Chickens, Solar Panels, Geothermal Energy: First-Ever Jamaica Plain Green Living Tour May 19

How to consume less carbon, lower your utility bills, beekeeping, composting and backyard chickens are all part of this Sunday's first-ever Jamaica Plain Green Living Tour sponsored by Mothers Out Front-JP. "I am deeply concerned about climate change and needed practical solutions. This tour helps you make green solution a part of your everyday life," said Mary Lewis-Pierce, Mothers Out Front-JP team member. This is a free walking tour that people can take at their own leisure by going to more than a dozen homes and businesses. Tour participants will learn about a variety of green features for a clean energy future.


State Rep. Liz Malia and JP Mothers Out Front Visit Massachusetts Wind Blade Testing Center

State Rep. Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain) organized a site visit of the Massachusetts Wind Blade Testing Center (WTTC) in Charlestown for Jamaica Plain Mothers Out Front members. During the site visit, conducted in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the members learned about wind technology and relevant industry policies and laws in Massachusetts. “I take energy and environmental issues very seriously, and I will continue to be a champion for aggressive and robust clean energy policies,” said Rep. Malia. “I’m proud to represent an actively engaged constituency who help to inform our state policies for a livable climate. They make up the strong, local advocacy voice, and I appreciate their interest and efforts.”

The WTTC offers a full suite of certification tests for turbine blades up to 90 meters in length.