Are you interested in a green and sustainable future in Peabody? ACTION NEEDED MAY 11 – Live or Zoom

The Peabody City Council Committee on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy meets on May 11 at 6:30pm. The Committee will provide an update on Peabody’s pursuit of the Green Community designation and the status of Peabody’s Net Zero Climate Action Plan.

This is the third time the City has looked at joining the Commonwealth’s Green Communities Program. Three hundred of the 351 cities and towns in the state have become a certified Green Community. Some communities signed on 12 years ago. Since it began in 2010, Green Communities has distributed more than $153 million to Massachusetts city and town governments. None of those dollars came to Peabody. And, since May 5 was the deadline for applications to this year’s Green Communities Competitive Grant Spring Block. it’s likely that means another year of Peabody missing out on Green Community Funding.

The City considered joining the Green Communities program for the second time in 2011 – twelve years ago! At that time, in order to participate as a city with its own electric utility, the City would have had to enter into a trust with Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP) and charge residents a fee of $3. PMLP did not agree. In April 2022, the city again discussed joining the program and decided it needed more study. The third time adoption will be discussed is May 11.

The meeting is live at City Hall and available on Zoom:


I am unaware of any follow up public meeting by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) since 2021. Here’s the link to the meeting on the Neto Zero Climate Action Plan held on Dec. 14, 2021.

45:46 – BCNS statement

Let’s get Peabody on the list! Becoming a Designated Green Community –…/becoming-a-designated-green…


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