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How Do We Protect Our Community as the Climate Changes?

Please join us for a community discussion about the

Cambridge Climate Safety Proposal

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7-9pm

Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave., Central Sq.

Free admission. Light food and drink included.

As the climate changes, Cambridge will experience much hotter temperatures and more frequent and severe flooding in larger areas.

Residents from across Cambridge want to protect the health, safety, and property of residents and workers from these threats by requiring new buildings to be climate-ready.

These residents formed the Climate Safety Committee, which has proposed changes in how buildings are constructed, how the surrounding open space is landscaped, and how stormwater is handled. The Cambridge City Council and Planning Board will consider the zoning proposal at hearings on June 26 and 27.

Come find out about the Climate Safety proposal. Discuss how affordable housing can be created while addressing climate challenges. Think about the proposal and what you want to tell city officials. Give your input to improve the proposal. Get prepared to take action.

We’ll discuss the proposal in small groups to make sure all your questions are answered and to listen to your suggestions.

For more information on the event, email CambridgeClimateSafety@gmail.com or call (857) 285-2863.

For more information on the Climate Safety proposal: http://www.cambridgeclimatesafety.info

Please reserve your space at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-do-we-protect-our-community-as-the-climate-changes-tickets-46822947697.

Co-sponsored by the Climate Safety Petition Committee, North Cambridge Stabilization Committee, Cambridge Residents Alliance, Green Cambridge, Fresh Pond Residents Alliance, and Association of Cambridge Neighborhoods (additional sponsors welcome).


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