Earth Day 2014 – News and Events at the New Canaan Nature Center

Karl Chevrolet is proud to support the New Canaan Nature Center's Earth Day 2014 Celebration.  You are invited to participate by attending any or all of the following events taking place during the next couple of weeks......

In particular, on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00pm, Leo Karl III will be participating in a panel discussion titled "Is Solar Right for Me?".  The discussion will take place in the Sturgess Room of the New Canaan Nature Center's visitor center.

Karl Chevrolet was the first business in New Canaan, and the first auto dealership in Connecticut, to install solar panels and begin producing electricity locally from the sun.  You can view the dealership's SOLAR ELECTICITY PRODUCTION online at any time, showing live production statistics along with lifetime electricity production.

Also, be sure to check out the organizations and companies that Karl Chevrolet supports in our effort to be as environmentally conscious as possible, including Live Green Connecticut!, Green Towns, Encon Solar, Connecticut Green SceneEarth Garage, the Westport Electric Car Club, Energize Connecticut and more!

 

Come Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with the New Canaan Nature Center

Earth Day Who Cares? We All Do

Get Involved

OH, THE THINGS YOU CAN MAKE WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS!   ·   WORKSHOP

Tuesday, April 15   ·   1:30 - 2:30 P.M.   ·   Children's Program Room, New Canaan Library 

An Earth Day Craft Program Presented by Cheryl Hughey for children in Grades 1 to 3.


MAKE YOUR OWN RECYCLED FABRIC TOTE BAGS   ·   WORKSHOP

Saturday, April 19   ·   10:00 A.M.   ·   Lamb Room, New Canaan Library An Earth Day Workshop with Adam Ellyson.

Come sew your own tote bag during this workshop celebrating Earth Day. Bring in an old article of clothing that you want to transform into your own unique tote for the supermarket or beach. Or stop by and piece together scrap fabrics with the use of a sewing machine. Sewing patterns and instruction provided. Come ready to create and have fun!


TOWN OF NEW CANAAN EARTH DAY PROCLAMATION   ·   GUEST APPEARANCE

by First Selectman Rob Mallozzi

Tuesday, April 22   ·   Noon   ·   Visitor's Center, New Canaan Nature Center


CELEBRATE THE MONARCH: FREE SEED GIVE-A-WAY   ·   TABLES IN TOWN

Tuesday, April 22   ·   In the Village of New Canaan Sponsored by the New Canaan Nature Center


GREEN GOODS - RECYCLED, RE-PURPOSED, SUSTAINABLE   ·   EXHIBIT

Tuesday, April 22 - Saturday, April 26   ·   Visitor's Center, New Canaan Nature Center

This Garden Club exhibit illustrates creative ways to re-use our trash and encourages all of us, as consumers, to buy 'green goods'. See the exhibit.


EARTH DAY STORY TIME   ·   WORKSHOP

Tuesday, April 22   ·   1:30 - 2:15 P.M.   ·   Children's Program Room, New Canaan Library

A program for preschoolers & their parents, there will be stories, a film and a planting project.


CELEBRATION OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY AT THE YMCA   ·   EXHIBIT

Tuesday, April 22 - Friday, May 2   ·   New Canaan YMCA

Celebrate the beauty of the Monarch butterfly through colorful projects made by some of the Y's very own program participants. The projects will be displayed throughout the lobby All are welcome to stop by and see what these talented kids have created. Stop by the front desk to let us know you came to take a peak.


IS SOLAR RIGHT FOR ME? AND IF NOT, WHAT IS?   ·   PANEL

Tuesday, April 22   ·   7:00 P.M.   ·   Sturgess Room, Visitor's Center, New Canaan Nature Center Energy panel with Mark Robbins (Real Estate & Energy Consultant/Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority-C-PACE Consulting Partner), Leo Karl (President, KARL Chevrolet), and Heather Lauver (President, HealthSpec, Health and Environmental Advisory firm)


THE FUTURE OF PLANET EARTH   ·   LECTURE

Wednesday, April 23   ·   7:00 P.M.   ·   Lamb Room, New Canaan Library

A Lecture by G. Warfield "Skip" Hobbs

New Canaan Library invites the community to honor our planet by attending a special lecture by G. Warfield "Skip" Hobbs, geologist and conservationist. Mr. Hobbs will deliver his lecture, The Future of Planet Earth, in which he will discuss climate change and sustainability.


THE HEALTHY HOME: LIVING GREENER AND MORE SAFELY AT HOME   ·   LECTURE

Friday, April 25   ·   9:15 A.M.   ·   Sturgess Room, Visitor's Center, New Canaan Nature Center

Talk by Heather Lauver President, MPH Yale, HealthSpec, Health and Environmental Advisory Firm

This talk takes a closer look at home pollutants and green home retrofitting, provides practical tips for cleaning and greening the home, and information on getting cost savings from energy audits and alternative energy installations. Heather Lauver holds a Master's in Public Health from Yale and is President of HealthSpec, an environmental advisory firm.


GUIDED WALK THROUGH THE NANCY WATSON-SYMINGTON WOODLANDS   ·   HIKE

Saturday, April 26   ·   10:00 A.M.   ·   Wellesly Drive, New Canaan

Walk chaperoned by Land Trust President Chris Schipper and Board Member Naturalist Penny Ross

Come by to attend the tree planting and learn more about this 10.5 acres woodlands with beautiful views of the Grupes Reservoir and a large glacial erratic.  


CLEAN YOUR MILE   ·   ACTIVITY

Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27

Organizers: The Town of New Canaan, Departments of Inland Wetlands and Watercourses, Parks, Highway and Public Works, Chamber of Commerce, TD Bank, Rotary Club of New Canaan

Join over 250 individual volunteers and clean up your neighborhood. Or join a community group and help give New Canaan its spring cleaning. Contact Kristine Ready, Administrative Assistant DPW, call 203-594-3090.


SPRING CELEBRATION NIGHT   ·   HIKE

Saturday, April 26   ·   6:30 - 8:00 P.M.   ·   New Canaan Nature Center  

Hosted by the New Canaan Nature Center

Come explore the magic of spring with a Night Hike as we wrap up Earth Week! 


 

Karl Chevrolet is an active supporter of sustainable energy, renewable energy, and all things GREEN.

Join us in supporting these organizations:

 

 

Karl Automotive Service of Greenwich is proud to be a Certified Earth Garage Service Center

 

Karl Chevrolet is proud to be a founding member of the Westport Electric Car Club

Karl Chevrolet's Solar Panels installed by Encon Solar

Karl Chevrolet's Solar Array was supported in part by Energize Connecticut

Karl Chevrolet is a member of Green Towns.....

 

 

 

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