Welcome to the on-demand library of videos from the Framingham Sustainability Committee and Framingham Public Library's Sustainability Series, providing you with information on various sustainability topics including: Solar PV, electric vehicles, energy efficiency, and heat pumps. Check back for a calendar of upcoming live events from the Sustainability Series.
FRAMINGHAM CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
The City of Framingham is developing a roadmap to reduce carbon emissions and increase community resilience to climate change. The City is focusing on equitable community engagement and invites community voices into this process. Tune in to learn about the Climate Action Plan and hear initial feedback from the first workshop.
COMPOSTING - THE NEXT FRONTIER
Learn the ins and outs of curbside compost collection for households, cafeterias, and commercial spaces. Katy from Black Earth Compost tells us how we can handle organic waste collection—the same way we used to when putting out the trash and recycling. Find out how organic waste is converted to nutrient rich compost, a sustainable replacement for synthetic fertilizers in gardens and lawns.
GET COMFY WITH HEAT PUMPS
Have you heard of heat pumps or mini-splits or ductless heat and cool units and wondered about them? Find out how to evaluate what type is right for your home, how to choose a vendor and how to compare quotes:
SHOW ME THE MONEY... FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Interested in electric vehicles? Are you a two car family looking to replace one soon? Find out what type of electric or hybrid electric vehicle might be right for you and where to charge up here in Framingham. Hear about those tax credits and incentives. Learn about a way to calculate costs to see if you can afford an EV today:
GO SOLAR AT HOME
Interested in the new tax credits for solar installations? Confused about all your options? Join us to find out more about solar PV, hear from a member of the Sustainability Committee on his experience with solar, and about key things to consider as you look to get quotes:
EXPENSIVE ENERGY BILL GOT YOU DOWN?
Calling all renters, landlords and homeowners looking to reduce your energy costs. Hear from Jaime Haber, Secretary of the Framingham Sustainability Committee, and other energy efficiency experts about how the City is working with Mass Save to bring you the best services to improve the comfort in your home and save energy — and money too. Get your questions answered and sign up for no-cost home energy assessments on the spot. And, learn about opportunities for any additions or renovations you have planned: