by Kate Enderlin Kate Enderlin, a SAFE advisory board member, along with several other SAFE members, recently met with Representative Paul Tucker to discuss environmental issues. Kate offered her perspective on the environment and the economy. Rep. Tucker found her remarks so insightful, he suggested she publish them — and that’s what we’re doing. I … Continue reading Why supporting sustainability is good for the economy
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”
It’s with sadness and frustration that SAFE, a member of the Gas Leaks Allies, a broad coalition of more than 20 organizations and researchers, heard the news this morning about the gas leak and resulting evacuation in the Lawrence. Based on our recent report, Rolling the Dice, along with the finding of uncapped distribution pipes in areas where gas … Continue reading Lawrence–Gas System Failure–AGAIN
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
Presented by Rep. Paul Tucker "As part of SAFE’s (Salem Alliance for the Environment’s) work to protect the health and efficient use of resources in Salem they have been advocating, researching and pushing for understanding, accurate reporting, and repair of natural gas leaks throughout Salem. While preservation often focuses on the visible – and what … Continue reading SAFE Wins Historic Salem Inc. Award
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?
Need convincing about why we should have hope as we tackle Coastal Resiliency? Michael Kimmelman shows and tells us what Rotterdam is doing. Succeeding in dealing with rising seas, "The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. The World Is Watching." ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands — The wind over the canal stirred up whitecaps and rattled cafe … Continue reading Coastal Resiliency Forum 12.6.18, 7pm 12 Federal St., Salem, MA
SAFE is excited to be presenting SSCW Exec. Dir. Barbara Warren speaking on the topic of coastal resiliency at the SSCW headquarters at 12 Federal St., Salem. Audience limited to 30! To reserve your seat email salemSAFE@gmail.com and you will receive an email confirmation.
by Pat Gozemba Our esteemed co-chair and Salem icon Jeff has left town, but he is not forgotten. Join SAFE in honoring him at the Hawthorne on Nov. 12 from 5:30-7:30. Tickets are available online Honoring Jeff Barz Snell or you can mail a check made out to SAFE to Treasurer David Rowand at 109 Columbus Ave. … Continue reading Honoring Jeff Barz Snell 11.12.18, 5:30-7:30