In keeping with the Chamber’s mission of “Connecting The Community With Commerce” this Calendar was created to allow member businesses and New Canaan based non-profits to promote their upcoming events to the public. The Community Calendar is a local resource for all residents and visitors and has quickly become one of the most visited pages on the site. Events can be submitted via the link below and will be reviewed and posted within 24-48 hours.
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Straws explores how discarded straws and other types of single-use plastic are choking our waterways and oceans. This pollutes the water and kills wildlife as it transforms shoreline communities where people live and play into dangerous dumping grounds. Planet New Canaan will be screening the 33-minute documentary, which features animated segments and is narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins.
Following the film, Dr. David Hudson, Research Scientist, and Bridget Cervero, Education Manager, both from the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, will share how ordinary people can help. Through the Maritime Aquarium’s “Citizen Science” program, Hudson and Cervero and their fellow scientists enlist citizens of diverse ages and abilities in projects to advance research and conservation. They will discuss how their “Citizen Science” initiative to minimize single-use plastic is making a difference, and how each of us can get involved in our own way.