In Massachusetts, buildings like houses, malls, and corporate headquarters generate lots of carbon dioxide pollution. Proposed rules about how to construct new buildings (can you say “Net Zero Building Codes?”) will reduce pollution in the future. We speak with the head of MCAN’s grassroots effort to make these new codes a reality. Also, we take a look at Brookline’s leading edge ban of natural gas.
The reading list:
- Commonwealth Magazine on the Net Zero building code.
- MCAN's Net Zero Fact sheet
- How to work with MCAN to fight for the Net Zero code
- The Globe on Brookline's ban
- CBS on the trend to ban natural gas
- Fossil Fuel industry fears local gas bans!
- A YouTube video of MCAN's webinar on how Brookline's gas ban came to be
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.
Thanks for listening.