Blog : New Hampshire the Beautiful Partners with the Laconia Area Community Land Trust for America Recycles Day

By Katelyn | Nov 17, 2015 | in

Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) has been recognized as a NeighborWorks Green Organization for its comprehensive commitment to sustainable operations. To achieve this designation, LACLT was required to demonstrate adherence to a rigorous set of green business practices across its operations and all program areas.

A few of LACLT’s green achievements include 32 LEED certified units in Meredith, 47 EnergyStar® certified units in Tilton with PV electrical generation and solar hot water, 48 units in Wolfeboro with 20 solar arrays for hot water, and 6 EnergyStar® certified units and 6 panel solar electric system at Mechanic School in Laconia.

Currently under construction is the River’s Edge project that will have many green features. Located in Laconia this 32 unit project will include a community river walk that will connect to other paths in the city, Filterra boxes, green design elements, and the use of hydropower. LACLT is proud of its green accomplishments and looks forward to doing even more with future projects and as an organization.

To celebrate this accomplishment, to continue their commitment to being green, and to celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15th, LACLT initiated single-stream recycling at Lochmere Meadows in Tilton and Pinecrest in Meredith. Six information sessions were held at the properties with tenants and each household were given a recycling bin to aid in their recycling efforts. Bins were provided to LACLT at a discounted price by New Hampshire the Beautiful.

By offering municipal recycling grants (over $2.5 million) and signs, anti-litter programs, and technical assistance to recycling programs, NHtB is a unique organization that represents a voluntarily-funded alternative to expensive legislation intended to achieve the same end results.

Laconia Area Community Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a member of NeighborWorks® America and is supported in part by membership donations and the Granite United Way. Its mission is to assist low and moderate income families achieve economic self-sufficiency through the development of permanently affordable housing opportunities and associated support programs. For 35 years, NeighborWorks America has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing.

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