Sustainable Arlington

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

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19 Dec 2018
07:30PM - 09:00PM
SUSTAINABLE ARLINGTON Dec. meeting/party
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A daily edited blog feed
of the top articles on climate change.

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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 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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THE HEALTHIER HOME

Strategies for creating a healthier environment in and around your home

http://www.arlingtoncommunityed.org/

Arlington Community Education, Course Code:  HG071

3 Wednesdays, February 27 - March 13, 2019 

From Boston Harbor Now

With the release of the recent Climate Reports, there is a growing consensus that we need to radically reimagine our relationship with the environment and prepare for a future that feels significantly different from today. At Boston Harbor Now, we’re working with the City of Boston to redesign a resilient shoreline that is ready for major storms while welcoming all residents to the waterfront. 

https://www.bostonharbornow.org/

Non-native plants create food deserts for birds 

From the National Audubon Society:  Our small decisions about landscaping have big implications in the lives of birds. According to new research, the plants in your garden can help determine whether bird and bug populations boom…or crash. Learn what ecologists discovered—and how you can help your local birds.  ...

researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute wanted to know how plants in human-managed landscapes affect the reproductive success of resident bird populations—a simple question that no one had answered before. The team’s research, published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, found only one distinction that determines if a spot is a boom or a bust for a bird population: whether it has plants native to the area.

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Mass. Ave. Bus Rapid Transit 

View the Nov. 14 Presentation, Take the Survey

The final forum on the pilot has been held. The presentation provided information about the preliminary results of the pilot, including what was learned through data collection and survey responses, and next steps. Through the end of 2018, the pilot team will continue to collect data from the MBTA and the community in order to formulate recommendations regarding a permanent bus lane. To that end, a survey has been released to collect impressions on the pilot now that it has ended. Take the survey. 

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View the November 14 Presentation, Take the Survey
The final forum on the pilot was held Wed., Nov. 14. The presentation provided information about the preliminary results of the pilot, including what was learned through data collection and survey responses, and next steps. Through the end of 2018, the pilot team will continue to collect data from the MBTA and Arlington in order to formulate recommendations regarding a permanent bus lane. To that end, a survey has been released to collect impressions on the pilot now that it has ended. Take the survey.

 

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19 Dec 2018
07:30PM - 09:00PM
SUSTAINABLE ARLINGTON Dec. meeting/party
24 Dec 2018
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31 Dec 2018
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05 Jan 2019
09:00AM - 12:00PM
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