Upper Valley Town Energy Committees

Statement of Purpose

This email list is a discussion forum for topics specific to town energy committees in the Upper Valley. Town Energy Committees in the Upper Valley work to implement energy-saving and renewable energy projects in their communities. The intent of the communityenergy List is to provide a creative and dynamic environment for Upper Valley Town Energy Committees to share their successes, discuss challenges, collaborate on initiatives, programs and projects and keep everyone informed of upcoming events and opportunities that will further the important work and mission of these committees. It is also a resource for towns/individuals interested in starting a Town Energy Committee to use to gather information, and advice pertaining to establishing a new Committee.

Posting Guidelines

Summary – Keep it Local, Keep it Civil, Limit Commercial Postings to Once a Month.

No anonymous posts – If your first and last name are not obvious from your email address, please sign your post. If you are a Town Energy Committee member please also list the Energy Committee town you serve on.

The intent is to keep the discussion on and about local town energy committee related issues. While anyone is welcome to subscribe to and read these discussions, we ask that only Town Energy Committee members, interested volunteers, representatives of town government, and representatives of organizations and businesses associated with energy in the Upper Valley post to the listserv.

General Rules

This discussion list operates on the assumption that list postings will be civil and respectful to other list members. No abusive or threatening postings will be allowed. Anyone engaging in what the administration of Vital Communities considers to be abusive language or threats directed towards another list member may have posting privileges revoked. It is inappropriate to post the content of any private correspondence to or from a list member without the express permission of all correspondents involved.

In order to keep this discussion list useful and dynamic, there should be no verbatim forwarding of content that has already appeared elsewhere. If an article has appeared on the web that would be appropriate to reference in the context of a discussion, simply summarize your point and link to the source. Copyrighted content should not be posted.

The administration of Vital Communities reserves the right to warn, suspend, or permanently exclude any list subscriber for any abuse or infringement of these list rules and guidelines. To contact Vital Communities with comments or to bring specific issues to their attention, write to discussionlists@vitalcommunities.org.

List Administration

Legal Disclaimer

Vital Communities assumes no legal or editorial responsibility for any content distributed through its community discussion lists. Content is generated by individual subscribers, who each bear responsibility for their individual postings. Content posted to the discussion lists is automatically distributed to the subscribers and Vital Communities is unable to retract or modify any such content. Volunteer individual discussion list administrators in each town are responsible for post-facto monitoring of the content of a town discussion list and may, in their own discretion, issue private warnings to individual subscribers or public guidelines to the entire discussion list if, in their sole judgment, any of the Posting Guidelines or General Rules are repeatedly violated.

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