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Category Archives: Accessibility

EEA to host first Twitter Town Hall on Earth Day Posted on Apr 14

EEA to host first Twitter Town Hall on Earth Day

  Hello, I’m Rick Sullivan, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and this coming Earth Day, I invite you to talk with the EEA team and me directly about everything energy and environment-related that the Patrick Administration has accomplished. EEA will host its first   …Continue Reading EEA to host first Twitter Town Hall on Earth Day

Park Profiles: Meagan Pelletier, Camp STAR Angelina, Springfield Posted on Mar 18

Park Profiles: Meagan Pelletier, Camp STAR Angelina, Springfield

This is the first in a series of blog posts on the investments the Patrick Administration has made in parks, outdoor recreation and the people our parks programs affect.  Governor Patrick likes to say that “policy only matters at the point that it touches people.”    …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Meagan Pelletier, Camp STAR Angelina, Springfield

The MassDEP Experience: Helping Businesses Become Environmentally Friendly Posted on Feb 11

The IRS. The Principal’s office. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). They aren’t always embraced with open arms by taxpayers, students or business owners. Such was the case for David Amanti, CEO of Advance Manufacturing Co. Inc., in Westfield, Mass. “No one ever wants   …Continue Reading The MassDEP Experience: Helping Businesses Become Environmentally Friendly

Happy (Day After) Groundhog Day! Posted on Feb 3

Happy (Day After) Groundhog Day!

Cold weather inspiring you to hibernate? Ready for spring to come soon, preferably tomorrow? If you believe in superstition, Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog from the town of Punxsutawney in Pennsylvania, has seen his shadow and revealed that we’re getting six more week of winter. But   …Continue Reading Happy (Day After) Groundhog Day!

My Time at EEA Posted on Jan 6

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is quite the mouthful to say every time someone asked where I would be interning for the fall semester of 2013. I could have said ‘EEA,’ but I would have ended up having to explain what   …Continue Reading My Time at EEA

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month! Posted on Mar 5

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio March is Massachusetts Maple Month and all this month we’re having events throughout the state to celebrate! This weekend celebrate Maple Sugar Festival at the Blue Hills Reservation in   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month!

Weekly Outdoor Events December 10-December 16: A Variety of Events Posted on Dec 10

Weekly Outdoor Events December 10-December 16: A Variety of Events

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio This week offers a variety of outdoor events, ranging from education to straight up fun! Enjoy the following activities: If you’re looking for some ice skating excitement, then the Adaptive   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 10-December 16: A Variety of Events

Weekly outdoor events: The Harbor Islands! Posted on Aug 15

Weekly outdoor events: The Harbor Islands!

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Are you looking for a getaway that's close to home but feels like an adventure? The natural, cultural and recreational resources available to the public make the Boston Harbor Islands a   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events: The Harbor Islands!

Video of the week: Explore our community parks Posted on Jun 21

Video of the week: Explore our community parks

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Just in time for summer, Massachusetts EEA Secretary Richard Sullivan talks about Massachusetts' community parks and shares some recent images from across the state of recently built or upgraded parks.   …Continue Reading Video of the week: Explore our community parks

Accessible Winter Activities Posted on Dec 21

Accessible Winter Activities

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is kicking off its Universal Access Program winter activities season! Running through March, this program was created to make outdoor recreation in   …Continue Reading Accessible Winter Activities