Organizations


Related organizations
Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN)
Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN)
Foundation for a Green Future
Green Decade
Healthy Roslindale Coalition
Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET)
Massachusetts Climate Action Network
Roslindale Green and Clean
Roslindale Village Main Street
Rozzie Bikes
Somerville Climate Action
Sustainable Arlington
West Roxbury Saves Energy


Government
Boston Bikes
City of Boston 2010 Climate Action Plan (pdf)
City of Boston Climate Action and Air Quality Grants
City of Boston Environmental & Energy Services
City of Boston Events Calendar for environmental matters
City of Boston Parks Department Tree Planting Guidelines
Green Boston E-Newsletter
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)
MassDEP consumer info on Green Living


Projects From Elsewhere

City-wide composting
- San Francisco:
www.organicconsumers.org/organic/compost110504.cfm

www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Organics/Food/

sunsetscavenger.com/residentialCompost.htm

itssoeasybeinggreen.blogspot.com/2007/04/i-am-pleased-to-be-living-in-city-where.html

- Toronto:
www.toronto.ca/greenbin/index.htm




 
The Story of Stuff


This film by Annie Leonard is a great place to start. The Story of Stuff is "a 20-minute web-film that explores the often hidden environmental and social consequences of America's love affair with its stuff." The Story of Stuff site also has films on bottled water, cap & trade and cosmetics.

Note: click on the "X" in the lower right corner of the video following the words "Ads by Google" if you want to turn off the advertisement.


Information on
  1. Trees and Green Spaces – increase diversity and environmental quality in our green spaces; increase street trees, green roofs, eco-lawns, orchards, and parks
  2. Local Food and Gardens – increase home and community gardens and composting; strengthen local farms and markets; promote local food preservation
  3. Healthy Homes – increase use of green products; reduce environmental hazards and use of toxic products; improve indoor air quality
  4. Energy Efficiency – increase energy efficiency and alternative energy sources in homes, businesses, organizations and government offices; reduce our 1990 carbon emissions levels by 25% by 2010
  5. Efficient Transportation – increase walking, biking, ride-sharing, and public transit; reduce car use; promote more accessible and efficient transportation systems
  6. Waste Reduction – increase composting, recycling and reuse; reduce packaging, trash, litter, and consumption; promote barter and exchange programs 
  7. Water Conservation – increase water re-use and recycling, including rain barrels; promote water run-off management
  8. 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