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Earth Day, Comcast Cares Day scheduled for Saturday April 21, 2012!

Join GWL, the Green Team, Comcast, the City of Lawrence, Mayor's Health Task Force, and many more partner's in this year of cleaning up and beautification of our city of Lawrence. Last year we had 845 volunteers accross over 20 sites city wide. Help us reach our goal of 1,000 this year!
You can participate individually or as group. If your group has an specific beautification project in mind for your neighborhood and you would like to lead the project, we will love to hear from you.

Farmers Market Begins Tomorrow!

Our Saturday Farmers Market is set to begin tomorrow, July 9th, 216 Lawrence St., corner of Lawrence & Park Sts. 10-2pm. Please come down and purchase fresh, local fruits & vegetables. We Accept EBT/SNAP/Food Stamps/WIC/Senior Coupons/Cash/Debit & Credit. If you can't make it tomorrow we also have a Wednesday market on Appleton Way from 9-4pm.

Notes from our weekly radio spot on WCAP 3/22/11

3rd Annual Community Fair at the Emily G. Wetherbee School in Lawrence
The fair will take place on Saturday, March 26th from 9:30-12:00pm. This event was created to build awareness of the resources available in our community. If you are interested in participating, please contact: Hollie Fumero PTO Leader 978-557-2900 ext24101 esperada5678{at}msn.com.

Lawrence General Hospital is offering FREE breast health screenings on Wed. March 30th

Green Team works with Mass Audubon

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Over the past few months we have been very excited about our new partnership with Mass Audubon. Through our partnership we have met naturalists and scientists that have come to Lawrence and really opened our eyes to the great habitat we have right here in our city. Though we don't often consider urban centers as places for great habitats for wildlife, we have learned first-hand that that isn't true and in fact, with Lawrence having three Rivers running through it; these water bodies are actually a rich habitat for lots of wildlife. Through this partnership we have also been fortunate to visit Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center, a great building with a commitment to being green and a hope to get completely off the grid in terms of energy use! We saw how they used deliberate design features - like placement of windows to harness the sun for lighting and solar panels to power the space and to eliminate the need for electricity. We also learned about how they use the earth's energy from the ground through geothermal technology to heat the space. We were very glad to have the opportunity to see how new green building technologies can incorporate renewal energy, reducing the reliance on other non renewable sources and ultimately help save the Earth. This partnership will continue through the Summer and we are excited to be conducting some rapid ecological assessments on some of our green spaces that border the Spicket River and look forward to creating some interpretive materials to help our community better understand the great habitat and great assets we have in the City of Lawrence.