May 18: Cooler Concord Sustainable Landscaping Fair

Saturday May 18th, 9 AM – 2 PM, at the Willard Elementary School, 185 Powder Mill Rd, Concord, MA 01742. The fair is being organized by Concord’s Sustainability and Energy Committee, and will feature organizations and workshops on several topics, including: Reducing a landscapes CO2 footprint.Creating gardens with drought tolerant native plants.Providing a hospitable environment for pollinators.Protecting water resources. Save the date! For further information about participating, please contact Janet Miller (janetcmiller@mac.com)

May 19: See and Test Drive Electric Vehicles in Lincoln

Join Green Energy Consumers and FPL Green for a day of electric vehicle test drives! This event is free & open to the public starting at 11:30am. (First Parish Lincoln members – come by as early as 11am) Location: First Parish Lincoln, 14 Bedford Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts 01773 Stop by and test-drive a Tesla or the Chevrolet Bolt! You can also meet EV Ambassadors with their cars and hear more about what it’s like to drive electric. Learn how you can buy or lease

Two Wayland homes get Pearl ‘Gold’ rating for efficiency

(This article appeared in the Wayland Town Crier on May 9, 2019) Two homes in Wayland can now boast that they are among the first high performing homes in Massachusetts to receive a “Gold” rating from Pearl Certification, a national program designed to help homeowners capture the value of their home’s environmentally friendly and efficient features when they sell the property. Pearl is working with MassEnergize, a local nonprofit, to promote green and energy efficient homes in Wayland and Concord. “MassEnergize

April 13: Wayland Cleans Up!

On Saturday April 13 Waylanders will come out in droves to clean up the roadsides, parks, and trails. Join us for a town-wide Spring Cleaning! The rain date will be April 20. You can clean up any time, anywhere. If you stop by our table at the Wayland Transfer Station (484 Boston Post Rd, right across the river) between 9 AM and 2 PM, you can pick up free bags and gloves, instructions on how to sort trash/recycling, and directions to the

Concord’s Electricity is 54% Carbon Free

Concord’s Municipal Light Plant has been strategically working towards a carbon free power supply, through retiring Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from renewable projects that CMLP purchases energy from, and purchasing RECs from other projects through a 0.01/kwh energy charge increase. According to the Town Manager’s report (2/25/2019) Concord’s electricity in 2018 was 54% carbon free. A great help for reducing the Town’s carbon footprint!

Hybrid was a great buy!

When the U.N. made its most recent Global Warning announcement, Waylander Steve Engler decided to act to significantly reduce his use of gasoline. He wrote us the following: I looked at the Honda Insight (Hybrid only) and the Chevrolet Volt, but in October bought a Honda Clarity! One of the better plug-ins available, I believe. I drive the first 40 miles each day on electricity only. This makes most of my days gas free! Hybrid mileage (for those above 40 miles/day) at