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Mayor gives gift of wind to local school


NPS 100-21 at Medford’s McGlynn Elementary & Middle School

McGlynn Elementary & Middle School, Medford, MA

Medford, Massachusetts is a thriving residential and business community with the Boston skyline as its backdrop. This small city is home to over 55,000 residents and a university. In 2004, Mayor Michael McGlynn created the Medford Clean Energy Committee in an effort to become a municipal leader in the use of clean power. Through this effort, the city identified a wind turbine as an ideal solution to meet its 21st century goals of energy independence.

The enthusiasm for the project became widespread when the community identified McGlynn Elementary and Middle School as the beneficiary of the proposed wind turbine. City councilmen, business owners, school administrators, parents and students alike were excited about the cost benefits and learning opportunities that a wind turbine could bring.

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