| By Kayla in From the Newsletter - Apr 15, 2011
Wethersfield Green Summit Discussion
On April 6th, the Wethersfield Green Summit called together members of the community to discuss Wethersfield’s current green initiatives and the future of the town as a leader in clean energy technology.
Many groups in town were represented at the kickoff discussion leading up to this year’s Green Summit in May and June. Concerned citizens, including members of the Economic Development and Improvement Commission, the Shade Tree Commission, the Great Meadows Conservation Trust, the United Methodist Church, the Wethersfield Men’s Garden Club, the Wethersfield Tourism Commission and school PTOs all came together to voice their concerns and ideas for how to move forward.
A lot of great visions for Wethersfield’s energy future were voiced including making Wethersfield more bike-friendly, beatifying the town by planting more trees and gardens, and more efficient lighting. Residents who participate in the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge earn points for Wethersfield, which then can then be used to fund some of these visions, like a community bike program, solar powered trash compactors, community rain gardens and solar powered LED street lights.