Soon the world will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day,  which was held on  April 22, 1970. This anniversary, in the middle of a pandemic, will be an Earth Day like no other, and it may be the most creative we have ever experienced.  With no rallies, no get-togethers, no work projects, and no meetings with legislators, there will still be many opportunities to join with others locally and around the world for inspiration and virtual celebrations.

And now that the Town of Needham has announced the extension of the Solarize Mass Plus program to May 31, 2020, there is still time to educate yourself about clean energy technology and make appointments to take advantage of discounted pricing for solar panels and air source heat pumps, as well as electric vehicles.

Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary online with Earth Day Live!

April 22-April 24

On April 22 through April 24 a three-day livestream will offer videos, live performances, movies, conversations, workshops, and webinars to continue fighting the climate crisis during this uncertain time. For updates and schedules, sign up at Earth Day Live



Participate in UMass Boston Climate Week 

Wednesday, April 22 12-1 p.m.

Join David Cash, Dean, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston and Rebecca Herst, Director, Sustainable Solutions Lab, UMass Boston, in a discussion on the emerging lessons learned from responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can leverage those lessons in addressing climate change.

Registration Required


Virtual Educational Workshop about Mitsubishi Electric Ductless Air Source Heat Pump technology

Wednesday, April 22

Needham’s Solarize Mass Plus Program has been extended to May 31, 2020. Homeowners of Needham are invited to join a free, one-hour Virtual Educational Workshop on Wednesday, April 22,  either from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. or from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.   Have all your questions about air source heat pumps answered by Michael Cappuccio, founder of N.E.T.R. Inc.  Mike’s company is the Air Source Heat Pump contractor for the Solarize Mass Plus program to help Needham residents save money on the upfront costs of embracing clean energy technology.   Register here.


Join Sustainable Wellesley for the DIY Dinner and Documentary Night on April 22.

Wednesday, April 22

April 22nd at 7 p.m. – Join a Facebook live session on plant based pantry staples and meal ideas to go with them. Kelly C will share some great online resources, give some meal swaps (bean burgers for beef burgers) and take questions.

Prior to April 22nd, Watch Forks Over Knives, an uplifting 2011 film about the benefits of eating a plant-focused diet. (Available on Netflix or Amazon Prime). Then send in questions about plant-based eating, and cooking  to Feel free to send your favorite plant-based meal ideas too! More information.


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22!
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