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• alerts on new threats to Massachusetts' environment
• opportunities to join other Bay Staters on urgent actions
• updates on the decisions that impact our environment
• resources to help you create a cleaner, greener future
Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.
Environment Massachusetts and State Senator Barry Finegold met with local residents Monday for a discussion on legislative priorities and tools to help residents save money and green their own homes. The Environment Massachusetts legislative agenda includes bills to reduce Massachusetts reliance on oil, improve the energy efficiency of buildings and promote the construction of more solar electricity.
Today, Congressman James McGovern, State Representatives James O’Day, Vincent Pedone, and John Mahoney, Environment Massachusetts, Gilbane Building Company, and representatives from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) gathered to tour WPI’s energy efficient and sustainable residence hall, East Hall. East Hall was built in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards; its construction demonstrates the feasibility as well as the environmental and economic advantages of energy efficient building design.
Environment Massachusetts today released new data showing that Massachusetts has the 10th most solar-related jobs in the country with approximately three times as many solar jobs now as there were at this time last year.
In an important step for energy efficiency, the Department of Energy Resources announced yesterday that more than 100 cities and towns in Massachusettshave adopted the “stretch code,” an optional set of energy efficiency standards for homes and businesses that is up to 20% more efficient than the base requirements. Manyard and Shirley this week became the 100th and 101st towns, respectively, to adopt this progressive code.
A broad coalition of national, regional and Massachusetts advocacy groups is taking Senator Scott Brown to task for backing legislation that would "severely endanger public health." On April 6th, Brown voted in support of a proposal that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from reducing carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases.