Upcoming Topics

With an eye to the future, the Sustainability Committee will be looking at the following subjects in the near future. Subscribe to receive email/text notifications of when meeting agendas and minutes are posted online.

Pesticides and Herbicides on Public and Recreation Land

The Sustainability Committee will work with the Conservation Commission, the Planning Board, and the School, Facilities, and Public Works departments, etc. to create a unified strategy document incorporating all and referencing appropriate concerns.

Solar Panels on the Field School

With credit, again, to the former Environmental Baseline Committee, solar photovoltaic panel arrays have been successfully deployed on top of the former landfill and on the Public Works facility roof. The solar credits generated from these two installations have offset municipal energy costs by over $400,000 annually. A live monitor available online reports the energy production on the landfill site and calculates the environmental benefit equivalents.

The Sustainability Committee is looking to adding more solar panels on the rooftop of the Field School building, which will provide the Town with the opportunity to purchase electricity and further reduce municipal energy costs.