Sustainable Arlington

Arlington Vision 2020 Committee/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter

pdf (a) Arlington Sustainable Action Plan Popular

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Arlington Sustainable Action Plan

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

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... 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 Land Trust Popular

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Its mission  is the permanent protection of open spaces in Arlington, Massachusetts, for the benefit of the community’s quality of life, environmental health, and all our citizens. It was formed in 2000 when concerned residents recognized that an increasing number of privately owned lands were being sold for development, but there was no local organization that could offer advice and counsel about alternative land conservation choices.

pdf Arlington Sustainable Action Plan Popular

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Arlington Sustainable Action Plan

default Coalition to Save the Mugar Wetlands Popular

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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

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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 ...

default Hull Wind Popular

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Hull Wind is a member, Citizens for Alternative Renewable Energy

default Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition (GWAC) Popular

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Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition (GWAC)

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The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) is a statewide organization that coordinates the work of locally organized groups across Massachusetts fighting the climate crisis.


We have a large and vigorous community of 46 chapters (in a fifth of MA communities), hundreds of members, and others who communicate, network, and share information related to climate action.

Our chapters represent a broad cross-section of community-based grassroots organizations, and we have solid collaborative relationships with them.

We also work closely with other environmental and community-focused organizations working to create solutions to the climate crisis.

MCAN was founded in 2000, and in 2009 became a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

default Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) Popular

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MyRWA is an important non-profit environmental group based in Arlington. It works on water quality (including citizen science opportunities to contribute), public policy, education, recreation and more.  Note:  Most of Arlington lies within the Mystic River Watershed.  

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Union of Concerned Scientists

Palm Oil Scorecard: Ranking America’s Biggest Brands on Their Commitment to Deforestation-Free Palm Oil


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Created by John Pickle, DEW Educator, Arlington, MA, and demonstrated at a recent Arlington EcoFest.  Several picture posts have been installed in Menotomy Rocks Park.

default Somerville Community Growing Center Popular

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A ¼ acre urban oasis, designed and built by local residents and maintained by volunteers, the center provides both environmental education and cultural performances. Begun in 1994, it is a model for urban land use and collaboration between city government and local nonprofit and community agencies.  

default Time Trade Circle (local area)

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A local time bank. Spend an hour of your time performing a service for somebody else, get credited with one Timebank Hour. Cash in that Timebank Hour on a service provided by another member of the bank. Whether you give a music lesson, take care of someone's pet, volunteer at a community center, or help someone get to a doctor's appointment, one actual hour equals one Timebank Hour.

default Toxics Action Center Popular

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Organizing with residents to clean up and prevent pollution in New England since 1987.  Energy, solid waste, pesticides, hazardous waste sites, illegal junkyards.

 

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Article from the Environmental News/Reuters from 1-18-08 about the growth of Wind Power as a contributor to the nation's energy portfolio.

default Your Arlington Popular

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Webiste with lots of news about Arlington.

default [Arl] Hazardous Waste PSA, ACMi Popular

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default [Local] Time Trade Circle

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Local to the Arlington area.  They keep track of time. Spend an hour of your time performing a service for somebody else, get credited with one Timebank Hour. You can cash in that Timebank Hour on a service provided by another member of the time bank. Whether you give a music lesson, take care of someone's pet, volunteer at a community center, or help someone get to a doctor's appointment, one actual hour equals one Timebank Hour.