End Brattleboro's Municipal Use of Heating Oil
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Each year the Town of Brattleboro buys about 80,000 gallons of heating oil for it's municipal buildings. This annual purchase results in about 800 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Want to know more? Watch this 7min video presentation given by Daniel Quipp of 350 Brattleboro.
The town officially acknowledged the problem of climate change with a resolution passed in 2002, however it has been slow to act. Help the Town Manager and Selectboard understand that you want to see changes to how the Town's buildings are heated (for example, efficient wood pellet boilers, air/ground source heat pumps, air source water heaters, renewable energy) in order to reduce the town's greenhouse gas emissions and use our tax dollars in a forward thinking way.
Making investments in reducing our fossil fuel use makes sense economically as oil prices can fluctuate wildly and will save the Town money in the long term. Reducing our fossil fuel use is also the right thing to do in terms of our responsibility for protecting a livable climate.
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