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Take Our Clean Tech Survey

Green Maynard would like to learn more about what clean technology residents are using in their homes—from heat pumps and solar energy to electric vehicles and induction stoves. We’re also seeking volunteers who would be willing to serve as a “coach” for other residents interested in installing clean tech in their own homes. 

Take the Town Trash Survey

The Town of Maynard Solid Waste & Recycling Task Force is assessing Maynard’s trash and recycling program. They are tasked with trying to strike a balance between services residents need or want, services residents are willing to pay for, and how much trash and recycling services truly cost. Environmental and fiscal sustainability are important considerations the Task Force is weighing in evaluating trash and recycling services.

Please take this 5–10 minute online trash and recycling survey and share your feedback.

Help Stop Private Jet Expansion at Hanscom—
or Anywhere

Developers are planning a 500,000-square-foot expansion at Massport-owned Hanscom Field for private luxury jet use. This immense expansion plan has the potential to single-handedly undercut the total combined greenhouse gas reductions that Massachusetts and our cities and towns are working to achieve. Learn more about the proposed expansion—as well as what actions you can take to stop it—at

stopprivatejetexpansion.org, a coalition of state and local organizations, and on the Current Initiatives page.

Green Meadow School Update

Green Maynard applauds the Green Meadow Elementary School (GMES) Building Committee for voting at its June 12th meeting to choose a geothermal HVAC system for the new building. We are eager and hopeful that they will see this commitment through to ensure a sustainable and economically sound building to serve Maynard children and the broader community for generations to come.

 

On July 7, members of Green Maynard met with several representatives of the school building committee to learn more about where the town is in the building process, what residents will be voting on at Town Meeting in October, and what happens after the vote. Read our summary of the meeting on our GMES blog post.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.:  Green Maynard at Maynard Fest!

Tuesday, October 10, at 7 p.m.:  Special Town Meeting at Fowler School

You can find more on our events calendar.

Mail

Interested in Green Maynard meetings or events? Sign up for our mailing list! We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. (Member meetings are generally held on the second Monday of the month at 8 p.m. via zoom.)

Support Green Maynard

Green Maynard is a volunteer-led 501(c)(4) nonprofit committed to raising awareness about the climate crisis and advocating for sustainable policies. If you would like to help support our work, please donate!  

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Green Maynard has partnered with Energy Sage, a nationally recognized independent consultant that can help homeowners find the best solar and heat pump solutions. It offers educational resources, calculators, and marketplaces to help you learn about and shop for solar and heat pumps. These services are completely free and 100% online.

Per our partnership with EnergySage, consumers who sign up through Green Maynard and complete the installation process with an EnergySage rooftop solar installer will receive $200, or $75 when subscribing to a community solar farm on EnergySage. Homeowners who select an EnergySage heat pump installer will receive $100. (Green Maynard does not receive revenue through this partnership.)

 

Visit EnergySage or learn more on our Green Resources page.

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Compost Your Food Waste

If you don't compost at home, use an at-home compost bin from the Town of Maynard, or you'd like to compost items like meat and dairy, Black Earth is Maynard's compost collection option. With all the other items you can compost with Black Earth, you can reduce your landfill waste and save money on trash stickers. (And if enough residents sign up, the price of pickup will come down.) Find out more on our blog or at blackearthcompost.com.

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