Sustainable Arlington

Envision Arlington/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter

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Welcome to Sustainable Arlington

Sustainable Arlington acts on the local level to promote climate stabilization and other important environmental goals.  We are a Town of Arlington Environment Committee under Envision Arlington (formerly Vision 2020) and a chapter of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network.  See our yearly project statement in the Town of Arlington Annual Report, under Community Development and Planning, 

If you have ideas for ways Arlington can reduce home and Town energy consumption, speed up the switch to renewable energy, or manage Arlington's environmental resources more sustainably, please come to one of our  monthly meetings listed on this website.

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Kids Build Housing for Bees

And no, they didn't build bee hives.  Many of our wild bee species are solitary, and never use hives. They nest instead in small tubelike spaces in dried plants or masonry walls or chimneys. Like their better-known hive-dwelling relatives, native solitary bee species are in trouble. So third grade students at Lexington's Waldorf School took matters into their own hands and built appropriate housing for them. The project was completed and installed earlier this year Arlington's Great Meadows "with a small grant from the Friends of Arlington's Great Meadows through the Arlington Land Trust, the group's fiscal agent that helps protect open space."  See photo and article at  

Students encourage the buzz around us at Great Meadows

Similar, though smaller, installations can be seen at Garden in the Woods and are easy to make, lending themselves to various materials and styles.

Looking for a new project with your kids or a chance to engage your creative side? Here's a great way to do these things and also support your local pollinators. 

Learn more about our native bees and the Pollinate New England program created by the New England Wildflower Society at

Happy Holidays to All!


Benefits of Arlington Local Green

 Featured in Your Arlington, Sun., 12 Nov. 2017 

Alice Trexler, a member of Arlington Mothers Out Frontfocuses on the benefits of Arlington Local Green [but also addresses] 

... some confusion between the town-sponsored CCA plan and other plans being marketed to residents via emails, U.S. mail and door-to-door campaigns. As the Arlington Local Green opt-up promotion has unfolded, questions have surfaced about these other renewable energy offers.

The following information explains why opting up with Arlington Local Green is the right choice for our Eversource customers, whether living in a house or apartment: ... [click link below to learn more]

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