As we roll into the holiday season let's take the time to also show our gratitude to the Earth. COVID-19 may have altered our family gatherings, but won't stop us from having a meaningful holiday season.

Wilton Go Green wanted to share a few tips for the holiday season

Plan to reduce food waste
1) Meal plan your holiday meals including how to manage leftovers and turn them into second meals.
2) Stick to your grocery list when shopping.

Setting the table
1) Use real dishes and cloth napkins.
2) Eliminate single-use items like paper/plastic plates, utensils, cups, and napkins.

1) Use natural items like gourds, seed pods, colorful fall leaves, pine cones, pine needles make beautiful decorations.
2) Get crafty and use common household items or thrift store finds to create your own decorations.
3) Enlist your kids to make your home and table festive from items they find at home.

Reusable containers
1) If you're having company, ask your guest to bring a reusable container to pack their leftovers or provide them one as a parting gift.

1) Let the squirrels and chipmunks enjoy your pumpkins and gourds.
2) Take this opportunity to start composting in your own backyard. Want to learn how? Send us an email and we'll help you out
3) Sign up for private food scrap collection with Curbside Compost. Curbside Compost offers weekly pick up of ALL your food scraps.

Sustainable Giving
1) Shop Local. Head to your local shops and farms when looking for gifts for family and friends.
2) Give the gift of an experience for future use.
3) Give gifts of membership such as museums, nature centers and zoos.
4) Donate funds to an "adopt an animal" program.
5) Start saving that brown paper that comes from ordering online to use as wrapping paper. Get the kids to decorate it too!
6) Give gifts in reusable bags.
Mark Your Calendars for Giving Tuesday
Wilton Go Green will once again be participating in Giving Tuesday this year on Tuesday, December 1st.

Giving Tuesday is a global movement with local impacts. As a local non-profit working to increase awareness and education on topics such as food waste, waste reduction, plastic pollution, electric vehicles and more, Wilton Go Green relies on donations for our programs and events.
Wilton Resident - Join A Wilton Go Green Committee
Wilton Go Green is looking for dedicated Wilton residents to join us as we work to make Wilton a more sustainable community.  

No experience necessary! We welcome ALL Wilton residents who are interested in these topics, want to learn more, and engage with fellow citizens for positive change. We know that each person brings their own unique gifts to the table.

Our Board has identified five different Committees, each with a specific goal and topics to address.  Each Committee will convene monthly via Zoom. Each Committee will review and discuss goals and will work towards a component of the re-imagined Zero Waste Faire & Sustainable Living Expo for March 2021. 

Head to our website to learn more.
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