Mission Statement: Planet Minerva's mission is to encourage and support community self-sufficiency through green employment opportunities, hands-on learning experiences and community projects.

The vision of Planet Minerva is to strengthen and empower our community to become self-sufficient, sustainable and harmonious with our human and natural environment.

Since Planet Minerva's inception on April 15, 2009, our projects have included a community garden, town beautification efforts, a Community Mixer to introduce ourselves and raise awareness, a Chowderfest fundraiser, and a Harvest BBQ where we unveiled a video promoting local businesses. We are also currently photographing our community members for a photo documentary of the Town of Minerva. Our meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Minerva Town Hall.

Future goals include developing a sustainable forest management program to be implemented in town, based on the 30 years of experience of our president Dan Wallace.Dan has meticulously maintained his 100 acres of forest in an example of environmental stewardship that we hope to spread to property owners through Minerva and beyond.

We also wish to expand our community garden for the 2010 growing season and hold workshops on vegetable growing, processing and storing.Additional goals include a community root cellar and a composting program.

Our third focus is reducing the carbon footprint of the town through energy efficiency and alternative energy production.We plan to educate residents of Minerva on existing energy efficiency programs and incentives that are currently available.We also wish to establish a pool of funds that would be available to businesses and residents in town to financially assist them in paying for energy audits and energy efficiency retrofits.Finally, we hope to recruit local contractors to be trained to implement the energy efficiency programs and help them financially with training costs.

Links to Additional Information

Planet Minerva web site

Contact Information

Planet Minerva Inc.
PO Box 935
Minerva, NY 12851

Phone: 518-251-5838
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