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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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ConcordTrader Consignments

ConcordTrader is a consignment store based in West Concord, MA since 2004.

Below are some of the items they consign: Read More »

Drop Off-Swap Off

If you're looking for a life revamp, check out the two Drop Off Swap Off days held each year by the Town of Concord to encourage residents to recycle unwanted household items. See: http://www.concordnet.org/Pages/ConcordMA_Recycle/dropoff

Green Dry Cleaning

In about 85% of dry-cleaning shops, perchloroethylene (or “perc”) is used, a chemical that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers both a health and environmental hazard. So before you drop off that stack of shirts that will probably survive your delicate cycle anyway, learn more about the environmental impact of dry cleaning and about green dry cleaners: http://www.ucsusa.org/publications/greentips/do-green-dry-cleaners-exist...

Energy Audit: Home or Business

Learn about how much energy you're using -- for free! The Concord Municipal Light Plant offers free energy audits to residential and commercial customers. Residential customers call 888-772-4242 for on-the-spot energy-saving advice and/or to schedule an audit. Commercial customers call 978-318-3101 for details.

Other energy audit providers: Read More »

Energy Hotline: Concord Light Plant

When you need good answers, go straight to the source. Call the Concord Municipal Light Plant for immediate answers to your questions on saving energy: 888-772-4242. Or visit Website Hotline.

Electronics Recycling for Businesses

The Electronics Recycling for Businesses encourages and supports businesses that want to be environmentally friendly. Twice a year in Concord; for more information and required forms, see:

http://www.concordma.gov/Pages/ConcordMA_Recycle/tv

Personal Exemption: Energy Conservation Patent

"Massachusetts offers a personal income tax deduction for any income received from the sale of a patent or royalty income from a patent deemed beneficial for energy conservation or alternative energy development." -DSIRE site

For more information view Personal Exemption.

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.

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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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