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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Start in Your Own Front Yard

Aug 30, 2018 03:43AM

LiveGreenCT, one of Connecticut’s leading environmental stewardship organizations, will conclude a pilot program in September entitled Start in Your Own Front Yard.

The goals of the pilot were to: conduct five litter clean-ups in cooperation with the town, local businesses and organizations; provide information on Connecticut's Solid Waste Management Plan - Comprehensive Material Management Strategy (it calls for eliminating 60 percent of our litter/garbage/waste from the waste stream through reducing, reusing and recycling by 2024); and build an engaged network of people and businesses who have shared values and can work together on sustainability projects and initiatives.

The goal of the clean-ups is to keep trash out of the ocean before it does harm and to provide information that can then be used to educate the community. The clean-ups consist of litter/trash removal as well as a metric driven audit that sorts, counts and weighs litter in order to identify its source, in an effort to reduce or eliminate future littering. The final clean-up of the program is scheduled for
September 15, which is also International Clean Up Day. A community forum will be held in October to present a complete report of the findings.

Want to get involved? Call 203-536-4695 or e-mail [email protected] to sign up for the September clean-up.

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