A to Z

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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Natural Gas Heating Rebates 2014

Rebates are offered by National Grid for installing a natural gas heating system. For more info and the rebate forms, see here for water heaters and here for boilers and furnaces.

Paper Recycling and More: Businesses

Concord sponsors a biweekly paper recycling program for Concord businesses and a twice a year business recycling event for fluorescent bulbs and electronics. Some businesses are also eligible to participate in Concord's curbside collection program. For more information, see http://www.concordnet.org/Pages/ConcordMA_Recycle/commercial

Photo Voltaic [PV] Solar for Homes

PV - Solar electric. Research websites, write a brief description and add links.

Paper or plastic? Neither!

Paper or plastic? Neither - BYOB [bring your own bag] See Grist article

Public transportation: carry a book

When you take public transportation, take a book along and turn waiting time into reading time.


According to the American Forest and Paper Association, the average American uses more than 748 pounds of paper per year, and waste paper is America’s single largest export by weight. Paper manufacturing alone is the third largest use of fossil fuels worldwide and the single largest industrial use of water per pound of finished product. Read More »


There are dozens of printers that are now certified by The Forest Stewardship Council as sustainable. Click here to see a list of printers by state [PDF]http://www.fscus.org/images/documents/FSC_certified_printers.pdf  

Review this website for help finding an environmentally friendly printer: http://www.greenbiz.com/

Green Power Available In Concord

Green electricity is now available from Acton Hydro and the Concord Light Plant! Electricity generated from hydro-electric power stations produces minimal pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Sign up for Green Power today from the Concord Light Plant by contacting: Dale Cronan (978) 318-3102 or via email dcronan@concordma.gov.

Starting in early 2008 a limited supply of green electricity will be available in 100 kilowatt hour increments for $3 per increment every two months. Read More »

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Why Conserve?

"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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