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Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable Future 

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Canton Residents for A Sustainable, Equitable Future is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Our tax ID # is 84-1849871

Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable Future (CR4SEF), or "Sustainable Canton," works to address the accelerating climate crisis and mitigate its effects by promoting public engagement through education and thoughtful action. The volunteer organization is determined to advance environmental justice, standing in support of frontline communities and those most heavily impacted by the effects of environmental hazards and climate change.


CR4SEF collaborates with local, state, and national groups to advance the rapid transition to a resilient, renewable/green, equitable society, economy and sustainable environment—working in coalition toward a livable future for everyone.


The group welcomes Canton-area residents of all ages and backgrounds to join in "acting locally," on an array of impactful initiatives at any given time.  


Want to make a difference? Email Jen Wexler at to take action, such as:
  • Build a local Climate Action Plan

  • Publicize Municipal Energy

  • Aggregation (MEA) Program

  • Advance Legislation & Support Bold Climate Candidates


August 5,2020 
Virtual Board Meeting
June 10,2020 
CR4SEF Meeting Minutes
March 29, 2020
CR4SEF Meeting Minutes
February 9, 2020
CR4SEF Meeting Minutes
Tackling Greenhouse Gases

Canton Energy Aggregation Let's do this! 
Learn more

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CR4SEF was instrumental in the Town of Canton developing a plan for a voluntary consumer friendly electricity aggregation program. The Canton Electricity Choice program is expected to rollout by the end of 2023.









At the request of Canton Select Board member Tom Theodore, we circulated a petition, signed by 230+ Canton resident to help ensure that the program will have options that increase the overall generation or clean, renewable locally sourced electricity


Canton Select Board Candidates on Climate

As in previous election cycles, on February 21, 2023, CR4SEF contacted each of the three candidates (Chris Albert, Lisa Lopez, John McCourt) currently running for the two open Canton Select Board seats. We posed four questions in order to learn more about each candidate's stance on timely climate and sustainability initiatives, including:

  • Canton Electricity Choice;

  • a Municipal Opt-in Specialized Stretch Energy Code; 

  • the formation of an interim Sustainability/Climate Action Planning Committee as a companion to Town Meeting Article 27;

  • and, other steps the SB candidate would take to help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 


The responses of the two candidates who replied are posted here [LINK TO FULL RESPONSES AND ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND}. We will also summarize their response to each question, which will be published  in The Canton Citizen. This effort to help inform the public about the candidates’ positions aims to advance our mission of promoting civic and public engagement, working across sectors to address climate change.

Climate Bill Advocacy

As part of the  Mass Power Forward coalition, CR4SEF, along with CHS students, gave valentines to Rep Bill Galvin and State Senator Paul Feeney (office staff shown here) urging that they "Love Our Planet" by co-sponsoring important MA climate legislation.

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Bills that move us toward an equitable, sustainable future:

  • SD.1180 / HD.2474 Act to improve outdoor and indoor air quality for communities burdened by pollution

  • SD.505 / HD.4024 An Act Relative to Energy Facilities Siting Reform to Address Environmental Justice, Climate, and Public Health

  • SD.1079 / HD.1581 An Act to create access to justice

  • HD.776/SD.500 An Act establishing a zero carbon renovation fund

  • HD.2535 Building Justice with Jobs Act 

  • SD.1925/HD.3794 An Act establishing a moratorium on new gas system expansion

  • SD.2366 / HD.3460 Polluters Pay

Earth Day 2022 event video and photos
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Read The Boston Globe 12/13/20 Spotlight investigation:  In Weymouth, A Brute Lesson in Power Politics

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Helpful Tips Brochure:

Transition to Reusable Bags


In May 2019 at Town Meeting, Canton became the 112th MA town to pass a plastic bag reduction by-law that helps mitigate climate change and pollution. More than 50% of the state's has banned single-use plastic bags at the point of sale.Read letters from supporting organizations here.

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