14th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday
Want to know how green Fairfield is? Find out at the 14th Annual Fairfield Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 28th. Hosted once again at the Fairfield Warde High School from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., residents can learn about all things green, organic, local and sustainable from the array of exhibitors that support the green initiatives in this town. From environmental lectures to hands-on gardening activities to children’s crafts, music and entertainment, the festival has it all.
Even better, the event is free and open to the public. “We are looking forward to this important celebration that highlights the people and projects that are making an environmental difference in Fairfield,” said Fairfield Earth Day Committee Chair Larry Kaley in a recent media release. “We encourage the entire town to participate.”
This year’s theme is “How Green is Our Town?” All exhibitors submitted a green initiative that they are currently involved with or an initiative they would like to start to illustrate that concept.
“Small changes in our daily lives can have a big impact on our environment as well as on our financial state,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau in a town proclamation promoting the event. “Americans can save money by choosing energy efficient products and participating in conservation practices. Fairfield is proud to join with others around the world and recognize our most precious resource—our planet.”
Some of the exhibitors include Connecticut Farm Fresh Express (CTFFE), the Backyard Beekeepers Association, General Electric, and the Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club. From small upstart to major corporation, the drive to see green things grow in Fairfield is plain to see.
Sponsoring the event this year, many of whom are repeat sponsors, are General Electric, Home Depot, MowGreen U.S., Honda of Westport, and Maritime Motors of Fairfield.
For more information, visit the Fairfield Earth Day Celebration web site. You can also get more information and helpful links on GreenTowns.com, a network that connects green initiatives to their communities.