Sustainable Arlington

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

default The Case Against Gas Lines Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 903 downloads

There's too much risk and not enough need.  According to authors Peter Shattuck and Jamie Howland, "In a remarkable shift from just a decade ago, natural gas now poses the biggest climate threat in the region."  (3.14.2016, Commonwealth Magazine)

default The Dark Side of ... Lawn Popular

By In Lawn and Garden CAre 1107 downloads

Typical lawns may not be as pleasant as they seem -- for you, your pets, wildlife, and local water bodies. And they're a lot of work.  Readable, in-depth article from Reader's Digest ends with a reference to Doug Tallamy's important work. See also his book Bringing Nature Home.

document THE IRMA DIARIES. Hurricane Irma, 2017 The U.S. Virgin Islands Popular

By In Climate Change 429 downloads

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Author Angela Burnett spoke at the 2018 Boston March for Science, holding up a copy of this book as she told about surviving Hurricane Irma, a category 5+ storm, in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 6, 2017. 

default Town mulls bike-share program, favors Hubway option Popular

By In Transportation 946 downloads

A detailed report on 3 bike-share options was presented at the Jan. 9, 2017 meeting of the Arlington Board of Selectmen by bike-sharing working group volunteer Seth Federspiel.

default Town of Arlington, MA Website Popular

By In Town Websites 3023 downloads

Officeial Town Website

default Toxics Action Center Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 976 downloads

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


default Transforming Communities to Survive Climate Change Popular

By In Climate Change 661 downloads

"Just as ... it’s the strength of a neighborhood that determines who lives and who dies in a disaster. Building against climate change can either support vibrant neighborhood conditions or undermine them. We know how to do both."

default Transportation and Global Warming Popular

By In Climate Change 984 downloads

Succinct overview of how U.S. transportation contributes to global warming, as compared to the world as a whole, plus steps to reduce the greenhouses gases emitted by transportation.

default Understanding the Impact of Natural Gas Leaks on Public Safety, the Environment and Your Wallet Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 838 downloads

From the Conservation Law Foundation:  Massachusetts’ antiquated natural gas distribution system ... is among the oldest in the country, as much as 157 years old in some places. Nearly one-third of the 21,000 miles of natural gas pipes running under the state’s cities, suburbs and rolling hills is outdated, and considered “leak-prone.” ... gas companies charge their customers for the lost gas, meaning that Massachusetts businesses and residents are paying tens of millions of dollars every year for gas they never receive ...

pdf Up in the Air: How Airplane Carbon Polution Jeopardizes Global Climate Goals Popular

By In Transportation 941 downloads

A Center for Biological Diversity report, Dec. 2015.  

If commercial aviation were considered a country, it would rank seventh after Germany in terms of carbon emissions. ...  by 2050, aircraft emissions are projected to more than triple. Unchecked, between 2016 and 2050 global aviation will generate an estimated 43 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions [or] more than 4 percent of the world’s entire remaining carbon budget

default US Dept of Energy - Energy Saver Blog Popular

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 1099 downloads

Smart Ways to Save Energy

default US Dept. of Energy Popular

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 1039 downloads

The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of toxic site.

default Waltham Fields Community Farm Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 539 downloads

A non-profit, supporting farmland preservation, hunger relief, and education. Offers classes for all ages, even little kids, a CSA, an organic vegetable seedling sale in the spring, and more. 240 Beaver St, Waltham, MA.

default We Need Fossil Fuel Divestment: Gaps in the MIT Climate Action Plan Popular

By In Climate Change 575 downloads


 Nov. 1, 2016    This October marked the one-year anniversary of the release of MIT’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), which seeks to use the university’s expertise in research, education, and outreach to address global warming.

default What is Net Zero - World Building Council Popular

By In Net Zero 722 downloads

What is Net Zero

default Wright-Locke Farm Popular

By In Local Environmental Groups 864 downloads

On the Arlington/Winchester line, an old farm with a beautiful old house and barn, goats, chickens, a very large pick-your-own organic raspberry patch, and walking trails, also has a farm stand, a speaker series, and youth education programs. 78 Ridge St., Winchester, MA.

default Young Voices for the Planet [youth fighting climate change] Popular

By In Climate Change 739 downloads

These inspiring, replicable youth success stories show kids “taking the reins”. They inspire youth and adults alike to embrace the seriousness of climate change and other issues and to take action.” Cherry adds, “Like the campaigns to stop smoking and littering, wearing seat belts and recycling, these films can create change from the youth up.” Beautifully shot in high def, the films are ideal for classroom inspiration or to initiate a community dialogue about reducing CO2 emissions.

default Your Arlington Popular

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 1960 downloads

Webiste with lots of news about Arlington.

default Zipcar Popular

By In Transportation 1468 downloads


default [Arl] Hazardous Waste PSA, ACMi Popular

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 883 downloads