The Town of Dedham’s Environmental Department and Sustainability Advisory Committee are working in conjunction this year with the Dedham Square Music & Art Festival committee to bring a green component to this free festival showcasing local bands and artisans, and now environmentally friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations. The 4th Annual Dedham Square Music & Art Festival will take place on Saturday, June 11, on the Dedham Community House field.
Who: Dedham’s Environmental Department, Sustainability Advisory Committee,
Dedham Community House, Dedham School of Music
What: Green Fair at the 4th Annual Dedham Square Music & Art Festival
Where: Dedham Community House Field, 671 High Street (corner of High & Ames
When: Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:00 pm-4:00 pm for Green Fair. Dedham Music Fest is from 12:00 pm-8:00 pm.
This event is rain or shine
GREEN FAIR VENDORS
Dedham Environmental Department
The mission of the Environmental Department is to protect the Town’s natural resources and create a sustainable Dedham by actively engaging residents and businesses in environmental issues affecting the community. Visit the Environmental Department’s table for free giveaways, information on the Town’s sustainability initiatives, and tips on how to green your lifestyle.
Dedham Conservation Commission
The Conservation Office and Board Members are responsible for protecting the wetlands, related water resources and adjoining land areas in the Town of Dedham, including but not limited to the following: public or private water supply, groundwater, flood control, erosion and sedimentation control, storm damage prevention, water pollution prevention, fisheries, shellfish, vernal pools, wildlife habitat, recreation, aesthetics, agriculture and aquaculture values (collectively, "the resource areas protected by the Town of Dedham General Wetland Protection ByLaw").
Dedham Sustainability Advisory Committee
Dedham’s Sustainability Advisory Committee was established to advise the Town’s Board of Selectmen on strategies for advancing the Town’s commitment to renewable energy, at the municipal, business, and residential levels. The purpose of the Committee is to educate Dedham and encourage energy conservation and sustainability by addressing the long term impacts of fossil fuels such as pollution, global warming and climate change. By engaging the community in making smart energy choices we are forging the path for a sustainable Dedham that will have a long-lasting, positive impact on future generations.
Dedham Civic Pride
The Friends of the Dedham Civic Pride Committee, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) corporation dedicated to improving the overall physical and aesthetic appearance of Dedham, while at the same time, fostering and promoting Dedham Civic Pride.
SunBug Solar is a solar energy consulting and installation company offering solar electric and hot water solutions for homeowners, businesses, and non-profits. Our precision process includes feasibility, finance, design, construction, and commissioning, allowing our team of professionals to anticipate challenges while managing a project from start to finish.
Newbridge on the Charles
Newbridge on the Charles is a continuing care retirement community set on 162 acres of environmentally protected woods and open spaces, NewBridge on the Charles was designed with the utmost respect for our natural resources, preserving 100 of the 162 acres as they are today for future generations. Our expansive green spaces, on-campus walking trails, and two vernal pools are spectacular areas for welcoming and watching an abundance of wildlife throughout the seasons. Stop by the Newbridge on the Charles table and pick up their Nature of NewBridge brochure, trail maps, 50 Tips for Healthy Aging booklets and nature greeting cards sets.
Go Green Web Directory
Since 2008, GoGreen has vetted hundreds of green business listings and worked closely with our members. The launch of our new site with great tools offers a richer experience and an enhanced user platform. Our streamlined tools allow you to locate hundreds of hand-picked local green businesses serving Massachusetts; learn about green events in your community; and connect to green living info, news, articles and so much more.
Next Step Living
Next Step Living provides home energy services to New England residents, helping to save money on utility bills while protecting the planet.
Dedham Westwood Water District
The Dedham-Westwood Water District is a non-profit, locally controlled public water system. The Dedham-Westwood Water District supplies over 13,000 service connections to approximately 38,000 people through 193 miles of main. On an average day the District pumps about 4.25 million gallons of water from eleven groundwater wells, six in Westwood and eight in Dedham. Our newest well at Fowl Meadow came on line in 1997 as the first new source in several decades. Water is treated at two filtration plants for the removal of iron and manganese. In December of 2005, the District was granted membership in the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, allowing it to purchase supplemental water when needed to ensure public health and safety during peak water use periods. The District was created by the Massachusetts legislature in 1985 to operate as a self-supporting unit of local government.
We will be demonstrating the Ground Water Model which depicts our source of water, water cycle, conservation and pollution prevention. We will have a raffle at least every 1/2 hour to give away Naglene Water bottles. Free Conservation kits will be given away. Children's activities will include coloring pages, word searches, crossword games etc...
Bath fitter makes every effort to make bathroom remodeling as environmentally friendly as possible. Between our acrylic bathtubs, replacement showers, which promote energy efficiency and the manufacturing process we employ, Bath Fitter offers a green way of getting a beautiful new bathroom.
We will be displaying a miniature acrylic tub as well as framed examples of tub to shower conversions. We will also offer material samples and promotional giveaways.