Sustainability Council


  • 2nd Thursday of each month
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Arthur Hammar Conference Room
    Department of Planning and Development Offices
    50 Arcand Drive
    Lowell, MA 01852
Notice of meetings is posted at least two days in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board outside of City Hall in the JFK Plaza, and on the City of Lowell's online Event Calendar.
Row of solar panels on roof

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


The mission of the Lowell Sustainability Council (LSC) is to promote citywide sustainability. The LSC engages community stakeholders through education, communication, and collaboration to propose sustainable policies and encourage innovative solutions.

In 2007, the City of Lowell created the Green Building Commission to promote and advocate for "green" design, construction, and development practices through identification and implementation of policies and programs that increased environmental sustainability.

In the years since its creation the GBC successfully worked to bring enhanced green practices into the city but the current mission reached far beyond simple bricks and mortar projects. Taking a more holistic approach to sustainability and our community, the Green Building Commission expanded its focus and changed its name to the Lowell Sustainability Council in the Spring of 2016. This new name and mission best describes the current work of the council.
Title Member Name Term Exp. Date
Chair Jay Mason 11/21/2019
Member Jonathan Geer 4/24/2020
Member Andrew Kollar 3/28/2019
Member Cormac Hondros-McCarthy 1/2/2020
Member Mikaela Hondros-McCarthy 1/15/2020
Member Sabrina Pederson 1/16/2020
Member Vary S. Colwell 7/10/2020
Member Marlin D. May 7/26/2020
Member Soumita Acharya 7/26/2020
Member Greg Studwell 6/11/2021