DEEP: Earth Day Events

Celebrate Earth Day 2017

You are invited to participate in Earth Day activities.
All events and activities are free and open to the public, except where noted.

Ongoing Events
 
Thompson - 15th Annual Thompson Together's Month-Long Town-Wide Cleanup in The Last Green Valley
 
Description:  Thompson Together, Inc. will be doing their annual month-long town-wide cleanup in the Town of Thompson. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. Please call to volunteer or for additional information.
Location:  Throughout the Town of Thompson
Time:  Now through Sunday, April 30. At your leisure.
Sponsoring Organization:  Thompson Together and The Last Green Valley
Other Information:  All ages welcome to participate.
Contact:  Norma O'Leary, 860-208-7196,  noleary2443@sbcglobal.net
Website:  Not Available
 
Kent - Road Clean-up
 
Description:  Throughout the week, about 40 Kent residents and their families wear gloves and grab plastic bags before heading out to clean up all the roads in Kent. We celebrate our accomplishments on Sunday, April 23rd with coffee and donuts as we bring all our mounds of stuff to our transfer station.
Location:  Throughout the Town of Kent
Time:  Monday, April 17 through Sunday, April 23. Anytime.
Sponsoring Organization:  Kent Conservation Commission, Kent Chamber of Commerce and the Kent Garden Club
Other Information:  N/A
Contact:  Liddy Baker, 860-927-4262,  elizmbaker@gmail.com
Website:  Not Available
 
Ridgefield - Rid Litter Days
 
Description:  Town-wide clean up of trash, recyclables and debris.
Location:  Everywhere within the Town of Ridgefield
Time:  Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. All day, both days.
Sponsoring Organization:  Caudatowa Garden Club
Other Information:  Bags available at both Chamber of Commerce, 13 Grove Street, and Parks and Rec, 195 Danbury Road.  Put garbage in dark plastic bags, recyclables in clear. Leave bags of collected material at Farmingville, East Ridge Middle and Ridgefield High Schools and Fox Hill Lake.
Contact:  Barbara Hartman, 203-438-3844,  barbara-hartman@sbcglobal.net
Website:  www.ridgefieldct.org  - under Calendar
 
Thursday, April 6, 2017
 
New London - Years of Living Dangerously Screening & Conversation
 
Description:  A conversation with: Joel Bach & David Gelber, Executive Producers and Co-Creators of the Emmy Award Winning docu-series, Years of Living Dangerously. The evening will include a screening of Years of Living Dangerously - "Priceless". We invite you to join us following the screening for an engaging & interactive conversation with the show's producers!
Location:  Palmer Auditorium, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT
Time:  7 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  The Linda Lear Lecture Fund of The Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment and the Environmental Studies Program at Connecticut College.
Other Information:  Free and open to all.
Contact:  Keleigh Baretincic, 860-439-5417,  kbaretin@conncoll.edu
 
Saturday, April 8, 2017
 
North Haven - Earth Day Event
 
Description:  Join us at the 9th annual North Haven Earth Day celebration of the environment and efforts to protect it! This event will feature numerous creative arts and science projects produced by elementary, middle, and high school students. Face painting, free giveaways for all children, goats and bees, recycling games and other activities coordinated by the Project Green high school students. There will also be a scavenger hunt, with a T-shirt for all children who participate. In addition, approximately forty local and area civic groups, businesses and state and local agencies and departments will have interesting and informative exhibits and demonstrations on composting and recycling, organic gardening and lawn care, environmentally friendly products, invasive plants, energy efficiency and renewable energy, hiking trails, and MUCH more.
Location:  North Haven High School, 221 Elm Street, North Haven, CT
Time:  10 AM to 2 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  North Haven Clean Energy Task Force and North Haven Conservation Commission
Other Information:  FREE Admission. Food trucks will be available for lunch.
Contact:  Hugh Davis, 203-248-6685,  Hughd41@gmail.com
 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
 
New Britain - CCSU Sustainability Symposium: Climate Change: 10 Years of Progression, Aggression, & Suppression
 
Description:  Come join us as we examine the current status of climate change. What has or hasn't changed during the past 10 years? What needs to occur? The CCSU Global Environmental Sustainability Action Coalition (GESAC) invites you to learn and teach about the actions humans must take to ensure that our children and grandchildren will experience a life of peace, health, and harmony with our one and only home -EARTH.
Location:  Central Connecticut State University, Student Center; Alumni Hall
Time:  9:30 AM to 6 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Global Environmental Sustainability Action Coalition
Other Information:  Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.
Contact:  Dr. Charles E. Button, 860-832-2788,  Buttonche@ccsu.edu

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
 
New London - Earth Day Celebration welcomes community to Mitchell College
 
Description:  12th Annual Mitchell College Earth Day Celebration - an expo with 25+ exhibitors. Radio Mitchell will be broadcasting from the Clarke Center, visitors will have the opportunity to make their own Seaweed Art with the help of the Environmental Club. Some early visitors may be able to take home a homemade bird house! Mitchell College will also be showing all the environmental work the students have accomplished this year.
Location:  Mitchell College-Clarke Center, 437 Pequot Avenue, New London, CT
Time:  1 PM to 4 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Mitchell College Life Sciences Department
Other Information:  Event is FREE. We are looking for local groups to take part in the festivities.  If you are interested in setting up a table display, doing a demonstration, or just leaving us some information about your organization to be handed out, we would love for you to be a part of this exciting day!
Contact:  Kimberly J. Blake, 860-701-7742,  blake_k@mitchell.edu
Website:  Not available
 
Friday, April 21, 2017
 
East Hartford - Pratt & Whitney East Hartford Celebrates Earth Day -
Environmental and Climate Literacy
 
Description:  A large scale exhibition of various vendors and public school groups offering sustainable options and ways to reduce, reuse and recycle wastes and energy. Over 60 eco-friendly vendors: BMW, Manchester Toyota, CT Rides, CT Transit, vRide, P&W Bicycling Club, Habitat for Humanity, Eversource, Killiam Bassette CSA, soundRunner, Paint Care, Techniart, Victory Energy Solutions & more!
Location:  Pratt and Whitney Hangar Museum; Loop Road West (Enter from Cabella side and follow signs) East Hartford, CT
Time:  10 AM to 4:30 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Pratt and Whitney Earth Day Committee
Other Information:  Free Event. Following vendors on site to collect and recycle:
Shred-It on site 10 AM - 3 PM: confidentially shred your personal documents!
E-Cycling on site All Day: Recycle your electronics! (no freon, batteries, ballasts or light bulbs) Cell Phones for Vets: Recycle your unused cell phones, blankets/towels/sheets/unopened pet food for Local Animal Shelters, clothing, small household items, books, and movies for Vietnam Veterans of America.
Contact:  Nancy Bieri, 860-218-2710,  Nancy.bieri@pw.utc.com
Website: Not Available
 
Hartford - Climate, Carbon & Cars at UConn Law
 
Description:  The UCONN Law School's Center for Energy & Environmental Law and Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal have planned an exciting conference devoted to climate, carbon, and cars featuring:  Dr. Michael Mann as the Keynote speaker and panelists drawn from representatives from Tesla Motors, former Obama Administration, current state officials, legal, engineering, technical, and sociological academics, industry personnel and experts. Topics include the 10th anniversary of Mass v. EPA; Volkswagen's Dieselgate and the implications for emissions regulation; and the environmental, societal and technological impacts of disruptive technologies, like electric and self-driving cars.
Location:  UConn Law School - Starr Hall
Time:  8:30
Sponsoring Organization:  UConn Law's Center for Energy & Environmental Law
Other Information:  N/A
Contact:  Joseph A. MacDougald, 860-570-5383,  joseph.macdougald@uconn.edu
 
Stamford Celebrates Earth Day
 
Description:  Join the City of Stamford WPCA, the Stormwater Management , Recycling & Sanitation, and Health Departments, the Tree Warden and our friends from City Carting & Recycling, the Aquarion Water Company, Grade A/ShopRite-Shippan, Energize CT/Eversource Energy, and Stamford 2030 as we celebrate Earth Day. The event will feature demonstrations, education and a raffle of Earth-friendly items!
Location:  Stamford Government Center Lobby, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT
Time:  10 AM to 2 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Stamford WPCA, Stamford Recycling & Sanitation and Stamford Stormwater Management
Other Information:  N/A
Contact:  Dan Colleluori, 203-977-4117,  dcolleluori@StamfordCT.gov
Website:  Not Available
 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 
 
Woodbury - Earth Day
 
Description:  Woodbury Earth Day features 100+ vendors, live music, engaging activities, arts and crafts for kids, and some of the best food trucks around. Musicians include Kristen Graves, Maia Dobbs, and The Wool Hats. Activities include a Live Birds of Prey presentation, yoga, and a breadth of nature walks throughout the day. Vendors include local artisans, farmers and growers, nonprofit organizations, and home improvement services. Food trucks include G-Monkey, Fryborg, Hardcore Sweet, Tipsy Cone, and Raw Youniverse.
Location:  Hollow Park, 43 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT
Time:  11 AM to 4 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition
Other Information:  FREE Admission and Parking. Rain or Shine..
Contact:  Carol Haskins, 203-263-0076,  earthday@pomperaug.org 
 
Farmington - Cold River Plunge
 
Description:  Help the Clean-up Crew (a Bristol based group of environmentalists) raise awareness of the Farmington River tributaries and fundraise for their May clean-up project. Bring your bathing suit, watershoes, towel and a positive attitude. Find a sponsor or you may sponsor yourself. Come one, come all!
Location:  42-72 Medow Road, Farmington, CT
Time:  11 AM to 3 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  The Arna Machine Co
Other Information:  $20 minimum donation to register for the plunge 
Contact:   Brian Shanahan, 860-920-2888,  Brian@theecleanupcrew.org
 
Washington's Earth Day 5k and Roadside Cleanup
 
Description:  The Washington Environmental Council is sponsoring the annual week-long roadside clean up throughout town. This year join the 5K race at the beautiful Steep Rock Preserve. After the race, runners will be given trash bags for the option to go home and do their own roadside clean up. There will be a dumpster at Bryan Memorial Town Hall so that residents have a place to drop off their full trash bags or any other trash items.
Location:  Race starts at Steep Rock Preserve, 2 Tunnel Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794
Community dumpster is located at 2 Bryan Memorial Town Hall in Washington Depot, CT 06794.
Time:  7:45 AM to 12 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Washington Environmental Council Steep Rock Association
Other Information:  No requirements for the roadside cleanup. Cost of the 5k is $20 to preregister, $25 on race day.
Contact:   Carrie Rowe, 860-717-0819,  wec-ct@charter.net
Website:  www.wec-ct.org
 
Hamden - Earth Day Celebration
 
Description:  This year's Earth Day celebration will feature dozens of environmental exhibitors, a variety of activities, food and shows all promoting earth-friendly services, products and organizations!
Location:   Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT
Time:  10 AM to 3 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Town of Hamden
Other Information:  FREE admission and parking.
Contact:   Haley Starvaggi, 203-287-7021,  hstarvaggi@hamden.com
 
Brookfield - Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration
 
Description:  A celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day at the Gurski Homestead. Anthony from Shakespeare's Garden, Obtuse Hill South in Brookfield will show methods of tree planting and will participate in planting a tree at the Homestead. There will be free trees available to handout. Activities also include chicks and chickens to marvel at, learn about pollinators and plant your own pollinator seed to take home. Enjoy nature and take a hike through the Gurski Homestead & Williams Park. We hope to see you there!
Location:  Gurski Homestead, 26 Obtuse Hill Road, Brookfield, CT
Time:  1 PM to 3 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Brookfield Conservation Commission
Other Event Information:  Event is FREE. 
Contact:   Alice Dew, 203-775-7316, adew@brookfieldct.gov
 
Town of Canton Earth Day Celebration
 
Description:  On the Town Green, in honor of Earth Day, the Public Works and Park and Recreation departments will be planting a "Valley Forge" American Elm Tree.
Location:  Town Green, Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT
Time:  12 Noon
Sponsoring Organization:  Town of Canton - Public Works and Park Recreation Departments
Other Event Information:  Please join us for a tree planting and light refreshments. 
Contact:  Robert Martin, 860-693-7863, rmartin@townofcantonct.org
 
Newtown Earth Day
 
Description:  Newtown's festival is a full-day of family fun and learning designed to highlight Newtown's abundant natural resources while also helping our town learn how to become a bit "greener". From tons of activities, live music, a Birds of Prey Exhibit, and tasty food to our vendor fair, Silent Auction, and the Lions Club "Lose the Litter", it's a memorable day for the whole community! To invest in the future, proceeds support our annual green scholarship for Newtown High School graduates. Help us grow the scholarship by becoming a Festival Vendor or an Underwriter this year. We also need volunteers to help with everything from set-up to promotions and onsite activities. If you would like to help out, visit our Volunteer page. It's going to be a great day again, all we need is you!
Location:  Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, Newtown, CT
Time:  10 AM to 4 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Newtown Lions Club/Iroquois Gas Transmission/Aquarion Water/ Taunton Press/Waldorf School/ Newtown Park and Recreation
Other Information:  All vendor packages include a 3 x 6 table, approximately 10' x 10' of lawn space, and recognition in our online/print promotional materials.
- Complimentary - (Newtown Public Schools & School Clubs, and Town Commissions)
- Bronze Package - (Non-profits 501(c)(3)) $75
- Silver Package - (Commercial) $100
- Gold Package - (Underwriters) $500
Contact:  Newtown Earth Day Celebration, 203-270-3331, info@newtownearthday.org
 
Bristol - Indian Rock Nature Preserve Earth Day Open House
 
Description:  Come visit the 280 acre Indian Rock Nature Preserve! Meet farm animals and participate in nature activities. Learn about Indian Rock Summer Camp and meet camp staff.
Location:  Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT
Time:  10 AM to 2 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut
Other Information:  This event is free and open to all.
Contact:  Scott Heth, 860-583-1234,  Sheth@elcct.org 
WebsiteWww.elcct.org
 
Canton - The 2nd Annual Earth Day/Spring Clean Up Event
 
Description:  Help celebrate Earth Day and show your community pride by joining your friends and neighbors at the 2nd Annual Earth Day/Spring Clean Up Event. Groups will help pick up trash throughout Mills Pond Park, Millennium Fields, Dyer Field, Canton High School grounds, Canton Intermediate School grounds, and various town neighborhoods. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided to all volunteers. There will be prize giveaways and lunch provided by b.good of Canton.
Location: 14 East Hill Road, Canton, CT. Volunteers will meet at Mills Pond Park Pavilions at 8:30 AM for work assignments, coffee and donuts.
Time:  8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Canton Dept of Public Works, Canton Parks & Recreation, Cherry Brook Garden Club, Larsen Ace Hardware, The Whole Donut, b.good, Dunkin Donuts, Anderson Turf Irrigation Inc.
Other Information:  The first 100 people will receive a free t-shirt. Come dressed to work outside and get dirty! We encourage you to bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen. All children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times. The event will close with a tree planting ceremony at 12:00 PM on the Town Green. In the event of unfavorable conditions, the make-up date is April 29th. For cancellation information please check Town of Canton website www.townofcantonct.org.
Contact:  Robert Martin, 860-836-2333,  rmartin@townofcantonct.org
 
Kent Land Trust Earth Day Celebration
 
Description:  A family-friendly event outdoors! Meet at the Kent Land Trust office for coffee and a light breakfast. We will then pitch in at various KLT sites to clean trails, blaze a new trail, and protect our environment!
Location: Kent Land Trust Office/Barns, 170 Kent Road, Kent, CT
Time:  9 AM to 12:30 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Kent Land Trust
Other Information:  Free and open to the public. Register by email: hascyacross@gmail.com
Contact:   Hascy Cross, 860-488-9185,  hascyacross@gmail.com
 
Lake Clean Up Day & East Hampton Plant a Tree Day
 
Description:  The town of East Hampton will be hosting a Lake Clean up day. Volunteers come together to clean the Lake Watershed around the beautiful Lake Pocotopaug. On this day in the same location at Sears Park the East Hampton 250th anniversary committee will be hosting a tree planting celebration in honor of both the 250 years of existence and Earth Day.
Location: Sears Park, 68 East Main Street, East Hampton, CT
Time:  8 AM
Sponsoring Organization:  Friends of the Lake, EH250 committee
Other Information:  This event is free.
Contact:   Jeremy Hall, 860-267-7300,  jhall@easthamptonct.gov
 
Torrington - Earth Day Clean Up
 
Description:  Help clean up the environment by picking up trash on road sides, river banks and remote areas! Volunteers are assigned location throughout the city to clean. Organizations or larger groups who would like to participate can call ahead to get a location assigned to them.   This allows groups to meet at their location at a time that is convenient for them.
Location:  Coe Park, 101 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT
Time:  9 AM to 12 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  City of Torrington - Conservation Commission
Other Information:  Volunteer Lunch provided
Contact:   Rista Malanca, 860-489-2221,  rista_malanca@torringtonct.org
 
Naugatuck - Earth Day Mayor of the Day
 
Description:  This is the 7th annual Earth Day Mayor of the Day. We celebrate Earth Day by recognizing a citizen's contributions to the environment. This year's event takes place at the beautiful Gunntown Passive Park & Nature Preserve. This site is also on the Connecticut Freedom Trail.
Location:  Between 60 Gunntown Road and the Gunntown Cemetery, Naugatuck, CT
Time:  12 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Office of the Mayor, Naugatuck Environmental Network, & Former Earth Day Mayors
Other Information:  Free and open to the public. There will be a short presentation followed by a walk through the nature preserve.
Contact:   Christine Yannielli, 203-723-0731,  oxalis@sbcglobal.net
Website:  Not Available
 
Town of Sherman Roadside and Community Clean Up Day
 
Description:  In need of Sherman residents to volunteer to pick up trash along the roads.  Dumpster will be available for bulky items. Scrap metal dumpster and plastic film/wrap collection. Scouts will collect deposit cans/bottles to benefit local charity.
Location:  Mallory Town Hall lower parking lot.  9 Route 39 North, Sherman
Time:  9 AM to 1 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Selectmen's Office & Sherman Local Businesses
Other Information:  Sherman residents only
Contact:   Ruth Byrnes, 860-355-1139,  rbyrnes@townofshermanct.org
 
Guilford's Earth Day
 
Description:  The Guilford Parks and Recreation Department along with the Guilford Agricultural Society are pleased to announce the second annual Earth Day program "Earthfest". We are excited to educate the public on the subject of sustainable practices. The Department will have information stations for recycling, planting, repurposing, and keeping waterways clean. The event features games, farmer's market, live entertainment, and more. There will also be a challenge for all to help clean Up Guilford and fill a dump truck (provided by the Public Works Department)! We encourage individuals, neighborhoods and organizations to get together and clean up a street or park. A Guilford map will be displayed indicating areas that have been cleaned.
Location:  Guilford Fairgrounds. Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT
Time:  10 AM to 2 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Guilford Parks and Recreation
Other Information:  No fee to attend event. Vendors may charge for donkey rides, food, etc
Contact:   Ellen Clow, 203-453-8068,  clowe@ci.guilford.ct.us
 
Norwalk - The Mayor's Clean Initiative; City-Wide Spring Clean Up
 
Description:  Mayor Rilling will hand out gloves, paper bags, t-shirts, and liter pick-up tools. The teams can choose a location, such as their neighborhood, local park, their business area, neighborhoods, school yards, or they will be given a location.
Location:  Lowe's Store, 100  Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT
Time:  10 AM
Sponsoring Organization:  Keep  Norwalk  Beautiful  and  Lowe's  Store
Other Information:  N/A 
Contact:   David Shockley, 203-854-7810 ext 46782,  dshcokley@norwalkct.org
Website:  www.norwalkct.org
 
Bethany Rid Litter Day
 
Description:  Help keep our earth clean! Individuals needed to help pick up litter on their streets. A pizza social at First Church will take place following the clean up at Noon.
Location:  Ends at First Church, 511 Amity Road, Bethany, CT
Time:  9 AM to 12 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Heart of Bethany, Clark Memorial Library, Christ Church Episcopal, First Church Bethany, Bethany Lions Club
Other Information:  Individuals will meet near their homes to clean up our town. To sign up or for more information contact ruthkmacdonald@comcast.net
Contact:   Ruth MacDonald, 203-695-1067,  ruthkmacdonald@comcast.net
 
Ridgefield - Document Shredding Day
 
Description:  Shredding of old papers, bills, receipts, bank statements, med records, tax forms, checks, etc.
Location:  94 Danbury Road, Ridgefield - parking lot behind Starbucks
Time:  9 AM to 12 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Ridgefield Lions Club
Other Information:  $10 per box, copy paper box size.  All money collected will be used by the Lions Club for senior citizens, student scholarships and other local projects.
Contact:   Chuck Hancock, 203-438-1332
 
Bethel Community Earth Day
 
Description:  Join our Bethel Community as we celebrate Earth Day by coming together to build and support a healthy environment. The event will include local vendors, non-profit organizations, community groups, artists, craftspeople, farmers, animals and animal lovers, and others who are dedicated to environmental awareness and preserving our planet. There will be live music performed by local musicians and groups, kid's activities, and service projects including a town clean-up. Several local shops, restaurants, and other businesses will take part in the Earth Day event by sponsoring something on their own premises through our Passport program. You can thus visit their businesses throughout the day too, in addition to joining us at the Municipal Center. This will be a day for fun, learning, growth, and community-building for people of all ages.
Location:  Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT
Time:  9 AM to 4 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Town of Bethel, Bethel Parks & Recreation, First Congregational Church of Bethel
Other Information:  FREE for attendees. Family event. Vendor Fee $50.00
Contact:   Heather McMillan, 203-743-1877, fccbsecretary@firstchurchbethel.org
Website:  Not Available
 
State Representative John Hampton Simsbury Earth Day Clean Up
 
Description:  Simsbury's State Representative John K. Hampton welcomes volunteers for a town-wide clean-up focusing on litter removal and beautification around Simsbury. Volunteers will receive clean-up assignments, gloves, trash bags, and orange safety vests upon arrival.
Location:  Simsbury Town Hall parking lot, 933 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT
Time:  Between 9 AM and 11 AM
Sponsoring Organization:  State Representative John Hampton, Town of Simsbury, Fitzgerald's Foods, Paine's Recycling and Disposal Services
Other Information:  Lunch for Volunteers will be provided.
Contact:   Jason Knight, 860-240-8568, jason.knight@cga.ct.gov
Website:  Not Available
 
Clean-up, Green-up at Haley Farm State Park, Groton
 
Description:  Join Groton Open Space Associations annual clean-up day at Haley Farm State Park. Bring gloves, loppers and water. Food and beverages wil be provided courtesy of sponsor  The Last Green Valley.
Location:  Haley Farm State Park, 0 Haley Farm Lane, Groton, CT
Time:  10 AM and 2 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Groton Open Space Association, Inc, and The Last Green Valley
Other Information:  Free event. Rain date is Sunday, April 23, 2017
Contact:   Joan Smith, 860-536-9811, Dsmith0705@sbcglobal.net
Website:  Gosaonline.org
 
Willimantic Earth Day Celebration
 
Description:  A free event with information vendors and kids activities regarding the Earth and our environment. Local music too!
Location:  Willimantic Food Coop, 91 Valley Street, Willimantic , CT
Time:  11 AM to 2 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Willimantic Food Coop
Other Information:  Contact Sarah Keleher at below info if interested in participating as a vendor
Contact:   Sarah Keleher, 860-933-2699, Alliswell13@sbcglobal.net
Website:  Not available
 
Warren Earth Day Town Clean Up
 
Description:  Celebrate Earth Day by helping keep Warren naturally beautiful! Join us for a morning outdoors, as we collect roadside litter and work to keep our town clean.
Location:  Warren Community Center, Sackett Hill Road, Warren, CT
Time:  10 AM to 2 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Warren Parks & Rec; Warren Land Trust
Other Information:  Stop by the Community Center to pick up garbage bags and rubber gloves, and select the stretch of road you'd like to work on. A dumpster will be located at the Town Garage for the refuse you collect. Refreshments will be provided at the Community Center.
Contact:   Dave Schneiderbeck, 203-648-1531, schneiderbeck@sbcglobal.net
 
Haddam Earth Day Cruise on RiverQuest
 
Description:  A special 60 minute cruise in celebration of Earth Day! We will cruise north up to the Salmon River and then south to view Gillette Castle to see how healthy the Connecticut River is due to the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the many other regulations put in place so we can all enjoy clean water, air and life! Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam.
Location:  Eagle Landing State Park
Time:  10 AM and 4 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Connecticut River Expeditions / RiverQuest
Other Information:  $10, all ages!
Contact:   Captain Mark, 860-662-0577, captainmark@ctriverquest.com
 
Killingly - Cat Hollow Park Clean-Up
 
Description:  Killingly Conservation Commission  will host a clean-up of Cat Hollow Park. Volunteers will be removing trash and debris from the road, established trails and the old mill race way. Gloves and lunch will be provided to all volunteers.
Location:  Dog Hill Road, Killingly, CT
Time:  9:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Sponsoring Organization:  Killingly Conservation Commission
Other Information:  Contact Donna Bronwell for more information
Contact:   Donna Bronwell, dbronwell@hotmail.com
Website:  Not available
 
Earth Day Action Cleanup - Putnam Nature Trail
 
Description:  Town of Putnam and the Greater Putnam Interfaith Council will host a cleanup of Putnam Nature Trail. The work will involve picking up trash and debris, cutting invasive vines, applying trail signage, widening of paths and planting of flowers.
Location:  Behind Putnam National Guard Armory, 15 Keech Street, Putnam, CT
Time:  10 AM and 1 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Town of Putnam,Greater Putnam Interfaith Council and The Last Green Valley
Other Information:  Please contact Lyn Tolar to sign up
Contact:   Lyn Tolar, 860-455-8144, tolar@inforesolution.com
Website:  Not available
 
Sunday, April 23, 2017
 
Coventry Earth Day Roadside Clean-up
 
Description:  The Coventry Conservation Commission will be performing a road side clean up of Daly Road, a town road determined to be in need of attention.
Location:  Start at Daly Road and South Street intersection, Coventry
Time:  9 AM to 12 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Coventry Conservation Commission
Other Information:  The public is welcome to join the Commission - bags, gloves, trash grabbers will be available.
Contact:   Heidi Leech, 860-742-4062,  hleech@coventryct.org
Website:  Not available
 
Saturday, April 29, 2017
 
Brooklyn Earth Day Event
 
Description:  Brooklyn, in conjunction with the Last Green Valley, will be holding a town wide event in honor of Earth Day. We will supply gloves, trash pickers, bags, trackers, and snacks. Routes and Parks around town will be mapped out and assigned to volunteers for clean up. Act locally and make an impact globally!
Location:  Brooklyn Community Center, 39 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT
Time:  9 AM
Sponsoring Organization:  Town of Brooklyn and the Last Green Valley
Other Information:  Volunteer Lunch provided
Contact:   Melissa Bradley, 860-779-3411 x 16,  m.bradley@brooklynct.org
Website:  www.brooklynct.org
 
Energize Connecticut's 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration in North Haven
 
Description:  Join the Energize Connecticut Center at their 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration with entertainment, activities and special guests scheduled throughout the day. These include Animal Embassy, Sciencetellers, Billy the Clown, Danny Magic, face painting and more! Families can also make energy and recycling themed arts and crafts provided by eesmarts!
Location:  Energize Connecticut Center, 122 Universal Drive North, North Haven, CT
Time:  10 AM to 3 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Energize Connecticut Center and its partners, Eversource and AVANGRID subsidiaries, United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas
Other Information:  The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Contact:   Alysse Rodrigues, 203-799-0460,  arodrigues@crec.org
 
Ansonia Nature Center's Earth Day Celebration
 
Description:  Celebrate Earth Day with Ansonia Nature Center! Included will be plantings, hikes, bird program, other live animal programs, venders, exhibitors, raffle, and bake sale.
Location:  Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, 10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT
Time:  10 AM to 4 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc
Other Information:  No registration or entry fees required
Contact:   Rich Wade, 203 734-8034 or 203 736-1053,  rich4241@att.net
 
Westport Greenday
 
Description:  Start the day with two volunteer cleanups at Greens Farms Train Station and Riverside Park with Westport's Beautification Committee (8:30-10am), then tour the Westport Wastewater Treatment Plant to learn how sewage turns into clean water. Next hit the trails at Earthplace (10am) for a run/walk for all ages and abilities. Kids t-shirts will be given with registration! ($25/adult, $15/child, $75/family max benefits Earthplace and its Nature Speaker Program). Join us for Fun and Learning with Nature (11am-3pm) where Earthplace naturalists, Wakeman Town Farm animals, Westport Library storytellers, and the new Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum join forces! Experience and explore the natural world through hands-on science activities and nature arts-and-crafts ($5 or free with Family Trail Run registration). Local food trucks will be on site. In honor of the People's Climate March, bring or make your own signs (materials provided) as we celebrate science and nature alongside millions across the country (2pm).
Location:  Town of Westport
Time:  All day
Sponsoring Organization:  Earthplace, Wakeman Town Farm, Westport Green Task Force, Westport Farmers Market, Villiage Pediatrics, Westport Garden Club, Town of Westport, The Westport Library
Other Information:  No registration or entry fees required
Contact:   Bridget Mariner, 203-557-8406,  b.mariner@earthplace.org
 
Willimantic - Town Pride Town Wide Community Beautification Project
 
Description:   Eastern Connecticut State University will host its tenth annual "Town Pride, Town Wide" community beautification event. The event will take place at various project sites all across Willimantic, CT from 9:00am - 12:00pm with a community gathering at St. Joseph's Church from 12:00pm-1:00pm. This event is a collaboration between Eastern Connecticut State University's Center for Community Engagement, the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Windham. Working diligently to enlist campus-wide support from Eastern's administration, alumni, Resident Assistants from the Office of House and Residential Life, and student clubs and organizations, the Center for Community Engagement looks to send out over 200 Eastern student volunteers to more than 18 project locations on the day of the event.
Location:  Various areas in Willimantic, CT
Time:  9 AM to 1 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Eastern CT State University and The Last Green Valley
Other Information:  Contact Kimberly Silcox for more information
Contact:   Kimberly Silcox, 860-465-4426,  silcoxk@easternct.edu
 
Farmington Annual Town-Wide Clean-Up Day
 
Description:   Farmington residents volunteer to clean up local parks, trails, riverbanks  and roadways.
Location:  Check in locations: Farmington Firehouse, Farmington Main Library, Tunxis Hose Firehouse, Tunxis Mead Playing Fields
Time:  8 AM to 1 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  The Town of Farmington Green Efforts Committee
Other Information:  More information can be found here:  http://tinyurl.com/FarmingtonCleanup
Contact:   Shannon Rutherford, 860-675-2325
 
Sunday, April 30, 2017
 
Fairfield's Earth Day Celebration
 
Description:  Celebrate Earth Day in downtown Fairfield at their 20th Anniversary Family-Friendly Earth Day event. Hundreds of Exhibitors, loads of live music, crafts, games, science experiments and so much more. Learn how to save time, money, and improve your health and the health of the environment. Come explore downtown Fairfield, restaurant mecca and boutique heaven!
Location: Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC), 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT
Time:  10 AM to 4 PM
Sponsoring Organization:  Town of Fairfield Earth Day Committee
Other Information:  FREE Admission and Parking, Rain or Shine! The event is across the street from the train station so "Go Green" and take MetroNorth to join us! Exhibitors, please see form on www.FairfieldEarthDay.org.
Contact:   Mary Hogue, 203-590-1755,  FairfieldEarthDay@gmail.com
 
4th Annual Barkhamsted Earth Day Nature Festival
 
Description:  The Town of Barkhamsted honors Mother Nature with its 4th Annual Barkhamsted Earth Day Nature Festival. The area will be abuzz with activities from talks on nature photography, Monarch butterflies, firestarting in the wild, native plants that attract birds, and much, much more. Activities for all ages and construct-your-own bat boxes sponsored by the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests. Bring the kids for a river insect walk, free fly fishing demonstration and lots more. No matter what your interests there is something for everyone at the Festival, including free pizza, hot dogs, baked goods and refreshments. Travelin' Trout will provide the music amid the birdsong and the sounds of the Farmington River.
Location: Peoples State Forest Pavilion, East River Road, Barkhamsted
Time:  12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sponsoring Organization(s):  Town of Barkhamsted and Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forest (FALPS)
Other Information:  Activity is free and open to all. 
Contact:   Don Stein, 860-379-8285, sosipatra@aol.com
Website: Not Available
 
Tolland Earth Day: Trail Clean-Up and Scavenger Hunt
 
Description:  Join the Tolland Community Women for a Trail Clean-up and scavenger hunt! This event is perfect for Pre-K through 5th grade. See the link below for more information, email Tolland Community Women (tollandcommunitywomen1965@gmail.com), or message via Facebook.
Location: Schindler/Schmidt Conservation Area, 344 Sugar Hill Road, Tolland, CT
Time:  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Sponsoring Organization(s):  Tolland Community Women
Other Information:  Free & Family friendly! 
Contact:   Jennifer Reynolds, 860-454-4656, tollandcommunitywomen1965@gmail.com
 
Saturday, May 6, 2017
 
New London City Wide Clean-up
 
Description:  Help protect our environment by joining New London's city-wide clean up! Free bagged Litter pick-up for sites pre-registered by April 28th. Free hazardous waste drop off at New London High School and free bulky waste drop off at the New London Transfer Station. To register your neighborhood or volunteer and receive supplies refer to the contact info below.
Location: City Wide New London
Time:  9 AM to 1 PM
Sponsoring Organization(s):  City of New London
Other Information:  Pre-register to receive garbage bags and yard gloves (donated by ShopRite) for your group.  New London residents ONLY (NO CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS). 
Contact:   Judi Cox, 860-447-5243, jcox@ci.new-london.ct.us