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LIVING GREEN

It Takes a Town

The 23,000 residents of Reading want to reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions created where they live. They're facing budget limits, inefficient buildings, and a major highway interchange that brings 377,500 vehicles through every business day. But at least they're getting started.

By David Talbot
November 18, 2007

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SANTA CLAUS VISITS THE TOWN OF READING EVERY THANKSGIVING weekend. He ascends a stepladder in the classic New England town square and throws a ceremonial switch that sets oaks and maples aglow with energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs. But last year, officials proudly announced that two maples near Town Hall held strings of efficient light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, for the first time. ... (Full article: 1704 words)

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