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Single-use Plastic Checkout Bag Ban in Retail Stores

A group of Acton residents is leading a campaign called BAN THE BAG ACTON.  They are proposing a Town bylaw that would prohibit single-use plastic checkout bags at retail stores, and encourage people to bring their own reusable bags.

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Statement on new school building location

At the December 11, 2018, Green Acton meeting, this statement on the new school building location was agreed to:

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Town response to Green Acton’s Kelley’s Corner statement

On May 18, 2018, Green Acton agreed on a statement on the Kelley’s Corner Infrastructure Project, and sent that statement in an email to the Kelley’s Corner Steering Committee. View that statement here.

Here is the text of the response we received from the Town, reformatted for the website. See the original of that response here. Continue reading

Acton Sustainability Policy Approved by Board of Selectmen

On December 10, 2018, the Board of Selectmen reviewed a third draft of a proposed Acton Sustainability Policy, and passed it unanimously. It can be read at http://www.acton-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5275/Town-of-Acton-Environmental-Sustainability-Policy-Final   Continue reading

Warrant Article: Town of Acton Plastic Bag Reduction

Sponsored by: Petitioners

To determine whether the Town will vote to amend the Town Bylaws by adding a Bylaw for the elimination of thin-film single-use plastic checkout bags as follows, or take any other action relative thereto.

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Perspectives: 1,4-Dioxane in Acton Water

By Lucy Kirshner

A year ago, I passed a neighbor on the street who shared her anxiety. “There is poison in our water!” she began. “It’s 1,4-Dioxane and the town knows, but all they’re doing is diluting it, not removing it.” Continue reading

Introducing Green Acton “Perspectives”

The Green Acton website is introducing a new feature called “Perspectives.” Until now, Green Acton’s web material has been informational, and presented in a third-person, organizational voice. Perspectives pieces, in contrast, will allow for expression of personal reflection, experience, and opinion.

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Green Acton Monthly Meetings

All are welcome to our monthly meetings, listed below. Agendas & minutes are here in our Green Acton Announcements Google Group.  Continue reading

May 2018 Green Acton Statement on Kelley’s Corner Infrastructure Project

Public Statement about Kelley’s Corner Infrastructure Project Approved by Green Acton Directors 2018-05-18
Sent to Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Kelley’s Corner Steering Committee
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Meeting Guidelines

Green Acton Meeting Ground Rules
Approved at February 2018 Meeting

Consensus requires bringing all of our best thinking to bear on identifying how the group will proceed on any given question or issue. Each group has its own way of accomplishing this. Continue reading