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Cambridge Citizens Coalition is delighted to be co-sponsoring one of the two rallies in Solidarity at City Hall - Cambridge Trees and Cambridge Youth. Join CCC, Mothers Out Front, along with the Alewife Neighbors' Inc., Alewife Study Group, Association of Cambridge Neighborhoods, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, Cambridge Residents Alliance, Communities Responding to Extreme Weather, Fresh Pond Residents Association, Friends of Jerry's Pond, Green Cambridge, Harvard Square Neighborhood Association, Meadowscaping for Biodiversity, Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts,
Violence is a Public Health Crisis and we’re in a State of Emergency. On Monday August 2 at 5:00 pm The Cambridge City Council will hold it's summer meeting. We must remind our elected officials and other city leaders that creating a strategic plan to protect all of our residents, especially our young people, is all of our responsibility. We must stop the violence.
Read: Tony Clark, My Brother's Keeper, Over Last 6 Weeks Cambridge Has been Plagued by Violence Cambridge Chronicle, July 26, 2021.
Cambridge Trees are at Increasing Risk. Since 2009, Cambridge’s tree canopy has shrunk by more than 16 acres every year, leaving only a quarter of our city shaded. At this rate, by 2030 as much as 83 percent of the city could be without any tree canopy. Mature, healthy trees are irreplaceable infrastructure, as they mitigate the temperatures of heat islands. On a 90-degree day, a shaded street feels like 80 degrees, while a sparsely shaded one feels like 100 degrees. In our warming city, development must be paired with saving healthy, fully grown trees; sequester carbon dioxide. It is critical that we address the environmental equity aspects of this.
Read: Rally for Cambridge Trees in Cambridge Day on July 30, 2021.
Retaining Mature Trees Must Be Top Priority in Cambridge in Cambridge Chronicle on July 30, 2021
Also: Climate Emergency is a Tree Emergency by John Pitkin n Cambridge Day. July 30, 2021:
We’re all in this together . We’re speaking now, and counting on you to join us in solidarity in supporting BOTH efforts.