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Presentation at the 2014 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference

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    StephanieCiccarelloMASCCC2014 StephanieCiccarelloMASCCC2014 Presentation Transcript

    • Stephanie Ciccarello, Sustainability Coordinator April 17, 2014
    • is to seek grants and opportunities to meet the Town of Amherst’s goals of greater energy independence and sustainability while at the same time fostering working relationships with Amherst citizens, businesses and institutions of higher education in championing and moving a sustainable community agenda forward.
    • Section 2. C. - Key Directions for the Community “Promote an Ethic of Sustainable Environmental Energy Practices in All Town Activities”
    •  Objective LU 4. – Protect farmland/farming  Objective LU 10. - …make it easier for residents to walk/bicycle  Objective H4. - Encourage the production of housing in an environmentally sound manner…  Objective E2. – Support re-localization  Objective NC3.- Conservation of land  Objective NC4. – Apply principles of environmental sustainability town-wide  Objective S6. – Leadership role in promoting environmentally sound practices in services and facilities  Objective T2. - Actively promote alternative modes of transportation
    •  Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 2001  Climate Action Plan – October 2005  Set a CO2reduction target of 35% below 1997 baseline CO2 emissions  Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update 2007  Green Communities Program
    •  Applied for Green Communities Designation May 2012  Received Green Community Designation in August of 2012  Applied for Green Communities Grant in September 2012  Awarded $302,000 for LED streetlight retro- fit in November 2012  Energy Reduction Plan (ERP) -20% reduction in energy use below FY’11 levels
    • - Greenhouse Gas Inventory - Climate Action Plan - Green Communities Application The Town of Amherst Climate Action Plan
    • NURide – partnership withMASSRides
    • Fort River Farm Conservation Area
    •  Affordable housing  Support of the town’s Master Plan  Collaboration/Shared Resources – ArcGIS  Shared vision/collaboration re:infra-structure  Participation in the same programs  Collaboration on new initiatives  Access to interns  Future collaborations – solid waste reduction  Regional Bikeshare Program
    •  Stephanie Ciccarello  Sustainability Coordinator  4 Boltwood Avenue  Amherst, MA 01002  ciccarellos@amherstma.gov  (413) 259-3149 ‘Sustaining Amherst’ is in our hands