Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Green Choices Wednesday: Great American Cleanup, March 1 - May 31

Instead of the typical Green Choices Wednesday feature, I'll advertise the 2010 Great American Cleanup. 

The "Dont Mess with Texas Trash-Off" is scheduled for April 10, 2010. 

You don't live in Texas?  This is just one part of the annual Great American Cleanup; there are similar community cleanup events  scheduled in your state in March, April and May.

The following  is a release from the Keep Texas Beautiful website:

"The 2010 Don't Mess with Texas Trash-off will be held Saturday, April 10.

The Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off is the single largest one day cleanup event in the state and serves as Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program, held annually from March 1 through May 31.

In 2009, more than 72,000 volunteers picked up 8 million pounds of litter to help keep our state beautiful.

The Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off is part of the partnership between Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation. Participants can receive trash bags, volunteer giveaways, promotional items, and more."

Last year on this day, I picked up litter in city parks.  Our participation sends a message to Texans everywhere that the smallest efforts really do make the biggest difference. Take pride in the fact that you were part of making our great state beautiful! Join in on this event and help make a difference!

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