Information about organizations and groups in other area communities
Most of these are groups with whom we've had direct contact - there are many others and we would welcome hearing from them so that we can share information and best practices. Please contact Michael Greis if you are with a sustainability organization in another community (grass roots or formal town committee) or if you would like to reach the contact person in one of these communities.
- Acton - Green Acton
- Contact: Bill Jastromb
- Arlington - Sustainable Arlington
- Contact: Shannon Konig
- Bolton - Town of Bolton Energy Committee
- Contact Joel Lindsay
- Brookline - Sustainable Brookline - Getting organized, web site not yet populated (5/09)
- Cambridge - Cambridge Energy Alliance
- This is a city-sponsored non-profit that is developing and rolling out a city-wide campaign to reduce energy use by residents and businesses. A large-scale effort that secured local foundation funding to enable their start-up.
- Carlisle - Carlisle Climate Action
- Contact:Susan Stamps
- Contact: Virginia Leclair
- 11/09 - Green Needham will be meeting with DSA to share ideas and discuss collaborations
- Framingham - GreenUp Day is a Framingham community group that sponsors a yearly GreenUp day to remove trash throughout the Town of Framingham. The group is also working to spread the idea of GreenUp Day statewide through outreach.
- Contact: Tom Greeley
- Tom is also the contact for those wanting to start a GreenUp Day in their own community
- Contact: Tom Greeley
- Greenfield - Greening Greenfield
- Contact: Rebecca King
- This group was created about 1 1/2 years ago and reached out to us after seeing our web site and projects. They want to get a 10% Challenge underway in Greenfield. The municipality has completed an energy baseline (through ICLE) and they're working to engage their schools and people in the community.
- Harvard - Town Energy Committee
- Contact: Eric Broadbent
- Lexington - Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition
- Marlborough - Green Marlborough
- A citizens' based group promoting green/sustainable choices in Marlborough
- Medford - Medford Clean Energy Committee
- Appointed by the Mayor, this city committee promotes clean power options and supports the city's efforts to become a clean power leader
- Medford's McGlynn Middle School installed a 100kw turbine in early 2009
- Newton - Green Decade Coalition
- Contact: Marcia Cooper, Peter Smith and others
- A Green Needham collaborating organization that has been working on sustainability in Newton since 1990.
- Contact: Mary Ann Cluggish
- has a Town Meeting study group looking at whether to form a Town Energy Committee and what other communities are doing. They reported to Town Meeting in March, 2009.
- Contact: Scott Bender
- a community group is getting underway under the name The Power of One
- Winchester - Winchester Energy Management Committee
- Contact: Doug Moore
- Committee sanctioned by Board of Selectmen comprised of two town employees, representatives from other committees and energy professionals living in Winchester.