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Select Committee for Sustainability

Select Committee for Sustainability

 

In 2016, Weston established a Select Committee for Sustainability to increase awareness of our impact on global warming, to encourage the community to establish energy conservation goals, and reduce our consumption of fossil fuels.

The Sustainability Committee also supports Town initiatives to reduce Weston’s energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

In 2017, the committee rebranded as Sustainable Weston.

 

Committee members

Marc de Mul

Chair

Amy Kalafa

Co-Chair

Kirby Brendsel

Secretary

Jens Buettner

Member

Ken Coulson

Member

Tom Socha

Member

Bonnie Troy

Member

 

Contact the committee through the town administrator, Randi Derene (rderene@westonct.gov).

 

Meeting frequency of the Committee

The SCS meets monthly in the committee room in Town Hall, generally on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

 

Current committee initiatives

Fracking waste ordinance

The committee has proposed an ordinance prohibiting fracking waste.  The ordinance text is posted on this website.

We have written a one page fact sheet on the ordinance for your information.  A public hearing is scheduled, see the town website for the date and time.

 

Bring your own bag ordinance

The Town of Weston adopted our Commercial Single Use Plastic Bag ordinance on December 6, 2018.

For this ordinance a one page fact sheet is also available.

 

Other initiatives

10 ways Weston residents can be more sustainable

Virtual net metered solar project

Certification with Sustainable Connecticut

 

Links

Sustainability in neighboring towns

Westport Green Task Force

Wilton Go Green

Easton Energy Task Force

 

Connecticut State resources

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

 

Other sustainability resources

Sustainable CT

Connecticut League of Conservation Voters