Sustainable Arlington

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

Your Electricity is "Green"

thanks to Arington's bulk purchase program:

Community Choice Aggregation

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Watch 2 CCA videos

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Upcoming SA Meetings

19 Nov 2019
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Sustainable Arlington Nov meeting, all invited
17 Dec 2019
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Sustainable Arlington Dec. meeting, all invited
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half page EcoFest 2018 flyer

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. 



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 Institute
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. 

Happy New Year!

It's almost "good-bye" to 2017. 

What will we -- and you -- be doing in the new year?

There are lots of possibilities:  connecting with neighbors, building community, volunteering on local park clean-up days, rescuing food to feed the hungry and food insecure with Food Link and Boston Area Gleaners,  supporting local farmers, growing some of our own food, harvesting rain water for lawns and gardens, reviewing and changing some transportation choices, setting the thermostat lower in winter/higher in summer, reducing food waste at home, keeping usable building materials out of the waste stream, ditto for textiles (clothing, bedding, towels, curtains -- even the worn out stuff -- it can be made into rags and insulation), checking the Town's recycling website to see what else can be recycled ... so many possibilities to protect and regenerate our environment while connecting with others. 



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