Our Committees

The Sandwich Climate Action Coalition committees are listed below.
If you would like to join a committee, or would like more information
about them, please direct your inquiry in an email to

** Committee coordinators are in boldface

Steering Committee:
Katherine Thorndike, Peggy Longley, Mark Longley and Wharton Sinkler.
Oversight of all committees and plan long and short-term goals.

Communications Committee:
L. Witt, Woods, J. Goldman, MJ Pettengill, M. Longley
Manages our website, google group, and letters to local publications.
Works with Education Committee in finding innovative means to build
public awareness on issues related to climate, energy, and land use.
Coordinates with other committees to present public workshops, films, & talks.
Publicizes above-mentioned events.

Education Committee:
Peggy Longley, Ginger Heard (schools), Jean Knox (schools/libraries), Diana Witt (W. library), Jeanette Call (schools), Patsy Carega (art exhibits), Cc White (libraries-stepped down).
We work to advance climate issues for our community with programs, workshops, films and posters.  We are currently working on book displays for libraries and plan to work with educators and school boards to include climate in curriculum and possibly help develop a climate club at Interlakes School.

Conservation Liaison Committee:
Diana Witt , Fred Lavigne (Conservation Management), Kathy Vittum (UNH, Food Waste & Green Landscaping), Patsy Carega (SLCS).
Collaborates with other local and state conservation groups to manage and educate the public about our forests, lands, water sources, wildlife and life-style changes that can support the environment.

Political Action Committee:
Katherine Thorndike
(603) 707-7598 Dick Devens, Helen Ingalls, Lisa Heard, Betsy Loughran, Anne Galli, Ruth Stuart.
This committee keeps us informed of upcoming legislation and notifies Sandwich citizens of ways to influence our representatives.  They set up letter writing campaigns.  They serve as liaisons to other political action groups working to reverse climate change.  Some will attend rallies and other political actions and organize carpools to get there.

Recycling Committee:
Jeannette Call
, Robin Dustin, & Ellen Farnum.
This committee partners with surrounding towns to find regional solutions to waste management and recycling. Tamworth Recycle Project will work within our community to learn and share ways of improving our recycling efforts.

Solar Committee:
Leonard Witt
Explores possibilities for residential and town properties for what is possible to meet our warrant article goals of 100% electricity from renewables in 2030 and all other energy needs by 2050.