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Frequently Asked Questions on Food Waste

Background: While the world wastes about 1.4 billion tons of food every year, the United States discards more food than any other country in the world: nearly 40 million tons — 80 billion pounds — every year.1 That’s estimated to be 30-40 percent of the entire US food supply,2 and equates to 219 pounds of waste per […]

Greening Our Town and Our Planet

Earth Day Celebration Features Family-Friendly Activities The Town of Fairfield’s annual Earth Day celebration is more than just one day!  It kicks off with a community clean-up and free, informative workshops on composting and recycling on Friday, April 22. On Saturday, April 30, enjoy a morning of fun, family-friendly activities designed to get kids and […]

Growing season is here- join a CSA!

The lengthening spring days mark the start of the growing season here in the northeast- which is an exciting, hopeful time for local farms and the people who support them. The instability of the last few years has driven home the importance of our local food system.  Many people were affected by shortages of one […]

No More Anxiety!

By Shawn O’Sullivan Connecticut is proving that you can get there from here… in an EV. On Oct. 27, Live Green dropped a new pin on CT’s EV Roadmap: the designation of Route 7 as an EV Corridor, with a celebration and ribbon cutting held at Fodor Farm in Norwalk.  On hand were state, legislative […]

Pedestrians Rule

According to CT’s Department of Transportation, over the past five years Connecticut has averaged about 58 pedestrian fatalities annually. Thanks to An Act Concerning Pedestrian Safety,  new state legislation that went into effect on October 1st, our state is becoming safer for pedestrians and cyclists. “The Pedestrian Rules,” is a campaign by the Connecticut Department […]

Green Wheels Expo ’21 Gallery

Sustainable Fairfield’s 7th Green Wheels Expo once again proved a great success, with people coming out in droves to view the latest in electric vehicles. The day began at Westport’s train station with an EV Parade sponsored by the EV Club of Connecticut, with State Representative Steinberg officiating, and finished at Bob’s parking lot in […]

Cleaner Greener Transit for All

Take a deep breath. You can almost smell cleaner air on the way.  In 2020, Greater Bridgeport Transport began a tiered transition to an electric fleet, purchasing two Proterra Catalyst buses (made in America!) They have been carrying passengers throughout the Bridgeport area since July 2021, with much success, and in August they showed an […]

And Now for Some Good News…

What do actor Woody Harrelson, singer Jason Mraz and football titan Tom Brady have in common? Here’s a hint: It’s dirt- but not celebrity dirt- soil to be exact. These influencers are just a few of the compelling environmental advocates featured in an award winning (42 awards!) film about the the power of regenerative agriculture […]

Farmstand Spotlight: Little River Farm

Like the rest of New England, Fairfield has a long agricultural history. Though most of our former farmland has been developed into residential plots, Fairfield and our surrounding towns are still home to many thriving farms. These growers share an invaluable set of skills: understanding the complexities of growing food with the seasons and the […]

Green Goddess Pasta Salad by Sneha Sunder

This week, I’m THRILLED to introduce you to Sneha Sunder, a 16 year old student right here in Fairfield, CT, who has concocted a delicious green goddess salad recipe. Sneha Sunder is a rising senior at Fairfield Warde High School. She is passionate about healthy cooking and vegetarianism. She also plays the violin and piano. In her spare time, she loves going to the beach and travelling the world.

Farmstand Spotlight: Southview Farm

Like the rest of New England, Fairfield has a long agricultural history. Though most of our former farmland has been developed into residential plots, Fairfield and our surrounding towns are still home to many thriving farms. These growers share an invaluable set of skills: understanding the complexities of growing food with the seasons and the […]

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