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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Amherst Recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Energy

2016 Energy Award Acceptance

The Town of Amherst was recently recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Energy by Mass Energy. Each year at its annual meeting, the non-profit recognizes organizations that have contributed to making energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable in Massachusetts. Sustainability Coordinator Stephanie Ciccarello, Facilities Director Ron Bohonowicz, and Assistant Town Manager M. David Ziomek were present to accept the award on behalf of the Town.  The recognition was related to work the Town has done to switch part of the municipal fleet to electric vehicles, to build a solar array on a former landfill, and to run numerous educational sustainability programs, groups and fairs for residents.  

In 2014, the Town teamed up with Mass Energy to offer residents yet another option to green their electricity.  Eighty-eight residents made the switch, which prompted Mass Energy to donate $3,500 to Amherst to assist with the purchase of another electric vehicle.

 

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