About Environment Massachusetts
Environment Massachusetts protects the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment. What’s our key to winning? People like you. Stand up for clean air, clean water and the open spaces you care about by making a donation today.
Who we are
Environment Massachusetts is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. We believe there’s something special about Massachusetts—something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the gentle current of the Charles River, the waves crashing off Cape Cod, or the rustle of leaves as you walk through your local forest, Massachusetts’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.
Yet the places we love and the environmental values we share are too often threatened by powerful industries, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment Massachusetts. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.
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What we doFunded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting our environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are—in public places or door-to-door—raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and raising funds to support our work. When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make your voice heard—using methods like petitions, emails, letters and phone calls, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
ACTION FOR THE PLACES WE LOVE AND THE VALUES WE SHARE
- To breathe clean air and drink clean water
Polluters are breaking the law, and often, the government fails to stop them. Over the past 25 years, our national litigation team has filed dozens of lawsuits against companies that dumped illegal amounts of pollution into our nation’s air, rivers, bays and harbors—resulting in more than $250 million in court-ordered penalties and pollution reduction actions. With member support, Environment Massachusetts is holding polluters accountable. LEARN MORE
- To power our lives with 100% renewable energy
We’re promoting a bold, clear vision of a greener, healthier world — one powered solely by energy harnessed from the sun and the wind. We’re also taking steps to help build that future right now by encouraging campuses, cities, our state and Congress to commit to 100% renewable energy. We’ve secured a commitment from Boston University to go 100% renewable, and we’re backing a bill in the Massachusetts Legislature to do the same statewide. LEARN MORE
- To allow wildlife and wild places to thrive
Our parks, forests, mountains, oceans and the wildlife that call them home help make this country special. Now they need our help, as bees die off by the millions, public lands and waters are opened up to drilling and mining, and plastic pollution in our oceans puts wildlife at risk. Environment Massachusetts is calling for bans on bee-killing pesticides and single-use plastic, and standing up for the wild places and creatures we love. LEARN MORE