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Dig Into The Lowell Community This April, Earth Month!

written by Christina Khem / above photo taken by Christina Khem

Celebrate Earth Day in Lowell This April!

April is known as Earth Month – the unique, month-long celebration, recognizing our collective commitment to the environment and our community.

In 1970, Earth Day was established by Senator Gaylord Nelson to create awareness and appreciation of our precious, and increasingly fragile, planet. Celebrated on April 22nd, Earth Day has over a billion participants all over the world. Individuals, businesses, schools and governments celebrating what has been achieved and discuss what remains to be done to protect Earth. And even better news – over the past years, Earth Day has evolved into Earth Week and Earth Month.

With an invigorated focus on service in the City of Lowell, Earth Month reaches thousands of people throughout our community with a message of respect for the environment and the opportunity to dig in and make a difference.

Below, I put together a list of outdoor events and activities commemorating the arts, culture and sustainability – all happening here in the Mill City! Hope to see ya there.

Saturday, April 9: Friends of Tyler Park Cleanup
9:30am-12:30pm @ Tyler Park, Lowell

Saturday, April 16: Canal Cleanup with Lowell Canalwater Cleaners
9am-12pm @ Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center – 246 Market Street, Lowell

Saturday, April 16: Eagle Park Garden Build with Mill City Grows
9am-4pm @ North Common – 95 Jewett St, Lowell

Saturday, April 23: Earth Day Festival & Urban Growers Gathering
10am-3pm @ UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center – 50 Warren St, Lowell

Saturday, April 23: Earth Day Celebration 
12pm @ Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center – 246 Market Street, Lowell

Sunday, April 24: The Great Massachusetts Cleanup
9am-1pm @ Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell – 1 Post Office Square, Lowell
Contact LitterfreeLowell@gmail.com with any questions or to sign up!

Tuesday, April 26: Eco Film Series Screening of Night of Shorts
with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and the Lowell Film Collaborative

6:30pm @ Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center – 246 Market Street, Lowell

Saturday, April 30: Acre Spring Cleanup
8:30am @ Coalition For A Better Acre – 517 Moody Street 3rd Floor, Lowell

Remember, there are plenty of ways to green your routine. It can be as little as printing on both sides of the paper to planting a tree or a garden.

What do you do to make sure you’re living an eco-friendly life? Share with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and hashtag with #LowellEarthMonth to let us know how you’re celebrating!

 

 

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