According to CT’s Department of Transportation, over the past five years Connecticut has averaged about 58 pedestrian fatalities annually. Thanks to An Act Concerning Pedestrian Safety, new state legislation that went into effect on October 1st, our state is becoming safer for pedestrians and cyclists. “The Pedestrian Rules,” is a campaign by the Connecticut DepartmentContinue reading “Pedestrians Rule”
Sustainable Fairfield’s 7th Green Wheels Expo once again proved a great success, with people coming out in droves to view the latest in electric vehicles. The day began at Westport’s train station with an EV Parade sponsored by the EV Club of Connecticut, with State Representative Steinberg officiating, and finished at Bob’s parking lot inContinue reading “Green Wheels Expo ’21 Gallery”
Take a deep breath. You can almost smell cleaner air on the way. In 2020, Greater Bridgeport Transport began a tiered transition to an electric fleet, purchasing two Proterra Catalyst buses (made in America!) They have been carrying passengers throughout the Bridgeport area since July 2021, with much success, and in August they showed anContinue reading “Cleaner Greener Transit for All”
Mark your calendar for Saturday October 2. In between shuttling the kids to soccer, you won’t want to miss Sustainable Fairfield’s 7th annual Green Wheel’s EXPO.
What do actor Woody Harrelson, singer Jason Mraz and football titan Tom Brady have in common? Here’s a hint: It’s dirt- but not celebrity dirt- soil to be exact. These influencers are just a few of the compelling environmental advocates featured in an award winning (42 awards!) film about the the power of regenerative agricultureContinue reading “And Now for Some Good News…”
Like the rest of New England, Fairfield has a long agricultural history. Though most of our former farmland has been developed into residential plots, Fairfield and our surrounding towns are still home to many thriving farms. These growers share an invaluable set of skills: understanding the complexities of growing food with the seasons and theContinue reading “Farmstand Spotlight: Little River Farm”
This week, I’m THRILLED to introduce you to Sneha Sunder, a 16 year old student right here in Fairfield, CT, who has concocted a delicious green goddess salad recipe. Sneha Sunder is a rising senior at Fairfield Warde High School. She is passionate about healthy cooking and vegetarianism. She also plays the violin and piano. In her spare time, she loves going to the beach and travelling the world.
Like the rest of New England, Fairfield has a long agricultural history. Though most of our former farmland has been developed into residential plots, Fairfield and our surrounding towns are still home to many thriving farms. These growers share an invaluable set of skills: understanding the complexities of growing food with the seasons and theContinue reading “Farmstand Spotlight: Southview Farm”
For some residents of Fairfield and surrounding towns, simply having enough food on the table can be a challenge. We are fortunate to have wonderful social services available here in Fairfield, and through these services, the abundance of our local farms and gardens is shared. Fairfielders are big on sharing- many of Fairfield’s community gardens,Continue reading “Grow a Row of Hope- Community Gardens in Fairfield”
As one travels around Fairfield, it is clear we are home to many avid gardeners. From window boxes, to vegetable beds, to landscape design, every inch of our outdoors is a canvas for planting, and this town is full of green thumbs. If you have the inclination, growing your own food garden is cheap, funContinue reading “Fairfield’s Community of Gardeners”
The Sustainable Fairfield Task Force and the Solid Waste and Recycling Commission have developed a simple flyer which will go into over 25,000 tax bills that will help educate Fairfield Residents about how to recycle correctly.
We need YOUR help to raise the funds to print and insert this flyer into the tax bills. We need a total of $3897.00 and your donations will help us get there.
Bike to School Week at Fairfield’s Sherman School has been an annual event since 2015.
The lengthening days and warmer temps are finally here, and that means it’s time to enjoy some fresh seasonal produce! There are several farmers markets to visit in Fairfield and our neighboring towns, all of which are vital sources of income for the growers that attend, and a perfect opportunity to get the bulk ofContinue reading “It’s Farmers Market Season!”
Ford stole a little thunder ( and lightning) from the God Zeus as they introduced their first ever EV pickup truck last week, the FV 150 Lightning.
Poetry and Nature have walked hand in hand in celebrating the beauty of our planet since ancient times. April being National Poetry month, and also Earth Month, we bring you a bit of beauty to enjoy from three of our favorite poets laureate.
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