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A grassroots group of people from Bolton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to build a strong, self-reliant community 
made up of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships,
and
offers a hopeful vision for the future.

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GO GREEN COMMUNITIES

VOTE YES ON ARTICLES 24 AND 29 AT TOWN MEETING ON MONDAY, MAY 2.  HELP BOLTON GET GREEN $$$

Many Bolton residents attended an education & outreach session held on March 8that the Bolton Public Library. There they learned about the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program through the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER). Presentations given by Kelly Brown, Central MA Regional Coordinator for DOER’S Green Communities Division, and Mike Berry, Stretch Energy Code Consultant for DOER. This event was recorded by Bolton Access TV and can be viewed online at on YouTube. Go to our Green Communities page to read article and download both slideshows that were presented at the meeting.


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IT'S OFFICIAL! BOLTON IS NOW A SOLARIZE MASSACHUSETTS COMMUNITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MASSACHUSETTS CLEAN ENERGY CENTER, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RESOURCES GREEN COMMUNITIES DIVISION AND BOLTON LOCAL

SOLAR TOUR  ~ MAY 7 - STARTS AT NOON
FIND OUT MORE AT OUR WEB-SITE

What happens now? We just submitted a Request for Proposals from solar installers, and by the middle of May we will have chosen the very best installer from the competitive group of applicants. We will be able to offer prices as much as 19% lower than retail for solar installations in all cases for your home or small business. Using tiered-pricing, as more people sign up for solar, everyone’s price will drop. It’s a community project. What can you do in the meantime?

First, visit our website and sign up now for a free evaluation of your home’s potential for solar electricity production, which will start when we have chosen an installer. While  there, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. For specific questions not answered there, contact our volunteer Solar Coach Tony at SolarizeBolton@gmail.com.

Second, if you haven’t had a free MassSave Home Energy Assessment of your home or business in the last five years, sign up for one now at MassSave.  You’ll find out how you can improve your home’s efficiency and save on heating and electricity costs.


Third, go to our  website to volunteer.  We can use your help with marketing, design, event planning, canvassing etc. Our volunteer coordinator will call you.

Finally, “Like” us on Facebook, where you can watch the cool video of a solar installation going up.


THE FIX IS FREE AT THE REPAIR CAFE
Our next cafe is Saturday, May 14 from 9 am - 1 pm
FIND OUT MORE
Most items are welcome, but we specialize in
mendable clothing, lamps, small appliances, computers and other electronics, bikes, toys, jewelry, and dull blades. If your item needs a part, save time and bring the new part with you. 
Repair Cafés are springing up in the local area. The Westborough Public Library and the Westborough Rotary Club held their first Repair Café on March 19. The Stow Council on Aging held their second Repair Café on April 16. The Ayer Recycling Committee and the Littleton Common Makers will be holding their first Repair Café in Ayer on June 18.

SIGN UP FOR THE 2016 GROWING SEASON NOW
Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a novice, you can grow with us!  The Bolton Community Garden was started in 2009.  It consists of twenty 15 by 22 foot plots. It is located off Route 117 at the “Lower Field” just east of the center of town south of Bolton Senior Manor.

Go to the Garden page for more info.

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Lynn D.,
Mar 13, 2016, 3:51 PM