Sustainable Arlington

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

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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.

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The goal of Neighborhood Solar is to obtain the best solar prices combined with the best solar quality and craftsmanship. 
Right now, Massachusetts has excellent solar incentives and the federal government is giving a 30% tax credit. This program offers discounts that are on average 23% off the current cost of residential solar installations in Massachusetts.


Seeking tagging volunteers for


Sat., Oct. 1, Sun., Oct. 2

Sustainable Arlington and the Arlington chapter of Mothers Out Front are now assembling tagging teams in each Arlington school district to temporarily tag Arlington's 177 gas leaks.  

The oldest leak in Arlington was first reported in 1996.



In Arlington, and across Massachusetts, natural gas leaks in the lines supplying homes and businesses are a big deal.  Enough gas is leaked annually to power 200,000 homes.  The cost of that wasted gas is charged to consumers in their utility bills, costing us $90,000,000 a year.  That leaked gas also kills trees, costing some towns so much that they have sued to recover the expense.  Occasional explosions remind us of how dangerous leaking gas can be.  Most leaked gas ends up in the atmosphere.  It's 95% methane, the second most powerful greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide.  So we're paying for gas we don't use that is contriubting to climate change.


Sustainable Arlington and the Arlington chapter of Mothers Out Front think this is a big problem and want the public to know more about it.  So we're holding a gas leaks tagging campaign on the first weekend of October.  You can sign up to help tag at:


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