Sustainability Committee

The Board of Selectmen would like to hear from Weston residents wishing to serve as an at-large member on the Sustainability Committee

State Legislature has recognized the increasing impact of climate change and established clear goals for the state to reduce carbon emissions through its 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act. Subsequent legislation and state-wide programs address a range of sustainability issues to help meet these goals, providing incentives to Massachusetts towns to encourage community-led sustainability initiatives. Weston took advantage of these incentives and was designated a Green Community in 2011.

The Sustainability Committee will continue to ensure sustainability issues and opportunities in Weston are proactively managed, advising the Selectmen and collaborating with Town departments and committees. Working with Town staff, the Committee will recommend, develop and monitor programs designed to enhance Weston’s long-term sustainability and resilience in response to environmental, resource and energy challenges, as well as educate and raise awareness throughout the development and implementation of these plans.

The Committee will be made up of seven voting members, including a representative from the Board of Selectmen, School Committee, Permanent Building Committee, and Planning Board, and three at-large members appointed by the Selectmen for a three-year term.

Desirable expertise includes:
  • built environment technical expertise 
  • land use technical expertise 
  • waste management 
  • water infrastructure 
  • ecology 
  • community organization 
  • communication 
  • sustainability experience and interest
Interested residents should submit a volunteer application, available via download or submit online, or send a letter of interest by email to selectmen@westonmass.org or by mail to the Board of Selectmen, P. O. Box 378, Weston, MA  02493 by September 16, 2018.