Past Event: Energize! Meeting

Transition Wayland is among a wide coalition of groups in Wayland, Lincoln Sudbury and Natick are planning ENERGIZE 2017!, a broad menu of energy initiatives designed to give everyone in our towns several entry points into energy-efficiency, climate-resiliency and climate action.

On Monday, February 6, from 7:30 PM, the core group of “Energizers” from all our towns will be meeting with potential partners to work with on energy audits, solar PV, EV’s, renewable electricity. We’ll meet at the First Parish Church (50 Cochituate Road). If you want to know what this is all about, contribute your input, or volunteer for this or that, you are invited!

An RSVP would be great so we can gauge the size of room we’ll need. Detailed agenda below.

ENERGIZE will offer menu of choices, which will

  • raise the community’s vigilance and engagement on climate change and all its consequences, by raising awareness, guiding government policy, building community and empowering to act.
  • offer a varied, comprehensive choice of entry points into energy-efficiency, climate-resiliency and climate action: energy audits, renewable energy, EVs, solar PV, government engagement, education, community infrastructure, and more.

  • offer all stakeholders in our communities several options: residents, municipal stakeholders, businesses, non-profits, schools, condos, and more.

  • engage and unite all actors, organizers and decision-makers in the community: individuals, energy and other town committees, grassroots sustainability & resilience groups, elected officials, municipal actors, town economic development groups and business associations, teachers, and more.

Would you like to help?

We welcome volunteers! Interested in just one element, or even an element of an element, or the wider picture? This is one  kitchen that can’t have too many chefs!


7:30: welcome and quick introduction of the larger mission and setup of Energize for the public and presenters and short intro about this meeting’s purpose.

7:40: PRESENTERS have 25 minutes presentation and Q&A included – we will be strict!

  • 7:40: Jorge Nogueira and Steve Foley of HomeWorks presentation and Q&A on energy audits, implementation, MassSave and LEDs
  • 8:05: Becky Wasserman and Isaac Baker of Coop Power/Resonant presentation and Q&A on Solar PV
  • 8:30: Larry Chretien of Mass Energy presentation and Q&A on solar PV, DriveGreen and Make the Switch
  •                                        /   8:55 (or so): ENERGIZER break with short interactive game by Janot, or bathroom break   /
  • 9:05: Philip Kreycik of SolSmart.

9:20: Discuss Solarize: depending on SREC situation, we need to jump on that. Solarize vs. going straight with (e.g.) Coop Power.  Solarize PLUS (with possibility of solar hot water as the extra). Set a deadline for our application if going ahead.

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