Thursday, March 28, 2013

Teach Your Children Well

Newly planted flower seeds from Celebrate the Earth 2012

Excited about her seedlings which had sprouted within a week : )

Let's show our children how important and fun it is to celebrate the earth everyday!  They deserve to live in a safe and beautiful world along with plants and wildlife.  Children are so eager to help, explore, and do the right thing-- they are the future stewards of the environment.  Celebrate the Earth 2013 is a great way to kick-off spring, school vacation week, and learn how to take small steps that will have a big impact on our world.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Celebrate The Earth!

Celebrate The Earth with the Dracut Garden Club

  Saturday, April 13, 2013

10 AM - 12 PM

Veterans' Memorial Park (behind the Dracut Post Office)

Rain location:  Harmony Hall at the Dracut Historical Society, 1660 Lakeview Ave.

2013's Theme:  

The impact of climate change & making better choices for our future

Kick-off to our Community Cleanup Week

Saturday, 4/13 through Sunday, 4/21

Please help us beautify our town and protect our plants & wildlife by collecting roadside trash in your neighborhood and throughout town.  Free cleanup kits (bright yellow trash bags & latex-free gloves) will be available for free the day of the event and all week at: Almo's Flower & Garden Center, Dracut Hardware, the Dracut Library, and the Dracut Fire Department on Pleasant St.  The first 100 families to sign-up at the Earth Day event will receive a high-quality re-usable shopping bag from ChicoBag.  It's as easy as cleaning up your own street.  Every bag counts!

**During cleanup remember:

Be Safe... Have Supervision...Wear Gloves & Proper Clothing...Watch Out For Poison Ivy!!

Small E-Waste & Mercury Recycling

This year we'll be collecting small electronics for recycling, specifically:

  • cell phones (inc. smartphones), iPods, digital cameras, laptops, keyboards/ mice/ webcams
  • We are only collecting the specific items above.  Please do not bring any larger electronics, such as TV's, desktop computers, monitors, etc.  We will not be able to recycle these items ourselves.  Recycling options available at:  Dracut Household Hazardous Waste Info.

We'll also be collecting small items for Dracut's Mercury Recovery Program, such as:

  •  CFL bulbs, glass thermometers, thermostats, & NiCad, button, zinc & lithium batteries (no alkaline batteries produced after 1994 accepted)

**If you forget to bring these items to Celebrate the Earth, you can bring them to Dracut's Household Hazardous Waste Day on April 27, 2013, or the Board of Health at the Town Hall Annex anytime!

Event Highlights

Inspiring Guest Speakers:

Colleen Garry, MA State Representative to proclaim 4/13/13 as Arbor Day in Dracut

Heidi Kost-Gross, President of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc., will speak briefly on the importance and progress of the Updated Bottle Bill.

Matt Zettek, Dracut Recycling Coordinator, will discuss Dracut's upcoming Automated Trash Collection Program & the importance of recycling.  He'll also have an example of the new trash cart.

Dave Dumaresq, owner of Farmer Dave's, will speak briefly about "making better choices for the future of our climate and our world".

Ceremonial Tree Planting in Veterans' Memorial Park

Crafts & Activities for Children

  • Flower Seed Planting and Container Decorating with the Girl Scouts
  • Make Your Own Bird Feeder with the Jr. Garden Club
  • Face Painting
  • Green Story time & Coloring
  • Free Snacks & Beverages 

Educational Exhibits & Demonstrations

Plus, free tree seedlings, free compost, and great raffle prizes!!  This will be a great way to spend a couple of hours having fun, learning, and celebrating with your community. We hope to see you there!

We appreciate the support and generosity from all of our event supporters, including: