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First Selectman Promotes GreenDay Activities In Westport

Jim Marpe
Jim Marpe Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – First Selectman Jim Marpe will present a “No Idling” proclamation to Staples High School’s Club Green students and members of Westport’s Green Task Force at 4 p.m. Friday in front of Town Hall.

The public is invited. The event also will promote awareness for the Westport GreenDay activities, which will be Saturday at various town locations.

“Westport is taking measures to decrease its carbon emissions by encouraging all who live and work here to sign the No Idling Pledge . Nearly 40 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in Connecticut are from the transportation sector,” Marpe said. “Westporters can make a difference in our air quality by eliminating unnecessary vehicle idling. Turning off a car engine and turning it back on again is more fuel efficient than leaving the engine idling for just 10 seconds.

"And we are aware that exposure to air pollution can affect health and contributes to increased incidents of asthma and other breathing disorders. I encourage residents to join me in signing the No Idling Pledge and take the time to inform themselves of additional measures that they can take that will result in cleaner air for us all.”

GreenDay is a community-wide event that celebrates sustainability across town. It showcases numerous initiatives and organizations through a weekend-long schedule of activities at multiple town locations.

“GreenDay events promise to be fun, educational and inspiring,” said David Mann, chair of Westport’s Green Task Force.

GreenDay activities will kick off with the “No Idling” proclamation Friday and end Saturday evening with a screening of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” at Westport Town Hall.

Click here for a full schedule of GreenDay events.

Westport Town Hall is at 110 Myrtle Ave.

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