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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Investing: Green Securities

Also known as socially responsible investing (SRI), green investing considers the impact of your investments on the environment. There are many criteria for measuring green investments, so make sure and cross reference any investments touting themselves as "green." Helpful sites include:

http://www.socialinvest.org/

http://www.greenmoneyjournal.com/

See also Alternative Energy Stock and
Clea Tech Investing

Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

Established in 1995, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency [DSIRE] is an ongoing project of the North Carolina Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The DSIRE database is a comprehensive list of financial incentives for lowering your impact on the environment. Visit DSIRE Massachusetts for listings.

Junk mail: How to Reduce

For $15 and a few minutes of your time, you can reduce junk mail and save trees, water, and other precious resources. See: http://www.greendimes.com/

Commonwealth Solar Rebate Program: Energy Delivery - Solar Thermal

"Commonwealth Solar The Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program and the Commonwealth Solar Stimulus Rebate Program provide rebates through a non-competitive application process for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) projects. Read More »

Laundry and Energy Efficiency

Use cold water to wash clothes. Wash only full, but not overfull, loads. If buying a new washer or dryer, consider an energy-efficient model. See: http://www.energyhawk.com/laundry/index.php  

Lawn Care: Push and Cordless Electric Mowers

For a full range of push mowers, see: http://www.eco-gardening.com/mowerslawn-care.php

Lighting Systems: Conservation

Turn off lights in rooms that are not being used. If you own a business, familiarize your employees with the lighting and heating systems so they know how to turn things off and on.

Local Food

There are many reasons to buy local food, including reducing energy use, reducing sprawl and increasing connection to the environment as well as fresh food just plain tastes better.

Concord residents have many ways to participate and support the local food movement, including: 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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