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. 

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!

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.

Coming Soon:
Art Supplies - Location: Washington Montessori School
Writing Instruments - Location: Washington Montessori School

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!

Are you a local business that would like to host one of our ZWW boxes? Email us at with your ideas!

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Upcoming Events:

Earth Day: April 27, 2019

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Environmental Scholarships

WEC distributes thousands  in scholarships each year to students pursuing an environmental degree or seeking to attend environmental summer programs. We also offer a sponsorship to the Pratt summer camp.


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Stay tuned for our new BYO Washington initiative!