View Earth Day-related events going on in Andover throughout the month of April
Andover's 3rd Annual Earth Day Cleanup Event
The Town of Andover’s Department of Public Works in conjunction with the Conservation Division and Republic Services is holding its third annual Neighborhood Cleanup Day in honor of Earth Day, on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
To sign up for this event, please start by filling out an Earth Day Team Signup form. It is OK if you do not have all your volunteers listed and/or liability forms yet; these can be handed in the morning of the event at the latest. Please indicate the Team Leader, the approximate number of participants expected, and the street(s) or area you would like to clean. Those who email or hand-in liability forms separately will need to indicate the Team Leader or Team name they will be joining.
- Each team/group needs one Earth Day Team Signup Form indicating the cleanup area, team leader, and list of volunteers
- Each participant must complete and sign the Town’s Volunteer Waiver Form by check-in (minors must have a legal guardian's signature)
- Email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the day of the event, check-in will be at the Municipal Services Building located at 5 Campanelli Drive. Participants can hand in any outstanding forms and then pick up gloves and bags for the cleanup. We do not need all volunteers to be present at check-in, just a team leader or representative that can distribute the gloves and bags to their team.
Earth Day 2023 - Theme: Invest In our Planet
The Earth Day 2023 Theme is Invest In Our Planet. What Will You Do? Visit EarthDay.org to learn more about this theme, and also to find information on Earth Day events, activities, and what individuals and organizations can do to make a difference.
Andover MA Arbor Day Celebration, 2023
Come celebrate Arbor Day! Hear the Arbor Day proclamation, learn about trees in Andover, and receive a free seedling to plant in your yard.
Climate forum and charrette
Interactive Climate Forum: April 10th, 7:00 pm – 9: pm at the Memorial Hall Library
Andover’s Sustainability Director invites the community to the Interactive Climate Forum on April 10th, 7 – 9 PM at the Memorial Hall Library to further the Climate Action and Sustainability Plan. At the Forum, Weston & Sampson consultants will debut the results from the recent Climate Action Plan survey and propose some preliminary actions and strategies for Andover to lower carbon emissions and improve resilience. Members of the volunteer Climate Action Plan Steering Group will discuss their conversations with companies and share what they learned from the business community. The public will then take part in helping the team prioritize the proposed climate action in an interactive workshop. Please note that seating at the event is capped at 55. Please plan to arrive early; first come, first serve.
Save the date! More information to follow
Climate Resilience Visioning Charrette: April 27th
Visit Andover's Sustainability Page for more Climate and Energy information.
Memorial Hall Library Events
Earth Day Related Events at MHL
The Memorial Hall Library offers many Earth Day-themed events during the spring. Visit the Library's Event Calendar to see all events and registration information.
Lifecycle of Seeds on Zoom (Virtual Program): Wednesday, April 5th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aftermath - Fast Fashion and Textile Waste on Zoom (Virtual Program): Thursday, April 6th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Going Vegan or Vegetarian - Diet Choices to Help the Planet: Tuesday, April 11th, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at West Parish Church
Going Zero Waste As a Family with Sarah Robertson-Barnes (Virtual Program): Wednesday, April 12th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Earth Day Author Talk with Louise Gray on Zoom - Avocado Anxiety & Other Stories About Where Food Comes From (Virtual Program): Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pollinator Power Hour: Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library of Things
Did you know Memorial Hall Library has a Library of Things?
Besides books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, Playaways, and other things that you can read, watch, or listen to, the library circulates a whole bunch of non-traditional items that you might be interested in. Check out the Library of Things on the MHL website. They also have dozens of board games you can check out on their Games page!