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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

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 »

Printers

There are dozens of printers that are now certified by The Forest Stewardship Council as sustainable. Click here to see a list of printers by state [PDF]http://www.fscus.org/images/documents/FSC_certified_printers.pdf  

Review this website for help finding an environmentally friendly printer: http://www.greenbiz.com/

Paper

According to the American Forest and Paper Association, the average American uses more than 748 pounds of paper per year, and waste paper is America’s single largest export by weight. Paper manufacturing alone is the third largest use of fossil fuels worldwide and the single largest industrial use of water per pound of finished product. Printing inks and toner are the second largest uses of carbon black, which is primarily manufactured by the incomplete combustion of oil.1

Guide to Earth-Friendly Papers Read More »

Public transportation: carry a book

When you take public transportation, take a book along and turn waiting time into reading time.

Paper or plastic? Neither!

Paper or plastic? Neither - BYOB [bring your own bag] See Grist article

Photo Voltaic [PV] Solar for Homes

PV - Solar electric. Research websites, write a brief description and add links.

Paper Recycling and More: Businesses

Concord sponsors a biweekly paper recycling program for Concord businesses and a twice a year business recycling event for fluorescent bulbs and electronics. Some businesses are also eligible to participate in Concord's curbside collection program.

For more information, see http://www.concordnet.org/Pages/ConcordMA_Recycle/commercial

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