Recent Previous Board Members:
Erick Ask has lived in Milton since 2006. He is a scientist for a large chemical company. His sustainability interests primarily focus on active transportation (walking and bicycling) and he is a member of the Milton Bicycle Advisory Committee and a Safe Routes to School supporter. In addition he has placed solar panels on his roof, purchased an electric car, composts, uses rain barrels and tracks his carbon footprint.
Didi Emmons was been on the board for 1.5 years and humbly filled the roll as Vice President.
She has been living in Milton for seven years. Didi, a chef, has founded four restaurants and written three cookbooks (some have sold better than others!). Her specialty is vegetarian cuisine. The last restaurant she founded is the non-profit Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury, which offers access to healthy affordable food for those in Dudley Square and where some of the staff are trained from homelessness or incarceration.
Henry MacLean is an architect and educator who worked with several large architectural firms in Boston before opening his own practice, Timeless Architecture in 1988. He has been promoting and teaching Green Design since co-chairing the Committee on the Environment with the Boston Society of Architects in 1989. He has taught and developed ongoing curricula at the BAC’s Sustainable Design Institute and Wentworth Institute of Technology. An active SM member since 2010, he chaired the Milton Alternate Energy Committee between 2010-2015.
Tara Manno Richer bike-commutes year-round and has been active with Sustainable Milton since it was founded. A former President and Vice President of the SM board, Tara was part of the Milton Alternate Energy Committee that helped Milton gain Green Communities status in 2010. She is concerned about climate change and the standard American diet/farming practices. Tara enjoys many outdoor activities and cooking with locally grown, seasonal foods. Having worked for a MA environmental agency for many years she contributes to our knowledge base in many ways, notably managing and writing the newsletter as well as addressing solid waste issues such as recycling and composting.
Louis Pierro was born in NYC and later lived in Eastern Long Island where he graduated from Riverhead High School in 1969. He attended Syracuse University before moving to the Boston area in 1974. In 1985 he and his wife Maureen Fahey moved to Milton where they have been since, and where both their children Joe and Cat graduated from Milton High. When first in Milton Louis worked with Loyola Sylvan, Martha Curtis and others to get recycling started in this town attending meetings at Loyola’s house. Louis became active in Sustainable Milton shortly after it was created in 2006 by Laurie Macintosh, and has been a board member most of the years since, with membership as his primary task. He urges you all to get involved and be both a financial and active member.
Fred Taylor has been a member of Sustainable Milton since 2013 and in 2015 became an active board member. He served as President of the board in 2016 and from 2017 on has been the Recording Secretary. He has done work with mercury battery collection, recycling of all types, especially at sports fields, getting hydration stations in the schools, attending the SM table at the Farmers Market and Celebrate Milton, organizing Sustainable Milton’s participation in Milton Clean-Up Day, and helping with many of our events. He is also involved with Friends of the Blue Hills and The Milton Shade Tree Committee
Photo by Lauren Borofsky, Smuggles Notch area Vt.