The Climate Action Committee’s primary focus shall be to study and make recommendations to the Select Board regarding (1) Methods for minimizing the Town’s carbon footprint; and (2) the Town’s vulnerabilities to the consequences of climate change.
The Climate Action Committee may also recommend to the Select Board whatever actions are necessary to implement the Town’s commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, including:
Prepare recommendations outlining the specific policies necessary to achieve carbon reduction and vulnerability mitigation goals, for the approval by the Select Board.
Conduct public education and outreach to residents, homeowners, businesses, and other stakeholders about Eastham’s carbon footprint and its climate vulnerabilities.
Provide meaningful options for individuals to reduce carbon footprint, including options for groups and/or neighborhoods.
Provide meaningful options for businesses to reduce carbon footprint, including options for replacing plastic items (ie: bamboo or compostable forks/spoons/knives instead of plastic).