Boston is a city of champions, and now it’s time for the city to champion renewable energy.
Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center teamed up with local businesses, including sporting goods stores and sports bars, to draft a letter urging the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and others to repower their operations with 100 percent renewable energy. Sports the city loves are threatened by pollution from dirty energy, which contributes to health problems and climate change that could make summer games dangerous and winter ice sports impossible.
“Because of dirty energy, the sports we love are at risk,” said Environment Massachusetts State Director Ben Hellerstein. “We need to make sure all of our athletes, from kids to professionals, can keep playing—and that means transitioning from fossil fuels to 100 percent energy as quickly as possible.”
Boston sports have already thrown out the first pitch by installing solar panels at Fenway Park and Patriot Place, but now it’s time to take it to the next level.
Photo: The New England Patriots installed a solar photovoltaic array at Patriot Place in 2009. Credit: Constellation via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)