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The Maynard Green Book Club

February saw the first meeting of the book club in which Cradle to Cradle was the topic of discussion.

Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Library (Cullen room).       
March 8th: No Impact Man by Colin Beavan.
The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process.

Recycle Resource Page for Maynard

Most of us are easily confused about what we can and can’t recycle here in Maynard.  MCAN member Victoria Mangus has produced a resource page to be made available through the website and other circuits.  It is available on the MaynardCAN website.  Please feel free to contribute any updated suggestions.

Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET)

Coming soon - MaynardCAN HEET Workshop: How to use an Infrared Camera: Where Does My Home Need Weatherized? 

(Date TBD)

posted Sep 21, 2011, 7:49 PM by Maynard CAN   [ updated Feb 1, 2012, 7:39 PM ]


Results from Maynard Barnraising - September 17th

posted Sep 21, 2011, 7:32 PM by Maynard CAN

Thank you for volunteering at 21 Tremont Street this Saturday. Here's what we did:
  • By caulking inside, air sealing the basement, patching mortar outside, air sealing the attic, plugging old radiator pipe chases in the living room, and installing the Thermadome, we reduced the leakiness of the home by almost 20%--before the barnraising, it was 3665 CFM and after our work, it was 3050 CFM.
  • Installed two programmable thermostats, swapped out 2 lightbulbs for CFLs, installed two toilet tank banks, 1 low flow showerhead and 1 faucet aerator.
All together, this will reduce the home's carbon footprint by 1,775 lbs/year and it will save $287 in heating and water bills per year.
Melina wanted to share this with you:
Dear Barn raising crew,
Thank you for bringing your knowledge, enthusiasm and energy on a sunny Saturday to weatherize my home. The kids and I are looking forward to a toasty home this winter. It's feels great already to know that we are leaving a lesser footprint on the earth. I'm passing on the info learned to anyone who will listen.
Thank you again for your time and energy!
All the best,
Melina and family
Thanks everyone!
Ann Marie
Ann Marie Kamensky || Building Performance Professional || LEED Green Associate |

Maynard Girl Scout Troop Composting

posted Sep 21, 2011, 7:13 PM by Maynard CAN

"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, shows four types of bins: cement block, barrel, pallet, and mesh wire. These easy-to-make bins are the first step in starting your own compost area, and will save you money in the long run as you turn much of your household waste into free, nutrient-rich soil. Stop by, check it out, and get inspired to bring composting to your home!"

Newsletter - February 2011

posted Jan 30, 2011, 8:14 PM by Maynard CAN

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