Jun 282016

by Shodai Inose

In order to reduce our carbon footprint, the Belmont Citizens Forum is creating a Belmont “Staycation,” a vacation in our own town which will be safer for the environment and your wallet.

As a summer intern at BCF, I’m collecting ideas to create family­ friendly and fun experiences, and I need your help. Do you know of any locations (preferably in Belmont) that you think people would enjoy? Are there any local businesses you would like to share with the rest of the community? How does a family like yours spend time in town?

We’re looking for anything enjoyable to do here without breaking your wallet or the environment. Any input would be very beneficial to the project, and we hope you will be a part of this adventure. Traditional vacations can cost thousands of dollars, with air travel resulting in the usage of massive amounts of fuel. For example, a Boeing 747 plane burns around one gallon of fuel every second, meaning a t­en-hour flight will use 36,000 gallons of fuel.*  Help us reduce the carbon footprint of Belmont residents for years to come by contacting us.

Send your “Staycation” ideas to belmontstaycation@gmail.com. Also, I would like to interview anyone interested in this project to discuss their usual summer plans and how they could be persuaded to have a “Staycation” instead.

To participate in a survey, please click here. For more information, see http://www.belmontcitizensforum.org.

* http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/question192.htm



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