The City of Marlborough is striving to be more resourceful about the manner in which its buildings use energy, people and goods are transported, and waste is managed.
Marlborough is implementing existing technologies and approaches to address this situation and take advantage of emerging trends in energy, transportation, land use, and waste management, to improve the way our city works and how we live. This is the goal set out in city's Sustainability Action Plan.
In 2010, the City received the "Green Communities" designation from the state of Massachusetts, by committing to reduce energy use in municipal properties by 20% by fiscal year 2015.
The following initiatives may help residents and businesses take steps to becoming more sustainable and energy efficient:
- Massachusetts Green Community Designation & Grant Program
- Marlborough Stormwater Management
- Marlborough Sustainability Action Plan 2011 & 2008
- Marlborough Public Works: Recycling/Composting, Water Conservation, & Stormwater Management
- Marlborough Whitcomb Middle School: Student Sustainability Essays
- EPA Community Energy Challenge: New England
- Falling Fruit — Map the Urban Harvest