The idea of sustainability and environmentalism isn’t new to our community. The local grassroots environmental group, Clean Green Action was created in January 2008. Several residents saw an opportunity to focus on improving local recycling efforts to benefit both the environment and local businesses. So we held a public meeting to see if community members shared this interest. Twenty-two people showed up, including folks from municipalities, area businesses, organizations, high school students, as well as individuals who considered themselves ‘concerned citizens’.
The group agreed that recycling was important, but had other environmental priorities that they also wanted to work on. Thus, Clean Green Action was born! This citizen-led group now looks at specific ways to create a greener future for the south Wood County area.