New England Climate Summer is coming to Concord the week of July 11 to participate in activities that will highlight energy and environmental projects in the capital city. The initiative is a summer internship program for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates.
Climate Summer riders travel exclusively by bicycle in small teams across New England, spending approximately one week in a community before biking on to the next. While in each town, riders connect with community leaders that are actively addressing society's addiction to fossil fuels by crafting local solutions that strengthen communities. Riders bring with them a movement-building perspective and ethos, empowering those they meet and helping to highlight the important work of local organizations.
The team visiting Concord consists of five students and is hosted by the Concord Energy and Environment Committee. Activities include a municipal energy tour, a World Cafe that will highlight local climate change challenges, and the Green Living film series at Red River Theatres. For more information contact Concord City Councilor Rob Werner at 225-9224.