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Fresh Pond Monarch Butterfly Project

July & August

The beautiful and ecologically significant monarch butterfly has been in decline worldwide in recent years and its annual migration down the eastern seaboard is believed to be under threat. This raise-and-release project is a combination of volunteer stewardship, invasive plant management, native re-vegetation, and public education all aimed at encouraging a monarch population at Fresh Pond.

July 30, August 6, August 13: Caterpillar checkups: Come see how they are growing.

Aug. 17: Pod Patrol for black swallowwort

Aug. 22: Butterfly release!

To learn more: http://bit.ly/29ElT3Y

Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge.

July Boston Sustainability Breakfast

Tuesday, July 20, 8:30-11:30 AM

Net Impact Boston’s informal breakfast meetup of sustainability professionals together for networking, discussion, and moral support. It’s important to remind ourselves that we are not the only ones out there in the business world trying to do good. Feel free to drop by any time between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. Information at: http://bit.ly/29IWiaK   Pret A Manger, 101 Arch Street, Boston

A Walk on the Wild Side Pond Tour

Saturday, July 23, 1 PM

The three ponds that Fredrick Law Olmsted designed into the Arnold Arboretum teem with aquatic and terrestrial life in late summer. Join Bob Mayer at the Forest Hills Gate for a walk and a discussion of the invertebrates and other fauna in and around the ponds. Bring binoculars if you have them for closer look at nature.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617-384-5209. Free, but registration requested at 617-384-5251, or email adulted@arnarb.harvard.edu.  Arnold Arboretum, Arborway, Jamaica Plain

Belmont Staycation Picnic

Thursday, August 13, noon-3 PM

Come join us for a fun community picnic at Wellington Station, the historic yellow school house and train station. This is part of the Belmont Staycation project of our summer intern, Shodai Inose. He is encouraging families to avoid travel by enjoying fun activities in town. Free. Bring your own picnic. For any ideas or questions:

belmontstaycation2016@gmail.com. www.belmontcitizensforum.org

Belmont Town Green by Wellington Station on Concord Avenue

9th Annual Boston GreenFest

Friday-Sunday, August 19-21

GreenFest is the region’s largest multicultural environmental music festival. It draws crowds of all ages and backgrounds. This year’s event will bring eco-innovation into the spotlight from across New England as a means to finding durable solutions. We invite innovation in every form and from everybody.

bostongreenfest.org. Boston City Hall Plaza, Faneuil Hall, and Sam Adams Park.

9th Annual Boston GreenFest International Youth Summit

Saturday, August 20, 10 AM

Registration deadline for the International Youth Summit 2016 The Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., in collaboration with the Green School Movement of India, invites students 14 years old+ to participate. The summit will focus on five themes: water, energy, urban agriculture, waste management/composting, and CO2 emissions. Student groups will make presentations about these topics. There will be a keynote speaker, discussions, lunch and other activities. Students from India, US, and other countries across the globe will have an opportunity to connect, learn from each other, and make a difference.

Sustainable Belmont Meeting

Wednesday, August 3, 7-8:30 PM

Come to Sustainable Belmont’s regular monthly meeting to learn about their work. Info: www.sustainablebelmont.net. Assembly Room, Belmont Public LibraryConcord Avenue, Belmont.

Sustainable Belmont Meeting

Wednesday, August 17, 7-8:30 PM


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