WESTPORT, Conn. — Wakeman Town Farm in Westport held its traditional spring kickoff event, featuring a variety of family-focused activities on Saturday, as the whole town celebrated Greenday.
The fun events at Wakeman Town Farm included children's activities, a square-foot gardening demonstration, a tick talk, a butterfly garden, garden tours, sheep shearing, and a maypole dance.
For more info on Wakeman Town Farm, visit its website here: www.wakemantownfarm.org .
As part of Westport's Greenday, First Selectman Jim Marpe joined Staples High School students, Club Green and members of the Green Task Force at Westport Town Hall to sign an official No Idling Proclamation.
“Nearly 40 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in Connecticut are from the transportation sector. Westporters can make a difference to our air quality by eliminating unnecessary vehicle idling,“ Marpe said.
Turning off a car engine and turning it back on again is more fuel efficient than leaving your engine idling for just 10 seconds. Unnecessary vehicle engine idling is illegal in Connecticut, and the town of Westport is taking measures to decrease its carbon emissions by encouraging all who live, work and play here to sign the No Idling pledge at iturnitoff.com/Westport .
Other activities held for Greenday included a cleanup at the Parker Harding Plaza waterfront, experiences at Earthplace, a spring cleanup and trail-blazing at the Wadsworth Arboretum, a tour of the Waste Water Treatment Plant, an array of Electronic Vehicles displayed by the Westport Electric Car Club, and Tesla electronic vehicle demonstrations, a talk on Climate Change and the Sustainable Community and a screening of "Who Killed the Electric Car?"