New Canaan Nature Center Earth Day, Celebrate The Monarch
New Canaan Nature Center Earth Day, Workshops, Demonstrations, Hikes

TOWN OF NEW CANAAN EARTH DAY PROCLAMATION   ·   GUEST APPEARANCE
by First Selectman Rob Mallozzi
Tuesday, April 22   ·   Noon   ·   Visitor’s Center, New Canaan Nature Center


CELEBRATE THE MONARCH: FREE SEED GIVE-A-WAY   ·   TABLES IN TOWN
Tuesday, April 22   ·   In the Village of New Canaan

Sponsored by the New Canaan Nature Center


GREEN GOODS – RECYCLED, RE-PURPOSED, SUSTAINABLE   ·   EXHIBIT
Tuesday, April 22 – Saturday, April 26   ·   Visitor’s Center, New Canaan Nature Center

This Garden Club exhibit illustrates creative ways to re-use our trash and encourages all of us, as consumers, to buy ‘green goods’. See the exhibit.


EARTH DAY STORYTIME   ·   WORKSHOP
Tuesday, April 22   ·   1:30 – 2:15 P.M.   ·   Children’s Program Room, New Canaan Library

A program for preschoolers & their parents, there will be stories, a film and a planting project.


CELEBRATION OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY AT THE YMCA   ·   EXHIBIT
Tuesday, April 22 – Friday, May 2   ·   New Canaan YMCA

Celebrate the beauty of the Monarch butterfly through colorful projects made by some of the Y’s very own program participants. The projects will be displayed throughout the lobby All are welcome to stop by and see what these talented kids have created. Stop by the front desk to let us know you came to take a peak.


IS SOLAR RIGHT FOR ME? AND IF NOT, WHAT IS?   ·   PANEL
Tuesday, April 22   ·   7:00 P.M.   ·   Sturgess Room, Visitor’s Center, New Canaan Nature Center

Energy panel with Mark Robbins (Real Estate & Energy Consultant/Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority-C-PACE Consulting Partner), Leo Karl (President, KARL Chevrolet), and Heather Lauver (President, HealthSpec, Health and Environmental Advisory firm)


THE FUTURE OF PLANET EARTH   ·   LECTURE
Wednesday, April 23   ·   7:00 P.M.   ·   Lamb Room, New Canaan Library

A Lecture by G. Warfield “Skip” Hobbs

New Canaan Library invites the community to honor our planet by attending a special lecture by G. Warfield “Skip” Hobbs, geologist and conservationist. Mr. Hobbs will deliver his lecture, The Future of Planet Earth, in which he will discuss climate change and sustainability.


THE HEALTHY HOME: LIVING GREENER AND MORE SAFELY AT HOME   ·   LECTURE
Friday, April 25   ·   9:15 A.M.   ·   Sturgess Room, Visitor’s Center, New Canaan Nature Center

Talk by Heather Lauver President, MPH Yale, HealthSpec, Health and Environmental Advisory Firm

This talk takes a closer look at home pollutants and green home retrofitting, provides practical tips for cleaning and greening the home, and information on getting cost savings from energy audits and alternative energy installations. Heather Lauver holds a Master's in Public Health from Yale and is President of HealthSpec, an environmental advisory firm.


GUIDED WALK THROUGH THE NANCY WATSON-SYMINGTON WOODLANDS   ·   HIKE
Saturday, April 26   ·   10:00 A.M.   ·   Wellesly Drive, New Canaan

Walk chaperoned by Land Trust President Chris Schipper and Board Member Naturalist Penny Ross

Come by to attend the tree planting and learn more about this 10.5 acres woodlands with beautiful views of the Grupes Reservoir and a large glacial erratic.


CLEAN YOUR MILE   ·   ACTIVITY
Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27

Organizers: The Town of New Canaan, Departments of Inland Wetlands and Watercourses, Parks, Highway and Public Works, Chamber of Commerce, TD Bank, Rotary Club of New Canaan

Join over 250 individual volunteers and clean up your neighborhood. Or join a community group and help give New Canaan its spring cleaning.

Contact Kristine Ready, Administrative Assistant DPW, call 203-594-3090 or send email.


SPRING CELEBRATION NIGHT   ·   HIKE
Saturday, April 26   ·   6:30 - 8:00 P.M.   ·   New Canaan Nature Center

Hosted by the New Canaan Nature Center

Come explore the magic of spring with a Night Hike as we wrap up Earth Week!

 

NEW CANAAN
EARTH DAY
PARTNERS

The Town of New Canaan

Chamber of Commerce

The Conservation Commission

Departments of Inland Wetlands and Watercourses

The New Canaan Garden Club

New Canaan Land Trust

New Canaan Library

New Canaan Parks Highway and Public Works

New Canaan YMCA

Pesticide Free New Canaan

Saxe Middle School


RESOURCES

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP

Skin Deep

Food News

Cleaners

Sunscreens

Bug Repellents

CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CENTER

Dr. Landrigans Summer Suggestions

BPA Plastic Fact Sheet

Simple Steps

Sun Exposure


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