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Make every day Earth Day!

April 7, 2024

Celebrate Earth Day all month long!
Enjoy these local events and programs about nature, the environment, and sustainability. First Parish events are marked in blue.

Art Exhibit by Shared Habitat Earth (S.H.E.)

Weston Public Library – 87 School Street, Weston

For the month of April, the Art Gallery and Community Room at the Weston Public Library will host “Alive,” artwork by Shared Habitat Earth (S.H.E.) in celebration of Earth Day 2024. S.H.E. is a group of about 40 Boston area artists who are concerned about the environment and life on our planet.

The effects of climate change on our beautiful planet have become increasingly and alarmingly clear. We are seeing dramatic weather events all over the world–with disastrous consequences. Art speaks beyond words. It can help us see–and live up to our humanity, by doing our part. Through their paintings and photographs, the artists in this exhibit celebrate the beauty of nature and dramatize the tension between what humanity has enjoyed for thousands of years and what will be left if we don’t act now. The exhibit includes an educational component and provides also tools for action. A percentage of all sales will go to selected environmental organizations.

More information about S.H.E.

Weston Forest & Trail Association – Guided Trail Walks
Sunday, April 7th  &  Sunday, May 5th 

Join WFTA this coming Sunday, April 7th at 2 PM on their next monthly walk, this time through the Sears Land off of Church Street. Walkers should still meet at Town Hall where there is ample parking. The trail route will include some of Weston’s most beautiful and accessible trails, a gorgeous stone bridge (Lee’s Bridge), a walk past the School Furniture Factory site where an Eagle Scout and team made history come alive, and then to the blue heron rookery on beautiful Duck Pond (sometimes known as Station Pond). Please note that given recent rains, and more coming, this is likely to be a very wet and mucky hike. Please wear appropriate footwear.

The next Trail Walk will be on Sunday, May 5th at the Case Estates! Tour the grounds of Marion Case’s experimental farm, recently purchased by the Town of Weston. Park at the Community Center Parking Lot.

Learn more about WFTA

Weston Power Choice – Info Sessions

Learn more about this town-wide electricity program at one of two public info sessions:

Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 PM via Zoom (Meeting ID: 8788 0981 935).

– or –

Thursday, April 18th at 1:00 PM, in person at the Weston Council on Aging.

Additional details can be found at the Town of Weston website or on the Weston Power Choice website (link below).

Weston Power Choice

First Parish event – Film Screening

First Parish Church in Weston –
Film Screening of “Common Ground”
Thursday, April 18th – 7:00 PM

Common Ground is a new film about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. This film explains why transitioning to regenerative agriculture could be key in rehabilitating the planet while simultaneously invigorating a new sense of hope and inspiration in viewers.

We are excited to be hosting an in-person screening of this powerful film on Thursday, April 18th! Join us afterward for light refreshments and a discussion about how our faith informs our response to food practices that support food justice and healthy soil in our community.

Film Screening – Thu. April 18th

Land’s Sake Farm – Earth Day & BIRTH-day Celebration!

April 20th, 2024 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
90 Wellesley Street, Weston

Come by Land’s Sake to connect to the land and see all the ways the farm works to inspire stewardship and sustainability! Enjoy the outdoors while engaging in various ‘education stations’ set up all over the farm. Great for the whole family and environment lovers of all ages! Free to the public, no registration required.

info on Land’s Sake website

First Parish event – Community Clean Up

First Parish Church in Weston – Earth Day Trash Walk
Sunday, April 21st at Noon

The First Parish Church School invites you to join us for a Trash Walk to clean up our neighborhood!

We will gather in front of First Parish and then walk a local circuit to pick up garbage.

Let’s work together to keep Weston wonderful!

Trash Walk – Sun. April 21st

Harmonies of Nature: a Concert/Lecture about Birdsong

Sunday, April 21 – 3:00 to 4:30 PM
Community Room, Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston, MA, 02493

Shared Habitat Earth (S.H.E) is hosting a concert-lecture that goes beyond music to embrace the delicate melodies of the natural world, showcasing the beauty and complexities of birdsong. The event will feature multimedia presentations, including videos of birds in their melodic glory, accompanied by musical transcriptions of their songs. The concert will also feature performances of two original compositions inspired by birdsong, each prefaced with insights by the composer, Alexander Liebermann.

Featuring composer Alexander Liebermann and musicians Felicitas Schiffner (violin), Courtney Regester (flute), Chiau Ring Chen (viola) and Nicholas Tsang (violoncello).

This event is free and open to the public.

Town Green Clean-Up

Monday, April 22nd – 12:00 PM

Join town government employees on Earth Day for a clean-up on the town green on Monday, April 22nd at noon!

Deeply Disturbed: “Life on the Street”
a Lecture from Dr. Peter Del Tredici, urban ecologist and botanist

Hosted by Weston Tree Advisory Group

Thursday, April 25th
Refreshments at 6:30 PM, Lecture at 7:00 PM

Join the Weston Tree Advisory Group (TAG) on Thursday, April 25 at the Community Room in the Library at 87 School Street for a lecture by Dr. Peter Del Tredici titled Deeply Disturbed: “Life on the Street”. Dr. Del Tredici is a noted urban ecologist and botanist. His lecture will tackle the issue of street trees, using historical, ecological, and horticultural perspectives to assess the role that trees play in making cities more livable for all their inhabitants.

This talk is free and open to the public. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with light refreshments, followed by the lecture at 7:00 pm. Copies of Peter’s book, Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide, will be available for purchase; there will be a signing table after the lecture.

Lecture Information