Earth Day 2022 Festivities

Blue Hill Observatory’s Earth Day “Climb for Climate” challenge is back this year in partnership with Trillium. The renowned Boston-based brewery and restaurant has expanded to 100 Royall Street in Canton, MA—just 2.5 miles from the Observatory.


The “Climb for Climate” 2022 challenge will take place on Earth Day weekend, Friday, April 22 thru Sunday, April 24, from 12pm to 4pm.


Together Blue Hill Observatory and Trillium invite the Greater Boston community to show their support for the environment by climbing Great Blue Hill to the Observatory where climbers will tap a LED counter—joining a tally of total climbers. Blue Hill Observatory will be collecting Earth Day testimonials to be shared on social media. Our goal is to encourage as many climbers as possible, so we are offering three exciting incentives.


1. Climbers will receive a ticket (at the Observatory) to bring to Trillium for entry in a drawing. Trillium is offering a series of awesome prizes including gift cards, merchandise, and apparel. The drawing will take place on Monday, April 25th and the winners will be contacted by Trillium.


2. Trillium will be donating a portion of the proceeds from pours at their Canton location of a special beer all weekend. Please note for planning purposes—Trillium’s hours of operation are Friday & Saturday, 12pm to 10pm and Sunday, 12-9pm.


3. For our young climbers (and older ones, too) Trillium and Blue Hill Observatory will host kite making and flying activities with Blue Hill Observatory’s staff and volunteers on the beautiful open field at TrilliumKite activities at Trillium will take place on Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Kites will be available for purchase at a very low fee.


We hope you will join us for these fun activities celebrating Earth Day as we work toward building a sustainable future for all.


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Support Earth Day & Blue Hill Observatory by advocating to your local House of Representative for MA State funding of our important nonprofit work. We need your help right now!


Blue Hill Observatory requests your advocacy—through an immediate email to your MA State House of Representative—to help move forward MA State Budget Amendment #628 to H4700 to the MA Senate allocating state funding to the Observatory. For consecutive years Blue Hill Observatory has utilized state funds to support our nonprofit work across climate science research, education and outreach.


Important quick-facts about Blue Hill Observatory to share in your advocacy email.
  • The Observatory is a National Historic Landmark and is recognized as a Centennial Observing Station by the World Meteorological Organization. There are only 6 in the U.S.
  • The Observatory maintains an unbroken 137-year record of the weather at the same site with minimal environmental change resulting in historic data that are an essential resource for climate change research and education
  • The Observatory’s data supports short-and-long term weather and climate analysis and research by our Chief Scientist that is reported daily, monthly and annually on the Observatory’s website and direct to our network.
  • The Observatory runs climate science and STEM educational programs.
  • The Observatory has global, national and local strategic partners.


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