Hey! Clean Up This Garbage!

Sustainable Saratoga Wants You to ‘Team Up to Clean Up’ Your Local Streets and Neighborhoods on Saturday, April 23

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Team up with local non-profit Sustainable Saratoga on Saturday, April 23, to clean up neighborhoods, streets and trails in celebration of Earth Day. “We’re seeing extra plastic pollution and pandemic-related litter this year – things like masks and gloves – littering our streets and sidewalks,” explained Whitney Davis, Sustainable Saratoga’s Zero Waste committee chair. “This year we are excited to do an in-person activity that reduces the impact of litter on the environment and raises awareness about the chronic problem of litter pollution in our local communities.” This will be Sustainable Saratoga’s second annual clean-up event, where volunteers can choose to meet at a location organized by Sustainable Saratoga, or independently clean up litter in an area of their choice. Last year, more than 100 participants pitched in, which resulted in more than 200 bags of garbage being removed from the environment. “While cleaning roadsides for an hour or two is just a small step in the larger effort to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics, we know that all who participate are motivated to reduce and reuse,” said Sustainable Saratoga volunteer and event organizer David Sayer.

So, invite your friends and family to join in the effort to clean our roadsides and neighborhoods on Earth Day weekend! Whether you plan to meet up with Sustainable Saratoga or do it on your own, please register in advance (https://forms.gle/JwFfGmegQ7pBUP9Y8) in order to help track of our collective impact that weekend. Thank you for helping make a difference in our community!

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