ANTRIM ENERGY COMMITTEE
January 23, 2008
Antrim Town Hall
1. Organize Committee:
Chair, Ben Pratt; Secretary, Diane Chauncey; Advisory Task Force, Bradley Houseworth; Members, Peter Moore, Sandy Snow, Linda Bryer, Bob Bethel
2. Discussion on:
· Energy audit for town owned buildings
Ben will continue to tabulate the electricity, fuel, and propane usage for
all town buildings. This tabulation based on sq ft will be completed for the
· Direction for committee to take
First the committee will assess the town’s properties and then look at what we as a community can do to make a difference in energy usage.
· Article for Limrik encouraging citizens to help save energy (and money)
As a committee, develop an article for the March Limrik encouraging Antrim citizens to go green by doing simple things like changing light bulbs from incandescent to the new energy saving fluorescent. Energy committee members will send their ideas for the article to Diane. The deadline for the Limrik is February 10.
3. Other matters – Sharing of information concerning Energy Matters.
Peak Oil – Ben discussed the article, Peak Oil: Alternatives, Renewables, and Impacts by Clifford J. Wirth, Ph.D. – a frightening article on how the world needs to change its energy wasting ways NOW!
ICLEI – Bradley informed the committee that Antrim as a member of the Southwest Regional Planning Committee is also a member of ICLEI – a worldwide organization for climate protection that works with local governments to develop a strategic agenda to reduce global warming.
Powering the Planet – Peter read an article Powering the Planet by Nathan S. Lewis. Mr. Lewis believes the way to turn things around is through the use of solar energy.
Saving the Planet one Lightbulb, Grocery Bag, and Ice Cream Cone at a time
Oprah Magazine, February 2008 -Ice caps are melting, coral reefs are shrinking...What to do? Diane read this article. It points out how many simple steps we can all take to make a difference.
4. Next Meeting: Dates and Goals
February 20, 2008 Town Hall 6:00 PM
Respectfully submitted, Diane Chauncey, secretary