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SustainaVille Week 2024: Celebrate Climate Action in Somerville, April 20-27

Week of Events Features Release of Updated Community Climate Action Plan, Bike Clinic, Miyawaki Forest Tour, and more. All Events Are Free and Family Friendly.

Join Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Office of Sustainability and Environment for a series of free and family friendly events and interactive activities to celebrate SustainaVille Week, April 20-27, an annual celebration of climate action in Somerville during the week of Earth Day.

See the full schedule of events online here:

“Whether it’s planting a pollinator garden, advocating to decarbonize new construction in our area, recycling, or investing in sustainability initiatives, every day the City and Somerville community work together to help protect our planet,” said Mayor Ballantyne. “This year’s SustainaVille Week is especially exciting as community members can review the City’s updated Climate Forward plan that will help us maintain a strong, healthy community in the face of climate change while simultaneously reducing climate pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. I look forward to seeing everyone to celebrate what we have achieved and inspire the hard work ahead of us as we continue fighting climate change.”

The 2024 SustainaVille Week lineup features a community celebration for the updated community climate action plan, the Climate Forward plan. Get inspired by interactive art that explores our shared climate resilient vision. The event is free, open to all, and family friendly. The event will include interactive art, light refreshments, and live music. 

Check out highlights of the schedule below:

Pollinators, Plants, and Possibilities, Saturday, April 20 

  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Groundwork Somerville's South Street Farm (138 South Street) 
  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Somerville Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave) 

Join us for a fun day of family friendly activities, including seed plantings, composting demos, arts & crafts, and live music. Language support will be available for Spanish and Portuguese, and other languages upon request.

Youth Led Bike Clinic, Monday, April 22, 6-8 p.m., The Dojo @ Somernova (15 Properzi Way) 

Bring your bike and get it tuned up by the Groundwork Somerville Bike Team!

Pollinator Action Table at West Branch, Tuesday, April 23, 4-6 p.m., West Branch Library (40 College Ave.) 

Learn about the Pollinator Action Plan and ways to explore the biodiversity in your neighborhood at this information table. 

Imaging Climate Forward 2050, Wednesday, April 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Greentown Labs (444 Somerville Ave.) 

Step into Somerville in 2050 where we have succeeded in creating a climate forward community! Get inspired by interactive art that explores our shared climate resilient vision. 

Join the City of Somerville for the release of its updated community climate action plan – the Climate Forward plan. The event is open to all and is family friendly. The event will include interactive art, light refreshments, and live music. 

Registration recommended but not required:

Miyawaki Forest Tour, Thursday, April 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Behind Somerville High School (81 Highland Ave.) 

Come explore the Miyawaki forest seedlings and learn about the city’s urban tree canopy.

Civic Day, Saturday, April 27, 12-4 p.m., City Hall Concourse (93 Highland Ave.) 

Learn about local government, programs, services, and ways to get involved!

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy in advance at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or 

Interpretation into any language is available upon advance request (at least seven days in advance) by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at or calling 311 at 617-666-3311. 

These events may be videotaped by the City’s GovTV team. Watch it on-demand with optional closed-captioning (select the CC icon) on Or watch on cable TV at GovTV Comcast Ch. 22 and GovTV Astound (RCN) Ch. 13 & 613. Videos generally post within one business day of recording. 

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