The Committee works with municipal departments, residents, businesses, institutions, and civic organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainability.
Town Meeting established the CAC in 2010 to lead efforts to accomplish the goal adopted at the 2009 Annual Town Meeting: reduce town-wide greenhouse gas emissions 10% below 2007 levels by the year 2013.
After the town met the 2013 goal, Town Meeting adopted a new goal: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 2007 levels by the year 2020.
Municipal Light Plant
Sue Morris, Chair
Laura Olton, Vice Chair
The Climate Action Committee consists of 7 members. The Select Board, the Municipal Light Board and the School Committee each appoint one member. These members may be a board member, officer, official or paid employee and may be a non-resident of the Town. The Select Board also appoint the remaining four members from residents active in the Town's volunteer sustainable energy initiatives or others who bring relevant expertise, such as knowledge about sustainable energy practices, marketing, or community engagement.