Steering Committee

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Mary Atkinson, Treasurer

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Composting, recycling

Janet Buchwald

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Sustainable gardening, local environmental pollution (air and noise)

Doris Goldthwaite: 

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Education, community

Melissa Gough, Secretary & Communications

Areas of Expertise: climate, publicity, recycling, legislation; newsletter & webmaster

Bruce Langmuir

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Renewal energy; community solar installation

Bruce has been active in the promotion of renewable energy and green building design since 1976. For the past two years he has concentrated his efforts on global warming, and has been chairman of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Threat of Global Warming Action Group for the Sudbury church.

Eric Lind

Area of Expertise/Interest: Movie nights, idling, corporate campaigning (overturning Citizen’s United)

Bob Morrison

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Town of Sudbury, electricity, solar, building, carbon tax.

Marie Royea

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Health, recycling, education, community, volunteering

Richard Vanderslice

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Toxics, clean water, legislation,

Resident of Sudbury since 1973; Retired marketing executive from the healthcare industry. Became interested in the Earth Decade Committee when working on the Sudbury Town Strategic Planning Committee during the nineties. Worked for a year on the committee that wrote the final plan that was approved at town meeting. First project with the steering committee was getting the Selectmen to adopt an Integrated Pest management program for the town and gathering signatures to have the Children’s and Families Protection Act placed on the state ballot – the effort got over 100,000 signatures and became law in 1990. Served as EDC president from 2001-2004. One of several Prius owners in EDC and active promoter of alternative energy sources to reduce the dangers caused by climate change. Served on the Citizens Advisory committee of the Wastewater Treatment Study Committee and as an active member of The Sudbury Historical Society and the Hop Brook Protection Association.

Margaret (Peg) Whittemore

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Anything related to the community!

Resident of Sudbury since 1960. Retired research chemist from biomedical instrument manufacturing company. Became interested in EDC when acquiring a composter in the early 90’s. and attended two ECO Team groups. The ECO Team concept was dedicated to making citizens more environmentally aware. Was active in promoting the Children’s and Families’ Protection Act to limit and control the use of pesticides in the state. Major EDC project has been to help organize, and then to manage a plastics collection four times a year. Over 36 tons of plastics have been recycled since 1994 using volunteer labor. Served as EDC vice-president since 1999. Coordinator of the Sudbury Senior Work Program which places seniors in various town departments. Their work qualifies them for an abatement on real estate taxes. Served on several town committees including PAYT, Healthy Schools, and the Wastewater Treatment Study. Active member of Sudbury Valley TrusteesSudbury Historical SocietyHop Brook Protection Association, and Friends of Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.

Previous Members:

Dean Holden

Resident of Sudbury since 2001; Webmaster for the EDC. Speaker Series Coordinator for EDC. Low Carbon Diet Group Leader. Property Steward for Sudbury Valley Trustees.

Jan Silva

A former Sudbury resident and Town employee, now living in Hudson, who has had a long-term interest in ecology starting with early recycling efforts and Earth Day activities by the Sudbury Life Support Group in the 1970’s. Has been a member of EDC since its inception.

Alan Krentzel

Beth Brykman

Carol Hannauer

An environmentalist since 3rd grade. Graduate of MIT (1954). Master’s degree in Math from Northeastern (1967). Became a Software Professional in 1968. Retired in 1995 from Oracle.

Mark Sevier

Net zero house builder in Sudbury