Net Zero: Arlington‘s Effort to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Adult Enrichment / Special Interest -
Ken Pruitt, Arlington’s Town Energy Manager
Ryan Katofsky, Net Zero Action Plan
The Town of Arlington is actively working to eliminate local greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors by 2050. Join two energy professionals who helped write Arlington’s first Net Zero Action Plan to learn what net zero means, why achieving it is a key part in responding to the climate crisis, and how electrification fits into the picture. Hear about the Town’s top priorities as it starts on the journey to net zero. Whether you rent or own your home, find out what you need to know and what you can do, from planning your home’s energy future to supporting local warrant articles and state legislation, and more.
Ryan Katofsky has spent his 28-year career focused on clean energy. He is a member of Sustainable Arlington and Arlington’s Clean Energy Future Committee. He is also a member of the Arlington High School Building Committee where he leads the energy efficiency and sustainability work. In 2015, he helped Arlington implement solar power on six schools, and in 2012, he was the Community Solar Coach for Arlington’s participation in Solarize Mass.
Ken Pruitt, as Arlington’s former Energy Manager, was the lead on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, electric vehicle acquisition and charging infrastructure, the Arlington Community Electricity program, building electrification, municipal energy supply, and net zero planning. Ken now serves as Winchester's Sustainability Director, and previously worked as Director of Conservation, Boxford, MA; Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions; and Executive Director, Environmental League of Massachusetts. Ken earned a Master of Forest Science degree from the Yale School of the Environment.