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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.

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

Invasive Species in Concord, MA

For a field guide to invasive species in Concord, see: http://www.concordma.gov/Pages/ConcordMA_Bylaws/invasives

For a town GIS map of invasive species, see:
http://www.mapsonline.net/concordma/index_plants.phtml

Problem Trees: Black Locust, Norway Maple, Tree-of-Heaven, Autumn-olive

Problem Small Trees and Shrubs: Common Buckthorn, Glossy Buckthorn, European Hedge-Privet, Japanese Knotweed

Insulation and sealing air leaks: Tips for homeowners

Warm air leaking into your home during the summer and out of your home during the winter can waste energy and money. You may save as much as 10% on your heating and cooling bill by simply reducing the air leaks in your home. See:  For http://www.energysavers.gov/tips/insulation_sealing.cfm 

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