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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.

Thanks for visiting.


Tues., April 4, 6:30-8:30 pm

 Town Hall Forum at Warren Conference Center 

529 Chestnut St, Ashland, MA 01721 


This is part of the State Senate’s listening tour. Anyone who goes will get the opportunity to speak for 90 seconds to two minutes, in front of 15-20 State Senators about what issues they think the State Senate should prioritize. It’s an incredible opportunity to emphasize the importance of carbon pricing to half the State Senate. It is important to mention how beneficial carbon pricing is for Massachusetts and why you  think this step should be a focus for the State Senate.

The Senators are really there to just listen. They won’t be asking questions. The earlier people get there, the earlier they can sign up, testify, and be able to leave. To make a big impression, it’s also extra helpful to bring signs. They can be as simple as ones that say “PRICE CARBON” but they’ll have a big effect if you hold them up as people walk in and  during the forum.

Those who went to the last hearing in Lowell made an important impression. Right now this is the most important thing we can do to move Carbon Pricing forward. If we can pass it in Massachusetts, it will have a national impact,

See below for info on Senator Mike Barrett's bill S.1821.  

Any way you can spread the word and get the biggest turnout possible will really advance the issue.


pdf 2014, Revenue neutral carbon pricing for MA an economic analysis (354 KB)

pdf Carbon Pricing The Basics (447 KB)

S.1821 An Act combating climate change  By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1821) of Michael J. Barrett, Frank I. Smizik, Carmine L. Gentile, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to combat climate change. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

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