NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - Alternatives will partner with the Blackstone River Watershed Association for the Annual Earth Day Cleanup on Sunday, April 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. Volunteers and the public are also invited to the Clean and Green Fair following the cleanup.
Hosted by Alternatives, the fair will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at River Bend Farm. All events are rain or shine.
The fair will feature information on “green topics” such as composting, storm water recycling, and Terracycling. There will be giveaways for participants, seedling planting and many more events.
Educational information for children will be available, as well as a variety of children’s activities, including crafts.
Alternatives, a non-profit agency serving individuals with disabilities throughout Central Massachusetts, demonstrated its concern for the environmental health of the Blackstone Valley by utilizing green technology in its renovation of the Whitin Mill in Whitinsville.
One of the agency’s latest environmental initiatives is a Terracycling partnership with the Balmer Elementary School in Northbridge. Working with individuals served by Alternatives, students recycle their Capri Sun and Honest Kids drinks containers. The containers are sent to Terracycle, where they are recycled into a variety of products. For each recycled container, the school receives $.02.
“It’s a great program on many levels,” says Balmer School Principal John Zywien. “Not only are the students learning about recycling, but they are learning about diversity as well. They have really gotten to know the individuals from Alternatives and have formed great relationships with them.
For more information about the Clean and Green Fair, contact Lisa Hella at 508-266-6560 or email@example.com.