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Green Acton to Hold Home Weatherization "Barn Raising"

Thursday, November 18, 2010
"When was the last time you heard about a barn raising in New England? Green Acton wants to bring back this tradition–with a twist. Instead of raising walls and a roof, Green Acton will help one lucky homeowner raise building energy efficiency through a weatherization blitz."

Beacon Online

Acton Receives Green Community Status from State

By Becki Harrington-Davis
May 25, 2010, Acton, Mass.
Gov. Deval Patrick designated Acton as a Green Community today along with 34 other cities and towns in the state. The designation entitles Acton to apply for a share of $8.1 million in grants for green energy projects.

Boston Globe Online

Green organization in action

Thursday, July 26, 2009
"Green Acton, a grassroots group that has taken on several environmentally friendly projects in its first year, is looking ahead to new initiatives this fall."

Special to the Beacon

Solar Panels: Let the sun shine in

Thursday, July 9, 2009
"By the summer of 2008, the state of Massachusetts offered generous rebates to households producing solar power. This convinced me to pay attention and grasp the science."

Special to the Beacon

Green Acton hits one year mark

Thursday, June 25, 2009
"One year ago, on May 20, 2008, 15 Acton residents got together to form a broad-based green group that would look at all kinds of environmental issues and figure out new ways of tackling them."

The Beacon

Acton Green Energy Fair focuses on improving environment

Thurs. May 21, 2009.
Acton, MA - Despite the gray afternoon, things took on a distinctively greenish hue at R.J. Grey Junior High School where dozens of residents gathered on May 17 to learn about the latest in renewable energy.

The Beacon

Benson wants plastic grocery bags taxed

Thurs. April 30, 2009.
Acton, MA - State Rep. Jen Benson, D-Lunenburg, filed legislation that would levy a 5-cent tax on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets to cut the number of bags that wind up in landfills or as litter.

The Beacon

Board urges green priorities

Wed. March 18, 2009.
Acton, MA - Town officials have already made reducing climate change a priority for Acton and now they're voicing their concerns at the national level.

Boston Globe

Hub among 1,000 cities to turn out lights for climate change

Wed. March 11, 2009.
Boston, MA - Boston and Acton join Earth Hour celebration.

The Beacon

Selectmen create green board

Thu. Nov 06, 2008.
Acton, MA - The Board of Selectmen voted this week to create a new town board to advise them on how to best achieve their goal of making the town more environmentally friendly.

Globe Northwest

Going green

Sun. Oct 26, 2008.
Acton, MA - The new group Green Acton is focusing on townwide approaches to saving energy and being environmentally responsible.

The Beacon

Green team gets its start in Acton

Fri Sep 26, 2008.
Acton, Mass. - Following the lead of many surrounding towns, environmentally concerned local citizens have formed a new group to come up with ways to make Acton a greener community. News