Join us for Parks and Water Lobby Day

Join your friends and fellow park and water advocates from around Massachusetts for an exciting Lobby Day at the State House this fall! Meet with legislative offices for your Representative and Senator to urge them to support increased funding for our state agencies charged with stewarding these precious resources.

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What’s Your MA Park Story?

Massachusetts boasts hundreds of state parks that enable us to enjoy nature, recreation, history and culture. ELM is launching a storytelling campaign to learn what you love about Massachusetts state parks. Please click below to share your story including videos, photos or audio files. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, park regular, or frequent volunteer, we are eager to hear why your state park matters to you.

 

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And the Roast is History

Thank you to everyone who came to the Roast of George Bachrach on September 16th and made it a night to remember. Our outstanding emcees, Alison King and Jim Braude, kept the room laughing throughout the night while our roasters, Governor Mike Dukakis, Senator Ed Markey, Renee Loth, Roger Berkowitz, Ira Jackson, and a video from the Honorable William Bulger gave unique and hilarious insight to the many ways George Bachrach has impacted Massachusetts.

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Introducing the Next Generation of Leadership at ELM as President Bachrach Steps Down

After a decade leading the state’s oldest and most established environmental advocacy organization, former state Senator George Bachrach will step down next month and hand the reins to an established next-generation environmental leader, Elizabeth Turnbull Henry.

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Earth Night 2017 Goes Swimmingly

This Tuesday ELM held it’s annual Earth Night at the New England Aquarium. Friends, supporters, and colleagues joined the ELM team for hors d’oeuvres and drinks alongside the penguins, fish, and sea turtles. The night celebrated the the amazing achievements of those in Massachusetts fighting the safety of our environment and climate.

 

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Thank You, EPA!

On Valentine’s Day, MA showed some love for the Environmental Protection Agency. A “pop-up” morning of appreciation took place with about 50 grateful citizens showing up in front of EPA Region 1 headquarters in Boston with signs of thanks, valentine cookies and thank you notes that we handed to EPA employees as they came to work.

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FY2018 Green Budget Launch

This week ELM successfully launched our Fiscal Year 2018 Green Budget, continuing our push for 1% of the state operating budget to support environmental programs. The launch event was well attended by Legislators and staff, including many from the freshmen class, as well as advocates and members of the Green Budget Coalition.

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“New England’s Shrinking Need for Natural Gas”

This week, Synapse Energy Economics released a study looking at the need for a new gas pipeline project (Spectra Energy’s Access Northeast pipeline). The study concludes that this project is likely to be twice as expensive as previously proposed ($6b v. $3b), and the need for natural gas will fall in the future due to the environmental and renewable energy policies in New England.

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