Building Sustainable Communities

By: Leslie Barrett Email
By: Leslie Barrett Email

Local officials, business leaders, and representatives of area organizations are taking the first steps in learning how to make our community sustainable.

West Virginia Sustainable Communities, a West Virginia DEP initiative with the West Virginia Community Development Hub, held a training at the Donald F. Black Annex Friday.

It's the first of a ten to eleven step process that's funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

Tomoko Tamagawa, WVSC Program Manager, said "In today's context, what we're saying with sustainability is making the most of our lives by balancing the economic, social, and environmental well being of our lives and enriching them together.

Tamagawa said it is up to individuals, organizations, and businesses to create a sustainability team in Wood County and if they do, the community could apply to become a member of the program.

If you're interested contact Tamagawa at 304-566-7332 or t.tamagawa@wvhub.org


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