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.

Monday, April 18, 2011


This is a first for Medford! We will have five events to celebrate Earth Day--one on Friday April 22, one on Friday April 29, and the rest on Saturday April 30. Please pick at least one and participate!

Tufts students are holding their Earth Day Festival on Friday, April 22 from 12-4 pm, on the Academic Quad. There will be music, food, recycled crafting, clothing and light bulb swap, bike-powered smoothies, and more. For more information or to participate, contact Signe Porteshawver at (563) 940-1047 or signeporteshawver@gmail.com.

City of Medford Arbor Day Event: Friday, April 29, consisting of vista pruning and the removal of invasive species along the Mystic River in Riverbend Park. Bill Bernardinelli of Lawns Plus, and Joe Turner of Turner Tree, will lead the project as part of the Massachusetts Arbor Day of Service. Volunteers are needed to assist on the ground. Contact: Carey Duques, Medford’s Environmental Agent, cduques@medford.org or 781-393-2137 or Aggie Tuden, Medford Tree Warden, atuden@medford.org, 781-395-8695.

Drop Off Event for Used/Broken Electronics and Appliances, April 30, 9 am to 1 pm, Brooks School parking lot. Items will be unloaded from vehicles and sent to a facility for proper recycling. Fees are tiny and per category: $5 for small electronics such as ipods and computer mice (any number); $10 for medium electronics (e.g., laptops, phones); $15 large electronics (e.g., microwaves, dishwashers); $20 All TVs. Contact Cathy Aliberti, cathyaliberti@yahoo.com.

Mystic River Cleanup: Friends of the Mystic River will hold its 16th annual Mystic River Spring Cleanup April 30 from 9:30 am to 2 pm in the vicinity of Mystic Riverbend Park, MacDonald Park, and Wellington Greenway in the Mystic River Reservation. Meet in the parking lot at Hormel Stadium to sign in and pick up bags, gloves, pokers and instructions. For more information, visit www.fomr.org, call 781-391-2604 or e-mail Mystic02155@hotmail.com.

Medford Square Cleanup: Medford Square Cleanup: Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts Center is partnering with Green Medford, Mystic Coffee Roaster, Papa Gino's Pizza, GS Music Center, the Medford Garden Club, and other organizations to clean up litter and plant flowers in Medford Square, on April 30 from 2:30 to 5 pm. There will be free food and coffee, as well as live music! Meet at the bus shelter on Riverside Avenue, next to the Salem Street Burial Ground. For more information, contact Anna Nguyen at Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts Center, 781.395.7131 or xtremeninja1@yahoo.com, or visit www.GreenMedford.org.

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