Continue partnership with Steep Rock Association and other organizations regarding environmental programs and events, including the Earth Day 5K; expand promotional strategies.
Continue annual fundraiser.
Expand options for creating additional funding for WEC’s College Environmental Studies Scholarship Program.
Promote the annual “Give Local” event.
Continue the Council’s involvement with local schools to promote environmental club opportunities at the primary, middle and high schools.
Support Trout in the Classroom Program at Washington Primary School, Washington Montessori and the Gunnery.
Partner with WBA to encourage and spotlight local “green” businesses.
Maintain Harwood Memorial Lecture Series at one per year.
Publish two digital and two print environmental newsletters per year.
Maintain social media efforts.
Continue Earth Day town-wide roadside clean-up and continue to liaison with Steep Rock on Earth Day 5K race. Create a digital and physical map for the cleanup to concentrate efforts. Consider “Adopt-A-Road” Program.
Expand volunteer base and directorship within Washington and surrounding towns.
Continue involvement in Household Hazardous Waste Program and increase participation.
Work with Sustainable CT Commission on BYO Washington initiative and investigate grant opportunities to fund the cost of recycling bins and/or water fountains throughout town.
Launch and maintain BYOWashington.org website to promote plastic bag ordinance and help to “green” local business through the use of environmentally friendly straws, utensils, packaging, etc. Include “Spotlighting a Green Business” article in print newsletter.
Plan and Research composting, plastic bag/film recycling, and other options for Transfer Station improvement project.
Complete “Zero Waste Washington” Initiative/Grant and analyze results.