Tagging by JP's chapter of Mothers Out Front, a climate change action group. Credit: Courtesy of Viki Bok
The JP chapter of the climate-change action group Mothers Out Front has been writing messages on the neighborhood's snowbanks. "Time to call it like it is," wrote resident Viki Bok in an email. "This is climate change. Eight feet of snow.
Hundreds of Jamaica Plain residents were among the estimated 400,000 participants in this weekend's People's Climate March in New York City. Here is a roundup of photos from JP people and organizations who made the trip. [View the story "Jamaica Plain Represents at Climate March" on Storify]
Here's a rare not-in-JP Photo of the Day. Hundreds of JP residents, including photographer and real estate agent William Brokhof, traveled to New York City over the weekend to be among the estimated 400,000 participants in the People's Climate March. Here, marchers dance in the streets. Brokhof shared this and other shots in a Flickr album documenting his family's experience. [selfie]
If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":
Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews
Tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News
Put your photo in the Jamaica Plain News photo pool on Flickr
Some of you may know me through my house, JP Green House. My family and I built one of the first “carbon neutral” houses in Jamaica Plain—rehabbing a hundred-year-old corner store in the Woodbourne neighborhood. With the addition of solar panels this year, we are now “energy positive”—the house creates more energy than it uses. We also grow all our own produce in our backyard organic garden. (You’re welcome to get the whole story on our website at JPGH.org.)
I created this project as a demonstration of how it could be possible to live on less, because I’m a climate activist, and I know that’s where we’re heading.
A new report says Bostonians can expect Miami-style summers by 2100 if carbon emissions stay on their current trajectory. Boston Magazine has a Hub-centric write-up of the Climate Central report. Climate change has already begun to sink Miami, though coastal development continues rapidly, notes this report from the Guardian. And, since I mentioned it in the headline, here's Will Smith's song on the subject.