Showing posts with label earthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label earthday. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Watch "Life on Earth - So Amazing! - NYC Labor Chorus sings Hallelujah, with new words to celebrate Earth" on YouTube

Earth Movie Theater presents: Life on Earth - So Amazing! Yes, we live on a marvelous planet. These views from above align perfectly with the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah, with words adapted by Jeff Vogel and the NY City Labor Chorus. A glorious combination of Earth and music. ============== Earth Movie Theater – Watch Earth from space. . .and listen to joyous music. Astronauts on ISS take photos of Earth, that we convert into movies and combine with world-class music: guitar improv, Bach in Space, classical music, jazz and more. Created by Association of Space Explorers, TERC and Windows on Earth, in glorious 4K and high-quality audio, based on photos from NASA, Crew Earth Observation (CEO) and the International Space Station (ISS). These Astronaut favorite movies are great entertainment, and for Earth science and music education. Explore Earth from Space and experience the Overview Effect. See all the continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and the edge of Antarctica. See cities at night, clouds, islands and Aurora. New movies released about weekly. Please subscribe! #EarthMovieTheater For more visit: EarthMovieTheater.org



Saturday, May 6, 2023

No rain in the forecast for this Earth Day Celebration at DelCarte - Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM

We only have one Earth! Let's take good care of it! Franklin Residents are encouraged to join us for our Earth Day at DelCarte event on May 7th, 2023! Come join the Franklin Conservation Commission, Department of Public Works, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Agricultural Commission, and others to celebrate our shared Earth from 9am to 1pm at the DelCarte Conservation Area at 459 Pleasant Street. This is a great event for children and families!

Celebrate with us by signing up for compost bins, learning about stormwater and rain gardens, enjoying a woods walk, exploring vernal pools, and more!

Overflow parking is available at 337 Pleasant Street and other side streets. Service Hours validated upon request and stewardship. See you there!

This event had been scheduled for April 23 but got rained out.


No rain in the forecast for this Earth Day Celebration at DelCarte - Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM
No rain in the forecast for this Earth Day Celebration at DelCarte - Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Earth Day at DelCarte was RESCHEDULED for Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM

RESCHEDULED Earth Day 

at DelCarte on Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM

Folks may recall, Sunday, April 23 we experienced quite a bit of rain. It had been forecast so the cancelation went out on Friday, ahead of the weekend. That event has now been rescheduled for Sunday, May 7 (and apparently we will see much better weather)!

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/conservation/news/rescheduled-earth-day-delcarte-sunday-may-7-9am-1pm

Earth Day at DelCarte was RESCHEDULED for Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Earth Day at DelCarte was RESCHEDULED for Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Senator Rausch Celebrates Earth Month With Legislation To Drive Climate Action And Environmental Justice

This Earth Month, Senator Becca Rausch (D-Needham) joins community leaders, activists, and experts to raise awareness about environmental protection work targeted at achieving our Commonwealth’s climate action goals. Earlier this term, Senator Rausch, who serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources, filed several bills to decrease carbon emissions, improve air quality, reduce plastic pollution, and build a more sustainable future for all.
“Climate change is among the greatest challenges of our time, and we must address it immediately and comprehensively,” said Senator Rausch. “The robust climate action we need must enhance our recently enacted legislation by further reducing dangerous carbon emissions, curbing single-use plastics that pollute our environment, restoring air quality, and enhancing environmental justice.”

Single-use plastics such as bags, bottles, and utensils are produced using fossil fuels and have detrimental effects on the environment, marine life, and public health. Moreover, less than 10 percent of existing plastics are recycled. While nearly half the municipalities in the Commonwealth have adopted single-use plastic bag rules, it is estimated that Massachusetts residents use more than 2 billion plastic bags per year and statewide plastic reduction legislation has yet to pass.

An Act to reduce plastics (S.570), filed by Senator Rausch, seeks to reduce single-use plastics in the Commonwealth by enacting a uniform plastic bag ban, disposable food service ware limits, and a permanent statewide car seat recycling program. The Plastic Reduction Act would also create an Environmental Protection Trust Fund to support environmental justice populations and small businesses in their transition to environmentally friendly products.

As the Plastic Reduction Act expands on the successes of municipalities, this session’s updated Better Buildings Act (S.2178) builds upon prior successes at the state level secured by Senator Rausch and a broad coalition of environmental experts and activists. With large building energy reporting requirements already enacted into law, this bill would create statewide energy efficiency standards for existing large buildings, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and boosting our ongoing climate action efforts.

Greenhouse gas emissions damage the planet’s ozone layer, leading to negative impacts for human and environmental health. Just last week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection issued an air quality alert across eastern and northeastern counties in the Commonwealth, asking people with heart or lung disease to reduce prolonged exposure outdoors as they are at greater risk of health complications from increases in ozone levels. Air pollution remains a silent killer in Massachusetts, responsible for an estimated 2,780 deaths in 2019. “Large buildings account for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts. We must use every tool in our toolbox to address the serious
 
harms of air pollution on residents of the Commonwealth. The Better Buildings Act is necessary climate action legislation to improve energy efficiency, replacing fossil fuel heating with cleaner alternatives,” said Senator Rausch.

Senator Rausch also filed legislation to improve air quality through converting school buses from diesel fuel to electric (S.2288), and address equity in water quality and access through comprehensive data collection and analysis about water shut offs, tax liens, and unaffordability (S.2177). Each of these bills address existing issues that disproportionately impact environmental justice communities.

Senator Rausch’s climate legislation takes a multifaceted approach to addressing climate change through an equitable, data-driven lens. These bills now await hearings before their respective legislative committees. For more information on Senator Rausch’s legislative portfolio, visit https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/RLR0.

First elected in 2018, Senator Becca Rausch represents the Norfolk, Worcester, and Middlesex District, comprised of Bellingham, Dover, Franklin, Medfield, Milford, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Sherborn, and Wrentham.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day This Saturday (note to due weather forecast, event on Sunday has been rescheduled)

Celebrate Earth Day This Weekend!

Join the Franklin Recreation Department for their 2023 Earth Day Clean up event on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 AM - 12 PM at Beaver Pond Turf Complex Parking Lot (450 Beaver Street, Franklin, MA).

Attendees can bring their own gloves if they have them, disposable gloves will be provided for those who need them. Town staff will provide garbage bags and direct folks to the designated clean up areas. You can register for the event online or the day of the event. Register here: https://franklinma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29880

Please note, the Earth Day celebration at DelCarte for Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 has been postponed due to rain, rain date is forthcoming.

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/celebrate-earth-day-weekend


Celebrate Earth Day This Saturday (note to due weather forecast, event on Sunday has been rescheduled)
Celebrate Earth Day This Saturday (note to due weather forecast, event on Sunday has been rescheduled)

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Franklin Cultural District: #artshappenhere Earth Day spreads to the weekend and more



Wednesday, April 19

11:00am - Franklin Q&A (hybrid event) (Franklin Senior Center) 

1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writing group) (Franklin Senior Center)

1:00pm - "Where's the Toast?" memory café (Franklin Senior Center)

Noteable Blend
Noteable Blend
7:00pm - Creating a Compelling College Application (virtual) (Franklin Public Library)

7:00pm - Spring Sing Fling - Free Concert from Noteable Blend  (Franklin Public Library)


Thursday, April 20

8:30am - Town Council Office Hours (Franklin Senior Center)

10:00am - Writer's Quiet Space (Escape Into Fiction)

10:30am - Rockabye Beats Concert  (Franklin Public Library)

4:00pm - Artisan Fair (Birchwood Bakery & Kitchen)

Library book & bag sale
Library book & bag sale


Friday, April 21

8:00am - Networking breakfast - Downtown Partnership (Dean College)

1:00pm - Book sale ($1/book) (Franklin Public Library)

1:00pm - Mobile Mini Golf  (Franklin Public Library)

5:30pm - David Penza (67 Degrees Brewery)


Saturday, April 22

9:00am - Book Sale ($1/book) (Franklin Public Library)

Earth Day Clean up (Beaver Pond)
Earth Day Clean up (Beaver Pond)
9:00am - Earth Day Clean up (Beaver Pond)

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

10:30am - Music at the Blissful Concert  (Franklin Public Library)

11:00am - Silent Saturday (free silent movie showing)

1:00pm - Bag Sale ($5/bag) (Franklin Public Library)

6:00pm - Elastic Five (Live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

6:00pm - Rotary Comedy Night  (fundraiser, ticketed event)  (Franklin Elks)

7:30pm - Confounded Bridge (live music) (THE BLACK BOX)


Sunday, April 23

Earth Day - DelCarte
Earth Day - DelCarte

9:00am - Earth Day Celebration (DelCarte Open Space)

12:00pm - The Kenny Hadley Big Band Brunch (live music) (THE BLACK BOX)

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)








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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open for viewing (and purchasing the art displayed) during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Franklin Art Association Art Gallery
Franklin Art Association Art Gallery
Visit the Cultural District page ->  https://www.franklinculture.org/

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 

Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!
Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!

Earth Day at DelCarte on Sunday, April 23 from 9 AM to 1PM

Earth Day at DelCarte on Sunday, April 23 from 9 AM to 1 PM

Earth Day at DelCarte on Sunday, April 23 from 9 AM to 1PM
Earth Day at DelCarte on Sunday, April 23 from 9 AM to 1PM

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/conservation/news/earth-day-delcarte-sunday-april-23-9am-1pm

Monday, April 17, 2023

Trail Walk for Earth Day and Celebrate Trails Day - Apr 22, 10 AM


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Monday, April 10, 2023

Earth Day 2023 is spread over the weekend here in Franklin

Earth Day 2023 will be a joint effort of Recreation, Conservation, and Franklin Area Moms

Join the Town of Franklin and the Franklin Area Moms Club for a weekend of Earth Day celebrations.  

Starting on Saturday, April 22, 9 AM - 12 PM with the clean up of over 25 areas across Town.  Meet at Beaver Pond and pick up your bags/gloves and maps.  First 100 participants will receive an earth day t-shirt.  DPW will be giving away tree samplings, coffee and bagels.  

Wrap up the day with a Environmental Extravaganza on the Town Common from 11 - 1 PM.  

On Sunday, the Conservation Department is sponsoring an event at DelCarte on Pleasant Street.  

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/recreation-department/news/earth-day-2023


Earth Day 2023 is spread over the weekend here in Franklin
Earth Day 2023 is spread over the weekend here in Franklin

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Save the Date! Earth Day Celebration at the DelCarte Conservation Area - Apr 23, 2023

Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 9am to 1pm

An event for children and families! Come join the Franklin Conservation Commission, Department of Public Works, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Agricultural Commission, and others to celebrate our shared Earth on Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the DelCarte Conservation Area at 459 Pleasant Street. 

Celebrate with us by signing up for compost bins, learning about stormwater and rain gardens, enjoying a woods walk, exploring vernal pools, and more!

Overflow parking is available at 337 Pleasant Street and other side streets. Service Hours validated upon request and stewardship. See you there!

Shared from ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/conservation/news/save-date-earth-day-celebration-delcarte-conservation-area

Save the Date! Earth Day Celebration at the DelCarte Conservation Area - Apr 23, 2023
Save the Date! Earth Day Celebration at the DelCarte Conservation Area - Apr 23, 2023

Friday, March 24, 2023

Mark your calendar to help with Earth Day cleanup at Beaver Pond - April 22, 2023

For over 20 years the Town of Franklin has conducted this event in an effort to educate the public on recycling, beautification and general clean up. Help us clean our local parks, roads, schools and town greenery! 
Meet at Beaver Pond parking lot on Saturday, April 22, 9:00 AM where we will distribute trash bags, gloves and maps with clean up sites. 
Free tree saplings will be distributed.
Register today: https://tinyurl.com/28jjfztx

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Interfaith Teen Climate Change group continues monthly

Join us on the first Sunday of each month at 7 PM. On April 2, we’ll continuing planning our Earth Day celebration. We are specifically focused on Climate Justice (mitigating the effects of Climate Change on the poorest people of the world and our community). All young people are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation.

St John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street in Franklin.

For more information:
Call 508-528-2387 Email Rector@StJohnsFranklinMA.org
Like us on Facebook  and Twitter
See our website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org  

Friday, April 22, 2022

Franklin's Event Outlook: Apr 22, 2022 to Apr 28, 2022

Seems to be a good weather forecast to be out and about this weekend as the school vacation comes to a close. Earth Day is today and celebrated with the town wide clean up on Saturday starting at Beaver Pond. Sunday features the LiveARTS fund raising concert. Monday evening meet the FHS Unified Basketball team that is going to represent MA at the Special Olympics later this year.

Saturday, April 23
9:00am - Franklin Earth Day
10:00am - Historical Museum (always free)

Sunday, April 24
1:00pm - Historical Museum (always free)
3:00pm - LiveARTS: Annual Fundraiser Concert

Monday, April 25
6:00pm - Meet FHS Unified Basketball Team & Celebrate

Find the full calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found   https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26

Community Calendar
Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Are you an Earth Buddy?

FM: What is Save Soil?
KP: The Save Soil movement is being initiated by Sadhguru, a yogi, mystic, and visionary who has 9 million volunteers across the globe. He initiated this movement because to address the oil crisis by bringing together people from around the world to stand up for Soil Health, and supporting leaders of all nations to institute national policies and actions toward increasing the organic content in cultivable Soil.

FM: You are a notary and presidential volunteer award recipient from Point of Light. How did you get involved with this Save Soil Movement?
KP: The Save Soil movement is not a protest, this is the responsibility of every human who lives on this planet. This is the movement to turn world attention to our dying soil. I am an earth buddy to help this effort.

FM: What could be a solution for Save Soil?
KP:  We have to bring back at least 3-6% organic content in the soil, by bringing the land under shade from vegetation, and enriching the soil through plant litter, and animal waste.

FM:  What can we do?
KP: Let's make the awareness of Save Soil to all. This has been a journey from GreenHeads to GreenHands to GreenHearts. Each and every one of us. Let us make it happen!!

FM: Is there any website?
KP: yes please see www.savesoil.org or sign your pledge at                  https://pledge.save-soil.co/kpsompally

FM:  Is there any action plan?  are you creating Save Soil awareness in New England area or Franklin?
KP: In Franklin, we haven't started yet, we will start soon. We just started a campaign to join to become earth buddies in Boston, let's make it happen!!!!

View the video message here -> https://youtu.be/SCHqnkR7600



Are you an Earth Buddy?
Are you an Earth Buddy?

Monday, April 18, 2022

Register to help Franklin clean up for Earth Day - Apr 23

The annual community clean up activities are scheduled for Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. For over 20 years, the Town of Franklin has conducted this event in an effort to educate the public on recycling, beautification, and general clean up of the town.

Earth Day is celebrated on Friday, April 22nd throughout the United States. Franklin will host their own Earth Day on Saturday April 23 this year! 

Keep Franklin looking beautiful by helping us clean our local parks, roads, schools, and town greenery!

Come to Beaver Pond to check in for 9 AM. Activities are usually completed by noon.

Earth Day is a great opportunity for High School Students to earn their volunteer hours!

You can pre-register at: https://franklinma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29880

Register to help Franklin clean up for Earth Day - Apr 23
Register to help Franklin clean up for Earth Day - Apr 23

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Newcomers & Friends: Bringing Earth Day Home - Apr 20

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Mosczynski and Susan Speers, volunteers with Metacomet Land Trust, will be joining us with a program on “Bringing Earth Day Home.”  The program will introduce the conservation group, with a focus on its work to preserve open space in Franklin since 1988. Metacomet is a member-supported nonprofit which serves 15 towns and is based in Franklin. 

To mark the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, Mosczynski and Speers will share a slide presentation on the group’s conservation work, education programs, and behind the scenes assistance to landowners and towns wishing to permanently preserve natural habitat. Metacomet’s local efforts include helping Franklin to connect town open space and Metacomet’s land. Metacomet is a 501-(c)-3 charity. More information can be found at www.MetacometLandTrust.org.

Bringing Earth Day Home
Bringing Earth Day Home

We welcome you to come join your friends and neighbors.  Meet us upstairs at "3" Restaurant on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30.  Hot and cold appetizers and beverages are provided.  No need to be a newcomer to the area . . . and no need to RSVP. Come make connections in your community.  We are a multi-generational club offering a wide range of activities for all ages with an emphasis on fun and camaraderie. We are a member driven organization and are always excited to welcome new faces and new ideas.  

Newcomers and Friends Club: April Meeting Update
Newcomers and Friends Club

Residents of Franklin, or any surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club, are welcome to join us. We run our meetings September through May, typically meeting the 3rd Wednesday of the month. We also hold many fun and varied events throughout the year to stay connected.

Look for us on our Meetup and Facebook pages for more information.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Newcomers-Friends https://facebook.com/FranklinNewcomersFriendsClub


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Conservation Commission schedules clean up for DelCarte on Saturday, Oct 16

"A reminder the clean up of DelCarte is scheduled for this Saturday from 9:00 AM thru Noon. 
Refreshments, gloves, trash bags, masks (if needed) plus credits for clubs and schools …. Community Service 3 hours. 
We look forward to seeing folks there."

 

Franklin Conservation Commission
Shared from Facebook ->

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Franklin Interfaith Council Celebrates Earth Day by Planting Trees

Thursday, April 22nd was an unseasonably cold morning, but members of St John’s Episcopal Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints First Universalist Society of Franklin (FUSF), and Franklin Federated Church gathered to plant trees. “It was a wonderful way to celebrate God’s gift of Creation,” said The Rev. Kathy McAdams, Rector of St John’s and President of the Franklin Interfaith Council.

In preparation for Earth Day, McAdams led an online lesson with the St John’s Church School to discuss the many benefits that trees provide, such as erosion protection, filtering of the air we breathe and the water we drink, noise reduction, shade that reduces the need for air-conditioning, food and habitat for birds and other animals, food and raw materials for people, the fun of climbing them, and the beauty of looking at them.

The Interfaith group planted seven trees - maples, oak, cherry, and purple beech - at several sites in Franklin. The Department of Public Works chose the locations and dug the holes at Horace Mann Middle School, Franklin High School, Keller-Sullivan School, and the Community Garden at King Street Memorial Park. Participants, then, planted the trees, added compost, and have committed to continue watering the trees until they are well-established. McAdams added, “We give thanks for all that God gives us in Creation, and we show our gratitude by being good stewards.”

tree planted at King St Memorial Park, near the Community Garden
tree planted at King St Memorial Park, near the Community Garden


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

FM #524 - Talk Franklin - 04/23/21 (audio)

FM #524 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 524 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing and Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about: 
Earth Day
  • Not just Apr 22, and out about Apr 24 with clean up efforts
  • Climate and repercussions
Budget hearings
  • Apr 27 - Town (Administration, Clerk, Library, Senior Center, etc.)
  • Apr 28 - Safety (Police, Fire, MECC)
  • Apr 29 - DPW (also enterprise accounts for water, sewer, trash/recycle and stormwater fee proposal)
  • May 4 - Schools
Re-opening 
  • Mask, hygiene reminders
  • Rabies clinic info coming May 1
  • Pop up teaser
Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 31 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie.  Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b56e5119-12cf-43e6-9ed8-c2bbd1e018af 

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Town of Franklin COVID-19 page = https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/vaccination-and-covid-19-data 

Town of Franklin budget page  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget 
Franklin Schools budget page  https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget 

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FM #524 - Talk Franklin - 04/23/21 (audio)
FM #524 - Talk Franklin - 04/23/21 (audio)


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Earth Day conversation starters for Franklin

Via Cobi Frongillo: 

"Some thoughts on this Earth Day to get our brain's turning on opportunities for local advocacy..."
Shared from Facebook: