Earth Day Clean Up and Free Concert

The Berry Green Earth Day Kids

Clean Up and Free Concert* in Gloucester!

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Chelsea Berry – singer/songwriter and ardent environmentalist – is coordinating a kid’s clean up and free concert on Sunday, April 25.

Interested children and their families (all ages welcome!) should plan to meet on the front lawn of the Unitarian Universalist Church at the corner of Middle and Church Streets in Gloucester between 12:30 and 1:00 to pick up gloves and (empty) trash and recycling bags. The clean up will take place from 1 to 3 – rain or shine. In the event of rain, bag and glove distribution will take place in the lower level of the church. The clean up is city-wide and participants are encouraged to clean up a public area in Gloucester of their choosing- it could be their school grounds, favorite playing field, park or beach. (We will also have a list of suggested sites on hand, if folks need ideas). Any young children unaccompanied by a guardian will work with one of our trash / recycling coordinators and pick up trash within walking distance to the church.

Participants will then meet back at the Church @ 3:30 (with their collected trash/ recycling) for the free concert (which will start at 4). Refreshments will be served, but in keeping with Chelsea’s commitment to preserving the environment, her concert will be a ZERO WASTE event – that is no trash will be generated at this event. Food and paper waste will be composted and any beverage containers will be recycled.

Who is Chelsea Berry? Chelsea is a very gifted and talented singer-songwriter. Originally from Alaska, Chelsea has made Cape Ann her new home. Increasingly a regular on the Gloucester music scene, Chelsea also gives singing, guitar and piano lessons to many of the next generation of Cape Ann musicians. Given her love of the outdoors and concern for the environment, she came up with the idea to combine her 2 passions to celebrate Earth Day and to do it in concert with Cape Ann Kids – instilling in them (the future stewards of the earth) the importance of preserving our environment. According to Rose LoPiccolo, Gloucester Recycling Coordinator, Chelsea is using her gifts to give back to Gloucester!

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Thanks to the Unitarian Universalist Church for providing the venue, to the City of Gloucester for providing the trash bags and trash collection, Common Crow for providing refreshments and to the MassDEP for their help in coordination of the event.

*Trash picker-uppers get into the concert for free! Suggested donation for all others: $10