Awareness, Smiles, and Education
It’s that time of year again, and Newtown’s Fifth Annual Earth Day Festival is already promising to be bigger and better than ever! So mark your calendars for Saturday, April 28th to join us at the Newtown Middle School.
A full-day of family fun and learning, our Festival is designed to highlight Newtown’s abundant natural resources and help our community become a bit “greener”. From kids’ activities, live music, and tasty food to an environmental maze, litter pick-up, and a vendor fair, it promises to be a memorable day for the whole community.
To invest in the future, proceeds are supporting our annual “green” scholarship at Newtown High School. Help us to grow our donation this year by becoming a Festival Vendor or a Underwriter — now is the time to sign-up and ensure you secure your space!
With increased interest from the community and local businesses, we also need volunteers again this year to help with everything from soliciting vendors to lining up creations for this year’s Recycled Art Show. If you would like to help out, see our Volunteer page – we welcome your heart and hands!
Help us to make a difference and have a great time doing it!
DID YOU KNOW?
Newtown is lucky to have several organizations that work year round to preserve our environment:
Newtown’s Sustainable Energy Commission is responsible for the Reed Intermediate School Solar Panel project.
The Newtown Forest Association, established in 1924, is the oldest private land trust in Connecticut. They are dedicated to accumulating and preserving open space and resources for public enjoyment within Newtown.
The Pootatuck Watershed Association‘s mission is clear: Clean and abundant water for Newtown’s future. The association promotes this goal through water sampling, educational programs, and habitat restoration.
The Transition Network: a global initiative where there’s a community-led process that helps that town/village/city/neighborhoods become stronger and happier. The first step in the process is to gather a group of folks who have the interest and energy to bring this to our town (educating people so that they want to join the movement and bring about change). Things that we would eventually work on include community gardens and local food production, building community resilience and connections with people, and making our community less dependent on fossil fuels. The US chapter’s website is http://transitionus.org/. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.