Recommendations from FCB Green
ELECTRIC VEHICLES PURCHASING AND TIPS
1. Plug Star
Useful tool in narrowing a search for specific EVs.They help you decide if an electric car is right for you; if so, which one, and where to test drive and buy it.
2. Belmont Light
Belmont Drives Electric with Belmont Light offers EV guides and resources for choosing a vehicle, navigating rebates and purchasing charging stations.
3. Energy New England Drives Electric
ENE works with numerous businesses, residents and utilities to help promote the principles of conservation, efficiency, and environmental stewardship, and advances the many benefits available through integrated sustainability planning.
4. Green Energy Consumer Alliance
GECA helps you make climate-friendly energy choices and advocates for climate-friendly policy in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
5. IRS Credits and Reductions
The IRS is working on implementing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Here they post guidance for taxpayers on all credits and deductions from the Inflation Reduction Act as it becomes available.
6. New York Times: Electric Vehicle Costs
Read the NYT's Electric Vehicles Could Match Gasoline Cars on Price This Year. Competition, government incentives and falling raw material prices are making battery-powered cars more affordable sooner than expected.
VOLUNTEERING AND RESOURCES ON WALKING, BICYCLING, SAFETY, AND TRANSIT
1. 350 MASS: The Better Future Project
Transportation accounts for 39% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Massachusetts, the largest of any energy sector. The 350 Mass Transportation Working Group (TWG) advocates for a drastic reduction in these emissions, achieved through measures that are socially just and equitable.
2. Livable Streets
LivableStreets envisions a world where streets are safe, vibrant public spaces that connect people to the places where they live, work, and play. They advocate for practical, people-centered transportation systems in Metro Boston that can dismantle invisible barriers that divide neighborhoods, communities, and people.
3. Electric school buses
Highland offers the simplest and most affordable way to electrify your school buses.
See the Case Study — help convince Belmont to invest in some soon.
Articles (many in Commonwealth Magazine) by Jim Aloisi (former Secretary of
Transportation), Jarred Johnson (Transit Matters Executive Director), and Stacy
Thompson (Livable Streets Executive Director)
1. ACE started
Alternatives for Community and Environment — 25+ year of work on
environmental justice in Roxbury: lots on the MBTA and the T Riders Union
2. Transit Matters
A hub for resources on T riding and bus/train
3. Transportation for Massachusetts
Many publications and fact sheets!
1. Flight Free
Pledge to fly less at Flight Free USA
2. Jetset Offset
An especially good offset is available when air travel is necessary. Provides a way to donate to an environmental group
such that the offset is the work of the organization.
3. Google Flights
GF shows the carbon emissions for any flight.
Join FCB’s Climate Action group by sending an email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org You will receive a monthly email with notices
about opportunities to participate in events and actions responding to the
FCB Green contact re: Transportation: email@example.com
Download and print this sheet here: