There seems to be some confusion in town that Sustainable Duxbury and the town's Alternative Energy Committee are one and the same. They are not. Sustainable Duxbury was begun over 5 years ago by a group of individuals in town who were like minded and interested in environmental issues. This group has never been affiliated with the town of Duxbury. We support our own initiatives and projects that we think might help everyone live a "greener" more sustainable life like installing hydration stations in the schools so the kids don't have to buy plastic water bottles. Like raising money and installing solar panels at the Chandler school so the kids can learn about solar energy. Like establishing a community garden in town for everyone to enjoy together. We are volunteers that show up at a monthly meetings to discuss local and national issues that interest us. Some of the work of the AEC over the last 2 years interested us. The members of the AEC are volunteers but are town appointed. They were and are working on ways to save the town money by helping the town become more energy efficient. This topic interested us so we went to meetings to find out what their plans were. We supported some of their initiatives just like a parent supports his kid's soccer team. We went to their meetings occasionally because they are open to everyone in town and it is the best way to gather information and find out what is going on in town. We liked their wind turbine initiative as we support green energy and becoming energy independent. So we supported their ideas. We are citizens that support the town when the town is involved in something we support.