Green Awards – City of Medford, Medford Energy Committee and the Chamber of Commerce invite residents and businesses to apply for the Medford Green Awards. The Green Awards recognize Medford businesses and residents for outstanding efforts to conserve energy and protect our environment.
“I am thrilled to engage the City in a wonderful event to focus on sustainability and improving our green community,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke. “We must remember to protect our environment and Earth Day is a great way to celebrate these continued efforts.”
Medford is selling compost bins & rain barrels all month, for pickup in May:
– Order compost bins by May 10th for pickup on Wednesday, May 25 from 5 to 7pm at City Hall. Ordering instructions at http://medfordenergy.org/compost-bins/
– Order rain barrels by May 4th for pickup on May 11th from 5 to 7pm at City Hall. Rain barrels must be ordered directly from the company at https://www.greatamericanranbarrel.com/c-175-medford.aspx
Wyland Foundation National Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge, visit the website, learn about what you can do to save energy and water and join Mayor Burke in making the pledge!
Many community cleanups are being scheduled for Earth Month:
– April 30th 9-noon, Mystic River Watershed Association – Earth Day & DCR Serves Cleanup at Torbet MacDonald Park. For more information and to register: http://mysticriver.org/watershed-clean-ups/
– April 30th 10-noon, Medford Community Coalition – cleanup in Medford Square, meet at the Burying Ground Plaza https://www.facebook.com/medfordcoalition/
– April 30th, 9-11am, DCR & Friends of the Fells – Flynn Rink & nearby Fells cleanup, trail restoration & invasives removal
– May 7 9:30-1, Friends of the Mystic River – 20th Annual Mystic River Cleanup – starting at Condon Shell, Raindate May 8 http://www.fomr.org
Medford will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 29th. The theme is “Improving the Treescape of Medford’s Gateway Streets”. Professional arborists are donating their time and will be focusing along Forest St and Lawrence Rd, with tree removals, pruning and planting to take place up to and on that Friday.
Brooks Elementary School PTO is holding an Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, April 30 from 9-1 in the school driveway. TVs, CRTs, computers, all electronic and small electrical items will be accepted. $5-$40, cash only. This is a school fundraiser. Tax deductible receipt provided for donations towards recycling charges.
Students at Andrews Middle School are preparing their garden for planting; they are looking for donations of used shovels, wheel barrows, hoses, rain barrel equipment, etc to use on their school garden that donates to local food banks, senior centers, and families in need. Please contact Kathi O’Donoghue: firstname.lastname@example.org with any donations.
Medford High School is piloting a cafeteria composting program which started during Earth Month! Student clubs will be celebrating Earth Day all week during the last week of May. Fells Day will be June 10th this year, an effort to get all of Medford High School students out into the Fells that day.
Tufts is celebrating Earth Day on their Medford campus all week April 18th through 22nd. Events include an Environmental Justice Panel that includes the City of Medford’s Director of Energy & Environment and an Earth Day Fair on the Academic Quad on Friday 4/22. http://bit.ly/tuftsearthfest
Save the date for Medford’s Harvest Your Energy Festival on Saturday, October 1st, noon-3pm.
For more information about Environmental Initiatives in the City of Medford, check out the Go Green Medford webpage at http://gogreenmedford.org/ or contact the Office of Energy & Environment at 781-393-2137 or email@example.com