Sustainable Arlington was proud to present the second annual Resilient Planet Art Award to two local artists participating in the Arlington Center for the Arts' Images of Arlington exhibit at the openning reception on April 12.
Pamela Powell was recognized for her photo collage and prose piece celebrating her childhood backyard blackeberry bushes.
Lyn MacDonald was recognized for her sculptural installation of heads of cauliflower.
The Resilient Planet Art Award recognizes environmental sustainability and stewardship. In 2012 the award was presented to an artist or artists who connect with the theme - "Locovoracious - About Local Food."
The Gibbs Gallery Images of Arlington exhibit will be on display from April 2-June 15, 2012 at 41 Foster Street, see the ACA website for further details.
We wish to thank The Arlington Center for the Arts for making this collaboration possible, and to all the artists who submitted pieces for the exhibit.
The Emerald Necklace Maintenance Collaborative provides maintenance crews to care for areas within the Necklace. Crew members come from the Department of Correction Boston Pre-Release Center, where, as part of our program, they also receive vocational training in landscape maintenance and horticultural skills.
Arlington Community Education is offering lectures and workshops this spring that touch on food-related themes, among other environmental topics. Green Prosperity: the Market Gardens of Arlington: talk with local historian Dee Morris takes place on April 5, 7:30-9pm, and Can and Preserve Fruits and Veggies, taught by Robin Cohen (http://dovesandfigs.wordpress.com)happens on April 26, 6:30-9:30pm. Some talks and workshops require advanced registration and fees, for complete listings and registration see http://arlingtoncommunityed.org/registration/index.php
Arlington's LED Streetlight Installation Has Begun
Street lighting is one of Arlington’s biggest utility costs.The Town took steps six years ago to reduce this expense by installing high pressure sodium streetlights (HPS).HPS shrank the annual street lighting bill by $90,000 and cut energy consumption in half, from 2.4 million kWh to 1.2 million kWh.Today, LED technology offers additional opportunities for savings and improved safety. Compared to HPS streetlights, LED’s are twice as energy efficient and provide a 300% improvement in color rendering, better overall distribution of light, and last twice as long.The longer-lasting LED’s also reduce maintenance costs.