From the Editor

Baby Steps



Bob Capazzo

My five-year-old nephew recently turned to his nanny who, in his opinion, had just used one too many paper towels and admonished: “Kate, you live in California now; we don’t use that many paper towels here.” Out of the mouths of babes. Apparently even our tiniest citizens are hopping on the green bandwagon.

Beyond the chuckle I got out of Aidan’s precocious comment, his words resonated soundly with me. They speak to the very core of the environmental movement. Small efforts combine to make a big impact. Consider this:

• Setting your thermostat a mere two degrees lower in winter and higher in summer would save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (the major cause of global warming) each year. Two degrees. Come on, anybody can do that!

• Recycling one glass bottle saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt
bulb for four hours.

• Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve your gas mileage by approximately three percent. Every gallon of gas you save keeps twenty pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere — and a whole bunch of money in your wallet.

• If every household in the United States replaced just one regular light bulb with a fluorescent bulb it would be the equivalent of taking 7.5 million cars off the road.

• Fixing a dripping faucet with a simple and inexpensive washer can save up to 2,160 gallons of water a year — that’s enough H2O for about thirty showers. 

With the knowledge that a little effort goes a long way toward making a difference, I welcome you to our first Green issue. While environmental matters are a global concern, they have a very real local impact. And that’s exactly why we have devoted these pages to exploring the latest in green homes and cars, organic food, as well as the health of the Sound. Our slice of Fairfield County is filled with people doing great things to preserve the environment, and it’s our pleasure to celebrate these personalities. They serve as constant reminders that we all can do something to make a difference — even if it is just one paper towel at a time.

— Cristin Marandino

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Greenwich Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • SoulCycle GWCH for Make-A-Wish CT

    2014.09.20
     @ SoulCycle

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is thrilled to be partnering with SoulCycle's Greenwich location for a charity ride on Saturday, September 20th!...

  • Wall Street Tennis Challenge

    2014.09.20
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The goal of The Wall Street Tennis Challenge is to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts while spreading awareness...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...


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