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May
8
Tue
2018
Plug-in to Municipal Best Practices: Community EV Charging Station Workshop @ Education Center, Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Plug-in to Municipal Best Practices: Community EV Charging Station Workshop @ Education Center, Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

MAPC and the City of Newton are co-hosting a Community EV Charging Station workshop on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Whether you’ve already decided to purchase EV charging stations in 2018, or are just starting to think about EV charging stations for your community, this workshop will take you on a deep dive of everything to consider from procurement to installation.

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how you can participate in MAPC’s Green Mobility Group Purchasing program in 2018 and save money by buying with other public fleets;
  • Engage in discussion with other municipalities considering purchases of EV charging station and learn from leaders in the region with experience installing charging stations;
  • Connect with EV charging station vendors on the statewide contract and learn about the specifications of the technologies they can provide.

A more detailed agenda with workshop presenters and location will be distributed in advance of the event. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Register here.

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Community Meeting – HIA of the Proposed Compressor Station (Weymouth, MA) @ Abigail Adams Middle School
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us as we initiate a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on a proposed natural gas compressor station in the Town of Weymouth.
The community meeting will include an open house with a brief presentation for participants to familiarize themselves with the HIA process and the proposed decision, as well as space for discussion and public input about potential health effects and concerns related to the proposed station.
What is a Health Impact Assessment?

A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a process that uses available data, health expertise, and public input to identify the possible health effects of a proposed change. HIAs are used to assess proposals, such as development projects or legislative policies, to produce recommendations that optimize health outcomes.

Oct
23
Tue
2018
Newton Climate Action Plan Kick-Off Roundtable Discussion @ Newton War Memorial Auditorium
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MAPC and the City of Newton invite you to attend a Kick-Off Roundtable Discussion to learn more about City’s process for developing the Climate Action Plan and to share your ideas on how should we act to combat climate change, considering Newton’s many strengths and singular needs. Please RSVP with your name and affiliation to climateplanning@newtonma.gov.

The Climate Action Plan, on which the City of Newton is partnering with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), will establish community-wide climate mitigation goals and identify potential measures to achieve them. It will be an action-driven plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lay out the pathway toward a sustainable, resilient, and healthy community for all.

Jan
8
Tue
2019
North Shore Community Listening Session @ Old Town Hall - Salem
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Some issues are bigger than any one neighborhood, city, or town. And they’re bigger than the North Shore.

Transportation, housing, climate, jobs, equity, and more: your community is working with the region to plan a better future – together. We need you to tell us what you want the region to be like, long term.

MAPC is helping the people who live, work, and play in the Greater Boston region develop MetroCommon 2050, a long-range plan for their future.

This free event will be Open House-style: family-friendly, fun, and interactive! Drop in any time between 3 and 8 p.m. to tell learn more and tell us what you think. Light refreshments will be available.

Can’t make it to this listening session? Watch the MetroCommon 2050 event page to learn about more: https://metrocommon.mapc.org/events

RSVPs are encouraged so we have a rough head count, but not necessary to come! RSVP here: mapc.ma/CommListeningSession1

Mar
6
Wed
2019
MAPC Winter Council Meeting & MetroCommon 2050 Community Listening Session – Boston @ Hibernian Hall
Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Council Members Register here for the Winter Council Meeting .

Drop-in community event! What do you want the region to be like, long-term? Please join us for a drop-in, interactive, expo-style listening session featuring remarks by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

Some issues are bigger than any one neighborhood, city, or town: Transportation, housing, climate, jobs, equity, and more. That’s why your community is part of Greater Boston’s next long-term regional plan, MetroCommon 2050, which is now being developed.

Join us any time from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and stay as long as you like. We’ll have displays and activities about the region, and interesting ways for you to tell us what you care about.

This Listening Session will include the MAPC Council Meeting, which will take place from 4 to 4:30.

A speaking portion of the event, featuring remarks by Mayor Martin J. Walsh will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Free of charge
Refreshments served
Families welcome

RSVPs are encouraged so we have a rough head count. RSVP here: https://mapc.ma/MarchListeningSession

Can’t make it to this listening session? Watch the MetroCommon 2050 event page to learn about more: https://metrocommon.mapc.org/events/

For interpretation and other accommodations, please contact Iolando Spinola at 617.933.0713.

Learn more about the Listening Session here.

Apr
9
Tue
2019
MAPC’s Peak Demand Management 2019 Program Kick-Off Webinar @ Online Webinar
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
MAPC's Peak Demand Management 2019 Program Kick-Off Webinar @ Online Webinar

On Tuesday, April 9, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm MAPC will host a pre-season planning webinar for our Peak Demand Management Program. This summer will be MAPC’s fifth year helping cities and towns reduce demand and capacity charges, and we are excited to work with returning veterans and new participants alike.

Tune into our Program Kick-Off Webinar to learn more about:

    • National Grid and Eversource’s new demand management offerings and incentives that were formalized in the state’s new 2019-2021 Energy Efficiency Plan.
    • MAPC’s Peak Demand Management Program – we will provide data about the scope and impact of last year’s participants, and cover the basics of capacity charges.
    • Current participants – we will from several municipal staff on their experiences and best practices with demand reduction, with a highlight of one community’s plans to integrate battery storage.

MAPC’s daily notifications won’t start until June 2019, but now is the time to start planning for process improvements and potential hardware upgrades to maximize your demand reduction potential this summer. We hope you can join us on April 9!

Register for this upcoming webinar at this link.