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Somerville Sustainability Tour

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SUSTAINABILITY TOUR

  • 11am - 2pm: Sustainability Tour (Self-guided! City-wide!)
  • 1pm- 5pm: Post-tour & Bike Kick-off Party at Aeronaut Brewery (overlaps with tour end)


Curious how you can be a part of Somerville’s sustainable future? Not sure where to start or how to sustain the journey?

Join the Somerville Sustainability Tour on April 28, and learn from Somervillians who are opening up their homes and sharing how they are living more sustainably (and you can, too!):

  • Hear how residents have renovated their homes and are saving money on heat.

  • Visit homes that are replacing fossil fuels with 100% renewable energy by “electrifying” their heating, cooking, hot water and cars.

  • Gather renter-friendly ideas for reducing waste and carbon footprint, from indoor composting to zero-waste grocery shopping.

  • Learn how “de-paved” yards and rooftop gardens have made properties more resilient.

  • Visit with car-free households.

  • See how solar panels are flourishing on Somerville rooftops, lowering homeowners’ electric bills.

  • Experience gardens filled with native plants that help restore our ecosystems.

  • Glimpse how Somervillians are contributing to our city-wide Climate Forward sustainability goals, and get to know your neighbors better at the same time.

  • And much more!


This is a self-guided tour, and is on, RAIN OR SHINE!

A map will be published closer to the event.

RSVP so you can be notified when the map is available.



After your tour, come celebrate kick off of Bike Month! Join hundreds of cyclists, biking and sustainability advocates, bike businesses and your neighbors at Aeronaut Brewery (14 Tyler Street) for a kid-friendly afternoon of activities, live music, a panel discussion about car-free cities and of course, great beer!

The kick-off starts at 1pm, with the car-free cities talk at 3pm to accommodate a 2pm tour end and any tour-goers traveling by foot to Aeronaut. Climate Coalition of Somerville will have tables set up and experts present, too, to engage in more discussion about your tour experience and answer questions.

Check out Somerville Bike Committee's Facebook event page for more info -- https://www.facebook.com/events/2349743608589555/

And, fill out the following survey about your own transit lifestyle, which will help us shape the most engaging, collaborative car-free cities discussion possible. Thanks! https://forms.gle/spYnHAs8jKAmKNKC6.

***Many thanks to www.ilostmydog.com for the colorful Somerville map illustration!***

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