Environmental Collective Impact Network

Building on our success in bringing people and agencies together, in 2011 the Jonah Center convened Ecoin, a group of key partners in Middletown that wish to work in mutually reinforcing ways to preserve the natural environment and improve the general quality of life in our city.  Currently (when there is not a pandemic) we meet on the first Monday of each month, 5-6 p.m., at the deKoven House, at 27 Washington Street in Middletown.  (But meeting days and times may vary, so send us a message to ask about the schedule if you would like to attend. During the pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom.)

Participants have achieved shared goals in the following areas:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Open Space & Forest Management
  • Reducing Use of Lawn Chemicals & Promoting Non-Toxic Land Care
  • Waste Reduction
  • Making Middletown More Bicycle- And Pedestrian-Friendly

Organizations that take part in Ecoin are:

The Jonah Center for Earth and Art
The Rockfall Foundation
Middlesex Land Trust
Middletown Garden Club
Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Wesleyan University's Department of Health, Safety, and Sustainability
Everyone Outside
Middletown's Sustainability Task Force
Middletown's Conservation and Agriculture Commission
Middletown's Complete Streets Committee
Middletown's Recycling Commission & Project Green Lawn
Middletown's Urban Forestry Commission
Middletown's Clean Energy Task Force