Who We Are
Since our launch in 2017, Green Ellsworth has made significant progress in identifying and implementing green solutions for our community.
Please see some examples of our progress to date and contact info below.
Ellsworth's Green Progress
The Ellsworth Garden Club, in partnership with the Green Plan Steering Committee, hosted over 20 public forums on topics ranging from sustainable development to food systems. Input from the public forums informed the Ellsworth Green Plan.
A Landscaping Model
Plastic Bag Ordinance
The Waste Committee, part of the Ellsworth Green Action Team, proposed a city ordinance in 2019 to ban single-use plastic bags at Ellsworth store check outs. A new state law, informed in part by EGAT's work, resulted in a comprehensive ban effective July 1, 2021.
Tree Survey & Plan
The Green Spaces and Trees Committee with the assistance of College of the Atlantic students inventoried the city's trees and Tabatha White is leading a a group of residents to create a detailed plan to plant more trees across Ellsworth.
The Energy Committee, part of the Ellsworth Green Action Team, helped foster the city's decision to buy credits for all the power generated at a 29-acre solar power installation on the Mariaville Road.