The City of Cambridge has signed a 36-month electricity supply contract with Direct Energy for its Cambridge Community Electricity Program, begun in July 2017 to use group buying power to negotiate lower prices and increase the amount of renewable energy.
Cambridge wrapped up its annual participatory budgeting process Wednesday, awarding seven winning projects totaling $525,000. As in years past, the top proposals were about the environment; this year residents voted to bring “urban micro-forests” and “rain gardens” to the city.
Public meetings this week look at securing more money to get businesses, households and the homeless through the coronavirus; a 46-unit project for Central Square; asking what IQHQ will do about its polluted Jerry’s Pond; how the green line extension is going; and much more.
Green Cambridge and the Cambridge Residents Alliance plan a Zoom community discussion of options for a Tree Protection Ordinance at 7 p.m. Tuesday and invite participants to a focused discussion on options for a new law.