One great way to educate your friends and neighbors, as well as decision makers, is grassroots media.
Because of passionate activists like you, we have had Letters to the editor and Opinion Editorials flooding in from all corners of the state.
More than half of the people who read the paper read the opinion pages. Letters to the editor and Opinion Editorials stimulate the conversation about climate change and help people learn what we can do as residents of Massachusetts to bring cleaner energy into our state.
If you would like to take part in your own letter to the editor or opinion editorial, please contact Faith Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge City Councilor Matt Einson showed his support by signing a letter with 70 other local elected officials that takes a stand on increasing the RPS in Massachusetts. An article detailing the letter and efforts can be read here.
Carol Oldham, MCAN Executive Director, and Oriana Reilly, MCAN Local Clean Energy Organizing Fellow, were featured in this photo from WGBH, standing up for the RPS bills at the September 19th hearing.
MCAN's Executive Director Carol Oldham was quoted at our 100% local clean energy campaign launch in Greenfield. Read a story about the event here.
At the same press conference in Greenfield, MCAN Executive Director Carol Oldham stressed the importance of local action when it comes to making change in legislation. You can read the Greenfield Reader's report on the press conference here.
The Brookline Tab ran a story about the Community Choice Aggregation program that MCAN helped get started. Read the full article here.
On July 10th, MCAN Executive Director Carol Oldham helped identify specific actions seniors can take to effect energy policies and practices in Lowell. Read her mention here.
Board Member and former mayor of Cambridge, Henrietta Davis penned an op-ed piece focusing on what communities can do to reduce emissions and embrace cleaner, renewable energy. Read her article here.
Executive Director Carol Oldham helped Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment celebrate 44 years of work. Read her mention in Item Live here.
MCAN Board President Ted McIntyre discusses how to make dirty energy a thing of the past. Read his piece in the Gazette here.
Ted McIntyre, president of MCAN's board of directors, argues that adapting to the changing climate isn't as important as combating the pollution in the state. Read his letter to the editor here.
MCAN activist Jennifer Wexler combats President Trump's climate policies in her latest letter to the editor in the Canton Citizen. Read her concerns here.
David Mead-Fox, Treasurer of MCAN's Board, discusses how climate action can help preserve Cape Cod in his op-ed piece here.
Read MCAN Board President Ted McIntyre's thoughts on President Trump and the American people in the article here.
MCAN Executive Director Carol Oldham speaks with WGBH News about how she feels about the President Elect's views on climate change. You can read the full article here.
Ken Sazama, Jamaica Plain Resident and MCAN member, shares his thoughts on the Standing Rock demonstrations and protests. Read the full article here.
Jennifer Wexler urges Canton to fight back against Governor Baker's pipeline proposals. You can read her letter to the Canton Citizen here.
MCAN Board President Ted McIntyre stresses the severity of the situation at Standing Rock. Read his letter to the Boston Globe here.
Sharon resident Bri McAlevey urges Massachusetts residents to keep fighting the proposed pipeline that would run through the Commonwealth. She expressed her concerns to the Sharon Advocate here:
In the wake of the 2016 election, voters are flocking to local non-profits. Look at what organizations are growing with these new volunteers here.
Read how Sustainable Lexington plans on cleaning its energy in the town and what you can do to help here.
Michael Bettencourt and the Winchester Board of Selectmen talk about what it means to be a Green Community and how Massachusetts can further pursue clean energy. Read their opinion editorial here.
MCAN member Elizabeth Davey talks about the dangers of hydropower and the consequences of these long-term contracts with Canada. Read her letter to the editor here.
Kelly Annese started with MCAN in June as an intern. Make sure to read her take on hydropower and offshore wind in her letter here.
Interested in how the House and Senate energy bills would reduce carbon emissions? Be sure to read Dr. Tommy Vitolo's opinion editorial here
Carbon pricing is a new and innovative take on clean energy. Read Faith Simon's letter to the editor stressing the importance of tools like carbon pricing to combat climate change.
Cambridge leader Quinton Zondervan talks about the House bill and the important amendments it included. See his letter to the editor here.
Are you interested in the inner working of utilities companies and how they affect clean energy? Read Faith Simon and Connie Glore's piece about Massachusetts utility companies in their letter to the editor.