Municipal Programs & Initiatives

Whether they involve members of the community, municipal facilities or vehicles, solid waste and recyclables, or the natural environment, sustainability serves an important interdepartmental role in initiatives and projects undertaken by the City of Framingham.

Visit the links on the sidebar to learn more about the recent and ongoing efforts of the City of Framingham to enhance the sustainability of municipal operations and the greater community.

  1. Green Communities
  2. Energy Efficiency
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Climate Resiliency
  5. Brownfields Redevelopment
  6. Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw
  7. Curbside Recycling

Green Communities Program

Green Communities Program LogoIn 2013, the City of Framingham was designated by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) as one of the Commonwealth’s Green Communities. This designation recognizes the City’s commitment to becoming more sustainable and its fulfillment of five important program criteria:

  • Adopt As-of-right Siting for Renewable Energy
  • Implement Expedited Permitting of Renewable Energy Generating Facilities
  • Create an Energy Reduction Plan to Reduce Municipal Energy Consumption
  • Purchase Only Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
  • Adopt the Stretch Energy Code

Please visit the Department of Capital Projects and Facilities Management for more information about the work completed through the Green Communities Program.