Welcome to SAFE!

SAFE (Salem Alliance for the Environment) is in the forefront of addressing the climate crisis on the North Shore. Founded in 2001 by a group of local residents committed to making our city more resilient and sustainable, we have played a key role in making Salem a leader in meeting the environmental challenges of the 21st century.


SAFE is involved in multiple, interrelated campaigns to move our city toward a greener future.

Gas Leaks
SAFE works with the Gas Leak Allies to reduce natural gas leaks and stop the building of new natural gas infrastructure.

Environmental Justice
SAFE worked to decommission the city’s 50-year-old coal-burning power plant, and is now focused on ensuring that the city’s low-income, immigrant and minority residents are not burdened with polluting industries and infrastructure.

Wind Power
SAFE supports building new off-shore wind installations off the North Shore and northern New England coast to power our homes nad businesses. This wind resource could meet half New England’s power needs, significantly reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

Re-imagining Salem
Bringing the community together to build a resilient and sustainable future.

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