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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.

Public transportation: carry a book

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

Photo Voltaic [PV] Solar for Homes

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


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 »

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

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 »

Pool Pumps

Pool pumps may be cycled to minimize their operation during on-peak hours by using load management equipment similar to that used in the Concord Light Plant's existing off-peak electric hot water program. They will test existing equipment next summer

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: See Craigslist:

Recycling at the Curbside: Residential

Concord's curbside recycling and trash collection program is funded by users--no tax dollars are used to support this program and subscribers pay only for the services they receive. Reduce, reuse, recycle! For details, see:

Refrigerators: Unplug second ones when not in use

Unplug your extra refrigerator when not in use. For safe storage of unplugged refrigerators, see

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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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