Join the Massachusetts Climate Action Network(MCAN) for a clean energy tour in the town of Kingston, MA. Have you ever noticed the wind turbines visible from Route 3 as you drive down to the cape? You’ll have a chance to see them up close on this clean energy tour!
What: Clean energy tour of Kingston, MA’s wind turbines, farm, recycling, and grant program
When: November 4, 10am-1pm with an optional lunch 1-2pm
Where: Kingston Commuter Rail Station, 134 Marion Dr, Kingston, MA 02364
Kingston has a renewable energy grant program that is really innovative and might work in your town. Who doesn’t like to give away money? The town sells a portion of the electricity from the solar and wind on the landfill, and use the money to fund local projects. Kingston also has increased its recycling rates after having one of the lowest on the South Shore. They coordinated the improvements to their recycling system to make a capped landfill wind project possible.
Here’s how the day will go:
- Meet at the Kingston train station at 10am
- See the windmills on the capped landfill and learn about how the town collaborated to get them up and running
- Tour an organic farm that grows food for local restaurants and makes much of their own electricity on site
- See the re-design of the town’s recycling center and Renewable Energy Grant Program
- Finally, an optional lunch at the Charlie Horse Restaurant which boasts on-site solar, composting, and locally sourced food
Ready to be inspired about actions your own town might be able to take to be more green? Learn from your peer’s experience with our Kingston clean energy tour.
We encourage you to take the commuter rail to reduce your carbon footprint. A train arrives at 10am in Kingston from South Station in Boston. We’d like to ask those who will be driving in to volunteer to carpool with anyone who needs a ride when getting around Kingston for the tour.
Please contact Oriana Reilly · [email protected] with any questions.