Sustainability Committee

Check out our slideshow for more information on the Littleton Sustainability Committee 

 

Minutes and Agendas

Listing files in 'Sustainability Committee'


Upcoming Events!

DON'T MISS LITTLETON'S SUSTAINABLE SATURDAY  -  JUNE 10, 2017  9:00am to 1:00pm Rain or Shine --

Got Junk?

Recycle it....at Zero WASTE DAY  at the Littleton High School                       Free Drive-Thru Drop-Off of items for RECYCLING and REUSE                      View/Share our Zero Waste Day Informational Flyer  http://bit.ly/zerowasteday

For more detailed information read ZWD Event Details http://bit.ly/zerowaste2017details/

Fix It     at THE REPAIR CAFE at the Littleton High School                               Repair broken items together   

https://www.facebook.com/Littletonrepair.com

REPAIR CAFE FLYER JUNE 10TH

Sell It    at TOWN-WIDE YARD SALE             Free Maps listing all yard sales available at the Reuben Hoar Library    List your Sale for $25 by June 1   Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library    For detailed information or to register, go to http://littletonlibrary.org/

 

Get Involved!

       Ready to turn your trash into treasure? Composting is one of the “greenest” things you can do. Learn more about the Earth Machine Backyard Composter available through a joint effort of the Littleton Highway Department and the Littleton Sustainability Committee, and part of a larger Massachusetts DEP statewide Program. 

 

Littleton became a "Green Community" site in December 2015.  For more information on the exciting details behind this designation and what this means for our community, click here:  http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/green-communities/gc-grant-program/

 

In addition, for information on the November 18, 2014 Green Communities Presentation by Kelly Brown, Regional Coordinator/Green Communities Division, Click here

 


About the Sustainability Committee

Among its goals for FY 2014, the Littleton Board of Selectmen voted on July 8, 2013 to establish a Sustainability Committee, whose membership was established at eleven (11) members on September 9, 2013. 

Current Members of the Sustainability Committee:

Erin Healy (Chair, 2013)

Brian Balukonis (Vice Chair, 2013)

Katie Carruth (2013) 

Vacancy (Clerk, 2013)

Janet Field (2016)

Rick Findlay (2013)

Gary Lacroix (2014)

Donald MacIver (2013)

Renato Mikio Nakagomi (2016)

Sarah Rambacher (2013)

Vacancy 

Sustainability Committee Charge/Mission Statement

Adopted by Committee: December 19, 2013
Accepted by Board of Selectmen: January 27, 2014


Establishment & Authority: The Littleton Sustainability Committee (LSC) is an appointed ad hoc committee established in 2013 by the Littleton Board of Selectmen, which invited the LSC to recommend its own proposed charge/mission statement for the Board’s approval.

Background: The community of Littleton has a long history of placing high value on our natural resources. The LSC recognizes that sustainable use and development of our community’s natural resources has direct impacts on the economic and cultural sustainability of Littleton for future generations. The LCS also acknowledges that decreasing our carbon use is critical to future generations, in the context of climate change. Sustainability involves a balance of development, commerce and resource conservation.

Purpose: The purpose of the LSC is to help in the development and implementation of Littleton`s sustainability vision, mission and related goals. The LSC will encourage development of a culture of sustainability.

Definition: Sustainability is defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”2 Sustainability is all about improving the quality of life for all Littleton residents, while best positioning the town to obtain the benefits of the three commonly accepted “pillars” of Sustainability (Social, Economic and Environmental). Implicit in this is the idea that Littleton must pay consistent attention to responsible stewardship in order to assure its long-term prosperity.

Vision: Our vision is to create a culture of sustainability that will be fully integrated into our community for the benefit of present and future generations.

Mission: To help develop a culture of sustainability in our community through a partnership with all residents, government and businesses utilizing innovation, education, communication, and comprehensive and strategic planning.

Focus Areas: The LSC will focus on the following key program areas of sustainability:
• Natural Resource Conservation – including but not limited to open space, low impact infrastructure development and sustainable land uses and planning
• Energy - Energy efficient development, energy use reduction and renewable energy use
• Waste – Waste reduction and waste management
• Other Environmental Impact Areas
These areas will be further refined during the planning process to establish goals. The committee will use community benchmarking and outreach to assist in the development of projects and schedules to help achieve the goals.

Reporting: The Committee shall issue an annual report to the Board of Selectmen on its activities, progress towards sustainability goals and plans for the upcoming year. This report will also serve to communicate the activities of the LSC to the Littleton Community.

 What other nearby towns are doing . . .
Acton Green Advisory Board 
Ayer Energy Committee
Bolton Energy Committee
Boxborough Energy Committee & charter
Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee & mission
Groton Sustainability Commission
Harvard Energy Advisory Committee
Lexington Sustainable Lexington Committee &charge
Maynard Green Communities Committee & mission
Sudbury Energy & Sustainability Green Ribbon Committee & mission