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Posted on: April 15, 2011

[ARCHIVED] PROCLAMATION - Western Mass Saves Earth Week in Amherst

WHEREAS the Town of Amherst Select Board promotes energy efficiency and conservation; and

WHEREAS Western Mass Saves is a project of Western Massachusetts Electric Company and a part of the WMECO efforts to reduce residential energy demand across its service territory; and

WHEREAS the Town of Amherst and SmartPower have signed an Agreement to promote residential energy efficiency and conservation through the Western Mass Saves Challenge; and

WHEREAS residential energy conservation has many economic and environmental benefits; and

WHEREAS increased energy efficiency and conservation creates opportunities for economic development and job creation; and

WHEREAS electricity demand in the United States will grow by at least 40% by 2032; and

WHEREAS if residential participants of the Western Mass Saves Challenge achieve an aggregate 3% electricity reduction, SmartPower will give the Town of Amherst a FREE 1kw solar PV system; and

WHEREAS the United States will celebrate Earth Day on April 23, 2011 to encourage a variety of environmental initiatives;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the TOWN OF AMHERST proclaims the week of April 17 through April 23, 2011 as Western Mass Saves Earth Week in the Town of Amherst; and

RESOLVED that the TOWN OF AMHERST SELECT BOARD shall encourage all households in Amherst to join the Western Mass Saves Challenge at and begin measures to save energy in their homes.

VOTED AND DATED this 11th day of April, 2011.

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