Green Acton Accomplishments

Green Acton/LWV Event: Panel Discussion of 1,4-Dioxane in Acton’s Water (October 15, 2018)

The Green Acton Water Committee and the Acton-area League of Women Voters are sponsoring an educational panel discussion about 1,4-Dioxane in Acton’s water supply.

Green Acton Retreat (March 26, 2017)

Green Acton held its first retreat on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Assabet Valley Nature Preserve in Sudbury, MA.  The retreat ran from 10am to 4pm and was facilitated by Sarah Bursky, a community planner who works for the National Park Service.  Sarah has close to 20 years experience in capacity building for nonprofit… Continue reading →

First Lego League Presentation (December 12, 2016)

First Lego League 6th grade girls’ team presentation: Microfiber pollution of oceans. All from different schools. There are three parts to this team’s competition project: (1) the project they’re presenting today, for which they had to research a problem within the theme of interaction between humans and animals (“animal allies”). They chose how microfibers (tiny… Continue reading →

Hosted Sen. Jamie Eldridge – “Green” Initiatives (October 17, 2016)

At the October 2016 Green Acton meeting, State Senator Jamie Eldridge spoke on “green” initiatives and bills pending at State House. Positive steps, if underwhelming, from last session In Aug., Gov. Baker signed the omnibus energy bill, which included 1,600 MW of offshore wind and 1,200MW of hydropower. Eldridge’s gas leaks language was included in… Continue reading →

Presentation on Electricity Aggregation (June 6, 2016)

Acton Town Manager Steve Ledoux gathered together a small group to prepare a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen about choosing an aggregator.

Planet Chillers: 2014 Siemens Team (December 27, 2014)

The Planet Chillers came to Green Acton in the Spring of 2014. They spoke to us about the impact of food choices on climate change.

Acton Cleanup Day (December 24, 2014)

Acton Clean Up Day started in South Acton, organized by Betsy Eldridge. Her son, Jamie Eldridge, now State Senator, brought the event to the entire town.  

Drop & Swap Days (December 24, 2014)

From 2010 – 2013, Green Acton organized an annual Drop & Swap Day in May, held at the Conant School. These were valuable in keeping a lot of gently-used items  out of the landfill and in to the hands of other people who could use them. Providers of specialty recycling and reuse services were also… Continue reading →

Ace reDeucers: 2012 Siemens Team (February 1, 2012)

A team of four RJ Grey Jr High students called the Ace reDeucers attended the February 2012 Green Acton meeting and educated us on how and why to reuse and recycle tennis balls. Visit the Ace reDeucers Website for more.

“Transition” towns initiative (September 1, 2011)

Acton Transition Study Group Local Resilience & Relocalization Perhaps you’ve arrived at this page wondering what “Transition” is. Or maybe you already know a lot about the Transition movement, and wonder what it could mean for Acton. Or perhaps you just want to find out how to start pitching in. Acton in Fall The idea… Continue reading →