Live Green Connecticut! : 5TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL FEATURING Natural Awakenings’ Live Green Connecticut Center for Total Life Care
Daphne Dixon and Scot Weicker
Live Green Connecticut!, a fun-filled, educational family destination and the largest event of its kind in the state, is back. The 5th annual Live Green Connecticut! festival will be held September 13 from 10am to 4pm and, September 14 from 11am to 4pm at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk. Admission is free.
Daphne Dixon and Scot Weicker, co-founders of Live Green Connecticut!, say this year’s event will feature eco-friendly transportation with more than 20 cars on display including Tesla, Lexus, Nissan, Toyota, and Frito-Lay’s natural gas-powered truck.
An exciting addition this year is the Gustave White replica plane. On March 8, 2013, the world’s foremost authority on aviation history, “Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft”, formally recognized Gustave Whitehead’s claim as “First in Flight.” The replica is 36 feet by 36 feet and will be on display in the front of the festival.
Also new is the Natural Awakenings’ Live Green Connecticut! Center for Total Life Care. Sponsored by Natural Awakenings Fairfield County and the Total Life Care (TLC) Center in Norwalk, this featured tent is part of the Live Healthy CT! area and will include diverse holistic heath practitioners providing health and wellness information, mini-sessions and resources.
“We are very excited that we have so many activities this year, as well as emerging green technology exhibits. The festival continues to grow and grow. This year is no exception – it will be bigger, better and greener than previous years ,” state Weicker and Dixon.
For fitness lovers, there will be a Zumba demonstration and electric bikes – test drives will be available. The Cool Kids’ Zone returns as a majorfeature. The area will feature pony rides, face painting, petting zoo, interactive environmental exhibits, the Maritime Aquarium Touch Tank and arts and crafts.
With the support of Sustainable America, Live Green Connecticut! will compost all food waste and once again be a zero-food waste event.
Live Green Connecticut! provides environmental education in a family-friendly, fun atmosphere to people throughout Connecticut. It features non profit organizations, small businesses, grassroots efforts, government agencies, green businesses and corporations, local and organic food, renewable energy, green technology, organic gardening, environmentalism, eco-transportation, children’s activities and live music. Individuals and families will come away with money saving tips and new ideas. Live Green Connecticut! is a 501(c)(3) public charity.