Green Medford seeks to educate the Medford community to understand our environmental impact, and to empower members of our community to make more sustainable energy choices related to homes and businesses, transportation, and food.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Reverse Trick or Treat!

Hi all! I want to share with you a very fun idea and ask for your help in making it a big success!

We’re calling our event “Reverse Trick or Treat,” thought up by JR Siegel, a student at the Fletcher School and a Medford resident. The idea is for a bunch of residents to get together on Halloween, hopefully including kids, to make it more fun for everyone.

Dressed in fun costumes (but nothing too scary), teams of two or three (no kids without an adult) will ring doorbells in a residential neighborhood during trick or treating time. We’ve been given several hundred energy-efficient lights (CFLs) by National Grid and Tufts to give away to folks who answer their doors. The more of us there are to participate, the more bulbs we can give out. The kids, of course, will do regular trick or treating at the same time!

We want to focus on a neighborhood with lots of families that might not already have CFLs or know all they need to about saving electricity and money by switching to energy-efficient lights.

We also would like to find a reporter to walk around with us and take pictures and talk to people about the event.

In addition to us in Green Medford, we already have all these sponsors committed!

EFI/National Grid, Tufts University Office of Community Affairs, Fletcher Green (a student group at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy/Tufts), and the Medford Energy and Environment Office.

Please join us! Contact Susan Altman, Green Medford, susan.altman@comcast.net, 781-395-4664, or J.R. Siegel, Fletcher Green, j.r.siegel@gmail.com.

Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Work Parties for 10-10-10

This Sunday is 10-10-10: The Global Day of Work for Climate Action. Well over 5,000 events have been registered on the 350 website! IN Medford, there is a weatherization barnraising going on Sunday from 12:30-4 (with pizza to follow) at Tufts. There are also dozens of actions going on in Winchester, Arlington, Somervil...le, Cambridge, Boston--everywhere! There are bike rides, tree plantings, rallies--the list of events is amazing, creative, and huge! Go work on something, or just show up for support. Find events nearby by going to http://www.350.org/map and typing "02155" in the search box.