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CONCORD OFFERS the following environmental services and programs for businesses.

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Commonwealth Solar Rebate Program: Energy Delivery - Solar Thermal

"Commonwealth Solar The Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program and the Commonwealth Solar Stimulus Rebate Program provide rebates through a non-competitive application process for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) projects. Read More »

Lighting Systems: Conservation

Turn off lights in rooms that are not being used. If you own a business, familiarize your employees with the lighting and heating systems so they know how to turn things off and on.

News and Education

Stay up to date with environmental news, education and commentary from these renowned organizations: Grist World Changing Treehugger Sustainable Metropolis

Public transportation: carry a book

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

Printers

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/

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

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 »

Refrigerators: Unplug second ones when not in use

Unplug your extra refrigerator when not in use. For safe storage of unplugged refrigerators, see http://www.cpsc.gov/BUSINFO/rsa.html

Reuse: Buy Used or Secondhand

Buy used or secondhand, whether a computer or a car, and save money while protecting the environment. Also see Consignment: Clothing and Household for more information. See Freecycle Concord on this site See ebay: http://hub.ebay.com/buy See Craigslist: http://boston.craigslist.org/

Solar Energy

Find out about solar energy and how you can use the sun to reduce your fuel bills and impact on the planet. See: http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/alternatives/resources_ma.cfm Also see: http://findsolar.com/index.php

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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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