Water Quality Update

Water Quality Update – August 4, 2010 4:15 PM

Due to increased seasonal water demands and  higher temperatures than normal for extended periods of time,  Chlorine disinfection levels have been increased in our distribution system.  In some areas of Town, this has the potential to result in a notable change in water taste and odor.   Read More »

Concord Public Works Declares a State of Water Supply Conservation Effort

See here for 8/4/10 Water Quality Update

See here for 7/12/10 update. Read More »

Spotlight on Community Gardens

I sat down with Kristin Baker Peck to ask her how things were going with her Community Garden this year. She's been at this for several years now (as have I), and we thought it was about time to compare notes!

Kristin Baker Peck Read More »

Concordians Addressing the Peak

Concord Light set up the Concordians Addressing the Peak (CAP) Google Group last summer for residents interested in reducing Concord’s summer electrical peak and the cost of electricity for all Town residents.
  Read More »

Hutchins Farm Opening, Spring 2010

A little heat...a little rain...and another season begins.  We've been selling garden plants (primarily vegetables and herbs) for some time now, and this week we began to set out fresh produce:  lettuce, arugula, spinach, cilantro, chard, green garlic--and as of today, strawberries.  After extensive flooding in April and some cool weather in May, our season is off to a strong start.   We'll officially open on Friday, June 4th,  and we're thrilled to have a new Farm Stand Manager--Lauren Wetherbee--with us this season  As always, our hours will be 11 Read More »

Classes Compete to See Who Can Reduce the Most

May 18, 2010, Concord, MA Read More »

Spotlight on Local Food

I sat down with Pamela Hathaway and Hilary Boynton the other night to discuss a favorite topic: local food.  Pamela and Hilary are not only Mom’s with children in elementary school who are concerned with what their kids eat, but they have also started a Nutrition Coalition at the schools so that more local foods will be served to students from local area farms.

Pamela Hathaway, Hilary Boynton Read More »

Composting Site Open for the Season, Starting April 3, 2010

The Compost Site at 755 Walden Street opens on Saturday, April 3.  The site will be open on Saturdays between 9-3 through October.  Concord residents can bring leaves and grass clippings for composting free of charge.  Brush and Branches less than 4 inches wide and 4 feet long are also accepted for a minimum charge of $5 (attendant will determine the exact charge based on volume).  Payment by check only.

Call Concord Public Works at 978-318-3240 if questions. Read More »

Spotlight on Green Renovations

I sat down with Trish and Shane Siefer as well as their builder, Corey Peck, and asked them a few questions about their home renovation and what kinds of "green" initiatives they were implementing in their new home.

Would you tell us a little bit about your home? When was it built and what is the history behind it? Read More »

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.

Syndicate content

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


Act local, think global. Help support Concord and local environmental programs.

Concord Conserves
152 Commonwealth Ave
Concord, MA 01742 USA
1 (978) 369-2472

Cultivated + nurtured by
Bartlett Interactive