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Feb. 24: Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

The event is 7 to 9 p.m. at First Churches of Northampton, 129 Main St. Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history. Everyone is welcome, everyone is needed. Accessible/on bus line. Enter through the side door on Center Street.

The March meeting of Climate Action Now is set for Monday, March 23, 8 to 10 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Amherst, 121 North Pleasant St.

The April Climate Action Now meeting is set for April 27, 7 to 9 p.m., at First Churches of Northampton.

March 6-8: How to design native habitats for people, pollinators and the planet

DEERFIELD — A hands-on weekend learning, connecting, and making our world a better place for all will take place at Woolman Hill Conference Center, Keets Road. After a Friday evening talk by research scientist Dr. Desiree Narango on what makes a yard friendly for pollinators and birds, participants will work collaboratively with Connor Steadman, ecological designer and climate reliance educator at AppleSeed Permaculture on designing a hedgerow for Woolman Hill, and then work on projects of their own. The workshop will continue on Sunday to lunch-time after an early morning nature walk with naturalist Ted Watt. For more information and to sign up, contact Nancy Hazard, Greening Greenfield, 413-774-5667, or Margaret Cooley, director, Woolman Hill, 413-774-3431.

March 6: R.W. Kern Center Living building Tour

Come explore the R.W. Kern Center at 893 West St., Amherst, one of just 23 certified Living Buildings in the world. See what it means for a building to function in collaboration with the natural environment. We’ll talk on-site water treatment, resource efficiency, solar energy, local materials, student research and whatever you’re most interested in. Bonus points if you solve a secret puzzle or two, or pay a visit to the composting toilets. We’ll offer an authentic look at what makes our living building tick — the challenges, setbacks and successes.

March 11: Green Night at the Platform Sports Bar

NORTHAMPTON — Every second Wednesday (except August), join us at Platform Sports Bar at Union Station for Green Night to learn about what is going on in the Valley around sustainability. All are welcome. Next meeting: March 11. Visit westernmassgreenconsortiuim.org for speaker info.

5-5:30 p.m. Meet in the Blue Goose Meeting Room to grab a drink, order food and chat.

5:30 p.m. Share news, events and any announcements.

6 p.m. The featured presentation begins with Q&A following.

7 p.m. Everyone is invited to move into the bar area to continue conversations, networking, and food and drink.

March 23-24: Annual NESEA conference

BOSTON — BuildingEnergy Boston 2020, March 23 and 24, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St. This conference and trade show of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) brings together more than 1,200 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other. The theme is Transforming Existing Buildings, with additional emphasis on decarbonization and on bringing more diverse communities into the discussion. For more information and to register, visit nesea.org/conference/buildingenergy-boston.

Send your green events information to charris@recorder.com for publication in the summer issue of Going Green. These are free listings. Deadline: April 20.

Author: Going Green

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