Conservation Commission

Recent Posts

One Land: The grass isn’t always greener. How our obsession with lawns turned toxic.

Lawns don’t sequester carbon, manage the watershed, support a food web and pollinators, prevent erosion and flooding, or oxygenate our air. Their maintenance produces more greenhouse gasses than they absorb, and they are ecological dead zones that contribute to the die-off of insect populations. Continue Reading →

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Webinars Scheduled: Landscape Practices for Healthy Yards

Toxic landscapes not only affect landscapers, but also the property owners. A healthy yard encourages living soil, beneficial insects and biodiversity. It is possible to have a safe outdoor space that invites play and enjoyment at a lower cost than conventional care. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Conservation Commission Urges the Adoption of PAYT

“Make yourself heard! Urge the Board of Selectmen, Board of Estimate and Taxation, and the Representative Town Meeting to adopt Pay-As-You-Throw. We should and can do this.” – Patricia Sesto, Director of Conservation Commission and William Rutherford, Chair Continue Reading →

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DesChamps: ‘Pay As You Throw’ at Holly Hill Will Bring A Sustainable Future

“Over 40% of recoverable materials in residential trash are compostable organics, and this figure skyrockets to 68% for restaurants and 51% for grocery stores. …The majority of food waste from Greenwich businesses ends up on the tipping floor at a cost to taxpayers.” – Julie DesChamps, Founder, Waste Free Greenwich Continue Reading →

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Greenwich to Pilot Food Scrap Recycling in April

A new, voluntary, drop off food scrap recycling program is the result of efforts by GRAB and Waste Free Greenwich working with the Dept of Public Works and Conservation Commission for the pilot starting in April. Continue Reading →

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