Sustainable Arlington

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

pdf Arlington Sustainable Action Plan Popular

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 1387 downloads

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Arlington Sustainable Action Plan

default Arlington Tree Committee Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 782 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 440 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 879 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 2047 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 512 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 2717 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 523 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 742 downloads

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

By In Community Choice Aggregation 539 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 696 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 Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, Cambridge, MA Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 579 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 980 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 786 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 539 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 701 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 Urban Agriculture Task Force Popular

By In Lawn and Garden CAre 706 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 Popular

By In Net Zero 130 downloads

default Cambridge, MA, Climate Protection Plan Popular

By In Climate Change 640 downloads

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

By In Climate Change 698 downloads

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