Sustainable Arlington

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

default Polinate New England Popular

By In Lawn and Garden CAre 562 downloads

“Populations of native pollinators--including bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, bats, and hummingbirds-- have plummeted across the United States in recent years,” says Jessica Pederson, director of public programs at New England Wild Flower Society. “The goal of Pollinate New England is to teach and encourage homeowners to plant diverse, systemic pesticide-free native plants that support a wide variety of pollinators throughout their life cycles. We hope that it will become a national model.”  

default PollinatorGardens.org Popular

By In Lawn and Garden CAre 607 downloads

This website was established by University of Vermont PhD candidate, Annie White, to share information about her ongoing research on improving plant selection for pollinator habitat restoration in the Northeast.

default Recycling Committee, Town of Arlington Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 335 downloads

Has 8 members appointed by the Town Moderator and one Town employee designated by the Town Manager. The Committee advocates and supports local initiatives to promote solid waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and hazardous waste recycling in Arlington through outreach, education and other programs and projects along with several other community volunteers.  Monthly public meetings.

pdf Revenue neutral carbon pricing for MA an economic analysis, 2014 Popular

By In Climate Change 385 downloads

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Revenue-neutral carbon pricing for MA - an economic analysis.pdf

Background information on Sen. Mike Barrett's bill S.1821, An Act Combating Climate Change.

default Robbins Farm Garden Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 342 downloads

Since 2010, a cooperative community garden project, run through Arlington's Recreation Departmentat Robbins Farm Park in Arlington, MA. Membership is limited to 20 gardeners and applications close on May 1st. They grow vegetables organically as a group, create an educational resource in the community, and continue the agricultural tradition of the farm at the park.

pdf Solarize Mass Info Sheet, 2011-2016 Popular

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 680 downloads

From the Mass Clean Energy Center (CEC), map of Massachusetts communities by year of participation, data on number f leads generated, impact of Solarize participation on total solar pv installations in each community before and after participating in Solarize, list of installers, total kW contracted.

default Somerville Community Growing Center Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 531 downloads

A ¼ acre urban oasis, designed and built by local residents and maintained by volunteers, the center provides both environmental education and cultural performances. Begun in 1994, it is a model for urban land use and collaboration between city government and local nonprofit and community agencies.  

default Students encourage the buzz around us at Great Meadows Popular

By In Lawn and Garden CAre 411 downloads

Waldorf School 3rd graders, with support from the Friends of Arlington's Great Meadows and the Arlington Land Trust, built and installed homes for pollinators.

default Sustainable Belmont (MA) Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 342 downloads

An all-volunteer group formed in 2003 to “develop and implement a variety of activities and initiatives to assist Belmont’s government, residents, and businesses in becoming a more environmentally responsible community.” The group now also focuses on selected advocacy campaigns. Members work together to find solutions that will prepare Belmont for the impacts of climate change and to be environmentally responsible for its residents. Public meetings listed on its website.

default Sustainable Lexington Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 267 downloads

A Town committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen to enhance Lexington's long-term sustainability and resilience in response to environmental resource and energy challenges.

default Sustainable Winchester (MA) Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 286 downloads

A nonprofit founded to educate and raise awareness about sustainability so that residents, officials, and community organizations can be empowered to take action in their day-to-day lives to incorporate sustainability into their community. Public meetings on the first Tuesday of every month, from 7-9 pm, usually in Town Hall, 71 Mt. Vernon Street, Winchester, at the big table in front of the Clerk's office. 

default The Boston Harbor Association Popular

By In Climate Change 550 downloads

Formed in 1973 to clean up one of the dirtiest U.S. harbors, today they continue to steward this critical part of our local environment, educate the public, and address future concerns including climate adaptation. TBHA seeks to make "Boston ... a model for creative adaptation to climate change."

default The Case Against Gas Lines Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 610 downloads

There's too much risk and not enough need.  According to authors Peter Shattuck and Jamie Howland, "In a remarkable shift from just a decade ago, natural gas now poses the biggest climate threat in the region."  (3.14.2016, Commonwealth Magazine)

default The Dark Side of ... Lawn Popular

By In Lawn and Garden CAre 777 downloads

Typical lawns may not be as pleasant as they seem -- for you, your pets, wildlife, and local water bodies. And they're a lot of work.  Readable, in-depth article from Reader's Digest ends with a reference to Doug Tallamy's important work. See also his book Bringing Nature Home.

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

By In Climate Change 215 downloads

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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 Town mulls bike-share program, favors Hubway option Popular

By In Transportation 652 downloads

A detailed report on 3 bike-share options was presented at the Jan. 9, 2017 meeting of the Arlington Board of Selectmen by bike-sharing working group volunteer Seth Federspiel.

default Town of Arlington, MA Website Popular

By In Town Websites 2467 downloads

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default Toxics Action Center Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 690 downloads

Organizing with residents to clean up and prevent pollution in New England since 1987.  Energy, solid waste, pesticides, hazardous waste sites, illegal junkyards.