Renew Rockland is launching an effort to move the city to 100-percent renewable energy. The first working meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 16, at 6 p.m. at the Midcoast Collaborative, 12 Shepard Drive in Thomaston — take the turn for Flagship Cinema and it’s on the right. Anyone interested in working on the project is welcome.
The local community group wants the city to set a goal of reaching 100-percent renewable energy, and it also wants to help the city figure out how to meet the goal.
Renew Rockland’s mission is “to promote sustainable economic growth and a healthy community by educating on the importance of protecting our natural resources, encouraging green infrastructure, promoting renewable technology and energy efficiency, and ending our dependence on fossil fuels.” Renew Rockland’s founding members include Amy Files, Zander Shaw and Nate Davis..
In inviting the public to the meeting, Files says, “What would you like to see Rockland set as a goal? This exciting project begins with you, Rockland resident and voter. Please join us as we discuss strategy and initial goals and for those who are interested, tasks to get started on.”