Concord’s Goal: Concord’s buildings and solid waste system minimize GHG emissions and are resilient to a changing climate.
This involves electrifying and improving the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings, setting bold sustainability standards for new municipal buildings and schools, and setting policies and incentives that encourage sustainability and resilient design.Learn More
Buildings are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Join the Town in taking steps to upgrade to more efficient systems.
Concord’s Goal: Concord’s electricity is 100% carbon-free, reliable, and affordable.
We are striving to achieve this goal by redesigning electricity rates to support energy conservation, peak load management, electrification, and renewable energy generation. We will also provide incentives for businesses and homeowners to invest in renewable energy while shifting CMLP’s electricity supply to 100% carbon-free sources by 2030.Learn More
The Town is working to cut its greenhouse gas emissions through shifting to renewable energy and installing more energy efficient systems. You can help us make a difference by saving energy in your own home.
Concord’s Goal: Everyone has access to zero-carbon transportation options to commute and get around Town.
To achieve this, Concord will need to increase use of public transportation, improve availability, accessibility, and connections between bicycling and walking paths and sidewalks, and increase the number of electric vehicles.Learn More
Cycling and walking provide a healthy alternative to getting around when you need to and a great way to enjoy the great outdoors. Concord has a wealth of trail resources to help you get out and about.
When you need to get to Boston, avoid the traffic and parking headaches by hopping on the commuter rail.
By reducing the time you spend driving your car, you can cut down on your personal greenhouse gas emissions. Going electric or opting to ride a bike are great ways to make a difference all while getting to your destination.
Concord’s Goal: Concord’s natural resources are enhanced and supported to provide resilience benefits to the community and to maximize biodiversity and carbon sequestration.
The Town will achieve this through the development of a forest management plan, promoting sustainable landscaping practices, increasing indoor and outdoor water conservation, and ensuring the benefits of the tree canopy is maintained and enhancedLearn More
Climate change and pollution threaten our natural resources. By taking steps to reduce harmful runoff and create healthy soil, you can help keep our environment healthy for plants, animals, and people.
Concord’s Goal: Concord’s critical infrastructure is designed to reduce emissions and be prepared for projected climate impacts.
This involves developing an integrated water resource management plan, updating stormwater regulations, and increasing the use of green infrastructure and low impact development.Learn More
Climate change is bringing hotter days and more intense storms that threaten the health and safety of our community. Proactively preparing your household for these effects will help prepare you for climate hazards.