We are so thankful to all of you who showed support for Groundwork Lawrence by getting some shopping done at Whole Foods Andover on Community Giving Day! As many of you know, Whole Foods Andover generously donated 5% of their net sales on March 19th to Groundwork Lawrence for a grand total of $4,257! This is a great example of how cross sector organizations can come together for change. From all of us at Groundwork Lawrence, a HUGE thank you to all you shoppers and Whole Foods Andover!
Next Step living is a Boston based organization committed to improving household energy efficiency by taking simple, manageable steps. Their initiatives include home energy assessments, weatherization work, solar panel information and installation and providing expert advice on other ways to reduce energy use, become more sustainable and even save some money!
Next Step Living has partnered with Groundwork Lawrence to give homeowners an even bigger incentive to get a home energy assessment. For every
Flour, eggs, bread,donate to Groundwork Lawrence and milk. Wait, one of these things is not like the other! That is until you can get your grocery shopping done and support Groundwork Lawrence with no added effort. Whole Foods of Andover is providing that opportunity and making it easy to support a great local non-nonprofit. On March 19th, Whole Foods will be donating 5% of their net sales to Groundwork as part of their Community Giving Day! It's a great way to support the work in your community at no cost to you.
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Free Job Training Program
Helps Turn Lawrence’s Environmental Challenges into Opportunities
Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) is accepting applications for the Green Team. The Green Team school year employment program offers part-time paid positions for high school students, from Lawrence, MA to help lead and learn about local environmental and health issues, conduct research, raise awareness, challenge their peers to do community service, and participate in hands-on improvement projects throughout the City of Lawrence. Green Team members will work 20 hours per month, as well as, volunteer 40 hours over the course of five months through a combination of after school and weekend work.
GWL is seeking an Educational Program Coordinator to implement a variety of youth education programs. Reporting to the Program Director, this position collaborates with two other Education Coordinators, AmeriCorps Service Learning Coordinator, and temporary summer staff to deliver top quality environmental and public health youth programming, assists with the management of 10-20 youth employees, and helps integrate youth into GWL’s community activities and events.
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Considering submitting a piece of Eco-Art for the Glow Gala silent auction? Good news! The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, October, 2th. Please bring all submissions to Groundwork Lawrence’s office located at 60 Island Street, Lawrence MA.
What is Eco-Art?
• It incorporates at least one of the “4 R’s” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair).
• It promotes environmental awareness.
With funding from the EPA and the help of numerous volunteers, this past summer Groundwork Lawrence built twenty-one raised beds. Growing your own food in Lawrence can be a challenging activity for many residents because soil lead levels tend to be high and soil quality is low. Groundwork's Backyard Garden program alleviates this problem by building raised beds and providing a compost / loam growing medium. This enables residents to enjoy the benefits of growing their own fresh food.