Resilience and Sustainability

The Town of Milton is committed to building our climate resilience and advancing the principles of sustainability throughout our community. 

We are working towards reducing our community's emissions by 50% by 2030, making renewable energy more available and accessible to residents, cleaning our waste streams, and ensuring that our sustainability efforts prioritize environmental justice communities in Milton.

You can view our current climate and sustainability initiatives below, or contact Josh Eckart-Lee, Assistant Director of Planning and Community Development, or Jack Turner, Environmental Coordinator, to learn more.

  1. Josh Eckart-Lee

    Assistant Director of Planning and Community Development

  2. Jack Turner

    Environmental Coordinator

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report found that climate change is unequivocally caused by human activities, primarily through greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change threatens human well-being and planetary health and there is a rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all. The Town of Milton is actively working to develop a climate action plan to mitigate the emissions that we produce and strengthen our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change on our community. In January 2023, the Select Board approved the formation of the Climate Action Planning Committee. The Committee has been charged to review and evaluate Town bylaws, regulations, and policies and recommend strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate risks, and expand energy efficiency opportunities for the Town to develop our Climate Action Plan.

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