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Sacopee Valley (ME) builds Insulating Window Inserts at Community Workshops

Leigh Cameron

The Sacopee Energy Alliance and WindowDressers' Community Workshops are like an old-fashioned barn-raising for inserts. Members of the community gather together for several days to build all of the inserts that have been ordered in their community. Experienced volunteers teach new volunteers, food is provided, and the end results are high-quality inserts at a very affordable price and a stronger, more connected community.

Plainfield and Cornish (NH) are getting ready for 100%

Steve Ladd

Cities and communities across the country are ready for a just transition to 100% clean, renewable energy! Plainfield and Cornish (NH)'s organizers are getting behind Sierra Club's Ready for 100% campaign, committing to 100% clean and renewable energy for all.

Maine Islands Are Getting Energized About the Transition to Clean Energy

Brooks Winner

Mainers pay some of the highest energy costs in the nation. Our state has the dubious distinction of being the most dependent on heating oil for heating homes and businesses. These costs are especially high on Maine’s islands, where it is common to pay more than a dollar more per gallon than your neighbors on the mainland.

Empowering NH communities to realize their own clean energy transition

Henry Herndon

In spring 2017, local energy leaders from Dover, Durham, Lee, Northwood, and Portsmouth launched Energize360 in an effort to educate and empower their neighbors with the knowledge and the tools to bring about the clean energy transition from the bottom up. Five months later, the Energize360 team celebrates the conclusion of Wave #1 and reflects on their successes to date.

Worcester Green Low-Income Housing Coalition: Creating Energy Through Partnerships

David McMahon

As solar farms have begun to spring up throughout Massachusetts, a group of low-income housing providers and people from low-income communities noticed a growing disparity between the growth of solar in the suburbs and the lack of solar opportunities in the city.  Determined and filled with a DIY spirit, Worcester Green Low-Income Housing Coalition has taken on the challenge of developing solar and energy efficiency programs and advocacy in New England's second largest city.

CLIMATE READY BOSTON — Climate Resilience & Adaptation in Boston

Jessica Feldish

This past December, Mayor Walsh of the City of Boston released the latest report for Climate Ready Boston, the City’s ongoing initiative to prepare Boston for the impacts of climate change. The report shows that Boston can tackle the challenge of climate change, while creating new economic opportunities and improving quality of life in neighborhoods across the city.