Sustainable Arlington

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

default 4. Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Popular

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 848 downloads

The switch starts here. Make the switch to clean energy and save money. 

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) provides options for homeowners including rebate programs for solar electricity or for the replacement wood-burning heating units. Their partners such as Mass Save, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and federal U.S. agencies also offer programs to help you adopt clean energy solutions in your home.

Clean Heating and Cooling

Solar Electricity

Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out

and more

 

default 5. Weatherization & Housing Rehabilitation, Arlington, MA Popular

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 851 downloads

Menotomy Weatherization Assistance Program
This program is designed to assist lower income households to reduce their heating bills by providing home energy efficiency services.  The program is operational year round. 

default 9. "Arlington group plans to tag town's 177 gas leaks," Wicked Local, 9.23.16. Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 1248 downloads

pdf A New England Food Vision Popular

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 568 downloads

From Food Solutions New England (http://www.foodsolutionsne.org/), a 48- page report on how New England can provide half of its food needs by 2060.

Image ACHIEVING THE PARIS AGREEMENT CLIMATE GOALS. Popular

By In Climate Change 244 downloads

Download (jpg, 72 KB)

Teske.Achieving.Paris..jpg

Global and regional 100% renewable energy scenarios with non-energy GHG pathways for +1.5OC  and  +2OC.

 

pdf AIFF Prop 2013 Popular

By In ECOFest 2016 108 downloads

Download (pdf, 2.17 MB)

AIFF-Prop-2013.pdf

Image Air Quality Hearing, Weymouth Compressor Station, 5.15.19. Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 246 downloads

Download (png, 322 KB)

Air Quality Hearing 5.15.19..png

Air Quality Permit Appeal

Dept. of Environmental Protection, 1 Winter St., Boston, MA

[updates at https://www.nocompressor.com/]

Support Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) and Weymouth residents at the appeal of the air quality permit for the Enbridge/Spectra compressor station planned for Weymouth. There are 3 ways to help:

default Air Source Heat Pumps Popular

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 1102 downloads

Also called mini-splits, these systems can provide air conditioning as well as heat. "[A]n air-source heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. This is possible because a heat pump moves heat rather than converting it from a fuel like combustion heating systems do."  

default Air-Source Heat Pumps: highly efficient electric cooling and heating Popular

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 739 downloads

Air-source heat pumps use the temperatures of the outdoor air to heat or cool homes or buildings. Advancements in technology over the past few years have made air-source heat pumps an efficient source of heating and cooling in cold climates like Massachusetts. Models on the market today can operate efficiently even when it is below zero Fahrenheit.

 

default Air-Source Heat Pumps: Mass. Economic Incentives beginning Oct. 2017 Popular

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 665 downloads

MassCEC offers awards to residences that install qualifying air-source heat pump (ASHP) systems, which provide highly efficient heating and cooling. Incentives are available both for qualifying mini-split (single head, multi-head, and central) systems.

Starting on October 31, 2017, System Owners and Installers may submit rebate applications through a new online application portal. Access the portal HERE.

 

default Alewife Brook Combined Sewer Overflow Control Progress Update, April 2015 Popular

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 685 downloads

... these projects are predicted to reduce average annual CSO volume to Alewife Brook by 85% (from 50 million gallons in 1997 to 7.3 million gallons), reduce the frequency of discharges from 63 times a year to seven times a year on average ...

default Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee (ABAC) Popular

By In Transportation 749 downloads

appointed by the Board of Selectmen in 1996 to advise the Town on local bicycling conditions.  The all-volunteer committee promotes all forms of safe bicycling on town roadways and the Minuteman Bikeway, from recreational riding to using the bicycle for transportation and errands.  Monthly meetings are open to the public.

Image Arlington EcoWeek 2019 Popular

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 264 downloads

Download (jpg, 54 KB)

EcoWeek 2019.jpg

Event locations all around Town, Download Schedule

Learn, celebrate and take action during this week of ecological inspiration, with something for everyone in Town. Events are free and open to the public. Themes focus on waste reduction, energy efficiency/renewable energy and environmental stewardship.

20+ events taking place at local parks, libraries and community spaces, see the full schedule here.

Contact Charlotte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." title="This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="color: rgb(94, 19, 21);">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to get involved in EcoWeek.

default Arlington Friends of Parks (Arlington, MA) Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 581 downloads

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

default Arlington Garden Club, Arlington, MA Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 700 downloads

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.  

pdf Arlington Gas Leaks Campaign, 2016 Town Day flyer Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 626 downloads

Download (pdf, 1.03 MB)

Arlington Gas Leaks Campaign, 2016 Town Day flyer.pdf

default Arlington Gas Leaks Kick-Off Event, ACMi coverage on line Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 713 downloads

Arlington Community Media Inc. filmed comments by Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine and others at the Oct. 1 kick-off event. The segment appears at about minute 6 in the newscast.

pdf Arlington Gas Leaks Map Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 609 downloads

Download (pdf, 1.34 MB)

GasLeaks_MothersOutFront_11x17_2016-09-13.pdf

default Arlington Land Trust Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 780 downloads

Seeks permanent protection of open spaces in Arlington, MA, for the benefit of the community‚Äôs 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 489 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.