Climate Actions

Sustainable Belmont helps individuals and groups interested in actions that will mitigate climate change impacts and that will reduce carbon emissions. The items below pertain to resilience in the face of climate change.

Climate Action Plan

At the November 16, 2009 Special Town Meeting, members overwhelmingly passed a resolution (Article 6 of the Warrant for Special Town Meeting) to reduce Belmont’s carbon dioxide emissions using the CAP as a reference guide. Read more here.

Stormwater Working Group

The Belmont Stormwater Working Group – a collaborative team of the Belmont Citizens Forum and Sustainable Belmont – is investigating areas suitable for ‘green’ rainwater treatments and applying for funding of such projects You can participate in these efforts, all levels of participation are appreciated, by contacting: bcfprogramdirector@gmail.com. Learn more here.

 

Rain Barrel Purchasing Program

This program is sponsored by Sustainable Belmont in partnership with the Great American Rain Barrel Co. and with support from the Town. It has yielded installations in more than 230 homes in Belmont. If each barrel fills in a storm, that is 8,520 gallons diverted, to then be slowly released during a drier period. The program runs in June and you can learn about it at the annual Town Day. More here.

If you interested in volunteering with related initiatives, please contact sustainablebelmont@gmail.com.