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Second Earth Day celebration held this weekend


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WESTFORD — The second Earth Day Celebration is fast approaching, with a number of new vendors and activities for families to enjoy. 

Westford Climate Action, a grassroots group of residents concerned about climate change hosts the event. 

“This is something that is affecting all parts of the world and will touch every life at some point.  We have already seen the wildfires out west, floods in Pakistan, increased hurricanes in the Caribbean,” Carol Morse, co-chair of Westford Climate Action told WestfordCAT.

The group was formed in 2020 to influence local climate policy. The climate roadmap, one of Westford Climate Action’s legislative accomplishments, was passed at Special Town Meeting in Oct. 2020 by a majority vote. 

The group has hosted a number of programs to educate residents on climate change during Earth Month in April.

The Earth Day celebration will see a number of committees and departments from town in attendance, such as the Recycling Commission and the Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee. The Westford Museum will also display a number of artifacts from indigenous tribes during the event.

Private partners, such as Mass Save, an initiative sponsored by utility providers to provide incentives and resources promoting energy efficiency, will be in attendance. 

Earth Day celebration station layout. (Photo/submitted)

Momentum Rocks and Oh CONTRAire, a local traditional music quartet, will perform during the event. A petting zoo hosted by Animal Craze Travelling Farm will also be in attendance. 

Younger residents can also submit an Earth Day poster to enter a free drawing for prizes. 

For the remainder of Earth Month, WCA is hosting:

  • Star gazing at Stony Brook from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain date is April 24.
  • A forum at the J.V. Fletcher Library with MIT/Haystack scientists on April 27 at 7 p.m. Email Justin Liberti at jliberti@westfordma.gov for the Zoom link if you are unable to attend in person.

The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Town Common.

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Aubrey Benoit
Aubrey Benoit
Aubrey is a fourth-year English/Journalism student at the University of New Hampshire and is interning as a staff writer with WestfordCAT. When Aubrey isn’t photographing, she’s writing. When she’s not writing, she’s photographing (or spending time with her siamese cat, Walter– named after her favorite show, Breaking Bad).

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