Earth Day Committee
37 Main Street
Charlton, MA 01507
P: 508-248-2200 ext. 2408
Earth Day Committee Members
Chief Jim Pervier
|Earth Day Committee
The Earth Day Committee is responsible for planning Charlton's Earth Day each spring. An informal group called the Earth Day Festival Planning Group plans and assists with the Earth Day Festival. Meetings are open to anyone interested in volunteering or sharing ideas for Earth Day.
This year the Earth Fest committee is seeking to clean up any "hot spots" of trash. Charlton has scenic wooded stretches of roads where large amounts of trash are sometimes dumped without the owner's knowledge. If you know of an area in need of clean-up or are a community group who wish to help please contact the committee via the link on the side or call Linda at 508-615-3568.
Charlton Earth Day 2016
Saturday, April 30.
The Cleanup is all day.
The Festival is 11 AM - 2 PM
Download the Earth Day Flyer
Annual town wide clean up starts at 8 am. Come to the Senior Center to up sign up for your road, and receive a free T- Shirt. Charlton Earth Fest 2016 will be on the town common from 11 am to 2 pm. Come enjoy the live music, food, animals, pet show, art show, environment and earth friendly vendors and informational booths!
Our town is beautiful – please take an hour or two that day to pick up litter along the roadsides to let the natural splendor shine forth. People may register for a road or section of a road they want to clean. Registration will be ongoing in the Senior Center beginning April 1st or sign-up online below.
The yellow trash bags for clean-up will be available at the senior center beginning April 25, 2016 for those who want to pick up trash at their own convenience. A roll-off dumpster will be behind Town Hall on Saturday, April 30, 2016, courtesy of Casella Waste Systems. The first 100 volunteers to show up Saturday the 30th will receive a free Earth Day T-shirt courtesy of Millennium Power. All volunteers are welcome to come back to the senior center for a light lunch from 10:00am to noon.
Child Seat Safety Check: The Charlton Police Department will be hosting a Child Seat Safety Check from 10 AM - 2 PM. At the checkup, nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to inspect and properly install child safety seats. The checkups are made possible by federal grant funding provided by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS).
Earth Fest Bottle and Can Drive: Charlton Boy Scout Troop 165 is holding a Bottle and Can Drive on Saturday April 30th from 9 AM - 1 PM on the Town Common. Bring down all your soda and beer cans for easy recycling as part of Charlton's Earth Fest Celebration!
Music on the Common: Grade "A" Fancy will be playing from 11:00 to 12:30 and The Grey Whisker Pickers will be playing from 12:30 to 2:00
Informational booths, activities, food and live animals! Some local Earth friendly organizations featured at this year’s event:
Earth Day Details:
- Freedom Energy Systems
- Second Chance Animal Shelter
- North East Organic Farming Association
- Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary
- Isador’s Organics
- Zero Point Energy Systems
- Charlton Garden Club
Registration will be ongoing in the Senior Center beginning April 1st or sign-up online here:
- A roll off dumpster will be provided behind Town Hall, courtesy of Casella Waste Systems.
- Trash bags and gloves will be provided at the Senior Center all week
- The first 100 volunteers to show up at the Senior Center will receive an Earth Day T-shirt, designed by a Charlton Middle School student!
- All volunteers are welcome for lunch at the Senior Center from 11 am to 12 pm.
- Food and t-shirts are provided at no charge thanks to Millennium Power.
2016 - The following roads have volunteers signed up to clean them:
10 School House Rd
Center Depot Rd - Rte 20 to Mass Pike bridge
J. Hammond Rd.
Main Street - Skate Park and Library area
Mugget Rd - the cemetery to Bond Rd
Old Worcester Road -N Main St to Morton Station Rd
Oxford Rd - Richardson Corner to Colicum Dr.
Prindle Hill Rd
Richardson Corner Road - RT 20 to Stonehedge Gardens
Saw Mill Circle
Snake Hill Rd
Charlton Earth Fest Activites and Events
After the clean-up, come to the Town Common! An Earth Fest event will be held on the common from 11 am – 2 pm which will include live music, earth friendly information booths and vendors – a bit of something for everyone!
The Art Show: RECYCLED ART CONTEST OPEN TO ALL AGES!
Register by 11am, judging at 1pm.
If you are a Charlton resident who is inspired by everyday recyclable objects - submit an art project!
Art projects must be at the Senior Center by 11 am to be displayed at EarthFest. Pieces must be titled, with artist name and contact information attached. Judging will be at 1:00pm. Prizes will be given in three age categories, Child, Youth & Adult. Contest sponsored by Millennium Power.
Please note: Projects MUST be picked up by 2:00, or they will be “recycled”.
The Pet Show:
The Pet Show is open to all children of Charlton. You should register your pet ahead of time in ONE category. Prizes are given to one winner in each category. Pets need to come on a leash or in a carrier or cage. Please check in your pet at the Town Common before 12:00. Judging will take place at 12:30.
Use the form below to register your pet and return it to: Pets - Earth Day Committee 37 Main Street, Charlton, MA 01507. Pet Show sponsored by Southbridge Savings Bank.
Deadline to enter: April 27, 2016
Rules for Pet Show
1. Participants must register at the common beginning at noon. Judging will begin at 12:30.
Download a Pet Show Registration Form or register online using the below form:
2. Participants should arrive by noon and check in at the registration booth where they will receive a registration number.
3. All pets must be restrained either by cages or leash.
4. Winners will be judged by an official judging team and all results are final.
5. Prizes will be awarded to the categories listed below.
6. Any other rule the judges deem necessary to eliminate confusion and discrepancies.
Forms and Documents
Earth Day Logo Contest Winners
Pet Show Registration Form (Mail In)
Pet Show Registration Form (Online)
Road Registration Form (Online)