Carbon Offsets

The phrase "carbon offsets" doesn't tell you a whole lot, which most likely accounts for some of the confusing around the topic. Carbon offsets are, in fact, purchased. Carbon offset organizations are essentially fund raising organizations which take the money you spend buying "offsets" and use it in big ways that individuals may not be able to -- for instance, to fund large alternative energy projects. So the idea is, if you drive your car 1500 miles and produce 1300 lbs of CO2, then you would buy enough carbon offsets to plant 82 trees and negate that 1300 lbs of CO2. Read More »

Electronics Recycling for Businesses

The Electronics Recycling for Businesses encourages and supports businesses that want to be environmentally friendly. Twice a year in Concord; for more information and required forms, see:

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

Water Heating Systems for Homes

For information on water heating options, including tankless (demand) systems, see the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy website: See Rinnai's tankless hot water heaters: See Solar Roofs for solar hot water systems:

Food: carbon miles

average meal in US travels 1,500 miles to get to your plate

Solar Hot Water for Homes

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

Green Energy from the Light Plant

The Concord Municipal Light Plant Powdermill Dam green power initiative

Syndicate content

Ask Henry

Have a low impact living question? Want to reduce your carbon footprint?

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


Act local, think global. Help support Concord and local environmental programs.

Concord Conserves
152 Commonwealth Ave
Concord, MA 01742 USA
1 (978) 369-2472

Cultivated + nurtured by
Bartlett Interactive