Through a variety of projects, programs, and promotions, EEMS encourages sustainability and an environmentally-sound lifestyle. Learn more about our various measures to promote a ‘green’ existence for residents and businesses on the East End here.

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e4: Energy Efficiency in the East End

e4 is a competition that pits East End blocks against each other to compete for the largest reduction in energy consumed (as a block) through Appalachian Power’s HomeSMART assessments and energy efficiency retrofits.

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East End Main Street has continued to make beautification and cleanliness of the Washington Street corridor a priority as we have partnered with West Side Main Street at least once a year to conduct the Adopt-A-Highway commercial district clean-up. In 2009 and 2010, over 100 volunteers donated over 400 volunteer hours to pick up over […]


eTote Program

In mid-2009, the EEMS Clean, Green, and Safe sub-committee received a grant from the Chase foundation to fund a ‘green’ project that would bring economic development to the district. The resulting eTote project provided environmentally-friendly hemp shopping tote bags to area businesses to hand out at no charge. Those participating businesses then offer a discount […]

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E3 Eco Day

In August, 2008, East End Main Street hosted E3 EcoDay at the Appalachian Power Park. The event featured booths by the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Sustainable Communities Institute, each of which educated East End residents how to “go green” in economical ways. East End Main Street also gave out […]