is to seek grants and opportunities to meetthe Town of Amherst’s goals of greaterenergy independence and sustainabilitywhile at the same time fostering workingrelationships with Amherst citizens inchampioning and moving a sustainablecommunity agenda forward.
Section 2. C. - Key Directions for theCommunity“Promote an Ethic of SustainableEnvironmental Energy Practices in All TownActivities”
Objective LU 4. – Protect farmland/farming Objective LU 10. - …make it easier for residents towalk/bicycle Objective H4. - Encourage the production of housing inan environmentally sound manner… Objective E2. – Support re-localization Objective NC3.- Conservation of land Objective NC4. – Apply principles of environmentalsustainability town-wide Objective S6. – Leadership role in promotingenvironmentally sound practices in services andfacilities Objective T2. - Actively promote alternative modes oftransportation
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 2001 Climate Action Plan – October 2005 Set a CO2reduction target of 35% below 1997baseline CO2 emissions Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update2007 Green Communities Program MA CEC Community Energy Strategies PilotProgram
Applied for Green Communities DesignationMay 2012 Received Green Community Designation inAugust of 2012 Applied for Green Communities Grant inSeptember 2012 Awarded $302,000 for LED streetlight retro-fit in November 2012 Energy Reduction Plan (ERP) -20% reductionin energy use below FY’11 levels