OUR MISSION: Locally, We use the concept of "Greening" as the economic and inspirational guiding force to build a more sustainable Greenfield, so present and future generations can enjoy life in our beautiful, abundant valley. In short, we aim to make Greenfield, MA a more sustainable, resilient and vibrant place to live.
THE CHALLENGE: Locally, we are faced with challenges of high energy and food costs, loss of farmland and jobs, poor air quality, and extreme weather events. These are caused by human activities, both locally and worldwide, that are depleting our natural resources, sending our jobs overseas, and creating air pollution and climate change.
OUR SOLUTION: Build a more vital and resilient Greenfield by moving toward sustainability, as defined as follows: which is a system of thinking that strives to meet present economic, social, and environmental needs without compromising future generations' abilities to meet their own needs. Brundtland Commission, 1987
Among other things, we work to help Greenfield reach its 2050 goals to reduce energy use by 80%, and reduce the funds leaving our community to purchase energy to ZERO.
We invite you to learn more about how you can join our efforts by attending events joining our discussion listserv, attending our planning meetings, and much more! We invite you to share your experiences, thoughts, expertise and skills at our community events and workshops, our discussion listserv, and on this website!