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Grow a Row of Hope- Community Gardens in Fairfield

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”

Poetry for the Earth

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.

Recycling Guide for Fairfield by The Eco Dude!

Fairfielders, if you have not already had the pleasure of meeting Brad Kerner, The Eco Dude, you are in for a treat. Local dad and eco-enthusiast Brad has boundless energy and a knack for inspiring people to reduce the amount of waste they generate. Brad has created an awesome (I mean really awesome) free recyclingContinue reading “Recycling Guide for Fairfield by The Eco Dude!”

Its a Rap!

With the onset of Spring, some of his students from Fairfield and Weston couldn’t wait to get out into Nature and give Fairfield’s Earth Day a shout out in this cool poem.

Shop, Stroll, and Love Local This Spring

Coinciding this year with Earth Day, participating shops in downtown Fairfield will be open 10 am to 9 pm, offering patrons an opportunity to browse, shop and truly Love Local with a variety of spring celebratory promotions. The first 100 shoppers to visit the Experience Fairfield tent on Sherman Green after 5 pm will receive a complimentary shopping bag with goodies inside. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, with masks and social distancing required.

Earth Music Concert

Along with the Earth Day Celebration at the Fairfield YMCA (featuring an array of exciting new electric cars) and a full plate of daily Earth Week webinars, the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force (SFTF) will present a free Zoom-based concert at 7 p.m. on Earth Day itself, April 22. Tune in to the SFTF’s YouTube channel to watch the concert LIVE.

Climate Health = Your Health

Dr. Laura Bozzi, Director of Programs for the Center on Climate Change and Health at the Yale School of Public Health, along with Ruth Canovi, Director of Advocacy in CT for the American Lung Association, and Lisa Deeds, a paramedic with American Medical Response, join us in a discussion of the impacts of climate change on our health , and how they can be addressed.

Earth Music Concert Press Release

Fairfield CT, April 15, 2020 – Along with the Earth Day Celebration at the Fairfield YMCA (featuring an array of exciting new electric cars) and a full plate of daily Earth Week webinars, the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force (SFTF) will present a free Zoom-based concert at 7 p.m. on Earth Day itself, April 22. Tune in to the SFTF’s YouTube channel to watch the concert LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCna7YMyCA4O-b6kEP3DI_zg

The concert will be hosted by Fairfield author/journalist, WPKN radio host and SFTF member Jim Motavalli, and will feature live, environmentally themed music performances, from as far away as Denmark and as close as Fairfield’s back yard.

Fairfield’s Drive Electric Earth Day!

The Sustainable Fairfield Task Force is gearing up (pun intended) to present a showcase of electric vehicles (EVs) for your viewing pleasure! Come whet your appetite for the ride of your future, meet current EV owners, and get all your questions answered. This will be a mini-version of our annual autumn event, the Green WheelsContinue reading “Fairfield’s Drive Electric Earth Day!”

Join MRWC in Local Cleanups this Earth Month

Mill River Wetland Committee (MRWC) announces 3 Fairfield cleanups as part of their2021 celebration of Earth Month. MRWC and Action Waste have partnered withorganizations across the spectrum of Fairfield’s environmental advocacy groups to offeropportunities for citizens of all ages to combat plastic litter, including the increased useof personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks, wipes, andContinue reading “Join MRWC in Local Cleanups this Earth Month”

Celebrate Earth Day at the Mill River

Mill River Wetland Committee and Sustainable Fairfield Task Force have joined forces to offer Nature’s Tapestry, one of MRWC’s new community programs on Thursday, April 22nd at 4pm.  This will be a great way to celebrate Earth Day and give the kids a chance to vibe with Mother Nature.   This year MRWC developed a suiteContinue reading “Celebrate Earth Day at the Mill River”

Got the shivers?

Winter is lagging on, and we’re all spending more time indoors. If you’re feeling the cold and the pinch, it might be a good time to get more energy efficient. For a limited time, Home Energy Solutions from Energize CT is offering energy audits at no cost for eligible customers. Saving energy is the easiestContinue reading “Got the shivers?”

Love your Land Trust

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) advocates for land conservation, stewardship and funding, and works to ensure the long-term strength and viability of the land conservation community in Connecticut.

Leave Rover Home (Please)

Spring is an important time for Nature; a time of birth and renewal. We too, want to share in this rebirth and seek the healing that Nature can bring, with people going out in droves to explore state parks and private land trusts. Unfortunately many are bringing their dogs, and unleashing them. During Fairfield Earthday’s Webinar on the Legislative Session Lori Brown of Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) asked for people to leave their dogs at home in order to protect nesting birds and other species.

Mystic Aquarium

Stay connected to family and friends while supporting Mystic Aquarium’s animal care! Send that special someone a cute clip with a personalized message.

Wakeman Town Farm

Whether you’re into gardening, cooking, bee-keeping, composting, or raising poultry, our short FREE videos provide the insights you’ll need to dive in with confidence. Many of the cooking videos (and live animal “cams”) are great fun with the kids.

Master Gardeners

Whether you are already a passionate gardener who would like to take your learning to the next level, a beginning gardener in search of a knowledgeable resource, or acommunity/group with a gardening need, the MG program is here for you.

Virtual Fairfield Museum

To celebrate Earth Day, the Museum is hosting a special Storytime Live on April 22,
featuring a reading of the beloved children’s book, Dear Children of the Earth by Schim Schimmel, a remarkable letter from Mother Earth asking for help from children everywhere.

Create Your Own Earth Day 2020 Garden

Got even a square foot of outdoor space? Celebrate the 50th Earth Day by getting outdoors and planting a pollinator-friendly garden! Pollinators (insects, birds or other animals that move pollen from one plant to another) are responsible for up to 30% of our food supply. Our native pollinator populations are threatened due to pesticide use, habitat loss due to urbanization and suburbanization (lawns are not habitat for pollinators), and climate change. It’s fun and easy for kids to help plant and maintain your garden!

Go on Safari!

You don’t have to come to Aspetuck Land Trust’s preserves for a nature adventure… look to your own yard! Hunt for invasive plants, celebrate native pollinators, and be on the lookout for any exciting critter hiding under rocks and logs in your own yard!

Environmental Quality in Connecticut Report 2019

Environmental Quality in Connecticut by the Council on Environmental Quality

The report illustrates Connecticut’s progress and its remaining challenges. It identifies areas where Connecticut will not meet its stated goals without a significant increase in effort and resources. Among the most formidable environmental challenges that lie ahead are open space acquisition, farmland preservation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

COVID-19

Fairfield COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Fairfield COVID-19 Relief Fund was established to provide limited, one-time assistance to Fairfield residents who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Intended use of the funds must be directly related to the effects of the virus.

BE BEAR AWARE!

We encourage safe exploration of your yards, neighborhoods and parks to find the many exciting things that live there. Spring is the season that bears are also out and about more too. DEEP wants you to be aware of bear activity and to share sighting with us as well.

ROCK OUT AT HOME

Every Tuesday and Thursday FTC invites you to hear local musicians who have all performed at our venues and are favorites in the community.
The FTC Stay Home Live Stream Series kicked off on March 26 with Caravan of Thieves and Deep Banana Blackout’s Fuzz Sangiovanni.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Join the Greater Bridgeport/Norwalk Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. We support reducing carbon pollution, stabilizing our climate and promoting renewable energy and new jobs through a carbon fee on oil, gas and coal producers with dividends distributed to all American households.

The Connecticut Audubon Society

The Connecticut Audubon Society

The Connecticut Audubon Society conserves Connecticut’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state’s bird populations and habitats. At the core of our belief is a deep appreciation of our state’s natural areas and its wildlife. Our vision is to serve as a portal to the outdoors and nature for the state’s residents,Continue reading “The Connecticut Audubon Society”

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