Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration

Every Day is Earth Day

Thank you for tuning in and participating in a week full of events and activities, but the celebration and conservation of our planet does not stop after Earth Day.

A Welcome Message from the First Selectwoman

Earth Day News

Grow a Row of Hope- Community Gardens in Fairfield

For some residents of Fairfield and surrounding towns, simply having enough food on the table can be a challenge. We are fortunate to have wonderful social services available here in Fairfield, and through these services, the abundance of our local farms and gardens is shared. Fairfielders are big on sharing- many of Fairfield’s community gardens, […]

Fairfield’s Community of Gardeners

As one travels around Fairfield, it is clear we are home to many avid gardeners.  From window boxes, to vegetable beds, to landscape design, every inch of our outdoors is a canvas for planting, and this town is full of green thumbs.   If you have the inclination, growing your own food garden is cheap, fun […]

Poetry for the Earth

Poetry and Nature have walked hand in hand in celebrating the beauty of our planet since ancient times. April being National Poetry month, and also Earth Month, we bring you a bit of beauty to enjoy from three of our favorite poets laureate.

Recycling Guide for Fairfield by The Eco Dude!

Fairfielders, if you have not already had the pleasure of meeting Brad Kerner, The Eco Dude, you are in for a treat. Local dad and eco-enthusiast Brad has boundless energy and a knack for inspiring people to reduce the amount of waste they generate. Brad has created an awesome (I mean really awesome) free recycling […]

Digging Deep

The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation renews community through digging in and restoring the earth.

Its a Rap!

With the onset of Spring, some of his students from Fairfield and Weston couldn’t wait to get out into Nature and give Fairfield’s Earth Day a shout out in this cool poem.

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A Special Note from Fairfield Earth Day Co-Chairs,
Larry Kaley and Mary Hogue

It’s been twenty-one years of observing folks, face to face, enjoying and
learning about sustainable and organic methods to use in their daily lives.
Exhibits, round table discussions, talks, entertainment, art and more
create the positive experiences one has attending Fairfield’s Earth Day
Celebration. Enjoying the interaction of eager attendees and exhibitors
gave those of us involved in planning and working at the event a fulfilling
sense of satisfaction. We knew that in our small way, we made Fairfield,
America and the rest of the world a better place to live in.

Photos from Past and Present Earth Day Celebrations


That’s a Wrap!

Relive Earth Day Any Time

Check out all of the different types of events and activities we had.


Musical Performances

Watch and listen as talented local artists perform for Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration 2020.

Educational Webinars

Learn about how you can make a difference and how our only planet is impacted by our everyday habits.

Fun Activities to do at Home

Inject some fun and creativity into staying home while creating a more sustainable future.

50 years of Earth Day logo from earthday.org

Earth Day Turns 50

Earth Day was first observed in 1970. Today, over 190 countries recognize Earth Day, with 2020 being the 50th anniversary.

Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson came up with the idea for a national day to focus on the environment after Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, witnessed the ravages of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969.

For more, visit earthday.org