CHESHIRE – What’s your carbon footprint? How do you compost? Are there family-friendly hiking trails and open space in town? These questions and more can be answered at the Cheshire Sustainability Fair, hosted by the Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire next month.
The event will be held on Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the First Congregational Church Green.
Admission is free. Parking is behind the First Congregational Church. Food will be available for purchase from the Cravin’ Food Truck, a local entrepreneur.
This is the second year the event has been held. It offers a chance to check out a host of local and regional environmental and conservation organizations.
“It's wonderful to see so many local and regional groups eager to participate in our fair again this year,” said Sustainable Cheshire co-chair Fiona Pearson.
Those attending include the hosts, Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire, along with Friends of Boulder Knoll Farm, Mill River Watershed Association, Cheshire Pollinator Pathway, Cheshire Creation Care, Sunrise CT, Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society, Cheshire Land Trust, and the Cheshire Environment Commission.
New to the fair this year will be the Southwest Conservation District and Cheshire Parks and Recreation, as well as the newly revitalized Environment Commission.
Visitors can enter a raffle for a free backyard composter or rain barrel. To enter the raffle, go to the Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire booth.
“We hope people learn how easy it can be to make sustainable choices in their everyday lives that can have a cumulative, positive effect in our community,” said Pearson.
Follow the Coalition for Sustainable Cheshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for details and updates or email SustainableCheshire@gmail.com.