This year MaynardCAN will be focused on these two local initiatives. If you would like to get involved contact:

1. Assabet Village Food Coop 

2. Maynard Golf Club ReUse Committee

Past Book & Film Events:
*September 20th 
The Last Mountain

*October 13th
No Impact Man 
Colin Beavan
ISBN: 9780312429836

*November 10th
Film: YERT

*December 8th
Transition Handbook
ISBN-13: 978-1900322188

Rainbarrels Delivered
MaynardCAN! and the Maynard Board of Health
have made arrangements with the Great American Rainbarrel Company to offer recycled rainbarrels for sale at 40% off their regular price. Don't forget to pick them up on May 5th next to the back entrance of Aubuchon Hardware in Maynard.  More.....

2013 Initiatives
Join us for a film & discussion

Film and Book Series

“Food, Inc.” shown on May 17th
and o
n June 21st,  the book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, and Steven Hopp.  More... 

MaynardCAN is Talking TRASH!!
Do you ever wonder what happens to YOUR household trash?

Click HERE for more details and great web resources about waste in society. 

Maynard Girl Scouts Composting Project.
As part of earning the Girl Scout Silver Award, members of Maynard Girl Scout Troop 72622 have created a display of simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself compost bins. The display, which is located at the Maynard Department of Public Works Drop-off Center at the end of Winter Street.     Click HERE for more.

The Town of Maynard’s Green Communities Committee
gave a presentation on Monday, June 6th in which provided details of the "Stretch Code
.  Greg Krantz  from "Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR" took the audience through many features of the Stretch Code, explaining how a variety of relatively conservative energy efficiency measures can be used to help residential and commercial buildings meet higher standards of construction.

What is a Green Community?

The Green Communities Designation and Grant Program works with municipalities toward qualification as a Green Community and provides funding to qualified municipalities for energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives.
By meeting the following five criteria, a designated Green Community demonstrates a commitment to reducing energy consumption, pursuing clean renewable and alternative energy projects, and providing economic development in the clean energy sector.

Criteria #1: Provides as-of-right siting in designated locations for renewable/alternative energy generation, research & development, or manufacturing facilities.

Criteria #2: Adopt an expedited application and permit process for as-of-right energy facilities.

Criteria #3: Establish benchmark for energy use and developed a plan to reduce baseline by 20 percent within 5 years.

Criteria #4: Purchase only fuel-efficient vehicles.

Criteria #5: Set requirements to minimize life-cycle energy costs for new construction; one way to meet these requirements is to adopt the new Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) Stretch Code.

Thank you to our sponsors for the 2011 Energy & Sustainability Fair.

Bill McKibben Speaks at Power Shift Conference

MassCEC Announces Residential Rebate Program for Solar Hot Water
"BOSTON—Building on the success of the Commonwealth Solar rebate programs, which have installed nearly 34 MW of solar energy throughout the Commonwealth since 2007, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today unveiled a new rebate program to help residents finance solar hot water projects."
Read the full story at the MassCEC website

MaynardCAN! will showcase a topic related to building sustainable communities every two months during 2012, with a film shown during the first month and a related book discussion the following month.  More....
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