Sustainable Arlington

Arlington Vision 2020 Committee/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter

Your Electricity:

Community Choice Aggregation

https://arlingtoncca.com/about/

opt up to 50% or 100% 

local renewable energy:

https://arlingtoncca.com/opt-in/

 http://mothersoutfrontarlington.nationbuilder.com/cce_opt_up

Upcoming SA Meetings

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Daily monitoring of over 20 web sites and 3 e-mail feeds to aggregate news stories on climate change.  Many of these web sites are themselves aggregations, so most climate change news stories appear here promptly and without repetition.  No more than 7 items per day are posted. Prepared by a member of Sustainable Arlington and the Climate Change Team at First Parish UU of Arlington.

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Welcome to Sustainable Arlington

Sustainable Arlington acts on a local level to promote climate stabilization and other important environmental goals.  We are a Town of Arlington Vision 2020 Environment Committee and a chapter of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network.

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

Thanks for visiting.

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AUG. 21 ECLIPSE VIEWING WITH SAFE GLASSES

Robbins Library will have 40 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliant safe eclipse glasses to distribute on Monday August 21 at 2 p.m. as part of a solar eclipse viewing party. Please join in the Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden. Due to the limited quantity of glasses our librarians have developed a Safe Eclipse Guide with resources for viewing the eclipse safely including where to purchase ISO compliant glasses and how to make pinhole viewers. 

More details about the library event: https://www.robbinslibrary.org/event/total-solar-eclipse-viewing/

For questions, please contact Maura Deedy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who are all these people calling about renewable energy?

Starting August 1, Arlington's Community Choice Aggregation, a bulk electricity buying program, will give Arlington residents and businesses a higher basic amount of local renewable energy and the option to purchase more.  It will also give them greater price stability over a longer term and help New England build more local renewable energy generating capacity.

Arlington electricity customers may have questions about the other renewable energy vendors contacting them by phone, mail and knocks at the door.  Mass Energy (massenergy.org) has written about this issue.  See:

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July 13, Arlington CCA Info Sessions at Senior Center, 1 pm and 6 pm

Two sessions at the Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple Street on July 13th at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., will provide information about Arlington's new, town-wide electric service program.  It's a good deal for everyone. The automatic, basic service provides slightly more renewable energy for slightly less money than your current Eversource account.

Read more: YOUR ELECTRIC SERVICE WITH CCA:  TOWN INFO SESSIONS

Affordable Renewable Energy is Coming to Arlington

Can't put solar panels on your roof?  Wish you could still find a way tap into renewable energy?  You can with Community Choice Aggregation -- Arlington's new, town-wide electric service program, starting August 1.  

Find out more at these Town Hall events:

  • Tuesday, June 13, 7:30-9 pm with Sustainable Arlington and Mothers Out Front plus reps from the Town Manager's Energy Working Group
  • Wed., June 14, 8-9 pm with Adam Chapdelaine,Town Manager;  Adam Chapdelaine, John O'Rourke, Good Energy, LP; and Tom Michelman, Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC.
  • Read more at:  https://arlingtoncca.com/about/

 

Drawdown ...

"the moment we start to reduce atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases."(1)  

(1) Sami Grover, 5.2.17., https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/beer-recycled-bread-coming-soon-usa.html  

Author, Paul Hawken, presents 100 approaches to fighting climate change and ranks their impact on achieving drawdown. Food waste is the 3rd most important climate change driver according to Hawken.

Read more: Paul Hawken's new book Drawdown

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Latest Events

21 Aug 2017
02:00PM - 03:00PM
Solar Eclipse, Safe Viewing at Robbins Library
23 Aug 2017
02:00PM - 06:30PM
ARLINGTON FARMERS' MARKET [weekly]
26 Aug 2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Canning and Vegetable Preservation 101
30 Aug 2017
02:00PM - 06:30PM
ARLINGTON FARMERS' MARKET [weekly]