Hope Cahan is 46 years old and has two children in Falmouth Middle School. She and her family moved to town from California last June.
She works as an environmental and transportation policy analyst..........
Cahan said she would like to do more to protect Falmouth’s open space while also pushing developers to incorporate more sustainable practices during construction, such as requiring a solar component and charging stations for electronic vehicles.
Expanding the town’s use of alternative energy is one of her goals, Mitchell said, noting the five solar-powered residences on Solar Way, and her desire to see solar and wind power incorporated into other housing developments around town. She would also like to see more electric car charging stations around town.
Mitchell said she did not understand the controversy surrounding the proposal for a solar farm on a capped landfill off Drowne Road, near the Village Green development.
“I think we need to do a better job of explaining to people how this will help all of us,” she said.