Did you know that Wilton is officially an idle-free town?
The Board of Selectmen, at a regular meeting on July 6, 2015, unanimously approved a “no idling” resolution for the town, following a state regulation that is already in effect. By law, vehicles cannot idle for more than three minutes, except when the temperature falls below 20 degrees or when in traffic.
The amount of fuel used to turn an engine on and off is equivalent to that used while idling a mere 10 seconds, and, contrary to popular belief, causes virtually no wear and tear on a car’s starter.
Soon, you will see signs all over town reminding you not to idle.
The emissions created by idling vehicles can have a direct effect on the health of adults and children who inhale the often-invisible exhaust. Increases in asthma, allergies, heart and lung disease, and cancer have all been linked to idling, and breathing exhaust fumes can damage brain cells and may contribute to autism. Children are particularly vulnerable because they breathe 50 percent more air per pound of body weight than adults.
- Selectwoman Deb McFadden looks on as First Selectman Bill Brennan signs Wilton Go Green’s No Idling proclamation last Monday. Read more here: no idling
- WGG Vice President Jana Bertkau, Wilton First Selectman Bill Brennan and WGG President Peg Koellmer announcing the WGG Green Business Designation Program
- Check here for the latest incentives for home energy improvements including Home Energy Solutions audits, lighting, appliance discounts, energy efficiency financing, tax credits and more.
- Wilton Go Green and the Wilton Energy Commission continue the Wilton Energy Challenge – a community-based program for Wilton residents to reduce energy consumption at home. This program is designed to help residents access utility sponsored programs that complete an energy audit of your home, and identify opportunities to make your home more comfortable while ... (read more)
On Wednesday, January 14, 2014, the Wilton Go Green Board of Advisors held its annual meeting at Marley’s and gave out four awards.
Henryk Teraskiewicz, executive director of Woodcock Nature Canter 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.
Janet ... (read more)
- Lisa Fernandez, Assistant Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, gave a fascinating presentation at the Wilton Library as part of the Wilton Go Green/Wilton Library Green Speaker series. Over 60 people attended to hear the latest social science research on this important topic. Click here for the complete presentation.
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- Connecticut is launching a new program, Connecticut Green LEAF Schools, which has been created to promote green and healthy schools for all.
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