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SELECT BOARD’S CLIMATE ACTION COMMITTEE
Brookline Town Hall
333 Washington Street
First Floor – ROOM 111
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
6:00 PM Approval of minutes (March 25, 2019)
6:05 PM Warrant Article 24 – Public Hearing
6:35 PM Warrant Article 23 – Public Hearing
7:05 PM Information: Sustainability & Climate Action Summit
7:25 PM Other business, if any
Planning Department Contact:
Zoe Lynn, Sustainability Program Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Select Board’s Climate Action Committee: Responsibilities
“The Selectmen's Climate Action Committee has the following responsibilities:
“To promote a goal of achieving 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 in alignment with the Massachusetts' Global Warming Solutions Act. [Will ask Select Board to amend charge to “commitment to zero emissions by 2050 planning”]
“To promote and implement resiliency measures to better prepare the Brookline community to adapt to climate change.
“To develop a comprehensive strategic plan that includes, but is not limited to, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable practices for home, school and businesses.
“To advance Brookline as a leader in diverse sustainable practices that contribute to environmental health and positive social impact and economic development.
“To promote greater awareness about sustainability and the need to reduce GHG emissions through citizen choices.
“To recommend and, where appropriate, implement programs that reduce the net production of GHG emissions in Brookline.
“To measure, assess and/or monitor the efforts of the Town to reduce net GHG emissions.
“To serve as liaison between the Town and the public with regard to information and programs related to reducing net production of greenhouse gases.
“To report annually to the Annual Town Meeting and to report from time to time to the Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator, and the public.”