Salem Awarded $20,000 to Plant New Trees

by David Rowand The Baker-Polito Administration has announced the expansion of the Greening the Gateway Cities Program (GGCP) to the cities of Salem, Fitchburg, Lowell, and Westfield. Through GGCP, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) works with 18 Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth to increase tree canopy cover in urban residential areas, especially environmental … Continue reading Salem Awarded $20,000 to Plant New Trees

Salem: Perfect Site to Support Off Shore Wind Industry

At the December 3rd meeting of the Salem Harbor Port Authority (SHPA), the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) delivered exciting news to the city about the suitability of its port for playing a role in the burgeoning offshore wind (OSW) industry along the Atlantic seaboard. Slides of this draft report can be found on the … Continue reading Salem: Perfect Site to Support Off Shore Wind Industry

Re-Imagining Salem Part 2: Setting Climate Solutions Into Action

Cindy Keegan and Patricia A. Gozemba Are you worried about the climate emergency bearing down on us? Are you overwhelmed? Action is often the best antidote. Together we can turn this emergency into an opportunity for our city, but we need your help. SAFE members, our environmental allies, and concerned residents are rolling up their … Continue reading Re-Imagining Salem Part 2: Setting Climate Solutions Into Action

Re-imagining Salem: From Fossil Fuels to a Green Future

 On Monday, November 18, over 100 residents from Salem and surrounding communities gathered at Salem’s Community Life Center to imagine responses to the climate emergency that could not only keep our city the vibrant place we all love—but make it better. The forum, hosted by SAFE, along with the Salem Sustainability, Energy, and Resiliency Committee, … Continue reading Re-imagining Salem: From Fossil Fuels to a Green Future