Think Green. Act Green.

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. 

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Stay tuned for our new BYO Washington initiative!

In the meantime, check out some useful tips on how to reduce your plastic footprint.




Calling all kids! Help us create a fun Earth Day banner at the Gunn Memorial Library on April 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. - while watching The Lorax for inspiration. The banner will be prominently displayed in Washington Depot for Earth Week!



Earth Day 2019 is coming up April 27, 2019. Would you like to “Adopt a Road?” Volunteer at the 5K? Contact us at: or click the button below.

Zero Waste Washington

Thanks to a generous grant from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund, WEC was able to launch its "Zero Waste Washington" (ZWW) initiative.

Available Now:
Backpacks - Location: Steep Rock Association Office
Oral Care Products - Location: First Congregational Church of Washington
Art Supplies - Location: After School Arts Program
Beauty Products & Packaging - Location: J. Seitz & Co.
Art Supplies - Location: Washington Montessori School
Writing Instruments - Location: Washington Montessori School
Art Supplies - Location: Shepaug Valley School
Candy & Snack Wrappers - Location: Washington Primary School

Remember, these boxes are only available until they are full, so take advantage of this program while you can!

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No Longer Available:
Garden Products
- Location: Washington Supply Company - FULL. Thank you!
Alkaline Batteries - Location: Washington Farmers' Market - FULL. Thank you!
Shoes & Footwear - Location: Washington Town Hall - FULL. Thank you!
Beauty Products & Packaging - Location: Byrde & the b - FULL. Thank you!

Farm & House Tour

Thanks to everyone who came out on a GORGEOUS day for the Farm & House Tour!

If you missed all the fun or want to relive it again, check out our video!