Over the years, I have been involved with several environmental initiatives and local organizations promoting greener, more sustainable communities. A few examples:
Delegate to the Cambridge Climate Congress
Member of the East Cambridge/Kendall Square Open Spaces Committee
Member of the City of Boston’s Urban Forest Plan Equity Council
Recently, I've adjusted my business practices to better align with my personal values and reduce my carbon footprint. All of my marketing and informational materials are now electronic, I never do print advertising or direct mail marketing campaigns, and I now post QR codes at my listings linking to property info instead of producing paper handouts.
My goal for 2023 is to pull together valuable resources on green practices and energy efficiency for homeowners so that my clients can easily access the information in one place. Here's what I've got so far:
Mass Save -- a great resource for free home energy audits, amazing rebate programs and low- or no-interest financing for energy efficiency upgrades to your home.
Clean Energy for All -- learn how the Inflation Reduction Act can help cover the cost of weatherization, solar panels and other energy-efficiency upgrades to your home
Community Choice Electricity -- did you know that many cities and towns give you the option of selecting a renewable source of electricity for your home or business? In many cases (like right now), you will not only be doing what is good for the environment, but also saving money! Click on your city/town to find out more:
12 Chemical-Free Building Materials to Use When You Reno -- this Architectural Digest article walks you through some options you may not know you have
Green Building Supply -- once you've decided to go green on your next project, this company seems to be the go-to online source for green building materials -- at least it's the one that pops up time and again when I am looking for various items!