The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and most effective grassroots
environmental organization. Here in Massachusetts, your local chapter has
a 40-year legacy of protecting the environment with successful legislative,
advocacy, and educational campaigns.
Bottle Bill Update Passes in the State Senate.
Now it's Up to the House...
week, the State Senate passed the Bottle Bill Update as an amendment
to the state budget! Thanks to you - and activists throughout the
state - thousands of emails were sent to your State Senators. It's clear that their action was a result
of your strong support! The next step in the process is that the House
and Senate Budget will be reconciled by a joint conference committee.
Again, we're asking you to take action by
contacting your State Representative, asking him/her to urge
the speaker to pass the bottle bill section of the budget.
Click here to tell your State Representative to support the Bottle
the Bottle Bill
If you missed Jimmy Tingle's Battle for the Bottle Bill
event in Arlington, you can watch the show by
Bag bans have passed in Brookline, Nantucket, Manchester, and Great
Barrington. This has started an
avalanche of efforts in all corners of the state.
Read about Brookline's victory here and then visit
www.banbags.org with information
about implementing a plastic bag in your community - and beyond!
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Homeowners Now is the Time to GO SOLAR With the Sierra Club and
Sungevityake advantage of Sierra Club’s
initiative with Sungevity. Solar costs
have come down and government incentives have made the installion of
solar panels a smart financial decision. You can now install a
solar system on your rooftop for a fraction of what it used to cost.
Within minutes after installation, you'll become a clean-energy
producer, even selling power back to your electric company.
Click here to learn more.
- Sign up now and you'll
receive a $750 cash gift card
(and Sierra Club receives $750 as well!).
Request your quote now and find out how solar is more affordable
and Non-Profits Switching to solar is an effective business strategy to
save money and go green!
The Sierra Club’s joint effort
with EnergySage helps you evaluate options, get comparative
quotes, and select the appropriate solar photovoltaic (PV) system for
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with a Heat Pump Heat pumps can heat your new home and replace your aging oil or gas
furnace, whether in a rural or suburban setting or in the city. Unlike
solar, you can install them in the shade and keep your trees, and like
solar, there are many tax credits and incentives - and the price
is coming down. The other dividend is that you heat your home – not
Click here to
learn more. To let us know how we can help,
Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the
Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness
Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres
of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people. Join us as we celebrate the
50th Anniversary, and participate in
events throughout the region! While not all of the events are posted
yet, the list will be growing over time. Visit to search for events
near you or to post an event you will be hosting. Events will be
diverse, including Walks for Wilderness, symbolic public walks,
speakers, art and photography exhibits, video and film showings,
musical events, and stewardship projects in wilderness.
2013: The Year of Transportation Funding?
This report reviews the sources of the MBTA's debt, dispelling the
misconception it's a result of mismanagement, poor planning, and out
of control expenses. Upon even the most basic investigation, one can
see that the source of the MBTA’s debt problem wasn’t caused by any of
these factors. The reality is that the Big Dig and longtime neglect to
properly fund the system are the culprits. Prepared by Erica H.
MattisonClick here to download
Beyond Coal Massachusetts
coal burning plants in Massachusetts: Salem Harbor Station, Mount Tom (Holyoke),
and Brayton Point Station (Somerset), are the largest air polluters in the
Beyond Coal to Clean Energy Campaign in Massachusetts is focused on smart
energy solutions that will keep Massachusetts healthy and free from unwanted
dirty fuel sources. Join us in our fight against coal!
Click here for more
Biomass Energy: Good or Bad for the Environment?
energy is the production of energy (electricity; liquid, solid, and gaseous
fuels; and heat) from biomass. Biomass may be any organic matter including
dedicated energy crops and trees, agricultural food and feed crop residues,
aquatic plants, wood and wood residues, animal wastes and other organic
waste, and construction and demolition debris. Currently in Massachusetts
most biomass that is proposed to be burned is either from forest and timber
products (woody biomass) or construction and demolition debris.
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2013 Supported Bills
The Massachusetts Sierra Club is supporting wide range of bills in the
new legislative cycle.
Click here to view our list of supported legislation.
Upcoming Events Many exciting outings are scheduled! Visit the Events
section of the website.
We Need Your Support! We depend on your generous direct support of our statewide initiatives
working towards a clean energy future, curbing climate change and advocating
for critical environmental legislation.
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