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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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Computers and Energy Efficiency

These days, computers are the number one way we get our information, but there are ways to make our electronic friends more energy efficient as well:

• Turn off your computer at night or when you are not using it for several hours.
• Enable the Power Management feature for your monitor.
• Turn off your computer monitor when you are not using your computer for 15 minutes or longer.
• If you buy a new computer, consider a laptop. Laptops use only 1/4 the energy of a standard desktop. Read More »

Composting

Trash is everywhere, and it's becoming a problem. So why not answer two green dilemmas at once by transforming your lawn and kitchen leftovers into fertile soil for your vegetable and flower beds. See Concordnet.org for more information on composting. Read More »

Carpool

Not only is carpooling a great way to cut down on the nasty side-effects of gasoline emissions, but it's also a lot more fun to share the grueling Monday commute with a friend. Find Concord carpool options at:
http://www.erideshare.com/carpool.php?city=Concord&state=MA&zip=01742

Consignment: Clothing and Household

Retro truly is rad, especially these days, and so is putting a stop to the amount of trash our society creates. Instead of buying new clothing or household goods, why not check out a consignment shop the next time you need something? You can even make money consigning goods that you are no longer using (check with specific shops for their buying and selling arrangements). Some local consignment shops include: Read More »

Coffee: Wake Up to a Greener Cup of Joe

Coffee, arguably America's most beloved beverage, has become a hot topic due to the incredible strain that growing puts on soil and increasingly unsustainable farming practices. The good news is that 'fair trade' eco-coffee is now widely available. See this comprehensive guide http://www.thegreenguide.com/products/Food&Drink/Coffee for a greener cup of joe and put your mind at peace.

CCA Mission Statement

Check out what your community is doing to help the land it was built on:

“CONCORD CLIMATE ACTION” (CCA) LAUNCHED Read More »

Corporate Credit: Solar Water Heating Systems

"In Massachusetts, businesses may take a credit against the state excise tax for the purchase and installation of a solar water-heating system. The system must be installed at a commercial building, and the credit may not exceed $300 or 15% of the system cost, whichever is less. This credit expires December 31, 2007. A business may carry over unused portions of the credit for use in taxable year 2007" (DSIRE site). Check out Corporate Credit for more information.

Concord350

Welcome to Concord'350'!
The Concord350 website is a clearinghouse of ideas, photos, and news related to the creation of Concord-centric 350 events between now and October 24th.

What Does '350' Stand For? Read More »

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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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