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Heat Pump Party at Natick Community Center

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Things to get hot at Heat Pump Party

Join the Town of Natick Sustainability Office on Wednesday, June 26, 6:30pm, at the Natick Community Senior Center for a fun and informative event all about heat pumps. A HeatSmart Alliance volunteer and a member of the Laminar Collective  will present and host a Q&A on heat pumps.

Heat Pump Party, Natick

Experts will be on hand to answer all your questions about how heat pumps work and then incentives available to help pay for them. Plus, there will be free pizza

Register here


Let’s end vape litter and improper disposal

Natick High School student Shresta Chakilam has started a petition to educate the public about what really happens when vaping devices are tossed. Shresta is calling on Natick to address the issue and asks the public to sign the petition.

The petition reads:

“The popularity of vaping has led to a significant rise in the number of discarded vape devices. These devices, often made from plastic and containing hazardous chemicals, pose a serious threat to our environment. In Natick, like many other places across the country, there is currently no effective system in place for disposing of these harmful products.

Vapes are classified as electronic waste and contain lithium-ion batteries which can combust if not properly disposed of (source: Environmental Protection Agency). Additionally, they contain nicotine which is toxic to aquatic life (source: National Institutes of Health). This makes them unsuitable for regular trash or recycling bins.

We call on our leaders to recognize this growing issue and work towards implementing effective disposal methods for vapes. This could include establishing dedicated drop-off points in Natick.

Natick has collection events, but most of them require the person to remove the lithium-ion battery from the vape. This is extremely dangerous, so it is strongly recommended for a professional to do it instead.

By signing this petition, you are supporting a cleaner and safer Natick. Let’s urge our decision-makers to take action now!”

 

 

 

Quick action opportunity! Have you heard about the petition by a Natick High School student to create a proper vape disposal system in our community? Take a look and consider signing!

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Date:
June 26
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Natick Community Senior Center, 117 East Central St