Environmental Commission Meeting – September 20, 2018

Attendees: Ford, Carl, Darran, David S, Shane, Margo

 

  1. welcome and introductions
  2. recap funding issues; $2500 –> $500
    1. make up with grant $
  3. F&SS
    1. funded and scheduled thru the end of the year
    2. revisit format for 2019
    3. focus more on speakers and “how to”
  4. Mayor & Town Council presentations
    1. we need a champion
    2. solicit David Foster – (Darran & Jon)
    3. reserve our invitation, don’t squander the opportunity
    4. reduce frequency to quarterly instead of monthly
    5. frame messages to “support our slate”
  5. outside organization requests for support
    1. River Keeper – ask Tim to present next month on storm water management, pass a resolution of support or MOU, invite Kees DeMoy
    2. Solar United Neighbors co-op – invite to present in NOV
    3. Citizens Climate Lobby – schedule presentation for 1Q19
  6. new projects for 2019 – prioritized
    1. once per week trash collection
      1. 20 to 45k cost savings
      2. recalculate current cost savings estate (David S)
      3. memo to M&TC from Jon for resolution (David S to ghost write)
    2. increase recycling participation
      1. currently at 60%
      2. increase to 90% with OPW trash collection
      3. update cost to town (Ford)
      4. “dual stream keeps it clean” motto
      5. education – school level – Garnett (Darran & Daughter)
    3. plastic straw reduction
      1. eduction & options
    4. banning styrofoam
    5. town wide composting
      1. outsource to Veterans Composting Aberdeen MD
  7. team funding – grant opportunities
    1. Keep America Beautiful
    2. SusMD
    3. Chesapeake Bay Foundation
    4. Darran will facilitate
  8. SusMD – best practices for Green Teams – Margo to contact Mike H
  9. professionally facilitated review of team mission and charter by end of 4Q18
  10. membership drive – all solicit new members, refer to web site for details on team

Next meeting will be October 18th at 7:30PM.

 

Jon

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