Article 31 offers a measured and effective strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change
What is Article 31?
Article 31 seeks to establish a new Town Bylaw that would require that all new construction be fossil fuel free, and it requests the authority to implement the bylaw through a Home Rule Petition. If Article 31 passes and the Home Rule Petition is approved by the state legislature, new buildings in Concord will be built using efficient, cost-effective, and clean electric heating technology.
Over 60% of Concord’s greenhouse gas emissions come from burning fossil fuels in buildings. This bylaw is essential to meet the emissions reduction goals mandated by Article 51, adopted by citizens at Town Meeting in 2017. If Concord residents and businesses consume the same type of energy at the same rate as 2019, even with a carbon-free electricity supply, emissions will only drop 32%. Without further action, Concord will fall far short of the community’s goal.
Electrifying our buildings helps ensure a liveable planet for future generations.
ARTICLE 31 COMMUNITY ACTIONAR
Sun, May 23 | 5:00 - 5:30 PM REGISTER HERE
Wed, May 26 | 12:00 - 12:30 PM REGISTER HERE
Please join the Concord Chapter of Mothers Out Front for a 30-minute community “actionar” on either Sunday, May 23rd or Wednesday, May 26th. Learn why passage of Article 31 at Concord’s Annual Town Meeting is a critical next step towards Concord’s sustainable future. At this online event, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions and take action!