Green Community Task Force

  • EV charging station at Town Hall
    EV charging station at Town Hall

Read our latest update here.

Highlights

  • 17% less energy use since FY15, not counting these recent projects:
    • $100k additional conversion of school lighting to LEDs
    • $100k Phase 1 revamp of classroom heating/ventilation
  • all at no cost to the Town

The Green Community Task Force (GCTF) continues to pursue grants and execute project to reduce our municipal energy use by 20%, and to reduce the Town’s greenhouse-gas emissions. Operating without a budget, GCTF projects continually reduce the Town’s expenses for energy.

In 2020 we received a grant that fully paid for the following projects:

  • Converting more lighting in the schools to LED, which we completed in December 2020
  • Updating some unit ventilators in the schools, which was delayed to December 2021 due to availability of materials and contractor staffing

We also laid the groundwork to begin the following projects in 2021:

Coming into 2020 with only four members, we added three new members, then very sadly lost one to COVID. Our meetings are open to interaction with the public, and we welcome participation in our activities.

Task Force Members and Resources

NameRoleStatus

Chair

pending reappointment

Bob Parry

Vice Chair and Secretary

pending reappointment

Edward S. Hand, Jr.

Member

pending reappointment

Bill Tobin

Member

pending reappointment

Dianne Finch

Member

pending reappointment

(Open Position)

Member

(Open Position)

Member

Denise Donnelly

Selectmen Liaison

DPW

Sharon Kishida

Advisor

Michael Friedman

Advisor

Jerry Sharfstein

Advisor

Nathan Ives

Advisor

Jenny Amory

Advisor

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