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April 21, 2021

Attendance: Sebastien Bigorre, , Pam Polloni, Stephanie Madsen, Jed Goldstone, Connor Ahearn, Sarah Fuller, Rick Galat, Andrea Love, Jeff Abrahamson, Ari Greenberg, Connor Ahearn, Bryan Rydingsward, Leslie-Ann McGee, James Lanzisero, Rob Munier

#1 The CWater design team shared slides on early phase designs of the new dock and waterfront building on Water St. Leslie-Ann McGee, WHOI, introduced the architecture and HVAC teams, Payette and BR+A respectively. To review the sustainability centric discussion, please view the recording here:



Payette used the whole hour to discuss the new dock and waterfront building sustainability thus we will save the rest of the agenda for next month’s meeting:


#2 WSS  (WHOI Social Sustainability) - Wellness and Inclusion are emerging as big needs right now at WHOI! Please help:


  • Walk-Meet Loop Maps- How long does it take to walk around Ring Road? Can you walk and hold a meeting at the same time? We need volunteers to map the loop, measure the distance and calculate time. Other loops/trails would be great too – a 30 minute bike path loop? A 30 minute Village Loop (Eel Pond?)


#3  Beach Clean-up Shore Lab - Monthly – We need Volunteers to join the leaders! STF is partnering with T3C + WHOI neighbors to clean up the beach on the first Thursday of each month at noon. Meet at Gate by Shore Lab. Leaders for Beach Cleanups include:

  • May 6, Thursday – Pam Polloni
  • June 3, Thursday – tbd
  • July 1, Thursday – tbd
  • August 5, Thursday - tbd


#4  Diversity and Inclusion – WHOI Committee leaders are met in mid-April to determine overlap and top priorities for diversity and inclusion.  STF will highlight the new WHOI’s Your Buddy Program, WSS events like hikes and lunch and learns, and beach cleanups (all focused on Inclusivity)


 #5 Solar Update – Meteor House solar installation of 15.7 kw system is moving forward!

Clark South + Clark Solar Update – Now operational and real-time solar generation data is available on our website.


  • Technical Site visit to Meteor House – Erin Buckley, ReVision, on Monday, May 3rd (Peter will be there)

Residential: Community Shared Solar available (aka Residential Off-site Solar). A new solar installation in Plymouth is looking for residential customers. Expect to save 15% of your utility supply bill.  If you rent a home, have an old roof, and/or can’t install solar on your rooftop, consider purchasing off-site solar through Cape + Islands Self-Reliance. Contact Megan Amsler if interested.


#6   LED light installation update – 4 buildings completed, 2 to go (for 2021). These 6 LED installations brought in $380,000 rebate dollars.

  • Blake, Clark South, Losos, McLean (completed Jan-March)
  • Next –Smith (May 4th start date), Bigelow (April 5th start date)


#7   WHOI’s Your Buddy Program update –The goal is to create a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment at WHOI. Coming soon, more information will be posted on the Workplace Climate Committees website

  • To be a Buddy and create your Profile, go to:
  • Mitch in IS can push us list of new people every 2 weeks. A welcome letter with link to WCC website will be sent to new employees. Todd getting more info on training from HR (basic protocols)


#8   STF Garden Plot in the Village – email Seb Bigorre if you’d like to help out at the STF garden this Spring + Summer.