May 122017

Belmont’s Semiannual Big Recycling Day

Saturday, May 13, 9 AM–1 PM

The semiannual Big Recycling Day is your chance to clean out all that stuff you didn’t want and includes paper shredding, electronics, rigid plastics, eyeglasses, books, CDs, DVDs, propane tanks, and bicycles (no cardboard or styrofoam). Info at, or 617-993-2689.  Note: Belmont Residents only. ID required. Town Yard, 37 C Street, Belmont.

Fresh Pond Day

Saturday, May 20, 11 AM-3 PM

Celebrate the land, water, wildlife, and people that make Fresh Pond Reservation a unique and vital part of Cambridge. Fresh Pond Day is the Cambridge Water Department’s annual tribute to this vital natural resource, an invaluable sanctuary for wildlife, and a beloved recreational escape in the city. Wildlife presentations, a wildlife and bike parade, live music, facepainting, truck climb-aboards, tours, and more. Free and open to all. For more information, contact Martine at 617-349-6489, The Water Purification Facility at Fresh Pond Reservation, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge.

Boston Area Sustainability Group

Wednesday–Friday, June 7–9, 11 AM

Local Sustainable Economies: Building Entrepreneurship & Community Resilience

Cambridge Innovation Center, Venture Cafe, One Broadway, Cambridge.

Cleantech Women: Breaking the Green Glass Ceiling

Tuesday, May 23, 8:30–10 AM

Hear from a panel of women breaking through in the clean energy industry and how they’re achieving their career goals.

Talk with industry movers and shakers, make professional contacts, share experiences with your peers and get inspired to take the next steps in your career. Moderator: Doug Banks, Executive Editor, Boston Business Journal. Panelists: Rebecca Tepper, Energy Chief, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; Wendy Rowland, Marketing Assistant, Hancock Software; Gail Greenwald, Partner, Clean Energy Venture Group. Mass CEC,63 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor, Boston.

Sustainable Belmont Meetings
Wednesdays, May 24, June 7, 7–8:30 PM

Sustainable Belmont’s regular monthly meeting. Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library, Concord Avenue, Belmont.

Fresh Pond Monarch Watch

July 11: Milkweed Planting in Lusitania Meadow

July 16 & 18: Pod Patrol Weed-Out

July 14, 20, & 28: Caterpillar Checkups—Come see how they are growing

August 6: Butterfly Release Parade

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. For more information, contact Martine at 617-349-6489, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge.


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