Arlington EcoWeek coming in May – YourArlington.com

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Arlington EcoWeek, an annual celebration raising awareness and inspiring action on behalf of our planet, was not held in 2020 because of Covid-19. Get ready for events and activities open to all ages from May 5 through 15.

The town will host outdoor tours and online presentations. They include projects you can do on your own, such as Citizen Science data gathering and a chance to submit a video clip about using renewable, and human, energy.

All events are free, accessible and will follow Covid safety guidelines. Preregistration will be required.

Arlington EcoWeek will spotlight local public art projects as well as initiatives led by student green teams and community groups. Come learn about diversity and inclusion in the outdoors, native pollinator gardens, and the ecological threat of plastic pollution. You will gain tips for greening your home’s electricity, reducing single use plastics, and advocating for climate change legislation.

Collaborative endeavor

EcoWeek is a collaborative endeavor, demonstrating the broad array of environmental issues being addressed by town departments, volunteer groups and regional nonprofits.

“On behalf of the Department of Planning and Community Development, I’m excited to participate in EcoWeek. In my session, I’ll help residents learn how easy it is to get 100% of their electricity from renewable sources,” said Ken Pruitt, Arlington energy manager, in an April 9 news release. 

There is so much to enjoy about our natural spaces, and yet so much more that needs to be done to protect our shared resources.

“The Arlington student green teams and environmental clubs are looking forward to participating in this town-wide event, sharing their waste reduction and climate change projects with the community,” says Rachel Oliveri, Arlington public school sustainability coordinator.  

Arlington EcoWeek aims to involve all of our residents in local environmental initiatives. Jill Harvey, director of diversity, equity and inclusion, adds: “I am grateful that complex issues of accessibility, racial equity and inclusivity are being brought to the forefront during EcoWeek, highlighting the importance of environmental justice for all community members.”

Working together for a better future, we can remember to enjoy the beauty and wonder of our planet. As Cecily Miller of the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture says, “During EcoWeek, we will showcase public art in Arlington that tackles tough issues, like plastic pollution, but also builds community and offers moments to take delight in the nature around us.”

Find the full (evolving) EcoWeek program, including links to sign up for outdoor gatherings and online presentations, at arlingtonma.gov/ecoweek.


March 6, 2019: EcoFest ’19 points to local energy future

Feb. 6, 2019: State chooses town go-green effort to address heating, cooling
Feb. 6, 2018: EcoFest 2018 (Greenward) spurs 500 to Town Hall
March 21, 2016: Climate-change theme leads more than 400 to flood EcoFest

This news announcement was published Friday, April 9, 2021.

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