Awareness, Smiles, and Education

Newtown’s Seventh Annual Earth Day Festival is Saturday and it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! So make sure your calendars are blocked to spend some time with us at the Newtown Middle School this weekend.

Newtown Earth Day Festival 2012A full-day of family fun and learning, our Festival is designed to highlight Newtown’s abundant natural resources and help our community become a bit “greener”. From tons of  kids’ activities, live music, and tasty food to our vendor fair, Silent Auction, and the Lions Club “Lose the Litter“, it promises to be a memorable day for the whole community — check out our ever-growing Festival Schedule and band line-up!

To invest in the future, proceeds are supporting our annual “green” scholarship for Newtown High School graduates. Help us to grow it this year by becoming a Festival Vendor or a Underwriter — there’s still time to sign-up – or donate an item to our Silent Auction!

With increased interest from the community and local businesses, we also need volunteers again this year to help with everything from set-up to supporting a ton of kids activities. If you would like to help out, see our Volunteer page – we welcome your heart and hands!

Help us to make a difference and have a great time doing it!

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Newtown is lucky to have several organizations that work year round to preserve our environment:

  • Newtown’s Sustainable Energy Commission is responsible for the Reed Intermediate School Solar Panel project.
  • The Newtown Forest Association, established in 1924, is the oldest private land trust in Connecticut. They are dedicated to accumulating and preserving open space and resources for public enjoyment within Newtown.
  • The Pootatuck Watershed Association‘s mission is clear: Clean and abundant water for Newtown’s future. The association promotes this goal through water sampling, educational programs, and habitat restoration.
  • The Transition Network: a global initiative that supports a community-led process to help neighborhoods become stronger and happier. Scope of projects include supporting community gardens and local food production, building community resilience and connections with people, and making our community less dependent on fossil fuels. The US chapter’s website is Reach out to to get involved in the Newtown chapter.