Earth Day Events
Roadside Cleanup Scheduled
Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to participate in roadside cleanups scheduled by the Sustainability Committee. Visit here for future postings. Next roadside cleanup scheduled for April 23, 2016. Keep checking back for more information.
Earth Day Party
An outdoor event will be held on April 24, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Winners of Recycling Committee Scavenger Hunt
The Town of Hudson Sustainability Committee (previously known as the Recycling Committee) has held Earth Day Contests in previous years. The 2011 contest was focused on students searching Committee-approved recycling websites in cooperation with teachers and parents to find the answers to five basic and three bonus questions related to Earth Day and recycling facts.
All five elementary schools participated in the third annual Earth Day contest with the highest numbers of contest entries received from Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA), Hills Garrison School and Nottingham West (NWES). The class with the highest numbers of entries was Room 305 at NWES, closely followed by NWES Room 408 and PMA 5JD.
Winners of the contest in 2011 were Paola M. fourth grade, NWES; Amanda N., first grade, Hills Garrison; Brad D., fourth grade, PMA; Corey O., third grade, HO Smith; and Tom B, first grade, Library St. Certificates and prizes were awarded by the Selectmen and representatives of Enterprise Bank at the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Certificates were also presented to the schools and popsicle parties for the classes with highest levels of student participation.
Previous contests in the elementary schools included a poster contest in 2009 and a slogan contest in 2010 which resulted in four winning slogans (see below) which appear on banners in the schools and other town venues.The number of entries in the Scavenger Hunt far outnumber the earlier contests and demonstrate the enthusiasm and commitment to protecting the environment through recycling among the youth of Hudson.
Official slogans of the Recycling Committee:
Recycle every day and make the trash go away! Carson M., grd 2, Library Street School
Hudson, a town to treasure, not to trash! Jack G., grd 2, Nottingham West School
Save the Earth, Save a Life, Save Yourself. Marie C., grd 3, HO Smith School
Show Hudson has a heart, let's do our part, recycle. Jamie G., grd 1, Hills Garrison School