Sustainable Arlington

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

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Community Choice Aggregation

read up at arlingtoncca.com/about/

watch the new video linked in the news below and on our Facebook  

then opt up to 50% or 100% 

local renewable energy:

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

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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 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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Are you ready to be Arlington's HeatSmart Coach?

Help Arlington Go Green

Apply by August 28 

Do you have a passion for Clean Energy? The Town of Arlington is seeking a volunteer Coach to help lead HeatSmart Arlington. HeatSmart is a state-sponsored, community-run program that makes proven, energy-efficient home heating and cooling technologies more affordable for homeowners. Modeled after the successful Solarize Arlington campaign, HeatSmart Arlington will promote air source heat pumps (which provide highly efficient heating and cooling). Learn more about this exciting program at arlingtonma.gov/energy.

 

Read more: Town of Arlington Seeks new HeatSmart Coach

  • #RiseForClimate  /  riseforclimate.org
  • Sept 8 Day of Action
  • It’s time to repower our communities with clean, renewable energy from the sun, earth, wind and water. Join the #RiseForClimate global day of action and be a part of the solution the world needs. riseforclimate.org

Read more: Rise For Climate

Residents needed:

Learn to ID Emerald Ash Borer threatening Arlington ash trees

Free training session

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:15 pm

Lyons Room, Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave.

The Arlington Tree Committee needs residents help to identify the Emerald Ash Borer, a serious pest that is on the town borders.  If the Emerald Ash Borer comes here, it could kill some or all of Arlington’s ash trees, which make up about 10% of the town's tree canopy.

Read more: EMERALD ASH BORER APPROACHING ARLINGTON, Trained spotters needed

Nobel Laureate Teaches the Tricky Work of Talking About Climate Change

Efforts to address climate change are far more politicized than his earlier work educating people about CFCs.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/25/nobel-laureate-teaches-the-tricky-work-of-talking-about-climate-change 

Hiroshoma, Kyoto, and the Bombs of Climate Change

Every single day, climate change is the most important thing happening on the planet—there’s nothing even remotely close. But, on any single day, there’s always something more dramatic, more urgent. 

Bill McKibben, April 27, 2018

https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/hiroshima-kyoto-and-the-bombs-of-climate-change

 

 

 

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