In cities and towns across the Commonwealth, we're asking 100 people to send us a personal statement about why they want Massachusetts to go 100 percent renewable.
Environment Massachusetts is supporting the 100% Clean Act (H.3288, S.2136), filed by Rep. Marjorie Decker, Rep. Sean Garballey, and Sen. Joseph Boncore. This bill will transition Massachusetts to 100 percent clean electricity by 2035 and 100 percent clean heating and transportation by 2045.
Sharing the reasons why we care about an issue is one of the best ways to convince our elected officials to make it a priority. And by talking about our personal motivations for supporting the transition to clean energy, we can inspire other people to take action, too.
The easiest way to get involved in 100 for 100% is to write a few sentences about why you support 100 percent renewable energy for Massachusetts and submit it through our online form.
We're also encouraging people to get creative. You can record a video. You can sing a song or recite a poem. You can submit an original work of art. Kids can participate, too.
Here are some questions to help you get started:
- When you think about the impacts of fossil fuels, what are you most concerned about?
- When you think about renewable energy like solar and wind, what are you most excited about?
- What will your community look like when it’s powered with 100 percent renewable energy?
Throughout the summer, we'll share these statements on social media and on our website. At the end of the summer, we'll deliver the statements to our elected officials.
We're working to get 100 people in each community to participate. If enough people in enough communities get on board, we'll build the people-powered movement we need to put Massachusetts on track to 100 percent renewable energy.