SAFE works on a a range of environmental issues that affect our community. Currently much of our work focuses on the climate crisis, particularly reducing fossil fuel use and moving to a green energy economy. SAFE worked with other local groups to eliminate coal-fired energy production at Salem Harbor Station, and is now supporting scaling off-shore wind production from the South Shore up to the Gulf of Maine.
SAFE worked closely with the City to reduce the city’s carbon footprint, advocating for the first city sustainability coordinator, the introduction of LED traffic lights, solar-powered trash compactors, and purchase of green energy for all city residents.
We also have supported key environmental legislation, including the Green Communities Act and the Climate Roadmap, which have made Massachusetts a national leader in addressing the climate crisis.