“The year 2020 has been exceptionally different for all of us. So much of our work at Wilton Go Green relies on our positive face to face interactions within our community,” said Tammy Thornton, president of Wilton Go Green.
“Fostering sustainable behaviors relies heavily on watching and knowing others are feeling the same way. It also means trying something new and we hope to make that sense of community more visible to the residents of Wilton through this campaign,” she said.
During the campaign, you’ll first hear from Wilton Go Green board and committee members about their “Do One Thing” goal, and then something new they look forward to doing in the new year.
Moving forward in the campaign, Wilton Go Green hopes to highlight what other residents are doing.
Residents may already be engaging in many simple actions such as using reusable water bottles, containers and shopping bags. Perhaps use use bar soap, turn off the lights when you leave the room, turn your thermostat down at night or remove yourself from unnecessary junk mail. Maybe now, you're looking for new areas to increase your sustainable actions and that's where our campaign comes in.
The “Do One Thing” campaign isn’t about bragging rights or showing off. It is truly about building a sense of community around fostering sustainable behaviors. The hope is that your actions can have the ripple effect within your family, friends and neighbors as you share what you are doing.
Residents can join the campaign by first visiting our “Do One Thing” website to view the different areas we can make changes and consider a new action to try for 2021. Those interested can sign up using our online form and a Wilton Go Green member will then follow up. Wilton Go Green hopes to create an online campaign and share stories through its website, newsletter and social media. Residents can also follow Wilton Go Green on Facebook and Instagram to follow the campaign’s progress.