Entangled and Ingested: Combating Plastic Pollution through Art

Saturday, November 5th, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wilton Library

Optional Community Sewing: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Dr. Katharine Owens will share how she uses the arts to communicate about the pervasive problem of plastic pollution. A researcher and artist, Dr. Owens has spent the last year and a half creating a series of forty-six life-sized portraits of animals harmed by marine debris. She creates most of the pieces herself by hand sewing film plastic onto canvas, but the largest pieces (including three life-sized whales) are being co-created with the public.

After the presentation you can choose to stay and put your sewing skills tow work and help stitch one of Dr. Owen’s pieces.

Wilton Library will be handling registration in October.

Energy Efficiency and the Historic House: Presentation by Marena Wisniewski and Todd Levine/CT State Preservation Office (SHPO)

Thursday, February 17th 

In partnership with the Wilton Historical Society.

Click here to watch the recording and find additional resources for historic homes.

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Our Plastic World: How you can help the environment and your health by living with less plastic. 

Click here to watch the recording. 

“Achieving Drawdown – A Hopeful, Science-Based Plan to Stop Climate Change" – Watch Recording here

April 2021

“Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle" Webinar with Analiese Paik of Sustainne

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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In this two-part Green Speaker Series event, participants virtually watched “Microplastic Madness" and then returned a few days later to hear from a panel of experts on the state of plastic in CT and what we can do. 

Sunday July 12, 2020 and Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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UCONN Master Composter Gail Reynolds takes us through some science and steps of starting and maintaining a home composting pile. 

April 21, 2020

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Sherill Baldwin of CT DEEP and RecycleCT presents on the state of recycling, the impact of China's National Sword, and the recycling program “What’s In? What’s Out?"

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

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Learn more at www.recyclect.com

Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? Film Screening and Discussion

Q&A with Jeannine Behr-Getz, BYOCT, and Tim Dolnier Co-Owner of Village Market

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

“STRAWS" Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion with members of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, NAMEPA, The Maritime Aquarium and Norwalk River Watershed Association.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 and Saturday, January 12, 2019