WILLIAMSBURG — Western Mass internal Rick Sullivan, arch of a state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, will be behind in internal waters Tuesday for an Earth Day proclamation in a Haydenville territory of Williamsburg.
Sullivan, of Westfield, will be assimilated by Mark Sylvia, commissioner of a state Department of Energy Resources, to appropriate Williamsburg and Longmeadow as “green communities.” The nomination comes with a probability of grants to account metropolitan clean-energy projects.
Today’s eventuality in Haydenville starts during 10:30 a.m. during a Williamsburg Town Office Auditorium, 141 Main St.
In other Earth Day news, Sullivan will horde a state agency’s first-ever Twitter Town Hall currently during 2 p.m. Anyone meddlesome in participating in a online contention can go to @massEEA, regulating a hashtag #EarthDayMA to follow a Twitter chat.
Sullivan and other officials are approaching to answer questions and yield an overview of several group initiatives. Questions might be submitted around Twitter during @massEEA or left in a criticism territory of a Mass Great Outdoors Blog.
The Green Communities Division of Sullivan’s bureau aims to assistance all 351 Massachusetts municipalities find clean-energy solutions to revoke long-term appetite costs and strengthen internal economies. The multiplication provides appropriation and technical assistance for initiatives designed to urge appetite potency and to boost a use of renewable appetite in open buildings, comforts and schools.
More information about a Green Communities Designation and Grant Program is accessible online during http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/green-communities/gc-grant-program/.
Material from a Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy Environmental Affairs and a State House News Service was used in this report.