Cape Cod National Seashore’s Sustainability Program

CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE’S SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM with the Climate Action Committee As neighbors, Truro and the Seashore have a lot in common, our shared environment. LAUREN MCKEAN, Cape Cod National Seashore Park Planner, will be presenting a summary… Read More

Planet vs. Plastic

In anticipation of Earth Day (4/22)–whose global theme this year is Planet vs. Plastic–Laura Ludwig, Director  of the Marine Debris and Plastics Program at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, will give a presentation about the many impacts of plastic on ocean and marine life health. Learn how you can be part… Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with Truro Climate Action Committee

Event poster with big sunflowers.

We’ll begin by reading All of Me Is Nature: Exploring My Five Senses Outside by Ashley Renee Jefferson followed by a scavenger hunt created by Lili Flanders of the Truro Climate Action Committee based on that book. Then… Read More

Outer Cape Water Health – Part 2

Join us for the second of three Outer Cape Water Health sessions. Emily Beebe, Truro’s Health & Conservation Agent and Cody Salisbury, Provincetown Water System Superintendent, will speak about the freshwater resources shared by Truro and Provincetown. Learn about… Read More

Climate Anxiety

If you’re feeling anxious, sad, angry, or despairing about the changing climate, you aren’t alone. Climate anxiety is becoming more prevalent. Come learn and practice skills and perspectives to help cope with the emotions and learn how to… Read More

Talking Trash with the DPW

Have you ever wondered how the Truro Transfer Station works? Are you curious to know where garbage, plastics, fluorescent bulbs, paint cans, old toilets and the metal scraps go? Did switching to single stream recycling in 2016 improve… Read More

Why Should I Electrify if the Grid is Dirty

Given the importance of moving towards full electrification, this session will provide an overview of the history of the grid, how the Act in 1998 changed the market, where your money goes when you pay your bill, and… Read More

Outer Cape Water Sources

The first session will be a panel discussion, focusing on the health of Outer Cape water bodies–particularly the freshwater supply–in the face of climate change and housing development. Panelists will be: Emily Beebe, from the Truro Health &… Read More

Our Green Community in a Changing Climate

What does it mean to be a Green Community? What do we envision for a green future? What actions can we take as individuals and as a community to mitigate and adapt to climate change?  Join us for this participatory… Read More

Solar Panels

You may want to electrify your home, but find yourself wondering about electricity bills. Installing solar panels on your home or business could be the answer to transitioning away from fossil fuels, while also reducing monthly bills. Dick… Read More

Resilient Landscaping

Kristen Andres, from the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, talks about gardening in a way that adapts to climate change and can help mitigate its effects. She will discuss ways to reduce watering, recommend drought-tolerant plants that thrive… Read More

New Building Codes

Learn the particulars about Massachusetts’ new building codes and what they mean for you. Discuss the challenges and benefits of the opt-in Specialized Code, recommended by both the Truro Climate Action and Energy committees. About The Truro Climate… Read More

Electric Vehicles

Five Truro residents will talk about their experiences with their electric vehicles. They’ll share why they made the decision to purchase an EV, what the challenges have been, how they plan for the recharging needs of their cars,… Read More