Sustainable Milton, a 501(C)3 non-profit educational and all-volunteer organization, was founded in 2006. It is a member of Milton Changemakers and the Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition. In 2010, Sustainable Milton led the effort to quantify and qualify the town as a MA Green Community through the Dept. of Energy Resources (DOER). As a result, Milton has received thousands of grant dollars to undertake numerous environmental projects in its municipal facilities.
Its members have offered professional expertise and volunteered in many town capacities, for example, the: Milton Alternative Energy Committee (2010-2016); Milton Wind Energy Committee; and Solarize Milton initiative (2018). Since its earliest days, documentary movie nights, panel discussions, Green Home Fairs, book lectures, and "Sustainably Speaking" articles in the Milton Times have enriched our general public. For the past five years, Sustainable Milton has awarded the Green Student Leadership Award, comprising a monetary stipend and book, to deserving Milton High School seniors. It supported the single use plastic bag ban at Town Meeting (Fall 2018) and collected Mercury-containing button batteries around town for many years. On May Day 2021, it collaborated with Erica DeDonato, Milton Environmental Coordinator, to resurrect an annual Spring Greenup Day.
Its mission to create a healthy, fossil fuel-free, and environmentally equitable planet remains incomplete, and YOU have a role to play
To visit the Sustainable Milton homepage please visit: https://www.sustainablemilton.org/
Milton Community Engagement Platform
Sustainable Milton has partnered with Mass Energize to create a new online community engagement platform for Milton Residents. This platform is intended to provide Milton Residents with meaningful actions that supports climate change efforts and step by step guides on how to make these actions a reality.
The 2021 Climate Roadmap, passed in March of 2021, has set Massachusetts on a journey to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This will require changes to our day-to-day habits and how we view climate change as part of our everyday lives.
The platform can be accessed by clicking on the following link: Milton Community Engagement Platform.
Some of the actions found on this page include:
- Buying renewable electricity
- Completing a MassSave home energy audit
- Composting at home or through a service
- Completing weatherization and insulation improvements
- Installing solar panels
- Driving an Electric Vehicle (EV)
- Home heating/cooling decarbonization through air-source heat pumps
- Eating more plant based meals
While the individual actions needed to address climate change are similar from place to place, the resources and programs available to facilitate these actions depend on where you live. This platform provides resources tailored to Milton residents, and what individuals can do right here in town. The hope is to build community by taking action to combat climate change while seeing and celebrating everyone’s collective impact.