Environmental Committee Meeting – October 20, 2016

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Environmental Committee Meeting

October 20, 2016

 

Attendees: Ford, Ruth, Shane, Katie, Emily C-B, David S, Emily C, Margo (via phone conference)

 

  • outdoor water fountain/bottle filling station
    • sample designs/vendors provided by Shane
    • pilot at fountain park
    • suggest non refrigerated, non filtered unit
    • indoor version widely accepted on Wash Coll campus
    • review concept and costs with Bill Ingersol – Jon
  • once/week trash collection
    • town council
      • Sam against – Margo to engage
      • Chris’ focus is on the marina
      • Marty supportive
    • suggest Wallace Henry fill gap by collecting “organics” (i.e. food scraps)
    • Ford to get municipal program data to team
    • pilot in one ward
    • increase recycle participation from 68% to 100%
    • introduce to town council on NOV 7th – Margo & David S
  • EV charging station specs
    • David S working on this
    • target pilot at marina
  • Shane – film/speaker series & Homesteading
    • attendance
      • just eat it – 28
      • growing herbs – 18
      • backyard ecosystems – 5
      • alumna gardens – 11
      • wild homebrewing –  13
      • composting 101 – 31-50
    • upcoming events
      • 10/24 – feast & famine
      • 11/3 – inhabit
      • 11/15 – the versatile cabbage
      • 12/1 – alone in the wilderness
      • 12/3 –  buck, buck, moose
    • 2016 metrics
      • 117 emails captured
      • 136 unique attendees
  • HHW Day NOV 5th in Easton
  • county comprehensive environmental plan – David S to follow and advise
  • Ruth
    • rain barrel workshop
    • rain garden design & build
    • energy conservation education platform for winter

Jon

 

 

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