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Laurakischitzmasccc2014
Laurakischitzmasccc2014
Laurakischitzmasccc2014
Laurakischitzmasccc2014
Laurakischitzmasccc2014
Laurakischitzmasccc2014
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Laurakischitzmasccc2014

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Presentation at 2014 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference

Presentation at 2014 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference

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  • 1. Bolton Local Sustainable Solutions Laura Kischitz Co-Founder April 17, 2014 www.boltonlocal.org
  • 2. Bolton Local’s Mission To build a strong, self-reliant community of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships, and offers a hopeful vision for the future. ~ Founded 2009 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead Massachusetts Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference April 17, 2014
  • 3. Current Campaigns Residential Energy Efficiency (EE) 2014 – Partnered with Next Step Living to promote Mass Save, Energy Efficiency home evaluations, heat pump & solar benefits – Upcoming Solar Tour 2014 • Bolton Orchard Solar Farm, then visit 6 homes with various approaches to solar solutions. Massachusetts Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference April 17, 2014
  • 4. On-Going Initiatives • Skill Building: – Canning Club – Bread & Cheese Making – Healthy Home & Body Products • Awareness Education Programs: – Well Water vs. Bottled, Bee Keeping, Gardening, Peak Oil, GMO foods, etc. • www.boltonlocal.org and yahoo list • Bolton Local Phone BookMassachusetts Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference April 17, 2014
  • 5. Successes & Best Practices Successes: • Recognition in the community • 5th Annual Townwide Yard Sale • Community Garden • Repair Cafe Best Practices: • Being sensitive to how you market and message events • Look for fun opportunities to bring the community together & get message across (reduce waste, skill building, etc) • Starting small with vision of where you want to go Massachusetts Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference April 17, 2014
  • 6. 2014 Plans & Beyond Continue Promoting EE, Weatherization, and Reducing Energy for Homes Launch Buy Local Campaign - On-line directory - Expand Welcome Kits to include local businesses - Work with Economic Development Committee (EDC)  Collaborate with existing town boards and organizations (Rotary, Lions, Conservation Trust, EDC, etc) Massachusetts Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference April 17, 2014
  • 7. 2014 Plans & Beyond Continue Repair Café Continue Scholarship for High School seniors.  Support High School Garden to School Program and improved school food initiative  Regional Water Awareness  Continue skill building, promoting community solutions, education, and action!Massachusetts Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference April 17, 2014
  • 8. Thank You! Laura Kischitz Lkischitz@comcast.net

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