Fairfield’s 20th Earth Day Celebration is April 30

Fairfield’s 20th Earth Day Celebration will be held at Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC) on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration attracts more than 1,000 attendees and more than 100 exhibitors and sponsors with the assistance of more than 100 volunteers. The event features live music, a variety of food trucks, a myriad of family-friendly activities like face painting, arts and crafts, fun and games, and more.

“We’re proud to have our 20th Fairfield Earth Day Celebration in our downtown center at Post Road and Sanford Street. This family-friendly event has something for everyone, as does our wonderful downtown,” said Mike Tetreau, Fairfield’s First Selectman. “This event brings our community together to help raise awareness about problems facing our planet and how to live gently on the earth: one business, one family, and one person at a time. I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Earth Day in Fairfield on April 30.”

“We encourage folks to ‘be green’ and take the train to our event,” recommends the event chair, Mary Hogue. “We’ll have our usual Trashy Fashions created and modeled by students, our non-stop music at two venues, loads of arts, crafts, face painting, and games, along with over 100 exhibitors…and so much more! Bring the Hoopla is joining us in the afternoon and we’re thrilled to lead into FTC’s International Ocean Film Tour starting at 6:30pm. For tickets for the film festival, folks should visit fairfieldtheatre.org. The daytime Earth Day Celebration is free!”

The “Green” Offer

If you need a break from all the dancing, you can discuss energy issues — and how to go solar (Connecticut offers a generous incentives for homeowners). Hundreds of families in Fairfield have already opted for photovoltaic arrays to produce energy, save money and help the Earth. Vendors from solar companies will be ready to answer all your questions.

Sierra Club will have experts on hand to talk about issues like fracked gas and shared solar. Concerned about Carbon pollution? Public transportation? GMO’s? For those who want to know what’s happening on the legislative level, there will be a Legislators Forum at noon at the Sherman Green gazebo. Here’s your chance to get up close and personal on environmental issues with Connecticut politicians who make FEDC an annual stop to meet people.

Taking off

At Sherman Green, a half-sized, working replica (and an object of mechanical beauty) of the plane flown by Gustave Whitehead, will be exhibited. Make sure you get a selfie with this awesome bit of history. Whitehead, who flew his plane in Bridgeport, CT, two years before the Wright Brothers, is steadily gaining a place in aviation history.

New Eco-friendly Cars

See how the auto industry is changing to be green! Maritime Motors will bring a Chevy Volt and a Bolt. Come see their innovative green technology.

Recycling available

Bring something old with you: clothes, shoes, and fabrics will be collected and recycled by Bay State Textiles. Come to our Solid Waste and Recycling table to learn more about Fairfield’s Single Stream recycling program, which earns the town money. Wouldn’t you like to learn how to lower your taxes and your carbon footprint at the same time?

For more information go to fairfieldtheatre.org.

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