Sustainable Arlington

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

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thanks to Arington's bulk purchase program:

Community Choice Aggregation

Learn more:  arlingtoncca.com/about/

Watch 2 CCA videos

on our Resources page under CCA

then opt up to 50% or 100% 

local renewable energy:

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

Upcoming SA Meetings

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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

We support HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester 2019

Learn more: HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester

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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Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media Can Advance Climate Solutions

B.U. School of Public Health Symposia

72 East Concord St., Boston

Friday, April 20, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Please Register

Climate change will have enormous impacts on human health and well-being throughout the world. In response, many cities are developing farsighted policies to reduce carbon emissions while also adapting to ongoing changes. However, high-level political support for climate action remains weak, and policymakers need to be able to articulate the benefits of their climate policies. Public health researchers are documenting how urban climate solutions can directly benefit the health of local residents, but this research has not yet been communicated in a manner that has motivated effective action. This symposium will bring together thought leaders from public health, cities, and journalism to develop strategies that bring greater attention to—and produce visionary actions that address—the global climate challenge. Co-hosted with the Pulitzer Center. Additional collaborators include Boston University Initiative on Cities; Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthInnovate@BU; and Sustainability@BU.

Agenda:  http://www.bu.edu/sph/news-events/signature-programs/deans-symposia/changing-the-climate-how-public-health-cities-and-the-media-can-advance-climate-solutions/#rsvp

 

half page EcoFest 2018 flyer

 EcoFest PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Charlotte Milan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   781-316-3108
February 5, 2018
 
EcoFest 2018 Focuses on Sustainable Land Use
 
The Town of Arlington hosts EcoFest at Town Hall to inform and entertain the public around an important theme relating to sustainability and our local environment.
 
This year's event, titled EcoFest 2018: Greenward, will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 10 am to 2 pm. The free program with activities for all ages centers on three aspects of public and private land use: Land and Water Management, Plants and Pollinators, and People and Healthy Ecosystems.

Read more: EcoFest 2018

Follow up message from Mothers Out Front:  

The planned March 7 event in Jamaica Plain with community leaders from the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvaniahas been postponed due to weather. We were sorry to hear yesterday evening that the flight 4 of our speakers were taking from Pittsburg was cancelled, and they were unable to take another flight due to the coming storm. 

Read more: CANCELLED (weather):  WED., MARCH 7, TALK WITH PENN. RESIDENTS OF MARCELLUS SHALE FRACKING AREA

A MASS. ACT TO PROMOTE A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

According to the Environmental League of Massachusetts:

Last week the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change released a comprehensive bill that will result in a cleaner environment and robust economic growth for Massachusetts. Although we made great strides forward with the energy bill the legislature passed in 2016, we still have a long way to go. This bill will make sure that we continue to move in the right direction. 

Among other things, this bill...  

1.  Calls for an increase in development of offshore wind resources;

2.  Increases the renewable portfolio standard, requiring energy utilities to purchase a higher percentage of their energy from renewable sources;

3.  Removes the artificial "net metering" caps on solar installations, allowing the deployment of more solar panels across the state;

4.  Establishes the nation's first energy efficiency score for homes that will provide home buyers with vital information about the energy use of homes on the market.

Support the Omnibus Energy Bill

Alewife Corridor Collaborative Resilience Symposium
Fri., Jan. 19, 6-9 pm, Sat., Jan. 20 all day
Co-sponsored by Tufts University and Earthos Institutehttps://www.alewiferesilience.org/
The symposium will bring together community actors, municipal and state government, university researchers, and local and regional nonprofits to collaboratively frame a resilience vision/agenda for Alewife Corridor. 

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Latest Events

26 Jun 2019
07:30PM - 09:00PM
SUSTAINABLE ARLINGTON June meeting, all invited
28 Jun 2019
07:30AM - 12:00PM
WALK/RIDE DAY
10 Jul 2019
06:00PM - 08:00PM
[class] THE SUBSTANCE OF SOIL, Arnold Arboretum
10 Jul 2019
07:30PM - 10:00PM
ARLINGTON TREE COMMITTEE meeting, open to the public