Sustainable Arlington

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

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

By In Climate Change 435 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 604 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.

default Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA) Popular

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The Cambridge, MA Community Development Department has done an intensive study of anticipated local climate change impacts for 2030 and 2070.  Useful graphics and maps are posted online with the March and December 2015 reports.  Some future flooding scenario maps of the Alewife area include detailed information for East Arlington.

default Cambridge Urban Agriculture Task Force Popular

By In Lawn and Garden CAre 617 downloads

... to explore issues surrounding the development of urban agriculture in Cambridge [and] to propose a comprehensive urban agriculture ordinance that will take into account a broad range of urban agricultural activities.

default Cambridge's 'Passive House' Is Built With Focus On Affordable Housing, Climate Change New

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default Cambridge, MA, Climate Protection Plan Popular

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default Cambridge, MA: Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience (CCPR) Plan Popular

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  • The City has begun work on the Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience (CCPR) Plan, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018.  

default Car Emissions and Global Warming Popular

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The Union of Concerned Scientists discuss fuel-efficient vehicles, cleaner fuels, electric cars and trucks, and their plan to cut oil use in half in 20 years.

pdf Carbon Pricing The Basics Popular

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Why we need Massachusetts State Senator Mike Barrett's bill S.1821, An Act Combating Climate Change

default cities project NPR'S SERIES ON URBAN LIFE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Popular

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Articles on innovations in transportaton, housing, and designing for climate change.

default City of Boston, Preparing for Climate Change Popular

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Sea-level rise, heat waves, and increasing storm intensity threaten Boston’s infrastructure, tax base, natural resources, residents, businesses, and institutions. Climate adaptation -- preparing for the different local environmental conditions that result from climate change -- is an essential part of climate action.

default Climate Change and Home Buying "You’re Buying a Home. Have You Considered Climate Change?" Popular

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From the "Your Money" feature, New York Times (12.2.16.), a discussion of climate change and the residential real estate market, with issues to consider.


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National Park Service Director on climate change threats to National Parks and how to inspire the next generation of stewards to usher parks into a new century of management practices.

default Climate Ready Boston Popular

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an initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare our City for climate change.


This report includes high-quality maps and as a result may have a slow load time... You can also read this report by reserving a hard copy through the Boston Public Library.  

default Climate XChange Popular

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Climate XChange seeks to reduce global warming pollution and strengthen the economy through comprehensive market-based carbon pricing in Massachusetts.

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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

By In Local Environmental Groups 619 downloads

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 Combined Sewer Overflows along Alewife Brook Popular

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 648 downloads

CSO discharges have ... been reduced by ... 48% since 1987 to the Alewife Brook.  ...  Because of increased health risks associated with CSO discharges ... avoid ... contact with waterbodies during rainstorms and for at least 48 hours following a CSO release ...  

Image Communicating the Climate Crisis

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default Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a State Policy Popular

By In Community Choice Aggregation 654 downloads

Community choice aggregation (CCA) is a state policy that enables local governments to aggregate electricity demand within their jurisdictions in order to procure alternative energy supplies while maintaining the existing electricity provider for transmission and distribution services. Many states passed CCA laws as part of electric restructuring legislation in the late 1990s and early 2000s. States that have passed CCA laws include California (2002), Illinois (2009), Massachusetts (1997), New Jersey (2003), Ohio (1999), and Rhode Island (1997). There are many reasons that a community may choose to develop a CCA, including the option to purchase more green power, reduce electricity cost, and provide power from more local sources.