Sure, it’s a clunky name. But the Sustainable Westport Advisory Team — formerly the Westport Green Task Force — gets the job done.
Members — appointed by the first selectman — have led projects like school zero-waste lunches, the Pollinator Pathway and Green Building Awards.
They coordinated zero-waste zones at the April Maker Faire, diverting 113 pounds of waste from the incinerator.
What Sustainable Westport lacks is a logo.
But not for long. They’ve designed a contest, open to all. The winner gets $250 — and the satisfaction of seeing his or her design appear on letterheads, banners, awards and more, for years to come.
Entries can come in any form — including on a (recyclable) napkin. But remember: Sustainability is where “environmental viability meets economic success, and is inclusive of all people in town.”
In other words: The logo should not be just a tree.
Anyone who works, lives or goes to school in Westport — or has done so in the past — is encouraged to submit a design. The deadline is June 10.
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