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West Hartford’s Earth Day Family Festival Planned for April 20

Deputy Mayor Ben Wenograd will speak about West Hartford’s Pollinator-Friendly Community Resolution on April 20th at the Earth Day Family Festival in Blue Back Square. [Updated]


The Sustainable West Hartford Commission proudly announces that Deputy Mayor Ben Wenograd will be speaking at the upcoming Earth Day Family Festival about the town’s new Pollinator-Friendly Community Resolution.

More than 40 vendors will also be present at the Earth Day Family Festival, offering information, activities, food, and drink.

Diagram of vendors at Earth Day Family Festival April 20, 2024. Courtesy image

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The resolution, which was adopted unanimously by the Town Council on April 9. 2024, designates West Hartford as a “pollinator-friendly community.” It recognizes the vital role of bees and other pollinators in maintaining a healthy ecosystem and aims to address the decline in pollinator populations due to various factors such as habitat loss, pesticide use, and land development.

Wenograd will speak to the significance of this resolution at the Earth Day Family Festival, emphasizing the town’s commitment to fostering a safe, healthy, sustainable environment for both pollinators and residents alike.

“We are thrilled to have Deputy Mayor Ben Wenograd join us at the Earth Day Family Festival to discuss West Hartford’s commitment to sustainable land care, sustainable waste management, clean energy, and more broadly the importance of making sustainable choices,” said Bernie Pelletier, chair of the Sustainable West Hartford Commission. “Town leadership is so important to our efforts and we are grateful for their support.”

The Earth Day Family Festival will take place on April 20, from noon to 4 p.m., at Blue Back Square, featuring free face painting, educational booths, and sustainable vendors, and products. The schedule is posted below.

For more information about the Earth Day Family Festival and West Hartford’s Pollinator-Friendly Resolution, contact the Sustainable West Hartford Commission at sustainableweha@westhartfordct.gov.

About Sustainable West Hartford Commission

The Sustainable West Hartford Commission is dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship in the Town of West Hartford. Through education, outreach, and collaboration with community partners, the Commission works to implement initiatives that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

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