A Short History
- Participation in the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Green Buildings Open House Tour (October 2007 and October 2008)
- Participation in Low Carbon Diet Lifestyle initiatives
- Participation in a regional Public Policy Question petition drive to put wind power question on the ballot in November, 2008. On Election Day, a huge majority (87%) of Braintree voters supported wind power development in Massachusetts.
- Presented an activity booth with an environmental theme at Braintree’s 2008 Fourth of July Celebration
2009 Green Gala
The first Green Gala Fundraiser in February 2009 captured the imagination of the Braintree community, and raised awareness about Sustainable Braintree’s hopes and dreams. Plans were in the works for a Braintree Farmers Market, for conducting an analysis of Braintree’s carbon footprint, and for helping the Town promote its new Single Stream Recycling program. These projects came to fruition because of the creative energy and sheer hard work of committed volunteers, and because of the support of Town government. The Mayor’s Office, the Town Council, the Department of Public Works, and the School Department have all contributed to the success of Sustainable Braintree’s initiatives.
Members of the Sustainable Braintree Steering Committee at the first Green Gala 2009
Our Steering Committee
Our Steering Committee is comprised of up to twelve members elected as officers during each annual meeting. Our annual meeting usually occur in November and are announced via our newsletter. The president, treasurer and clerk are elected annually by the committee at their first meeting following the annual meeting of the members. Are you interested in joining our Committee? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.