Ways To Be Green
Take these actions to help make Roslindale a greener, more sustainable and more cohesive community. Suggest an action or project.
  • Solar: Want to put solar panels on your roof? Make your own clean, renewable electricity, and help make Roslindale a greener community! Can't put panels on your roof? Go with community solar! For both options see Go Solar.
  • Energy efficiency, do-it-yourself: Take some practical steps to save energy. Use Michael Blasnik's talk: “Home Energy Savings Myths and Facts” as your guide. Slide 15 is a particularly useful list of things you can do to save energy including estimated dollar savings per year.
  • Healthy Homes: Take charge of the chemicals in your home -- learn what's in your cleaning products, which brands are the most environmentally friendly, and how to make your own cleaning products.
  • Information and Advocacy – increase environmental awareness and involvement of residents, schools, businesses, organizations and neighborhood associations; measure energy use, recycling and other relevant sustainable and unsustainable activities
  • Local Food and Gardens – increase home and community gardens and composting; strengthen local farms and markets; promote local food preservation
  • Transportation – increase walking, biking, ride-sharing, and public transit; reduce car use; promote more accessible and efficient transportation systems
  • Trees and Green Spaces – increase diversity and environmental quality in our green spaces; increase street trees, green roofs, eco-lawns, orchards, and parks
  • Waste Reduction – increase composting, recycling and reuse; reduce packaging, trash, litter, and consumption; promote barter and exchange programs 
  • Water Conservation – increase water re-use and recycling, including rain barrels; promote water run-off management
  • Wind: Solar's not right for you? Get your electricity from the wind!

Keep informed, get involved...
  • Let us know your interests and sign up for our announcement list 
  • Let us know if you'd like to help with an existing project
  • Tell your friends and neighbors about GreeningRozzie
  • Propose a project (whether or not you can lead it)

Help needed...
  • We need people to help create informative web pages for this site. Our summer intern Meredith has led the way with some great pages on green cleaning. Have experience in the area? Great. Always wanted to put together an informative webpage but don't know how? It doesn't matter, we'll teach you. Interested? Let us know here. Questions? Contact Kim at info@greeningrozzie.org
  • We're working on a way to monitor the watering of the newly planted street trees in Roslindale to better insure their long-term survival. Let us know here if you can keep track of a tree and submit updates online. This is a joint project between Roslindale Green & Clean and GreeningRozzie. Questions? Contact Pam at pmsinotte@gmail.com
  • Would you like to see more community gardens in Roslindale?  Let us know here. Questions? Send us a message at info@greeningrozzie.org
  • We're working on making our houses and apartments more energy-efficient. Interested in helping or in making a place you live more energy-efficient?  Let us know here. Questions? Contact Eric at info@greeningrozzie.org
  • San Francisco started a composting program with restaurants and now collects from homes. Toronto collects from over half a million homes. This can divert anywhere form 12 - 19% of the garbage stream. Interested in see this type of program piloted in Roslindale? Interested in helping?  Let us know here. Questions? Contact Kim at info@greeningrozzie.org

New projects...
  • What do you want to see GreeningRozzie doing? What would you like to participate in? Got a burning idea? Propose a project.