How you can help

  • Donate: To hire a team of independent hydrologists and engineers to assess the project plan and whether it would likely have a negative impact on our sole source of drinking water. And, to provide legal counsel, strategy, and representation.

  • Email or call the Shutesbury Selectboard, Planning Board, and Conservation Commission. They will be voting on any industrial solar proposals and contracts. Express your opposition to these projects and your support for true municipal solar and our forests! Please remember to be respectful in all communications with town officials. Use the sample language here or craft your own email.

  • Write to your representative in support of state Bill H4331. Information on this bill and sample language can be found HERE.

  • Attend relevant town government meetings and make public comments. Our elected officials need to hear from us. All town government meetings are posted here (and we also send out reminders in our newsletter).

  • Sign the petition! We are asking Shutesbury town government to slow down and truly evaluate the environmental and economic implications of these proposed solar projects before entering into any agreements with Cowls or AMP. Click here to sign the petition electronically or visit this page to sign a hard copy. Please spread the word!

  • Put up a sign! Pick one up at Ancient Ponies Farm, 712 Pratt Corner Road, Shutesbury. Donation Appreciated (They cost us $10 each) Venmo to 413-374-5650, Mail Check to Smart Solar Shutesbury, 6 Old Egypt Road, Shutesbury 01072. Leave Cash in lock-box.