Fairfield readies for Earth Day celebration April 30
FAIRFIELD — For its 20th celebration of Earth Day Sunday, the town is moving the party downtown.
The Earth Day event, with the theme of “If We Stand Together, We Can,” will be held at the Fairfield Theatre Co., at 70 Sanford St., with events also happening across the Post Road at Sherman Green, according to Earth Day Committee Chairman Mary Hogue.
“There will be two venues for live music all day long,” Hogue said, by both professionals and local students. Students are a big part of the Earth Day celebration, and Hogue recently brought the winners of the event’s art contest to a Board of Selectmen meeting for recognition.
The art contest was open to students from pre-K to 12th grade, with categories in dance, film, literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, and special artists.
“We celebrate all that we’ve done all year long,” Hogue said. “Our hope is to make every day Earth Day. Every day we work together, and we can make the planet a better place.”
Exhibitors at the event will run the gamut from solar companies to textile recyclers to honey purveyors to a high school garden club. Those attending will also be able to “Play it Again,” by making their own musical instruments from recycled materials. A legislative forum will kick off at 12:30 p.m.
Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 30
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
70 Sanford St. and Sherman Green
Musical acts all day
Legislative forum at 12:30 p.m.
“International Ocean Film Tour, Vol. 4,” at 6:30 p.m. at FTC; tickets $15 at the door
Following the event, Hogue said there will be a screening of “International Ocean Film Tour, Vol. 4” at the FTC at 6:30 p.m. While admission to Earth Day is free, there is a charge to attend the screening. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.