DEEPER DIVE
into Our History

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2006

Laurie Macintosh created Sustainable Milton. The first meeting was held on Oct 18.

2007

The Al Gore film An Inconvenient Truth was shown at Milton Academy of Feb 8.

2008

Sustainable Milton’s Articles of Organization were approved on April 1 officially making it a 501-c-3 tax deductible charity organization – please join.

2009

The ceremonial ribbon cutting for the New England Wind Fund Milton High School Solar Array and Weather Station took place at the May Town Meeting. 

2010

Sustainable Milton worked together with the town to get a wind turbine in Milton.  Despite a year of work and grant money awarded, a threatened lawsuit by Granite Links Golf Course squashed the deal.

2011

Sustainable Milton showed the film Energy Crossroads: A Burning Need to Change Course on Feb 8.

Sustainable Milton showed the film Gasland on March 23.

Sustainable Milton hosted Green Homes Fair #2 at Cunningham Hall on April 23

Sustainable Milton participated in the DPW Open House on May 21. Sustainable Milton showed the film No Impact Man on June 29.

2012

Sustainable Milton showed the film Forks Over Knives on March 7.

Sustainable Milton hosted Green Homes Fair #3 at Cunningham Hall on April 21.

2013

Sustainable Milton showed the film Queen of the Sun: What the Bees Are Telling Us

2014

Sustainable Milton hosted Green Homes Fair #4 at Cunningham Hall on April 26.

Sustainable Milton participated in the DPW Open House on May 17.

Sustainable Milton participated in the Brookwood Community Farms plant sale and pancake breakfast May 17 and 18.

Sustainable Milton in conjunction with Sustainable South Shore and Bio4Climate present Can Cows Save the Climate? – a program of short films and discussion at Milton Public Library.

Sustainable Milton began to have a table at Milton Farmers’ Market that summer. Sustainable Milton had a table at Celebrate Milton on Oct 5.

Sustainable Milton with Milton Alternative Energy Committee and Next Step Living presented the program Green Homes Milton at the library on Nov 13.

2015

Sustainable Milton began its support for Safe Routes to Schools project in Jan.

Sustainable Milton presented the program Bees, Biochar and Butterflies at Milton Public Library on April first.

Sustainable Milton and Milton High students worked together to clean the Milton High School grounds as part of the DPW Milton Clean Up Day on May 2.

Sustainable Milton showed the film Dirt! The Movie on Aug 3.

Sustainable Milton participated in the DPW Open House on May 16.

David Kelman of Sustainable Milton held an open house at his home on Aug 15.

Sustainable Milton participated at Celebrate Milton on Oct 6.

Members of Sustainable Milton participated in the Air Noise Hearing at Milton High School on Dec 3.

2016

Sustainable Milton hosted Green Homes Fair #5 at Cunningham Hall on April 23. For the first time Sustainable Milton presented its Green Student Leadership Award to two graduating Milton High school students –Alexis von Metzsch Belash and Chris Jean Baptiste on May 31.

2017

Milton Cleanup Day was hosted by Sustainable Milton on DPW on April 29.

Sustainable Milton showed the film Dirt! The Movie at Milton Public Library on June 12.

Sustainable Milton presented the Green Student Leadership Award to graduating Milton High School student Maia Adleyon May 30.

Sustainable Milton participated at Celebrate Milton on Oct 1 and for the first time presented Electric Vehicles.

Sustainable Milton became part of Milton Change Makers in Sept.

Sustainable Milton showed Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at Milton Public Library on Nov 2.

2018

The new monthly series Sustainably Speaking began in the Milton Times in April.

Sustainable Milton together with the Town of Milton and Solar Flair began a three month program Solarize Milton in April to encourage more solar townwide.

Sustainable Milton presented the Green Student Leadership Award to graduating Milton High School student Nicholas Ruiz on May 29.

Sustainable Milton donated $2000 as part of the cost of a hydration station at Milton High School.

2019

At our annual board meeting in Jan Sustainable Milton began working with Quiet Communities and others to promote battery-operated land equipment to reduce noise, pollution and health hazards. 

Sustainable Milton presented the first of four talks in the series Green Homes Conversations. This first was by architect Joseph Kennard – About a Milton Net Zero Home - at Milton Public Library on March 6.

Sustainable Milton and Milton Advisory Bicycle Committee presented Bikes,Barrels, Bags at Cunningham Hall on May 4 replacing the now defunct DPW Open House.  The Bike Committee took in old bikes, sold repaired bikes, helped to repair bikes and gave helmets away free to children purchasing bikes.

Sustainable Milton had information about our organization and about rain barrels and compost bins.  We sold our tote bags and for the first time mesh veggie bags. We presented electric vehicles and with the help of Steve Wells of Blue Hills Power, battery-operated equipment.   There was also free music thanks to Chris Lee, a performer with Musicians for the Greater Good. 

Sustainable Milton donated $1750 as part of the cost of a hydration station at Pierce Middle School. 

Sustainable Milton presented the Green Student Leadership Award to three graduating Milton High School students -Eliza O'Donnell, Isabel Caridad Smith, and Molly Baker on May 28.

2020

What a Year!! COVID sure did make headlines for this year. We did continue our monthly meetings over Zoom and added new blood to our Team. We also managed to organize a 2021 Milton Wide Green Up Day where more than 200 people participated in picking up litter on roadsides and in neighborhoods throughout Milton.

SM worked together with the town to create and educate town members about the Community Electricity Aggregation Program.

2021

So much happened!

SM worked with the Town Engineer and DPW on an application for a MassDEP grant to provide funding for a town wide carbon emission inventory which is a key first step in developing a Climate Action Plan. Unfortunately, we were not granted the funding. 

SM launched an interactive Climate Action Platform: MassEnergize where we can share information about what neighbors of doing to fight climate change .

SM developed a proposal for a Pilot Program for Food Waste Diversion and recycling in two of the four Elementary Schools.  

SM discussed the process of adding Municipal Composting with DPW. Commercial composting pick ups was thought to be a more realistic goal at this time. Obstacles for Milton municipal composting included land and funding for the program.

SM partnered with the DPW to organize the 2022 GreenUp Milton Weekend May 1.

SM attended the Milton Farmers Market to promote and educate community members about our organization with a focus on understanding the benefits of the Community Electricity Aggregation program

2022:

SM has continued to work on Climate Action Plans with the town planning department. 

SM has continued planning for implementation of a Food Waste Diversion/Composting and Recycling Pilot in Tucker and Glover Elementary School Cafeterias. 

SM attended the Milton Farmers Market every other week from June to Oct.

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