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.
Charlton Earth Day April 24, 2021
Celebrate Earth, Home to All!
Give the Earth some help! Beautify our Town! Roadside trash pick-up 8 am – 2 pm Saturday April 24th!
People can sign-up for a road on the Common Saturday April 24th beginning at 8 am.
Safety first! Please take care when picking up the roads. Use gloves to protect yourself from sharp objects. Wear bright clothing or a safety vest so drivers can see you easily. You may want to set up cones to caution drivers in higher speed areas. Never open containers of unknown substances. Contact the Police to dispose of any needles or syringes – do not touch or place in bags with other refuse.
We have some great incentives from our sponsors:
Free T-shirt to the first 100 people – courtesy of Millennium Power! Our theme this year is “Earth is Home to All” and the winning design is from Charlton fifth-grader Ella Wall. Congratulations Ella on your beautiful design!
Raffle prizes! Everyone who picks up trash may put their name into a raffle for small prizes -- $10 gift cards from our local sponsors, Ted’s Package Store, Milk & Sugar, Stonehenge Gardens, Cornerstone Bank, McDonald's, Treehouse Brewery, and Energy Monster. Names will be drawn at the end of the clean-up and winners notified by phone.
Reusable shopping bag, courtesy of Cornerstone Bank, containing wildflower seeds and educational information from local environmentally-based organizations and businesses.
Dumpster donated by Casella Waste. Show your support for the Earth and for the Town! Pitch in to pick-up litter and clean our roads and fill that dumpster!
T-shirt Design by Ella Wall.
Town Road Map Courtesy of McClure Engineering.
Gloves, trash-grabber -- while supplies last! -- funded in part by a grant from The Last Green Valley.