The Cities of Beverly and Salem partnered to create Resilient Together, our plan to take collective action in the face of the climate crisis. We are striving to exceed Massachusetts’ commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050!
Read the full final plan and check out some of the implementation blueprints for the actions we are taking!
By 2050, we could see up to 31 more days over 90°
In both Cities, emissions from buildings make up over 50% of carbon emissions.
Did you know the Waring School in Beverly will be the
first independent school in Massachusetts to
certify a Passive House building?
The Cities of Beverly and Salem have both committed to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Approximately 23% of
Beverly’s surface area and 63% of Salem’s surface area is
impervious, which includes roads, parking lots, sidewalks and
other paved areas.
Private vehicle emissions are 96% of
total transportation emissions in Beverly
and 97% in Salem.
Both Beverly and Salem have about 17% of their City area as public open space in their communities.
Seniors are more vulnerable to climate threats like extreme heat, especially if they live alone. In Beverly, 33% seniors live alone, and in Salem, 38%.
On average, each Beverly and Salem resident disposes 1200 pounds of waste each year!