Preserving Our Past by Protecting Our Future

Our Mission and Vision

We are a community organization working to reduce waste and pollution and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Our vision is a vibrant and engaged community actively addressing the climate crisis to ensure our town and planet are habitable and safe for future generations.

How You Can Support Trees

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Do you want to support the planting and maintenance of appropriate, native, low-maintenance trees to enhance Marblehead's tree canopy? 

You'll help reduce heat loads, carbon levels, air pollution and storm runoff. 

Click here for more. 

It's the 11th Hour for the Climate

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Several Marblehead churches are ringing their bells at 11am on the 11th of each month for 11 minutes to call attention to the need to take 11th hour action about the climate crisis. 

Click here for a video interview explaining this action with Sustainable Marblehead member, Mimi Hollister, by James Maroney, Marblehead Community Access & Media, Inc., marbleheadtv.org.


Click on Why Take Action for ideas to reduce your carbon footprint.


Use reusable cloth bags for produce.


10 Simple Things You Can

Do for the Planet

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Sustainable Marblehead recognizes MMWEC’s obligation to provide adequate power to meet peak demand. At the same time, the cost and capacity of battery storage has changed dramatically during the six years since the project was first designed in 2015. Click here for recent article. 


We request that MMWEC further pause this project and allow for third-party analysis.


Click here for the full statement

Green Boater Contest 2022

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What’s it about?

Sailors for the Sea and Sustainable Marblehead are pleased to sponsor the Marblehead Green Boater Contest 2022, an effort to get as many boat owners in Marblehead waters to “take the pledge” for sustainability in our local waters.

Click here for more.

Our Working Groups