Earth Month has officially kicked off and you can be sure there are plenty of local informative and interesting events happening all April long.
The month started out with an informative and inspiring event at Cape Cod Beer on April 2 where 350 MA//Cape Cod hosted Community Conversations about Climate Change with local experts Amy Fleischer, Cally Harper and Chris Powicki talking about the issue, how it will affect Cape Cod and what we as individuals can do about it. If you weren’t able to attend, the entire session will be available on the Cape Cod Community Media Center’s website.
On April 14 (5:30-8pm) you can clean out your closet of your lightly worn, stylish and no-longer-useful-to-you clothes, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories and participate in Shift Eco Boutique’s Annual Clothing Swap for a Cause. Other women will be doing the same, bringing their duds to the event to recycle and perhaps find something new-to-them that will be a staple in their closet. When the swap is over, Shift will donate and recycle the left over clothing.
On Earth Day, April 22, the Woods Hole Film Festival is presenting a Seed to Screen evening at Coonamessett Farm in Falmouth, which will include farm tours at 4 pm, local cheeses and breads (BYOB) at 5pm, and at 5:30pm the Farm will put on one of their infamous Harvest Dinner Buffets and show the feature documentary film SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY, USA. Following the film Greg Watson, former Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture will discuss the issues raised in the film.
And if you’re up for a couple of peaceful gatherings on the Falmouth Village Green local groups have joined the national efforts to bring awareness to science and environmental issues with the March for Science (April 22) and the People’s Climate March (April 29).