Sunday, September 15

Next Hudson CAN Meeting

If you live, work, worship, or recreate in Hudson and you are concerned about climate change, please join us for our next meeting:

Date: Saturday, 1/11/14

Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: TBA

Concord Acts on Single-Serve Bottled Water: Ideas for Our Communities

Two years ago, Concord became the first town in the US to ban single-serve, PET-bottled water, and last year voters there defended this new law against a repeal attempt. 

What were the reasons for the ban? What are the economic costs and environmental impacts of bottled water? Which is healthier—tap or bottle? How have Concord businesses, schools, and community groups worked to help town residents and the many people who visit Concord’s historical sites every year “back the tap?” 

Meet and talk with Jill Appel, one of the primary organizers for the Concord bottled water ban. Jill will talk about the history of the campaign, how organizers worked with town groups and small businesses to address concerns and build support, and steps other communities can consider to promote the shift from single-serving bottles to more sustainable water use. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013
6:45 – 8:30 p.m.
Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton
Sponsored by: Assabet River Valley Green-Rainbow Party
For more information, contact Danny Factor, 978-835-5788, or

5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference

Hope to see you at the

5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference

Your Future in Clean Energy and Sustainability

October 3, 2013  |  Marlborough Holiday Inn 

For more information and to register visit, 


Monday, April 22

Hudson Light & Power Department Photovoltaic Incentive Program

Hudson Light & Power is now offering a photovoltaic incentive program.

Incentive Highlights:

Incentive type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Technologies: Photovoltaic (PV)
Applicable Sector: Residential/Commercial/Industrial/Municipal
System Maximum capacity: 100 kW DC
Incentive Amount: $1.00/watt
Maximum Incentive: $5,000 per residential customer, per installation, per 12-months period
$10,000 commercial/industrial/municipal customer, per installation, per 12-
months period
Program Budget: Limited and capped
Restrictions: Only HLPD customers in good standing qualify. Subject to applicable restrictions in the
HLPD Rate Schedules and prior agreements
Ownership of Renewable: Grid connected HLPD customer

HLPD offers rebates to HLPD customers who install photovoltaic systems on their property. Project eligibility for a rebate is dependant on on-peak availability in order to calculate the full amount to be allocated to the customer.

Customers will be required to have an automatic switch that disconnects the PV system from the grid in the event of a power failure.

Contact: HLPD Engineer, 49 Forest Avenue, Hudson, MA 01749.
Phone: (978) 568-8736

Two websites where further information on local products and contractors can be found are and

The HLPD reserves the right to modify or terminate this program without prior notice. Check with the HLPD on the program status and availability of funds.

Wednesday, April 3

Solar Energy Forum

A Public Solar Energy Forum

Date: Wednesday, 4/10/13

Location: Stow Town Hall

Time: 7-9 pm

Friday, March 29

OARS Water Forum

“Choosing the Fate of our Water Resources: Adapting to Climate Disruption”
Saturday April 6
8:30 am-1 pm
Clock Tower Place, Maynard

OARS Water Forum will bring current research on the impacts of climate change, case studies of innovative projects in Massachusetts that improve the resilience of our water resources, and an update on our rivers’ health and how to adapt to climate disruption. Presenters include Dr. Paul Kirshen, best known locally for his work on the Climate Impacts on Metro Boston (CLIMB) project and the recent Boston Harbor Association report “Preparing for the Rising Tide.”  The forum will be interactive, with game scenarios that will challenge participants to make investment decisions about water infrastructure in the context of a changing climate.