Environmental Sustainability Board

As we move into the new year, the Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB for short) would like to challenge all residents to STOP RECYCLING AND FOCUS ON REUSING. Below is a great clip that explains how the market has an impact on what actually gets recycled. We hope you will all help us in sharing this message! Hover over the video and click on the Facebook icon to help us spread the word! 

Members

List of the current 2018 committee members:
  • Jaime Emerson, Chair
  • Jennifer Fortenberry, Vice Chair
  • Rebecca Carpenter
  • Sarah Vingoe
  • Caroline Sheppard
  • Todd Beasley, Ex-officio member 
  • Jonathan Carter Broome, Student Member
  • Claire Mitchell, Student Member

Purpose and Duties

The general purpose of the Environmental Sustainability Board is to serve as an advisory committee to the City Council regarding environmental sustainability issues such as tree protection and urban forestry, recycling, and energy use. Their duties include:

  • Advise, deliberate and make recommendation to City Council on tree and urban forestry related matter, recycling, and energy use
  • Assist in the development and implementation of any ordinances, policies, or plans related to tree and urban forestry, recycling, and energy use
  • Assist in the community outreach and public education related to urban forestry and environmental protection related matters
  • Assist in the planning of community events related to urban forestry and environmental protection

Tree City USA

In 2018, Belmont was named a Tree City USA for the 11th year in a row.

Application

If you would like to apply to be appointed to the Environmental Sustainability Board, please fill out an application HERE.

More Information

For more information about the Environmental Sustainability Board, please email Jamie Mendoza.