Sustainability Committee

Boxborough Sustainability CommitteeAgendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • Frances Nolde, Chair
    Term expires: 2022
  • Richard Garrison
    Term expires: 2024
  • Suresh Jasrasaria
    Term expires: 2023
  • Johanna Choo                                Term expires: 2023
  • Palmer Moore
    Term expires: 2022
  • Barbara Salzman
    Term expires: 2024
  • Chris DeLise
    Term expires: 2024
  • Eric Whitney                                                Term expires: 2023
  • LELWD Representative, Connor Reardon, Member
    Term expires: 2022

Contact the Sustainability Committee at sustainabilitycommittee@boxborough-ma.gov

Overview

Welcome! We are the Boxborough Sustainability Committee: an all-volunteer committee appointed by the Select Board to help the Town promote a culture of sustainability fully integrated into our community for the benefit of present and future generations. A sustainable community means shifting to non-carbon emitting power sources, building and maintaining homes and businesses that conserve energy, and making smart choices in the things we buy and dispose of. It also includes finding a more benign mode of transportation to reduce carbon emissions.

Combat Climate Change Vulnerabilities

Are you concerned about access to safe drinking water? Do you worry our weather is getting more extreme and putting lives at risk? Would you like to know what we can do in our community to address these and other vulnerabilities created by climate change? Join Emily DiFranco of Comprehensive Environmental Inc. and the Boxborough Sustainability Committee for this free virtual event to review key takeaways from our town’s participation in the Municipal Vulnerabilities Preparedness (MVP) program.

Climate Change Survey

Our recent Climate Change Survey asked what our community currently knows, what it thinks it needs to know, and what should be done about climate change and by whom. The survey also assessed the community’s willingness to commit to action to mitigate climate change.  The key takeaways were the majority of Boxborough residents believe climate change is real, they want to learn more, and take action. They believe Government, Business, and Community partnerships should lead the way to mitigate the harmful effects that make us vulnerable. 

Boxborough Sustainability Policy 

Read more about the details of this policy!

Select Board Climate Change Declaration 

We, the Boxborough Select Board, are committed to raising awareness about the importance of mitigating Climate Change. We are convinced Climate Change is caused largely by human activities, and the need to take action is urgent. The responsibility belongs to all of us to be vigilant about ways to contain this growing threat to human survival. Read more here! 

Bay State Textile Recycling

The Boxborough Sustainability Committee has brought Bay State Textile Recycling to two convenient locations in town: Sargent Library and Transfer Station. For every ton of recycled textiles, the town earns $100. These centrally located depositories take our unwanted textiles to prevent them from going into the trash.  Visit Acceptable Items for Recycling on the Bay State Textile website (PDF).

Contact Information

  • Phone: 978-264-1714

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