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”
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.
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!”
The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation renews community through digging in and restoring the earth.
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.
Join the Sustainable Fairfield Students, FairPLAN, and Mill River Wetland Committee to help clean up disposable masks and PPE from locations around Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield.
Join the “Earth Day conversation with the Green Bank” webinar to hear a special address from White House Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy highlighting the federal action on climate.
Join us for a conversation with our local legislators from Fairfield as we hold a discussion on how the Town of Fairfield and state of Connecticut can work with citizens to create a more sustainable place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kids! Have fun and win prizes during this Eco Trivia Game with Maggie Cozens of Save the Sound. See how much you know about the world around you.
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!”
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”
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”
The pandemic has driven home the importance of having a stable local food system. Many people were affected by supply shortages of one kind or another, and we all became keenly aware of how disruptions to our supply chains can cause a great deal of anxiety if not scarcity of resources. For many people, thisContinue reading “Support Local Farms- Join a CSA!”
With a little bit of know-how and adventurous spirit, home gardening can be a very economical way to grow nutritious food for yourself, get you outside for some fresh air, and solidify your connection to the nature in your own backyard. Starting your own plants from seed is the most economical way to fill outContinue reading “Spring into Gear with Seeds!”
Why not celebrate 12 Days of Kindness to the Earth? A little bit of gift giving, a little bit of lifestyle changing…and as always, keeping local in mind. So pick any day to start, and remember, those twelve days can extend right into the New Year. Let it be joyful!
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?”
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.
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Earthday 2017. Washington Mall: Jane Hirshfield, poet and founder of Poets for Science, read this poem during the March for Science, in protest of the government’s stifling of Scientific information.
Connecticut Forest & Park Association is celebrating its 125th anniversary and is the oldest non-profit conservation organization established in Connecticut
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.
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we need to recommit to the spirit and energy of the original Earth Day as we fight to protect the planet and each other from the environmental crises we are facing today.
We hope on Friday you go out and hug a tree. Once you find that perfect tree, hold on tight and don’t let go!
The Interreligious Eco-Justice Network is a non-profit organization that works to inspire and empower religious communities in Connecticut to be faithful stewards of the planet
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“For health, hope, humanity” created by Medical Students for a Sustainable Future …
Through our unity on this Earth Day, we will march closer and closer to a dream of environmental protection.
Share your stories of success with #EarthOptimism and help us inspire millions of people around the world for greater impact!
Here are ways you can take action from home, plus some of our most popular resources for living greener and healthier all year long.
The Sustainable Fairfield Task Force is proud to present a special environmentally themed concert to celebrate Earth Day performed by Fairfield County locals.
Stay connected to family and friends while supporting Mystic Aquarium’s animal care! Send that special someone a cute clip with a personalized message.
Learn why our yards are stepping stones on the incredible journey of species across our landscape.
North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is celebrating Earth Day all week through pictures and a call to action each day!
Looking for ways to share your excitement for the planet on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in the midst of this very serious health crisis?
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.
Complete the Earth Month scavenger hunt as an individual or a family over the month of April and be entered to win a prize! You can be from any town to enter.
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.
Do you want to take action on bringing electric school buses to your community?Join us for the Electric School Bus Toolkit 6 – Week Program and learn the necessary steps to Electric School Bus adoption.
If you want clean, free-flowing and healthy rivers, and high-quality drinking water, Rivers Alliance is here to help.
Founded in 1972, the Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club is a non-profit organization following in John Muir’s footsteps. We are working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself.
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.
Films on Environmental issues for the whole family to watch, learn from, and talk about.
Local fashion designer Jennifer Butler is joining with the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force to recycle unneeded fabric or clothes into masks that can help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Reduce your carbon footprint, get control of your energy costs, and help Operation Hope raise funds to help your community.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This hopeful and beautiful poem, written by a retired Wisconsin school teacher, has gone viral around the globe in many iterations. It has inspired many, with people setting it to music and adding images and video.
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.
Earth Day’s 50th anniversary is coming April 22. Celebrate a half-century of protecting the environment with us as we share 25 days of past victories and milestones, followed by 25 days of hopes for our shared future. Follow Save the Sound on Instagram for the full series, or see highlights on Facebook and Twitter. Instagram Continue reading “50 Days of Earthday”
Wait! Before you compost those vegetable scraps, there just might be a bit more life in them. Teen members of Wakeman Boys & Girls Club’s service group Keystone Club have taken a unique spin on their Earth Day service project this past month, focusing on personal projects: planting seeds from leftover fruit and vegetable, buildingContinue reading “Veggie Redux”
The Y has always been a place for people to connect and belong, in these strange times, we are learning new ways to do that. Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. Even though you can’t visit the Y, we want you to stay healthy!Continue reading “The Fairfield Y Is Here For You”
Operation Hope is honored to be a part of Fairfield’s Earth Day celebration. For 35 years we have worked hard to end hunger and homelessness, one person at a time. We believe a sustainable community means that everyone has their basic needs met – that through sharing of resources and a collective commitment, complex problemsContinue reading “A Community of Hope”
The Discovery Museum asks: What is weather? How do storms form? Why does weather get violent? Explore the causes and effects of thunder and lightning, learn about wind currents, and see how tornadoes form. You won’t want to miss this exploration of some of our wildest weather! For a great demo watch our video here:Continue reading “Discovery: Violent Storms”
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”