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Green Dalton Committee

Green Dalton Committee

<b>Tree planting in Dalton, 1911</b>
Tree planting in Dalton, 1911

The Green Dalton Committee’s mission is to identify, investigate and recommend to the Select Board various initiatives which protect the community’s natural resources and enhance environmental health and sustainability in Dalton.

The Green Dalton Committee was established in 2013 by the Dalton Select Board.  The Committee consists of 7 members appointed by the Select Board.

Meetings: monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 7PM at the Dalton Town Hall. The public is welcome.

MA Green Communities Program:

Same Dalton tree, 2014
Same Dalton tree, 2014

The Committee’s first goal was for Dalton to be designated a Mass Green Community.  The Committee provided education to the townspeople and assisted the Select Board in meeting the 5 program requirements.  The designation was received on December 3, 2014.  As a result, Dalton has available $142,725 in state funds for energy saving projects and is eligible to apply for additional state grants.

Dalton is a green community.  In 1911 President William Taft planted a young oak tree at the Dalton estate of Winthrop Crane, now the Sugar Hill Senior Living Community.  Today the tree is alive and well.  The tree helps to improve the air by producing oxygen and sequestering carbon.  The tree also improves water quality by reducing stormwater runoff. (Benefits of trees at

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