Activist Wants City Council To Create Environmental and Sustainability Task Force and Framingham Mayor To Establish ‘Greener Cities’

FRAMINGHAM – Environmental activist Larry Stoodt requested the the 11-member Framingham City Council “implement a task force that meets the needs of the environmental and sustainability issues of Framingham.”

Stoodt, a District 3 resident, spoke before the City Council at its January 8 meeting, during public comment.

A Democrat, he also wants Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer to establish a “greener cities” model in Framingham.

Stoodt said Framingham’s neighbors are ahead of the City of Framingham on environmental issues.

For example, he said “Ashland just signed a renewable energy program to save them $785,000.”

Stoodt said the Town of “Wellesley has been honored for clean energy sustainability by the Department of Environmental Resources, and has been given the leading by example award.”

He said City of Newton signed a “historic green energy contract,” in which 60 percent of all energy purchased in the city would be wind or solar energy.

Stoodt said he wants to see the City of Framingham take action on these issues and other environmental projects.

City Council Chair Dennis Giombetti thanked Stoodt for speaking, and said the City’s new sustainability coordinator was scheduled to appear at a City Council meeting in February to discuss the City’s plan for 2019.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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