Green-a-thon in the Somerville News!

Groundwork Somerville to host first ever Green-a-Thon!

Date: Saturday, November 13th, 2010
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Locations across Somerville, MA

Groundwork Somerville’s Board of Directors is excited to host our first annual Green-a-Thon. We will be collecting trash and leaves in four Somerville spaces to create an even more beautiful city! Community members are asked to meet at 10am at one of the following locations:

East SomervilleZero New Washington Street: we’ll be working from there to Cafe Belo (along street) to make way for new trees to be planted;

Central SomervilleSomerville Junction Park at Central Street and the Commuter Rail bridge; and the parking lot behind the High School on School Street (Urban Wild);

West Somerville – Intersection of Broadway and Alewife Brook Parkway

Modeled after the typical “walk-a-thon” style fundraiser, GWS will be accepting pledges for each hour spent “greening the city!”  We are accepting both pledges AND participants. All proceeds will help fund healthy education, green jobs, and sustainable community programming at GWS. You can sponsor any GWS participant for each hour worked, or you can donate a set amount. You can also participate yourself and help Groundwork by getting sponsors for your work. Please make checks payable to GROUNDWORK SOMERVILLE. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you so much for lending your time and effort to helping to make Somerville a greener, cleaner, and healthier city!

The Green-a-thon will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on 11/13 (raindate 11/14).  Check website for rain updates,, or call Nancy at 617 605-2912.

Please bring rakes and work gloves if you have them.  Try to gather pledges in advance. If collecting pledges after the event, please get all funds to a board or staff member by November 20.

To download your own sponsorship form, to sponsor a participant, or to learn more about Groundwork Somerville, visit