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Growing Solar, Protecting Nature Presentation

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Massachusetts needs more solar energy to clean up our dirty power grid. But so far, much of the solar energy deployed in Massachusetts has been built at the expense of forests, farmlands, and some of our most biodiverse habitats. This pattern isn’t good for the climate; forests, wetlands, and farm soils absorb one tenth of our state’s greenhouse gas emissions each year.

We must find a way to build most of our needed solar energy on rooftops, parking lots, and already-developed land. Mass Audubon teamed up with researchers at Harvard Forest for a statewide study that proves this is possible—but only with the right policy changes.

Please join our Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, Michelle Manion, to learn about this important research and our recommendations for how Massachusetts can responsibly meet its solar energy goals.


Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451 United States
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