What does membership entail?

There are two types of membership: Coalition Partners and Campaign Endorsers (see below for descriptions). All member organizations support the mission of the New England for Offshore Wind campaign and embrace the campaign’s core values.

Mission:

New England for Offshore Wind (NE4OSW) is a collaborative, broad-based coalition that includes partners from a diverse array of organizations and communities across New England. We are committed to combatting climate change by increasing the supply of clean energy to our regional grid through more procurements of responsibly developed offshore wind. We believe that responsibly developed offshore wind is the single biggest lever we can pull to address the climate crisis while also strengthening our regional economy, protecting ratepayers, creating high quality jobs, and improving public health by reducing pollution. A transition to a clean energy economy through offshore wind must be done in an equitable way. Our coalition aims to drive New England governors and legislatures to support regional collaboration and make commitments by 2022 to power 1/3 of our region with offshore wind.

Core Values:

  • Respect & Responsibility: We drive policy that ensures the responsible development of offshore wind that brings all stakeholders to the table to ensure people, the environment, and wildlife are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Science-Based Decision Making: We work to ensure the continuous advancement of science to inform the development of best practices and act in accordance with the best available data and the urgency required to mitigate the climate crisis.
  • Equity: We support the development of offshore wind that benefits and is informed by the communities hardest-hit by climate change and that have been historically under-served and overburdened by energy pollution.
  • Economic Justice: We support the development of a clean, thriving, and fair economy that creates high-quality, family-sustaining jobs that ensure the right to organize and opportunities for under-served communities and workers impacted by the transition to clean energy.

What is a Campaign Endorser?

Endorsers are non-voting organizations supporting New England for Offshore Wind. These organizations are committed to the goals, priorities, and values of the campaign. Qualifications and expectations include:

  • Willingness to participate in opportunities for advocacy as developed by the coalition, including signing letters, attending lawmaker education days, social media engagement, etc.
  • Organization logo will be listed on newenglandforoffshorewind.org
  • Organization name will be listed on Coalition letterhead

Sign On as an Endorser

What is a Coalition Partner?

Partners are voting members of New England for Offshore Wind who participate in meetings and drive Coalition strategy and activities. These organizations are committed to the goals, priorities, and values of the campaign. Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate commitment to increasing offshore wind as an energy source in New England
  • Expertise on energy policy, policy advocacy, business strategy, or grassroots organizing
  • Dedicate staff time to Coalition activities, including meetings, supporting advocacy, outreach/recruitment, etc.
  • Organization logo will be listed on newenglandforoffshorewind.org
  • Organization name will be listed on Coalition letterhead

Current Endorsers and Partners