Having grown up in Connecticut’s ‘burbs, I know just how difficult it can be trying to live green there when the nearest grocery market can be a 25 minute drive away. My observations of one of the state’s wealthiest parts (Fairfield County) have felt like a series of dichotomies. You might see a lush veggie garden growing beside an, old Victorian home but then a SUV or two parked in the driveway. Or a family of three eating all organic but living inside a giant McMansion. I’m sure this suburban story isn’t exclusive to CT and I bet I’m not the only one daydreaming of a time when it won’t take a natural disaster to build suburbia green from the bottom up, like they did with Greensburg, Kansas.
Luckily we’ve got folks like Remy Chevalier, long-time greenie, tipster, and friend of TreeHugger, planting the Greensburg seed in the ‘burbs with his newly formed, CT-based environmental networking center and art exhibit.
CT-dwelling folks should take a trip over to the The Flow of Art gallery in Norwalk where photographs of Greensburg’s green-o-vation will be on display until Thursday, July 31st. The public opening is tomorrow night, Friday, July 25th from 6-9 pm. If you go, head over to Remy’s eco-burb headquarters, The Aquarium, afterwards to schmooze and check out the space’s collection of over 1000 green architectural books.
Thanks for the tip and congratulations, Remy!