Environmental Sustainability Committee

RTSD Logo b copyThe Carlisle Select Board established the town's Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) in August 2022. Building on Carlisle’s Master Plan -- along with its Path to Zero Emissions Report, Hazard Mitigation Plan, and Open Space and Recreation Plan -- the ESC has developed an ambitious, multi-year work plan that describes municipal efforts, as well as an outreach program to help our residents, businesses, and institutions reach our common sustainability goals.
 Our primary focus is to help Carlisleans decarbonize their lifestyle, and to encourage them to support and regenerate the natural environment. The ESC assists the town government, departments, committees, and school to be leaders in the transition to a more sustainable, green community. We collaborate with local, regional, and national organizations to endorse the changes being made in like-minded communities around the globe.
 We encourage everyone to join us in our effort. We can only achieve this goal by working together.

 Learn more about our Route to Sustainability Day on April 22nd 2023 here.

Membership:   Members are appointed by the Select Board.  The Select Board reserves the right to add or dismiss members at any time.  

  • 10 voting members +/-
  • Carlisle residents who support the mission 
  • Sustainability Coordinator, Sue Thomas, as a non-voting member through FY23
  • Other resource people as non-voting members
  • Select Board Liaison, non-voting member

Term:   For FY 23, all members will serve a 1-year term, ending on June 30, 2023.  As of FY 24, members will serve 1, 2, and 3-year staggered terms.

The Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) will report back to the Select Board at least once per year and will be responsible for writing a report on its work for the annual Carlisle Town Report.

* Appointed Select Board liaison for the Environmental Sustainability Committee is Barney Arnold

March 2023

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Environmental Sustainability Committee  Term
Launa Zimmaro 2023
Robert Zogg 2023
Dan Cook 2023
Christina Christodoulopoulos 2023
Joeth Barlas
Eric Balles 2023
Deborah Bentley 2023
Glenn Reed 2023
Kath Hardcastle 2023
Dave Boettcher 2023
Susan Thomas, Sustainability Coordinator