Sustainable Arlington

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

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By In Gas Leaks Campaign 1046 downloads

Study of 100 randomly selected pipeline leaks revealed the existence of 'superemitters' and potential explosion hazards.

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By In Climate Change 829 downloads

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Its mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. 

 

MAPC's Clean Energy division provides a range of services to communities, including comprehensive local energy and climate planning, energy-related technical assistance, and regional energy procurements. Its goal is to advance markets for clean technology while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuel consumption in the Commonwealth.

 

MAPC work related to climate change:

http://www.mapc.org/leap

http://www.mapc.org/climate-preparedness

http://www.mapc.org/sites/default/files/Metro%20Boston%20Climate%20Preparedness%20Commitment.pdf

http://www.mapc.org/cca

http://www.mapc.org/regional-climate-change

http://www.mapc.org/sites/default/files/Regional_climate_strategy_rev_june_2015.pdf

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By In Community Choice Aggregation 1076 downloads

buyer beware: not all purchases of renewable energy actually reduce GHG emissions! The key is “additionality” – evidence that such extra purchases actually helped add more renewable energy to the grid. In other words, the quantity of renewable energy purchased is not as important as the impact of that purchase on the grid.

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By In Climate Change 895 downloads

Mothers Out Front: "We are mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers who can no longer be silent and still about the very real danger that climate change poses to our children’s and grandchildren’s future. Our goal is to transition our society away from fossil fuels to clean energy. We do this out of our love for our children and grandchildren, and our commitment to protect their lives. Join us today by signing our Declaration of Protection for Our Children Against Climate Change."

 

Mothers Out Front is working to promote clean energy:

http://www.mothersoutfront.org/switch_to_clean_energy

Fix Massachusetts Gas Leaks:

http://wwwmothersoutfront.org/fix_massachusetts_gas_leaks

Tag Arlington Gas Leaks, Oct. 1-2, 2016:

http://mothersoutfrontarlington.nationbuilder.com/local_events.

 

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By In Gas Leaks Campaign 996 downloads

Find out the connection between 20,000 gas leaks in MA and efforts to build new gas pipelines.  Work with your local MOF team on these two important and related issues that make climate change worse.

default Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels Popular

By In Climate Change 700 downloads

Beyond Coal:  http://content.sierraclub.org/coal/  (e.g., Coal Plant Tracker)

Beyond Oil:  http://content.sierraclub.org/beyondoil/  

Beyond Natural Gas:  http://content.sierraclub.org/naturalgas/  (e.g., Fracking 101)

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Is Your Mutual Fund Company Taking Climate Change Seriously?

by Rob Berridge — Ceres  Posted on Jan 06, 2017

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MyRWA is an important non-profit environmental group based in Arlington. It works on water quality (including citizen science opportunities to contribute), public policy, education, recreation and more.  Note:  Most of Arlington lies within the Mystic River Watershed.  20 Academy St # 306, Arlington, MA

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NASA has a lot to say about preparing for climate change. Whether you are looking for a quick overview or a sophisticated discussion, this is a major resource for learning about sea level rise and its causes, the latest data, expected impacts, mitigation, adaptation and more. 

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By In Lawn and Garden CAre 1160 downloads

The latest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, events and funding opportunities.

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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, uses native plants to restore and create healthy, beautiful landscapes. They seek to inspire the conservation and application of native plants through their gardens, campus, research, education and outreach programs. In doing so, they improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and enhance human health and happiness. Excellent database.

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Arlington currently has 18,000 public trees which are cared for by the Natural Resources Division.  On this page are some helpful links about Arlington's tree population and what to do if you suspect a Town tree is diseased or damaged, recommended trees for planting, and other tree related information.

If you would like to request a street tree to be planted on your property you can do so by submitting a Tree Request via the Request/Answer Center (registration required).

For builders, please note Article 16 Tree Protection & Preservation Bylaw to see if you need a tree plan.

The DPW also works with the Arlington Tree Committee.

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Back for 2017. A limited time, group-buy program that makes purchasing solar power and solar hot water systems more affordable.

First offered in 2014. Serving Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, and Watertown.  

Read more at http://www.neighborhoodsolar.org/

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Lind to definition of Net Zero in Wikipedia.

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Recently renamed, now Native Plant Trust

"The Region's Expert on Native Plants—from the Wild to Your Backyard" 

The Society is based at Garden in the Woods, a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff members and more than 700 volunteers work throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and bank seeds for biological diversity, control invasive species, conduct research, and educate the public. 

The Society also operates a native plant nursery at Nasami Farm in western Massachusetts and owns seven native plant sanctuaries in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, six of which are open to the public.

See online an extensive list of classes and live webinars and also the Go Botany plant id tool.

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By In Lawn and Garden CAre 1625 downloads

  • welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown
  • excellent winter and summer conferences

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a volunteer board appointed by the Town Manager, with approval by the Board of Selectmen. Prepares and monitors the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan. The updated Plan for 2015-2022 was recently approved by the state. The complete Plan is posted on OSC page of the Town website.  Ann LeRoyer, Chair.  Monthly meetings open to the public.

 

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