← See all 377 HuffPostGreen communities

Our June 8, 2010 Meetup

Selected By:

Elephant Walk

2067 Massachusetts Avenue (map)

Selected by:

The restaurant is located at 2067 Massachusetts Avenue, just outside Porter Square in the stately Henderson Carriage Building, on the way to Arlington. The building has a HUGE (175 space) parking lot in the rear of our building. During dinner hours - after 5PM - guests are welcome to use any space in the lot (the scary signs refer to normal office hours).

On Tuesday, June 8th, which is World Ocean Day, we'd like to invite you to meet up with other HuffPost Green readers to brainstorm and take action for helping with the oil spill.

Check out the HuffPost Green article here for some ideas on action you can take, as well as topics to discuss at your Meetup: http://huff.to/9EGJsm

And after your Meetup, report back to us what your group brainstorms/does, along with a photo of yourselves and your efforts. Your ideas will inspire others! SESSION GROUNDRULES
• If people have agreed to participate, respect that
• Censorship of ideas is not allowed
• Never criticize ideas
• Suspend judgement
• Do not disrupt the flow by questioning / interrupting
• All ideas are valid, no matter how radical, weird
• Listen, piggy back on ideas from others
• Create a free thinking, creative environment One thing is pretty clear and that is.... that this was a “Preventable” Oil Spill in the Gulf due to BP's arrogant lack of concern for public health, safety and the environment. What can the average citizen do to help save the wildlife, people and future damage that is occuring? Let's brainstorm. I have broken down some of the issues for people to think about before the meetup. Please feel free to add more to this list. We should break off into groups to brainstorm ideas and then come together at the end and see what ideas offer the most affiliation and round about the ideas that you feel passionate about. 1). Wildlife Health/Death/Endangerment – What is needed and what can we do to help? (Can we fly some people down there to clean birds/wildlife who have the time and passion)
2). Fisherman’s Health – What is needed and what can we do to help? (Could we have ewg.org do a body burden study on the fisherman?)
3). Fisherman’s Livelihood – What is needed and what can we do to help? (Dineout for the Gulf Coast June 10-12. Write restaurants to participate. Reskilling fisherman and scholarships for sons and daughters of fisherman).

4). Lack of Alternative Renewable Energy Resources – What is needed and what can we do to help? (Consumers are free to choose green power on their electric bills, why don't they? Run a Drive to get Mass. Towns enrolled in wind power)
5). Lack of Trust of Federal Government's (MMS) ability to effectively regulate the oil industry – What can we do to help? (Environmental Impacts from a blowout were not considered because it was felt that a blowout was too improbable. Spill plans were prepared which lacked effective responses/technologies, safeguards such as acoustic valves and remote wireless shutoff controls were not installed. Write Congress and demand an independent oversight board over MMS.)
6). Lack of Trust of Oil Companies – What can we do to build trust? What can be put in place that will motivate them to change in the long-term? They misrepresented their committement to the environment with their new green logo look but had the worse safety records compared to other oil companies. They wrote letters to MMS arguing against safety inspections. They paid million dollar fines but were allowed to operate. How do we hold them accountable for the risks and bad decisions they took with our environment? Get them to pay costs of damages to our natural resources.)
7). Political Representation – How do we effect change in a climate where corporations are now considered "persons" by the Supreme Court? How many persons equal a corporation. How do we get equal footing to get our representatives to represent the people again.

Selected by:

Talk about this Meetup

  • Marion 's Photo

    To those who don't think it's realistic or appropriate to try to ban offshore drilling (or at least stop new permits), perhaps this will change your minds:
    http://www.rollingstone.com...­

    Posted by Marion June 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I would like to propose we have our next meeting at the benefit dinner at elephant walk!

    Posted by Lili June 24, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    This weekend protest offshore drilling see link to hands across the sand!!

    Posted by Lili June 24, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    http://handsacrossthesand.o...­

    Posted by Lili June 24, 2010
  • Bob Perry's Photo

    Lea's Gulf Coast Fund Benefit Dinner is on! Visit The Elephant Walk homepage for details: http://www.elephantwalk.com­ or go here to sign up: http://yhst-47399520089857....­

    Posted by Bob Perry June 23, 2010
  • Rena Grasso's Photo

    A quick and easy way to help out on the ground:
    ?The National Wildlife Federation has set up mobile giving services to support their work in the Gulf Coast. Donors can send a text message with the code "WILDLIFE" to 20222 to automatically give a $10 donation to help wildlife affected by the oil spill.

    Posted by Rena Grasso June 12, 2010
  • Megan Toohey's Photo

    I'm excited the meeting went well, I can't wait to see the notes! :)

    Posted by Megan Toohey June 10, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I am working on a draft to the Huffington Post and would like to share it. Did someone say I could use google docs to get it to people?

    Posted by Lili June 9, 2010
  • Lea Lupkin's Photo

    Hi all, great meeting last night. I plan on organizing a benefit dinner at the Waltham Elephant Walk, as promised. Thank you for the article, Rachel. I will keep it in mind when choosing the charity for the benefit dinner.

    Here is another excellent resource, which shows you where the oil would have spilled had it been on your local coast. http://www.ifitwasmyhome.co...­. That site recommend Natl Wildlife Fed. and Intl Bird Rescue as charities for donations.

    Posted by Lea Lupkin June 9, 2010
  • Rachel Billings's Photo

    Also, I hate this information and it breaks my heart to say it but I just read this article stating that oil-soaked birds seldom live even after being cleaned, and the cleaning is additionally traumatic for them... so maybe if you guys are thinking about a fundraiser bear in mind that funds raised might be better-spent on other areas of this tragedy...?

    here's the link to the article:
    http://www.treehugger.com/f...­

    Posted by Rachel Billings June 8, 2010
  • Lea Lupkin's Photo

    I plan to attend, but cannot attend for 3 hours. Maybe 1.5 or 2. I think that's enough time for me to get my thoughts out there and volunteer to plan a benefit dinner at the Elephant Walk in Waltham, as I expressed interest in previously. See you all tonight.

    Posted by Lea Lupkin June 8, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Hi Megan. You gotta take care of yourself! We will put you down as a member of the Wildlife group and forward all notes to you! I signed myself up yesterday for 100% green energy windpower from NSTAR. My 16 year old is very keen on canvasing the neighborhood and teaching people how to change where their energy comes from on their electric bill!

    Posted by Lili June 8, 2010
  • Rena Grasso's Photo

    I am doing up-but not replicating-a tentative agenda for a 3 hour meeting. I want to use my time and gas well, so I hope that we can stay focused, get somethings done (impossible to do all), and leave with plans forward, including next meeting/place. See you all there. I am going to try to be early to discuss agenda.

    Posted by Rena Grasso June 8, 2010
  • Megan Toohey's Photo

    On another note- I've lobbied at the MA state house for animal rights before- very do-able. If there are any bills making their way up we can have constituents lobby one day! Also, #4 I think a drive to get pple to sign up for wind energy is a fantastic idea!!!!!

    Posted by Megan Toohey June 8, 2010
  • Megan Toohey's Photo

    OK so the doctor still doesn't want me out and about and I can't say I blame her. I'm going to refrain from getting everyone else sick and sit out for this meeting. I'm really hoping that someone takes note that they wouldn't mind letting me peak at! Also, subject #1-Wildlife Health/Death/Endangerment - I'm ALL over. I was a bio major in college geared towards animal behavior- I WANT to go down and help the wildlife. I will take time off of work, no problem- just have to find a way!

    Posted by Megan Toohey June 8, 2010
  • Rachel Billings's Photo

    Something came up and I can't attend the meeting tonight, but please let me know if I can aid with any endeavors (planning/organizing fundraisers, working with local salons re: hair scrap donations, etc) resulting from tonight's session; I would love to be involved!

    Posted by Rachel Billings June 8, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Could someone bring some calming creative music which could be in the background just in case elephant walk doesn't have any?

    Posted by Lili June 8, 2010
  • Rena Grasso's Photo

    Lili, I will work on and have ready. Does anyone have easel with paper, so we can write down suggestiuons? i can bring markers. I will also help keep to schedule if noone else vounteers

    Posted by Rena Grasso June 7, 2010
  • Suzanne's Photo

    bummed, i can't make it tomorrow because i have class. if anything else happens at a later date i would love to be a part of it. good luck guys.

    Posted by Suzanne June 7, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I need someone to volunteer to keep us on schedule? An egg timer would help. I can bring one.

    Posted by Lili June 7, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Elephant walk will provide a lap top computer for doing research and a white board for the ending session to be used to summarize each team's brainstorm.

    Posted by Lili June 7, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    If anyone can bring snacks, napkins, cups, name tag stickers, marker pens for name tag stickers that would help out a lot. Enough for 20-50 people? NO DINNER SERVED.

    Posted by Lili June 7, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Each team should have a scribe. Each team can tackle an issue. The ideas are written down. The ideas card is then carried by the scribe to the next group to refine and add ideas to the ideas from the first group. Depending on time, we may be able to do 2-3 rounds. Leave 1.5 hours to go over results

    Posted by Lili June 7, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Hi Rena, please look over the 7 issues above and work up a draft agenda for 3 hours. It's looking like maybe 20 people will show up. We have a many people who are not sure though. 50 at the most. Keep in mind that if we give each person 5 minutes at 50 people, we would run out of time, so it's difficult to have a solid agenda because we don't have firm participation by about 40 people.

    Posted by Lili June 7, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Greg, please do do photography! Thanks. We need pictures to give back to the Huffington post!

    Posted by Lili June 7, 2010
  • Rena Grasso's Photo

    Time is short, thus need organization. Two major issues: raising money, how? Two, for what ? These are brainstormed, written down. Then proceed to how to select, and how to make happen. All may not be doable, but the meeting must end with mechanisms for furthering the process however far it has gotten. Glad to help with agenda and chairing.

    Posted by Rena Grasso June 7, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Becuase the restaurant closes at 10 p.m., I feel we can't accomplish too much in 2 hours. I will change the time to 7:00 and if people can't make it until 8 p.m., that's fine. We will go over anything they have missed.

    Posted by Lili June 7, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    okay. I made a mistake. Not Wednesday but Tuesday is the meetup date. So we aer meeting at the Cambridge Elephant Walk. Bob can you confirm it is still available.

    Posted by Lili June 7, 2010
  • Dale Kline's Photo

    I would very much like to attend the Tuesday Cambridge Elephant Walk 8 PM meeting. Thank you to Bob Perry for offering a free place to meet!

    Posted by Dale Kline June 6, 2010
  • Bob Perry's Photo

    I'm confused... Why Wednesday? Hasn't the event always been scheduled for Tuesday?

    Posted by Bob Perry June 6, 2010
  • Bob Perry's Photo

    Hi Lili, et. al. - Tuesday in Cambridge is fine, no cost.

    Posted by Bob Perry June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Let's keep to the Wednesday becuase it's too late to change. I agree Cambridge is more central for people. Can you reserve it Bob?

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Hi Bob, the no-cost get together is ONLY available Monday? tomorrow?

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Bob Perry's Photo

    I've come full circle on the dinner idea and have decided that I think the group should just meet instead. Perhaps a fundraising dinner could be organized for another time. A no-cost get-together lowers the hurdle for participation and makes it much easier to mingle. - Lili, we need your leadership as organizer to pull this together. - The Elephant Walk in Cambridge is still available for this if needed [and plenty of parking]. Waltham doesn't have the gathering space.

    Posted by Bob Perry June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Everybody who has a charity in mind. Please speak 2 minutes on why this is a good charity to consider. If you don't have any in mind, then a final vote on what other people have discovered.

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I will post tonite the WHERE of the event. Please get back before Sunday evening so we can confirm!!!

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Here's the video that I am confirming the regulations for. I am also speaking to a former Schlumberger engineer who knows that BP made a decision that would guarantee failure given no acoustic valve.
    http://www.youtube.com/watc...­

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I also worked in renewable energy in the Boston Office which was put in place during the 1970s and was shut down. We were an unfunded mandate. A political failure. We were not given enough money to be effective. It was smoke and mirrors and then they eliminated my job and over 200 others.

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    If you get some time, please watch this video about the deregulation that occurred. I grew up in D.C. I saw Mobil Corp move in 1/2 mile from where I grew up in 1980's. I watched D.C. change before my eyes. I have relatives who went up against Cheney and fought the Industrial complex and Cold War fear and paranoia that lined the pockets of his contractors. We have to focus on Cheney!

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I also want people to focus more on the deregulation that occurred during the Bush Cheney years. The root cause may be that we deregulated the requirement for an acoustic valve which would've prevented this entire event.

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    We also need to be careful to not spend the whole evening deciding on a charity. Let's reserve 10-15 minutes discussing charities and vote fast on that so we can get to the brainstorming.

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I want everyone to have their five minutes and depending on how many people show up, we will need to monitor our time and make sure we get to know the group well enough to assess interests, talents, etc.

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    We need to know what time is best as well 6:30 or 7 for people?

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Hey it sounds like we are meeting? But we need to decide whether we meet tomorrow (Monday) or Wednesday? and where Cambridge or Waltham. Now's the time to let us know which location will result in the best turnout?!!!!!! Please respond people!

    Posted by Lili June 6, 2010
  • Lisa Heller Boragine's Photo

    Good luck with your event - pass the word to anyone on the south shore that we're hosting a Meetup in Bridgewater. Thanks!

    Posted by Lisa Heller Boragine June 5, 2010
  • alyssa lary's Photo

    Fantastic bob thnx!! I think dinner great idea & the veg options are great! 7 would b better than 6:30 but I will spread the word!

    Posted by alyssa lary June 5, 2010
  • Bob Perry's Photo

    If the group is NOT comfortable with an event such as the dinner I proposed a few minutes ago, I can offer up instead the Private Dining Room at The Elephant Walk in Cambridge at no cost as a venue in which to gather and talk. So...

    Door #1: Dinner costing $35 at The Elephant Walk in Waltham with a donation to charity the result?

    Door #2: Get-together at no cost at The Elephant Walk in Cambridge?

    What's your pleasure?

    [Not really sure how to achieve consensus from this point!]

    Posted by Bob Perry June 5, 2010
  • Bob Perry's Photo

    This is an interesting NYTimes blog post from yesterday afternoon that includes a couple of charities that have been established to aid victims of the Gulf Oil Spill: http://dinersjournal.blogs....­

    Posted by Bob Perry June 5, 2010
  • Bob Perry's Photo

    We can make available during the dinner at the restaurant a laptop, digital projector, and screen to access web resources during the event - researching charities, updating ourselves on current news feeds, composing documents, planning future events, etc.

    Posted by Bob Perry June 5, 2010
  • Bob Perry's Photo

    Hi All - To help firm up what will happen, and where, I propose this:

    - Meet at 6:30pm at The Elephant Walk in WALTHAM
    - This dinner menu will be served: http://bit.ly/90WUG7­
    - Cost: $35 per person, INCLUDING tax and tip, but EXCLUDING alcoholic beverages
    - All attendees must sign up by paying in advance so we REALLY know who's coming [restaurant must prepare]: http://bit.ly/bOgETJ­
    - Maximum capacity: 65
    - 50 % of restaurant proceeds will go to the charity we choose together at the event

    Posted by Bob Perry June 5, 2010
  • alyssa lary's Photo

    Went to the protest yesterday needed more people but still good visibility. That was seizebp.org. I would prefer a meeting in Cambridge area but I think elephant walk is great idea (there's 1 in camb too). If everyone on the list brings 2-3 friends we've got our 50! I've got 2-5 friends w me. I also heard ab moveon.org organizing vigils marking 50 days since the spill. That would b awesome bc they have a huge email/contact/member list!!

    Posted by alyssa lary June 5, 2010
  • Kitty Beer's Photo

    I hope to come, depending on where it is. I just want to do SOMETHING about this criminal attack on our planet home.

    Kitty

    Posted by Kitty Beer June 5, 2010
  • Bonnie's Photo

    any idea where it's going to be yet?

    Posted by Bonnie June 4, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    http://www.grist.org/articl...­

    Posted by Lili June 4, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    If you have a heating or electrical bill. Opt for renewable energy on your bill. Here's a link.http://www.epa.gov/greenpow...­

    Posted by Lili June 4, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Here's the link to Megan's Facebook site for us to share information as well. thanks Megan. http://www.facebook.com/Meg...­

    Posted by Lili June 4, 2010
  • Megan Toohey's Photo

    Sorry I've been MIA i've been seriously under the weather lately. You can find the event on my FB page on my wall or under my events. On my wall there is a picture of the bird covered in black death with the title in link form w/blue font. Btw I'm stoked to see the increase of participants in this group! Woo Hoo!

    Posted by Megan Toohey June 3, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I encourage everyone to look at this website. Organize a beach community on June 26 and form a hands across the sand to protest off shore drilling. Newburport and Orleans have formed a group. http://www.handsacrossthesa...­

    Posted by Lili June 3, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    pass along to friends http://www.seizebp.org/­

    This is the group that is organizing the protests in Boston.

    Posted by Lili June 3, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    All those yea or neigh for Elephant Walk as a place to meet and brainstorm? We need to also decide on a charity. We could possibly vote for it at the meeting as well.

    Posted by Lili June 3, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Bring chocolate syrup if you want to get oiled up for photo shoots. Bring a sign with something to say like Stop the Drill Baby Drill, Dress up as a sea animal if you have any masks to wear. Awareness is important because BP wants to sweep this under the rug.

    Posted by Lili June 3, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    If you can make the protest and that's what you feel passionate about, please go to this. I will try to attend as well.Boston, Massachusetts
    Friday, June 4 at 5 p.m.
    Park St. T station
    Visibility action
    Contact: [masked] or [masked]

    Posted by Lili June 3, 2010
  • alyssa lary's Photo

    @ Megan Toohey--can you post the link to the FB event page you made? I'm on fb as well, but i didnt want to add another app...

    Posted by alyssa lary June 3, 2010
  • alyssa lary's Photo

    Boston BP Protest Tomorrow Friday
    5 pm Park St T!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.pephost.org/site...­

    Posted by alyssa lary June 3, 2010
  • Bonnie's Photo

    I will definitely have 1 guet, perhaps 2...

    Posted by Bonnie June 3, 2010
  • Lea Lupkin's Photo

    I like the Elephant Walk in Waltham idea. The 70 bus runs from Central Square in Cambridge to Main St. in Waltham (where Elephant Walk is located) so it's fairly easy for Boston/Cambridge folks to get there. Commuter rail to Waltham station is also an option.

    Posted by Lea Lupkin June 2, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Elephant walk is in Cambridge or Waltham. What location is best?

    Posted by Lili June 1, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    The elephant walk. You need 50 people to attend to get a $700 donation to the charity of your choice. Neat concept. 50% of meal cost of $35 goes to charity = $15 per person. I can support that. If someone is opposed or interested in another venue, please let us know.

    Posted by Lili June 1, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I heard there was a flash protest this weekend in New York. Chocolate syrup was involved. Yummy. Wish it were that yummy. Poor wildlife!

    Posted by Lili June 1, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Where are people from? Metrowest, Southshore, Northshore, Western Massachusetts?, etc. Who needs transportation/pickups?

    Posted by Lili June 1, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Well, we have now 15 people who have joined. Lets do a head count. How many guests coming? I have one guest.

    Posted by Lili June 1, 2010
  • Bob Perry's Photo

    I'd like to propose The Elephant Walk in Waltham [could be Cambridge if necessary] as a venue. Although this is a Tuesday event, we could run it under our Monday Benefit Dinner program - http://www.elephantwalk.com...­- wherein 50% of the restaurant's proceeds from a prix-fixe meal could be directed to the nonprofit [that we feel is in a position to help with this unspeakable catastrophe] we choose together that evening. We could have web access and video @ the event.

    Posted by Bob Perry May 29, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Next week tuesday, we can count # and prox. of participants and locate best venue

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    More ideas on how to help here! http://www.huffingtonpost.c...­

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Megan Toohey's Photo

    Add me as a friend on FB "Megan Toohey"- I'll try to upload the same pic on FB up on here so you can match me correctly ;) I have an open event on my page in which you can invite anyone who you'd like.

    Posted by Megan Toohey May 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    For the event we need music. Can we get this guy or someone similar?Nina Simone : Sinnerman

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Ohter updates available on Facebook site here.Search "Ban Bp-oil Gasolines for Environmental Destruction" here

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    http://www.democracynow.org...­

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Hi Megan. How do I find it?

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Megan Toohey's Photo

    OK I friended a couple of you (who I could positively identify) on FB I made an event for this on FB so please forward this to all of your friends. I left it open so everyone should be able to have access :)

    Posted by Megan Toohey May 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Lili Scheider Griffin

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Megan Toohey's Photo

    Lili what's your full name so I can find you FB?

    Posted by Megan Toohey May 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    supplies are needed. a list is here.
    http://www.ecwildliferefuge...­

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    NY meetup is thinking of dressing up as sea creatures and protesting at key spots.

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I am checking the other meetups and some are getting their local sierra club involved, etc. all environemtnal groups should participate

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Megan, please setup a Facebook account. Right now we need to increase participation. We want pictures with lots of people.

    Posted by Lili May 27, 2010
  • Megan Toohey's Photo

    I could set up a FB account or event invite if need be. I'm not sure if you want to do that for the first meeting or perhaps for a follow meeting, where maybe there will be more direction? :)

    Posted by Megan Toohey May 27, 2010
  • Lynne Hamlyn's Photo

    This is apocalyptic and everyone should be outraged. I'm thinking raising funds for an ad campaign to push the public's buttons. What if we used Facebook as a tool? Who knows how to set something like this up (i.e., a nonprofit for fund raising)? I would hope hundreds would attend in Boston.

    Posted by Lynne Hamlyn May 26, 2010
  • madcap54's Photo

    ill be there, we should do this on the boston common weather premitting.

    Posted by madcap54 May 26, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Maybe a message is "BP clean up your act and not your corporate image" floating a balloon or sometype of art work. Message to the world.

    Posted by Lili May 26, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    The fisherman are the one's trying to help becuase their livlihood is at stake and they are getting sick.

    Posted by Lili May 26, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    She says that BP is telling workers if they wear protective masks that they cannot work. BP doesn't want pictures of people wearing protective masks. Without the masks they are getting sick. spin control

    Posted by Lili May 26, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I want to share a link to someone making a difference. I spoke to her and she says awareness is needed.
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEA...­

    Posted by Lili May 26, 2010
  • Megan Toohey's Photo

    I live in Waltham so Wayland most certainly works for me.

    Posted by Megan Toohey May 26, 2010
  • Dean Stevens's Photo

    If this got real big, it might be conveninet to have it at one of the churches. I have connections with several UU churches in several parts of Boston. Dean Stevens

    Posted by Dean Stevens May 25, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    I believe the idea is to have an event on June 8. Before then we need to decide what we want to do as a group and meet beforehand. The event needs to be published in the newspaper

    Posted by Lili May 25, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    Hi Becky, Depending on how many decide to join, we will figure out pickups/rides/etc. No worries. Toxics Action Center has facilities downtown. I also know of meeting places in Cambridge which is close to Brookline.

    Posted by Lili May 25, 2010
  • Becky Cheston's Photo

    I'd love to come, but I live in Brookline, and have no car. Any chance to have the meeting more centrally located? Or, is Wayland a simple hop via train?
    -Becky

    Posted by Becky Cheston May 25, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    My address is 1 Knollwood Lane, Wayland MA

    Posted by Lili May 25, 2010
  • Lili 's Photo

    If someone could call the Boston Globe and let them know about the event that would be useful.

    Posted by Lili May 25, 2010

29 went

Boston HuffPostGreen Community

Boston, MA Founded May 20, 2010
Meetups
1
Members
29
  • Helper
Want to hear about our Meetups as soon as they're scheduled? Join us, get updates!

Help us grow

Spread the word about the Boston HuffPostGreen community on Twitter and Facebook!

Welcome back!

Not registered with us yet? Sign up

Sure thing! First, you'll need to sign up

Meetup members, Log in

Have a Facebook account?

By clicking "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

Otherwise, join Meetup here: