To ensure the Town continues towards sustainability as a Green Community, a number of residents created the Sustainable Weston Action Group, dedicated to exploring town-wide governance of sustainability.
Sustainability in Weston
The group was invited to present to the Board of Selectmen, who expressed an interest in seeing a comparative analysis across sustainability issues between Weston and neighboring towns, as well as suggestions for any steps Weston should take.
The presentation from the April 3, 2018 meeting sets out an overview of Weston's sustainability status, progress, and governance, as compared to a diverse group of MetroWest communities, and identifies a path toward a more sustainable future for our town.
One of the requests made by the Working Group was for the Selectmen to form the Sustainability Committee to carry the mission of developing a more sustainable Weston.
Gas Infrastructure Audit
To advance the goal of reducing the town's carbon footprint, members of the Working Group presented to the Board of Selectmen an opportunity to identify all natural gas leaks in town. Natural gas leaks are an environmental and health hazard and the Working Group wanted to take advantage of recent state legislature to get the high number of leaks in town repaired faster.