At this special reception, leaders exchanged stories about their experience talking to neighbors about climate change.

On Monday night, Greenovate hosted a dinner to celebrate the first cohort of Climate Ready Boston Leaders. To date, more than 500 people across the city participated in conversations led by leaders on how climate change is impacting and will impact their neighborhoods.

 A leader explains her outreach

Fabienne Eliacin spoke about how climate matters for all of us: “We are doing this for our kids, our grandkids, and our great grandkids. We are all putting it together for the next generation.”

 Speakers Fabienne and Magdalena

Leader Magdalena Ayed explained the charge: “There is an urgent need, and we need to hit the pavement. Now is the time to coordinate. You don’t need a lot of money. Your passion shows through and people follow.”

Chief Resilience Officer Dr. Atiya Martin ended the evening, inspiring leaders to not to shy away from the difficult conversations. “If it’s not your struggle, it’s invisible to you. If we don’t take the time to make the connection between all of our roles in both climate change and how racism plays out in our society, we will continue down a path that perpetuates today’s inequities.”

Do you know someone who would make a great Climate Ready Boston Leader? Greenovate is currently accepting applications for the next cohort of leaders and hopes to hold trainings early next year. Encourage them to sign up here.


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