A to Z

A to Z is a database of conservation measures for residents and businesses of Concord, MA. to reduce their impact on the environment. The types of conservation measures vary from food, auto, water, heat and home appliances. These measures can also be accessed using the advanced search tool.

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Electric Heat Weatherization

For homes with electric heat, rebates of up to $1,000 will be offered for the cost of certain weatherization measures, from the Concord Light Plant. Plans include rebates of 40% on the cost of ceiling, floor, wall, duct, and pipe insulation, HVAC dust sealing, and general air sealing including blower door testing. For more details, contact concordlight@concordma.gov or call 978-318-3151.

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.

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).

Hutchins Farm: Local, organically grown produce (Monument Road)

Also see: Localvores Read More »

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 »

From farm to table

You may have heard the acronym CSA before, but if you’re like many people,you may not be certain what it is. Over the past two decades, community supported agriculture has gained in popularity — and for good reason. Find out all about CSAs and how you can sign up for this way to buy local, fresh, heirloom, unusual and seasonal produce.

How to get CSA shares Read More »

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.

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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