In January 2017, the Ellsworth Garden Club launched the Ellsworth Green Plan after a popular public forum.
The first forum was an instant success. It included city staff, non-profit representatives, and individuals with expertise in a range of areas. At the end of the forum, they all agreed to help “make Ellsworth a model green community.”
In April 2017, the Ellsworth Green Plan Steering Committee formed. The Steering Committee is comprised of community members leading subcommittees in ten focus areas. Their goal is to produce a comprehensive Green Plan by June 2019.
The Ellsworth Garden Club, in partnership with the Green Plan Steering Committee, hosted over 20 public forums on topics ranging from sustainable development to food systems. Public input from the forums will inform the final Ellsworth Green Plan.
The Energy Subcommittee, also known as the Ellsworth Green Action Team, identified municipal properties suitable for a solar installation and conducted site visits with Ellsworth officials.
Roadside Clean Up
The Energy and Waste Subcommittees, also known as the Ellsworth Green Action Team, partnered with the City of Ellsworth to provide clean up bags to residents as part of a community weekend of cleaning up litter.