GREENWICH, CT – OCTOBER 21, 2021 – The Greenwich Sustainability Committee (GSC) released its first State of Sustainability Report (SSR), highlighting the sustainable practices and efforts of community organizations, town departments, local non-profits and community volunteers. The full SSR is available to the public at https://www.greenwichct.gov/1775/Sustainability-Committee.
"I am very proud of all the work in progress in our community around various aspects of sustainability. The Sustainability Committee, and this snapshot report, enables our residents to appreciate in one concise place many of the efforts underway to preserve and protect our natural environment and enhance the vitality and livability of our Town." Jill Oberlander, Selectperson.
Updated bi-annually, the comprehensive SSR is a living document that represents a snapshot of progress in specific sectors, or areas of focus.
· Community Culture, chaired by Ashley Cole
· Food Systems, chaired by Ali Ghiorse
· Land & Water, co-chaired by Urling Searle and Myra Klockenbrink
· Legislature & Advocacy, co-chaired by Elizabeth Dempsey and Svetlana Wasserman
· Transportation & Air Quality, chaired by Aleks Moch
· Waste Reduction, chaired by Julie DesChamps.
The purpose of the SSR is to collect in one space the many diverse efforts ongoing in Greenwich both privately and publicly around sustainability. The Report summarizes key issues and projects, community benefits, short- and long-term goals, and a list of helpful resources for each sector. Community partners, who have achieved much success and continue working for the protection and restoration of our natural resources, are also recognized. Recording each sector’s work in a comprehensive document will help foster collaboration and sharing of ideas amongst community partners and constituencies, and inform the public around these efforts.
Commissioned by First Selectman Fred Camillo and chaired by Selectperson Jill Oberlander, the GSC is comprised of committed citizens working closely with town staff and government officials to advise, advocate and implement a community-wide strategy to safeguard a healthy, high-functioning ecosystem for the benefit of all current and future residents. Guided by the 2019 Plan of Conservation & Development and SustainableCT priorities, the GSC prioritizes the promotion and elevation of equity, diversity and inclusion for a more engaged, just and sustainable community, fostering collaboration, communication and supportive alliances.
For more information or to join GSC, please visit https://www.greenwichct.gov/1775/Sustainability-Committee or email Jill.Oberlander@greenwichct.org