Advocacy groups working on health, the environment, and climate.
This is a listing of a few of the many local, regional, and national organizations working on the issues of public health, environment, and the climate criss and does not imply that any of them agree with our positions or writings, or that we endorse them.
"We're an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all."
“We protect the environment for wildlife in support of the natural world that sustains us all. BEAT has three major focal areas: stewardship, education & outreach, and watchdogging... We enact meaningful change throughout Berkshire County and western Massachusetts.”
The BEAT News An excellent resource.
“Organized against a new fossil fuel power plant proposed in Peabody that would pollute the air and worsen the climate crisis. We want the state and our elected officials to stop burning unhealthy fossil fuels and design a utility of the future.”
"Slingshot works side by side with the communities most impacted by environmental threats to hold polluters accountable and build community power."
Community Action Works "Our mission is to work side-by-side with communities, empowering you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level." https://communityactionworks.org
“fights the climate crisis one town at a time, with the help of local MCAN chapters – and you! MCAN’s role as a facilitator of municipal-level action is unique among Massachusetts environmental groups. MCAN speaks on behalf of all chapters to improve Massachusetts energy and climate policies and programs.” Massachusetts Climate Action Network Local Clean Energy
Elders Climate Action "The mission of Elders Climate Action is to mobilize elders throughout the United States to address climate change while there is still time to protect the well-being of our grandchildren and future generations." firstname.lastname@example.org
"HealthLink is a grassroots citizens' group dedicated to protecting public health by reducing toxins and pollutants from our environment through research, education, and community action. HealthLink is a 501 (c) (3) organization."
GreenRoots works to achieve environmental justice and greater quality of life through collective action, unity, education and youth leadership across neighborhoods and communities. GreenRoots is a community-based organization dedicated to improving and enhancing the urban environment and public health in Chelsea and surrounding communities
Renew New England Alliance "Massachusetts Renews is a coalition of more than 40 grassroots organizations – including environmental justice organizers, youth, labor unions, racial justice groups, housing advocates, and frontline and Indigenous communities." Advocating for green jobs. Steering committee members: 350 Mass, Community Labor United, North American Indian Center of Boston, SEIU 32 BJ, SunriseBoston, Youth on Board.
“to protect all children from the climate crisis that impacts their health today and [for] a livable climate for them tomorrow.”
“Working together to create a sustainable and resilient community.”
An all-volunteer organization, SAFE addresses local environmental challenges in Salem, Massachusetts. Through its advocacy and activism, SAFE, founded in 2001, has played a key role in making Salem a leader in meeting the environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Sustainable Marblehead "The organization was created as a volunteer, community organization to educate and engage residents, businesses and town leaders to reduce carbon emissions and waste. Sustainable Marblehead is a registered 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization."
“Our mission is to assure a livable planet for our grandchildren, our strategy is to support movement away from fossil fuels for creating electric power and to replace them with renewable resources.” We provide reports about advocacy efforts, articles about issues and solutions, policy, and legislation and cooperate closely with Breathe Clean NS, MCAN, and Slingshot around outreach, organization, advocacy, policy, and legislation.
info (at) CleanPowerCoalition.org
Mary Jane Else has created a "sentence bank" of short statements that are suitable for use in explaining your position on the Peabody peaker plant and other burning of fossil fuel, the climate crisis, and the environment.