Happy Earth Month!

Regardless of age, interest, or background, we all engage with our natural world. Earth Month is a great opportunity to identify your favorite ways of interacting with the environment, and find big or small ways to make a difference! Here’s a few ideas:

> Join us for our Coastal Clean Up with Merepoint Oyster Company on Saturday April 20th or head out on your own or with friends/family to pick up trash at local riverbanks, parks, trails, and community areas.

> Have kiddos? Visit the Ecology Center on any Sunday from 12:00-2:00pm! Nicknamed “The Building That Teaches,” the Center has lots of features that make it eco-friendly like solar panels, a wind turbine, LED lighting, a low-emission biomass wood pellet stove, and more. Plus there’s activities, books, and all sorts of curiosities for all ages to explore.

> Support your local farmers, bakers, and makers. The BTLT Farmers’ Market season kicks off at Crystal Spring Farm on Saturday May 4th. Not only will you be supporting growers in your area, but buying local cuts out fossil-fuel intensive transport by air, land and sea.

> Grow your own native plants, produce, and/or flowers. Get your gardening started this season at the BTLT Taking Root Plant Sale on June 1st at the Tom Settlemire Community Garden. At the Sale you’ll find an array of perennials, biennials, herbs, vegetable seedlings, annual seedlings, and much more.

> Learn more about Brunswick’s Climate Action Plan and/or Topsham’s Climate Action Plan and see how you can get involved.

> Doing some spring cleaning? Check out GoGo Refill for all your sustainable cleaning product needs. And if you’re going through some unwanted items, try hosting a neighborhood clothing or toy swap to keep things out of the landfill.