Mass Audubon and Eversource Collaborate to Address Climate Change

Electric vehicle charging stations installed in Wellfleet
A Chevy Bolt powers up at the Mass Audubon charging station at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. (Eversource photo)

BOSTON – Want to charge your electric vehicle while hiking or birding this summer in Wellfleet? Now you can thanks to a partnership between Eversource and Mass Audubon which has installed an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s one of seven EV charging stations either installed or in construction at the conservation nonprofit’s statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries. The collaboration demonstrates a strong commitment to helping communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

“In Massachusetts, more than 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “That’s why we’re actively working with municipalities and companies to make EV charging stations more accessible. Our partnership with Mass Audubon is a perfect example of how we’re collaborating in the communities we serve to help address climate change.”

Mass Audubon was an early participant in Eversource’s EV charging station program. The energy company covers all electrical infrastructure costs needed to install the charging stations and manages the process from start to finish. Participants only have to purchase and install the charging equipment. 

“Since 2003, Mass Audubon has reduced its annual carbon emissions from its buildings and vehicles by almost 50 percent,” said Mass Audubon Vice President for Operations Bancroft Poor. “As Massachusetts’ largest nature conservation nonprofit, we believe that working with Eversource to expand EV charging access demonstrates our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and creating a clean environment. We’re proud to offer our visitors electric vehicle charging options.” 

Other installed EV charging stations are located at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon and Mass Audubon headquarters in Lincoln. The remaining four charging stations in construction are located at sanctuaries including: Broadmoor, Natick; Boston Nature Center, Mattapan; Drumlin Farm, Lincoln; and North River, Marshfield.

As a trusted source for energy expertise, Eversource has been working with municipalities and large customers throughout the state to coordinate the installation and connection of EV charging stations. Other installations to-date include charging stations in Cambridge, Hadley, Bedford and Lexington.

For more information on Eversource’s EV charging station program, please visit www.eversource.com


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