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.
Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence posted on Jul 15
In late April, Governor Deval Patrick and former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan joined Mayor Dan Rivera and Senator Barry Finegold to make an exciting announcement. Governor Patrick announced a $2.75 million investment in Lawrence’s Ferrous Site to acquire a three acre …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence
2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July posted on Jul 1
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Asparagus: A Massachusetts Tradition posted on Jun 18
Asparagus is one of the first spring crops we harvest here in Massachusetts. It found its way to Massachusetts in the late 1700’s by way of colonist from the Netherlands who settled in West Brookfield. In the late 19th century Concord began its agricultural focus …Continue Reading Asparagus: A Massachusetts Tradition