From electrifying and retrofitting our homes and businesses to increasing the renewable energy in our grid, we can decrease Watertown’s contributions to climate change while also promoting healthy, livable, and affordable neighborhoods.
From tips and utility sponsored rebates and incentives for energy saving measures, the Mass Save program covers everything from highly efficient appliances to deep energy retrofits to getting rid of an old refrigerator. Opt in or opt up in Watertown Electricity Choice to ensure the energy you do use is a clean as possible!
From enhancing electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure to offering more and safer ways to walk and bike, we can decrease Watertown’s contributions to climate change while also promoting public health and wellness and a more connected, vibrant community.
There are many transportation resources available to help residents and workers in Watertown reach their destinations in ways that are sustainable for the planet and promote a healthy and connected community.
We have an opportunity to work with—not against—our natural systems to protect habitats, infrastructure, and public health, and it’s our responsibility to ensure that everyone in the Watertown community can access and enjoy these benefits.
Everyone can be a part of building a literally greener Watertown by investing in the green space that is right around their home. Planting in a bare place or taking care of the trees and other plants around you can improve your surroundings and that of your neighbors.
Through a new grant funded Equity-Based Community Greening Program, Watertown has identified specific neighborhoods that are more vulnerable to impacts of climate change, like flooding from extreme storms and urban heat, and designed solutions to make these areas safer, enjoyable, and more resilient for residents who live there.Learn More
From reducing our resource consumption to ensuring that infrastructure is helping to mitigate and enhance resilience to climate change, Watertown aims to ensure the critical services and infrastructure that keep the city running remain reliable and efficient.
While the Town is working to reduce our waste and increase our infrastructure's resilience, we need everyone playing their part to improve Watertown's performance.
Watertown shares many of the housing challenges that we face as a region but we're working to make housing more affordable and sustainable for all.Learn More
Regardless of whether you rent or own, there are things that anyone can do to save energy. Whether it's a landlord - tenant relationship or a condo association, everyone benefits when we improve our homes.
As climate change threatens to impact our health and well-being, we have a responsibility to improve our climate change preparedness and response, as well as provide accessible resources for physical, mental, and emotional health.
Take advantage of Watertown's many resources to help residents and businesses prepare for extreme weather events and improve health and well-being.
Watertown stands united to preserve and strengthen our unique neighborhoods and natural resources. With Resilient Watertown, our Climate & Energy plan, we are committed to equity, communication, and innovation while reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and enabling all residents to thrive in the face of climate change.Learn More
The century ahead promises to challenge every one of us, but Watertown has proven time and again that we have what it takes to keep people safe, happy, and strong. Please join us in developing a Plan that meets all of Watertown’s needs, now and into the future.