May 9, 2024
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Fenway Park

Earth Night 2024

MAY 9, 2024
5:30PM – 8:00PM
Fenway Park, 521 Overlook


Earth Night 2024 was our biggest success yet!


On May 9, we were honored to host our largest Earth Night yet, with over 680 guests, in celebration of our Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Awardees.

Congratulations to our impressive Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Awardees, who have played an integral part in creating the climate solutions that will move us forward: Attorney General Andrea Campbell, Congressman Richard E. Neal, and Douglas Foy. 

Thank you to those who joined us in honoring these leaders and celebrating all that we have achieved together for the people, environment, and future generations of Massachusetts. And thank you in advance for all that we will do together to build a thriving inclusive green economy for the Commonwealth.

We invite you to learn more about our sponsors, which we thank for their critical support.

View photos from the event.

Members of the ELM Action Fund Board and ELM Advisory Council have established a $50,000 matching fund to help pass critical climate and environmental legislation before July 31. The fund will match gifts made before June 30 1:1 up to a total of $50,000. Please consider supporting this effort to make the Commonwealth a beacon of climate action, and share this opportunity with others who may be interested.



Thank you again to those who joined us at Earth Night. We look forward to continue working with you to secure the health and wellbeing of the environment and of future generations



Meet Our Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Awardees

Attorney General Andrea Campbell

Massachusetts Attorney General

Presented by Lee Pelton, President & CEO of The Boston Foundation

Attorney General Andrea Campbell, Boston native and former City Council President, has been an unwavering advocate for Massachusetts’ communities for over a decade. Starting as a nonprofit attorney, she transitioned to public service in 2015 after being elected to the Boston City Council, where she assumed the role of City Council President. In 2022, she became the first Black woman to ever be elected statewide and as the Attorney General.  

Attorney General Campbell has made combatting the climate crisis a top priority, specifically through the education and protection of environmental justice communities. In 2023, she led a coalition of attorneys general calling on the U.S. EPA to ensure that the benefits of the EPA’s Environmental and Climate Justice Block Grant Program reach underserved communities as intended under the Inflation Reduction Act. That same year, she called for the EPA to adopt stringent standards protecting Black and Latinx communities disproportionally affected by particulate matter pollution. She is committed to using her law enforcement powers as Attorney General to upholding Massachusetts environmental laws.  

Attorney General Campbell’s leadership has become defined by her transparency and community involvement. As Massachusetts grapples with complex issues, from the climate crisis to inequity, her collaborative approach positions her as a dynamic force for positive change.  



Congressman Richard Neal  

United States Representative, MA, 1st District

Presented by Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, MA, 5th District

Serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District, Congressman Richard Neal has demonstrated bold leadership on federal climate action. He began his political career in 1972 as co-chairman of George McGovern’s presidential campaign. He then went on to serve as Springfield City Councilor and Springfield Mayor before his election to the House of Representatives.  

As a current Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Neal led efforts to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the most significant legislation in U.S. history to tackle the climate crisis. Ultimately, this strong advocacy led to $369 billion in investments in climate solutions and environmental justice, putting the U.S. on track to reach a 40% reduction in gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2030. The IRA also enables states to harness these federal funds, allowing Massachusetts to implement groundbreaking statewide climate resiliency infrastructure, such as the Massachusetts Community Climate Bank. As Chairman, he led the passage of the GREEN Act which leads the way in ensuring the tax code works to prevent the largest harms from climate change. 

In addition to his work on the IRA, Congressman Neal has supported federal efforts to protect public land and water, address PFAS contamination, invest in clean transportation infrastructure, and recover wildlife. He has been at the forefront of conversations surrounding the possibility for simultaneous swift climate action and a strong economy and has brought strategic and pragmatic climate advocacy to Capitol Hill.   


Douglas Foy

Inaugural President of the Conservation Law Foundation, Former Chief of Commonwealth Development, and environmental consultant

Presented by Cathy D. Stone, President of the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation

Doug Foy has been a leading advocate in the environment, energy and transportation fields for over thirty years. A Harvard graduate, Foy was named President of the Conservation Law Foundation, where he oversaw the organization’s work for a cleaner and healthier future for twenty-five years. In 2003, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney appointed Foy as Chief of Commonwealth Development, where he focused on promoting environmentally-conscious economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. In this position, he played a key role in crafting the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a negotiated agreement amongst Northeastern states to create a carbon trading market for regional powerplants.  

Foy continued pursuing innovations in economic development and the environment after leaving public service, and founded Serrafix, an environmental consulting firm and business incubator, in 2006. He currently serves on numerous climate-focused corporate and non-profit boards, including the Environmental League of Massachusetts, Ameresco, GreenerU, and the Ocean Genome Legacy Foundation. He has received prestigious awards for his public interest achievements over the years: the President’s Environmental and Conservation Challenge Award, the national Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, and the Order of the British Empire.  

Foy’s work has left a lasting impact on the Commonwealth, from local work such as his initiation of the Boston Harbor cleanup to broader efforts to expand regional conservation efforts and continues today to push climate progress forward. 



We seek to award individuals, organizations, and corporations who are leading and implementing solutions on crucial and timely issues of climate and the environment.

See a List of Our Past Awardees


Thank you to our Host Committee

Dr. Peter Abbott OBE, British Consul General to New England
George Bachrach and Susan Centofanti
Senator Michael J. Barrett
Victoria and Peter Bauer
Mark and Vanessa Bilbe
Gordon Burnes and Suzie Tapson
Tom Burton
Lindsey Butler
University of Massachusetts Lowell Chancellor Julie Chen
Bob and Glenda Fishman
Rachel and Dave Forbes
Barbara and Steve Grossman
Trevor and Isabel Hardy
Bracken Hendricks
Toni Hicks and Kevin Dutt
Namrita Kapur and Tom DeWinter
Ted Ladd
Ginger Lawrence
Gina McCarthy
John McQuillan
Nicole Obi
Luis Ortiz
Bob Rivers
Representative Jeffrey Roy
Gwen Ruta
Brandon Sorbom
J. Chrisann Taras and Jerome Nocera
Mark Walsh and Bryan Rafanelli
Mayor Michelle Wu


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