reading

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The WeMA Family

Posted By: Tali (They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky…They’re all together ooky, the WeMA Family…) It all started on Sunday morning in Church at Lenox.  We were fifteen minutes early (a little unusual for us), and we sitting … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Public Radio

Posted by: Kara On Monday, the Western Mass team left Springfield to travel 50 miles to Worcester (the first 50-mile day in two days!). When we arrived, tired, sweaty and more than slightly sore, I got word that our interviewer … Continue reading

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