Making a Difference at the Local Level



 Green is indeed Gold.  A recent study by Deutsche Bank reveals a tremendous win-win potential for the investment in energy efficiency in the the US.  Read the study here. 



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The Cushing Village Project is advancing along and the developers are eager to receive input from the community. You can get on their mailing list by requesting so at:  OR  check out their blog at:
Chris Starr, one of the developers behind the project, will be providing a brief update at our 4/4 meeting.

Upcoming Sustainable Belmont Meetings    
All events are open and free to the public!

3/7 (Wednesday)  "Establishing Sustainable Local Food Systems Through the Power of Partnership"  This talk will be presented by Mary Joan McLarney from the USDA and Paul Browne, supervisor of food services for Belmont Public Schools.  Mary Joan has won several national awards for her efforts of raising the nutritional quality of Somerville's elementary schools.
Wellington School cafeteria, 121 Orchard St.,  7-9pm

4/4 (Wednesday)  "Sustainability by Design: A Progress Report"  by  Dr. John Ehrenfeld.  Dr. Ehrenfeld is a distinguished professor, environmentalist and author of Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming our Consumer Culture.
First Church of Belmont - Parish Hall, 404 Concord Ave.  7-9pm

4/29 (Sunday)   Annual Sustainable Belmont Planning Meeting - Here's your chance to get involved and help shape the future direction of Sustainable Belmont. 
Belmont Hill School  1-3:30pm

5/2 (Wednesday) Presentation by Belmont resident and host of NPR’s  Sunday evening program,   Humankind ,  on his recent public transportation series, Passengers. Also, an update on alternative transportation in Belmont by Energy Committee co-chair Ian Todreas. 
Belmont Public Library Assembly Room  7-9 pm

5/16 (Wednesday)  A presentation and demo of the Copenhagen Wheel by the designers at MIT.  Learn how this invention of 2 parts bicycle, 1 part iPhone and 1 part Prius may yield a practical personal transportation break through.
Belmont Town Hall - Selectmen's room  455 Concord Ave  7-9pm

5/20 (Sunday)  Green Energy Tour in Belmont  See how your neighbors and local businesses are doing their part to lower their carbon footprint.
mark your calendar and stay tuned for details
6/6 (Wednesday) - Time Trade Orientation meeting to initiate a Belmont Time Trade circle.  This would allow people to barter hours and skills and become part of a national movement.
Belmont Town Hall Selectmen's Room,  7-9pm

Other notable events:

3/31 (Saturday)   - Eco Fest  all about food...everything from your garden to your plate  
Arlington Town Hall 10am-2pm

   Kind regards and please stay mindful of your impact on the environment!
   John Kolterman
   chair, Sustainable Belmont

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