Massachusetts Earth Day Events by tyndale


									Massachusetts Earth Day Events

The following event calendar was compiled as a public service by MassDEP. This listing
includes Earth Day activities held throughout Massachusetts in April and May. For more
information about a particular event, please contact the individual or group listed as a

Please note: this list may have been updated or changed, contact your local town hall or
place of employment to find out if additions or changes have been made.

Arlington, May 5, 2007, 9 am - 1 pm, Community Recycling Day, 51 Grove Street - DPW Yard.
The Recycling Committee will be distributing bins and stickers and collecting sneakers for recycling;
Doc Shred will be shredding tax documents, etc; and Got Books will be collecting books Videos and
DVDs; The DPW will also be charging $10 to drop off CRTs. This is also a permanent location for an
Abitibi container., Contact : Ruth Yannetti, Arlington DPW 781-316-3108 or 781-316-3301 Weblink:

Barnstable, April 28, 2007, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Clean-Up Barnstable Land Trust Conservation
Lands, Meet at the Marston Mills East Elementary School parking lot at 760 Osterville/West
Barnstable Road. We will be meeting here and carpooling to clean up sites nearby. Celebrate a
belated Earth Day with Barnstable Land Trust (BLT) and volunteers by helping to clean up BLT
conservation lands in Osterville and Marston Mills. Here is an opportunity to leave the Earth a little
nicer while meeting new friends and neighbors too! BLT will provide trash bags, gloves, and light
refreshments. Contact: BLT, 508-771-2585, Weblink:

Beverly, April 21, 2007, 8:00am-12:00pm. Electronics Collection, Beverly High School, 100 Sohier
Road, Beverly, MA 01915, Dispose of the following: Small electronics-FREE (hard drives, printers, fax
machines, keyboards, radios, electronic parts, VCR/DVD players, microwave ovens,
telephones/answering systems); Freon containing items-$5 (AC, refrigerator, dehumidifier, freezers);
Computer monitors and plastic TVs-$2; Wood/console TVs-$8. Please DO NOT BRING hazardous
waste or gasoline powered items, Contact Mary Rodrick at
Weblink: - click on Recycling Information.

Boston, April 20, 2007, 10am - 3pm. BU Earth Day Celebration Marsh Plaza, between 725 and 745
Commonwealth Avenue. An Earth Day Celebration with the goal of bring information about earth
sustainability to our students, staff, and other members of the community. Contact: Gitte Venicx 617-
353-4094 Weblink:

Boston, April 21, 2007, 8:15am-4:00pm, 12 Brainard Street Hyde Park ( shuttle service will be
provided from Forest Hills) Boston, Timberland Company, Global Celebration of Earth Day.
Timberland will have more than 170 projects globally engaging approximately 9,000 volunteers.
Working in conjunction with the Department of Conservation and Recreation we will take the first
steps in reclaiming the Stony brook Reservation through clean-up in the park, trail restoration and
increasing accessibility to the park. Contact: Tom Roberts 603-773-1191
Boston, MA, April 22, 2007, 11:00am-3:00pm, Earth Day at Franklin Park Zoo, Make
environmentally friendly crafts for backyard wildlife and learn what you can do to help keep the planet
beautiful for future generations. Activities include workshops, lectures, music, exhibitors, and many
other activities for the whole family’s enjoyment.

Boston, May 26, 2007, WBOS EarthFest 2007, DCR Hatch Shell, Details soon.

Bourne, April 21, 2007, 9am-12noon. Canal Clean UP, Meet at the Herring River Recreation Area
on Rt. 6 between the bridges on the main land side of the canal. Come join the Army Corps of
Engineers and AmeriCorps Cape Cod in helping to keep the Cape Cod Canal looking beautiful and
protecting our wildlife by collecting litter along the waterway! Complimentary light breakfast and lunch
provided. There will be a marine debris scavenger hunt, and exciting prizes from local vendors to be
awarded! Clean-up will go on rain or shine, so be prepared for the weather. Gloves and trash bags
provided. Contact Mary Schumacher at (508) 375-6864 for more information.

Boxford, April 28, 2007, 10 am-3pm, Boxford Earth Day, 7 Spofford Road, Boxford
Town residents who pick up trash & litter from town roadways and bring their trash to the Recycling
Center behind Town Hall will receive an ice cream treat, meet Arbor Bear, and get a seedling for their
efforts. Contact: Karen Sheridan,, 978-887-6000

Bridgewater, April 21, 2007, 8:30am. Earth day With Bridgewater State College Meet at the
Campus center for T shirts and routes for WB. Back to BSC at 12 :00 for a cookout. The Open Space
and Recreation Committee is the West Bridgewater sponsor. Contact thru WB Parks Dept. at 508
894 1217

Brockton, April 21, 2007, 9am - noon, Third Annual Keep Brockton Beautiful DayAddress:
Heights Crossing, 35 Christy Place, Brockton, MACommunity clean-up of litter 9-12, cookout and
prizes at noon at Heights Crossing.Contact: Pat Sullivan, 508-580-7827,

Cambridge, April 22, 2007, 12-2pm, Whole Foods Market -Earth Awareness Day, 340 River
Street, Global warming is upon us. Learn how you can help reduce global warming. Today, we will
have GreenPort, a citizen’s group from Cambridgeport here to discuss effective ways to respond to
global warming and will give out a compact fluorescent light bulb to Cambridge residents who
complete a brief survey. For the kids, we will have a representative here from the Massachusetts
Audubon Society with owls and hawks to talk about how global warming impacts our wildlife. Contact:
Ginny Kopacz,, Weblink:

Cambridge, April 26, 2007, MIT Earth Day 2007, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Location: 32-1st floor, The
theme of this year's MIT Earth Day Celebration is Local Connections: we welcome the local
community to campus to have some fun, learn about current environmental science and social trends,
and get updated on leading sustainability efforts in Cambridge and at MIT. Take part in lectures and
workshops, research exhibitions, tours of MIT’s greenery and environmental projects, the premiere of
MIT’s Trash Mound, and a showcase of new projects tackling climate and energy impacts on the MIT
campus. Weblink:, Contact: Niamh Kelly, 617.258.5639,
Canton Earth Day Fair 2007, April 22, 1-5pm, Canton's first Earth Day Fair, Mass Audubon
Society Visual Arts Center, 963 Washington St., Canton, Sponsored by the Canton Interfaith Clergy
Association, the fair will feature speakers on global warming and pesticide-free lawn care, live animal
displays, music, nature walks and other fun activities for all ages. For more information contact Rev.
Diane Teichert, First Parish, 781-828-0296. Weblink:

Chicopee, May 5, 2007. The Chicoppee Public Library - The library's Main Branch will be holding
Earth Day Activities all day.

Concord, April 28, 2007. Earth Day Celebration by Musketaquid in Concord: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM -
for more information, call 978-371-0820

Danvers, April 28 & 29, 9AM – 2PM, Earth Day Recycling Event, Danvers Town Hall, Sylvan St.
This is a one-stop recycling event co-sponsored with Big Brother/Big Sister, Got Books and Universal
Shredding. Residents may bring bagged clothing, linens, pocketbooks, etc for Big Brother/Big Sister;
books, videos, DVD’s, etc for Got Books and up to 4 boxes of confidential papers for Universal
Shredding to shred. The event is free. Also, Sunday, April 29th is the rain barrel pick up day. Any
resident who has ordered a rain barrel from New England Rain Barrel Company can pick it up that
day. There are always extras if you forgot to order ahead.
Contact: Pamela Irwin, Recycling Coordinator phone: 978-774-0005 x1633, email:, Weblink:

Ashby, Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Lunenburg Townsend, May 5, 2007, 9am-1pm, North
Central Regional Hazardous Waste & Bulky Recycling Collection, Devens DPW, 99 Buena Vista
Street, Anyone, business, non-residents. fees vary depending on volume & items. Pre-registration
and more details: , or call Tessa at 978-660-6130

Dighton April 21, 2007, 9:30am-1pm. Half-Day Workshop on Protecting the Natural and Historic
Resources of the Lower Taunton River, Bristol County Agricultural High School, Segregansett
(Dighton) Massachusetts (off Rt. 138). Municipal officials and concerned citizens are invited to a half-
day workshop on protecting the natural and historic resources of the lower Taunton River. The focus
of the forum is to make citizens aware of the tremendous ecological, historic, archaeological and
scenic resources of the estuary and to develop a specific action plan to begin protecting those
resources. Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided. There is no fee for the forum or lunch.
The forum is being sponsored by the Greater Fall River Land Conservancy, Green Futures and the
Taunton River Watershed Alliance. For more information, please call the Greater Fall River Land
Conservancy at (508) 672-8217 or the Taunton River Watershed Alliance toll-free number at 866-393-

Easton and Sharon, April 22, 2007, 10am. Earth Day Geology Hike, Borderland State Park,
Easton & Sharon. Join Bill Hocking for this ramble through Borderland to see glacial eratics, bog iron,
volcanic rock and more. Co-sponsored DCR and Friends of Borderland. $2 parking fee payable at
the yellow machine.
Framingham, Earth Day is Free. Family Celebration at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway
Road, Framingham. 12-4 includes garden walks, scavenger hunts, wildflower seed plantings, LIVE
animal shows

Gloucester, April 14, 2007, Sidewalk Sweeping event on Main Street where citizens are invited to
join in the sweep beginning at 9am and working from one end of Main Street to the other.
Gloucester, April 14, 10:30am-12:30pm, Clean The Sands for the Beach Fans, Niles Beach on
Eastern Pt. Rd in East Gloucester, Pavilion Beach at the Boulevard in Gloucester. Contact either or

Gloucester, May 19, 9am-2pm, Shred It - Recycle Day, Gloucester DPW, 28 Poplar Street
Location: DPW at 28 Poplar Street, Gloucester
Got Books, Universal Shredding and Planet Aid will be available for donations at the DPW on Poplar
Street in Gloucester on May 19th from 9 A.M until 2 P.M. Universal Shredding, is pleased to offer a
free "Shred Day" for all residents and small businesses and recommends the following guidelines:
Only paper will be accepted, residents may bring a total of 3 legal-size boxes of documents to be
shredded, additional boxes $10.00/ box. Small businesses (5 employees of less) may bring legal-size
file boxes, $10/box.
Planet Aid will be available to accept donations of clothing, shoes and accessories.
Got Books? will offer residents a very easy way to donate any books, videos, CDs, audiobooks,
records/LPs,DVDs, sports cards, comic books and computer software.

Great Barrington, April 14 - April 29, CET, Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Chrissy
Road, Textile Drive. CET will be collecting clean, unwanted clothing and textiles for reuse or
recycling. Contact: Shannon McDonough, 413-445-4556 ext. 17, ,

Groton, May 5 & 6, 2007, Sat 9-4, Sun 11-4, 3rd Annual TLC for Groton (Town-Wide Litter Clean-
up), Station Avenue, Groton (between Groton Electric & rail trail), Be EarthDay inspired : Get a
friend, Wear gloves & bright clothes, Pick a messy spot, Fill bags with litter, Take to dumpster
between Groton Electric & rail trail, Member of Groton Grange will greet you. Contact: Brad or Sally
Smith 448-3418 Weblink:

Groton, Wednesday through Saturday, all month, Time: 7:30-4:30Recycling free for all residents,
Address: 600 Cow Pond Brook Road, Groton Earth Day has inspired the Recycling Committee on a
public awareness campaign. Many Groton residents are not aware that there is no charge to Recycle
at the Groton Recycling Center and Transfer Station. Contact: Debby Butcher, BOH,, 978-448-1120

Hancock, April 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (6:30 p.m. registration) , Small-scale wind energy workshop,
Jiminy Peak Resort, Hancock. Chris Vreeland, a registered professional engineer and renewable
energy consultant, will disclose the latest in small-scale wind technology. Topics he will cover include
how to determine if you have an appropriate site, how to size a system to meet your needs, how to
locate an installer, and what financial incentives are available. For more information, or to pre-register,
call 413-445-4556 ext. 25 or email Cynthian Grippaldi,

Hull, April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 pm, Fourth Annual Earth Day - Sustainable Living Festival
sponsored by Sustainable South Shore at the MJ Murray Bathhouse (indoors)
Nantasket Avenue, Hull (Nantasket Beach) 25 tables of environmental information, sustainable
energy and living ideas including reduction of waste, re-use of items and recycling in your community.
Wind turbines, solar energy, roof top gardens, kids’ fun, music and more!
Contact: Nancy Kramer, (Hull) phone: 781-925-9066 Weblink:
Lakeville, April 21, 2007, 9:30-11:45 am. Reclaim the Beautiful Roadsides of Lakeville,
Tamarack Park. Bring bags (standard 33-gallon sturdy plastic bags) of trash you have picked up on
Lakeville’s roadsides to Tamarack Park between 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. on Saturday. The team with the
most bags will be awarded a prize! Remember: only roadside litter from Lakeville! Register yourself,
or a team of no more than 5 people, by Friday, April 20. Contact Mike Schroeder at 508-946-0141

Lawrence, April 19, 2007, 9am-3pm, Earth Day, Elm & East Haverhill Street, Lawrence, MA,
Groundwork, in collaboration with Timberland, Community Works, New Balance, DPW, and other
local agencies will conduct an environmental day of service where many volunteers will be involved.
Beautification efforts include tree plantings on the Bodwell Lot and cleanups in alleyways near
Newbury street. Contact = Rose Gonzalez, (978) 974 - 0770,
weblink = MUST RSVP BY APRIL 10th

Lawrence, April 19, 2007, 8:30am-4:00pm, Brook Street, Lawrence, Timberland Company, Global
Celebration of Earth Day. Timberland will have more than 170 projects globally engaging
approximately 9,000 volunteers. Lawrence projects will range from tree-planting to storm water run-
off control. Local children and residents will partner with us on these restoration efforts and will be
provided education about local environmental issues. Contact: Tom Roberts 603-773-1191

Your Planet Earth, Your City of Lawrence Saturday 4/21 1- 5 pm 60 Island Street,
Lawrence MA Key Note speaker: Professor Turcotte of the Umass-Lowell Center for Family Work
and Community. Other Themes of the event also include Thinking/Being Green, Don't Litter, Don't
Pollute Rivers and Recycling.

Lee, April 23 - April 27, CET, First Congregational Church of Lee, Park Place, Textile Drive. CET will
be collecting clean, unwanted clothing and textiles for reuse or recycling. Contact: Shannon
McDonough, 413-445-4556 ext. 17, , Weblink:

Longmeadow, April 21, 2007. The Recycling Center. Longmeadow will be handing out recycling
program reminders and goodies at the Recycling Center on April 21st. A compost bin demo will be
available also.

Lowell and the surrounding towns of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, and
Westford are producing a Regional "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Guide" to be published on Earth
Day by the Lowell Sun and also distributed by the participating towns/cities. Contact: Carolyn Dann,
phone: 978-671-0976

Lowell April 28: Earth Day Celebration in Lowell: "Clean Neighborhood, Green World" morning
cleanup starting from Middlesex Community College, afternoon Earth Fest at Rogers Middle School

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, all stores, week of April 20 - April 26, 2007, GE/Earth
Day Promotion, Buy any 10 GE Energy Smart(TM) CFL Light bulbs for $10 and get three FREE
Stop & Shop Reusable shopping bags! Contact ; Liz Psaros,, 617-770-
8199 9. Weblink:
Southeast Regional Recycling Partnership (Foxborough, Mansfield, North Attleborough, Plainville,
Wrentham). April 21, 2007, 9am-2pm. Address: Tweeter Center (formally Great Woods) in
Mansfield. Second annual REUSE-RECYCLE-DONATE event to celebrate Earth Day by
encouraging donation of reusable and recyclable items! Residents can bring clothing of all sizes (in
bags), sneakers and any kind of athletic shoes, children’s clothes and toys, books of all kinds
(textbooks, hardcover and paperbacks), computers and electronics (up to $5 fee), small household
furnishings, linens, sheets, towels, blankets, eyeglasses, bicycles that are not heavily rusted (a $5
donation requested), furniture in good condition, sporting equipment (skates, cleats, dumbbells and
team sports equipment- no skis or fitness items), and good building materials (doors, cabinets,
double-pane windows). Participating organizations include Afrihope, Big Brother Big Sister, Bikes Not
Bombs, Building Materials Resource Center, Cradles to Crayons, Got Books, Nike, Play It Again
Sports, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, and local animal shelters. Contact: Kathi Mirza, 508-

Marlborough, April 14, 2007, 12:30-3:00pm, MLL Cleanup Event, Marlborough Public Library, 35
West Main Street, 12:30: Marlborough "Litter" League (MLL) to cleanup around the Library, 1pm:
Colonial Garden Club to deadhead and assess the Library Gardens for 2007 season, 1pm - DPW and
the members of the Marlborough Colonial Garden Club will be planting a tree in the Library Garden,
and at 2pm: Recycling paper from old Books with Senior Center participants. Contact: Brian Palmer,
508-863-0231,, Weblink:

Marshfield, April 9-13, 2007, Grocery Bag message, All elementary schools. Roche Bros. donates
brown bags and I disturb them to the elementary schools and they draw environmental drawings, I
pick them up and deliver them back to Roche Bros. and the store passes them out with groceries in
them to customers. The kids really enjoy when they go to the school they try to find their bags.
Contact: Debbie Sullivan, Recycling Coordinator 781-831-3134

Martha’s Vineyard, April 22, 2007, 1-3pm. Norton Point Beach Clean-up, Norton Point Beach,
Meet at left fork. Join friends and neighbors at Norton Point Beach as we clear marine debris and
provide a clean place for nesting shorebirds to raise a family! Contact: 508-693-7662 or E-mail:

Milford, April 30, 2007 (rain date May 1st), 12pm start. Waters Corporation in Milford sponsors
employee Earth Day cleanups of streets and areas surrounding the facilities. Contact: Roger
Eydenberg,, 508-478-2000 ext 3078

New Bedford, April 12, 2007, 5:30-6:30pm. The Greater New Bedford Earth Day Parade, The
Whaling Museum. Downtown New Bedford, starting at the Whaling Museum. For more information
contact: Deirdre Healy, Community Service Coordinator, UMass Dartmouth at 508-999-8641.

New Bedford, April 22, 2007, 1pm-4pm, Buttonwood Park Zoo “Party for the Planet”, 425
Hawthorn St. New Bedford, Join zoos and aquariums around the country as we celebrate Earth Day
with a Party for the Planet! Learn how your family can become more wildlife friendly and have fun
doing it. Admission: Free with Zoo fee, Wheelchair Accessible, Contact Number: 508-991-6178
Newton, April 2007 (all month long), GreenUp Newton! This April, the City of Newton is celebrating
it's 2nd Annual GreenUp Newton, a month-long celebration of Earth Day. We are hosting a variety of
fun events, such as a Composting Workshop, Rain Barrel Sale, Recycling Exhibit at the Library, and
the 4th Annual Trade and Recycle Day! Contact: Courtney Forrester or Barbara Herson,, 617.796.1471 Weblink:

Pittsfield, April 28, 10am-4pm, April 29, 10am-1pm, CET, 112 Elm Street, Pittsfield, Textile Drive.
CET will be collecting clean, unwanted clothing and textiles for reuse or recycling. Contact: Shannon
McDonough, 413-445-4556 ext. 17, , Weblink:

Pittsfield, April 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (6 p.m. registration). Solar Energy Workshop at
Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield. Chris Vreeland will explain how the sun can produce electricity or
heat water. Among the topics he will cover: how to determine if you have an appropriate site for solar
energy, how to size a system to meet your needs, how to locate an installer and what financial
incentives are available. For more information, or to pre-register, call 413-445-4556 ext. 25 or email
Cynthia Grippaldi,, Weblink:

Sandwich, April 21, 2007, 10am-5pm, Earth Day at Heritage, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA
02563. Celebrate Earth Day at Heritage ! Join our staff on a family exploration through our trails to
discover unique plants, play conservation-related games and make unique crafts. Free with Museum
Admission. For more information, call 508.888.3300, x-159, or E-mail

Springfield Materials Recycling Facility Earthday event, May 4, 2007, 10:30 - 12:30 In November,
notice went out to area teachers announcing a contest to relay a recycling message in the form of a
skit, song, commercial or written essay. Two winning students will bring their class to the MRF on
the day of the event to watch a recycling magic show, perform their skit/song, and have a pizza party.
Two to three "Outstanding Recycler" awards will be given out to members of the western Mass.
community. Contact: Justine Fallon, MassDEP, email:, phone: 413-

Taunton, April 20, 2007 (rain date April 23rd), 12pm start. Waters Corporation locations in
Taunton sponsors employee Earth Day cleanups of streets and areas surrounding the facilities.
Contact: Roger Eydenberg,, 508-478-2000 ext 3078

Townsend, April 28, 2007, 9am-3pm (rain date Sunday 12-4pm), Townsend Earth Day Event-
Open to all. Theme is Backyard Habitat, Townsend Town Common, This is a regional event, with
various performers and presentations. Topics will include Organic Lawn care with demonstrations, live
animals, recycling and a scavenger hunt. Contact: Irene Congdon,,
phone: (978) 597-9191, Cell phone 413-348-9353

Westford, April 21 - 22, 2007, Daytime hours, Town-Wide Litter Cleanup, Pick any location in
Westford to beautify by picking up trash. School lots, parks, ball fields, woods, trails, church lots and
businesses. Place trash in a litter bag. Bags can be dropped off in a container behind Roudenbush
Community Center. For safety reasons we ask that adults and High School students cleanup major
roadsides. Weblink:
Westford, April 21, 2007, 9am-1pm, Electronics Re-cycling Pick-Up, Behind the Westport Town
Hall (816 Main Rd.) The Westport River Watershed Alliance will sponsor an Electronics Re-cycling
Pick-Up behind the Westport Town Hall (816 Main Rd.). Items collected include florescent tubes,
computer monitors, lead & lithium batteries, faxes, printers, microwaves, & televisions. Discounted
fees will be charged. (No paints or oils accepted.)

Westford, April 21, 2007 (rain-date 4/22), 10am-noon, Beach Clean-Ups
Meet at the respective beaches. We will coordinate two beach clean-ups, one at Westport’s Cherry &
Webb Town Beach and one at Gooseberry Neck. For additional information on any of the above
events, contact WRWA at 508-636-3016 or visit

Westport, April, 13, 2007 at 7PM, Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival presented by
Patagonia Westport Middle School Auditorium (430 Old County Rd., Westport, MA), Co-sponsored
by the Westport River Watershed Alliance and the Westport Fisherman’s Association, we will be
showing 3 environmental films: Wind Over Water; Kilowatt Ours; and Broken Limbs. The Film Festival
will be held at the Westport Middle School Auditorium (430 Old County Rd., Westport, MA) on Friday
4/13 beginning at 7PM. The event is free and open to the public. For inquiries or registration, call
WRWA (508-636-3016). Weblink:

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