About Wakefield CAP

The working/draft mission of Wakefield Climate Action Project of Wakefield Massachusetts USA is to create and promote programs that address global climate and environmental issues. Our current projects include supporting a farmer's market in Wakefield (Farmer's Market), encouraging elementary students at Dolbeare and other schools to walk to school in the mornings (Walking School Bus), hosting educational forums at the library (Educational Forums), working to encourage expansion of town recycling efforts (Recycling), and NEW - initiating an Anti-Idling Campaign in Wakefield. You can get more information on these projects by clicking on the links on the right or on our Home Page http://www.wakefieldcap.org/

We are always looking for new members and good project ideas. If you are interested in joining us or have an idea for a project, email us at: info@wakefieldcap.org.

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wakefield CAP Calendar

This Calendar has all Wakefield Recycling Dates:

Blue & Red Recycling weeks
The Nahant Street Yard Waste opening hours
Curside collection of yardwaste
CRT / TV Drop-Off Dates
Mercury Collection Dates
Household Hazardous Waste days

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lighting in Wakefield

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EPA Earth day

On April 22, 1970, 20 million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day. It was a time when cities were buried under their own smog and polluted rivers caught fire. Now Earth Day is celebrated annually around the globe. Through the combined efforts of the U.S. government, grassroots organizations, and citizens like you, what started as a day of national environmental recognition has evolved into a world-wide campaign to protect our global environment. Learn about 


Monday, February 16, 2009

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Recycling Drop of points

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Wakefield Inauguaral Celebration


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Farmer's Market

The Wakefield Farmers Market

The Wakefield Initiative, in cooperation with the Wakefield Climate Action Project, is planning a weekly farmer’s market at Hall Park on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, beginning July 11th through October 17th 2009. A successful farmers market would be a valuable asset to Wakefield, enhancing the local sense of community and the local economy as well as creating an opportunity for residents of other towns to discover Wakefield. Farmer’s markets are not only a great way to buy locally grown products and produce from Massachusetts, but are also used by towns and cites to draw attention and activity to a particular area and/or business.

We plan to have a diverse selection of products brought to you by a wonderful group of reputable vendors from Massachusetts. A few of our potential vendors include:

Farmer Dave’s at Brox Farm, high-quality produce (Dracut)
Giovanna Gelato (Newton) amazing gelato
Petsi’s Pies (Somerville and Cambridge), sweet and savory pies
Swiss Bakers (Reading) unbelievable pastries and coffee
Gone to the Dogs (Wakefield) our own unique dog boutique on Albion
Flowers by Melinda (Wakefield), also on Albion, creative flowers by (talented) Melinda
Silver Clay (Wakefield) Main St. gem, unique gifts that are never boring!
Jamspot (Wakefield) Robert Wass will be joining us for part of the season to provide the market with live music. His recording/practice studio is located on Teal Rd.
Coutts Specialty Foods (Boxborough) “Mothers” jams and jellies

You can access more information at our website (still a work in progress) at www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.com. If you have any questions or wish to sponsor the market, please contact Kelli Stromski, Market Manager, at 781-246-9449. We hope to see you in July 2009!



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Energy Saving and Environmental Resources

For Wakefield MA Residents:
Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department (WMGLD)
Check out their Energy Tips, Light Program, and RCS Program links to learn how to save money and energy

For Massachusetts Residents:
Division of Energy Resources (DOER)
This site has MANY resources for individuals and municipalities, from home and driving energy-saving tips, to in-depth reports on state energy activities and policies.

For Everyone:
Compact Florescent Light Bulbs: Change a Light Bulb and Change the World
This is a great site from About.com. It provides basic info and links to everything, from a how-to site from the Environmental Defense Fund that helps you pick the type of CFL you need for specific applications, to wide-ranging globalization issues.

Energy Star Lights (for New England Residents)
Discount prices for bulbs and fixtures.
WMGLD, NSTAR, and other New England residents are eligible!

Energy Star
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

CFL Bulb Sources
Energy Star Lights

Also, Home Depot and Lowe's often have "in-store" specials.

Mercury Recycling

Covanta Energy
Covanta Energy Mercury Facility/Haverhill

All fluorescent bulbs contain at least a small amount of mercury. They are safe to use, but must be disposed of properly. 

For Wakefield Residents: Covanta Haverhill, Inc. sponsors FREE mercury recycling drop-offs at the Nahant Pit. All Recycle data are on the WakefieldCAP Google calendar

This Calendar has all Wakefield Recycling Dates:

Blue & Red Recycling weeks
The Nahant Street Yard Waste opening hours
Curside collection of yardwaste
CRT / TV Drop-Off Dates
Mercury Collection Dates
Household Hazardous Waste days


Freecycle.org's mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community. Just go to the main site to find and sign up with a local group. You post items you'd like to give away or search for items you need. It's all free! The closest group for Wakefield residents is:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Freecycle_WoburnMA/


Battery Recycling

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC)

Through their national program, Call2Recycle™, the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) can help you recycle your used portable rechargeable batteries and old cell phones. Click HERE to find local merchants who accept rechargeable batteries for recycling.  Hint, use the zip code and "within miles" search option.  For Wakefield residents:  Hart's Hardware in Wakefield, Radio Shack in Stoneham, and Home Depot all accept rechargeable batteries.

Walking School Bus

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What if there was a way to energize your day, get fit and combat childhood obesity, talk and connect with your child and neighbors, save money on gas, avoid traffic jams and help the environment—all at the same time?    The simple act of walking your child to school can accomplish that and more.  Many people remember a time when walking or biking to school was the norm rather than the exception.  Factors such as concern for safety and lack of time have caused a steady decline to a current low of about 10 percent.  

The innovative concept of a walking school bus addresses such issues.  A walking school bus is a group of children accompanied by one or more adults on the walk to or from school. The group may meet at one place and walk together or children may be “picked up” at their homes or at spots along the way.

Wakefield Climate Action Project (WCAP) Transportation Action Team will meet on Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm in the downstairs Lecture Hall of the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library to plan a pilot elementary level walking program, possibly at the Dolbeare beginning this fall.  Parents, caregivers and concerned citizens are welcome to attend.  Contact Sherri Carlson at sjcarlson21@verizon.net or (781) 246-2106 with any questions or if you cannot attend the meeting but would like to help.

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Idears for recycling around town