On Thursday, Feb. 23, Wilton Go Green and the Wilton Library are co-sponsoring the Community-Wide Sustainability Forum, an effort to engage Wilton residents in concrete, specific actions that increase their commitment to environmentally sustainable behavior .

The forum runs from 7-8:30 p.m., and attendees can learn more about becoming involved with any of 15 collaborative sustainability initiatives in the areas of land, water, energy, food, & materials management. On hand will be representatives from several local and Wilton-based environmental organizations and groups, including:

  • Land:  Donna Merrill, executive director of the Wilton Land Conservation Trust
  • Water:  Louise Washer, Norwalk River Watershed Association, and Jeff Yates, national director of volunteer operations, Trout Unlimited
  • Energy:  Richard Creeth, co-chair of the Wilton Energy Commission
  • Food:  Ted Stonbely, director of admissions of the Montessori School
  • Materials Management (Recycling):  Tina Duncan, Wilton Go Green
  • Zero Food Waste Program:  Gary Cuneen, executive director, Seven Generations Ahead

Organizers will also recap the day-long How Green Could Wilton Be? symposium that Wilton Go Green held in December, and look for ways to begin implementing action plans that grew out of that meeting. Their goal is to get 1-percent of Wilton involved with sustainability initiatives and have 180 people join the forum next Thursday.

Register in advance online. For questions or additional information, please contact Daphne Dixon via email or by calling 203.536.4695.