going green

Get a free home energy use assessment. Look into Energy saving household appliances, refrigerators, washing machines and dryers..

Water conservation helps prevent water pollution in  lakes, rivers, and local watersheds. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with treating and distributing water.

Buy an electric car, or choose one with a higher MPG. Go with an alternative – commuter rail, bus, MBTA, car pool, or ride share. Take your bike.

Recycling saves landfill space, conserves resource, saves energy and saves water. Recycling is a beginning consider reducing your waste and reusing what you have. 

A regional sustainable food system based on ecological practices protects more prime farm land, and contributes to a healthy environment. Consider joining a CSA.

With the increase in population and limiting number of resources, sustainable living has become a necessity. Make use of green tips to help reduce your environmental impact

The Climate-Friendly Gardener offers adaptive tips for gardening  and ‘low impact’ lawn care to improve soil and reduce global emissions.

Use this free ‘Carbon Calculator’ for individuals and households. Support Carbon Offsetting Projects.

It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Freecycle is a nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free.

30 million tons of plastic waste generated in the US in 2009, only 7 percent was recovered for recycling? Here are 17 ways to reduce your plastic waste.