We’re Sustainable!

Westport is an environmentally conscious community for the right reasons: It’s the best thing for us. And the planet.

Still, it’s nice to get props for our efforts.

Sustainable CT has just named Westport one of 23 municipalities to achieve silver (the highest) level of certification.

Last year, we won a bronze.

1st Selectman Jim Marpe praised the “tireless and ongoing support from Sustainable Westport and Earthplace. With their focus on programs and forums on sustainability, such as the Zero Food Waste Challenge and home efficiency audits, these organizations are pivotal in the movement towards achieving our goal of Net Zero by 2050. “

He also lauded “the residents of Westport, who have taken on the challenges, great and small, to become involved in the growing movement to protect our environment for future generations. With increased local engagement and impact, it will be possible to make our planet healthier and more sustainable.”

In its application for Sustainable CT certification, Westport demonstrated significant achievements in actions in areas like inclusive community building, thriving local economies, clean and efficient energy use, vibrant arts and culture, clean transportation and diverse housing.

2 responses to “We’re Sustainable!

  1. Congratulations! I am participating in the Zero Food Waste program and love taking my food scraps to the Transfer station ( fondly, The Dump) each week.
    Meet the nicest people there and fell like I’m doing something to help.

  2. Great news for our town and the planet. Next Thursday, Nov. 11, Westport Farmers’ Market and Action! Composting service hosts a *free* collection of post-Halloween pumpkins from 10am – 2pm. Any size, any condition, except painted or decorated with permanent markers, etc. And Earthplace is always looking for volunteers to turn their 3 active compost bins…