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Sustainable Social at Savino's

Tuesday, 2014 November 4, 7 PM
RSVP appreciated for planning purposes
Come treat yourself and talk shop - all Belmont greenies of all persuasions are welcome! Volunteers on the Green Communities application will be present to talk about it, as well we have heard from folks keen to talk food – what better environment to talk food?! 

Sustainable Belmont
Regular Meeting

Wednesday, 2014 November 5, 7 PM
Belmont Public Library, Flett Room
Agenda will include discussion of the Green Communities Application and related outreach and reductions through behavioral measures. We will be joined by Gerry Boyle, Director of Facilities and Maria Petrova, Ph.D. whose research includes work on renewable energy, Sustainable Communities and acceptance of projects locally.

Bottle Bill

What does a "Yes on Question 2" mean? 
It would add a refundable nickel deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices and other “on-the-go” beverage containers. A 'Yes' on 2 would also re-establish the Clean Environment Fund, earmarking unclaimed deposits to improve recycling, clean up parks and fund other environmental projects.Check out this FAQ. 
We need multiple strategies to get 100% recycling compliance – that's what the numbers show. Get in touch with locals in Belmont working on this issue:
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Easy Peasy

Act and Volunteer

Help spread the word on this and reduce our residential energy consumption.

100 Homes in 100 Days

The Belmont Light Energy Efficiency Grant Program includes 2 new opportunities for customers as of October 15th:
  1. Weatherization “grants” for $1,500 worth of products and services for a co-pay of just $299 (limited to 100)
  2. Heat pump “grants” for $500-$1,500 off of high efficiency heat pump heating and cooling systems (limited to 50).

This program is made possible by the MA DOER awarded Belmont Light $240,250 in spring 2014. A portion of this award will also go to retrofitting streetlights to LED.  
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See our peer orgs for upcoming events:
•  Massachusetts Climate Action Network 
•  Concord Climate Action Network
•  Sustainable Arlington 
•  Sustainable Winchester
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Mothers Out Front

Local Mothers Out Front volunteers living in Belmont are helping residents support renewable energy – you can join in! Read More.
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Save the Date

Green Burial Panel
Thur., January 29th evening (time tba)
Belmont Media Studio

We are pleased to share this upcoming event, as it has long been requested by interested residents.

The Belmont Health Collaborative is organizing a panel discussion of 4 professionals in the field of green burials. Panelists include: Judith Lorei, a natural burial advocate and co-chair of the Green Burial Committee in western MAHeather Massey, a Home Funeral Guid, educator and board member of the National Home Funeral Alliance; Ruth Faas, who offers biodegradable caskets and support at Mourning Dove Studio; and Raya Gildor, who heads the eastern Mass chapter of the Funeral Consumers Alliance (617-859-7990).

The Funeral Consumers Alliance (FCA) is a national nonprofit organization that protects consumers' rights to choose meaningful, dignified, affordable funerals.

Sustainable Belmont supports this presentation by spreading the word. We look forward to future events of shared interest.

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Members of Sustainable Belmont at a march
In nature nothing exists alone. — Rachel Carson
Helping Belmont to be an environmentally responsible community

Sustainable Belmont is an all-volunteer organization and a task force of Belmont's Vision 21 Implementation Committee. We hold regular discussions, workshops and presentations to enable the community to be environmentally sustainable. Meetings and events are open to the public. You can reach Sustainable Belmont members by email:

Kind regards from,  Kate Bowen (Chair); Darrell King (Co-Chair) and John Kolterman (Adviser)

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