The Newport Energy and Environment Commission’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the Newport Public Library in the Rotary Board Room downstairs. The agenda consists of a discussion of regular items, including the status of its collaboration with the city to attach voluntary sustainable event protocols to public event license applications. The committee will also discuss its collaboration with the Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Clean City Program, and The Met School to set up recycling containers along the entire parade route, as well as marching in the parade to promote awareness of recycling. Also to be discussed will be a plan to enlist the cooperation of businesses along the parade route in a Sunday morning post-parade trash and recycling collection. Business owners are encouraged to contact the NEEC to participate by email firstname.lastname@example.org This meeting is open to the public.