Lebanon has been awarded a University of New Hampshire Sustainability Fellowship for the coming year. UNH has a nationally-known program in sustainability and makes their Fellows available to businesses, institutions and municipalities who have firm goals related to sustainability and addressing climate change. The UNH program’s stated objective is “to work on transformative sustainability initiatives that lead to integrated solutions.”
The theme that was chosen for the work of Lebanon’s Fellow is to help the City to undertake its first comprehensive greenhouse gas inventory and develop a protocol going forward to track our reduction in greenhouse gas production. The City Council passed a resolution in 2017 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the City according to the goals of the Paris Climate Accord, and this Fellow will both quantify how well we are doing and help chart a course for us to meet that objective.
Mark Goodwin and Rebecca Owens in the City Planning Office and Tad Montgomery, Energy and Facilities Manager, applied for the Fellowship and will oversee it.
For more information about Lebanon's energy plan and future initiatives, please visit LebanonNH.gov/Energy