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Mustang Crew Team Seeking Old Electronics

Wondering what to do with old electronics and appliances? The Harvest Your Energy Fair and Friends of Medford Rowing answer that question for you! Bring them to Electronics Recycling Day! Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Harvest Your Energy Fair, sponsored by City of Medford and the Massachusetts Energy […]

Bishop Blesses Medford Church’s Solar Panels

Bishop Bud Cederholm, retired Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, also know as the “Green Bishop” for his work advocating for environmental causes in Massachusetts and nationally, blessed the new 25 Kw solar array at Grace Episcopal Church. The installation of the solar array is the result of years of work by the […]

Mystic River Fall Cleanup Set for Saturday

Friends of the Mystic River will hold its 19th annual Mystic River Fall Cleanup from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Check-in is at the Condon Band Shell park on Mystic Valley Parkway (Route 16), east of Winthrop Street across from St. Joseph’s Church. Volunteers are invited to collect trash and […]

Deadline Approaches for Medford’s ‘Green Awards’

The September 6 deadline for the Second Annual Medford Green Awards nominations is quickly approaching. Sponsored by Mayor McGlynn in conjunction with the Medford Chamber of Commerce and the Medford Energy Committee, the Green Awards program is a way to thank those businesses, residents and organizations that have implemented sustainable practices that will improve the […]

Grace Episcopal Church to Install Solar Panels

Grace Episcopal Church in Medford is getting ready to install a 25kW solar array on their buildings. On Sunday, Ben Mayer and Anna Guigli, of SunBug Solar spoke to a full house at Grace’s Coffee Hour to tell members about their soon-to-be-installed solar array. The church’s solar installation will provide about 65% of the electricity […]

City: Please Don’t Leave Your Vehicle Running

Waiting for someone and think it’s ok to leave the car running, especially in this heat? Think again. The City of Medford’s Energy Committee has just launched a campaign to educate residents about the dangers, myths, and costs of letting your engine idle. The Energy Committee cites several compelling facts about idling that they hope […]

Green Initiatives Underway in Medford

Newly appointed Energy and Environment Director Alicia Hunt has wasted no time in her new position. Hunt has announced several “green” initiatives taking place in Medford. On May 4, during the Medford Square clean up, the city announced its second annual Green Awards program that recognizes “businesses and residents in the community committed to improving […]

Friends of the Mystic River Spring Clean up April 27th

Friends of the Mystic River will hold its 18th annual Mystic River Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the fourth year in a row, the Spring Cleanup meeting place will be at the Hormel Stadium parking lot adjacent to Mystic Riverbend Park. Volunteers are invited to meet at […]

City Appoints New Energy & Environment Director

Medford’s new Energy and Environment Director Alicia Hunt (pictured, far right) with Mayor Michael McGlynn in a Prius on-loan to the city in 2011. The City of Medford is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia Hunt as the new Director of Energy & Environment/Environmental Agent for the City. Alicia has served in the Office […]

Medford to Participate in Regional Solar Energy Program

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) announces the selection of Broadway Electrical Company, Inc. as the regional solar developer for 17 cities and towns in Greater Boston. These municipalities are now eligible to enter into solar “energy management services” agreements with Broadway, guaranteeing them low-cost solar energy for up to 20 years without the risks […]

NM Gov, Tufts Grad, Keynote Speaker at Energy Conference

The Tufts Energy Conference (TEC), a dynamic forum for cross-border and cross-sector discussions on pressing energy issue, announced that Governor Bill Richardson will deliver a keynote address on Saturday March 2 at TEC 2013: Powering Global Energy Security. Richardson, who completed his second term as Governor of New Mexico in January 2011, will speak as […]

MWRA Wins National Award for Saving Water, Energy

The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA), which provides water to millions in the Greater Boston area, has been recognized with a national award for its program that saves both water and energy. According to a press release, the MWRA’s Long-Term Sustainability Program has won a national award from The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy […]