Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee (SGIC)

Staff Contact:

Carole Collins, Energy & Sustainability,

(413) 772-1412

Mailing Address:

14 Court Square, Greenfield, MA 01301

Meeting Schedule: 4th Thursday of the month, 4:30-6:00pm, Town Hall 2nd Floor

No meetings currently scheduled.

Members

9 of 11 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Jacob Frank, Student Representative. December, 2021.
  • MJ Adams, Planning Department Director Designee. June, 2021.
  • George Touloumtzis, Planning Board Representative.
  • Carole Collins, Energy Director.
  • Marlo Warner, DPW Representative.
  • Phil Elmer, City Council.
  • Tara Kurland. December, 2021.
  • Hannah Rechtschaffen. June, 2022.
  • Nancy Hazard. June, 2022.
  • VACANT
  • VACANT

SGIC Purpose

To facilitate the implementation of the City's Sustainable Master Plan, by identifying, recommending and implementing programs that foster a vital, sustainable and resilient community, focusing on the three interlocking aspects of sustainability: the   economy, the environment, and society. The SGIC Ordinance is available here.




Recent Initiatives

May 2020 - SGIC Supports Adoption of Net Zero Stretch Code

The SGIC voted unanimously to write a letter to the  Massachusetts Board of Building Regulation and Standards in support of updating the Stretch Code to a Zero Energy Building Code based on the EZ code developed by NEEP, MAPC, Built Environment Plus, and MCAN.  You can read the support letter here


February 2020 - A Deliberate Downtown: Growing by Design Community Forum was a great success!!

Read article in Greenfield Reporter:  https://www.recorder.com/Deliberate-Downtown-Greenfield-draws-crowd-to-Hawks-and-Reed-32999364

Now you can watch it on video!!  http://gctv.org/videos/deliberate-downtown-growing-design

Speakers included: Mayor Roxann Wedegartner; Bill Baker, President of the Greenfield Business Association; Michelle Barthelemy, Chair of the GCC Business & Information Technology Department; Rachael Katz, Owner of Greenfield Gallery; Jeff Sauser, Co-Founder of Greenspace CoWork; Otis Wheeler, City Councilor and Co-Creator of Greenfield's Downtown Neighborhood Association


October 2019 - Deerfield Street Initiative

Click here to read the report compiled by the Green River Planning team -- a group of Masters of Regional Planning students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst -- in partnership with the City of Greenfield, to create a vision plan for the Deerfield Street neighborhood. 

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Master Plan

Master Plan Goals, Strategies, and Implementation Steps

Implementation Tables with status updates for each chapter of the Master Plan are  available by clicking on the chapter title below:

Natural, Historical, and Cultural Resources
Housing
Land Use
Education
Facilities and Energy
Economic Development
Transportation

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Progress

Greenfield's Progress Towards Sustainability

The City of Greenfield has accomplished a lot towards the goals outlined in its Sustainable Master Plan.  Click on the links below to read  about our progress:

2017-2018 Annual Report

July 2018The Potential of Downtown

August 2017Impressive Progress made in Greenfield Well-Being

July 2016 Complete Streets Policy Enacted

Spring 2016 - Progress Report

Fall 2015 - Progress Report

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Past Events

Winter 2020

A Deliberate Downtown: Growing by Design Community Forum was a great success!!

Read article in Greenfield Reporter:  https://www.recorder.com/Deliberate-Downtown-Greenfield-draws-crowd-to-Hawks-and-Reed-32999364

Now you can watch it on video!!  http://gctv.org/videos/deliberate-downtown-growing-design

Speakers included: Mayor Roxann Wedegartner; Bill Baker, President of the Greenfield Business Association; Michelle Barthelemy, Chair of the GCC Business & Information Technology Department; Rachael Katz, Owner of Greenfield Gallery; Jeff Sauser, Co-Founder of Greenspace CoWork; Otis Wheeler, City Councilor and Co-Creator of Greenfield's Downtown Neighborhood Association

Fall 2019

The Burgeoning Creative Economy in Greenfield and Bees Dozens of Greenfield residents came out to join panelists Linda McInerney of Eggtooth Productions, Rachel Katz of Greenfield Gallery, Steve Goldsher of Hawks and Reed, and MJ Adams, Greenfield’s Director of Economic and Community Development, for an evening of discussion about Greenfield’s creative economy, and the efforts underway to bring money and talent to our downtown.

See the article about the event in the Greenfield Recorder here.

Spring 2018 

1ST Panel: LIVABILITY IN GREENFIELD - HOUSING AND DOWNTOWN 
There was great turnout at the Livability in Greenfield panel discussion last month. Check out the write-up in the Recorder! 
http://www.recorder.com/Greenfield-quality-of-life-topic-of-conversation-Thursday-night-15140884

2ND Panel:  ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE IN GREENFIELD – RECREATION & TRANSPORTATION   
Great discussion focused on recreation and transportation and quality of life. Residents came out in good numbers to learn about progress, ask questions and give feedback.

3RD Panel:  MOVING TOWARD A FOSSIL-FUEL FREE FUTURE
Exciting and entertaining evening at the new net-zero ready John Zon Community Center! 
Click to read article

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Previous meetings:

Sustainable Greenfield Committee Meetings

Name Uploaded Date
   Sustainable Greenfield Progress My Turn Spring 2016.pdf 2016-08-09 13:05:14
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2021-07-22.pdf 2021-10-14 14:40:33
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2021-06-24.pdf 2021-07-29 12:00:49
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2021-04-22.pdf 2021-07-29 12:02:04
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2021-03-25.pdf 2021-07-29 12:01:32
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2021-02-25.pdf 2021-03-30 13:21:16
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2021-01-28.pdf 2021-03-04 14:14:30
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2020-11-19.pdf 2021-01-27 11:49:01
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2020-10-22.pdf 2020-11-24 13:51:57
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2020-09-24.pdf 2020-11-24 13:51:54
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2020-08-27.pdf 2020-11-24 13:51:52
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2020-07-23 Minutes.pdf 2020-09-02 11:20:25
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2020-06-25 Minutes.pdf 2020-09-02 11:20:22
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2020-05-28 Minutes.pdf 2020-09-02 11:20:22
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2020-04-23 Minutes.pdf 2020-06-02 14:24:43
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2020-03-26 Minutes.pdf 2020-04-28 12:05:22
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2020-01-23 Minutes.pdf 2020-04-28 12:04:41
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2019-12-19 minutes.pdf 2020-01-30 11:28:14
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2019-11-21 minutes.pdf 2020-01-07 12:24:23
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2019-10-24 minutes.pdf 2020-01-07 12:24:00
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2019-09-19 minutes.pdf 2019-10-31 14:22:26
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2019-05-23 Minutes.pdf 2019-10-02 15:25:32
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2019-04-25 minutes.pdf 2019-08-13 15:39:33
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2019-03-28 minutes.pdf 2019-08-13 15:39:37
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2019-02-28 Minutes.pdf 2019-04-10 15:33:57
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2019-01-24 Minutes.pdf 2019-04-10 15:33:54
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2018-11-29 Minutes.pdf 2019-04-10 15:24:00
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2018-09-27 Minutes.pdf 2019-04-10 15:23:58
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2018-04-26 Minutes.pdf 2019-04-10 15:23:57
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2018-02-22 Minutes.pdf 2019-01-30 11:36:40
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2016-02-11 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:22:13
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2016-01-14 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:22:13
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-12-10 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:22:12
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-11-12 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:10:20
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-10-01 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:10:19
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-08-06 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:10:19
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-07-09 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:10:17
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-06-04 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:10:15
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-06-04 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:19:44
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-05-07 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:19:44
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-04-02 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:10:14
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-04-02 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:19:43
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-03-05 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:10:13
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-03-05 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:19:43
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-02-05 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:19:42
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-01-08 Minutes.pdf 2016-04-11 12:10:13
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2015-01-08 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:19:42
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-12-04 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:29
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-11-06 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:29
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-10-02 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:28
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-09-11 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:28
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-08-07 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:27
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-06-05 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:27
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-05-01 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:27
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-04-03 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:27
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-03-13 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:26
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-02-20 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:26
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-02-13 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:26
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-02-06 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:26
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee 2014-01-16 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:21:26
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee -2020-10-22.pdf 2020-11-24 09:39:12
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee -2020-09-24.pdf 2020-11-24 09:39:15
   Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee -2020-08-27.pdf 2020-11-24 09:35:03
   Sustainable Greenfield Committee 2013-12-12 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:24:26
   Sustainable Greenfield Committee 2013-11-07 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:24:26
   Sustainable Greenfield Committee 2013-10-03 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:24:25
   Sustainable Greenfield Committee 2013-09-05 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:24:25
   Sustainable Greenfield Committee 2013-06-06 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:24:25
   Sustainable Greenfield Committee 2013-05-09 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:24:25
   Sustainable Greenfield Committee 2013-05-02 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:24:25
   Sustainable Greenfield Committee 2013-04-04 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:24:24
   Sustainable Greenfield Committee 2013-03-07 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:24:24
   Sustainable Greenfield Committee 2013-02-21 Agenda.pdf 2015-12-23 12:24:24
   SGIC ordinance 2016.pdf 2016-12-13 15:17:15
   SGIC Letter Supporting Net Zero Stretch Code.pdf 2020-06-02 14:20:15
   SGIC 2018-11-29 Minutes.pdf 2019-01-30 11:34:01
   SGIC 2018-09-27 Minutes.pdf 2019-01-30 11:34:07
   SGIC 2018-04-26 Minutes.pdf 2019-01-30 11:34:04
   NHC Resources - Master Plan Table.pdf 2019-05-22 13:29:27
   Master Plan Table- Transportation.pdf 2019-05-22 13:12:53
   Land Use Implementation Table.pdf 2019-05-14 15:28:52
   Housing- Implementation Table.pdf 2019-05-14 14:53:56
   Facilities and Energy implementation table.pdf 2019-05-22 12:41:09
   Education Implementation Table.pdf 2019-05-22 12:21:24
   Econ Dev - Master Plan Table.pdf 2019-05-22 13:04:13
   Deerfield Street Final Report.pdf 2019-10-09 15:49:21
   Chapter 5 -Natural Cultural Historical Resources NHC.pdf 2019-04-30 12:25:23
   CDBG Program Update 5-28-20- for SGIC.pdf 2020-06-03 09:01:04
   2019-69 NR for SGIC 6 27 event-FINAL.pdf 2019-06-11 10:55:23
   2018-1102-SGIC annual report.pdf 2018-11-13 11:29:14
Calendar of Events
GHA Regular Meeting -- SCHEDULED
Tue, Feb 1, 2022, 4:00 pm
Remote via Zoom
Posted to: Housing Authority
Tue, Feb 1, 2022, 6:00 pm
via Webex (Link will be posted on the agenda)
Posted to: Town Council
Tue, Feb 1, 2022, 7:00 pm
Webex
Posted to: Human Rights