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Plan 2018

  • Continue partnership with Steep Rock Association and other organizations regarding environmental programs and events, including the Earth Day 5K
  • Continue bi-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 two per year.
  • Organize “Bag It” movie to be played at the Shepaug High School and the Gunn Memorial Library.
  • Publish two digital and two print environmental newsletters per year.
  • Expand and monitor email and 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.
  • Expand volunteer base and directorship within Washington and surrounding towns.
  • Continue involvement in Household Hazardous Waste Program and increase participation.
  • Investigate grant opportunities to fund the cost of recycling bins and/or water fountains throughout town.
  • The Last Straw Campaign – Help to “green” local business through the use of environmentally friendly straws, utensils, packaging, etc. Include “Spotlighting a Green Business” article in print newsletter.
  • Transfer Station: Continue to clarify recyclable/non-recyclable items, along with addressing other recycling issues at station.
  • Plan and Research composting, plastic bag/film recycling, and other options for Transfer Station improvement project.
  • Create and implement “Earth Go” treasure hunt and trivia event.
  • Promote Single Stream Recycling (SSR) vigorously to make certain forecasted SSR Challenge of 200 Tons increase in 5 years is achieved.