For Isabel, a 15-year-old sophomore at Boston Latin School, climate change is a big concern. That’s why, last November, Isabel and three other teens, alongside CLF and the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, sued the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for not meeting key obligations of the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act.
Virginia (Gina) Foote is the Director of Impact Investment at CLF, where she helps develop market-based solutions to address New England’s environmental problems. Gina oversees three impact funds co-sponsored by CLF: the Healthy Neighborhood Equity Fund I and II, and the Healthy Retail and Commerce Fund. Gina and her team are growing CLF’s portfolio of… Continue reading Virginia Foote
When it comes to clean water in New England, two big challenges stand in the way: nutrient pollution and stormwater runoff. CLF is working to solve these challenges by pushing local and state governments and the EPA to enforce clean water laws and hold polluters accountable for their damage.
“New Englanders living in low-income and communities of color are more deeply impacted by our current environmental challenges than society at large,” says Veronica Eady. That’s why CLF, in collaboration with community groups and residents in environmental justice communities, is working to reduce the environmental hazards that threaten public health across New England.
Allison Lorenc is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Ocean Conservation Program. In this role she monitors developing regulations related to fisheries management, habitat protection, and other ocean program campaigns. She also conducts outreach to and educates ocean stakeholders on CLF’s ocean conservation initiatives. Allison began working at CLF in 2014 as the Ocean Conservation… Continue reading Allison Lorenc
While it does not replace good legal counsel, this Guide sets a framework to help entrepreneurs understand how different business structures can impact their criteria and goals. Though we initially intended to create a guide specifically for local food enterprises, the information and themes proved to be universal, and so we offer this industry agnostic guide.
Carol Gregory is the Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing for CLF. In this role Carol develops and oversees external communication and marketing initiatives including media relations, online engagement, and development communications. Carol has more than 20 years of strategic communications, marketing, and broadcast journalism experience. Following a career in television, where she produced… Continue reading Carol Gregory
It’s tempting to leave the problem of stormwater runoff to cities, towns, and businesses. But our houses also takes away the landscape’s ability to soak up precipitation naturally. Solutions to start greening our home landscapes, however, can be as simple as buying a rain barrel and planting a rain garden.
CLF and our partners are championing a new approach to managing stormwater. Green infrastructure is about trying to design our built environment in a way that restores the ability of the landscape to soak up precipitation and filter out pollutants before the runoff reaches our waterways.
In 2012, CLF started questioning New Jersey–based developer Footprint Power’s proposal to build a natural-gas-fired power plant to replace Salem Harbor Station, the polluting coal-fired plant slated to close in June of 2014. Proponents argued the plant would be cleaner, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CLF challenged those assumptions.