Fresh New Energy Promised for Sunday’s Wilton Go Green Festival

Live music, delicious food and an amazing community art project are just part of the attractions promised for the 7th annual Wilton Go Green Festival this Sunday, May 7. This year’s festival is truly an amazing community-wide effort and all are encouraged to come and enjoy a fun-filled and inspiring day to celebrate green living and the many ways Wilton is modeling local sustainability.

Highlights include exciting Wilton sustainability initiatives, pet-able wildlife “ambassadors,” lots of children’s activities, a wide variety of electric vehicles on display, an incredible interactive art project for all ages, and more than 70 diverse craftsmen, features and exhibitors, for what promises to be an exciting day of discovery, entertainment and family fun. The first 100 visitors to arrive at the festival will receive a reusable bag.

The Wilton Go Green Festival is co-hosted by Wilton Go Green and the Wilton Library Association.

GOOD Morning Wilton is pleased to once again be an event sponsor.

The Festival—centered around the Town Green gazebo and the Wilton Library—officially gets underway at 11 a.m. with an opening ceremony lead by Ted Stonbely, 2017 Wilton Go Green Festival chair. A guided nature walk to Schenck’s Island and back, begins promptly at 11:30 a.m..

The festival features live performances, fabulous shopping, silent auction, and face painting.

Building on the energy of WGG’s November Symposium, “How Green Could Wilton Be? and the follow-up Winter Community Forum, this year’s festival features several initiatives that emerged out of those events, as well as the Wilton Pollinator Pathway which is a collaboration of Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Norwalk River Watershed Association, Wilton Garden Club and Woodcock Nature Center. Exhibitors eager to share their knowledge of land, energy, water, food, materials management, and transportation will be available to share expertise and knowledge about initiatives taking root. An opportunity to sign a Pledge and to become involved with initiatives will be available all day at the gazebo.

“Our Festival is evolving beautifully,” says Sara Curtis, Wilton Go Green Festival vice chair, “and it’s been terrific to witness the growing response and collaboration from residents, organizations, exhibitors and the business community. It is proof of people’s desire to live more sustainable lifestyles.  We are happy to provide state-of-the-art information in a family-friendly event, and we welcome everyone to attend!”

Incorporated in 2010, WGG is a 501(c)(3) created by a group of citizens to engage the community in conservation and sustainability practices. The group complements the work of the Wilton Energy Commission, in collaboration with Town officials and staff, local schools, and also with kindred local and statewide environmental organizations. To learn more about Wilton Go Green and to get the most enjoyment from the festival, visit wiltongogreen.org.

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