Market Strategies

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Market Strategies

Investing in New England’s Future We’re helping New England shift to a green economy – one that’s low carbon and sustainable, and that provides opportunities for all people across the region. Using market-oriented strategies, we are helping to protect and restore nature, positively impact the health of people living in low-income neighborhoods, and ease our…

Publications
Conservation Matters Spring 2015: Year in Review

Defending Our Climate: Massachusetts Youth Take Action on Climate Change… Stormwater Challenge: One Family’s Fight to Hold Polluters Accountable… Our Fisheries Future: A Lifelong Fisherman’s View… A Leg Up for Local Food: Legal Services Food Hub Lends a Hand to Farmers and Food Businesses… Building Healthy Communities One Neighborhood at a Time

Conservation Matters Articles
Building Healthy Neighborhoods
by Laurie O'Reilly

Today, record numbers of Americans suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma, which are strongly influenced by their neighborhood and environmental conditions. At the same time, traditional sources of public funding for development are drying up, making the vision of a healthy community harder to realize.

Conservation Matters Articles
A Model Investment
by Laurie O'Reilly

With healthcare costs and rates of obesity and other chronic disease soaring – especially among low-income populations – community groups and public health organizations are increasingly aware that improving neighborhood environments can boost health outcomes. But, traditional financing sources simply aren’t capable of addressing those needs at the project level.

Campaigns
Closing Yankee Nuclear Power Station

Figuring Out What’s Next for a Closed Nuclear Plant Yankee Atomic Electric Company (YAEC) sought assistance with all non-radiological aspects of decommissioning the 160 MW Yankee Nuclear Power Station along the shores of Sherman Reservoir in Rowe, Massachusetts, including site closure, stakeholder outreach and communications, and property disposition. CLF in Action CLF Ventures conceptualized, designed,…

Campaigns
Connecting People & Resources

Making the Best Decisions for Communities and the Environment The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), a state agency devoted to accelerating clean energy development and jobs in Massachusetts, needed to deepen its knowledge about the potential for wind projects in local communities, while also better understanding the perceived negative effects. MassCEC engaged CLF Ventures to…

Campaigns
Growing Innovative Clean Technology

Getting New Clean Tech to Market Bilge water collects in the hull of ships and must be emptied regularly to maintain ship stability. Because it is often contaminated with oil and grease, bilge water poses a pollution threat in ports and to marine life. Additionally, discharges from ships that travel to different ports around the…