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Paint the Town Green

Celebrate Arlington’s Path to a Sustainable Future

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 3-5 p

Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

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Welcome to Sustainable Arlington

Sustainable Arlington acts on the local level to promote climate stabilization and other important environmental goals.  We are a Town of Arlington Environment Committee under Envision Arlington (formerly Vision 2020) and a chapter of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network.  See our yearly project statement in the Town of Arlington Annual Report, under Community Development and Planning, 

If you have ideas for ways Arlington can reduce home and Town energy consumption, speed up the switch to renewable energy, or manage Arlington's environmental resources more sustainably, please come to one of our  monthly meetings listed on this website.

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half page EcoFest 2018 flyer

 EcoFest PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Charlotte Milan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   781-316-3108
February 5, 2018
 
EcoFest 2018 Focuses on Sustainable Land Use
 
The Town of Arlington hosts EcoFest at Town Hall to inform and entertain the public around an important theme relating to sustainability and our local environment.
 
This year's event, titled EcoFest 2018: Greenward, will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 10 am to 2 pm. The free program with activities for all ages centers on three aspects of public and private land use: Land and Water Management, Plants and Pollinators, and People and Healthy Ecosystems.
 
In the Town Hall auditorium and outside the building, vendors will have display tables with products and services relevant to the theme, and many local nonprofit and volunteer organizations will share information about working on these topics. Among the expected special exhibits will be electric bicycles and cars, reusable shopping bags, and garden supplies. Other features will be the Bon Me food truck, a mini farmers' market, a Trashformations exhibit of recycled art by Arlington High School students, and a raffle of landscaping, energy-efficient, and bike safety products.
 
A family musical concert by Fred Griffith and friends, known collectively as Rubber Biscuit, will entertain both young and old (10:30-11:15 am). They play on miniature instruments with luscious three-part harmonies and a unique sound of their own. Their song selection ranges from gospel to doo-wop, rock and roll, tin pan alley, calypso, a few originals, and some traditional songs for children.
Home Harvest owner Ben Barkan will share his knowledge and experience in creating edible landscapes and constructing beautiful and functional outdoor spaces (12-12:45 pm). This locally based company includes gardeners, designers, stone masons, carpenters, welders, educators, and licensed construction supervisors who integrate edible, ornamental, medicinal, and native plants into the landscape.
 
EcoFest is produced jointly by members of Sustainable Arlington, Arlington Garden Club, Open Space Committee, and other volunteer groups, with staff from the Department of Public Works and the Department of Planning and Community Development.
 
For more information, visit the EcoFest website at www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/public-works/ecofest, or contact Charlotte Milan at the DPW at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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Latest Events

23 Sep 2018
08:00AM - 05:00PM
[Food Link] RIDE FOR FOOD
23 Sep 2018
03:00PM - 05:00PM
[Arl. celebrates] PAINT THE TOWN GREEN:
28 Sep 2018
12:00AM
[bike to work] WALK/RIDE DAY
03 Oct 2018
02:00PM - 06:30PM
ARLINGTON FARMERS' MARKET [weekly through Oct.]