Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2022
July 2021 – June 2022

Table of Contents

Clicking on a section will take you to that section below.

Advocacy

  1. Advocacy
  2. 2022 Climate and Clean Energy Bill
  3. Offshore Wind
  4. Corporate Council

2021 Elections

  1. Elections
  2. Green Voter Guide
  3. Municipal Light Plants
  4. A Historic Win in Boston

Events

  1. Events

Financials

  1. Financial Snapshot

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THIS IS ELM

We think systemically and plan for the future.
We are driven by the potential of our work to impact future generations. We see the connection between all things: people and planet, policy and social justice, environmental and economic health. We think critically about intersectionality and the complexities of cause and effect.
We are strategic and ambitious.
We are motivated by the enormity of the challenges we face and by Massachusetts’ potential to lead the world. We are science-based, data-driven, and results-oriented. We choose priorities based on their impact on the Commonwealth and their potential to be adapted and scaled.
We prioritize equity, inclusion, and environmental justice.
We recognize that bias, racism, classism, and privilege determine who has power. We use our influence to help remedy the harm caused by centuries of environmental racism and to build a more equitable future. We are dedicated to anti-racism and to reckoning with our own biases.
Partnerships are at the heart of how we work.
We believe that trust is the foundation for progress. Our strength is rooted in our relationships. We convene varied stakeholders to forge common ground. If we disagree, it is with respect. We listen carefully, consider divergent perspectives, and operate with integrity.

The Environmental League of Massachusetts advocates for policy that meets the scale and urgency of our environmental challenges.

ELM Action Fund

The ELM Action Fund builds political power that meets the scale and urgency of our environmental challenges.


Our Team

Casey Bowers, Action Fund Executive Director
Leigh Chandler, Communications and Events Manager
Nancy Goodman, Vice President for Policy
Miriam Posner Harris, Executive Vice President
Susannah Hatch, Director of Clean Energy Policy
Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, President
Juan Pablo Jaramillo, Political Director
Ellen Macaulay, Director of Special Projects
David Melly, Legislative Director
Randi Soltysiak, Director of Finance and Operations

We thank former staff members, Clare Kelly and Maliha Khan, for their contributions in fiscal year 2022.

The Environmental League of Massachusetts

Board of Directors

  • Gordon Burnes, Board Chair
  • Bethany Patten, Treasurer & Clerk
  • Alicia Barton
  • Hank Bell
  • Alex Bok
  • JocCole “JC” Burton
  • William “Buzz” Constable
  • Ben Downing
  • Robert Fishman
  • Isabel Grantham Rappoport
  • Elizabeth Turnbull Henry
  • Seth Jaffe
  • Namrita Kapur
  • Anne Kelly
  • Ken Kimmell
  • Ginger Lawrence
  • Bradley McLean
  • Dhiraj Malkani
  • Rick Mattila
  • Andy Mims
  • Sandhya Murali
  • Pete Pedersen
  • Emily Reichert
  • Ann Roosevelt
  • Gwen Ruta
  • Tedd Saunders

ELM Action Fund

Board of Directors

  • Alex Bok, Board Chair
  • Bethany Patten, Treasurer & Clerk
  • Gordon Burnes
  • Robert Fishman
  • Douglas Foy
  • Elizabeth Turnbull Henry
  • Seth Jaffe
  • Natalia Linos
  • Nikko Mendoza
  • Peter Nessen
  • Asheen Phansey
  • Tedd Saunders
  • Warren Tolman

Success by the Numbers

124

years of environmental advocacy

188

legislative co-sponsors of our top priority bills

29

corporate council members

782

messages sent to lawmakers by ELM Action Fund members

27

environmental champions endorsed by the ELM Action Fund

67%

of endorsed candidates elected to office

63K+

visitors to the new ELM website

22K+

visitors to the new ELM Action Fund website

68%

increase in ELM's annual income

President's Letter

This past year has made it clear why Massachusetts must lead the way to address our climate crisis.

Recent federal developments, such as the Inflation Reduction Act, hold great promise for our nation’s response to our greatest environmental challenges, but we cannot stop there. Trailblazing states like our own can develop solutions that, when replicated, can secure a bright future for new generations. Massachusetts has what we need to set this course – a bustling innovation sector, top institutions and businesses, and financial resources.

ELM and the ELM Action Fund are dedicated to ensuring our Commonwealth meets the urgency of our times. We know that state leadership to curb greenhouse gas emissions matters now more than ever.

And yet, Massachusetts is not on track to reach our 2030 climate goals nor to achieve a netzero economy by 2050. We need strong policies and political power to fully transition to a clean energy future.

Thank you for your support as ELM advocates for policy and the ELM Action Fund builds political power to meet the scale and urgency of our environmental challenges. Here is just a glance at what we have been able to accomplish this past year:

  • In November 2021, sixteen municipal leaders across Massachusetts were elected to office with the support of the ELM Action Fund.
  • ELM launched NetZeroMA.org to hold our elected and appointed officials accountable for reaching the mandated climate as set by the 2021 Next General Roadmap Act.
  • The New England for Offshore Wind coalition, led by ELM, fostered regional collaboration on responsibly developed offshore wind, hosting educational tours of the Block Island Wind Farm and launching Businesses for Offshore Wind.
  • ELM and the ELM Action Funds’ lobbying efforts successfully set the Massachusetts State House on track to pass the robust 2022 climate and clean energy bill.

A new legislative session begins in January 2023, and the ELM team is preparing an ambitious, strategic agenda. Next spring, we will celebrate our 125th birthday, a milestone that catalyzes our commitment to paving the way for ambitious environmental policy in Massachusetts.

Please join this work any way you can – by following us on social media @EnviroLeagueMA, by signing up for our political action alerts, and by donating.

Massachusetts is a barometer for what is possible. Other states are watching, meaning that failure to hit our climate goals would make it more likely that leaders elsewhere accept failure as an option. Failure cannot be an option. And with your continued support, it won’t be.

With gratitude,

Elizabeth Henry
President


Representing Nation-wide Movements

ELM’s efforts have catalyzed a green, just, and vibrant clean energy future across New England. NWF is grateful for the close collaboration with ELM, our Massachusetts state affiliate. By uniting a diverse set of stakeholders across the region, they are driving lasting change.

COLLIN O’MARA President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation

LCV is proud to have the ELM Action Fund as our state affiliate in Massachusetts. Their team is passionate, strategic, and leaving a lasting impact. Their work electing climate leaders and passing some of the strongest environmental laws in the nation has modelled leadership for other states across the country.

GENE KARPINSKI President, League of Conservation Voters

Same ELM, New Look

In the fall of 2021, ELM and the ELM Action Fund debuted new logos, websites, and an overall visual identity that better represent our forward-looking, ambitious vision.

While ELM is 124 years old, we have never shied away from evolving to meet the needs of the environmental movement. Our updated branding represents our commitment to people-centric climate policy that will create a healthy, sustainable future for all.

Our new ELM and ELM Action Fund websites make it easy for visitors to learn about our work and take action to influence policy on issues that matter to them.

Our new colors convey the bright future we aspire to build for the Commonwealth, its residents, and the natural environment while also expressing a boldness in line with ELM’s and the ELM Action Fund’s ambitious plans for the future.

The ELM Action Fund’s redesigned endorsement graphics are becoming increasingly recognizable as our impact on local and state elections grows. We use our social media to clearly and concisely inform voters of our candidates’ ambitious climate goals.

Thank you to intern Caroline Dailey for her invaluable contributions.

Year In Review

August 18

Panel discussion with New England City Councilors and Mayors on Climate

September 21

Tour of the Block Island Wind Farm with the MA House of Representatives

October 1

Launch of new ELM visual identity

October 26

Corporate Council Leader Breakfast with Chair Michlewitz

November 2

Election Day! ELM Action Fund helps elect 16 environmental champions

November 15

Green and Equitable Jobs Roundtable with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Gina McCarthy, & environmental justice leaders

October 1

Educational briefing with Congresswoman Lori Trahan on The Promise of Fusion Energy & the Challenges Ahead

December 20

Infrastructure Town Hall with Congresswoman Katherine Clark

January 25

Corporate Council Policy Briefing

March 1

Launch of Businesses for Offshore Wind (B4OSW)

March 28

Launch of accountability website, NetZeroMA.org

March 28

Panel on city climate responses with Mayor Michelle Wu and Secretary Pete Buttigieg

March 31

Corporate Council Leader Breakfast with Mayor Michelle Wu

April 1

Candidate Forum: Boston City Council District 1

April 27

Candidate Forum: MA Governor with WBUR

May 6 & 13

Tour of the Commonwealth Fusion Systems facility in Devens with environmental leaders

May 19

Earth Night 2022 at the New England Aquarium

June 15

Tour of the Block Island Wind Farm with leaders from Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

In the News

Year at a Glance
Fellowship Program

Fellow & Intern Spotlight

The ELM Action Fund’s fellowship program has been eye-opening and humbling, with an incredibly compassionate team looking to leave a positive footprint in Massachusetts and New England.CAROLYN LIUFormer ELM Action Fund Fellow

ELM and the ELM Action Fund are proud of our robust, longstanding fellowship program which attracts students across Massachusetts interested in environmental policy and creating change through political campaigns. They expand our capacity while gaining valuable skills and experiences to advance their environmental careers.

This year, fourteen students joined our team. Already, a number of our FY2022 fellows have moved to exciting Congressional internships and have begun exciting careers at workplaces such as the Massachusetts Climate Action Network, the City of Boston, Small Planet Institute, and HyAxiom, Inc.

14

Fellows and Interns supporting ELM in FY22

135+

Hours campaigning for municipal candidates

Campaign & Advocacy Fellows

  • WILHEMINA BLAKE
    Skidmore College
  • CAROLYN LIU
    Northeastern University
  • LARA CARDUSO
    UMass Boston
  • FATIMA LOPEZ
    UMass Amherst
  • BELYNDA CESAR
    UMass Amherst
  • MAYA MUDGAL
    UMass Boston
  • ROBERT HART
    UMass Amherst
  • KAIYA PATEL
    Northeastern University
  • JUSTIN HONG
    Tufts University
  • ELIJAH RESTUCCIO
    Northeastern University

Interns

  • CAROLINE DAILEY,
    Communications & Development Intern
    Barnard College
  • CHARLOTTE FALL,
    Development Intern
    Northeastern University
  • RACHEL MADISON,
    Offshore Wind Campaign Intern
    Tufts University
  • KELLY TAM,
    Development Intern
    Boston University

Advocacy

Advocacy

For the 2021-2022 legislative session, ELM and the ELM Action Fund strategically selected a set of priorities that built on the framework established by the Next Generation Roadmap Act. We focused on helping Massachusetts achieve our carbon neutrality goals, grow our clean energy economy, and empower historically overburdened and underserved communities.

Our legislative priorities focused on offshore wind, electric vehicles, building decarbonization, waste reduction, environmental justice, and the Green Budget. ELM is proud to have made progress on many of our priorities with the passage of the 2022 Climate and Clean Energy law. We look forward to expanding on this success in the 2023-2024 legislative session.

Green Budget

Environmental agencies play an essential role in protecting our environment, fighting climate change, and preserving our natural resources. Yet only 0.62% of the state’s current operating budget is allocated toward these responsibilities. Our agency funding is insufficient to address the increased threat of climate change.

ELM and the ELM Action Fund championed robust increases for the FY23 Green Budget by lobbying the Legislature and encouraging a total of 194 Action Fund members to send letters to their legislators. Through our efforts, we secured a final budget that includes significant increases in funding for our priority line-items: DCR’s State Parks and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Protection, EEA Climate and Environmental Justice, and the Division of Ecological Restoration. With these additional resources, Massachusetts will be able to move forward in sustaining our communities, protecting public health, and meeting our environmental challenges.

Votes Act

Voting justice is central to the environmental movement. The Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color that are most impacted by environmental threats are also the most likely to face voting roadblocks. When voting restrictions keep underrepresented and environmentally threatened communities from the ballot box, they lose a crucial way to contribute to decisions about air and water pollution, inadequate transportation, and where polluting facilities and infrastructure are sited. The VOTES Act is one of the boldest electoral reforms in Massachusetts history, making vote-by-mail permanent, increasing early in-person voting options, expanding ballot access to incarcerated citizens, and more.

ELM and the ELM Action Fund fought for this legislation alongside a coalition of voter rights organizations lobbying the State House and encouraging Action Fund members to send a total of 281 letters to their legislators. We achieved victory in June 2022 when Governor Baker signed the bill into law. Thanks to this work, there is now statewide noexcuse mail-in-balloting, pre-trial voting, and enhanced automatic registration, all expanding voting access to environmental justice communities across Massachusetts.

Massachusetts’ 2021 Next Generation Roadmap Act is one of the strongest climate laws in the nation. It requires the Commonwealth to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% by 2030, a mere eight years away. This is both a monumental task and an imperative one. Reaching that target will set us on a trajectory to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

The law must now be implemented. ELM, with support from the Conservation Law Foundation, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and Elders Climate Action, created NetZeroMA.org, an online tool that tracks the Commonwealth’s progress toward achieving mandates and deadlines set in the Next Generation Roadmap Act as well as other statutes and executive actions.

The website details each provision and deadline, providing background information and updates about where we have met our commitments, what’s in process, and where Massachusetts is falling short. The Next Generation Roadmap Act was a landmark piece of legislation, but it will require complementary policies to ensure Massachusetts meets our emissions reduction requirements.

The ELM team will continually update NetZeroMA.org to reflect deadlines and progress as additional laws, plans, and orders are put in place.

Visit NetZeroMA.org

With the support of ELM, the Legislature passed robust mandates in 2021 to put Massachusetts on track to a net-zero economy. Now comes the challenge of execution. We need bold strategy, sustained implementation, continuous communication, and transparent accountability if we’re to meet our goals. NetZeroMA.org is an invaluable way for residents and legislators to track progress toward meeting our climate commitments.

STATE SENATOR MICHAEL J. BARRETT Serving the 3rd Middlesex District & Senate Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy

2022 Climate and Clean Energy Bill

ELM advocated tirelessly for the passage of An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind, signed into law in August 2022. ELM’s thoughtful, clear advocacy resulted in a robust bill that prioritized offshore wind, transportation electrification, building decarbonization, and economic inclusion.

In the final months of the session, legislative deadlines and concerns over the lack of alignment between the House’s and Senate’s priorities created uncertainty as to the viability of the legislation. ELM worked with coalition partners, grassroots supporters, and elected officials to underscore the urgency of action in the face of the climate crisis. Inaction on this bill was unacceptable.

ELM coordinated with Massachusetts’ leading businesses and institutions, alongside other leading environmental organizations throughout the Commonwealth, to offer recommendations at every step in the legislative process. During the conference committee negotiation, ELM marshaled public support for a strong bill. Once the bill was finalized and sitting on Governor Baker’s desk, ELM worked to urge him to sign the bill, in the face of a possible veto, which he ultimately did.

Provisions of the Law

Offshore Wind

  • Expands investments into the offshore wind industry
  • Adjusts renewable energy incentives
  • Prioritizes new project plans that include equity and economic inclusion provisions

Transportation

  • Orders all MBTA buses to be electric by 2040
  • Requires all vehicles sold to be zero-emission by 2035
  • Increases incentives and rebates for purchasing electric vehicles (EVs)
  • Builds more EV charging stations

Building Decarbonization

  • Increases data collection of building-related emissions and supported efficiency efforts
  • Creates a pilot program for 10 individual cities and towns to ban fossil-fuel hookups in new construction

Economic Inclusion & Environmental Justice

  • Ensures protections for ratepayers adopting clean energy
  • Empowers MassCEC to fund new clean energy research, build relevant infrastructure, support equitable growth, and expand its workforce development programs

ELM’s Efforts to Pass the Bill

  • Worked with legislators to file an omnibus offshore wind bill at the start of the session, several pieces of which were in the final bill
  • Joined 11 other leading environmental groups to offer comments on the legislation
  • Facilitated a coalition of 31 leading businesses and institutions urging lawmakers to finalize a strong climate bill
  • Co-published an op-ed with the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts highlighting the equity and economic inclusion aspects of the law
  • Elevated the bill’s urgency to the Boston Globe Editorial Board
  • Led a sign-on effort of over 50 organizations supporting funding for the implementation of the climate bill in a related economic development package

ELM Action Fund Members Take Action

  • 289 members urged their State Senator to boost offshore wind resources and decarbonization efforts
  • 252 members wrote their State Senator urging the conference committee to resolve the bill
  • 628 members, including 141 new supporters, sent a letter to Governor Baker urging him to sign the bill into law
Advocacy
Offshore Wind

New England for Offshore Wind

New England is uncommonly well positioned to harness offshore wind—a game-changer for our regional grid. That is why, in 2020, ELM founded the New England for Offshore Wind (NE4OSW) coalition to support the timely and responsible development of this powerful renewable energy resource.

Since then, New England for Offshore Wind has grown into a broad-based coalition of over 100 members representing a diverse array of organizations, institutions, and communities across all six states. NE4OSW is committed to combating climate change by increasing the supply of clean energy to our regional grid through more procurements of responsibly developed offshore wind. The coalition is driven by its core values of respect & responsibility, science-based decision making, equity, and economic justice.

In March 2022, NE4OSW launched Businesses for Offshore Wind (B4OSW), a strategic alliance of 28 New England businesses and institutions. Representing a cross-section of the regional economy, B4OSW amplifies business voices and perspectives in offshore wind advocacy and demonstrates corporate and institutional support for New England for Offshore Wind.

As part of B4OSW’s launch, members sent a letter to the six New England Governors calling for deeper collaboration between their administrations, highlighting offshore wind as a critical shared resource to address climate change, grow the economy, and control energy costs.

Advocacy
Offshore Wind

100+

NE4OSW Members

28

B4OSW Members

4

Bills passed across New England

A New Vision for Transmission

Seeing a need for a bold vision on offshore wind transmission, the full coalition spent the first half of 2022 building consensus on 6 core principles for transmission development for release in FY23. The principles represent the coalition’s goals for development, coordination, and transparency that include labor standards and environmental justice and protection. In June, 38 coalition members urged New England’s governors to seek coordinated, regional offshore wind transmission solutions to avoid high overall financial, environmental, and community impacts of facilities planned for the Northeast coast.

Advocacy
Offshore Wind
Advocacy
Offshore Wind

Offshore wind is a massive opportunity that will create new businesses and thousands of new jobs. Investments in this billion dollar industry will reduce the Commonwealth’s carbon footprint, which limits the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities.

Nicole Obi President & CEO, Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (B4OSW Member)

The ELM Corporate Council launched in 2010 to create a deep working alliance between the private sector and environmental advocates. Growing to 29 members in 2022, the Corporate Council provides opportunities for businesses and institutions leading on sustainability to participate in the legislative process and encourage others in their sector to follow their example. These businesses use their power to help drive policy that promotes a clean, accessible, thriving, and equitable future for the Commonwealth.

This past year, we held two Leader Breakfasts with our members and senior government officials who have authority over our region’s energy and environmental future. In October 2021, ELM and our members sat down with House Chair of Ways & Means Aaron Michlewitz and in March 2022, we met with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. During these conversations, our Corporate Council members discussed how businesses can support the state’s decarbonization efforts and the Mayor’s plans for a Green New Deal city. At our annual Energy & Environmental Policy Briefing in February 2022, the ELM team made the business case for advocacy on the most pertinent policy issues facing Massachusetts, including environmental justice, electric vehicles, and offshore wind.

29

Corporate Council Members

3

Events educating members on advocacy and partnership

31

Institutions calling for a strong climate bill

The ELM Corporate Council has been a valuable partnership for our company. The opportunities ELM have given us to use our voice on Beacon Hill has enabled us to advocate for policies to support a healthy economy, environment, and community.

Bob Rivers Chair & CEO, Eastern Bank
Advocacy
Corporate Council

Business Voices for the 2022 Climate Bill

Through the Corporate Council, ELM activates businesses on environmental policy advocacy to motivate our state lawmakers to address our greatest environmental and economic challenges. In June, we drafted, organized, and coordinated a sign-on letter calling on Massachusetts legislators to finalize an ambitious 2022 climate and clean energy bill. Collaborating with Ceres, Health Care Without Harm, and Second Nature, we recruited 31 leading businesses and institutions to sign the letter, demonstrating their leadership and urging lawmakers to adopt language to:

  • Accelerate the clean energy economy
  • Invest in green infrastructure
  • Prioritize environmental equity and justice

2021 Elections

27

Environmental Champions endorsed by the ELM Action Fund

67%

Elected to Municipal Office

15K+

Doors Knocked for Climate Champions

18

Women Candidates Endorsed

14

Candidates of Color Endorsed

10K+

Get Out the Vote Phone calls
In seven short years, more than a quarter of those serving in elected office in the State House have sought and earned our endorsement. By building relationships early and uplifting champions, we have worked with the Legislature to pass some of the strongest climate laws in the nation.Casey BowersExecutive Director, ELM Action Fund

During the 2021 election cycle, the ELM Action Fund team continued supporting candidates that are committed to policies that meet the scale and urgency of the climate crisis.

In 2021, the team largely focused on backing climate champions running for municipal offices throughout the state. Massachusetts voters proved that running on ambitious environmental plans wins elections. Leaders on clean energy, climate resilience, environmental justice, electrified transportation, and more sailed to victory in every corner of our state. Municipal officials have the ability to implement change at a local level, and we believe that local municipalities have a major role to play in advancing important climate policy.

Kim Driscoll

Lieutenant Governor

With her history of climate action in Salem, we were proud to support her re-election bid for Mayor.

Lydia Edwards

State Senator

We knew she would bring the same enthusiasm for environmental justice and clean energy that she exhibited on the Boston City Council

Etel Haxhiaj

Worcester City Council District 5
The ELM Action Fund is proud of the support we provided Etel Haxhiaj throughout her second run for Worcester City Council. She is the first Muslim American to be elected to the body. A lifelong advocate, she is passionate about providing a safe and healthy environment for Worcester’s residents. Councilor Haxhiaj earned our endorsement when she ran in 2019, a close race she ultimately lost. Her victory during her second run made it clear that increasingly voters seek candidates committed to climate action and environmental justice.

Ruthzee Louijeune

Boston City Council At-Large

Boston’s first Haitian-American City Councilor, she campaigned for fare-free MBTA and for all new buildings to meet net-zero emission standards.

Jared Nicholson

Mayor of Lynn

After three terms on the Lynn School Committee, he ran on a campaign to improve Lynn’s infrastructure against the impacts of climate change.

Green Voter Guide

Since its launch in 2020, the Green Voter Guide continues to be an effective tool for Massachusetts voters who want to cast their vote for an environmental champion. The Green Voter Guide, developed by the ELM Action Fund, allows voters to enter their address and see which candidates on their ballot have earned the endorsement of any of the top five environmental organizations that make endorsements in Massachusetts races.

In the 2021 municipal elections, over 6,000 voters used the Green Voter Guide to find environmental leaders on their ballot.

Visit the Green Voter Guide

Municipal Light Plants

We are proud to have continued our support of climate champions running to serve on Municipal Light Plant (MLP) Boards.

MLPs are municipality-owned power plants designed to provide power to the citizens of that city or town. Elected commissioners have influence over where the town’s energy comes from, implementing energy efficiency programs, setting energy rates, and increasing transparency in the light department. Electing climate champions to MLP Boards can lead to significant changes in a community’s clean energy plans.

Despite the importance of these elections, few voters know about MLPs or turn out to vote. ELM and the ELM Action Fund work to educate voters and drive turnout. On February 22, 2022, ELM co-hosted a webinar, “What are Municipal Plants?” which encouraged community members to get involved with their local MLPs and consider running for office.

In the spring of 2022, we saw an increase in interest from candidates seeking our endorsement. The ELM Action Fund supported eight MLP candidates across six municipalities, including Belmont, Groton, Harvard, Hingham, Hudson, and Reading. We provided support to their local campaigns by creating and sending mailers, hosting phone banks, and mobilizing the ELM Action Fund’s members to turn out to vote.

Our 2022 Winning MLP Candidates

Hingham

Michael Reive

Belmont

Steve Kilonsky

Belmont

Michael Macrae

A Historic Win in Boston

When Michelle Wu launched her campaign for Mayor of Boston in 2020, she made her focus on climate clear. She ran on an environmental justice platform that included a Green New Deal for Boston, marking a major shift in how the city would respond to the growing threat of climate change.

Because of her environmental leadership on the Boston City Council, the ELM Action Fund knew Wu was the leader Boston needed to fight climate change. In addition to our phone banking and door knocking, we organized climate canvasses on her behalf, including a Canvass Kickoff with climate champion Senator Ed Markey.

We have been proud to work alongside Mayor Wu as she begins to put her Boston Green New Deal into action. Within a few months of her inauguration, she signed an ordinance requiring the City of Boston to divest from fossil fuels by 2025 and began to address transportation justice by expanding fare-free public transit to three bus lines.

The first organizations that came out to support my candidacy were clear this was going to be a climate campaign. The leadership of the ELM Action Fund in that space, really pulling together Sierra Club and Sunrise and the activist energy on the ground, to say ‘we are teaming up.’ That has already given me so much wind in the first seven months to make changes.

Michelle Wu Mayor of Boston, at an ELM Action Fund event in June 2022

Michelle Wu: Climate Champion

To support Michelle Wu’s historic candidacy for Boston City Hall, the ELM Action Fund launched an independent expenditure (IE) in August 2021.

Through the IE, we:

  • Raised and invested over $250K to support her candidacy
  • Earned over 2M views with our digital video ads
  • Reached over 90K voters through targeted ads
  • Targeted 15K high-propensity voters with our mail program
  • Launched michellewuclimatechampion.com, earning over 8K visits
  • Elevated her climate platform to boost proactive press coverage and to gain visibility for our IE PAC’s growing influence

Events

3.5K+

Post-event Streams of ELM's Virtual Events

1620

People Engaged by Candidate Forums

Green and Equitable Jobs Roundtable

On November 15, 2021, ELM held a roundtable discussion at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT). U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, and former Mayor Kim Janey, alongside a number of state legislators and environmental justice advocates, gathered in support of the Build Back Better Bill.

Attendees had the opportunity to join a class for heat pump demonstration and toured the HVAC and electric vehicles facilities where BFIT students train in the necessary skills to join the growing green economy. The event demonstrated BFIT’s efforts to represent the diversity of the Commonwealth in the clean energy workforce and brought together public officials who are working to decrease emissions and build resilient communities.

Exploring the Promise of Fusion

On December 8, 2021, ELM co-hosted the Promise of Fusion Energy & the Challenges Ahead, in which a group of advocates, businesses, and government officials met to discuss the potential of fusion energy as a source of carbon-free energy and listen to experts’ briefings on its challenges and opportunities for Massachusetts and the world. With world-leading research and development here in Massachusetts, ELM has been educating ourselves and our stakeholders on the current technology, gaps, and risks in order to be better equipped to shape funding and regulatory decisions.

Candidate Forum: Boston City Council District 1

On April 4, 2022, ELM held the Boston City Council District 1 Candidate Forum alongside GreenRoots and the PUEBLO coalition. Gabriela Coletta and Tania Del Rio, the two candidates who competed for the district seat that represents residents of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End, joined ELM and responded to crucial questions related to environmental justice issues impacting the district. The residents of Boston’s 1st District are overburdened by environmental challenges such as frequent flooding and air pollution, and ELM gave them a chance to hear the candidates explain their plans for addressing the impending climate crisis. By facilitating open discussions about environmental challenges and solutions, ELM encourages residents to vote for candidates that prioritize building a thriving, green, and equitable community.

Candidate Forum:

Massachusetts Governor

On April 27, 2022, ELM held the Candidate Forum on Energy & the Environment for the MA Governor’s Race at WBUR CitySpace and streamed it online. The forum included candidates Sonia Chang-Diaz, State Senator for MA 2nd Suffolk District, and Maura Healey, Massachusetts Attorney General. All candidates were invited to participate.

The candidates discussed their plans for renewable energy, clean transportation, environmental justice, resilient communities, and more, and provided voters insight into their environmental priorities. Massachusetts’ next governor will be faced with crucial decisions on how we build a carbon-neutral, green, and equitable Commonwealth; by hosting this event, ELM gave voters a chance to educate themselves on how the candidates will address environmental challenges, and who will make Massachusetts a leader.

Earth Night is Back

On May 19 we held our 25th Earth Night celebration under a tent overlooking Boston Harbor at the New England Aquarium. We enjoyed hosting almost 300 guests for our first in-person Earth Night in three years.

We gathered friends from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to honor this year’s theme – the intersection of climate, health, and equity. Our Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Awards recognized those who have worked at this nexus.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, we raised over $280,000 to support our mission, almost doubling our record!

281

Earth Night Attendees

66

Earth Night Sponsors

I am honored to be awarded a Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Award. The ELM team has been an invaluable partner. The advocacy of their dedicated and knowledgeable staff has helped pass transformative legislation, including the Next Generation Climate Roadmap Act. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with ELM on policy that meets the moment and builds a resilient and equitable green economy.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOAN MESCHINO Serving the 3rd Plymouth District

Congratulations to Our Five Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Awardees

State Representative Joan Meschino, for leading the charge to pass one of the strongest climate laws in the nation.

María Belén Power and Andrea Nyamekye, for organizing and leading a movement to codify protections for the marginalized, overburdened, and vulnerable people across Massachusetts.

Mass General Brigham, for using their power, influence, and expertise to advocate for policy to build a healthier, more sustainable, more equitable Commonwealth.

Jeremy Grantham, CBE, for decades of transformational investments in advocacy, innovation, and technology to address the climate crisis.

Financials
Financial Snapshot

The Environmental League of Massachusetts

Income: $2,185,911
Expenses: $1,426,123

ELM Action Fund

Income: $814,237
Expenses: $827,505

Corporate and Foundation Support

  • AMALGAMATED BANK
  • AMERESCO
  • ANBARIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
  • AVANGRID RENEWABLES
  • A.D. MAKEPEACE
  • BANK OF AMERICA
  • BARR FOUNDATION
  • BEMIS ASSOCIATES
  • BIOGEN
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS
  • BLUEWAVE CAPITAL
  • BROWN ADVISORY
  • CAPE AIR
  • THE CHARLOTTE FOUNDATION
  • CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR OF ARLINGTON
  • CME ENERGY
  • COMMONWEALTH FUSION SYSTEMS
  • DEMPSEY, LUCEY AND ASSOCIATES
  • ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR
  • ERNST & YOUNG
  • ESSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
  • FIELDS POND FOUNDATION
  • THE FINE FUND
  • FIRSTLIGHT POWER SERVICES
  • FIRST PARISH IN MILTON
  • FOLEY HOAG
  • FORM ENERGY
  • FRAMINGHAM FRIENDS MEETING
  • HALEY & ALDRICH
  • JOHN E ROSENTHAL CHARITABLE TRUST
  • KEARNEY, DONOVAN & MCGEE PC
  • LAWRENCE AND LILLIAN SOLOMON
  • FOUNDATION
  • LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
  • LOCAL 103 I.B.E.W.
  • MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM
  • MASSACHUSETTS AFL-CIO
  • MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE
  • MASSACHUSETTS CLEAN ENERGY CENTER
  • MILLIPORE SIGMA CORPORATION
  • MINTZ LEVIN
  • MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
  • MORGAN STANLEY
  • M.O.S.E.S.
  • NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
  • NOVARTIS
  • ØRSTED
  • PLYMOUTH ROCK ASSURANCE
  • PNC BANK
  • THE NEIL AND ANNA RASMUSSEN FOUNDATION
  • SERLIN HALEY
  • SMITH, COSTELLO & CRAWFORD
  • STOP & SHOP COMMUNITY BAG PROGRAM
  • TAKEDA
  • TRILLIUM ASSET MANAGEMENT
  • TRIUMVIRATE ENVIRONMENTAL
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
  • VANASSE HANGEN BRUSTLIN
  • THE WANG FOUNDATION
  • WOMBLE, BOND, DICKINSON

Individual Support

$10,000+

  • ANONYMOUS
  • GORDON BURNES AND SUZIE TAPSON
  • ALEXI AND STEVEN CONINE
  • RALPH EARLE AND JANE MENDILLO
  • GEOFFREY FREEMAN AND MARJORIE FINDLAY
  • ROBERT AND GLENDA FISHMAN
  • NANCY HAMMOND
  • JORDAN HITCH
  • PAM KOHLBERG AND CURT GREER
  • TED LADD
  • PAMELA LOWRY AND ALLEN T. ROZELLE
  • BILL LUNDBERG AND YENKUEI CHUANG
  • MARGARET MCCLAMROCH
  • DR. ROBERT AND VERONICA PETERSEN
  • ALEX SHORTS
  • CATHLEEN AND JAMES STONE
  • PHILIP AND TAMAR ROSENBLUM WARBURG

$5,000-$9,999

  • DYLAN ARMAJANI
  • RAY AND GRACE CICCOLO
  • SETH JAFFE AND GENIA LONG
  • ANDY AND LISA MIMS
  • ISABEL GRANTHAM RAPPOPORT AND JOHN RAPPOPORT
  • ANN FOWLER WALLACE AND BRAD WALLACE

$1,000-$4,999

  • NANCY AND REINIER BEEUWKES
  • JON BERNSTEIN AND MARTINA ALBRIGHT
  • PHYLLIS BLACK
  • KEVIN AND DEBBIE BLOCK-SCHWENK
  • ALEX BOK
  • LALOR BURDICK
  • GEOFFREY CHASIN
  • ADAM COHEN AND ELIZABETH EATON
  • STEPHEN CROSBY AND HELEN STRIEDER
  • KRISTINA EGAN AND ALAN CARON
  • ANDREW FALENDER
  • HERMANN AND KATE FIELD
  • GERTRUD AND ROBERT FONDREN
  • DOUGLAS FOY
  • PHIL GIUDICE
  • BOB CHILDS AND HILARY GRAHAM
  • PAM KOHLBERG AND CURT GREER
  • NICHOLAS AND MARJORIE GREVILLE
  • PETER AND SUE GRUBER
  • MARGERY HAMLEN
  • WHITNEY AND ELIZABETH HATCH
  • THE HONORABLE JONATHAN HECHT AND LORA SABIN
  • SCOTT HOWARD
  • ANNE KELLY
  • CHRISTOPHER AND SUSAN MORSER KLEM
  • VIRGINIA LAWRENCE
  • STEPHEN LEONARD
  • VICTORIA AND PETE LOWELL
  • DHIRAJ MALKANI
  • RICK MATTILA AND SHARON PREHN
  • BRADLEY MCLEAN
  • CHRISTOPHER AND CAROLYN MILLER
  • ROB MOIR AND TONI CZEKANSKI
  • RONALD AND WANDA MOURANT
  • PETER AND BEATRICE NESSEN
  • JAMES OTTAWAY
  • PETE AND SARAH PEDERSEN
  • BARBARA PENN
  • DANIEL PERLMAN
  • TOM AND PAT KING POWERS
  • ANN AND JIM ROOSEVELT
  • GWEN RUTA
  • TAMARA SCIPIONE (JARDINE)
  • BETTY SHEA
  • DEBBIE SLOTPOLE
  • NANCY SOULETTE
  • ROBERT AND NAOMI TUCHMANN
  • SUSAN AND DAVID TURNBULL
  • MARY ALLEN WILKES
  • KELSEY WIRTH AND SAMUEL MYERS

$500-$999

  • ANONYMOUS
  • GEORGE BACHRACH AND SUSAN CENTOFANTI
  • WHITNEY BEALS AND PAMELA ESTY
  • TOM AND SARA CABOT
  • CHARLES AND LAEL CHESTER
  • WILLIAM AND NANCY CONSTABLE
  • DAVE DAMM-LUHR
  • LAURA EVANS DURANT
  • IRENE GREIF AND ALBERT MEYER
  • GORDON HALL AND CAROLYN TAFT KNOWLTON
  • DONNA HAZARD
  • DICK AND SARAH HENRY
  • FREDERICK HEWETT
  • RON HIRSCHBERG AND SANDRA TANEN
  • NAMRITA KAPUR AND TOM DEWINTER
  • KENNETH KIMMELL AND SUZANNE BERNE
  • KEVIN KNOBLOCH
  • ROBERT LAWRENCE
  • BRUCE AND DEBBIE LENAHAN
  • THOMAS LEWIS AND AILENE ROBINSON
  • PETER AND BABETTE LORING
  • BRAD AND SHARON MALT
  • NOEL MANN
  • BENJAMIN METCALF
  • BARBARA MEYER
  • ANDREW MYERS
  • ANNE ST. GOAR AND SHIPPEN PAGE
  • SAMUEL PLIMPTON AND WENDY SHATTUCK
  • MARILYN SMITH AND CHARLES FREIFELD
  • CYNTHIA SOMMER AND ANDREW BALDER
  • TOM TARPEY AND CC KING
  • MICHAEL THORNTON
  • ERIC AND LAURIE VAN LOON
  • HENRY AND ANNIE WOOLSEY
  • ZAURIE ZIMMERMAN

$100-499

  • ANONYMOUS (X5)
  • SUSAN ABRAMS
  • BROCK ADLER AND DIANA ABRAMO
  • SUSAN ALTMAN
  • JAMIE ARAUJO
  • JEFFREY AXELROD
  • VICTOR BALTERA
  • CYNTHIA BARAKATT AND RICHARD BIZZOZERO
  • SHARON BARRETT
  • MARIA AND JOHN BARTLETT
  • GAURAB BASU
  • JAMES BECKER AND ABER LYNCH
  • VALERIE BRADLEY AND LEWIS SARGENTICH
  • CHRIS BRESNAHAN
  • HAILEY BRODERICK
  • MARK SMITH AND ELIZABETH BROWN
  • REBECCA BRUYN
  • PHILIP AND HILARY BURLING
  • NICHOLAS CAPLAN
  • JONDAVID CHESLOFF
  • BRIAN AND ALISON CLEW
  • JANE COE
  • STEVEN COHEN
  • THE HONORABLE THOMAS CONROY
  • NATHANIEL S. AND CATHERINE E. COOLIDGE
  • SEAN COUGHLIN
  • JOHN AND MARITTA CRONIN
  • SUSAN CURRY
  • CYNTHIA CURTIS
  • SHERRIE CUTLER
  • JOANNE D’ALCOMO AND STEPHEN ELMAN
  • CAROLYN AND RON DANN
  • JOHN DEMPSEY AND MARY SCOTT
  • DIANE DEPASO AND DAVID PINALS
  • PATRICK DIAZ AND LIZ WEAVER
  • T. WILLIAM AND BARBARA DONNELLY
  • CAROLINE TURNBULL DORAN
  • JOSEPH DORANT AND STACEY HERMAN
  • THE HONORABLE BENJAMIN DOWNING
  • GOVERNOR MICHAEL DUKAKIS AND KATHARINE DUKAKIS
  • MARY ELLS
  • WILLIAM ELSBREE
  • J. BRANDON WILSON-EVITT AND STEVEN EVITT
  • KATIE AND JAMIE FAGAN
  • PRISCILLA GEIGIS AND KURT GAERTNER
  • JAMES GOMES
  • JANICE AND RALPH HALPERN
  • MARCIA AND BILL HARRIS
  • ROBERT AND PRISCILLA HAYES
  • B.J. AND LINDA HERBISON
  • ANN AND HERBERT HERSHFANG
  • ROBERTA HODSON
  • SARAH HONG
  • PHILIP AND HOLIDAY HOUCK
  • REP. MICHELLE CICCOLO AND PHILIP JACKSON
  • LYMAN JACKSON
  • GENE AND JUDY JACOBS
  • SHERRY WINKELMAN AND DIAB JERIUS
  • JAIME JIMENEZ
  • ALLAN JOHANNESEN
  • ALEXANDER JOVANOVIC
  • KENNETH AND LAUREL KAHN
  • PETER AND PAMELA KANE
  • ALEXANDER AND NICOLLE KEALLY
  • ARCH HORST AND KATE KIRBY
  • STEF KOMOROWSKI
  • SHAWN KONARY
  • JANET KRAUS
  • LOUISE AND DAVID KRESS
  • SHULAMIT KAHN AND KEVIN LANG
  • MONICA AND MICHAEL LEHNER
  • SAMUEL LEUSCHNER
  • ALAN AND BETH LEVINE
  • BETSY LEWENBERG
  • HELEN LOZORAITIS
  • THOMAS LUCK AND ELIZABETH KIDDER
  • FRANCES AND ROBERT LUDWIG
  • CYNTHIA LUPPI
  • JUDITH MACK
  • KAREN MAUNEY-BRODEK
  • JASON MATHERS AND NATHALIE HIGHLAND
  • TED MCCARTHY
  • ANNE MCSHANE
  • ELLEN AND JAMES MEADORS
  • GRETA MESZOELY
  • PETER MEYER AND EILEEN LYNCH
  • PAMELA MILLIGAN AND RICHARD HENIGE
  • MARVIN AND DOLORES MITCHELL
  • JAMES MNOOKIN
  • DAVID MOON
  • JOEL MOONEY
  • PAULINA MORATORE
  • SANDHYA MURALI
  • SEANAN MURPHY
  • JIM NEUMANN
  • IAN NISBET
  • RICHARD PARKER
  • WILLIAM PATTERSON
  • RICHARD AND CYNTHIA PERKINS
  • ASHEEN PHANSEY
  • CLAUDIA PHILLIPS
  • KEN PHILLIPS
  • MARY PHILLIPS
  • MALCOLM PITTMAN
  • KENNETH PRUITT
  • JOHN AND CYNTHIA QUEALY
  • SUSAN RAPOPORT
  • JOHN REINHARDT
  • MAIJA PRATT ROJAS
  • MARK ROOPENIAN
  • STEVEN M. AND SUSAN ROTHSTEIN
  • WENDY RUNDLE
  • CARLTON AND LORNA RUSSELL
  • JEN AND JASON RYAN
  • MARY RYAN
  • ALLYSON SAND
  • ELLEN SARKISIAN
  • ROBERT SCHLAUCH AND PHYLLIS JEN
  • ROBERT SPILLMAN AND LANA SEGUIN-SPILLMAN
  • ELECTA SEVIER AND JOS NICHOLAS
  • MARTIN SILBERBERG
  • RICHARD AND MARSHA SIRULL
  • ADAM SMITH
  • PETER SMITH
  • SUE AND WALTER STAFFORD
  • NATHANIEL STEVENS
  • SARAH STEWART
  • THE HONORABLE WARREN AND CAROLYN TOLMAN
  • ABBY TOMLINSON
  • ALLAN AND BARBARA TOSTI
  • BENJAMIN UNDERWOOD
  • KYLE VANGEL
  • LISA VERNEGAARD
  • CHRISTINE VONDER HAAR
  • KENNETH AND MARIANNE WAGNER
  • BOB WEGGEL
  • CATHY WESTON
  • RICK WEYERHAEUSER AND ANNIE BREWSTER
  • PEG WHEELER
  • KAREN WIENER AND RICHARD NORTHEY
  • ANDY AND MYRALEE WILSON
  • ELISABETH WINEBERG
  • HOWARD AND CANDICE WOLK
  • CHRIS AND JENNIFER ZANNETOS
  • CHARLOTTE ZELLE
  • GABRIELE ZIJDERVELD
  • CATHERINE ZUSY AND SAMUEL KENDALL

$25-99

  • ANONYMOUS (X5)
  • KATHERINE ABBOTT
  • SAGAL ALISALAD
  • ANN AUSTIN
  • MARGHERITA BALDWIN
  • SAM AND MARIE BARTLETT
  • JEFF BERG
  • HOWARD AND DEBORAH BERNSTEIN
  • JULIA BLATT
  • ALISON BOWDEN
  • EMMA BROWN
  • SHAYLA BROWN-PEDDY
  • SEN. WILLIAM BROWNSBERGER
  • ANNIE BRUCE
  • GLENN CARLE
  • JOHN CHAMBLISS
  • HEATHER AND CLARY CLISH
  • SUSANNA COLLOREDO-MANSFELD
  • CLIFFORD AND ROXANNE COOK
  • CLAIRE CORCORAN
  • ERIC CORNETTA
  • TIM CRONIN
  • CLAIRE CURRAN
  • CHARLES DEKNATEL
  • CARL DIERKER
  • CHARLES DIETRICK
  • ANITA ROY DOBBS
  • DANIELLE DOLAN
  • JANET DOMENITZ
  • MARK EDIGER
  • JANE AND MURRAY EISENBERG
  • SEN. JAMES ELDRIDGE
  • JOHANNES EPKE
  • WILLIAM AND VIRGINIA FADDEN
  • LYNDA FERRARI
  • ANNE FORBES
  • MARYANNA FOSKETT
  • JOHN FOSTER
  • CATHERINE GARNETT
  • JULIE MCNULTY GARVEY
  • LAURIE GATES
  • ERIK GEHRING AND JULIE WRIGHT
  • ARLEN GOULD
  • ELLEN GUGEL AND STEVE MUNDEN
  • PETER HOFMAN
  • RICHARD AND JUDITH HOWE
  • ROBB JOHNSON
  • RON JOSEPH
  • DAVID AND JUDITH KESSLER
  • DALE KLINE
  • JOSH KNOX
  • ELLIOTT AND SHARON KREFETZ
  • JOE KRIESBERG
  • BETTY KRIKORIAN
  • BETH LAMBERT
  • KATHARINE LANGE
  • PAUL LAUENSTEIN AND LEONA FRIEDMAN
  • VICTORIA LEFEVRE
  • CASSIDY LEIGHT
  • THOMAS LINCOLN
  • REP. JAY LIVINGSTONE
  • SUSAN LIVINGSTON
  • CHRISTINE LOJKO
  • STEPHEN LONG AND JOANNE BISSETTA
  • CAROL LORENTE
  • DEB MARKOWITZ
  • JENNA MASSOUD
  • KAREN MAUNEY-BRODEK
  • MIKAELA HONDROS MCCARTHY
  • IMMACULATE MCHOME
  • MARY MCMAHON
  • ALICE MILLER
  • JUDITH MIZNER
  • ROSEMARIE MULLIN
  • EMILY MYRON
  • JESS NAHIGIAN
  • HARRY NEWELL
  • MAUREEN NORMAN
  • JAMES AND ANN MARIE O’CONNELL
  • MICHAEL O’CONNOR
  • PETER O’KELLY
  • LINDA AND TOBY OREL
  • JOSH OSTROFF
  • REP. STEVE OWENS
  • KIRSTIE PECCI
  • PATRICIA RACKOWSKI
  • BRIAN AND SHEILA REHRIG
  • LAWRENCE ROGOVIN
  • MARCIA COOPER AND JEFFREY ROSENBERG
  • DANIEL RUBEN
  • ANDREW RUSSELL
  • CAROL RUTSTEIN
  • EMMALADD SHEPHERD
  • EDWARD SIEGFRIED
  • CAITLIN PEALE SLOAN
  • ELEANOR SMITH
  • LENA SMOOT
  • DEAN SPENCER AND KATE SEEGER
  • PAUL TAMBACAS
  • JULIE TAYLOR
  • ROSEMARY TORPEY
  • ANNA VANDERSPEK
  • WINSTON VAUGHAN
  • SHERRY WEILAND
  • HASKELL WERLIN
  • BEVERLY WOODWARD AND PAUL MONSKY
  • GEORGE AND KATHARINE WOODWELL

Action Fund Supporters

  • ANONYMOUS
  • EDWARD ARMSTRONG
  • GLEB BAHMUTOV
  • CYNTHIA BLOOMQUIST
  • ALEX BOK
  • JOAN BOK
  • SHEILA BURKUS
  • PATRICIA CHORY
  • TIMOTHY CRONIN
  • STEPHEN CROSBY AND HELEN STRIEDER
  • SARAH CULLINAN
  • ROBERT ECCLES
  • ENERGY ACTION FUND
  • ANDREW FALENDER
  • DOUGLAS FOY
  • NICHOLAS AND MARJORIE GREVILLE
  • GORDON HALL AND CAROLYN TAFT KNOWLTON
  • CHRISTOPHER AND SUSAN MORSER KLEM
  • NANCY HAMMOND
  • DONNA HESS
  • FREDERICK HEWETT
  • JOAN HILL
  • ALLAN JOHANNESEN
  • NICK AND BICKY KELLEY
  • STEF KOMOROWSKI
  • NATALIA LINOS
  • JAY AND PATRICIA LORSCH
  • ROGER LUCKMANN
  • ASHEEN PHANSEY
  • KEN PRUITT AND TERESA DOKSUM
  • LYNN AND ROGER READ
  • RICH ROSENBERRY
  • TEDD AND ELLA SAUNDERS
  • MARY SHERMAN
  • ANNE STETSON
  • TOM TARPEY AND CC KING
  • LAWRENCE YU

Thank you to all of our donors for supporting our purpose to secure the health and wellbeing of the environment and of future generations.

Massachusetts has long been a public policy leader, and now we have the opportunity to lead the nation in developing and implementing policies to create a more sustainable and healthy future for us all. Our priorities are grounded in science and scaled to match the challenges we face. We will advocate for policies that help Massachusetts achieve our carbon neutrality goals, grow our clean energy economy, and empower historically overburdened and underserved communities.

Gordon Burnes Board Chair, Environmental League of Massachusetts

Since its founding in 2015, the ELM Action Fund has been reshaping our Commonwealth for the better. Voters are increasingly calling for decisive, forward-looking climate action. Our work expands the realm of what is possible by educating and electing leaders across the state with the vision, ambition, and courage to fight for our future.

Alex Bok Board Chair, The ELM Action Fund

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