Events

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January 18, 2018 - Screening of "Bag It"

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Join WEC and WMS for a screening of the documentary "Bag It" at 7 PM.

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes—single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health?
Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded?
Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society—from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products—is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. When Jeb’s journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

September 23, 2017 - Household Hazardous Waste Day

Get rid of those nasty toxins lurking in your home! Meet us at John Pettibone School in New Milford for Household Hazardous Waste Day.
The event runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

June 24, 2017 - "Future Now" Expo

The Future Now Expo is an engaging community event that offers an environment where attendees can speak face to face with exhibitors who have demonstrated a commitment to saving our planet. Additionally, one can attend an informative lecture, watch a documentary film, participate in an action-oriented workshop and enjoy live music. This all-day event is free, walk-able and family-friendly. There will be something for everyone!
Go to: www.FutureNowExpo.org for more details.

June 6, 2017 - Scholarship Awards

WEC will be awarding the Mary Anne Erichsen Memorial Scholarships to local students, each receiving an award in the amount of up to $2,000 each. The Pratt Center Sponsorships will be awarded this evening also. See our page on WEC’s Scholarship Award Program and Pratt Center Sponsorships for more information.

April 22, 2017 - Earth Day Roadside Cleanup & 5K

Join us for our annual Earth Day roadside cleanup and help keep Washington beautiful!
This year we are kicking off the day with a 5K Road Race 5K road race at the Steep Rock Preserve.

March 2, 2017 - "Before the Flood" Screening

WEC is sponsoring a free screening of "Before the Flood," a new National Geographic documentary film about climate change featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. The screening will be held Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00p.m. in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT (Snow date Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00pm).

"Before the Flood," by filmmaker Fischer Stevens and executive producer Martin Scorsese, follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic, speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to investigate concrete solutions to climate change and gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue.

September 24, 2016 - Moon Dance

Join us once again for the Moon Dance! Dance the night away while supporting our Environmental Scholarship Program.

June 7, 2016 - Scholarship Awards

WEC will be awarding the Mary Anne Erichsen Memorial Scholarships to local students, each receiving an award in the amount of up to $2,000 each. This year, WEC is also awarding recipients of the Pratt Center Sponsorship Awards. See our page on WEC’s Scholarship Award Program and Pratt Center Sponsorships for more information.

December 10, 2015 - "The Road to Paris and Beyond," a Lecture on Climate Change

At 6:00 p.m. on December 10, 2015, in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library, keynote speaker Dr. George Garland explores the critical environmental issues vital to the sustainable future of the planet. As leaders gather in Paris from around the world in a "climate summit," agreements made will depend on their understanding, support and implementation globally and specifically within each country and region. Co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of CT, WEC and Shepaug Valley School.

September 19, 2015 - Household Hazardous Waste Day

Each year the Town of Washington joins New Milford, Sherman, Brookfield and Warren in for Household Hazardous Waste Day. In 2014, Bridgewater and Roxbury were newly added to the group of participants. Household Hazardous Waste Day makes it easy for residents of these towns to safely dispose of hazardous waste materials. WEC directors volunteer each year for the event.
See our Household Hazardous Waste Day Page for more information about what you can bring.

June 2, 2015 - Scholarship Awards

On June 2nd, WEC will be awarding the Mary Anne Erichsen Memorial Scholarships to local students, each receiving an award in the amount of up to $2,000 each. See our page on WEC’s Scholarship Award Program for more information.

May 9, 2015 - Earth Day

May 9, 2015 is WEC's annual roadside cleanup for the town of Washington. See our Earth Day Page Earth Day Page for more information.

May 5 & 6, 2015 - Give Local

From 7:00 a.m. on May 5th until 7:00 p.m. on May 6, 2015, WEC will be participating in the Connecticut Community Foundation's (CCF) annual "Give Local - Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills" event. For each donation received on this date through the “Give Local” website, CCF contributes matching funds for every dollar donated.


April 22, 2015 - "Habitat for Pollinating Insects"

On April 22, 2015, we welcome landscape designer Laura Rissolo of Land People Habitat for a public lecture entitled, “Habitat for Pollinating Insects”. Ms. Rissolo will discuss ways to grow vegetables and fruit in your home landscape while rebuilding a habitat for native pollinators.

September 13, 2014 - Household Hazardous Waste Day

Each year the Town of Washington joins New Milford, Sherman, Brookfield and Warren in for Household Hazardous Waste Day. In 2014, Bridgewater and Roxbury were newly added to the group of participants. Household Hazardous Waste Day makes it easy for residents of these towns to safely dispose of hazardous waste materials. WEC directors volunteer each year for the event.
See our Household Hazardous Waste Day Page for more information about what you can bring.

June 3, 2014 - Scholarship Awards

In 2014, WEC awarded the Mary Anne Erichsen Memorial Scholarships to four students, each receiving an award in the amount of $1,500 each. See our page on WEC’s Scholarship Award Program.

May 6 & 7, 2014 - Give Local

Thanks to generous gifts of matching funds by the Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF), WEC was able to participate in the “Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills” event May 6-7, 2014. For each donation received on this date through the “Give Local” website, CCF matched 20% of every dollar donated.

April 26, 2014 - Earth Day

On April 26, 2014, WEC held its annual Eart Day roadside cleanup for the town of Washington. See our Earth Day Page for more information.

April 17, 2014 - Harwood Lecture - Nick Mancini

WEC’s guest for our Spring 2014 Harwood Lecture was Master Gardener Nick Mancini. See our Harwood Lecture Series Page for more information on our speakers.

April 3, 2014 - Fracking Forum

WEC co-sponsored this public forum and showing of the documentary “Fracking Hell: The Untold Story” at Washington’s Gunn Memorial Library. See our page on Fracking for more information about this issue.