We will be voting at our March 3rd Town Meeting on a Resolution to Declare a Climate Emergency. It says in part that the town will “Commit to integrating the need to act urgently on climate into all future decision-making, while incorporating transitions that are just and equitable, and to working toward a goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions in Strafford by 2030.”
It is very important that we understand this resolution before voting on it, so the United Church of Strafford is hosting two opportunities to learn about it and discuss it. (We are the church on the common in the Upper Village.)
Please email me to let me know which of these you would like to attend so that we have a sense of the numbers, and also please let me know if you will need childcare and for how many children.
The events are Thursday, February 20th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and Sunday, February 23rd from Noon to 1:30 PM.
You can find the full text of the resolution on our website at https://wp.me/p95Qj3-uR
That page also has a link to a Frequently Asked Questions sheet about the resolution.
The resolution is not a church project, although many of our members have helped with it and support it. It was developed by the independent Strafford Climate Action Group with help from our town Energy Committee. Over 100 Strafford citizens signed the petition to place it on the Town Meeting agenda.
Please let me know which of the discussions you would like to attend and whether you need childcare. If you cannot make it to either event, please consider hosting a gathering of neighbors and friends to discuss the resolution before Town Meeting. I would be happy to help.
Pastor Tom Kinder