Green Belmont Energy Tour May 20
Sustainable Belmont is excited to offer its first Belmont Green Energy Tour on Sunday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Twelve local homes and facilities will be highlighted on this tour, with homeowners and contractors present to share their stories of energy savings efforts. Some homeowners will have statistics on savings realized as a result of these innovations.
May is Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands Month
Saturday, May 12th, 1:00 pm
Embrace the Spirit of the Forest, Share in the silver maple Ingathering and Encirclement with the Friends of Alewife Reservation Earth Drum Council.
Gather with friends and neighbors of the Alewife Reservation from the Belmont, Arlington, and Cambridge communities in support of the Greater Alewife Ecosystem and the preservation of the Silver Maple Forest.
Location: From the Alewife T, walk north over Little River Bridge to Rte. 2. Take first left into Building Complex Road, walk to Acorn Park Drive, walk past large building complex to western most large parking area.
Solarize Mass Selects Arlington For Solar PV Discount Program
State program offers discounted pricing on solar electric power systems to Arlington homes and businesses
Solar 101 Kick-off Meeting May 31, 7 p.m. at Town Hall
May 7, 2012 - On April 12, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. announced that Arlington was among 17 communities selected to participate in the 2012 Solarize Massachusetts (Solarize Mass) Program, which helps residents and business owners adopt solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. To encourage participation in the program, discounted pricing is being offered by a Solarize Mass approved PV installer, with the discount increasing as more homes and businesses sign up to go solar. Solarize Mass is part of the effort to reach Governor Patrick's goal of 250 megawatts (MW) of solar power installed by 2017. The Town would like to thank its state legislative delegation for support of the Green Jobs Act and Green Communities Act. Their support allows for programs like this to be available.
Environmental Justice and Food Distribution
As food travels, so follows diesel emissions. But not all communities suffer the effects of that pollution equally.
In Recognition of Earth Day, Sustainable Arlington will host
Cate Maas from the Chelsea Collaborative
at its monthly meeting on
April 18th at 7:30 p.m.
Maas will describe the collaborative's experiences and success in working with the New England Produce Center to reduce diesel emissions at the second largest produce distribution center in the country.
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
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.