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Climate Advocacy Resources

Sunlight filtering through forest trees © Dorrie Holmes
© Dorrie Holmes

Find resources to help you reduce your own carbon footprint and your help your community do so as well.

Green Your Energy

Our energy usage burns fossil fuels that emit greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. When you Make the Switch, Mass Audubon's partner, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, matches your electricity use with local green power energy. That means they bring power from wind, solar, and other renewable sources to the collective grid on your behalf—all without changing your regular utility company. Make the switch >

Drive Green

The biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts, and the country, is our transportation sector. Cut down on these emissions by switching to electric vehicles over gas-powered vehicles. An all-electric or battery-electric vehicle can reduce your transportation carbon footprint by nearly 75%. Get resources on driving green >

Reduce Energy During Peak Usage

On the hottest days of summer, energy grid operators drastically increase the amount of fossil fuels they burn to meet the extra demand for electricity to cool homes and buildings, especially during "peak" midday hours. You can help cut the demand for this dirty, expensive surplus energy by reducing your electricity use during these peak events. Sign up for the Green Energy Consumers Alliance "Shave the Peak" program to get text and/or email alerts when a peak event is predicted and reminders to use less electricity during peak times. Sign up for Shave the Peak >

Guidebook to Involvement in Your Community

This plain-language guide provides citizens with an understanding of how land-use decisions are made in Massachusetts, and how you can play a role in your own community. Get the guidebook >

Green Municipal Aggregation

Massachusetts allows a city or town to choose its electricity supplier, also known as municipal aggregation. Green Municipal Aggregation adds more renewable energy choices to residential electricity and helps green the grid, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. First, find out if your municipality is participating. If it's not, contact your municipality to start the process. If your community is already participating, be sure you are enrolled in the program and have "opted up" to the highest percentage of green power offered by contacting your electricity supplier. Get started >

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program

Mass Audubon supports the state's MVP program, which provides support for communities across Massachusetts to consider local strengths and vulnerabilities to climate change and prioritize actions to create a safer and more resilient future. Find out if your community is already certified as an MVP community. If it is, find out who’s leading local MVP actions by contacting a regional coordinator for information on your municipality's MVP Plan. Then, reach out to this representative with your climate action ideas. If not, contact your municipality to start the process. Learn more about MVP >