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The Gosnold Cuttyhunk Climate Action Network (Cuttyhunk CAN!)

HISTORY

AS noted on page 42 of the 2021 Town of Gosnold Annual Report:

IN conjunction with a grant to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the Gosnold Selectboard asked for volunteers interested in forming a working group focusing on environmental sustainability and climate warming issues.  Gosnold Climate Action Plan (G-CAP) now holds monthly meetings by Zoom with the goal of completing a long-term action plan that includes the challenge of sea rise and the potential breaching of the harbor, while developing short and medium term initiatives to address environmental issues in everyday life in the Town of Gosnold.

 

A sub group of G-CAP, The Gosnold-Cuttyhunk Climate Action Network (Cuttyhunk CAN) will focus on mitigating the cost and scale of Gosnold’s solid waste disposal; discourage single use plastic water bottles through the distribution of reusable water bottles, and filling stations; native plantings;  composting;  and recycling; and  provide engaging and informative materials for residents and visitors; create events  (beach cleanup, etc.), and informal presentations on related topics of interest; native plantings; composting; and recycling.

 

To achieve its goals, the Board of Selectmen and Network anticipate using the completed plan (July 2022) to garner public and future financial support for its continuing collaborative efforts.
 

Gosnold CAP and Cuttyhunk CAN welcome broad community, intergenerational participation. Questions, ideas, want to join or help? Contact Nancy Wilder, wildfraz3@gmail.com or Jon Winet, gosnold.cap@gmail.com

 

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