Environmental Coalition “Open House” Meeting: Public and Youth Invited
Everyone concerned with environmental issues is invited to attend the first meeting in 2019 of the Citizens Environmental Watch and Action Coalition of Newaygo County (CEWAC). It will be held on Thursday, January 10, 6pm at Brooks Township Hall in Newaygo, 240 Quarterline Street.
CEWAC is a community based group whose purpose is to learn about environmental issues within the county, educate the public about these concerns, and support actions that will promote clean air, protect the waters, and support ecosystem sustainability. CEWAC intends to work with civic and environmental groups in the area as well as engage county youth in action and activities.
CEWAC was formed in fall of 2018 in response to national and global climate change action days. Current issues identified by the coalition are: effective county recycling, native plant and animal ecosystem health, herbicide and pesticide overuse and their effects on water and pollinators, creation of industry and jobs based on recycled materials, and developing public policies that support environmental and energy sustainability in Newaygo County. CEWAC is a workgroup of 3R Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating citizens and youth about the 3 R’s of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Members of local environmental organizations are encouraged to attend the meeting and participate in the coalition as well to seek support for their own environmental work. Individuals who have a passion for the environment are needed to engage in the collective efforts toward assuring that a healthy and beautiful Newaygo County is maintained.
For more information email: NewaygoClimateMarch@gmail.com; contact Linda White at 3R, 231.924.5822; or visit 3R Education website, www.3r-Education.org.