Sustainable Arlington

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

default ARLINGTON COMMUNITY ELECTRICITY [was Community Choice Aggregation]

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Arlington Community Choice Aggregation Relaunches as Arlington Community Electricity (ACE)

New name and logo kick off ambitious campaign for clean energy!


... a Town-sponsored program which leverages the Town’s bulk buying power to competitively procure electricity for Arlington residents and businesses. The program has been active since 2017, and the new name forms part of a new campaign designed to better inform the community about their electricity options and how participating in the program can help combat climate change. ...

Image Arlington EcoWeek 2019 Popular

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 585 downloads

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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.

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default Arlington Garden Club, Arlington, MA Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 1085 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 937 downloads

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

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 1066 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 972 downloads

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default Arlington Land Trust Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 1140 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 803 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. 



pdf Arlington Sustainable Action Plan, adopted 2007 Popular

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 1690 downloads

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Arlington Sustainable Action Plan (ASAP) was approved by Town Meeting in 2007 and is now outdated. For the latest work in this area, see the Town's:

  • Clean Energy Future Committee (tasked with getting Arlington to net zero by 2050) 
  • the Town's Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) work.

default Arlington Tree Committee Popular

By In Town Websites 848 downloads

Article 16 Tree Protection & Preservation Bylaw

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default Arlington Tree Committee Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 1128 downloads

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

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

By In Town Websites 1258 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 2427 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 895 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 3035 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 854 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

default Arlington's Electricity Aggregation Program, Arlington Public News (ACMi)

By In CCA 97 downloads

Disclaimer: A goal of ACE is to produce savings for customers. Savings, however, cannot be guaranteed compared to your utility’s basic service rate which changes every six months for Residential and Small Business customers, and every three months for Large Business/Industrial customers. The ACE program seeks to provide price stability and average savings over the duration of the program, but because future basic service rates are not known, there is no guarantee of savings.

Current program rates used in calculator above. Effective dates of program rates described here. Eversource Basic Service rates change on January 1 and July 1 for Residential and Small Business accounts, and January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 for Large Business/Industrial accounts.


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Our Community. Our Power. Our Choice.


By In Community Choice Aggregation 1085 downloads

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

By In Community Choice Aggregation 852 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 999 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.