Climate Calendar

Your go-to spot for climate change related events in the Boston area.

  • Tuesdays September 1 – October 4:  5:30-6:30 PM. The Season of Creation: Jubilee for the Earth: Begins September 1 with World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, first proclaimed by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I in 1989 and ends October 4, when Roman Catholics and other churches from the Western traditions commemorate Saint Francis of Assisi.  Each year, the ecumenical steering committee that provides this Season of Creation Celebration Guide suggests a theme.  The 2020 theme is Jubilee for the Earth.
  • Thursday September 17: 7:30-8:30 PM. Be a Climate Justice Voter: Mass Interfaith Power and Light invites you to a MA-based webinar, featuring Bill McKibben, renowned environmentalist and Methodist Sunday School teacher, Rev. Gerald Durley, civil rights marcher and head of national Interfaith Power and Light's Executive Board, and Tiffany Hartung, Program Manager of IPL's Faith Climate Justice Campaign.  
  • Saturday September 19:  3:00 PM.  Children and Youth Speak: Your Vote Matters: As the November 3rd elections approach, children and youth are raising their voices with a moral urgency . This webinar will present young people from ages 10 to 18 who have a message and perspective to be heard before those older than them vote.  Sponsored by United Church of Christ, Interfaith Power and Light, and the People’s Justice Council.
  • September 19 – 25. Slash Your Trash Week: This webinar will show how to move from our current, unsustainable model to a Zero Waste approach that minimizes the amount of trash sent to landfills and incinerators. By joining the Challenge, participants discover tricks of the trade for slashing trash from their lives, hear from experts on what’s wrong with our current waste systems, and learn about long-term solutions for creating a more sustainable, zero-waste future across New England.  Sponsored by Conservation Law Foundation.
  • Thursday, September 24: 10:00 AM – 1:00PM. Good Trouble for a Healthy Planet: This second annual global interfaith consultation to address the climate emergency explores the impact of human activity on the health of the planet, the need for action to develop sustainable and resilient communities, and recommendations for moving forward. Sponsors include the World Council of Churches, Greenfaith, and Blessed Tomorrow.
  • Sept. 24 - 30 Climate Prep Week: A series of virtual events  hosted annually by Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW), dedicated to learning, service, and actions to prepare  communities for extreme weather events, and providing the resources and space to think about the ways that climate change disadvantages some communities more than others. This year’s theme is “Social Resilience is Climate Resilience.” 
  • Thursday Sept 24: 1:00pm Resilient Agriculture: Climate Impacts on Our Foods Systems and How We Can Respond: A panel discussion led by Enet Mukurazita and hosted by the Yale School of Forestry’s Library with women farmers in Zimbabwe on their experiences dealing with climate impacts.
  • Friday Sept 25: 10:00 am Neighborhood by Neighborhood: Mapping Our Resilience: An overview of a Boston mapping project with the Conservation Law Foundation and the city of Boston. This event will explore the community assets that exist within the city of Boston and how they can be leveraged to create a more climate-resilient future, with a particular focus on how we can serve communities of color and other marginalized neighborhoods.
  • Friday September 25: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm. How We Decide to Get Serious about Climate Solutions: Politics, Communication, and Framing: At this webinar, sponsored by The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston, a panel of national leaders will explore climate change communication and framing efforts across the political spectrum.  Pressing questions that the panel will address include:  How is climate change internalized by different audiences? How have the panelists succeeded in communicating messages across audiences? Does it matter whether climate is framed as a greenhouse gas emissions problem or an adaptation/resilience problem? How does the framing of climate change intersect with structural racism?  There is a $5 fee for nonprofits.
  • Sunday Sept 27: 7:00 pm The Economics of Climate Change: Madhavi Venkatesa, PhD, Executive Director of Sustainable Practices at Northeastern, will lead the discussion on the relationship between economics and sustainability and how our focus on economic growth has facilitated the speed of global Climate Change and exacerbated social justice issues.
  • Tuesday Sept 29: 6:30pm How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture: A conversation with Elizabeth Knight and John Wackman, authors of Repair Revolution. This event will look at how repair events in libraries and other spaces are helping bring people together around common goals of sustainability, stewardship, community resilience, as well as social and climate justice.
  • Wednesday Sept 30: 6:30pm The Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate Justice: CREW Program Director Reverend Vernon K. Walker speaks with Reverends Karlene Griffiths Sekou and Hajar Logan about the relationship between climate justice and racial justice.