Alliance Launched To Save Bees

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.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save Massachusetts Families $634.96 Annually

Massachusetts families could save $1,020.20 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment Massachusetts. Saving energy in our buildings would also help Massachusetts’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 28 percent—the equivalent of taking 4,939,216 cars off the road.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts

Building a Better America

Our report, Building a Better America: Saving Energy and Money with Efficiency, analyzes the benefits Massachusetts would see if we committed to dramatically improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings. The report uses government data to estimate reduced energy consumption, decreased fossil fuel use, money saved on energy bills, and global warming pollution prevented in 2020 and 2030.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Legislature Poised to Take Big Step on Solar Electricity

This week, the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee in the Massachusetts state legislature advanced a critical clean energy bill SB1664, An Act Relative to Net-Metering. The bill would increase the availability of the net-metering program and is a critical piece of expanding clean energy production across the state.

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Blog Post

No swimming allowed, but logging is OK?

Why is logging allowed at the Quabbin Reservoir if swimming, camping, cross country skiing, and ice fishing  are prohibited?  We want to hear from you!  Post a picture of yourself to our facebook page- whether you are snowmobiling, horseback riding or playing frisbee, we want to see you doing something that is NOT allowed at the Quabbin Reservoir.  

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Report Warns Of More Wild Weather

A Massachusetts environmental group today released a report on Thursday outlining how global warming could lead to greater frequency of extreme weather events across the country.  Representatives from the organization Environment Massachusetts gathered in Holyoke to talk about the report and to present an interactive map using data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They document which counties and how many people were hardest hit by 2011 weather-related disasters, including the June tornadoes, Hurricane Irene, and the October snowstorm.

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