Wilton Go Green director co-hosts sustainable event
The first-of-its-kind Regional Convening for Sustainable Development will take place Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Grace Farms in New Canaan.
The event, which supports the global effort of the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, is presented by the Grace Farms Foundation and Live Green Connecticut. Daphne Dixon, executive director of Wilton Go Green and Live Green Connecticut, is a co-host.
Panels of individuals, organizations, and policy makers will discuss wide-ranging strategies for promoting sustainable development with case studies demonstrating successful implementation in Connecticut. An afternoon session will provide an opportunity for local businesses, nonprofit organizations, town committees and individuals to present relevant work to conference attendees.
The day-long program will mark the kickoff of a regional sustainable development network organized by Dixon.
“Now, more than ever, we need to come together around the issues that matter most to the flourishing of humanity,” she said. “While we keep The Global Goals in mind, it is imperative that we also take local action on what we can control in our own communities.
The ticketed event ($40 including lunch; $20 for students) will begin at 9 with panel discussions and presentations. Participants will break at 12:15, and afternoon sessions will run through 4:30. The day will conclude with a reception from 4:30 to 6. Connecticut is one of 15 states that has signed the U.S. Climate Alliance (the agreement to remain committed to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord).
For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit gracefarms.org/calendar.