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Wilton Go Green’s 2nd Annual Zero Waste Faire
March 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Wilton Go Green’s 2nd Annual Zero Waste Faire is a special event designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and engage the town of Wilton and neighboring communities about zero waste living. By sharing information and ideas from speakers, exhibitors, media, and discussions of current issues, the Faire will help advance Zero Waste practices that benefit everyone.
The event will again feature a broad range of interactive exhibits to help Wilton and Fairfield County become more conscious about and involved in practicing Zero Waste living.There will be exhibits from museums, aquariums, and environmental organizations with many fun, educational activities. This year’s Faire will feature more exhibitors demonstrating and selling products, such as reusable drinking straws, compost bins and reusable beeswax food wrap.
New features–like the Fix-It-Café, a Zero Waste Store, the Eco Fashion Show, a Zero Waste Tiny Home and The Problem with Single Use Plastics exhibit–will add more value to the Faire. For example, the “Fix-It-Café” will enable attendees to bring clothing in need of repair and small appliances to get fixed on-site or taken offsite for fixing; the exhibit, “The Problem with Single Use Plastics,” will educate the community about the negative effects of plastic on oceans, animals and the environment, and will offer alternatives for plastic in and outside the home.
Exhibit categories will range from home composting, backyard farming, zero-waste cooking, recycling, and food storage. There will also be a Zero Waste Feast, games for children, entertainment and guest speakers.
Attendees are also encouraged to Recycle right at the Faire, by bringing old electronics, furniture and hard drives.
No single use plastic water bottles will be sold, so attendees should bring their own reusable water bottle/coffee tumbler or consider buying one at the Faire.
The event is hosted by Wilton Go Green and organized by dynamic volunteers. This year a generous grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation will help pay for Faire operations. The Faire is supported by a Green Partner–Sustainne; a Silver Sponsor–The Junkluggers; and Media Partners–GOOD Morning Wilton and 95.9 The Fox.
There is no charge to attend, although donations are welcome with a suggested amount of $5 per person or $10 per family. All funds raised will go to Wilton Go Green’s programs, such as the Wilton No Idling initiative and the Zero Waste Schools program.
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