Go Green launches '100' drive

Wilton Go Green, in collaboration with Next Step Living, is launching a town wide initiative to sign 1,000 Wilton residents up for HES audits and energy savings programs. It’s called the Wilton 100 campaign because it is designed for 10 local businesses and organizations to commit to signing up 100 Wilton residents each to do one (or more) of the following:

  • Have a HES (Home Energy Solutions) home energy assessment;
  • Act on weatherization recommendations made during the HES visit;
  • Have an assessment for alternative heating/cooling systems such as ductless mini-splits and/or solar systems if appropriate.

According the Karen Stanley, president of Wilton Go Green, “Our goal is to make Wilton the most environmentally sustainable town in Connecticut. This campaign is designed to encourage Wilton residents to sign up for an energy audit during the month leading up to Earth Day.

“Wilton is a lovely place to live, and we want to do what we can to support the quality of life and beauty of Wilton,” she continued. “The Wilton 100 campaign will help accomplish that goal.”

To date, 14% of Wilton residents have taken action since multiple campaigns began in 2010.

Among the local businesses and organizations participating are the YMCA, Wilton Congregational Church, Stop & Shop, Mrs. Green’s, Connecticut Bagel and Coffee, Peachwave Frozen Yogurt, Vintage Fine Wines, Outdoor Sports Center, and Keough’s Hardware Store.

By participating, they are also raising money for the “Wilton Loop” of the Norwalk River Valley Trail (nrvt-trail.com). For every completed visit, Wilton Go Green will donate $25-$50 to the trail, depending on the type of home assessment done. Participation in this campaign will also support the town of Wilton in its efforts to earn grant money for municipal energy-efficiency projects.

Information: wiltongogreen.org.