Sustainable Arlington

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

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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default (1) Ethan Kessler: How to talk about climate change [so both sides will listen]

In Climate Change 87 downloads

"it is not enough for current environmentalists to reiterate the same calls to action, founded in the science, morality and sense of responsibility behind climate change."

default 350MASS 2017-2018 Legislative Agenda Popular

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Stop the Pipeline Tax ✧ Oppose any legislative effort to restore the pipeline tax and pursue other legislative avenues to resist fossil fuel infrastructure

Make Utilities Buy More Renewables  Raise the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) so that electric utilities must more rapidly increase the percentage of electricity sourced from renewables to get us on a faster track to 100% renewable electricity.

Put a Price on Carbon ✧ Levy a price on carbon pollution and redistribute the revenue back to taxpayers.

Expand Solar Energy ✧ Raise or eliminate net metering caps, restore the net metering retail rate for all project types including community and large-scale solar, and provide funding for community and low-income solar initiatives.

Fix Gas Leaks ✧ Require that consumers not pay for leaked gas, incentivizing companies to fix leaks faster. 

default An Act to promote a clean energy future. Bill S.2302 190th (Current).

In Climate Change 93 downloads

Senate, February 14, 2018 -- The committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, to whom was referred the Senate Bill relative to 2030 and 2040 emissions benchmarks (Senate, No. 479); reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act to promote a clean energy future” (Senate, No. 2302) (also based on Senate, Nos. 477, 478, changed and 1974 and House, No. 3994)

document Angela Burnett, THE IRMA DIARIES. Hurricane Irma, 2017 The U.S. Virgin Islands

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Irma Diaries.docx

Author Angela Burnett spoke at the 2018 Boston March for Science, holding up a copy of this book as she told about surviving Hurricane Irma, a category 5+ storm, in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 6, 2017. 

default Arlington joins climate change pledge Popular

In Climate Change 172 downloads

"After ... the United States [withdrew from] the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1, 2017, many states jumped to sign a pledge promising to uphold the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Massachusetts was not one of them.  

Instead, local mayors and Boards of Selectmen have signed the pledge, We Are Still In, including Arlington’s Board of Selectmen. Chair Joseph Curro proposed the pledge at the Selectmen’s meeting on July 24."

default Bill McKibben, Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry [fracking will not save our climate] Popular

In Climate Change 526 downloads

McKibben calls methane " CO2’s nasty little brother."   Unfortunately, "our new natural-gas infrastructure has been bleeding methane into the atmosphere in record quantities. And molecule for molecule, this unburned methane is much, much more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide."  All that extra methane going into the atmosphere is offsetting many of the gains made by cutting carbon dioxide emissions.

default Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming Popular

In Climate Change 541 downloads

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate was founded ... to expand the climate conversation to include the seriously underestimated positive impacts of the biosphere on the climate and physical world.  [A]ppropriate human approaches to nature may be able to reverse the effects of global warming despite our inability to date to reduce emissions in a timely manner.  Our goal is to contribute to planetary regeneration through research, education, collaboration and action to restore essential global biodiversity.

default Boston's Flooding Risk (World Bank report) Popular

In Climate Change 170 downloads

Which Coastal Cities Are at Highest Risk of Damaging Floods? New Study Crunches the Numbers. Boston ranks 8th worldwide.

default Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA) Popular

In Climate Change 540 downloads

The Cambridge, MA Community Development Department has done an intensive study of anticipated local climate change impacts for 2030 and 2070.  Useful graphics and maps are posted online with the March and December 2015 reports.  Some future flooding scenario maps of the Alewife area include detailed information for East Arlington.

pdf Carbon Pricing The Basics Popular

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Carbon Pricing - The Basics.pdf

Why we need Massachusetts State Senator Mike Barrett's bill S.1821, An Act Combating Climate Change

default City of Boston, Preparing for Climate Change Popular

In Climate Change 514 downloads

Climate changes, such as sea-level rise, heat waves, and increases in storm intensity or

frequency, pose major risks to Boston, its infrastructure, its tax base, its natural resources, and its residents, businesses, and institutions. For these reasons, Boston needs to prepare for climate change, even as we work to lessen its impacts. Climate adaptation-preparing for the different local environmental conditions that result from climate change-is an essential part of climate action.

default City of Cambridge, Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience (CCPR) Plan Popular

In Climate Change 370 downloads

  • The City has begun work on the Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience (CCPR) Plan, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Public meetings will be held during the process. The CCPR Plan will also be reviewed by the Envision Cambridge advisory committees, including the Climate and Environment Work Group. To receive direct notification of meetings and other activities related to the CCPR Plan, please contact John Bolduc, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

default City of Cambridge, MA Climate Protection Plan Popular

In Climate Change 311 downloads

120 pages.  


default Climate Change and Home Buying "You’re Buying a Home. Have You Considered Climate Change?" Popular

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Writing for the "Your Money" feature of the New York Times (12.2.16.), Ron Lieber discusses climate change and the residential real estate market, and lists important points to consider.


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National Park Service Director on climate change threats to National Parks and how to inspire the next generation of stewards to usher parks into a new century of management practices.

default Climate Ready Boston Popular

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an initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare our City for climate change.


This report includes high-quality maps and as a result may have a slow load time... You can also read this report by reserving a hard copy through the Boston Public Library.  

default Climate XChange Popular

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Climate XChange seeks to reduce global warming pollution and strengthen the economy through comprehensive market-based carbon pricing in Massachusetts.

default DeSmogBlog Popular

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DeSmogBlog exists to clear the PR pollution that is clouding the science on climate change.  It began in January 2006 and quickly became the world’s number one source for accurate, fact based information regarding global warming misinformation campaigns.

default Earth Temperature Timeline: A timeline of earth's average temperature since the last ice age glaciation Popular

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A cartoon timeline that tells the story of climate change.


In Climate Change 359 downloads

What it is; how much hotter it's gotten since the Industrial Revolution; we're not doomed but urgent action is needed; why some people question Climate Change; what we can do.