Wilton Go Green Gives Four Awards at Annual Dinner

On Wednesday evening, Jan. 14, Wilton Go Green celebrated four “green” leaders at its annual meeting at Marly’s Bistro.

Henryk Teraszkiewicz, executive director of Woodcock Nature Center was given the “Green Partner Recognition  Award,” for outstanding performance and lasting contribution in supporting conservation and active earth stewardship in the Town of Wilton. His award was presented to him by State Representative Gail Lavielle. Teraszkiewicz accepted the award, but credited his colleagues and supporters at Woodcock.

Janet Nobles, Middlebrook school teacher and leader of its recycling club, received the “Green Teaching Award,” for outstanding performance and lasting contribution in educational initiatives to drive sustainability in the town of Wilton. The award was presented by Wilton Public Schools superintendent Dr. Kevin Smith.

Alex Scaperotta, a junior at Wilton High School received the “Green Student Award,” for outstanding performance and lasting contribution in educational initiatives to drive sustainability in the Town of Wilton. Superintendent Smith presented the award to Scaperotta for his work in spearheading the Green Leaf Program in Wilton Public Schools.

Bruce Hampson, chairman of the Wilton Energy Commission, was presented the “Energy Effectiveness Award,” for outstanding performance and lasting contribution in driving change in energy efficiency in the Town of Wilton. The award was presented to Hampson by Pat Sesto, director of environmental affairs for Wilton, for his work in promoting alternative energy and energy conservation.

Also during the dinner, WGG vice president Jana Bertkau presented a check for $750 to Sesto, who is also the chairman of the Norwalk River Valley Trail. Wilton Go Green has donated over $5,500 to the trail as part of the Wilton Energy Challenge. This ongoing challenge encourages Wilton residents to complete a Home Energy Solutions assessment with one of the Wilton approved vendors–HE Energy Solutions, New England Smart Energy or Next Step Living. For each completed assessment, the vendors make a donation to Wilton Go Green which is then donated to support the trail. (For more information on a Home Energy assessment, call 877.947.3873 or visit www.energizect.com.

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