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.
Zero Waste Washington
Thanks to a generous grant from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund, WEC was able to launch its "Zero Waste Washington" (ZWW) initiative.
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
Beauty Products & Packaging - Location: Byrde & the b
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!
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!
Join WEC and Hugh Rogers of the Rivers Alliance of CT for a talk about water!
This lecture will be held at the Gunn Memorial Library on February 28, 2019 - details to come!
KIDS’ EVENT: EARTH DAY BANNER PROJECT AND “THE LORAX”
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, 2018. Would you like to “Adopt a Road?” Volunteer at the 5K? Contact us at: email@example.com or click the button below.
Local Partners’ Events:
“The Climate Crisis: What’s Really Going On and is There Anything We Can Really Do About It?”
Presented by the Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society
January 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at 214 Main Street South in Woodbury.
More info here.
“What Lies Upstream” Film & Discussion by the Connecticut Sierra Club.
January 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Milford Public Library.
More info and RSVP here.
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!