On this Sunday, April 23rd, the City of Lowell will hold its 2017 Lowell Earth Day Parade & Festival. Organized by UMass Lowell and other community partners, activities start at 11:00 am at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center (246 Market Street) and, after a parade through downtown Lowell, will conclude at UTEC (35 Warren Street) around 3:30 pm. Everyone is invited to join in to celebrate the greening of Lowell with this mile-long parade featuring marching bands, puppets, costumes, and eco-conscious groups.
It’s only fitting that this day of festivities should take place at UTEC, an organization dedicated to community sustainability and housed in the world’s oldest (LEED Platinum) building in the world. UTEC achieved its prestigious LEED certification through the long and dedicated work of its special partners at CBT Architects of Boston, Mass. For more on UTEC’s historic ‘green’ building and its commitment to sustainability, click here.
Also, in the spirit of Earth Day, UTEC was recently awarded “Best Building Programming” by Preservation Massachusetts. These preservation awards are named for Paul & Niki Tsongas, so it’s particularly appropriate that this award be connected to our fine city of Lowell.
So, whether you’re an ardent environmentalist, a concerned citizen, or simply a lover of a good parade, we hope you’ll join us this Sunday for this wonderful community-wide celebration.
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Source: Lowell Sun