April has flown by in the Neighbor to Neighbor office! This month has been packed with fun town events, SCA outings, and newly-implemented career talks. In Bethany we have had some ups and downs throughout the month. We spent a lot of time planning a pretty exciting workshop with CT Farm Energy, a program we were hoping would take off in a town with more horses than people. However, in the end and after a lot of hard work we had to cancel due to low RSVP’s. A fact of life in our program is that sometimes it doesn’t matter how hard you try, people just aren’t having it and you have to try something new. For the upcoming months we’re attempting a new approach and plan to take it to the streets with a canvassing campaign.
Wilton has been full of Earth Day fun! The highlight of the month there was a fun event with the Wilton Y to celebrate Earth Day and get Wilton residents outdoors (and saving energy hopefully)! We’re looking forward to more exciting events in town and are happy to welcome a new coalition partner, the Wilton Chamber of Commerce and launch a business campaign next month. Stay tuned for updates on that one! Other highlights were career talks from professionals in the world of environmental organizing and a volunteer day in New York where we primed a walkway for an Earth Day mural and had the great opportunity to meet some new SCA friends working in the northeast. Hopefully May will be just as exciting and filled with new learning experiences opportunities to engage our communities!