Community Conversation: Sen. Lewis to Host Forum on Green Technology

Continuing his “Community Conversations” discussion series, Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to host an upcoming conversation on policy strategies to address climate change with emerging green technology. Community Conversations are issue discussions delving into a different timely topic at each forum, with ample opportunity for residents to share feedback and have their questions answered by experts on the given topic.

This upcoming event — Community Conversations: Addressing Climate Change with Green Technology — will take place on Tuesday, October 29, at 6:30pm. The event will occur at the Reading Public Library, 64 Middlesex Avenue, Reading, and is free and open to the public. This Community Conversation is proudly co-hosted by the Environmental League of Massachusetts,  a nonprofit educational and advocacy organization committed to combating climate change and protecting our land, water, and public health.

Attendees will hear from Coleen O’Brien, the Executive Director of the Reading Municipal Light Department; Will Lauwers, the Director of Emerging Technologies at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources; and Casey Bowers, the Legislative Director for the Environmental League of Massachusetts. Introductory remarks will be offered by Senator Lewis, the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education and the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. There will be ample time for audience questions and community feedback.

With questions about the event, please contact Senator Lewis’s office at (617) 722-1206 or All are welcome to attend.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Environmental League of Massachusetts, House Minority Leader Brad Jones, State Representative Rich Haggerty, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, Sustainable Winchester, Sustainable Melrose, the Winchester Climate Action Advisory Committee and other local sustainability and environmental advocates.

Previous “Community Conversations” forums have addressed topics including: public education; public transportation; small business and entrepreneurship; challenges facing senior citizens and caregivers; veterans’ issues; mental health; housing; sustainability and environmental priorities; and efforts to combat substance abuse and opioid addiction in our region.