Chelmsford Climate Action Team
"The test of the morality of a society is
what it does for its children."
"Sustainability balances the 3 E's:
Environment, Equity, and the Economy"
Chelmsford Climate Action Team was formed in 2020 to help educate our community about climate change
and to promote climate legislation and activities. Subscribe to our newsletter so you will know
when your voice is needed to help drive change in town.
upcoming events & Activities
Earth Day Celebration at Library on April 22nd, 1-4 pM
McCarthy PTO Rock and Roll Bingo Fundraiser
March 25 8-11pm
The McCarthy Middle School PTO presents Rock and Roll Bingo Friday, Mar. 25 at the Chelmsford Elks Lodge (8-11 p.m.) located at 300 Littleton Road. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Rock and Roll Bingo is open to adults aged 21 and over. Tickets for a table of 10 cost $250 with proceeds to directly benefit enrichment programs for all McCarthy Middle School students.
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A cash bar will be available (no outside alcohol is permitted) while contestants are encouraged to bring their own snacks. Raffles will be held and prizes will be awarded through the evening, which includes a 50-50 drawing. CCAT has participated in the donation of a Sustainability Basket with!
- An indoor compost bin
- A bag of compost starte
- A pass to Garden in the Woods
- A book on native plants
- A cloth grocery bag
- A book on zero-waste homes
For more information, contact Kristen Faucher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Your Compost Bins and Rain Barrels:
Order by March 17 and Pick up on March 25th
Composting is one of the easiest ways to reduce trash, address climate change, and build healthy soil for our plants. By using a compost barrel and turning food scraps and yard trim into compost, we can change our waste streams into a beneficial resource. Chelmsford is offering Free-Garden Compost Bins at the discounted price of $25 versus the retail price of $100. To take advantage of this community program discount please go to
Rainwater harvesting helps homeowners to reduce their water bills while conserving water and protecting the environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering comprise nearly 40% of domestic water usage during peak summer months. Rain barrels save most homeowners about 1,300 gallons of water each summer, reducing the demand for clean water. Chelmsford is offering the FreeGarden Rain Barrel at the discounted price of $70 versus the retail price of $120. To take advantage of this community program discount please go to:
Deadline for purchase: Orders must be received by March 17th, 2023 at midnight. Barrels will be available for pick up at the DPW side entrance, 9 Alpha Road on Saturday, March 25, 2023 9:00 am-1:00 pm
For more information contact Chris Haley, Sustainability Manager: 978-250-5203 or email@example.com
Monthly member meeting
Usually hosted on the second Monday of every month at 7:30pm. These meetings are not content-focused. They’re about accomplishing our goals around town, so the conversation largely revolves around strategy, priorities, and logistics. If you’d like to attend, just reach out to us and we’ll send you the link for the Zoom meeting.
NOTE: Next month’s meeting has moved to the 17th!
We are residents of Chelmsford, Massachusetts who share a commitment to climate legislation, advocacy and education in our community. We want to prevent the harmful effects of climate change and protect the planet.
Are you concerned about climate change?
Then join our team! Reach out to one of us if you have any questions, or feel free to just show up to one of the meetings you see in the Calendar section of our site.
Taking action in Chelmsford
A proven track record of helping to make Chelmsford green!
Net Zero Chelmsford
It was our group that introduced the Warrant Article at Town Meeting that set Chelmsford on the path to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Sharing Ideas and Connections
We sponsor occasional speaker programs with the Library, along with environmental fairs to meet with other organizations..
future programs and plans
We are coordinating with the town's Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee (CEAS) to help drive equitable change in Chelmsford.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions about Chelmsford Climate Action!
Blog Posts by our Members
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