Upcoming Events

Neponset Trail - Community Celebration 9/29
Celebrate Milton 9/30
Yard Sale at Trailside Museum 10/6-8
MassRecycle - Plastics in Oceans speaker 10/23
Sustainable Milton Movie Night 10/24


Celebrate the Neponset Trail!

Saturday Sept 29th, Noon - 3 PM
Harvest River Bridge and Ryan Field

Please join us at the Mattapan-Milton Community Celebration of the Neponset River Greenway Trail Extension!  The event was rained out this spring...  perhaps we will instead enjoy beautiful foliage such as this view from the Harvest River Bridge captured last fall. The path near Ryan Playground is visible on the right side of the photo. 

Festivities will include:

  • A Family-Friendly Two-Mile Bike Ride

  • Live Musical Acts and Spoken Word

  • Make your Own Tree Ornament and Other Arts and Crafts Projects for Children & Adults

  • Community Sponsored Displays

  • Food

Although this 1.3 mile section of the Greenway was first proposed over 20 years ago as part of a 7 mile off-road path, it was delayed, wonderfully redesigned and finally (unofficially) opened in May 2017.  Please join us to celebrate this valuable resource and the communities it connects.

Rain date Oct 6.  For more information please contact:


¡CelebrateMilton!  turns 25

Pierce Middle School, 451 Central Ave (rear)
Sun Sept 30th, Noon - 4 PM, rain or shine

Sustainable Milton and 70 other local groups will be celebrating the richness of Milton

Enjoy free children's entertainment, live music and dance; eat some food, mingle with neighbors, find out what community organizations and local businesses have to offer.  It's a great coming together day.  We look forward to seeing you there!

If Mother Nature does not cooperate, Celebrate Milton will take place inside Pierce MS

20th Annual "Feather Your Nest" Yard Sale

Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave, Milton
Sat - Mon Oct 6 - 8, 10 AM - 4 PM

One person's trash, diverted, becomes another person's treasure 
and proceeds help support the Trailside Museum's mission!  Donate, Shop or both!

The Museum will gratefully accept donations of the following items for the yard sale, provided they are in working order with no missing pieces, parts, or accessories:

  • Clothing & other textiles (towels, linens, curtains, etc.)
  • Furniture, rugs, & decor
  • Housewares & kitchen tools (non-electric)
  • Toys & board games
  • Movies, books, & video games (no consoles)
  • Sports or outdoors equipment

Please NO computers, monitors, televisions, refrigerators, or other electronics! 

Donations will be accepted  Tues - Sun 10  AM- 4 PM.  All donors will receive a receipt for their tax records.


The Pitfalls of Single Use Plastics

What's the difference between the tote bag pictured above and the photo at the top of this newsletter?

The Sustainable Milton tote bag pictured above was manufactured in New Hampshire from recycled content (plastic bottles and scrap fabric).  It is a durable, reusable bag that may be machine washed and air-dried.  It is 2 years old, looks great and has many years of productive use ahead of it.

Plastic bags removed during the Neponset River Cleanup on Sat 9/22, pictured in the ugly photo at the very top of this newsletter, were not locally produced and are not likely made of 100% post-consumer recycled materials.  Someone may have intended to reuse them but they blew into the river and that's where they stayed until volunteers plucked them from the river today.. 

While single use plastics can be helpful in certain situations, Sustainable Milton recommends you try to avoid using them whenever possible.  Consider purchasing and using durable, reusable bags.  Just say "no thanks" to plastic straws and plastic bags unless you really need them.  Reuse any plastic bags you might have, but please DO NOT put your recyclables in them!  While it might look neat and organized to you, plastic bags clog machinery and hamper sorting processes at the materials recycling facilities where recyclable waste is managed.

Consider how items are packaged when purchasing goods and tell the retailers and restaurants you frequent why you've made the choices you have.  Future generations and your environment thank you in advance.

We hope to see you soon at some of the events mentioned above! 

We'll have more info on the Plastics in the Oceans speaker and  Sustainable Milton Movie night in our next newsletter.  Stay tuned!

Sustainable Milton

Pres. Daryl Warner, VP Didi Emmons, Treasurer Greg Naviloff, Secretary Fred Taylor; Board Members:  Erick Ask, Henry MacLean, Louie Pierro and Tara Manno Richer

Reach us:  Sustainable Milton is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit org

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