The Falmouth Green Ribbon Commission on Energy and Climate Protection Shall:
Recommend climate protection actions to the Town Council and Town Manager, for the Falmouth community to meet or beat the Kyoto target.
The Commission shall draw on the work of other communities, resources within the citizenry of the town, town staff, and others to put together its recommendations.
The Commission shall interpret this charge broadly.
The Commission shall self organize itself as follows:
a. Initial members shall include members of the group informally known as the citizensâ€™s working group. The initial co-chairs for the purpose of organizing shall by Susan Howe and Michael Morrison.
b. The chair or co-chairs shall be schedule, set agendas for, and preside over Commission meetings.
c. Membership is not expected to exceed twenty people.
d. The interim co-chairs shall report back to the Council Nominating Committee no later than thirty days from the date of this order with its recommendations for permanent chairs, and nominations for membership.
e. The Commission shall give consideration in nominating it members to balance background (business leaders, school administrators, members of the faith community, community organizations, energy suppliers, facility managers, and energy performance/renewable energy experts), gender, and age.
f. The Town Clerk shall advertise that the Commission is seeking volunteers for service on the Commission.
The Commission shall report back to the Town Council and Town Manager no later than one year from the date of this order. The Committee shall present annually a report and a work plan to the Town Council and Town Manager.