Sustainability Committee

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Upcoming Events

Regenerative Reads Book Club: "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the way we make things"
Monday, May 17 at 6:30pm
Join the committee in partnership with the Minot-Sleeper Library for our next Regenerative Reads book pick. We’ll be reading "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the way we make things" by William McDonough and Michael Graungart. We will discuss the book on May 17 at 6:30pm. All are encouraged to participate!

Copies of "Cradle to Cradle" are available at the Minot-Sleeper Library and can be picked up inside or curbside. Call the library at 603-744-3352 or email minotsleeperlibrary@gmail to reserve a copy or visit the library at 35 Pleasant St. in Bristol.

2020 Accomplishments
The Sustainabililty Committee is an active group, working on projects and involving the community in conversations. Thank you to all who joined us for the events we held this first year of being a committee:

  • Sustainability Committee Roundtable discussion on August 5
  • Disccusion about zero waste on September 28
  • Bristol Sustainability Fair in Kelley Park on October 17
  • Discussion about solar energy on October 26
  • Working with Bristol Select Board on reintroducing recycling at the town's transfer station
  • Discussion on eating sustainably on November 30
  • Launch of a monthly sustainability newsletter to the community

2021 Accomplishments

  • Launch of Regenerative Reads book group in partnership with the Minot-Sleeper Library
    • "A Sand County Almanac" January-March 2021
    • "Cradle to Cradle" April-May 2021
  • Let's Talk Trash community discussion on recycling and solid waste on February 22
  • Recommendation to Select Board to purchase equipment necessary to expand Bristol's recycling options for residents. This was the foundation for a warrant article to purchase the equipment at Town Meeting - the article passed!

Charge
The purpose of the Town of Bristol's Sustainability Committee is to educate, advocate and advise all people and town government on practices and policies that are environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. The committee will support our community through partnerships and open communication with our residents, businesses, and government to meet the needs of the present without compromising the resources of future generations. The committee shall at times advise and assist Bristol's Town government and departments with plans and policies relating to sustainability.

Goals

  • Providing recommendations to the Town on recycling and waste management
  • Educating residents on sustainability
  • Working with businesses and local organizations to best understand their needs and recommend sustainable practices

New! Locally Produced: A Monthly Series to Inspire and Educate on Living Sustainability
Locally Produced is a monthly educational series on topics related to living sustainability. It is the work of the Town of Bristol, NH Sustainability Committee in partnership with the Minot-Sleeper Library.

Zero Waste 101: https://youtu.be/k6DWhZHZPZc

Solar Energy 101: https://youtu.be/Y_8p4B-wGgM

Eating Environmentally-Friendly: https://youtu.be/96XwquvJrnE

Board Members

Name
Nancy Dowey
Brittany Overton
Lauren Therriault
Jamie Bemis
Brittany Overton
Herb D'Arcy
Janet Metcalf
Donna Worthen