Fri, Sep 08|
WBG Monthly Meeting With Guest Speaker Emily Norton
“Love that Dirty Water: The Charles River Then and Now” Our WBG Connects monthly speakers meeting is an opportunity to learn, expand your business contacts, find inspiration, and share your expertise with others. Guests are welcome to attend two events before the membership.
Time & Location
Sep 08, 2023, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
About The Event
This Month's Speaker Topic:
“Love that Dirty Water: The Charles River Then and Now”
The Charles River is an iconic natural feature of life in Greater Boston. Decades ago it was a fetid waterway clogged with trash and polluted with industrial discharges and raw sewage. Today it is hailed as one of the cleanest urban rivers in America. The cleanup of the Charles is proof positive we can do extraordinary things to improve our environment when we put our minds to it. Emily will talk about current threats to the Charles and how modernizing water management is critical to not only further cleanup, but also protecting people and property from the weather extremes of our changing climate.
About Emily Norton
As Executive Director of Charles River Watershed Association, Emily oversees a staff of 18 scientists and advocates focused on protecting and preserving the Charles River and its watershed communities. She previously served as Massachusetts Chapter Director for the Sierra Club, prior to that she was an environmental consultant, and fundraiser for political groups and candidates. Emily also serves as an elected City Councilor in her hometown of Newton Mass. She holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Vermont and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.