Climate Action Center at Broadmoor
As a way to address the challenges of climate change in Massachusetts, Mass Audubon has designated Broadmoor as a Climate Action Center. By bringing a big global problem to a local and more manageable scale, we can gain insight on the effects of climate change in our community.
The Broadmoor Climate Action Center leads our community in the fight against climate change by working with scientists to protect wildlife and their habitats in a rapidly changing world. We also provide educational programs to help people of all ages understand both the challenges and solutions of climate change. And we advocate for policies that make our towns and cities better places to live while helping people take action to protect nature.
- One of Mass Audubon's most energy efficient wildlife sanctuaries, generating far more electricity than is used on-site.
- Pioneer in sustainable energy with a Nature Center recognized in 1985 with a Special Award for Energy Innovation from the US Department of Energy.
- Partnership with Boston University researchers to understand how variations in weather and climate impact tree swallows.
Broadmoor is doing our part to leave a lighter footprint on the environment. Buildings are now net zero for energy production and use. In fact, excess electricity generated at Broadmoor is used at our headquarters through net metering.
We're solar powered! The 8kW solar photovoltaic array on Broadmoor's Maintenance Garage has been generating electricity since March 2011. See the energy production from the array charted in graph format.
Converted from an antique horse barn built in 1911, the Saltonstall Nature Center, renovated in 1983, uses a variety of environment friendly materials and employs renewable resources as natural energy.