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CONCORD OFFERS the following environmental services and programs for businesses.

See also a list of town departments or Ask Henry.

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Eco-Booth

Bamboo is a gorgeous, durable and renewable resource that Boothster.com has developed into the most eco friendly banner stand on the market. The graphic is printed beautifully on biodegradable cotton, and it comes in a durable carrying case.

Financial Assistance: Business Expansion Initiative

"The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), as administrator of the state's Renewable Energy Trust Fund, is offering financial assistance in the form of loans to support renewable energy companies entering or expanding within the manufacturing stage of commercial development. Applicants must be companies that currently, or plan to, manufacture renewable energy technology products in Massachusetts. These may be new products, existing products or a combination of the two. Read More »

Green Meeting

Meet with your business associates or household to discuss how your business or family can care for the environment. Discuss impacts and think about ways to reduce these impacts. Appoint someone the Green Manager. Ask this person to perform an environmental audit and research ways to "green" your home or place of work.

Green Energy from the Light Plant

The Concord Municipal Light Plant Powdermill Dam green power initiative

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

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

Investing: Green Securities

Also known as socially responsible investing (SRI), green investing considers the impact of your investments on the environment. There are many criteria for measuring green investments, so make sure and cross reference any investments touting themselves as "green." Helpful sites include: http://www.socialinvest.org/ http://www.greenmoneyjournal.com/ See also Alternative Energy Stock and Clea Tech Investing

Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

Established in 1995, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency [DSIRE] is an ongoing project of the North Carolina Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The DSIRE database is a comprehensive list of financial incentives for lowering your impact on the environment. Visit DSIRE Massachusetts for listings.

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 

Junk mail: How to Reduce

For $15 and a few minutes of your time, you can reduce junk mail and save trees, water, and other precious resources. See: http://www.greendimes.com/

Ask Henry

Have a low impact living question? Want to reduce your carbon footprint?

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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