Sustainable Arlington

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

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By In Lawn and Garden CAre 382 downloads

Jeremy Marin's website.  He teaches Compost 101, blogs about compost and other gardening topics, and has been an EcoFest contributor.  The related Facebook page is called Allium Fields. He also knows a lot about energy efficiency.  

default Arlington joins climate change pledge Popular

By In Climate Change 329 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 Arlington Land Trust Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 565 downloads

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 Mothers Out Front, Mobilizing for a Livable Climate Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 250 downloads

Focus on (1) gas leaks and pipelines, (2) promoting local renewable energy, and (3) environmental justice.  Watch this short video made by Arlington High School graduate Josh Katofsky to learn how Arlington Mothers Out Front worked with the town government to bring Community Choice Aggregation to our community. 



default Arlington Tree Committee Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 567 downloads

Established by the Arlington Board of Selectmen to promote the protection, planting, and care of trees in Arlington. See also:

default Arlington Tree Committee Popular

By In Town Websites 182 downloads

Article 16 Tree Protection & Preservation Bylaw

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default Arlington [MA] Department of Planning and Community Development Popular

By In Town Websites 538 downloads

... is committed to improving the quality of life for Arlington's residents by improving housing opportunities, transportation access, economic development to enhance the vitality of our business districts and generate commercial tax revenue, providing opportunities for low and moderate income households, and preserving and promoting the town's natural, historic, and cultural resources.  DPCD is focused on planning, redevelopment, and creating future development opportunities.

default Arlington [MA] Open Space Plan 2015-2022 Popular

By In Town Websites 1829 downloads

The Plan covers Arlington's many open space and recreational resources as well as plans to protect and maintain them as the Town changes and develops.

Note: Section 4: Environmental Inventory Analysis, Sec. G. Environmental Challenges, and Map 4-3. Water Resources, Wetlands, and Floodplains.

default Arlington [MA] Park Improvement Projects Popular

By In Town Websites 308 downloads

Details of the Reservoir Master Plan; ADA upgrades; current and recently-completed projects at Robbins Farm Park and Magnolia Park.

default Arlington [MA] Recycling, Trash, Composting Popular

By In Town Websites 2402 downloads

WHAT YOU CAN -- AND CAN'T -- RECYCLE: detailed list. Recycling & Trash pickup calendar; news updates; composting; and pop-up Recycling Center one Sat./month. 

default Arlington [MA] Weatherization & Housing Rehabilitation Popular

By In Town Websites 306 downloads

Menotomy Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to assist low-income households to reduce their heating bills by providing home energy efficiency services.  The program is operational year round. 
For Weatherization Brochure, click: Weatherization Brochure.
For Arlington Home Improvement Program, click: Arlington Home Improvement Program


By In Community Choice Aggregation 471 downloads

See also Arlington Mothers Out Front at

default Benefits of Arlington Local Green by Alice Trexler, Arlington Mothers Out Front Popular

By In Community Choice Aggregation 338 downloads

Discusses the benefits of Arlington Local Green (aka Community Choice Aggregation electricity program) , Also describes differences between this electricity source and others currently available to Arlington residents.  

pdf Beyond Natural Gas: Protecting our air, water, and communities Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 511 downloads

natural gas is not a climate solution — but is part of the problem. By working to end destructive drilling practices, limit the expansion of natural gas consumption and by preventing the export of natural gas — our goal is to end our reliance on dirty dangerous natural gas and fracking.

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

By In Climate Change 731 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, Cambridge, MA Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 396 downloads

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:

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

By In Climate Change 735 downloads

[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 Building Resources Popular

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 591 downloads

This nonprofit works to inspire, educate, and empower homeowners to increase the efficiency and value of their homes. They offer affordable solutions, including classes and an excellent building materials resale program, including kitchen cabinets.  You can donate materials them, too.

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

By In Climate Change 333 downloads

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

default Bringing Nature Home: How you can sustain wildlife with native plants Popular

By In Lawn and Garden CAre 509 downloads

Much-admired author Doug Tallamy shows how everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity and why it matters so much.