December 11, 2008
There’s a wonderful Home Energy Efficiency Team that’s been leading energy conservation “barnraisings” in Cambridge. They gather volunteers, both skilled and novice, and implement low-tech strategies to stop air leaks around basement sills and doors and windows. Check out this video to get a feel of the fun and learning that’s taking place. http://blip.tv/file/1494341/
And if you’ve done all the weatherizing and insulating that you can do in your home and still want to cut your carbon use, check out this video for instructions on how to make a small solar heater that multiplies the solar gain of a sunny window.
December 2, 2008
Going green means more than windfarms on the Cape and solar panels in the suburbs. Saturday, Dec. 6th a growing movement announced itself with a call for energy savings, quality jobs, and healthier urban communities.
The Boston Green Justice Coalition is a group of community organizations, labor unions, and environmental organizations that have come together to make sure that good jobs and other benefits for low-income families are realized out of Boston’s green efforts.
coming up soon…
Low Carbon Living group
Monday, Dec. 15, 6:30pm
Harbor School, 11 Charles Street, across the street from the Fields Corner T-station.
Join a small group for a series of 4 meetings focused on measuring and reducing your “carbon footprint.” Use the Low Carbon Diet workbook to learn tips and tricks for saving money while you help save the world. See the power of your actions at home magnified as you connect with others doing the same in Boston and elsewhere. And if you’ve already done what you can at home to conserve energy and reduce your “carbon footprint,” learn how to teach your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors how to save energy too. Info: Chris at ACORN at (617) 436-7100