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November 16, 2019 - From 1:30 - 5:00  PM at Canton High School

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Thank you to our event sponsors!

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Featured attractions:

CHS Robotics Club Fundraiser
E-Waste Drive (Acceptable Items
CHS Clothing & Textile Drive (Details Here)

Canton GreenFest is a community event designed to engage and educate residents of all ages about the many ways we can address the climate change individually and at a local level. Organized by Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable Future (CR4SEF), Canton GreenFest is a wonderful opportunity spend an afternoon with your Canton community. The event offers families and residents a better understanding of the human behaviors speeding climate change, along with the many ways each have the ability to make a difference.

Canton GreenFest 2019 Agenda 

Watch VIDEO of speakers, awards and youth speak out.

1:30 – 2:20 — Earth Expo: It’s Easy Going Green

2:25 – 2:35 — President’s Welcome, Sponsor Recognition, and Keynote Introduction

2:35 – 3:00 — State of the Planet: Climate Change 101 Keynote by Nathan Phillips, PhD, Professor of Earth & Environment at Boston University

3:05 – 3:20 — Student Open Mic Session: Climate Concerns & Ideas

3:25 – 4:15 — The Time is Now Panel Presentation

  • Emily Norton (Moderator) Exec. Dir. Charles River Watershed Association

  • Alice Arena: Fore River Residents Against Weymouth Compressor Station

  • Saya Ameli Hajebi: Sunrise Movement

  • Carol Oldham: MA Climate Action Network; Community Choice Aggregation

4:20 – 4:30 — Awards to Canton Students for Climate Change Posters 

4:30 – 5:00 — Earth Expo Continues

Earth Expo: It's Easy Going Green

Held from 1:30 - 2:20, then 4:30 - 5:00 following the speaking agenda below, GreenFest's Earth Expo will feature 20 organizations that engage the community with educational displays, materials, crafts, and/or interactive games, including:

  • Bank of Canton: Reusable bags and digital photo booth (Gold Sponsor)

  • Brookwood Community Farm 

  • Canton Conservation Commission

  • Canton High School Global Leadership fundraising (clothing donations)

  • Canton High School Performing Arts: Pop-up concert

  • Canton High School Robotics Club (electronics recycling fundraiser)

  • Canton Master Plan Committee

  • Canton Library: Environmental books with mobile checkout

  • Canton Residents for a Sustainable, Equitable Future

  • Canton STEM Program

  • Fore River Residents Against Weymouth Compressor Station (FRACCS)

  • Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN)

  • Mass Audubon Society

  • Mass SAVE (energy assessment program)

  • McGovern Hyundai: How Electric Vehicles Work

  • Neponset River Watershed Association

  • Reducing Your Plastic Footprint

  • Republic Services “Wish-cycling" game 

  • RevoluSun Solar (Silver Sponsor)

  • Stoughton Girl Scouts: No-Straw November

  • Sunrise Youth Powered Movement

  • Sustaining All Life/United to End Racism

  • Understanding's Canton Plastic Bag Bylaw

The December 2018 United Nations Climate Change Report is clear. We have only TEN years take bold action to prevent worsening extreme storms, floods, droughts, fires, and other impacts from climate change. 

                          The time is now . . . to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

                          The time is now . . . to keep Canton clean.

                          The time is now . . . to use clean energy.

                          The time is now . . . to protect our oceans.

                          The time is now . . . to learn about C02.

                          The time is now . . . to love your planet.

Bowl Boyz food truck will be selling delicious acai bowls, and light refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase. Email us with questions.

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