The Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is a 501 (c)3 domestic not-for-profit corporation based in Washington, Connecticut. Since its founding in 1971, the Council’s mission has been to be an advocate for and provide leadership in maintaining, protecting and enhancing the environmental quality of the Town of Washington and the surrounding area.

WEC organizes and supports a wide range of community services, including the Earth Day roadside cleanup, Climate Change Awareness Day, Household Hazardous Waste Day, the Harwood Environmental Lecture Series, Environmental Programs for Local Schools, College Scholarships for Environmental Studies and many other one time environmental events. It is also an active environmental steward and intervenes early in situations that threaten to degrade the environment. Our goal is to keep Washington and the surrounding area the very special and beautiful place that it is for the enjoyment of present and future generations.


WEC's 2018 fiscal year starts 10/1/17 and ends 9/30/18. If you would like to be a 2018 member, please make your donation... more
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The Washington Environmental Council is involved in a number of issues specific to the region. In the past, we've helped... more
January 18, 2018 - Screening of "Bag It"
Join WEC and WMS for a screening of the documentary "Bag It" at 7 PM.

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minu
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Latest News
September 29, 2017 - Consider signing this petition to save our pollinators. "Bees are dying by the million, and a growing body of scientific evidence points to a dangerous new breed of pesticides called neonics as the main culprit. In response, a wave of local cities and towns are taking steps to ban bee-killing pesticides." Click here to learn more.

September 20, 2017 - Need to clean your home and yard of hazardous waste? Please visit us at Household Hazardous Waste Day this Saturday, 9/23/17, for this completely FREE and EASY way to dispose of hazardous waste. Check out our HHWD Page for all the details.

August 21, 2017 Big Eco News:  California Lists Glyphosate as Known Carcinogen

Glyphosate is an herbicide widely used in the USA. It is most commonly soldunder the brand “Roundup” but is a prominent ingredient in many chemical-basedweed killers. Glyphosate has been proven to be acutely toxic to not just weeds- it’s harmful to human and a... more