For Immediate Release: 10/11/2019 9:44 am
A Green Worcester public workshop on sustainability will be held on Wednesday, October 16 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street.
The City of Worcester is developing a comprehensive and holistic Green Worcester Plan to bring sustainability values to all aspects of city life, including social and economic development. The Plan will draw on the city’s unique strengths and challenges, identify environmental and sustainability priorities, and include short and longer-term actions. The goal is to finalize and unveil the plan for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020.
Since 2009, Worcester has been investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency for city facilities, and owns the largest municipal solar farm in New England. City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. started the Green Worcester initiative in 2018 to align the city’s sustainability activities, work with community partners, and create a blueprint to make Worcester the most sustainable medium-sized city in America.
City residents are encouraged to attend the workshop and share their ideas and priorities around sustainability topics. Residents are also encouraged to take the Green Worcester online survey, available in both English and Spanish.
For more information about this community workshop and other Green Worcester events, please visit worcesterma.gov/GreenWorcester. Comments and questions about this process can be sent to GreenWorcester@worcesterma.gov.