Last Friday night, as part of our “Torah of Creativity and Activism” we were visited by Stephanie Ciccarello, who had that day begun her work as Sustainability Coordinator for the town of Amherst, helping the town to formulate plans and take actions to mitigate the effects of climate change and declining energy resources.

Stephanie mentioned an on-line tool that is very helpful in calculating personal energy use, so as to be able to take concrete conservation steps. It’s called the Western Mass Saves Energy Calculator. Here is the link:

Hopefully, we will find this a helpful tool for developing the ability to cope with some of the new realities at play in our society.