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Earth Day Excitement

Fairfield County organizations are offering food and fun this Earth Day.

After months of seeing only white snow mounds and brown slush, for Fairfield County residents there is no better sight than green grass and blooming buds.

Each Earth Day millions of people around the country come together to get up and clean up, but this year Mother Nature needs a little extra TLC. Here are some ways you can get involved with Fairfield County’s Earth Day initiatives, all happening on Earth Day, Saturday, April 26.

Earth Day Family Volunteer Project, 9am to noon

Get the whole family involved in Stamford Museum and Nature Center’s unique Earth Day volunteer project. The nature center is asking volunteers to help pull and harvest the eco friendly, garlic, mustard seed. Harvested seeds will be donated to local food banks to help the hungry. After a morning of giving back guests are invited to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a meal together in the great outdoors.

Paper Shredding Day, 9am to 1pm

Has your spring-cleaning left you with a stack of junk papers a mile high? If so, the Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board and Greenwich Green & Clean want to help you get rid of your paper trash safely and securely. In exchange for one donation of canned tuna or fruit, an entire box of your trash will be shredded and disposed of. The event will be hosted in the Island Beach parking lot.

Fairfield Earth Day Celebration, 10am to 4pm

Fairfield’s Earth Day Committee, a committee promoting green living around Fairfield, is hosting their annual celebration at Fairfield Warde High School. The event will showcase a variety of local residents, businesses, schools, and organizations promoting green initiatives. Family fun entertainment, food, and music will also be provided.

Spring Celebration Night Hike, 6:30pm to 8pm

Experience all the sights, sounds, and smells of the fresh, night air during the New Canaan Nature Center’s interactive night hike. Nature expert employees will take groups through the woods to observe all the night has to offer, including, bugs, bats, ponds, frogs, and plants, incorporating teaching and games. To get the full experience of all the night has to offer, flashlights are prohibited, but nature appreciation is a must.

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