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Plan 2019

  • 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 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.