Climate & Environment Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Climate and Environment Committee is to inspire and facilitate energy conservation and environmental stewardship by the Town and its residents through education, government policies, and incentives.

The Climate & Environment (C&E) committee is establishing a C&E Advisory Group that will provide occasional email feedback on committee initiatives. Whether you have a wealth of expertise in sustainability or just an interest in making the Town greener, we would love to work with you on activities that mean the most to you! If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below or email

Volunteer Form

Shades of Green Resource Pages

We’ve done lots of the legwork for you! Shades of Green helps you assess your daily decisions from how you travel, to what you eat or buy, to how you fix up your house or tend your yards. Become more aware of the environmental impacts of those decisions and choose greener options.


  • Kirk Renaud, Council Liaison
  • Irene Lane, Chair
  • Sheila Blum
  • Daniel Clohossey
  • Julia Craighill
  • Matilde Farren
  • Christina Files 
  • Bridget Hartman
  • Betsy Johnson
  • Ronni Jolles
  • Sally Kelly
  • Simma Kupchan
  • Jessica Langerman
  • Kirsty Little
  • Paul Magnusson
  • Thornton Matheson
  • Steve Seidel
  • Stu Sessions
  • Kathy Strom
  • Vicky Taplin
  • Julie Trocchio

Committee Goals

Committee Reports

Subcommittee Reports

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted prior to each meeting. Minutes are posted upon approval at a regularly scheduled committee meeting.

Environmental Survey Results

The Climate and Environment Committee is planning to hold a meeting in September to review the results of the Town's Environmental Survey and hold a brainstorming session on the Town's environmental priorities for the next several years. The Committee will then develop recommendations to be presented to the Town Council for consideration.


  • 2010 ICLEI Local Sustainability Leaders; Climate Outreach Innovation Award Runner-Up
  • 2010 Bethesda Magazine Green Community Award