5th Annual Spring Green Up Day (and Shred Day!)
Saturday, April 27, 2012
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: All of Hopkinton!
Join us for Hopkinton's 5th Annual Spring Green Up by meeting at the Town Common at 9:00 am on April 27th. Many town organizations, clubs and neighborhoods will again be participating in our effort to clean up Hopkinton. Please grab a pair of gloves and a garbage bag and either head out your door to pick up trash or identify an area of town that needs clean up and head there. We will be working with town groups to organize clean up of areas in need of clean up. Please let us know where you plan to go so that we do not duplicate efforts. Let's make this year our best year yet!
Harvey’s will be donating three dumpsters for the effort as well as help will be coming from the police department to identify illegal dumping areas in town. Meet at the Town Common at 9:00AM on April 27th. We will be handing out gloves and trash bags for anyone who is interested.
The Shredding Truck will also be parked near the Common from 9am-2pm, so bring your documents to be shredded!
SOLAR 201 VIDEO (scroll down the right hand column on the HCAM page to find the video)
SOLAR 101 VIDEO (scroll down the right hand column on the HCAM page to find the video)
SOLARIZE HOPKINTON FLYER (information on pricing, etc.)
Bring on the Sun!
Yes, you have heard correctly: The town of Hopkinton has been awarded a Solar Grant by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC)! Hopkinton’s Sustainable Green Committee has scheduled an informational “Solar 101” event for May 30th at the Senior Center meeting room from 7:00 to 9:00pm. The CEC will be there to explain in detail how the Solarize program will work for town residents and business owners. The event will consist of a brief presentation followed by a Question & Answer session. Whether you are itching to install solar, or have never given it a thought, come and see what it is all about. The Solarize program allows residents and business owners to choose how the systems are ultimately purchased, so leave those ‘cost’ perceptions at home and venture over to the Senior Center for an enlightening event. You just might be able to reduce your energy bills for the next 20-30 years!
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has selected several towns, Hopkinton being one of them, to participate in a group purchase program to increase solar energy installations throughout Massachusetts. 17 towns were selected out of 86 eligible communities.
Visit the Solarize Massachusetts website for further information about this program:
Please also "like" the Solarize Hopkinton Facebook Page to keep updated with information and developments:
And follow @SolarHopkinton on Twitter.
You may also send an e-mail to SolarizeHopkinton@gmail.com with any questions regarding this program.
HopGreen has donated 3 Watt Meters to the Hopkinton Public Library. A Watt Meter is an electricity usage monitor which connects to appliances and assesses efficiency . It has a large LCD display counts consumption by the kilowatt-hour and can calculate electricity expenses by the day, week, month, or year.
The Town of Hopkinton and the Sustainable Green Committee was awarded a grant by the Clean Energy Choice program. The proceeds of the grant were to be used for outreach materials on the use of renewable energy. HopGreen used these fund to purchase the following books for the library:
|Green from the ground up||Johnston, David|
|Wind energy Basics||Gipe, Paul|
|Power from the wind||Chiras, Dan|
|Homeowner's guide to renewable energy||Chiras, Dan|
|New solar electric home||Davidson, Joel|
|Solar water heating||Ramlow, Bob|
|Renewable Energy Handbook||Kemp, William|
|Power from the sun||Chiras, Dan|
|Citizen-powered energy handbook||Heinberg, Richard|
|The Sustainable Home||Stringman, Cathy|
|Home Power Magazine (3 YR subscription)|
The books were on display at the library and each book contains a bookplate which read as follows:
Donated by the
Using a Grant from the
Clean Energy Choice Program