This past Earth Day, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan hosted the first ever Secretariat-led Twitter Town Hall in Massachusetts history. We put together a team of experts from across the EEA family and were blown away by the variety and depth of the questions we received. From passionate concerns about climate change to fervent support of local farmers to questions about electric vehicle adoption, we learned a lot about what the public thinks and talks about.
Secretary Sullivan was thrilled by the response and stayed to answer questions for an additional 30 minutes. Below, we’ve compiled the #EarthDayMA questions and answers from the Twitter Town Hall to preserve this great discussion and reflect on what the Twitter public was thinking on April 22, 2014.
Calling All Insect-Loving Volunteers! posted on Jul 30
I always thought wasps were the bad guys growing up. But smokey-winged beetle bandit wasps (Cerceris fumipennis) are actually the good guys – used to kill off an invasive species. This specific type of wasp (that does not sting) catches Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a …Continue Reading Calling All Insect-Loving Volunteers!
A Whale of a License Plate posted on Jul 28
Wish your license plate was more identifiable? Want to save whales? Well, there is a way to achieve both of these at once. Perhaps the old saying about hitting two birds with one stone should be “do two cool things with one easy payment to the …Continue Reading A Whale of a License Plate
Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster posted on Jul 23
Everything that you have been told about lobsters is a lie. Okay, maybe not everything. But despite the popularity of the lobster industry (and it’s a very popular industry—bringing in over $53 million dollars in Massachusetts alone), many popular beliefs about the lobster’s existence are …Continue Reading Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster