After a two-year COVID hiatus, the Zero Waste Faire is officially back. Hosted by Wilton Go Green, the outdoor event takes place on Sunday, June 5 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wilton’s Miller-Driscoll School (217 Wolfpit Rd.)
Fairfield County’s largest waste faire brings together green resources, free recycling opportunities and thousands of ideas on sustainable living. Even the event itself will be as green as possible: for every pound of garbage collected at the event, Wilton Go Green will plant a native tree or shrub in the Wilton area, as part of the group’s commitment to achieving a zero-carbon footprint.
“Green living happens every day in small and big ways,” said Tammy Thornton, Wilton Go Green’s president. “The goal of the Faire is to demonstrate through experiences and learning all of the ways each of us can make contributions to a healthier planet. What we hope residents will discover here is how even simple contributions can make a big impact.”
Attendees are encouraged to bring their large and small household items for free recycling. Several waste-disposal and recycling resources will be on-site, donating their services, including Bye Bye Mattress for mattresses and boxspring; Junkluggers for household items and appliances (pianos not accepted); Bay State Textiles for clothing, accessories, shoes and bedding; Take2 for electronics waste and Oak Ridge for paper shredding. Visit Zero Waste Faire 2022 website for a full list of items being accepted for recycling.
The event is designed for the entire family with activities for kids, including a scavenger hunt, electronic vehicle showcase, product demos, ideas for indoor and outdoor living, zero waste shopping and music, food and entertainment. Senior citizens in Wilton can call Wilton Dial-A-Ride 203.834.6235 to reserve a complimentary ride to the Faire from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event is wheelchair accessible.
To learn more and sign up for volunteer opportunities visit the Wilton Go Green Sustainable Living Expo website. A suggested donation to enter is $5 for individual attendees and $20 for families. Proceeds will benefit Wilton Go Green, a not-for-profit organization committed to engaging, educating and inspiring Wilton residents to embrace a lifestyle of environmental sustainability.
Wilton Go Green was established in 2010 by a group of Wilton residents passionate about engaging, educating and empowering their community to embrace sustainable initiatives. The not-for-profit organization focuses on implementing green initiatives to support clean air, water and land conservation as well as waste-free living at home, at school and in the workplace. Its recent “Do One Thing” campaign highlighted how small actions by just one person can have an outsized impact on sustainable living. Visit the Wilton Go Green website to learn more.