Environmental League of Massachusetts

To secure the health and wellbeing of the environment and of future generations.

aka ELM   |   Boston, MA   |  http://www.environmentalleague.org/

Mission

The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) advocates for policy that meets the scale and urgency of our environmental challenges.

Ruling year info

1997

President

Elizabeth Henry

Main address

15 Court Square, Suite 1000

Boston, MA 02108 USA

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EIN

04-2760271

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

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Our programs

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Energy and Climate Change

Energy and climate change issues are at the core of ELM’s policy advocacy work. We work to defend and strengthen policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase local, renewable energy options for Massachusetts customers. We also monitor the state’s progress on reducing emissions and investing in local energy resources along with our partners in the Global Warming Solutions Project (GWSP) - an inter-disciplinary network created to maximize implementation of the Commonwealth's historic Global Warming Solutions Act.

Population(s) Served
Adults

ELM supports a bill compelling Massachusetts to collaborate with the other New England states to explore issuing a joint procurement for 6 GW of new offshore wind. It would also authorize Massachusetts to enter into such an agreement and direct utilities to purchase this new power. Between 4 and 9 GW of older fossil and nuclear power plants will close in coming years. It should be replaced by clean, inexpensive, and plentiful offshore wind.

Population(s) Served

For more than a decade, ELM has led the effort to secure needed funding for our environmental programs and agencies. Each year we publish a Green Budget that makes the case for how support for these programs protects public health, our natural resources and our quality of life and details the impacts of budget cuts.

Population(s) Served
Adults

ELM supports the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). TCI is a regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that would set a declining cap on transportation emissions and issue a fee on fuel imports to fund system improvements. If properly structured, policy created through TCI could mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, invest in much-needed public transit, alleviate congestion, and generate a revenue stream to fund future transportation improvements.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Proclamation of May 16, 1998 as a Day of Celebration for the 100th Anniversary of the Environmental League of Massachusetts 1998

Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci

Proclamation of October 23rd, 1997 as Environmental League of Massachusetts Day 1997

Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci

2011 Theiss International Riverprize 2011

Charles River Watershed Association

Affiliations & memberships

National Wildlife Federation 1992

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

PURPOSE
To secure the health and wellbeing of the environment and of future generations.


VISION
A world where government fully recognizes the challenges we face and moves swiftly and effectively to address them.


MISSION
We advocate for policy that meets the scale and urgency of our environmental challenges.


VALUES
We think systemically and plan for the future.
We are driven by the potential of our work to impact future generations. We see the connection between all things: people and planet, policy and social justice, environmental and economic health. We think critically about intersectionality and the complexities of cause and effect.

We are strategic and ambitious.
We are motivated by the enormity of the challenges we face and by Massachusetts’ potential to lead the world. We are science-based, data-driven, and results-oriented. We choose priorities based on their impact on the Commonwealth and their potential to be adapted and scaled.

We prioritize equity, inclusion, and environmental justice.
We recognize that bias, racism, classism, and privilege determine who has power. We use our influence to help remedy the harm caused by centuries of environmental racism and to build a more equitable future. We are dedicated to anti-racism and to reckoning with our own biases.

Partnerships are at the heart of how we work.
We believe that trust is the foundation for progress. Our strength is rooted in our relationships. We convene varied stakeholders to forge common ground. If we disagree, it is with respect. We listen carefully, consider divergent perspectives, and operate with integrity.

The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) is a nonprofit educational and advocacy organization, supported by a combination of individual and foundation philanthropy, dues from citizens and organization members, and proceeds from special events.

We focus our resources on the state level, where we believe that our knowledge, expertise and reputation allow us to have the strongest impact. We also network and collaborate with a variety of leaders in business and government as well as with other environmental nonprofits to achieve effective results.

Financials

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Environmental League of Massachusetts

Board of directors
as of 07/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Gordon Burnes

Bullhorn

Term: 2021 - 2025

Namrita Kapur

Environmental Defense Fund

Seth Jaffe

Foley Hoag LLP

William Constable

A.W. Perry

Anne Kelly

CERES

Virginia Lawrence

Retired

Matthew Patsky

Trillium Asset Management

Ann Roosevelt

Retired

Gwen Ruta

Environmental Defense Fund

Tedd Saunders

Eco-Logical Solutions; Saunders Hotel Group

Rob Tuchmann

Retired

Henry Bell

NSTAR Gas and Electric

Ann Fowler Wallace

Funders' Network for Smart Growth & Livable Communities

Rick Mattila

Retired

Pete Pedersen

Renova Partners/Brightfields Development

Alex Bok

Boston Baseball Field of Dreams

Robert Fishman

Nutter, McClennen and Fish

Alicia Barton

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Isabel Grantham Rappoport

Dhiraj Malkani

Premji Invest

Gordon Burnes

Kenneth Kimmell

Union of Concerned Scientists

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Disability

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