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Yard waste disposal

Concord Public Works manages a drop-off program for yard waste recycling that is open to all Concord residents. Compost and wood chips made from collected yard waste are available for free to all Concord residents. See: http://www.concordnet.org/Pages/ConcordMA_Recycle/yard

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/

Hazardous material disposal for Concord Residents

Many materials fall into the category of Hazardous Waste and should not be disposed of with regular household waste. Concord Public Works provides drop-off locations for a number different materials. See: http://www.concordnet.org/Pages/ConcordMA_Recycle/house

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

Biofuels: For your car or truck

Biofuels are the future of transportational energy and that future is now. Biofuels are fuels made from plant materials that can help free America from oil dependence and cut global warming pollution. If produced the right way, biofuels will increase revenue to farmers, cost less than gasoline, and may actually improve the condition of land that is not usable for other crops.

Find out more about what biofuels can do and how they are made at NRDC.org. Read More »

Water Conservation Tips

For 100 ways to conserve water, see: http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/ For information on water use and conservation in Massachusetts, see the state Department of Environmental Protection: http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/drinking.htm

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 

Auto: Most Fuel Efficient Cars

Even driving a car once a week increases the amount of CO2 in the air, but since we all need to get around, the Union of Concerned Scientists made a report of the "Automaker Rankings 2007: The Environmental Performance of Car Companies" and a PDF of the full report.

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=...

Building: Green Construction

The construction and maintenance of buildings are responsible for 40% of US energy use and 30% of wood and raw materials use (more on these statistics can be found at Global Green USA). Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition. Read More »

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