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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Friday, June 12, 2009

Festival by the Lake 2009

For the 3rd year in a row, Wakefield Climate Action Project had a display at the Festival by the Lake on the Lower Common in Wakefield MA, this year on June 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Along with our trademark WCAP Poster, we had a display showing what can and cannot be recycled via our town's recycling program, with actual sample items. In addition, there was information about our Library Lecture Series, the Walking Bus program, and actions/petitions you can sign to help combat climate change. Our sister project, the new Wakefield Famer's Market, was also featured at the Festival. They ran out of the 400 fliers they had printed up!

Many folks interested in signing up for the DPW rain barrel lottery approached the WCAP display seeking information. Along with directing them to the DPW display, we let folks know that our website will soon have contact info to purchase similarly priced rain barrels for those who didn’t get one of the 24 that our town has available for sale. (Rain Barrel Info Coming Soon - after July 4th weekend!)

The following organizations were publicized at our display and links to all are listed on our website: 350.org, Strengtheniup.org, 1Sky, Food and Water Watch, MassRecycle, MassRides, Walking School Bus, Mass Anti-Idling, and Mass Climate Action Project.