Join us as our panel discusses how local action makes a difference and how the outer cape can be effective fighting climate change. Question and answer period to follow. The event is free and open to all.
In the Meeting Room
Wellfleet Public Library
55 W. Main St.
Wellfleet, MA 02667
The panel will focus on: State and Legislative Issues, Town and Region-Based Action Steps presented by Carol Oldham, Municipal and State Action Issues by Henrietta Davis, and Solarize Plus Program and Outer Cape Action by David Mead-Fox.
Carol Oldham, Executive Director, Boston
Carol joined MCAN in 2014 after nearly a decade of working on climate for national environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club and the National Wildlife Federation. She has managed regional campaigns, staff, and consultants and has focused on influencing federal climate change policy and increasing our use of clean energy from the pueblos of New Mexico to the towns and cities of New England. With her strong background in grassroots organizing and a history of working with communities to make positive change, she was drawn to MCAN's town-based climate organizing model. Carol holds an MBA in policy and planning from the University of New Mexico and an undergraduate degree from Bennington College.
Henrietta Davis, MCAN Board Member, Cambridge
In over two decades of service to the City of Cambridge, including two years as its Mayor, Henrietta Davis has focused on creating a healthy and livable city, concentrating not only on energy and the environment, but also on pedestrian and bicycling safety, neighborhood preservation, housing, aging in Cambridge, and children's health and education. Davis made collaboration between the city's universities, businesses and the Cambridge community a hallmark of her term as mayor. She is now a member of the Cambridge Net Zero Task Force, a municipal advisory committee developing a long-term plan to reduce carbon emissions, aiming for zero emissions by 2050 through energy efficiency and generation of renewable energy. Additionally, she has spoken on sustainability initiatives here and abroad. Henrietta Davis graduated from the University of Rochester, holds a Master's Degree in Social Planning from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, and a Master's in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.David serves on the Board (and as Treasurer) of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), a non-profit with a statewide focus and encompassing 40 town-based Chapters at present. MCAN is a facilitator of municipal-level action among Massachusetts environmental groups. MCAN empowers local chapters by enhancing communication, promoting town-level projects that improve communities through decreasing climate change-causing pollution, and reducing development time for those projects. MCAN speaks on behalf of all chapters to improve Massachusetts energy and climate policies and programs.
David Mead-Fox, Ph.D., MCAN Board member, Wellfleet Energy Committee, CMOC, OCEC, Wellfleet
David is: on the Board (and Treasurer) of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN); a member of the Town of Wellfleet Energy Committee; a co-founder and on the steering Committee of Climate Mobilization, Outer Cape (CMOC), and; a co-founder and on the steering Committee of the Outer Cape Energy Committees group (OCEC).
CMOC is a community group founded to provide education and encourage citizen involvement in responding to climate change on the Outer Cape. OCEC is composed of representatives of the Energy Committees of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, and Orleans. This group is the Advisory/Steering Committee for the Solarize Plus Outer Cape program. The group intends to coordinate and collaborate on other climate-related projects in the coming years.
Over the course of his career, David has held leadership positions in non-profit management, management consulting, and executive recruiting (in higher education). He retired at the end of 2015 and moved to Wellfleet in July of 2016. David has a Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Change from Boston College. He has extensive experience with strategic planning, organizational development, human resources and financial management.