Make the Switch - Testimonials

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Our Make the Switch campaign encourages our members to purchase locally-sourced green energy through Mass Energy.

More than 350 Mass Audubon members have already made the switch. Here, a few share what inspired them to switch to green electricity.

Devin & Pat, Wayland Residents and Mass Audubon Members

A family who has made the switch to green electricity

As a parent and the daughter of long time Mass Audubon members, my husband and I are increasingly concerned about climate change how it will affect our son’s future, health and the world he lives in. By Making the Switch to green electricity, we are choosing to be part of the climate change solution, and playing a role in making the world a better place for us all to live and work.

John Terry West Newbury, Co-Founder of the Gulf of Maine Institute             

John Terry

I made the switch to green electricity because in a small way it helps ensure a healthy, sustainable planet for my grandchildren and all those generations to follow mine.

I want to be among those helping to bring more green energy to the grid and inspiring more people to do the same.

Andy Falender, former President, Appalachian Mountain Club

Andy Falender

I’m greatly concerned about the impacts of a changing climate on so much that is important to me…on wildlife, on our shorelines, on the health, and well being of ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. I constantly look for anything I can do that will make a difference.

Make the Switch is such an easy step, and made me feel good for doing it. I’m sure it will do the same for you.

Nick D'arbeloff, Sun Bug Solar, Vice President Commercial Business

Nick D'arbeloff

Making the switch to green power through Mass Audubon was incredibly easy—and knowing that all my electricity is indirectly provided by wind power is extremely satisfying.

But most important is that, as more and more households in Massachusetts Make the Switch, our utilities will have no choice but to make deeper investments in renewable energy.

Liz Duff, Mass Audubon Coastal Educator

Liz Duff

I am deeply concerned about rising sea level and increased storm events. I’m excited that Make the Switch has helped build wind turbines in my hometown, Gloucester. Since we are all part of the climate change problem, we can all be a part of the solution! 

This is an easy and effective way to make a difference.  

Sue & Chris Klem, Lincoln Residents and Mass Audubon Members

The Klems

We have been very impressed with Mass Audubon’s efforts to reduce its own energy consumption, to generate renewable solar energy at sanctuary facilities, and to explore ways to increase the supply of green energy. Make the Switch provides an exciting opportunity to follow Mass Audubon’s lead.

The small increase in cost feels like a very worthwhile way to support renewable energy. Now we are passing along information to others to get them to Make the Switch—Change is on its way!

Julie Brandlen, Sanctuary Director Boston Nature Center

Julie Brandlen, Sanctuary Director BNC

I try to align my actions with my values; and all of our actions have consequences. Mass Audubon is such a shining example of leading by example in reducing its own carbon footprint. If an organization can do this so successfully, I can help by Making the Switch to green power from Mass Energy.

I urge all of Mass Audubon members to consider Making the Switch.

Deb Cary, Sanctuary Director Broad Meadow Brook & Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuaries

Deb Carey

I just love knowing that the biodigester in the next town over from me and the wind turbines I see everyday are part of a much bigger effort to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and help address climate change.  By Making the Switch we are supporting and funding these alternative energy sources and that is just the help they need- we can all be investors and catalysts!”

Renata Pomponi, Sanctuary Director Drumlin Farm

Renata Pomponi, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary Director

Seeing the impact of climate change on the plants and wildlife at Drumlin Farm is a daily reminder to do all we can to help protect our planet for future generations of families that will come here. We know our members are committed to the same goals, and we see part of our role in the community as helping you understand the “green” changes that will bring the most impact.

Elissa Landre, Sanctuary Director Broadmoor

Elissa Landre

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary is committed to the conservation of our land and resources. We have installed four solar arrays, which produce close to 20,000 kWh of electricity each year. I urge you to join us and “Make the Switch” today.