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Weston Sustainability Panel Lines Up Speakers

In spite of the warnings of impending snow, our Sustainability Committee met and had a full quorum on Tuesday night so that we could continue our roles as stewards of the environment here in Weston. We take this role seriously.

Clem Butt began the discussion regarding the very important matter of protecting the land from the damage caused by pesticides and herbicides, as well as the use of dangerous fertilizers. Who knew that our love for green lawns with no weeds would end up causing serious deleterious effects on the land and, of course, the water? We are very concerned that the water we drink is healthy for our kids and for ourselves.

David Wilk is rolling out a fantastic speakers series in the coming weeks and months to engage some of the brightest minds in print to come to Weston to speak. Every month the residents of Weston can expect a nationally known writer to talk to us about matters related to the environment and sustainability issues.

We are proud to announce that James Howard Kunstler will be speaking at Town Hall on Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. Kuntsler is best known for his recent best seller, “The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century,” but is also a terrific and well-known novelist.

On April 3, we are proud to present Anna Lappe, celebrated author of “Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It,” presented in cooperation with the Green Village Initiative of Westport at the Unitarian Church at 1 p.m. The quality of these events is just one indication of the superb programs that will be coming to Weston.

Are there specific issues you think the Sustainability Committee needs to address? Write them in the comments section below.

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