Municipal energy programs and conservation planning work best when supported by your town’s citizens. The Sustainability Division of Forrest Law seeks to engage townspeople in the sustainability process by tailoring events aimed at generating interest in “green” ideas and thinking. These events include, but are not limited to: [list style=”list2″ color=”green”]
- Workshops to encourage citizen input on energy conservation methods
- Town-wide energy fairs
- Energy conservation challenges
Following are some of the key accomplishments of the Sustainability Division in the field of community engagement:
Wethersfield Green Summit Committee Member
The Green Summit Committee (www.greensummitwethersfield.org) is an independent Wethersfield town committee whose purpose is to promote conservation and sustainability measures with Wethersfield residents.
Co-organizer, Green Summit I
An interactive forum where all layers of the Wethersfield community came together to discuss our Energy and Environmental plan and future. (March 2008)
Co-organizer, Green Summit II
This was an energy fair with sixty-five exhibitors, panel discussions and “green” workshops aimed at showcasing green technologies to townspeople in an interactive forum. (November 2008)
Co-organizer Green Summit III, Conservation Challenge
Participating residences in Wethersfield were challenged to reduce electrical consumption and water usage by ten percent between March 1, 2010 and May 31, 2010 over the same time period in 2009.