A greener Milford?

Milford is seeking interested residents to serve on its new Local Energy Committee. No prior experience is needed and all are invited to participate.

A kick-off meeting is set for Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Board of Selectmen Room in Town Hall.

Local Energy Committee members will set goals for the group, assist in conducting energy inventories of Milford’s municipal buildings, set targets to reduce energy consumption, and help create action plans and the necessary materials to reach these targets.

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission will facilitate the formation of Milford’s Local Energy Committee through its Regional Energy Program. The program is designed to address energy needs and climate change in the 13 communities of the Nashua Region by helping to foster the success of local energy committees.

NRPC has received a $35,000, two-year, federal grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finance the creation of seven local energy committees across the region, including the one in Milford.

“It is an exciting time to be part of a local energy committee,” says Jill Simonetti, Public Outreach Coordinator for the Nashua Regional Planning Commission.
“Communities across the state are beginning to take part in this movement and are finding that there are very real opportunities to save money and make a lasting impact.”

Brookline, Amherst and Milford were the first group of towns to receive the grant, and Brookline was the first town to take action, according to Simonetti.

For more information, contact Simonetti at 424-2240, ext.27, or jills@nashuarpc.org.