Category Archives: City of Salem

Tomorrow, July 20: ENERGY, EFFICIENCY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Energy, Efficiency and The Environment
5:00 PM, Wednesday, 7/20/16
Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex St, Salem, MA
Created by: Endless Energy

From Endless Energy:

Come find out how you can make your home more energy efficient through the use of green technologies and renewable energy. Make your home more efficient, valuable and better for the environment. Be green and make some green too!

Endless Energy and our partners, Coastal Windows & Exteriors and Healthy Home Healthy Planet, will show you how you can take advantage of incentives to implement affordable programs that could potentially result in a positive net energy home.

In addition to making our homes more sustainable, we can work together to save our planet, which will be better for today and future generations. There will be presentations/information by Jeff Elie (Salem’s Energy & Sustainability Manager), Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Salem Sound Coastwatch, SalemRecycles and SAFE (Salem Alliance for the Environment) and other community leaders.

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Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex St, Salem, MA

SAFE’s video of “Gas Pipelines and Salem’s Water Supply” now on YouTube and SATV

The June 28th presentations by Wayne Castonguay, Erin Bennett, PhD, and Cathy Kristofferson can now be seen on YouTube here.

In Salem, the video will air on channel 3 on these dates and times:
Friday, July 15, 2016: 9:30 PM
Monday, July 18, 2016: 6:00 AM
(go to SATV’s online schedule for future airings)

“Avoiding Flint – Protecting the Climate”
For more info, email salemsafe@gmail.com
Part I (0 to 32 minute marker)
Introductions by Jeff Barz-Snell, Co-Chair of SAFE
“The Voice of the River,” by Wayne Castonguay (Executive Director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association)

Part II (32 minute marker to 1 hour and 44 minute marker)
“Glyphosate 101: What is this stuff & how does it behave in the environment?” by Erin Bennett, PhD (Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor)
“Update on Gas Pipelines,” by Cathy Kristofferson (Liasion for Stop Northeast Energy Direct: StopNED) and Paula Terrasi (also with StopNED)

SAFE’s YouTube channel

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“Gas Pipelines and Salem’s Water Supply,” Parts I and II, are now on YouTube

Go to SAFE’s YouTube channel to watch the recording of the June 28th event.

Video published on Jul 9, 2016

Avoiding Flint – Protecting the Climate
Sponsored by SAFE

Part I (0 to 32 minute marker)
Introductions by Jeff Barz-Snell, Co-Chair of SAFE
“The Voice of the River,” by Wayne Castonguay (Executive Director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association)

Part II (32 minute marker to 1 hour and 44 minute marker)
“Glyphosate 101: What is this stuff & how does it behave in the environment?” by Erin Bennett, PhD, (Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor)
“Update on Gas Pipelines,” by Cathy Kristofferson (Liaison for Stop Northeast Energy Direct: StopNED) and Paula Terrasi (also with StopNED)

Ends with a question-and-answer period.

Go directly to “Gas Pipelines and Salem’s Water Supply,” Parts I and II.

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The Flint, Michigan water crisis

June 28 SAFE event: “Avoiding Flint – Protecting the Climate”

Gas pipelines and Salem’s water supply: the recent proposal to build a gas pipeline here on the North Shore could adversely affect the drinking water supplies of North Shore communities. Massive amounts of weed killer (herbicide) is sprayed on a regular basis around these pipelines to prevent plants from growing near them. These herbicides can then wash into our rivers and streams, and our water supplies. Panel discussions and presentations by: Wayne Castonguay, Executive Director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association; Dr. Erin Bennett, Salem Resident and Environmental Chemist; and Cathy Kristofferson, Stop Northeast Energy Direct. Sponsored by Salem Alliance for the Environment.

To be held Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 PM at First Church in Salem, UU, 316 Essex Street, Salem, MA. For more info, email salemsafe@gmail.com or visit the Salem SAFE Facebook page.

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Free film screening in Salem: “Merchants of Doubt”

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From SAFE Advisory Board Member, Stan Franzeen:

On Friday May 6, Congressman Seth Moulton will be hosting an audience Q&A after a free screening of the film MERCHANTS OF DOUBT at the NPS Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem. Doors open at 6:00 pm, screening at 6:30 pm. Released in 2015, this satirically comic documentary exposes the deceptive tactics (borrowed from the tobacco industry’s playbook) that well-paid lobbyists have been using to create doubt and obscure the facts about climate science.

Salem Sound Coastwatch and SAFE (Salem Alliance for the Environment) are sponsoring in partnership with the National Park Service.

We are very excited about this unique opportunity to reach new audiences and help dispel some of the myths perpetrated by the anti-science crowd.

SAFE’s new YouTube channel!

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From left to right: Kathy Karch, Vice-President of SAFE; Massachusetts State Senator Joan Lovely; and Massachusetts State Representative Paul Tucker.

 

​Many thanks are in order, but first of all please sign our online petition to stop gas leaks in Massachusetts! (or click on the image just underneath our logo at the top of this page).

​Our old videos from the 2010 channel are on the new channel (note: a 2010 rally is HERE), as well as the one we just produced in SATV‘s brand new studio: “Who Pays for Gas Leaks?”

​We thank everyone who participated in the production of this show; Kathy Karch, Vice-President of SAFE, who moderated; Massachusetts State Senator Joan B. Lovely (Salem); Massachusetts State Representative Paul Tucker (Salem); Professor Nathan Phillips of Boston University who gave us permission to use his video that so clearly explains the problem of gas leaks in our aging infrastructure; SAFE Co-Chair Pat Gozemba (production and coordination), SAFE Board Member and Webmaster Karen Kahn (production and coordination); the wonderfully helpful crew at Salem Access Television; and I suppose I’ll have to thank myself (Alan Hanscom) for being the technical director/editor (behind the curtain in the control room!).

 

Tonight on SATV: “Who Pays for Gas Leaks?” (a SAFE production)

The first airing of “Who Pays for Gas Leaks?” is tonight. The half-hour panel discussion is about the two bills in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, H.2870 and H.2871, which address the problems of our aging infrastructure for the transport of natural gas, and also how the cost of the lost gas is being passed onto ratepayers.

The first three airings will be:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:30 PM      SAFE Presents: Who Pays for Gas Leaks?
Friday, March 4, 2016 10:30 AM       SAFE Presents: Who Pays for Gas Leaks?
Sunday, March 6, 2016 10:15 AM      SAFE Presents: Who Pays for Gas Leaks?

It will then follow that schedule for about a month. Follow SATV’s schedule for future dates.

And if you haven’t done so already, please sign our petition to stop gas leaks!

 

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