Sustainable Arlington

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

Your Electricity:

Community Choice Aggregation

arlingtoncca.com/about/

opt up to 50% or 100% 

local renewable energy:

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Upcoming SA Meetings

17 Jan 2018
07:30PM - 09:00PM
SusArl Monthly Meeting, Public Invited
Climate Change News
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 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.

News

Select a news topic from the list below, then select a news article to read.

Not all fallen leaves belong in compost --

here's why

Fallen leaves are full of nutrients but should they all end up in your compost or on your garden beds?  The answer is "no."  Source matters.  A lot. Those leaves in the gutter and on the street can be easy to rake up but consider them off-bounds.  Pavement and gutters catch (1) over-spread fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides as well as (2) the run-off from recently-treated yards and sidewalk strips, (3) vehicle fluid drips and leaks (antifreeze, oil, brake fluid), (4) lead tire weights, and more.  Put street and gutter leaves out for yard waste collection (there are good reasons to keep them out of our storm drains and water ways).  

Read more: Are all fallen leaves equal when it comes to composting?

Learn how to be more sustainable this fall!

Take a class with Arlington Community Education

For Sustainable Arlington's class recommendations,

click on the link above and see Sept.-Nov. events.

 

Opt Up

to 50% or 100% local*

renewable energy

with Arlington's CCA

on Town of Arlington website

https://arlingtoncca.com/about/

*Local means Massachusetts or adjacent states.

It helps build our region's economy and create jobs.

It helps transition us off fossil fuels, including natural gas which is 95% methane, a potent greenhouse gas that leaks into the atmosphere at points along the entire route from production to consumption.

Questions?  See FAQ's on Town website.

 

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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Latest Events

05 Dec 2017
12:00AM
Community Food Systems Conference 2017, Boston
05 Dec 2017
05:30PM - 08:00PM
Celebrate Arlington's Food Link MA
09 Dec 2017
09:00AM - 12:00PM
[Arl] RECYLING CENTER, Saturday Pop-up
06 Jan 2018
09:00AM - 12:00PM
[Arl] RECYLING CENTER, Saturday Pop-up