Sustainable Belmont

March 5th

Is that a Plastic Bag?!

Recycling. Recycling?

March 5th, 7-9 p.m. in the Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library 
What's wrong with this picture? If you know the answer, please join us. If you don't know the answer, please join us. We will have a Q & A with Mary Beth Calnan, Belmont Recycling Coordinator on current recycling program success and future initiatives to better overall waste disposal. Members of Wellington's PTO will also share their experience with recycling in their school and GREEN TEAM initiatives. Can't be there? Please send your question and we'll be sure to include it in our published re-cap. 

Special Thanks!

A special thanks to Anna Churchill, Amanda Mujica, Geri Weiss, and all amazing young talent that joined us at our rescheduled Sustainable Valentine event! We had a great time creating and talking environmental 'shop' and just plain having fun. We look forward to spreading the enviro-love next year!


A Concert for the Silver Maple Forest: A Benefit for the Belmont Uplands
March 1, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Belmont Unitarian Universalist Church, 404 Concord Ave.
Musical Performers: foodbaby will open for The Loomers

Save the Date for our next Sustainable Belmont Meeting
April 2nd, 7-9 p.m.

Guests: Idith Haber from the Coalition to Preserve the Belmont Uplands and Anne-Marie Lambert of the Belmont Citizens Forum will speak to history and conservation issues regarding the Belmont Uplands.

Get Ready for Rain Barrels!
June 12 and June 19 at the Belmont Farmer's Market
Sustainable Belmont will selling rain barrels for $65 through the Great American Rain Barrel Company purchasing program again for 2014.
*New this year: Home Composters will be on display as well for you to see and learn about. There are 2 types sold by DPW for $25/ea.
In previous years, we have donated the display rain barrel to local schools and last year we raffled it at our garden tour. Do you know a community organization that would like to receive a barrel? We are open to suggestions!

Regional Highlights

Teri Blanton, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Massachusetts Climate Action Network and Toxics Action Center
Local Environmental Action 2014 Conference
March 2, 2014, 9–5:20 p.m.
Northeastern University, Curry Student Center

Concord Climate Action Network
France Moore Lappe: Eco-Mind: Changing the Way we Think to Create the World We Want
March 14, 2014, 7–9 p.m.
Trinitarian-Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord, Ma.

Sustainable Arlington
Arlington EcoFest 2014
March 29, 2014, 10–2 p.m.
Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave.

Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition
Please visit their website for interesting past event lecture videos and current initiatives.

Sustainable Winchester and Winchester Farmers Market
The State of Affairs of Water
March 5, 7 p.m.
Winchester Public LIbrary at 80 Washington St.
Winchester resident, Leon Awerbuch, Dean of the IDA Desalination Academy and President of Leading Edge Technology, and Kathleen Baskin, Director of Water Policy of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, will present international and local perspectives on how climate and other forces are affecting the availability and nature of water usage. More information, contact Fred Yen.

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Read Roger Wrubel's letter to the editor (Belmont Citizen Herald) regarding solar on the substation, reposted here on our Patch blog.

Considering gardening? Check out the Belmont Victory Gardens where you may sign up for a plot or just see what's growing!

Food? Check out theTEDxManhattan's "Changing the Way We Eat," on March 1st - ALL DAY Live Streaming. It is loaded with renowned food experts, including Myra Goodman, Chef Tom Colicchio and Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-ME (excerpted from the EWG). Find a viewing party here.

See you Wednesday!

paper recycling
Sustainable Belmont is an all-volunteer organization that has regular discussions, workshops and presentations to enable the community to be environmentally sustainable. Meetings and events are open to the public.

Kind regards,
Kate Bowen, Chair
Darrell King, Co-Chair
John Kolterman, Adviser

In nature nothing exists alone. — Rachel Carson
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