Residential

Food: Eating Locally

Buying and eating local food can reduce your diet's impact on the environment. Concord Agriculture Committee is putting together a brochure of Concord farm stands (check back later for more information). Read More »

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 .

Green Energy from the Light Plant

The Concord Municipal Light Plant Powdermill Dam green power initiative

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.

Gardening: Community Gardens

Concord has two community gardens; one is located in West Concord and the other near Concord Center. Town residents are eligible to rent 25 x 30 plots on an annual basis. Contact Community Garden Coordinators Pamela Hathaway (plhathaway@comcast.net) or Jim Catterton (jim.catterton@verizon.net) for more information.

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 »

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

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

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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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