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A to Z is a database of conservation measures for residents and businesses of Concord, MA. to reduce their impact on the environment. The types of conservation measures vary from food, auto, water, heat and home appliances. These measures can also be accessed using the advanced search tool.

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Holidays: Ten Ideas For "Stuff Free" Holiday Gifts

So you want to give ... nothing to your loved ones this holiday season? Or at least nothing that'll end up on a dusty shelf or in a landfill? Consider these stuff-free gift alternatives.

Read about the ten ideas gift giving ideas at Gristby clicking here .

Hazardous material disposal for Concord Residents

Many materials fall into the category of Hazardous Waste and should not be disposed of with regular household waste. Concord Public Works provides drop-off locations for a number different materials.

See: http://www.concordnet.org/Pages/ConcordMA_Recycle/house

Home Energy: How efficient is your home?

Home energy ratings provide a standard measurement of a home’s energy efficiency. Contact the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to find a home energy rater in your area: http://www.resnet.us/directory/raters.aspx

Also see: Energy Audits

Heating: Electric Thermal Storage

Concord Light offers reduced residential heating rates and rebates for installation of an Electric Thermal Storage heater. See: Concord Light plant: reducing electric bill

Personal: HEAT Loan Program

"MassSAVE, a residential conservation services program administered by Massachusetts electric companies, gas companies and municipal aggregators, with oversight provided by The Division of Energy Resources (DOER) and The Department of Telecommunications and Energy (DTE), offers no-interest and low-interest financing to help residential consumers increase the energy efficiency of their homes through their HEAT Loan Program." -DSIRE site Read More »

Insulation and sealing air leaks: Tips for homeowners

Warm air leaking into your home during the summer and out of your home during the winter can waste energy and money. You may save as much as 10% on your heating and cooling bill by simply reducing the air leaks in your home. See:  For http://www.energysavers.gov/tips/insulation_sealing.cfm 

Invasive Species in Concord, MA

For a field guide to invasive species in Concord, see: http://www.concordma.gov/Pages/ConcordMA_Bylaws/invasives

For a town GIS map of invasive species, see:
http://www.mapsonline.net/concordma/index_plants.phtml

Problem Trees: Black Locust, Norway Maple, Tree-of-Heaven, Autumn-olive

Problem Small Trees and Shrubs: Common Buckthorn, Glossy Buckthorn, European Hedge-Privet, Japanese Knotweed

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"Around the world, there has been a three-fold increase in extreme weather events over the past three decades."

From company, Munich Re via the Boston Globe

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