Mitigation addresses the need to reduce greenhouse gasses in order to slow down or even reverse climate change. Both the town government and individuals play roles in mitigating (that is reducing) the effects of climate change.
The town is currently planning the installation of almost 2500 solar panels on the capped landfill. Previously, Wellfleet became a Green Community to help to mitigate the effects of climate change by reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses contributed by the town government’s activities. The town has also replaced its street lights with LED lights.
The committee’s charge includes education and outreach to residents, homeowners, and business owners. Along with Eastham, Truro, and Provincetown, we have conducted the Outer Cape Energize program.
The SelectBoard has approved Wellfleet’s participation in the Global Covenant of Mayors. This program is aimed at reducing the total amount of greenhouse gasses generated by the residents, homeowners, and businesses in town.
More details are provided in the sections below.