Sustainable Arlington

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

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17 Oct 2018
07:30PM - 09:00PM
14 Nov 2018
07:30PM - 09:00PM
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Paint the Town Green

Celebrate Arlington’s Path to a Sustainable Future

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 3-5 p

Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

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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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Celebrate Arington's path to a Sustainable Future

Main event:   Sun., Sept. 23, 3-5 pm

Arlington Town Hall Auditorium

Live Music Beforehand:

Town Hall Steps, 2:30 pm

 The Gruvmeiners, a brass ensemble 


Town Hall Auditorium 3:15--4:00 pm

Ken Pruitt,

Town Energy & Project Manager

Erin Taylor,

Green Energy Consumers Alliance,

Arlington Mothers Out Front


Dr. Kathy Bodie

Arlington Superintendent of Schools

Rachel Oliveri

School Sustainability Coordinator

4:00 -- 5:00 pm

Live Music

on the Auditorum stage, 4:00- 4:45 pm

Muse Stew, a jazz quintet

Meet & Greet Info Tables



 sponsored by

The Town of Arlington

Arlington Mothers Out Front

Sustainable Arlington



Are you ready to be Arlington's HeatSmart Coach?

Help Arlington Go Green

Apply by August 28 

Do you have a passion for Clean Energy? The Town of Arlington is seeking a volunteer Coach to help lead HeatSmart Arlington. HeatSmart is a state-sponsored, community-run program that makes proven, energy-efficient home heating and cooling technologies more affordable for homeowners. Modeled after the successful Solarize Arlington campaign, HeatSmart Arlington will promote air source heat pumps (which provide highly efficient heating and cooling). Learn more about this exciting program at


Read more: Town of Arlington Seeks new HeatSmart Coach

On our hottest days 

Shave the Peak

A Free New Way to Green the Grid

 from Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, a nonprofit organization

Shave the Peak empowers residential energy consumers to reduce energy demand on the most important days of the year. On peak days—usually the hottest or coldest days of the year—electricity demand soars, and the high electric demand is met by the most expensive, dirty fuels. Shave the Peak helps New Englanders take collective action to make an impact on our electric grid.

With Shave the Peak, you can receive text alerts on peak days, learn more about demand and the electrical grid, and support our advocacy efforts to clean up the New England power system.

How do you Shave the Peak in the summer?  Cut back on non-essential electricity use during peak electricity demand times.  Turn off lights, close window shades and curtains to keep out the heat and reduce the load on air conditioning, use less air conditioning, wait until later in the evening or even the next morning to run the washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher.

  • #RiseForClimate  /
  • Sept 8 Day of Action
  • It’s time to repower our communities with clean, renewable energy from the sun, earth, wind and water. Join the #RiseForClimate global day of action and be a part of the solution the world needs.
  • Renewable energy has never been cheaper or more widespread. It’s time to #RiseForClimate and embrace the inevitable renewable energy revolution. 
  • Join the #RiseForClimate global day of action this Sept 8 and boldly stand to demand real climate leadership.

Read more: Rise For Climate

Residents needed:

Learn to ID Emerald Ash Borer threatening Arlington ash trees

Free training session

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:15 pm

Lyons Room, Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave.

The Arlington Tree Committee needs residents help to identify the Emerald Ash Borer, a serious pest that is on the town borders.  If the Emerald Ash Borer comes here, it could kill some or all of Arlington’s ash trees, which make up about 10% of the town's tree canopy.

Read more: EMERALD ASH BORER APPROACHING ARLINGTON, Trained spotters needed

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Latest Events

17 Oct 2018
07:30PM - 09:00PM
19 Oct 2018
09:00AM - 02:00PM
[Arl] Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Sat., 10/19
21 Oct 2018
10:00AM - 12:03PM
26 Oct 2018
[bike to work] WALK/RIDE DAY