4th Annual Wilton Go Green Festival Blooms Saturday

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The Artic gray ambassador wolf Akta, from the Wolf Conservation Center, will be on hand to teach festival visitors about the important role we all play in environmental conservation.
The Artic gray ambassador wolf Akta, from the Wolf Conservation Center, will be on hand to teach festival visitors about the important role we all play in environmental conservation. Photo Credit: Courtesy Maggie Howell

WILTON, Conn. -- The fourth annual Wilton Go Green festival is set for May 4. 

The environmental conservation and sustainability celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at the Wilton Town Green. The festival promises to feature original handcrafted goods, children’s activities, eco-conscious information and resources from sustainability professionals, local and organic fare and live entertainment from Wilton musicians.

"Exciting, new participants join past favorites this year, including Atka, the beautiful Artic gray wolf," representatives said. "An ambassador from the Wolf Conservation Center,12-year old Atka has inspired and educated hundreds of people about the vital role that wild wolves play in the environment and our role in protecting their future. Sponsored by Deloitte, LLC, Atka’s presence at this year’s festival reinforces the importance of our shared responsibility for the well being of our planet and all who inhabit it."

The Westport Electric Car Club will come into town in the morning with about 30 energy-efficient vehicles as a stop along the 2nd annual EV Rally route. Long-time Emerald Sponsor, Deloitte, LLC will be joined by Community Innovations Grant for the Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, this year’s Gold Sponsor, and Silver Sponsors Apple Blossom School, Bankwell, Next Step Living and Realty Seven Wilton.

“Watching the festival evolve over the past four years has been thrilling,” said Wilton Go Green co-founder and festival chairperson, Jana Bertkau. “The growing response from exhibitors and visitors is a real testament to people’s desire to live more conscious, sustainable lifestyles. This year’s festival promises to be our most exciting yet, chock-full of terrific resources, educational discoveries, entertainment and activities for people of all ages.”

To learn more about Wilton Go Green, ways to become involved in local sustainability efforts, and how to participate in and get the most enjoyment from the festival, residents are asked to visit the Wilton Go Green website.

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