Legislative! 

Supporting local, regional, state, and federal legislation that put climate change solutions into law is critical to our success. Click above for list of our state and federal representatives and what we are doing. (Wrap this paragraph around photo below.)

MASSACHUSETTS - PRINTABLE DOCUMENTS:

GG belongs, along with 150 other organizations, to the statewide coalition Mass Power Forward

In the MA 2017-2019 legislative session, we are actively involved in their 100% Renewables for All Campaign.

Following are useful links to printable documents (PDFs) we have created

1) A Roadmap: MA Leads the Way to a Vibrant Economy and Healthy Planet for All

2) Postcard/Letter writing ideas as of Sept 2017

3) Greenfield Leading the way to 100% Renewables: Greenfield’s Successes to date—1-pager on what Greenfield learned and did and next steps (download pdf)

Greenfield's State Representatives:

Rep. Paul Mark This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Boston Office 617-722-2013x2

District Office(413)464-5635. Paul holds office hours in Greenfield on Mondays 

Senate-elect Jo Comerford

Boston: phone number TBA;  web: jocomerford.org

WASHINGTON DC - our representatives   

Congressman Jim McGovern

House of Representatives

438 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Washington DC phone: 202-225-6101

Northampton District Office: 94 Pleasant Street. 413-341-8700

Contact via Emaii:    http://mcgovern.house.gov/contact


Senator Elizabeth Warren
US  Senate
Contact via her web site:     https://www.warren.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

Washington Office
317 Hart Senate Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4543

Springfield Office
1550 Main Street
Suite 406
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 788-2690

Boston Office
2400 JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: (617) 565-3170
Senator Edward Markey
US Senate
Contact via his web sites:    https://www.markey.senate.gov/contact

Washington Office
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building   
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-2742

Springfield Office
1550 Main Street, 4th Floor
Springfield, MA 01101
413-785-4610

Boston Office
975 JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: 617-565-8519

KEY MA LEGISLATION (2008) DRIVING ACTON ON CLIMATE SOLUTIONS 

Global Warming Solutions Act – Signed into law July 2008
Requires Massachusetts to develop progams, policies, and regulations to ensure a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. 
www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw08/sl080298.htm


Green Communities Act – Signed into law January 2008
Offers grants to communities who commit to reducing municipal energy use by 20% in 5 years; add renewable energy and make building codes stricter.
www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw08/sl080169.htm

The Green Jobs Act – signed into law August 2008
Funds clean energy educational opportunities, including an Entrepreneurial Fellowship program to assist businesses entering the clean energy field.
www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/185/ht05pdf/ht05018.pdf

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – signed into law in 2007
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the first mandatory, market-based effort in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states will cap and then reduce CO2 emissions from the power sector 10% by 2018. States will sell emission allowances through auctions and invest proceeds in consumer benefits: energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other clean energy technologies. RGGI will spur innovation in the clean energy economy and create green jobs in each state. The first auction was held in October, 2008 and generated $13 million for Massachusetts energy efficiency projects.
www.rggi.org

State & Federal Tax Incentives for Solar and Energy Efficiency
www.dsireusa.org 
If in doubt, ask your tax consultant.

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