Read> Salem, other communities get boosts for recycling programs

Aug 20, 2018

State officials cut $2.6 million in checks to towns and cities across Massachusetts yesterday, and they paper-clipped a pretty straight-forward message for communities to share: you’re good at recycling, but we want you to be great.

Read> SalemRecycles reflects on a decade of making Salem greener

May 16, 2018

SalemRecycles committee members received special commendation from state Rep. Paul Tucker and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll for the committee’s 10 years of helping to make Salem of  the North Shore’s greenest cities.

Read> SalemRecycles Breathes Life into Broken Treasures

Aug 10, 2017

Read> Salem is taking on climate change

Wednesday January 11, 2017

Salem – For coastal cities, it’s a matter of urgency

Read> NationSwell:Preserving the Environment

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Marblehead Bans Plastic bags : The decision was made to ban both plastic bags and Styrofoam, despite a spirited dissent from a large minority. Voters weighed the impact on the town’s health and environment against an aversion for setting bans on residents.

Read> The  Salem News

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Salem – Footprint Power Plant Appeal Dropped; 1 more still outstanding.

Read> The  Salem News

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Salem – Retiring Coal Plants challenged by natural gas, tough regulations.

Read> The Boston Globe

Monday, March 10, 2014

Salem – Footprint power plant hit with new appeal.

Read> The Salem News

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SALEM — Salem power plant hit with new appeal:

Read> The Salem News

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SALEM — Why Recycle? The Salem Recycling Committee weighs in.

Read> Salem Patch

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SALEM — A clean resolution for Salem power plant controversy

Read> Boston Globe

Friday, February 21, 2014

SALEM — New Salem power plant wins final approval

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

SALEM — Move to a natural gas plant can help build bridge to renewable future – SAFE editorial.

Read> Boston Globe

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A decade ago, replacing the aging plant with a far cleaner natural gas facility would have thrilled environmental and public health advocates, who designated Salem Harbor as one of the state’s worst polluters. But now that it’s about to happen, environmental advocates are challenging the state’s approval of a gas-fired power plant for the site after Salem Harbor shuts down in June.

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The SAFE board has studied the proposal and concluded that it is not only good for Salem but a positive step forward for the environment. The proposed gas plant has many features that make it a good transition to a renewable energy future…

Read> SAFE – Plant can be part of Renewable Energy future

Thursday, January 16, 2014

SALEM — Solar meetings to be held in Salem, Swampscott. Come to the Feb 11 event to learn more.

Read> The Salem News

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SALEM – Curbside Composting Pilot Program Kicks Off in April –  The city of Salem announced Monday that it has selected Black Earth Compost LLC to transport curbside composting and also process this kitchen waste…  Black Earth Compost will provide both the collection/transportation and the composting itself, so the City will save money by having no tipping fees and will receive compost in return.

Read> Salem Patch

Sunday, January 12, 2014

SALEM – City improves online payment.

Read> Salem online payment system – The Boston Globe

Thursday, January 2, 2014

SALEM – 300 tons of trash diverted, translates to $20,000 saved.

Read> The Salem News

Thursday, December 12, 2013

SALEM — Salem and Swampscott have been selected for the second round of Solarize Massachusetts, a state program that offers discounts to residents and businesses that install solar panels. …  Come to the Feb 11 event to learn more.

Read > The Salem News

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Local actress, puppet trumpet Salem’s new recycling program.

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Dec 12, 2013

… If only Captain Planet had been a cardboard puppet. Maybe we would have listened. …

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Mandatory Recycling in Salem – How Would it Work?

Read > The Salem News

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mandatory recycling floated in Salem

Read > Wicked Local 

Thursday, November 11, 2010
Recycling committee: Salem and its mayor recognized for recycling efforts

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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Salem’s Recycling Committee earns EPA honor

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Saturday, October 11, 2008
First Installment of the Salem Recycles column in the Salem Gazette