Somerville will celebrate sustainability and climate action during the third annual SustainVille Week from Saturday, April 27 through Saturday, May 4.
Activities include an Arbor Day and Gardening Fair, a self-guided citywide sustainability tour, an interactive panel discussion about the changing world of waste and recycling, and more.
The SustainVille program is a citywide initiative to reduce Somerville’s contribution to climate change and to develop the city’s ability to prepare for its impacts. Somerville has set ambitious goals, including a commitment to being a carbon neutral city by 2050.
To achieve this, Somerville will need to drastically reduce its energy use in buildings, transportation, and waste disposal, and transition to clean, renewable energy sources. However, Mayor Joseph Curtatone said Somerville residents will also play a large role in meeting the city’s goals. (read more)
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