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!