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See you at Meet Belmont! on August 26th!

The Green Garden Tour – September 7th, 12-3 pm

Come visit some of the most sustainable gardens in Belmont and talk with their miracle-workers! You will find everything from hoop-houses to compost know-how; beautiful perennials to delicious annuals…and yes, a bunny tractor! Pick up some new knowledge, commiserate on the dry season and enjoy the day with us. Maps available at the Beech Street Center that day or Download here (available soon).

This year we send a big THANK YOU to Mary Beth Calnan, Town Recycling Coordinator and all the folks at the Department of Public Works for making one “Brave New Composter” available for our free raffle. image002DPW sells these for $25 (a bargain) – here’s a view of one on Newton’s website  to give you an idea. Enter in-person only at Meet Belmont or at the Beech Street Center between noon and 2 p.m. Raffle will be at 3 p.m.

We are also thrilled to have our tour this year the same weekend as the Watertown Chemical-Free Garden Tour and the Cushing Square Arts Festival.

Small-Scale Solar Still in Question – Stay Connected 

The Municipal Light Advisory Board has closed its submission period for public comments on proposed changes to net metering (as of August 15th). At least 140 comments opposing the proposed changes were submitted. Read a primer and recent updates.

What can you do now?

Attend the public hearing scheduled for September 18, 7 PM at the Chenery Middle School. Read the extended commentary submitted by members of Sustainable Belmont’s Energy Working Group, which both opposes the proposed changes and offers viable alternatives (this file includes comments submitted by individuals, as well). As always, voice your concerns to your elected officials.

Ongoing Initiatives

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