Massachusetts

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The climate friendly solution to hot summer days in Boston

August 26, 2022

If you want to learn more about energy efficiency and weatherization, join us at our upcoming community workshop in partnership with the Boston Green New Deal Coalition; register here.

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We need to talk about the impacts of air pollution.

July 29, 2022

It’s not too late to address this health crisis, learn more about our air quality campaign  here.

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My journey to affordable energy as a renter

June 30, 2022

Massachusetts is considered one of the leading states in the US regarding energy efficiency.

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REI--Will you put our health and planet first?

May 25, 2022

While 21.5 million members have trusted REI’s products, recent testing identified PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals in popular REI brand-name jackets, including chemicals banned for manufacture in the United States and European Union!

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Clean Water 50th Stories: Lilly Marcelin

April 12, 2022

Meet Lilly Marcelin: Lilly is a persistent, hard working advocate for Black women’s health who weaves together art, science, and advocacy for positive change.

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Hope in the Face of Turmoil

December 14, 2021

With your help, we can continue to charge forward together towards this healthier tomorrow.

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Up in Smoke

November 15, 2021

On Tuesday, October 26th the Zero Waste Massachusetts coalition hosted a webinar on incineration in Massachusetts.

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One step closer to energy equity at work and at home

November 10, 2021

Last week the MA Energy Efficiency Advisory Council* voted on the resolution for its 2022-2024 plan. The final resolution reiterates the Council’s priorities, including greenhouse emission reductions, investments in workforce development, and equity. Now, we need the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to prioritize energy and climate justice and vote for an equitable energy efficiency program for our State. 

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Boston’s Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance and the Path Towards Equity in Environmental Law

October 12, 2021

Good news! Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously voted for the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance to become law. 

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Despair or Action: What Do YOU Choose

September 15, 2021

The latest report  from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we are terrifyingly close to  the point of no return in terms of stemming the worst impact of the climate crisis. The world’s on fire and it's only going to get worse unless we act.