Michael Carvalho Joins Salem Sound Coastwatch Board

Manchester-By-The-Sea MA — A community environmental not-for-profit, Salem Sound Coastwatch (SSCW), has named environmental attorney and Manchester resident Michael P. Carvalho to its board of directors.

Founded in 1990 and based in Salem, SSCW’s mission is to protect and improve the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed. SSCW’s efforts are focused on increasing the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the natural resources, as well as the immediate and chronic threats to the ecological health of the watershed. The organization works to foster responsible and sustainable resource management, conduct environmental monitoring and scientific research, and share the results with the public and science community.

“We are excited to have Mike join SSCW’s Board, where he brings enormous experience and perspective that will advance SSCW’s mission,” said Barbara Warren, SSCW executive director.

“SSCW’s longstanding commitment to promoting awareness and understanding of environmental stewardship plays a critical role in leading healthier sea and shore,” said Carvalho. “I am humbled to be part of that effort.”

Carvalho has been practicing environmental law for over 25 years, specializing in matters involving the federal Clean Water Act, Coastal Zone Management and Environmental Risk Management. He has successfully litigated claims in state and federal courts and provided environmental legal counsel in transactional and regulatory matters to a wide range of clients throughout the U.S. Carvalho is the past chair of the National Council for Science and the Environment, where he recently represented the United Nations Environment Program for North America before the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, Carvalho participated in an expedition to Antarctica, studying the effects of climate change and environmental policy solutions to the challenges posed by this existential threat.

NCSE Joins the March for Science to Uphold Scientific Integrity

By Michelle Wyman, Executive Director and Jim Buizer, Chair, Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council for Science and the Environment strongly supports the March for Science and its mission to support scientific research, science education, and the use of scientific evidence in policymaking.

For more than 25 years, the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), a national non-profit, has worked to improve the scientific basis of environmental policy and decision-making. NCSE does not politicize science and maintains a commitment to non-partisanship.

In partnership with the March for Science and Earth Day Network, NCSE shares the values of the community of scientists, educators, universities, community colleges, students, and government with which we work and whom we represent. This includes the fundamental principle that unbiased and apolitical science is critical to a healthy and stable democracy.

Scientific principles are the underpinning of the planet, its inhabitants and ecosystems. Science education and evidence-based policymaking should serve as the underpinning to high-functioning and productive societal systems. They are the basis of all our progress, from technological advancements to infrastructure development, from stable economies to healthy communities.

NCSE’s mission to promote scientific integrity is closely aligned with the March for Science and its goals to preserve the free and open exchange of science, diversity, and inclusion; inform policy with evidence-based science; and support the value of investing in scientific research and education.

NCSE shares the March’s aim to protect the rights of scientists to pursue and communicate their inquiries unimpeded, to build public policies upon scientific evidence, and to support broad educational efforts to expand public understanding of the scientific process.

The March for Science has catalyzed scientific education events at hundreds of locations throughout the United States and around the world to coincide with the March for Science and Earth Day in Washington, D.C., scheduled for April 22, 2017. NCSE joins a growing number of scientific societies and organizations in support of the March and Earth Day Network, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, and others.

Carvalho & Associates to Sponsor 2016 Race for Salem Sound

BEVERLY, MA – Carvalho & Associates, P.C. and Attorney Mike Carvalho are pleased to announce their support for the 2016 Race for Salem Sound. This annual event is hosted by The Salem Sound Coast-watch, a non-profit, community-based organization with a mission to protect and improve the environmental quality of our coastal waters and marine natural resources of Salem Sound and its watershed.

Carvalho & Associates will be a sponsor at the following events: The 7th Annual Run/Walk for the Beach 5K taking place on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 10:00AM; and The 11th Annual Swim & Fin, open water race in Salem Harbor on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Forest River park, Salem.

For more information about these great events please visit www.salemsound.org

Successful School Fundraiser for Spaulding Education Fund

spaulding-education-fund_logoMANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, MA – Carvalho & Associates, P.C. and Attorney Mike Carvalho are pleased to announce their support for the Spaulding Education Fund, a community-based organization that makes strategic investments in compelling educational initiatives in the Manchester Essex Regional School District.

Carvalho & Associates would like to thank the community for making its first annual Winter Beach Blast this past Friday night, March 18, an overwhelming success. The evening raised close to $10,000 which will all go towards funding innovative programs throughout the Manchester-Essex Regional Schools, in support of teachers and students in their pursuit of academic excellence. The Winter Beach Blast was made possible with the support of many local businesses and individuals including Coldwell Banker, Carvalho & Associates, Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf, Mayer Tree Service, Liberty Travel and The Singing Flower.

For over 25 years, the Spaulding Education Fund has helped students reach their greatest potential by enhancing the curriculum with innovative ideas and technology in every subject, across all grade levels beyond the scope of tax-supported budgets. Since its inception, SEF has funded on behalf of the community more than $1 million in grants to the Manchester-Essex School District.

SEF is a nonprofit, 501(C) 3 organization. It has no endowment, and relies completely on donations made by members of our community. For more information about SEF, please visit: www.spauldingeducationfund.org