Hooray for Concord’s Ag Fair and Locally Grown Tomatoes!

September is a hectic month, with school and work picking up after a too-short summer, but one thing I always look forward to is the annual farmer’s market celebrating our local farms.  Main Street is closed to traffic for a few hours on a Saturday in order to showcase and sell the best locally grown produce.  Getting to see familiar and new faces and partake in great conversations is always part of the scene.  I…
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Update from our new Program Manager!

Update from our new Program Manager!

I am excited to join the MassEnergize team as their first employed staff member as Program Manager. As a professional, I have worked for different non-profit spaces that are devoted to causes ranging from working with youth to ending food insecurity. In this role, I will actively support the Community of Practice as well as help lay the foundation for MassEnergize to start new systems and processes. In my first two months at MassEnergize, I…
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Partner of the 2021 Regenerative Communities Summit

Partner of the 2021 Regenerative Communities Summit

Aside from volunteering for MassEnergize, our co-founder Kaat Vander Straeten also volunteers for Transition US, the US arm of the international Transition Network. She serves as a member of the Transition US Collaborative Design Council, as the facilitator for the Local Initiatives Working Group, and as a member of the Summit Program Working Group. The latter organizes the ambitious 2021 Summit,  the Regenerative Communities Summit, which will happen from Friday, September 24th through Sunday, October…
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Update on our Commitment to Environmental Justice

MassEnergize is taking steps to ensure that we are not perpetuating inequity and environmental injustice in our work and that we are actively working to achieve greater equity. We wish to bring the voices of disadvantaged communities into our thinking, conversations and work. To that end, we committed two full-time 2021 summer internships specifically to this effort. We were fortunate enough to recruit Jacob Abeka and Tina Zheng to engage in this work. Tina Zheng…
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