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'Green Day' on Sunday puts environment in focus

Published 4:36 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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If you didn't get in touch with the spirit of Earth Day in Westport last weekend, you've got one more chance on Sunday, April 28.

Actually, you've got five chances on Sunday at five different Green Day venues.

Green Day activities begin with a beach clean-up and continue throughout the day with programs on sustainable gardening and energy, nature explorations, and a pair of films -- all coordinated by Staples High School's Club Green.

From 8 to 10 a.m., volunteers at Longshore Park will clean up beach debris left by Hurricane Sandy.Organizers recommend volunteers wear boots and bring gloves and a water bottle. Parking is at the first tee of the golf course.

From 10 a.m. to noon, free kids' activities at Wakeman Town Farm include meeting animals and helping to plant vegetables. Mini-workshops on gardening will be offered for adults at the farm, 134 Cross Highway.

Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, is offering the free program "Nature Walks, Pond Science, and Green Technology"from noon to 2 p.m. Activities include guided nature walks and pond activities, plus viewing electric cars and sustainable-energy displays.

From 2 to 4 p.m., there will be screenings of "The Lorax," an animated film based on the 1971 Dr. Seuss book, and related children's activities at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road. "The Lorax" is the tale of how a once-beautiful valley became polluted, with a ray of hope at the end.

Screening of the documentary film "A Place at the Table" is at 4 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium, followed by a panel discussion on hunger in America. Tickets are $10.

For more information about Sunday's Green Day activities, visit www.westportgreenday.com.