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South End Youth Recycling Event This Saturday
My name is Michael Green and I am Northeastern student and founder of South End Green. We are hosting our first workshop next Saturday at the South End Public Library where we will be teaching kids and families the importance of recycling. Before I tell you more about the event let me tell you a little bit more about my business.
At South End Green we offer at home sustainability consulting and green landscaping services to Boston's South End community.We are working with our neighbors on everything from gardening to how to properly recycle and energy efficiency. Our goal is to reinvest back into the community by offering workshops to the public about sustainable practices, organizing around environmental justice, and the importance of youth leadership.
For our first workshop we are focussing on increasing recycling in the South End! The event will be held at the South End Public Library on May 5th at 12:00. The target audience for the workshop is going to be area youth (<14). We will be promoting the workshop in area community centers, churches, schools and various other public spaces and are expecting a large turn-out. Currently we are working to get promotional material created and get resources for the workshop itself. The event will be attended by local legislators, local media and hopefully many eager young minds!
While living in the South End I noticed that it may be one
neighborhood however there are two very distinct communities. The difference in socioeconomic status and lack of collaboration has left the the South End divided. By offering different workshops in public
forums, we hope to foster more communication between the neighborhood. We feel environmental issues are perfect to bring communities together
because it effects all of us! We believe that through the power of a unified, organized, and engaged community anything is possible!
More About South End Branch Library
There's a lot more than books at the South End Branch Library. The building is a great community resource with computers and other tools, and also offers programs for children and adults. The library's collection includes books and documents pertaining to local history, as well a large collection of adult fiction and scholarly reading. Popular newspapers and magazines are available, as are music CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. The children's section includes a large collection of picture and story books.
The library offers free Wi-Fi for those with laptop computers, and free access (with library card) to a bank of desktop computers. Printers are also available.
The South End Branch Library offers many programs throughout the year, including recurring weekly story hours for children, film programs and a monthly adult book club. English classes are offered to adults on a weekly basis. Seasonal programming includes craft, music and literary programs, and a Summer Reading Club for children. During summer months, visitors can enjoy the adjacent Library Park, with bench seating and Wi-Fi access.
Other events here
- Toddler Story Hour Weekly on Mondays, 10:30 am–11:30 am
- Preschool Story Time Weekly on Wednesdays, 10:30 am–11:00 am
- Writing in the World: A Creative Workshop for Adults Weekly on Thursdays, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
- Noire Fridays Weekly on Fridays, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
- South End Writes - Alica Stone Tue, Jun 11, 6:30 pm
- South End Writes - Phillip Gambone Tue, Jun 18, 6:30 pm