Ask Legislators to Attend Briefing
The below invitation is for our state senators and representatives to learn more about how businesses and municipalities can be part of the 100% renewable energy future. Please call and email your state senator and representative and ask them to attend. Here is a script you can use.
Hello, my name is _______ and I live at ______ in Sharon. I’m calling to see if Senator/Representative _____ will be attending the 100% Renewable Businesses and Communities briefing.
[If yes] Thank you. I look forward to hearing more about how he will help with this in the future.
[If no or uncertain] I urge Senator/Representative ______ to attend because this is an issue important to residents of Sharon. We need his support on this.
100% Renewable Businesses and Communities
A Briefing for Policymakers
Thursday, March 15, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
House Members Lounge, Massachusetts State House
Sponsored by Representative Marjorie Decker, Representative Sean Garballey, and Senator Jamie Eldridge
The movement for a future powered entirely by clean, renewable energy is growing. More than 100 major companies have committed to power their operations with 100 percent renewable energy in the coming decades. Seven cities and towns in Massachusetts, along with Boston University and Harvard University, have also pledged to achieve 100 percent renewable energy targets.
How will these businesses, municipalities, and institutions achieve their 100 percent renewable energy goals? As legislation moves forward to power Massachusetts with 100 percent renewable energy, what lessons can state policymakers learn from companies and cities that are leading the clean energy transition?
Please join us for a conversation about the path to a 100 percent renewable energy future for our businesses and institutions, our communities, and our Commonwealth.
Representative Marjorie Decker (Cambridge), Representative Sean Garballey (Arlington), and Senator Jamie Eldridge (Acton)
Jim Boyle, Chairman and CEO, Sustainability Roundtable, Inc., and a founding board member of the Alliance for Business Leadership
Ben Hellerstein, State Director, Environment Massachusetts
Sustainability Roundtable provides strategic advisory and support services to help many of the nation’s leading companies reduce their environmental footprint and meet their sustainability goals. Sustainability Roundtable’s members include Akamai, Lenovo, and Verizon, among other companies.
Environment Massachusetts is a statewide, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organization working to protect clean air, clean water, and open space.
Cosponsored by Environment Massachusetts, MASSPIRG Students, Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network, Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, Greening Greenfield, Boston Climate Action Network, Climate Action Now, Vineyard Power, MassSolar, No Fracked Gas in Mass, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, AIA Massachusetts, Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Cape Downwinders, 350 Mass for a Better Future, Mass Quaker Legislative Action Network, Toxics Action Center Campaigns, Renewable Energy Worcester, No Sharon Gas Pipeline / Clean Energy Now, and South Coast Neighbors United.
Monday Call-In Day for Clean Energy
Until clean energy bills are moved through legislation, we are making three calls every Monday to ask our legislators to pass them. Please make these three calls with us. Here is a suggested script.
Hello, my name is _______ and I live at ______ in Sharon. I’m calling to urge Senator/Representative _____ to pass S.479, Senator Pacheco’s new climate bill. I am especially concerned with increasing the renewable portfolio standard by 3%, reforming the Department of Public Utilities (this is also in h.3400), implementing solar policies to benefit low-income communities (this is also in h.3396), codifying Environmental Justice regulations from the Patrick administration, and setting new emission standards for 2030 and 2040 under the GWSA. I ask that Senator/Representative ______ not only vote for this bill, but become a vocal advocate for it and urge his fellow legislators to vote for it.