First Annual Earth Day Main St. Clean Sweep!
Bluegrass Greensource needs your help this Earth Day for our first annual Main St. Clean Sweep! What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by getting out in your community and picking up litter? Litter thrown on the streets ends up in storm drains and trashes our environment. Storm drains often flow directly into streams, lakes, and rivers. When water becomes polluted, it is no longer safe for drinking or recreation, and this litter harms fish and other wildlife. Many of the items that are thrown from car windows or dropped on the sidewalk are not biodegradable, which means that their chemical decomposition takes a very long time and that these items will create long-term damage to environment (this is the case with cigarette butts).
You may have heard all kinds of things about how litter harms the environment, but did you know that litter also hurts local economies? Houses in littered neighborhoods sell for less money than those in unlittered neighborhoods. Also, cleaner communities have a better chance of attracting new businesses, residents, and tourists. Much of what is thrown away or littered (like cans and plastic bottles) could have been recycled and is thus a lost resource. So, let’s pick up some litter and help clean up the Bluegrass this Earth Day!
We are asking employees from businesses in Downtown/Main Street areas throughout the Bluegrass region to get outside during their lunch break on April 22nd anytime between 11:30 am and 2:00pm and pick up some litter (rain or shine). Bluegrass Greensource is planning cleanups in Frankfort, Lancaster, Harrodsburg, Winchester, Stanford, Irvine, and Danville. We will provide trash bags, gloves, and FREE T-SHIRTS at all locations! Stay tuned for kick-off locations and more details in the coming month!
Even if you aren’t able to get out on Earth Day and help with one of the litter cleanups, you can still make a difference by picking up litter anytime, anywhere. With your help we can make every day Earth Day!
If you are interested in being involved in one of the Earth Day Main St. Clean Sweep events, please contact Ashley at 859-266-1572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.