Save the Date!
7th Green Belmont Garden Tour

Volunteers draw names for the 2016 Garden Tour Raffle.

Who will the lucky winners be this year?! Thanks to Amanda Mujica (right) for her ongoing support of the rain barrel program in Belmont.

Sunday, September 10th
11:oo AM to 3:00 PM
Maps available at Beech Street Center

A great variety of gardens – several completely new spots! You can enter for a chance to win a rain barrel or a compost bin at any of the gardens. On-line maps will also be available on the day of the tour. More info here.

Special Thanks to Volunteer Organizers: Jeri Weiss, Nancy Forbes, Martha Cohen, Lucia Gates, and Jan Kruse; and thanks to Amanda Mujica for organizing our raffle items, Phil Thayer for help with signage, and Kate Bowen for brochure and maps.

Small Window of Opportunity to Make a HUUGE Environmental Impact in Belmont

Image of incinerator pollution

Incinerator similar to where Belmont’s trash is sent.

Pubic Meeting
Sept. 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Belmont Town Hall

There are few local decisions that could match the environmental impact of metering trash using Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT). Belmont’s waste contract will go out to bid later this year, making this an important moment in moving forward with our Climate Action Plan. Conservative estimates from two independent sources show Belmont could reduce its trash by 25%, with the equivalent CO2* reduction of nearly 4000 metric tons yearly–the same as reducing the town’s home energy use by 4.5%! PAYT improves efficiency, saving the town 25% on its disposal and incineration costs. By making returning all bag fees to households, it would cost the average taxpayer nothing.

More information on how PAYT works, see presentation by Carolyn Dann from Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection: PAYT_Belmont 04-05-17

See the April SB presentation at Belmont Media: http://www.belmontmedia.org/watch/public-access-tv/public-access-variety

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