Upcoming Meetings: Monday October 3rd at 5:30 PM on Zoom
Agenda and Zoom link forthcoming.
Managers from NH Network Working Groups
Legislation Working Group: Joseph Kwasnik
Plastics Working Group: Cindy Heath
Communications Working Group: Donna Reardon (External Communications) and Susan Richman (Internal Communications)
Minutes, Steering Committee - July 25, 2022
Managers’ Meeting - 2022.07.05
Present: Phil Browne, Resta Detwiler, John Gage, Cindy Heath, Pat Martin, Donna Reardon, Susan Richman, Reinmar Seidler
Managers’ Meeting - 2022.06.23
PURPOSE: Summit planning
Managers' Meeting - 2022.05.25
Other E/E/C organizations
Managers' Meeting - 2022.04.18
Geos Institute grant
Focusing on the needs of NH’s small towns:
5:30 on the 25th
PLANNING for May 9 Community Power event
Managers' Meeting - 2022.04.04
Minutes, April 4, 2022 - NH NETWORK
Patsy Beffa-Negrini, John Gage, Joe Kwasnik, Pat Martin, Ann Podlipny, MaryBeth
Raven, Donna Reardon, Susan Richman, Reinmar Seidler, Ken Wells
April 11 Event
Joe to meet with the participating legislators to firm up plans, he will moderate,
Reinmar will open & close. At Q&A Joe will ask how can we best support them, and can we be
proactive (especially can we be more aggressive with Energy Efficiency $$). If Jon Swan is
there, ask him to give a pitch. Susan track chat for audience Q&A. Reinmar has zoom link;
Donna will send out.
March 28 Feedback
Lots of thank you letters after the event; have participants muted on entry.
Community Power request for event in May: every municipality has different needs; Dori’s
group already helping her many Monadnock towns – she needs more people, as does Lisa
Sweet (Community Power Coalition, CPCNH). Handout from CPCNH gives the steps to follow,
beginning with a first presentation for select boards, which is what Dori could present for us -
would that be duplicative? (Then the select board needs to create a committee, need to do
research, need 2 public hearings, decide whether to use a broker… It gives a timeline to start
now, to be ready for next year’s town meeting, although Wilton accomplished the whole
process within the timespan of November to town meeting) Such an event would help give
people direction, be ready for next town meeting. Bob Hayden & Emily Manns can also give a
presentation. This would address people’s questions. Get some people to help us, who are
trying it. Short presentation (10-15 min) but then lots of Q&A. Do we need to include current
status before the PUC or ENERGY DEPT, or just acknowledge this is what is available now?
Focus: How to present to your select board. We should decide in advance what would be
helpful, typical questions, and can ask registrants to put some of their questions on the
registration form. DECISION: yes to MAY 9, 5:30 pm event. Donna, Patsy, Pat, Susan to meet &
Joe and Donna met with him. Joe will call him back.
GEOS Grant Application
Reinmar to meet with Sam Evans-Brown on Wed.
Earth Day related event
Suggested by Carol Sullivan, to share with Lakes Region libraries and others. NOTE: THIS IS LISTED ON THE WEBSITE UNDER “EVENTS” and anyone may register!!
Wed, Apr 20 at 1 pm Earth Day 2022 is a Call to Action for NH – Join the
NH NETWORK for Environment-Energy-Climate! John, Reinmar and Susan will
present a snapshot (and video clips) of NHN activities and show ways folks can join and participate in protecting NH’s environment.
Health Care Focus
Not time to adequately do this. June Summit topic. How can we help municipalities move forward? Practical applications - what are you going to do tomorrow? Possibly explore LED street lights, energy audit for town,
solarize, HUBs, what does Monadnock HUB do? Also our responses to IPCC: “Stepping up to the next level,” CCL, petitions for 10 Towns , CCL, Community Power. Give actionable steps, what do you commit to? Point out resources: Solarize on the web, Infrastructure $, Carbon Cash-back. Virtual, with break-out rooms. “Jam Board”=sticky notes. Collect ideas of topics and send them to Reinmar.
Differences Across Communities.
Big towns know about these opportunities, but little towns don’t know. How can people learn about $ opportunities for their town? (Susan to ask her town manager for perspective, as he gives talks on these topics.) Local energy committees like to save money, and like environmentally good things (e.g. Windham), although conflict over energy in Cornish. Although Rindge is not politically likely to seek energy projects, their energy committee has good relations with the head of their DPW. Keep record of what you do, dollars saved, to use for each next application.
Next mtg: 4/18, 5:30 pm
Managers' Meeting - 2022.03.21
Managers’ Meeting - March 21, 2022
Managers’ Meeting - 2022.03.07
Managers' Meeting - 2022.02.28
Ideas for April, May (enroads?)