Silent Auction

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Happy Earth Day!

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Fair Food Project

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Annual Scholarship Donation

Newtown Earth Day Festival Committee Chair, Dan Holmes and member, Brad Paynter presenting Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA) Vice President John Morlock with a donation of $2,000 toward “green scholarship” fund. This annual contribution further supports a student or students pursuing a degree related to forestry/environmental sciences.

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It’s Official!

Newtown Earth Day is proud to announce it is now officially a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to Newtown Earth Day are fully tax-deductible retroactive to the founding of the organization. Newtown Earth Day is also now eligible to apply for government and foundation grants, which will further broaden its access to resources and strengthen its ability to serve our community.

“Obtaining 501(c)(3) status is a major milestone for Newtown Earth Day,” remarked Chairman and Co-founder Dan Holmes. “This opens many doors for us to expand fundraising activities and fully realize our goals as a charitable, community based organization facilitating environmental education and awareness in Newtown. Through our annual event and High School scholarship, we hope to make Newtown a little ‘Greener’ and inspire our youth to pursue careers in environmental science and technology.”

Donation inquiries can be sent to

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INHABIT – A Permaculture Perspective

WPKN’s Environmental Film Series features Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on.

Monday, January 13 at 7:30 PM

Bijou Theatre CT · 275 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT. 06604

The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what’s possible – what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

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Rachel Carson airs Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. on PBS.

Rachel-Carson.jpgPBS will pay tribute to the fiercely intelligent and forward thinking citizen-scientist Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

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10 Years Strong – Join US!

 Plans are already under way for this year’s       Newtown Earth Day Celebration                           It’s our 10th year AND this year it will be held on the      actual, Worldwide Earth Day                              Saturday, April 22nd                                                Help us make this year our best by getting involved:

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News from Prior Years
Celebrate Earth Day 2014
CT Dept of Energy & Environmental Protection

Earth Day Festivities Planned
Voices Weekender, March 15, 2014

7th Annual Newtown Earth Day Festival Announced
The Newtown Patch, March 9, 2014

7th Annual Newtown Earth Day Festival Announced
The Danbury News Times, March 9, 2014

7th Newtown Earth Day Festival Coming In April; Vendors & Volunteers Sought
The Newtown Bee, March 4, 2014

Hybrid Use of Fund Balance Could Cover Costs of Solar Roof at Newtown Middle School The Newtown Bee, April 14, 2011

Spotlighting The Sandy Hook Organic Farmer’s Market The Newtown Patch; October 11, 2010

Greening Up For Newtown’s Fifth Earth Day Celebration
The Newtown Bee, March 15, 2012

See Sneak Previews And Environmental Films at Earth Day Festival April 30
The Newtown Bee, April 22, 2011

Birds of Prey To Be Featured at Newtown Earth Day 2011 on April 30th
The Newtown Bee;  April 15, 2011

Earth Day Music Line-Up: On The Road with Shannon Hicks
The Newtown Bee; April 8, 2011

Earth Day Efforts Underway
The Newtown Bee; March 24, 2011

Music, Fun, Creativity Flourish at 2010 Earth Day Celebration
The Newtown Bee; April 29, 2010

Green Day
The Danbury Times; April 28, 2010

Earth Day Is Today But Celebrate It Saturday at NMS 
The Newtown Patch, April 22, 2010

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