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.
Increased Carbon Sequestration: Another Reason to Hug a Tree posted on Nov 6
Over the course of more than 20 years, a recent Harvard Study found that with longer growing seasons eastern forests are sequestering more carbon than ever before—as much as 26 million metric tons more. And the Massachusetts forests were already doing a lot to offset our …Continue Reading Increased Carbon Sequestration: Another Reason to Hug a Tree
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October posted on Oct 29
October’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Steve Golson who photographed Hereford beef cattle at Sorli Farm in Carlisle. Sorli Farm has been operated by three generations of the Sorli family since 1745. The family purchased the land in 1914, so it’s fitting that the …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October
Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure posted on Sep 30
Wood, one of the oldest building materials in human history, might also be the greenest.