Mission Statement: The Longmeadow Energy and Sustainability Committee is established to provide advice to the Select Board on policies, programs, and issues promoting practices to reduce the town's "carbon footprint" and preserve and enhance Longmeadow's environment, natural resources, and quality of life for its residents and businesses; and provide leadership, education, and outreach to members of the public, including residents, businesses and town agencies.
Committee Composition: The Committee is composed of seven members, four of whom are appointed by the Select Board; the School Committee, the Planning Board and Recycling Committee may each have a representative on the Committee; others may be appointed from the community as needed to ensure a total of seven members. Each member shall serve a term of three years, with the initial appointment as follows: three (3) three year terms, two (2) two year terms, and two (2) one year term.
Role of Committee: - Advise the Select Board and Town Manager on policies and investments to decrease the consumption of energy resources and promote the use of renewable energy resources; and -Monitor Green Communities grants and contracts; and -Advise the Select Board on research and issues related to climate change and mitigation and adaptation to hazards associated with climate change; and -Facilitate integration of sustainability practices and energy conservation into all aspects of Town actions; and -Report annually to the Select Board on energy consumption and sustainability matters; and -Make recommendations on Capital Projects related to energy conservation.
Approved by vote of the Select Board on June 18, 2018
Energy Policy The Town of Longmeadow and all departments shall promote energy conservation and the use of diverse energy sources in all town projects. The town shall measure and report energy consumption annually along with designing a conservation energy plan with measurable goals.