Off-shore wind industry coming to Salem

Pat Gozemba, co-chair of SAFE, addresses the crowd gathered to hear the announcement of a public-private partnership to make Salem the next major offshore wind port in Massachusetts. On Salem's Blaney Street wharf, state and city officials gathered Thursday morning, September 30, with leaders of Vineyard Wind and Crowley Maritime to announce a public-private partnership … Continue reading Off-shore wind industry coming to Salem

State Considers $100 Million Proposal for Port Development

On September 9, the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Ways and Means took up House Bill 3922, a proposal on how to disburse federal funding allocated to Massachusetts through the American Rescue Plan. Governor Baker proposed that $100 million of the funding go to port redevelopment in three communities: Salem, New Bedford, and Somerset.

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

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