Sustainability Coordinator Project
In the Spring, residents of both Sherborn and Holliston voted overwhelming to hire a Sustainability Coordinator. The Sherborn position is under danger of being watered down. We ask for your support at the next select board meeting.
- Thursday, Sept 12, 2019 7:00 p.m.
- Sherborn town hall.
Congratulations Sherborn on passing Aricle 26: To Hire a Part-time Sustainability Coordinator! 126-23
What is a Sustainability Coordinator?
A Sustainability Coordinator would engage in a wide range of activities focused on reducing our carbon footprint and strengthening our responses to addressing the vulnerabilities inherent in a changing climate situation.
Our neighbor Sherborn just created a position. Additionally, 30 towns in our area have or share a Sustainability Coordinator.
What are the cost and benefits?
We are proposing a half-time position, with benefits, which would cost about $39,000. Reporting from other towns universally indicates that these positions save and bring in money to the towns, with reported ‘returns on investment’ between 4 and 8 times the salaries and wages put into the position. That means spending $39,000 now could bring in $124,000 to $284,000 in additional money for projects to benefit our Town
Who are we?
We are concerned citizens of towns in the upper Charles River area*; students, sons, daughters aunts, uncles, parents and grandparents; working and retired. As we share our commitment and support one another’s efforts, we are becoming a team of friends. We welcome as new team members anyone who is eager to work collaboratively for a healthy climate.
* Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Milford, Sherborn
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