Despite pouring rain, a steady stream of families headed to the Earth Day Festival at City Hall to indulge in sustainable food, get face painted, cuddle some baby animals, and learn about the environmental actions we can take. The War Memorial Auditorium was filled with residents engaging with the 27 community groups and sustainable companies, while outside, Electric Vehicle (EV) owners stood by their vehicles explaining life with an electric car. With sign ups filled to capacity, the EV test drives operated through the duration of the festival led by representatives from Lucid, BMW, and Mercedes who provided the vehicles.

It was truly a great day of love for our planet and for our community. Thank you, and see you next year!


Young volunteers stand with Mr. Heat Pump at the City of Newton 4 Our Action table.

Mr. Heat Pump, a.k.a. Green Newton Board Member Craig Forman, spread the word on how to take climate action.

Leslie Zebrowitz of the Newton EV Taskforce provided information on the latest EV models.

Residents showed up for their EV test drive slots in the rainy weather.

Margie Bell of Recircle showed off the reusable containers used as part of their zero waste system.

Kids enjoyed face painting and the petting zoo.

Charles River Co-op was among one of many community groups providing information.