Sudbury, Marie Royea

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Sudbury, Marie Royea

  1. 1. Sustainable Sudbury.orgchapter of Massachusetts Climate Action Networkmember of Transition MassachusettsFounded in 1990 asEarth Decade Committeecommemorating 20th anniversary of Earth Day
  2. 2. Initiatives in Sudbury•  Energy and Sustainability Green Ribbon Committee, 2009•  Charter member of The Green Communities Program•  Solar projects: Atkinson, Noyes, landfill 1.5MW install, LSRHS canopy 1MW•  SOLARIZE MASS, 2012 17 communities participating•  generated 5.1MW over 803 installations totalLincoln Wayland Sudbury•  32 systems, 313.8kW 74 systems, 659.1kW 31systems, 308.8kW•  Partnered with a solar company for a total of 137 systems generating 1.28MW•  Plastics and Styrofoam Collections 1994-Present•  New collection process and partner REFOAMIT
  3. 3. Successesand Best Practices•  Forge Strong Partnerships–  State and Town government- DOER grants–  Reliable Vendor Partners•  Energy Services Company (ESCO)•  Styrofoam Collection Company•  Energy / Audit Company•  Promote Participation–  Keep membership informed and engaged–  Host educational, fun, and impactful events–  Be reliable—composters sold near cost for 10+ years
  4. 4. Future Plans•  Investment grade audit of all municipalfacilities to utilize intelligent energy controls•  Solar Promotional Events–  Café informational forum–  Open House of completed installations•  Share the Road initiative–  Signs and marked bike lanes–  Safe routes map—expand and maintain sidewalks–  Collaborate with rail trail initiatives
  5. 5. Let’s Spend Our Time Together•  Productively!!–  Pool information- share promotional ideas,events, support materials•  Safe Bike Initiatives•  Solarize Mass- Phase II•  Expand energy incentives awareness•  Leverage our spheres of influence–  Promote and effect green initiatives in otherareas of our lives—work, worship, schools, etc.
  6. 6. Resources•  http://www.sudbury.ma.us/departments/Energy•  www.solarizemass.com•  http://brucefreemanrailtrail.org•  http://sustainablesudbury.org•  http://transitionmassachusetts.ning.com•  http://www.arrtinc.org/google_map5.asp•  http://massbike.org

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