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Virtual Sustainable Lifestyle ‘Show & Tell’ in Celebration of Earth Day, Presented by New Canaan Library, Planet New Canaan and New Canaan Land Trust
April 22, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
In partnership with Planet New Canaan and New Canaan Land Trust, New Canaan Library presents a unique, virtual Earth Day celebration that taps into the creativity of your neighbors. The event will begin, via Zoom, on Wednesday, April 22 at 4:30 PM EST. Those who plan to ‘attend’ may register online, https://newcanaanlibrary.org/calendar/. By selecting the event on the calendar and registering, attendees will receive sign in information.
The expo’s “Show and Tell” is comprised of the responses from community residents, who were asked to submit their sustainable life hacks– successful or not–that they have tried to employ in their everyday lives. The entire community is invited to tune in and learn from their neighbors about simple switches that will help protect our planet in some way in these fun, back-to-back, mini presentations. Examples of sustainable life hacks include zero-waste laundry solutions and toiletries, all-natural cleaners, reusable food preparation and storage solutions, and many more.
The expo will also feature Analiese Paik, author and owner of www.sustainne.com, who will give an introductory address. She will speak about the importance of these lifestyle adjustments, and direct people to the 50+ personal sustainability pledges located on her website. Ms. Paik will also share her expertise on the topic of sustainability from the 30K foot level: the creation of a new economy that is low carbon and stops extracting/using finite resources that destroy the planet’s ability to regenerate itself.