Celebration of Sustainability Set for Feb. 22 to Kick off Year to Go Green and Honor Sustainable Initiatives

The Morgantown Municipal Green Team has collaborated with West Virginia SUN, Downstream Strategies and Friends of Deckers Creek to host an event to celebrate Morgantown’s successful efforts at becoming a more sustainable city.

The Celebration of Sustainability will be held at Arts Monongalia at 201 High Street on February 22, 2016 in honor of the completion of Morgantown’s first solar co-op, the successful Sustainable Morgantown Initiative and City Council’s declaration of the Year to Go Green.

The public is encouraged to attend and share ideas to work towards a more sustainable Morgantown.

The 2016 Year to Go Green: Path to a Cleaner Morgantown was unanimously declared by City Council at their Jan. 4 meeting. Initially formed by the Green Team and Friends of Deckers Creek, the proposal for this yearlong citywide focus on clean air, clean water, clean energy and green space was created with the goal of opening dialogue across the community and unifying efforts to further sustainability across Morgantown.

A letter signed by Mayor Marti Shamberger was recently sent out to green organizations in the greater Morgantown area inviting them and the public to get involved in this effort by participating in organized green events to be held throughout the year, by hosting their own activities and sharing them in a comprehensive “green” calendar, by educating the community by sharing information and articles, by becoming active in the Green Morgantown Facebook page, etc.

The Green Team and its partner organizations are still in the planning process. Updated information regarding green events, learning opportunities, and anything else associated with the Year to Go Green can be found here as the year progresses.

For more information, or to get involved in the Year, contact:

Holly Purpura, Executive Director
Friends of Deckers Creek
holly@deckerscreek.org
304-292-3970

or

Pam Cubberly
Morgantown Municipal Green Team
pamela@cubberly.net
703-463-7463

 

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