Sustainable Arlington

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

default 350 Mass

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Building a powerful statewide social movement to confront the climate crisis, hold our politicians accountable and undermine the destructive influence of the fossil fuel industry. Their name comes from 350 parts per million, the safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Find a 350 node meeting near you: http://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/our_nodes

default Arlington Friends of Parks (Arlington, MA)

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An umbrella group for the many "Friends of" park groups in Arlington, some of which are listed separately.

default Arlington Garden Club, Arlington, MA

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Founded in 1931. A group of gardeners interested in conserving natural resources and the environment through educational programs and public works. Membership includes all levels of gardeners, novice to master, interested in learning and sharing expertise in home gardening, the environment, floral arrangements, and supporting the beautification of Arlington.  

default Arlington Land Trust Popular

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Seeks permanent protection of open spaces in Arlington, MA, for the benefit of the community’s quality of life, environmental health, and all our citizens.  

default Arlington Tree Committee Popular

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Established by the Arlington Board of Selectmen to promote the protection, planting, and care of trees in Arlington. See also: http://www.arlingtonma.gov/town-governance/all-boards-and-committees/tree-committee

default Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, Cambridge, MA

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Mission:  through education, policy and outreach, to promote the power of the natural world to stabilize the climate and to restore biodiversity to ecosystems worldwide. Listing for Cambridge, MA, Meetup group, occasional events and conferences at: https://www.meetup.com/Biodiversity-for-a-Livable-Climate/

default Climate XChange

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A recognized leader in carbon pricing research. Info on Mass. carbon pricing legislation.  Climate XChange uses current data and state-of-the-art modeling techniques to provide policy makers and advocates with the information they need to envision and achieve a clean energy future that works for everyone. 131 Cambridge St., Boston, MA.

default Coalition to Save the Mugar Wetlands Popular

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This wetland site consists of 17 acres, all but 1.5 acres of which  lie in the FEMA flood zone. The developer proposes a multi-story building with 207 apartments, 12 town homes, and parking for 300+ cars.   This development requires 7 acres, including 5.5 acres in the floodplain. All traffic to and from the proposed development would travel on Lake Street and existing, narrow neighborhood roads.

default Conservation Commission, Arlington, MA Popular

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Protects natural resources in the Town of Arlington, such as lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, wetlands and floodplains, which have habitat values for the animals and plants that live there as well as filter our air and water.  Meets twice monthly at Town Hall.  

default Elders Climate Action, Massachusetts

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A national organization with an eastern Mass. chapter. They say: "Even if we recycle, compost, solar power our own homes and conserve water, it isn’t enough to stop the tidal wave of climate change.  Without strong policies to curb carbon emissions we won’t be able to make a big enough difference, fast enough. ... Elders Climate Action was formed [t]o mobilize and unite our voices to bring this message to our leaders." Also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecamasschapter/

default Food Link (MA)

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A community organization that rescues fresh food, alleviates hunger, and contributes to environmental sustainability. Collects high-quality fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, bread and prepared foods that would otherwise be wasted from 12 local grocery and prepared food stores. Distributes the food to over 30 social service agencies, including after school programs, programs for at-risk youth, low income housing facilities, homeless shelters, food pantries, and senior centers, in Arlington and other communities. Founded 2012 by two Arlington residents, now a non-profit with over 100 volunteers. See also: https://www.facebook.com/foodlinkma/

 

default Food Solutions New England

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a regional, collaborative network organized to support the emergence and continued viability of a New England food system that is a resilient driver of healthy food for all, racial equity, sustainable farming and fishing, and thriving communities.

default Friends of Alewife Reservation, near Alewife T Station

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The Alewife Reservation is a unique natural resource for the communities of Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge and home to hundreds of species. The Friends of Alewife Reservation works to protect and restore this area's water quality, native plants, animals and over 90 bird species, with paths for walking, running and biking, recreation, and for classroom education and research.  Guided walks, educational programs.

default Friends of Arlington's Great Meadows

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Arlington's Great Meadows is actually located in Lexington, just off the Minuteman Bikeway. This group focuses on educational activities, natural resource management, and conservation/legal issues.

default Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park, Arlington, MA

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Organized in 1993 to advise the Town of Arlington concerning the use, care, and maintenance of the park, and to assist in the preservation and improvement of the land, help keep and improve the fields, pond, plantings, pathways, trees, and other natural features of the park, improve species habitat and assist in the maintenance and provision of facilities furthering recreation and enjoyment of the park. The FMRP also conduct programs to educate the public and to promote the values and ideas upon which open space and community parks depend.

default Friends of Middlesex Fells

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A non-profit organization, it protects and promotes the Middlesex Fells and offers educational programs for all ages throughout the year (http://www.friendsofthefells.org/events-calendar/). The Fells have over 2,500 acres and 100 miles of trails, They straddle Rte 93 and border Winchester, Medford, Malden, Melrose, and Stoneham. The Middlesex Fells Visitor Center is on the shore of Spot Pond, 4 Woodland Rd., Stoneham.  Trail maps, park rules, recreational activities, and more at: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/middlesex-fells-reservation.html

 

default Friends of Robbins Farm Park, Arlington, MA

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A community organization promoting the beautification, restoration, and improvement of the Robbins Farm Park located across from the Brackett School on Eastern Ave. They sponsor and promote cultural, educational, recreational and other community activities throughout the year. They invite active membership in the organization and seek to represent the Robbins Farm Park community.

default Friends of Spy Pond Park, Arlington, MA

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Friends of Spy Pond Park is a separate organization from the Town's Vision 2020 Spy Pond Committee.  They complement each other.  FSPP is a nonprofit organization which supports the preservation, enhancement, and enjoyment of Spy Pond Park and Spy Pond as natural and community resources.runs work days to care for and maintain the park. The park lies between Pond Lane and Linden St. along the Minuteman Bikeway.

default Green Cambridge Popular

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Green Cambridge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Massachusetts nonprofit corporation and a founding chapter of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN).  Green Cambridge is in its second year of working with Neighborhood Solar.  Read more at http://www.greencambridge.org/

default Grow Native Massachusetts

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Every garden matters, every landscape counts.  Native plants create the foundation for healthy ecological communities and support native pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. However, the importance of native plants to stable ecosystems is not always well understood among gardeners, land managers, or the public. This is, in part, because for most of the past few centuries it has been an accepted practice for botanists, explorers, and others, to transport plant (and animal) specimens around the globe for ornamental and commercial purposes. Moving species to new continents or distant places was not anticipated as problematic, and only relatively recently have we humans begun to see the sometimes damaging and unintended consequences.

Educational programs, including the free, annual series, Evenings With Experts, held at the Cambridge Public Library.                  [LIST CONTINUES NEXT PAGE]