"The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment, not the reverse."
- Herman Daly, environmentalist and former Senior Economist at the World Bank
Zipcars are now available in Belmont. There are two cars behind the Fire Station in the Center: a Volvo S40 and a Mazda 3. To take advantage of this program you have to join Zipcar online at www.zipcar.com , and then reserve the cars online for however long you want to take them out. There is a membership fee and then you pay an hourly rate of $9.25 for the Belmont cars, more or less for others.
If demand warrants they likely will add more vehicles and locations in Belmont.
Upcoming Sustainable Belmont Meetings
All events are open and free to the public!
1/4 (Wednesday) We'll explore the topic of e-waste; the problems and opportunities associated with discarding unwanted consumer electronics. A short film and discussion will follow.
Attendees are encouraged to bring in any styrofoam packaging they may have acquired over the holidays and we'll transport this to a recycling center.
Belmont Public Library Flett Room 7–9pm
2/1 (Wednesday) Are you tired of high heating bills and want to do something about it? Then join us for a presentation on how best to weatherize your home. Paul Eldrenkamp, a local expert on air sealing and insulation, and owner of Byggmeister, will offer advice on weatherizing existing housing stock.
Belmont Public Library Assembly Room 7-9pm
Other notable events:
2/4 (Saturday) A benefit and celebration performance to "Save the Maple Forest" will be hosted at the First Parish Unitarian Church in Arlington. Click here for more details. $
Kind regards and stay mindful of your impact on the environment!