Conservation and Community: Indigenous Land Management in Massachusetts

Conservation and Community: Indigenous Land Management in Massachusetts

Editor’s Note: The blog post below is by our Spring 2024 Community Engagement intern Jaelyn Carr. While MassEnergize does not focus on conservation, we think it’s crucial – as we pilot our new Environmental Justice initiative, Solar Para Todos – to look at and learn from the work of other EJ communities, and to view this history holistically. Indigenous conservation is at the foundation of environmental and sustainability work in our country, and as environmental…
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Solar Para Todos – Solar For All in Framingham, MA

Solar Para Todos – Solar For All in Framingham, MA

MassEnergize is excited to unveil its "Solar Para Todos" initiative, a collaboration with the Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University and Energize Framingham, designed to reduce the energy burden of Framingham's residents with the power of solar energy. This program aims to bridge the gap in clean energy access, focusing particularly on the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking communities.  Supported by a two-year grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Solar Para Todos aims to offer…
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Empowering Elders in the Face of Climate Change

Empowering Elders in the Face of Climate Change

Empowering Climate Resilience for Elders, a groundbreaking initiative at the forefront of tackling the escalating challenges of climate change within Metrowest communities, is making significant strides. Funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), and being implemented by MassEnergize, this project was conceived by Abigail Shute and Julie Gagen, the Sustainability Managers of the Towns of Wayland and Weston respectively.  MassEnergize was selected because of our extensive experience in working…
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