Earth Night 2022 Sponsors
Our Premier Sponsors
A message from Biogen:
Biogen believes that immediate and sustained action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and avoid the most severe consequences of climate change to human health and planetary well-being. Since 2014, Biogen has eliminated emissions from its electricity consumption and offset its remaining emissions with certified carbon offsets. Biogen continues to reduce its footprint through a three-pronged approach: driving sustainability internally, working with our suppliers, and investing in a diverse portfolio of reliable energy sources including renewable energy.
A message from Commonwealth Fusion Systems:
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) is on track to bring clean fusion energy technology to the world. CFS was spun out of MIT and combines the decades of research experience of MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center with the innovation and speed of the private sector. CFS’ mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change.
A message from Revolution Wind:
Revolution Wind is an exciting new offshore wind project currently being developed by Orsted and Eversource that will bring a combined 704 megawatts of renewable energy to Connecticut and Rhode Island. When complete in 2025, the project will provide enough clean energy to power more than 350,000 New England homes and play a critical role in meeting the region’s emission reduction goals. As a driver of economic growth and opportunity, the project is expected to directly create up to 1,200 new jobs as well as dozens of additional long-term operations and maintenance positions upon completion. As one of the nation’s earliest offshore wind farms, Revolution Wind is already helping to create an entirely new domestic supply chain in the United States, bringing the benefits of clean energy to communities across the Northeast and beyond.
Our Signature Sponsors
A message from Ameresco:
Ameresco is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. In 2021, Ameresco’s renewable energy assets and customer projects delivered a carbon offset equivalent to approximately 13.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, and over 60 million cumulative metric tons offset since 2010.
A message from Anderson & Kreiger:
Anderson & Kreiger’s attorneys focus their work in the areas of litigation, public law, environmental, real estate, construction, insurance, internal investigations and airports. We regularly advise clients on environmental matters in New England and across the country. They are able to quickly and comprehensively evaluate complex matters and understand what is important to both private and public sector entities and work closely with them to achieve their goals.
A message from AT&T:
AT&T is one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy in the U.S. Our investments are delivering clean energy, helping to create jobs and community benefits, and supporting America’s transition to a low-carbon economy. We’re working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help mitigate the impacts of climate change. We’ve set big goals, including our commitment to be carbon neutral by 2035 across our entire global operations. As one of the world’s largest companies, we can play a role in creating a better, more environmentally sustainable future.
A message from Bank of America:
Bank of America is guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. It is delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across its eight lines of business and reflects how it helps drive the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace the company creates for its employees, the responsible products and services it offers clients, and the impact it makes around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact.
A message from Eastern Bank:
Every day, Eastern Bank lends their support, voice, and actions toward a more just and equitable world. Using their voice in the communities they serve and advocating for civil rights, economic justice, equity and inclusion for everyone is based on the simple idea that all people deserve an opportunity to prosper.
A healthy environment is an integral component of a community’s ability to thrive. Climate change and other environmental damage affect our most vulnerable citizens disproportionately. As part of Eastern Bank’s commitment to social justice, their sustainability efforts focus on making an impact through formal initiatives, volunteer programs and advocacy.
A message from Equinor:
Equinor is a leader in America’s growing offshore wind industry. Today with 3.3 GW of offshore wind capacity under development — enough to power nearly 2 million homes — they see even greater potential for the future development of renewables and offshore wind in the US. They are currently developing Beacon Wind, a project in federal waters approximately 60 miles east of Montauk Point and 20 miles south of Nantucket. When complete, Beacon Wind will provide reliable, renewable power to over a million households in the Northeast.
A message from FirstLight Power:
FirstLight Power is a leading clean power producer and developer specializing in hybrid solutions that pair hydroelectric, pumped hydro storage, solar, battery storage, and offshore wind assets to create reliable clean energy to North American markets. Our mission is to accelerate the decarbonization of the electric grid by supporting the development, operation, and integration of our renewable energy and storage assets to deliver an electric system that is clean, reliable, affordable, and equitable.
We were thrilled to award Mass General Brigham:
Mass General Brigham (MGB) is both the largest private employer and the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts. A leader in innovation and research, the institution sees reducing its impact on the environment as not only a top priority, but a responsibility. MGB sees the deep connection between ambitious climate policy, improved public health, and ameliorated inequity, and believes that it has never been more important to shift to a systemic approach to sustainability. They are a leader in integrating climate, equity, and health into clinical practice and have been vocal advocates at every level of government about the intersectionality of those issues. As a member of the ELM Corporate Council, Mass General Brigham has joined with other key drivers of the state’s economy to advocate for strong environmental policy like environmental justice, offshore wind, and clean transportation. As trusted health experts and a significant contributor to the Commonwealth’s economy, MGB is committed to driving sustainable solutions to public health and climate issues, taking an active role in the just transition to a resilient and sustainable future.
A message from the New England Aquarium:
The New England Aquarium is an ocean conservation organization. In our dedicated research institute, we conduct scientific research that guides sustainable ocean management policies and industry use of the ocean, and support new and innovative ocean technologies. We also operate one of the largest sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation programs in the country, as well as one of the most innovative sustainable husbandry programs in the country. We are seeing and dealing with the impacts of climate change every day and in everything we do. That’s why we work to build communities and spaces around the world that are prepared to adapt and thrive in a changing climate. And why we leverage everything we study and do to educate and inspire our million-plus annual visitors to help us protect the blue planet.
A message from Plymouth Rock Assurance:
Plymouth Rock Assurance places a high value on good citizenship for itself and for its employees. Throughout the year, the Foundation supports organizations doing important work in our communities by making grants to groups helping those most under-resourced in our society, particularly in the fields of education, youth support, health care, environment, workforce development and general civic support.
A message from PNC Bank:
PNC Bank harnesses the knowledge, insight, and decision making of a local, relationship-focused team, with the strength, resources, and capabilities of a national bank, enabling PNC to deliver sophisticated banking and advisory solutions to both individuals and companies. PNC’s local leadership is proud to call Boston home and is committed to strengthening our communities and the environment in which we all live. PNC believes that balancing financial priorities with environmental issues is critical to being a good corporate citizen.
A message from Takeda:
Recognizing that climate change poses a risk to human health, including the spread of infectious diseases, Takeda has made environmental efforts and its commitment to carbon neutrality a priority. To date, Takeda has met and exceeded its previously established 2020 environmental goals ahead of schedule, including reducing its CO2 emissions by 33.7% compared to 2005 levels. Takeda committed to, and achieved carbon neutrality across scopes 1, 2, and 3 in 2020 through energy conservation measures, the transition to renewable energy, and the purchase of verified carbon offsets for remaining emissions. The company has further committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations (scopes 1 and 2) 40% by 2025 (from a 2016 baseline) and to achieving net zero for the remaining emissions by 2040. Takeda has also taken aggressive action with suppliers to reduce GHG emissions associated with its supply chain (scope 3) and committed to reducing scope 3 emissions 50% (from FY2018) by 2040.
A message from Vineyard Wind:
We are Vineyard Wind LLC, an offshore wind development company 50% owned by funds of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and 50% owned by Avangrid Renewables, LLC. We are currently in the permitting and financing process for the first large-scale offshore wind energy project in the United States. Our project will offer $3.7 billion in energy related cost savings over the life of the project while eliminating 1.68 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually – the equivalent of taking 325,000 cars off the road. We are committed to building a new US offshore wind energy industry that is both cost effective for electricity customers and environmentally responsible.