Earth Week 2021

In celebration of 10 years as a Green Community, Mayor Brodeur is collaborating with several community groups to put on Earth Week, a series of social and educational events to drive green initiatives in the City of Melrose. ''

Throughout the month, Mayor Brodeur is encouraging residents to opt up to 100% Local Green energy through Melrose Community Power. Mayor Brodeur has set a challenge to get 100 new participants to opt up to 100% by the end of Earth Week. For more information contact Sustainability Manager Martha Grover.

You can also take the Melrose Energy Commission's Go Green Pledge! #MelroseGoGreen

Current schedule of events:

Wednesday 4/21

7:00 PM—Vegetable Gardening 101

A Melrose Public Library Virtual Event

Thursday 4/22 

10:30 AM—Electric Vehicle Parade (Map)

Hosted by the Melrose Energy Commission. Starting at Mt Hood Golf Course

Friday 4/23

1:00 PM— Litter Letter Ribbon Cutting

Keep Melrose Beautiful is working to set up Massachusetts’ second litter letter installation at Tremont St & the Fellsway.

Saturday 4/24

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Community Cleanup & Flagg Acres Trail Cleanup

Hosted by Keep Melrose Beautiful & Melrose Conservation Commission. Sign up at link above.

For Flagg Acres cleanup: 

Location: Flagg Acres parking lot (off of Swains Pond Avenue between 315 and 325 Swains Pond Avenue)

What to Bring: Gloves, boots, a garbage bag or two, and any other tools for collecting litter and debris

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Melrose Band Bottle & Can Drive

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Food Waste & Composting information table at City Hall

Hosted by Zero Waste Melrose

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Bring your electric bill to City Hall and sign up on the spot for Melrose Local Green 100% or do it right now online at Melrose Community Power

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tree Planting with Tree-Plenish

Hosted by Melrose High Environmental Club and Keep Melrose Beautiful 

Monday 4/26

7:00 PM –Climate Legislation Update with Sen. Lewis, Rep. Lipper-Garabedian, Sustainabilitiy Manager Martha Grover, and Mayor Brodeur

Hear about the groundbreaking Next Generation Climate Roadmap signed into law and what it means for Melrose from Sen. Lewis and Rep. Lipper-Garabedian. It’s a FaceBook Live event but an account isn’t required to stream it HERE

Facebook Live Event

Wednesday 4/28

7:00 PM –Plant-Based Cooking for Spring with Linda Sheehan - REGISTER and make a donation to Bread of Life

Zoom Event in Collaboration with Melrose High Environmental Club

Thursday 4/29

7:00 –Cooking and Gardening with Herbs

A Virtual Melrose Public Library Event

Ongoing through the week: 

Seed Library



Check back for updates and more information on events.