Build A Farm And Food Network In Marshfield and PlainfieldThis task force will work to build a farm and food producer network. This network may work to facilitate sharing of resources, farm-based events, mentorship, land-matching/sharing, shared marketing, re-invigoration of the farmers’ market and other opportunities.
Improve Transportation Options to Increase Mobility, Reduce Costs, and Reduce Emissions in Marshfield and PlainfieldTransportation represents a major household expense and a major contributor to Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions. This task force will work to develop new alternatives to increase flexibility while also decreasing costs and emissions. Based on the preferences of those gathered at the Community Meeting, this task force will focus on: - Developing innovative ridesharing initiative(s)- Increasing local options to reduce travel needs- Making both towns great places to walk and bike- Promoting electric vehicles and charging infrastructure- Retaining and improving public transit options
Reduce and Transform Energy Use and Increase Renewable Energy Generation For Homes, Businesses, Twinfield School, the Towns, and Other IntuitionsThis task force will work with partners to assist home owners, renters, businesses and community institutions in reducing energy use, using renewable energy, and fuel switching. Based on the preferences of those gathered at the community meeting, this task force will focus in on:- Developing and implementing incremental and do-it-yourself approaches to bring home retrofits and solar generation within reach of more residents- Weatherizing low income and rental housing- Unleashing the power of neighbor-to-neighbor connections to promote energy alternatives and provide support to those who are ready to proceed- Implementing a campaign to promote modern wood heatingThis task force may also work on engaging youth, increasing utilization of existing financing and programs, developing one or more community solar projects, exploring new financing tools, and tackling school and municipal energy use.