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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. 

REDUCING LIGHT POLLUTION

 

As towns become increasingly dense and lighting options more affordable, there is a notable increase in the amount of light pollution across the state and around the world. Not only is light pollution (which includes over-lighting and blue-hued LED lighting) bad for wildlife and for human health, it also contributes to the climate crisis. Green Maynard aims to educate residents and businesses about the harms of light pollution.

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. 

 

The proposed North Airfield development would:
• add nearly 500,000-square-feet of hangar space for 27 private jet hangars on 49 acres
• add a potential of 81 private jets to the airfield 
• triple the private jet capacity at Hanscom
• impact 35 Environmental Justice communities
• add over 36 acres of impervious area (pavement)
• clearcut mature trees (destroying much needed CO2 sequestration & wildlife buffer)
• represent the largest single development in Hanscom’s history

 

Help stop the emissions expansion! Governor Maura Healey has the power to stop this expansion. Call her office and share your concerns. Learn more at stopprivatejetexpansion.org. 

PROTECTING BIRDS OF PREY

 

An alarming number of raptors (including owls and hawks), foxes, coyotes, and other predators have been sickened or killed after preying on rodents poisoned with second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs). With the help of Mass Audubon, Green Maynard is starting an education campaign to alert residents to the dangers of these poisons, which move through the food chain and have dire consequences for our ecosystems. 

SUPPORTING THE ASSABET RIVER

Members of Green Maynard are working to bring the natural beauty of the Assabet River to the forefront of the Town of Maynard through strategies that prioritize supporting local wildlife and biodiversity while also providing scenic, recreational, and economic opportunities for Maynard residents. 

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

​If you'd like to help with any of the above initiatives—or if you have another project you'd like to bring to Green Maynard—please email us.

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