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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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 dcronan@concordma.gov.

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

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:

http://www.concordnet.org/Pages/ConcordMA_Recycle/curbside

Refrigerators: Unplug second ones when not in use

Unplug your extra refrigerator when not in use.

For safe storage of unplugged refrigerators, see http://www.cpsc.gov/BUSINFO/rsa.html

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: http://hub.ebay.com/buy

See Craigslist: http://boston.craigslist.org/

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Solar Hot Water for Homes

To find out about solar hot water systems for your home, see:

Solar Power for Businesses

To find out about tax deductions, exemptions, credits, and other incentives for solar energy use by businesses in Massachusetts, see the Database for State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE):

http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/map2.cfm?CurrentPageID=1&State=...

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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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