Earth Day

View Earth Day-related events going on in Andover throughout the month of April

Andover's 2nd Annual Earth Day Clean-up Event 

The Town of Andover’s Department of Public Works in conjunction with Republic Services held its second Neighborhood Clean-Up Day in honor of Earth Day, on April 23rd. 

The final weights of all trash collected from Andover roads and neighborhoods during the Earth Day Cleanup Event equaled 1.22 tons or 2,440 lbs.

If you were unable to participate in this event but are interested in doing a neighborhood cleanup, big or small, please contact us at recycle@andoverma.us or leave a message at 978-623-8701.

Earth Day 2022 - Theme: Invest In our Planet

The Earth Day 2022 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. 

Arbor Day  

Andover MA Arbor Day Celebration, 2022

What: Annual Arbor Day Celebration 
When: Friday, April 29th, 2022, 10 am (Rain or Shine)
Where: 5 Campanelli Drive, Andover MA. 

Come celebrate Arbor Day at the Municipal Services Facility. Hear the Arbor Day proclamation, learn about trees in Andover, and receive a free seedling to plant in your yard.
View Agenda

AHS Environmental Club Fundraiser 2022

Tree-Plenish. Striving for Sustainability at Andover High School

Request a tree by March 23, 2022, to help offset Andover High School's paper usage

A Message from The Andover High School Environmental Club

The Andover High School Environmental Club is excited to be hosting its second Tree-Plenish event. Last year, the school`s total paper usage of 2.5 million sheets per year was offset by planting over 300 new trees in the community. The Environmental Club is looking forward to meeting their goal for this year, and with your help, they may even be able to surpass this goal! The Environmental Club has selected an amazing variety of species (Flowering Dogwood, American Sycamore, and Paper Birch) that are native to the area and would make a lovely addition to any yard. 

Thank you for your support, and know that with any contribution, you are supporting a greener future! If you would like to donate your saplings to be planted at the local reservation, please select the "yes, I would like volunteers" option on the order form and write "reservation" as the address.

Please visit: http://tpevents.org/school/2208 to order a sapling (by March 23rd), volunteer or donate.

Climate Summit 

Andover's 1st Climate Summit Event

The Town of Andover held its first Climate Summit in the spring of 2022

The in-person event was held at the Old Town Hall in downtown Andover on April 8th and 9th. Please visit the Climate Summit Page under the Sustainability Department for more information. View the Climate Summit on Andover TV

Memorial Hall Library Events

 Earth Day Related Events at MHL

Vist MHL.org to view all events. 

Adult Programs 

Monday, 4/4 at 2:30 pm - Talking Trash & Recycling on Zoom: 

This interactive presentation offered by Keep Massachusetts Beautiful will inform you as to what really happens to your trash and recyclables. This event is hosted by the Wilmington Memorial Library in partnership with other libraries, including Memorial Hall Library. 
View Event

Tuesday, 4/5 at noon - Andover Seed Library: Heirloom Seeds – A Virtual Workshop

Learn about heirloom seeds and why they are so important. Shannon McCabe, an educator with Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company will share her extensive knowledge about the importance of preserving and planting heirloom seeds. Baker Creek has been a generous donor of seeds to the Andover Seed Library since its founding. View Event

Thursday, 4/7 at 7:00pm - Andover Seed Library: No-Till Gardening on Zoom -Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting Your Garden from Scratch. 

Mark Gostkiewicz of Tri Gable Lea Farm, a small family farm in Colchester, CT will cover a variety of easy ways to start a garden bed from scratch, including times to start and how to tweak your method to match the season. 
View Event

Thursday, 4/14 at Noon - Andover Seed Library: Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden with Christy Wilhelmi on Zoom. 

Grow your own delicious, organic apples, figs, peaches, plums, strawberries, blackberries, citrus fruits, and more.  Christy Wilhemi, author of Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden will share how even beginners can become successful fruit “farmers.” 
View Event

Thursday, 4/21 at Noon - Andover Seed Library: A Native Transformation on Zoom. 

Known as The Monarch Gardener, Katie Banks Hone shares how she has transformed her suburban property along the Ipswich River into a thriving habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies. View Event

Thursday, 4/21 at 7 pm - All About Chrysanthemums with Ila Cox:
An in-person event in Memorial Hall. No registration is required. 
Ila Cox was inspired by the intersection of this plant's history with human culture and will share this in her presentation. Presented in collaboration with Andover Village Garden Club and Spade and Trowel Garden Club. The public is welcome. 
View Event

Tuesday, 4/26 at 7 pm - The Landscape as Canvas - Earth Art: Art on Tuesdays with Jane Oneail on Zoom. 
Art lecturer Jane Oneail will discuss art made from materials in the natural world. In the 1960s and 70s, artists like Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, and Ana Mendietta began the revolutionary practice of making art using materials from the natural world. Learn more about the inspiration for the movement and get insight into the works of several leading artists, including Andy Goldsworthy. 
View Event

For Teens

Celebrate Earth Day all month long with the Memorial Hall Teen Room, which will feature a teen Earth Month series. The Teen Room will be doing crafts that use recycled materials. Teen programs are open to patrons in grades 6 through 12.

Monday, April 4, 3-4 pm, Earth Month: Comic Book Beads
The first program is to use comic books to create paper beads for jewelry, keychains, and more! 
View Event

Tuesday, April 12, 3-4 pm, Earth Month: Stamped Tote Bags
 This week's program is to create stamps to decorate reusable tote bags.
View Event

Wednesday, April 20, 3-4 pm, Earth Month: Woven Paper Baskets
 This week's program is to weave recycled paper strips into baskets.
View Event

Tuesday, April 26, 3-4 pm, Earth Month: Recycled Magazine Buttons
This week's program is to make pinback buttons from recycled paper and magazines.
View Event

For Kids 

A guided meditation using Healing breath: 
A guided meditation through nature for kids by William Meyer (this will be recorded and posted on our website, available for access April 4th through 30th) 
View Event 

Take It Make It:
 Earth Day-themed take-home craft kits available April 4-15

Picture Book Bunch: 
Pre-registration is required 
For Gr K-2 on Saturday, April 9, 12:30-1 featuring books about caring for the earth and a craft. This will be in-person and registration is required through (https://mhl.libnet.info/events) or by calling 978-623-8440 beginning April 4th. Space is limited.

 Earth Day StoryWalk: Take a walk around the library from the parking lot to the Polar Bears out front and read the story The Earth Book by Todd Parr which will be posted along the way April 15-30.

Earth Day Story Time: Friday, April 22nd at 10 am at The Park, Bartlet, and Chestnut Streets. Join us for stories and songs celebrating the Earth and help us "clean up". Weather permitting.