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Energy and Climate Committee

Members :

Dorian Yates - Chair

Doc Bagley

David Lutz

Jim Schley, Secretary

Barbara Smith

Matt Christie

Tii McLane

Susan Hodges

Jenevra Wetmore

Susan Tiholiz

This group can be contacted at

Meeting are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm via ZOOM. 

Forest Carbon webinar with Dave Paganelli

Link is 
Passcode: dw1xs.&j


Electric Vehicle Presentation

Sept 23, 2021

Click the link to view the recording.

SECC Recording Passcode: AZW3*DiX

Tim Briglin Climate and Energy Presentation

Sept 28, 2021

Click the link to view the recording. 

SECC Recording Passcode: ++dKs=8I

Plastics Education Meeting

November 11, 2021

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SECC Recording Passcode: X.jt6Vz#

Heat Pump Presentation by Matt Chrisite

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So, what can each of us do? click here

Websites/articles of interest about PLASTICS, click here


Vital Communities: Reduce Your Energy Burden


Efficiency Vermont: Save with Weatherizing and Conservation



VECAN: Home and Community Financing


Efficiency Vermont: Rebates


VGreen Financing


Mascoma Bank: Solar and Energy-Efficiency Loans


Home Energy Loans: Vermont State Employees Credit Union


Capstone: Low-Cost/No-Cost Weatherizing


COVER Home Repair: Weatherization Tips


Vermont Energy Saver: Loans and Incentives

Mission Statement: In March 2020 at Town Meeting, the voters of Strafford resolved to work together to reach net-zero in greenhouse-gas emissions for the whole town by 2030. To achieve this commitment, the Strafford Energy and Climate Committee (SECC) serves as an advisor for the citizens and the municipality of Strafford. We will advocate for innovative, workable, and cost effective options for energy conservation and reduction of our carbon emissions in heating or cooling buildings, powering vehicles, and generating electricity. We will support effective planning for resiliency, sustainability, and ecological wellbeing, and improved carbon sequestration through careful stewardship of soil, plants, and forests.


The Energy and Climate Committee will provide ongoing assessment of Strafford’s progress in adoption of renewable and restorative policies and practices, and will:


* Advise the Selectboard and members of Strafford’s

other committees and commissions

* Provide information to the residents of Strafford

and local farms, businesses, schools, and forest


* Work closely with the Intermunicipal Regional

Energy Coordinator and energy and climate

committees in neighboring communities


Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network (VECAN)


Energy Action Network (EAN): Community-Scale Weatherizing [???]


350 Vermont: Resist fossil fuels, build momentum for alternatives, and transform communities for justice and resilience Working locally and nationally on climate change issues



Go! Vermont: Ride-Sharing


VECAN: Transportation and Land Use


Drive Electric Vermont


Local Motion: Biking Is Better


Sustainable Woodstock: Forest Carbon Action Group


On-Farm Renewable Energy:


USDA Rural Energy America: Support for Renewables and Energy-Efficiency

Energy and Climate Committee

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