Goals and Accomplishments

Goals

¨  Work towards establishment of a CSA in town.

¨  Co-Sponsor a Green Festival with the HPTA which will highlight sustainable products and practices and include various recycling stations, art projects and entertainment.

¨  Work with other town groups to renovate the Center trail to facilitate the use of bicycles on the trail.

¨  Coordinate with other town groups to establish contiguous bike and walking trails in town.

¨  Secure additional Green Community Grants for sustainability projects when they become available.


Accomplishments

HOPGREEN has helped the community through many activities including:

 ·       Organized a town-wide clean up day in May

·       Promoted the Green Communities Act to make Hopkinton eligible for grants

·       Staffed booths at Poly Arts and Marathon Day

·       Presented at the Women’s Club Go Green Event

·       Collaborated with Planning and Park & Recreation for the award of grants for bike racks in town

·       Started negotiations with property owners for CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) here in town

·       Provided a presentation to the Planning Board on Leeds rated construction. 

·       Organized a presentation by Massachusetts Municipal Association for a Home Energy Savings Seminar

·       Collaborated with the Planning Board Director on Wind Energy By Laws

·       Organized the “Green Forum” which included presentations by utility companies, government agencies and private energy providers

·       Produced a three part written series on recycling and composting which was published in local media

·       Worked with high school students to help them with their government class requirements

·       Organized meetings with local developers and building professionals to guide new sustainable building guidelines for Hopkinton

·       Co-sponsored a public hearing for MA building stretch code

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