Saturday, April 28, 2012
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: All of Hopkinton!
Join us for Hopkinton's 4th Annual Spring Green Up by meeting at the Town Common at 9:00 am on April 28th. Many town organizations, clubs and neighborhoods will again be participating in our effort to clean up Hopkinton. Please grab a pair of gloves and a garbage bag and either head out your door to pick up trash or identify an area of town that needs clean up and head there. We will be working with town groups to organize clean up of areas in need of clean up. Please let us know where you plan to go so that we do not duplicate efforts. Let's make this year our best year yet!
8:30 am - 12 pm
Location: All of Hopkinton!
Join us for the 3rd Annual Spring Green Up. Many town organizations, clubs and neighborhoods will again be participating in our effort to clean up Hopkinton. Please grab a pair of gloves and a garbage bag and either head out your door to pick up trash or identify an area of town that needs clean up and head there. We will be working with town groups to organize clean up of areas in need of clean up. Please let us know where you plan to go so that we do not duplicate efforts. Let's make this year our best year yet!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm
For more information, see http://hptaonline.com/
Stop by HopGreen's booth at the Green Expo! We will have a sign up available for the Spring Green Up as well as gloves and trash bags will be handed out.
A community-wide event to swap children’s clothing, maternity clothing, toys, and much more. All items in great condition! Hand-me-downs...recycling at its best! Proceeds to benefit Hopkinton Public Schools.
What you need — a bargain!
Fill a bag for $10 each! Make that $5/bag, when you make a donation! Bring your own reusable shopping bags (or equivalent size), if possible. Most larger items just $1-$10! Lots of name brands! Cash & checks accepted.
What we need — your donations!
Donate your gently used children's clothing (sizes newborn - 14), maternity clothing, baby gear (no car seats/high chairs), toys, games, books, DVDs, sports equipment, trikes/bikes, and more!
Donations accepted April 1-29 at these Hopkinton locations:
(Be sure to write your name on the donor sheet attached to the bin!)
Hooray For Books
89 Hayden Rowe St.
31 Elizabeth Rd.
25 South St.
18 Main St.
Jackie & Company Hair Salon
12 Wood St.
And in the lobby of these Hopkinton Schools:
Preschool, Center, Elmwood, Hopkins and Middle
To make large donations, arrange a pick-up, or get further information, please contact HopSwap@gmail.com.
A green initiative sponsored by the HPTA and Hopkinton Moms Group. Open to the public.
Questions? Michelle McGowan firstname.lastname@example.org 617-820-8952
The Sharon Timlin Race has partnered with Athletes for a Fit Planet and taken the FitPlanet Pledge of Sustainability to Go Green this year!
The race will be held on Saturday, June 18th @ 8:30 am at the Hopkinton High School. The race is looking for green champions and volunteers to help us with this initiative.
For more details go to http://www.sharontimlinrace.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Stop by our booth at the Marathon. We will be highlighting our accompishments since being designed a Green Community, have information on our CSA project as well as information about the upcoming Spring Green Up.
In 2010 the HSGC accomplished the following:
¨ Designation as a Green Community by the
¨ Applied for and received a grant from the Green Communities Division of the MA DOER in the amount of $137,502 to be used to fund various municipal building energy efficiency programs.
¨ Worked with the Town Manager’s office, DPW and School Committee on the installation of (3) BigBelly Solar Compactor (with bottle/can) recycling units . These units were awarded to the Town of
¨ Sponsored a donation of 10 books and magazines to the Hopkinton Library which provide information on alternative/renewable energy. The donation was made possible from a grant the Committee received from the Clean Energy Choice Program.
¨ Co-sponsored the GoGreen at your Library Summer Reading Program by working with the Hopkinton Library staff to provide activities and a worm composting exhibit.
¨ Applied for an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grant from the DOER to install an electric vehicle charging station in town. The committee was successful in obtaining support from Caliper Life Sciences to host the site of the charging station if the grant is obtained.
¨ The Second Annual Green Up Day. A town-wide event with participation by local organizations and residents. The event was coordinated with the help of the HPD and Harveys and resulted in several tons of trash being collected.
¨ Community outreach at the Boston Marathon and Hopkinton Polyarts events. The HSGC staffed a booth at both events and distributed information on sustainable practices, NSTAR initiatives and encouraged community participation in the committee.
¨ Created a Sustainable Construction Guidelines Brochure which will be made available to builders and developers. The brochure highlights site development, water usage, energy conservation, sustainable materials, indoor environmental quality and water/recycling.
¨ Held a Green Forum community outreach on winterizing and energy conservation coordinated with the MA DOER, NSTAR and Gro-Solar.
¨ Work towards establishment of a CSA in town.
¨ Co-Sponsor a Green Festival with the HPTA which will highlight sustainable products and practices and include various recycling stations, art projects and entertainment.
¨ Work with other town groups to renovate the Center trail to facilitate the use of bicycles on the trail.
¨ Coordinate with other town groups to establish contiguous bike and walking trails in town.
¨ Secure additional Green Community Grants for sustainability projects when they become available.
HOPGREEN has helped the community through many activities including:
· Organized a town-wide clean up day in May
· Promoted the Green Communities Act to make Hopkinton eligible for grants
· Staffed booths at Poly Arts and Marathon Day
· Presented at the Women’s Club Go Green Event
· Collaborated with Planning and Park & Recreation for the award of grants for bike racks in town
· Started negotiations with property owners for CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) here in town
· Provided a presentation to the Planning Board on
· Organized a presentation by Massachusetts Municipal Association for a Home Energy Savings Seminar
· Collaborated with the Planning Board Director on Wind Energy By Laws
· Organized the “Green Forum” which included presentations by utility companies, government agencies and private energy providers
· Produced a three part written series on recycling and composting which was published in local media
· Worked with high school students to help them with their government class requirements
· Organized meetings with local developers and building professionals to guide new sustainable building guidelines for Hopkinton
· Co-sponsored a public hearing for MA building stretch code