Tickets

  • This combo ticket includes:
    • Tuesday December 8th: Secretary John Kerry
    • Thursday December 10th: Biogen
    • Tuesday December 15th: LCV Education Fund
    • Thursday December 17th: Boston Climate Strike
    free
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  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm: Featuring U.S. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, U.S. Senator Ed Markey, former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power
    free
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  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm: Featuring Biogen EVP of Global Product Strategy & Commercialization Chirfi Guindo, MA Attorney General Maura Healey, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, MassBio President & CEO Robert Coughlin, and Miriam Posner
    free
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  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm: Featuring LCV Board Chair Carol Browner, NRDC President and CEO Gina McCarthy, President & Founder of Hip Hop Caucus Reverend Lennox Yearwood, and Susannah Hatch
    free
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  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm: Featuring U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, and Mothers Out Front Leadership Team Member Rebecca Woodward
    free
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Schedule

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

4:00pm – 4:45pm Secretary John Kerry

John Kerry was sworn in as the 68th US Secretary of State in 2013 after representing Massachusetts in the US Senate for 28 years. During his time in the Senate, he played key roles in shaping foreign policy issues related to global climate change, including as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As Secretary of State, he was a leading architect and negotiator of the Paris Climate Agreement, a landmark international agreement to combat climate change. Most recently, in 2019 Kerry launched World War Zero, an initiative that creates a coalition of prominent leaders and public figures in an effort to mobilize the broader public in combatting climate change.

Thursday, 10 December 2020

4:00pm – 4:45pm Biogen

Biogen pioneers science for the benefit of humanity, and it has long recognized the threat of climate change to both human and environmental health. The company committed to an absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction of 35% by 2030 as compared to 2013 and was the first among its peers to offset 100% of its carbon emissions, starting in 2014. Biogen uses Green Chemistry in its product development, takes a “fair share” approach to community water use, and achieved zero waste to landfill for three years in a row. In 2019, Biogen grew its business at the same time that it realized an absolute reduction of non-renewable energy by 1.6%, both supply chain emissions and water use by nearly 3%, and hazardous and nonhazardous waste by more than 7%. So far in 2020, Biogen joined the EV100, committing to a 100% electric fleet of vehicles to eliminate fossil fuel emissions. Additionally, in September, the company announced a groundbreaking $250 million, 20-year initiative to eliminate fossil fuels across its operations and improve health for the world and its most vulnerable populations. Biogen has a proven history of strong transparent and participatory environmental, social, and governance efforts. The company has long used its corporate voice to advocate for environmental action, and considered feedback from more than 850 stakeholders in shaping its corporate responsibility strategy. Now, in response to overwhelming scientific evidence, Biogen has announced that it will bring its climate programs in line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) targets to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

4:00pm – 4:45pm League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) works to address environmental concerns on national, state, and local levels. By collaborating with state partners, advocates for strong environmental protections, and communities across the nation, LCVEF mobilizes people to speak up about environmental issues and engage in the democratic process in order to enact strong environmental laws. The LCV Education Fund strives to engage youth and communities disproportionally impacted by environmental injustices to mobilize for change. By identifying citizens with environmental values and encouraging their participation in the political process, providing environmental organizations with necessary training and tools, and amplifying grassroots political power, LCVEF strives to strengthen the capacity of the environmental movement and enact strong environmental policy nationwide.

Thursday, 17 December 2020

4:00pm – 4:45pm Boston Climate Strike

Boston Climate Strike is an organization of young climate justice activists focused on mobilizing the people of Massachusetts to raise awareness about the pressing issues that are presented by the climate crisis. Deeply concerned with the effects of the climate crisis, including the disproportionate ways in which frontline communities are affected, the organization works to drive state-wide and federal government to pass environmental justice legislation and encourage self-directed climate action. Its members seek to empower other Massachusetts youth to be changemakers who are educated about and dedicated to enacting climate justice. In September of 2019, Boston Climate Strike organized an historic city-wide strike, march, and rally which called on the government, businesses, and society at large to take action on environmental injustice.