Schedule of Events
I’ll send you a daily Climate Solutions Week email with upcoming events and one key thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.
Climate Solutions Week is also Walk & Roll to School week at all Winchester public schools. Walk & Roll to School is a national movement to encourage walking and bicycling to reduce carbon pollution and improve health. Each school is providing details in its own parent / student newsletter.
Climate Solutions Week is also National Drive Electric Week, and three of our events are about electric vehicles.
Saturday Sept. 23
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Climate Solutions Week Table at Winchester Farmers Market. Meet Winchester High School Student climate volunteers and learn about Winchester's plans to help solve the climate crisis, including at the High School.
Sunday Sept. 24
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Electric Vehicle Showcase. Check out a variety of electric vehicles owned by local residents, who will be on hand to answer questions about vehicle range, capabilities, charging systems and more. See Teslas, Chevy Bolts, Ford's Mach-e and 150 Lightning pickup truck and many more makes and models. You can also meet Winchester’s two all-electric landscaping companies and see the latest electric landscaping tools. Location: Winchester High School parking lot adjacent to the Commuter Rail tracks.
Monday Sept. 25
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Electric Vehicles 101 with Green Energy Consumers Alliance. Join the Green Energy Consumers Alliance for an introduction to Electric Vehicles and how to charge their batteries. To register for this Zoom event (required to participate), click on this link.
Tuesday Sept. 26
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with Sen. Jason Lewis, Sen. Pat Jehlen, and legislative aides from the offices of Rep. Mike Day and Rep. Michelle Ciccolo (invited) on Recent and Upcoming State Climate Legislation. Come hear from Winchester's distinguished state legislators as they discuss major climate legislation under consideration by the Legislature this session. Moderated by Ken Pruitt, Winchester Sustainability Director. Location: Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Road.
Wednesday Sept. 27
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Charged Up - Everything You Need to Know about EV Charging with Green Energy Consumers Alliance. To register for this Zoom event (required to participate), click on this link.
Thursday Sept. 28
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Learn How to Mend Clothing and Textiles for All Ages. Button missing? Small tear? Don't toss your clothing, blankets or other items, learn how to repair them! Save money and reduce your environmental impact. Instructor Karen Bellacosa will provide you with a simple sewing repair kit that you can use for a wide variety of repairs. RSVP by emailing Karen, and bring $20 cash or a check payable to Karen Bellacosa to defray the cost of the repair kit. Location: Winchester Public Library, Large Meeting Room.
Saturday Sept. 30
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Transfer Station Tour with Transfer Station Director Nick Parlee. Tons of materials that would otherwise end up burned or sent to landfills are instead recycled and reused, thanks to Winchester's Transfer Station. This tour will include the Transfer Station's composting and recycling facilities, areas for yard waste disposal and recycling, the Swap Shop, clothing drop boxes, air conditioners, electronic waste and more. Location: 15 McKay Ave. Park just outside the Transfer Station gate in the parking lot between the transfer station gate and the Sons of Italy. No pets allowed, and children must be closely supervised because the Transfer Station will be open and in active use during the tour.
For schedule updates, visit the Climate Solutions Week Web page by clicking here.