Climate Action Committee

The Committee works with municipal departments, residents, businesses, institutions, and civic organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainability.

Town Meeting established the CAC in 2010 to lead efforts to accomplish the goal adopted at the 2009 Annual Town Meeting:  reduce town-wide greenhouse gas emissions 10% below 2007 levels by the year 2013.

After the town met the 2013 goal, Town Meeting adopted a new goal: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 2007 levels by the year 2020.


Name Term Expires Appointed By
Fred Bunger 2024 Select Board
Catherine Mirick 2025 School Committee
Ellen Korpi 2025 Municipal Light Plant
Martha Collins 2024 Select Board
Sue Morris, Chair 2023 Select Board
Laura Olton, Vice Chair 2023 Select Board
Lise Olney 2025 Select Board

Membership Details

The Climate Action Committee consists of 7 members. The Select Board, the Municipal Light Board and the School Committee each appoint one member. These members may be a board member, officer, official or paid employee and may be a non-resident of the Town. The Select Board also appoint the remaining four members from residents active in the Town's volunteer sustainable energy initiatives or others who bring relevant expertise, such as knowledge about sustainable energy practices, marketing, or community engagement.

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