American public schools use nearly 480,000 diesel school buses, serve over 7 billion meals annually and are one of the largest energy consumers in the public sector. Transitioning to more sustainable operations in these areas provides environmental benefits and learning opportunities for students. How can Connecticut schools mitigate their climate impact and adapt to the effects of climate change?
On Wednesday, February 1 at 7-8 pm, join Wilton Go Green and Waste Free Greenwich for a webinar on how the education sector can lead on climate solutions in Connecticut. Explore the Aspen Institute's K12 Climate Action plan and This Is Planet Ed initiative to learn how education systems can reduce their carbon footprints through energy, transportation, and food and discover how Mansfield Public Schools are reducing their climate impact and saving money through their new net zero school building.
Managing waste and knowing what to recycle can be confusing. The Wilton Library and Wilton Go Green are proud to sponsor this family-friendly event to learn where our garbage and recycling really goes after leaving the Town of Wilton.
What is the State of Connecticut’s universal recycling guide? What happens when you put the wrong thing in your recycling bin? What is this waste crisis in CT? How can managing your waste save you money and how does it affect your taxes?
Jennifer Heaton-Jones the Executive Director of the regional, governmental, solid waste and recycling authority, Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA). She will give a one hour presentation followed by a half hour Q&A. You’re guaranteed to learn something new!
Wilton is a member town of HRRA.
Register at www.wiltonlibrary.org
Jennifer Heaton-Jones is the Executive Director of the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority. A regional, governmental, solid waste and recycling authority serving 14 municipalities in Western CT. She has been with the HRRA since 2009. She is the current chair of the CT Product Stewardship Council, Vice President of the CT Recyclers Coalition and President of the Northeast Chapter of NAHMMA. She has received state and national recognition and awards for her work in the solid waste industry.
JOIN US FOR A DAY of PURPOSEFUL PLAY in a REUSEABLE KIND OF WAY.
Saturday, March 25th, 2023
- Meet & greet + interview with Film Director, Alex Eaves
- Tour the TINY HOUSE / BOX TRUCK
- Watch the Box Truck Film
- Participate in a variety of re-useful, fun activities. Think Skateboard, spray paint, tshirts and more.
- Learn how SMALL MOVES of reusing & repurposing make a BIG difference.
MORE DETAILS TO COME..
In partnership with Trackside. A fun and meaningful event for the whole family.
Saturday, January 28 – Opening of Wilton Food Scrap Collection at Wilton Transfer Station
Wednesday, February 1st – K-12 Climate Action in Connecticut with Waste Free Greenwich – 7:00pm REGISTER HERE
Sunday, February 5th – Wilton Chamber of Commerce Winter Carnival – Noon – 4:00pm
Thursday, March 9th – Trash Talk with HRRA's Jen Heaton-Jones at Wilton Library 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, March 25 – Reduce, Reuse Event in partnership with Trackside Teen Center featuring Alex Eaves and The Box Truck Tiny Home
Tuesday, April 18th – Wilton Go Green Annual Community Recognition Celebration at Wilton Library
Saturday, April 22nd – Wilton Go Green Repair Cafe at The Cannon Grange 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday, April 29th – Woodcock Nature Center Frothy Forage