Climate Change, Energy, and Green Communities

Devens Rd.

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Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Program


Ensuring MVP Success 

Presentation from a webinar held in January 2018.


Energy Efficiency & Green Building


Working for the Green

A conference about accelerating green growth throughout the Commonwealth, held on October 18, 2012, in Devens, MA.

Workshop: Green Communities—Go Solar!

Eric Broadbent
Town of Harvard, MA

Meg Lusardi
Director of Green Communities Division, MA Department of Energy Resources

R. Carter Scott
President of Transformations, Inc.

Workshop: Build it Green!

Neil AngusAICP, LEED AP
Environmental Planner, Devens Enterprise Commission

Michael Grant, AIA, LEED AP,
Architerra Inc.

Norman Lamonde, Sustainability Manager, Turner Construction Corporation
& Rick Mattila, Former Director of Environmental Affairs, Genzyme


Adaptation & Resiliency


Presentation from a DCR Stewardship Council meeting, held on December 8, 2017.

Presentation from the Regional Conservation Partnership Network Gathering in Nashua, NH, held on November 16, 2017.

Presentation from the Southern New England American Planning Association Conference in Providence, RI, held in October 2017.

Presentation from Citizen Planner Training Collaborative workshops in Oak Bluffs, MA, held in October 2017.

Presentation from UMass Dartmouth Summit on Climate Resilience, held on December 4, 2015. 

Preparing for the Storms: Municipal Adaptation for Climate Change Resiliency

Presentations given at the Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors, held on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Heidi Ricci
Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Audubon

Vandana Rao
Assistant Director for Water Policy, EOEEA

Julie Conroy, AICP
Senior Environmental Planner, MAPC

Hazard Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change

Presentations from the 2013 Citizen Planner Training Collaborative Conference at Holy Cross in Worcester, held on March 16, 2013.

Heidi Ricci
Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Audubon 

Sally Miller & Toni Marie Pignatelli
UMass Amherst Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) graduate students

Paul Halkiotis, Town Planner for Town of Marshfield
& Elisabeth M. Hamin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Regional Planning & LARP Department Chair, UMass Amherst

Planning for Resiliency in Local Infrastructure

Presentations from the Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors, held June 7, 2012.

Carrie Banks
MA Division of Ecological Restoration

Bob Dean
Franklin Regional Council of Governments & Selectman, Town of Buckland

Patrick Garner
Wetlands Scientist and Hydrologist

Handout: Information and Resources on Stream Continuity, Road Crossings, and Community Planning for Resiliency to Impacts of Climate Change


The Massachusetts Green Communities Act


Building a Sustainable Future

Presentations from a conference about the Massachusetts Green Communities Act, held on May 5, 2011.

Stephanie Elson
Mass Audubon 

Seth Pickering
Green Community Coordinator for Southeastern MA Region, MA Department of Energy Resources

Adrienne Edwards
Chair of the Green Communities Committee, Town of Easton