Find the gas leaks in Salem's neighborhoods!
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
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 at the … Continue reading Salem: Perfect Site to Support Off Shore Wind Industry
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
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
Come and be inspired. Share your ideas and inspire others. Pose your questions. Let's tackle the climate crisis as an opportunity. Reserve a spot: http://bit.ly/2qiM6A0
Dead Horse Beach, November 3, Noon to 3 pm. Try your hand at the Great Pumpkin Toss! You don’t need to do the math to know that untold tons of pumpkin waste from Salem and surrounding communities is going to be off to the incinerators next month. We at SAFE believe that these noble squashes … Continue reading SAFE Organizes Second Annual “Great Pumpkin Drop”
Kudos to Rep. Paul Tucker for taking a bold stand on carbon pricing. In an age where we are looking for leadership to help us solve the problems of the climate crisis, groups like SAFE increasingly turn to our local and state elected officials. Rep. Tucker has not failed us on environmental issues and so … Continue reading Rep. Paul Tucker Supports Carbon Pricing
"We know that the federal government will not act. It is up to our state leaders to show bold leadership, for our state and region, and for the country." -Kim Driscoll and Alex Morse Salem's Mayor Kim Driscoll and Holyoke's Mayor Alex Morse published a compelling op-ed in Commonwealth Magazine citing the ravages … Continue reading Mayor Driscoll: Put a Price on Carbon
None of us should be living in homes with leaking natural gas/methane that causes asthma and COPD. But some of us do. Usually we’ll smell the gas, but sometimes we become so accustomed to the odor (turning on a gas stove) that we begin to ignore it. Don’t. Compound the known presence of leaking gas … Continue reading Indoor Air Quality-Methane in Our Houses?