To the Editor:

The Washington Environmental Council would like to extend its utmost appreciation to everyone who participated in and contributed to the Future Now Sustainability Expo in Washington Depot on June 24.

A special thanks goes to keynote speaker Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, who shares our vision of fostering a sustainable environment.

Thank you to the Expo exhibitors, speakers and sponsors: Sen. Chris Murphy, the After School Arts Program, Alan Madahbee, Annie Bananie Food Stand, Arbonne Organics, Artisan Bags, Aruna Chocolates, Averill Apple Orchard, Back 40 Farm, Be Straw Free Campaign, Bead for Life, Bees Knees Ice Pops, Camps Road Farm/Kent Falls Brewing Co., County Wine and Spirits, CT-NOFA, all the electric and hybrid cars, Everything Botanical, Ferguson-Sherr, Jack Gilpin, Hickory Stick Bookshop and Housatonic Valley Association.

Also, Nora Hulton, Institute For American Indian Studies, Lake Waramaug Task Force, Land People Habitat, Litchfield Hills Solar, The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, John Marshall, Mike’s Beehives, New Morning, Newbury Place, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, Salt of the Earth, Small Area Land Trusts, Steep Rock Association, Stephanie Johnson, Steinen Jewelry, Solar City, Town of Washington, Traveling Farmer, Trout in the Classroom, Two Dollar Hat, Valley Spirit Cooperative and Wellness Center, Tim Walsh, Warren Land Trust, Washington Art Association and Gallery, Washington Business Association, Washington Conservation Commission, Washington Supply Company, Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust, Jamie D’Amico, Betsy DeLuca, and Wendell and Florence Minor.

Our final thank-yous go to our two amazing volunteer groups, AmeriCorps NCCC Moose 4 volunteers Adam, Josh, Kennedy, Jacob, Gus and Brandon, and the Washington Police Cadets Meghan, Chris, Matt, Dionysus, Miguel and Carmine.

Thanks to everyone who made WEC’s Future Now Sustainability Expo a huge success!

We at WEC look forward to bringing more environmentally vital programs and initiatives to the Washington region.

Diane Lash Decker

Co-President

Washington Environmental Council, Inc.

Washington Depot