Climate change is the greatest environmental crisis of our time with real impacts that we can see not only around the entire world, but right here at home in Massachusetts.
As the Commonwealth’s largest nature conservation nonprofit, it is our responsibility to respond swiftly and boldly. We must drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to combat the climate impacts we’re facing right now and avoid the most dangerous impacts yet to come.
Recognizing this need, Mass Audubon's climate action strategy seeks to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 in Massachusetts while maintaining a livable landscape for people and wildlife. Our plan will support the Commonwealth's statewide initiative to do the same.
Mass Audubon will rely on the support of our 135,000 members, more than 38,000 acres of our protected land, statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries and education centers, and organizational expertise in advocacy, conservation science, and education.
Mass Audubon's Climate Action Plan operates on four interrelated goals:
Before we help guide Massachusetts towards carbon neutrality, we first must align our organization internally with climate response and mitigation initiatives.
Mass Audubon is prepared to lead by example when it comes to bold and urgent action to fight climate change.
When Harriet Lawrence Hemenway and Minna B. Hall founded Mass Audubon in 1896, they were committed to ending the cruel practice of killing birds for fashion. Since then, Mass Audubon has continued its dedication to protecting birds through the threats they’ve faced over the decades – and now that means addressing climate change. North, North, and Away Both plants and animals live in predictable environments, […]