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    Prospect Park – Minneapolis, Minnesota

earth day River, Park & Storm Drain Clean up

Saturday April 20, 2024, 9:00-noon
The theme for Earth Day 2024, Planet vs. Plastics, calls to advocate for widespread awareness on the health risk of plastics, rapidly phase out all single use plastics, urgently push for a strong UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, and demand an end to fast fashion.

Please join neighbors and friends to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, 2024.  Each person helps keep pollution from getting into the Mississippi River and our environment.  All ages welcome! From 9 to noon, we’ll offer several places to pick up supplies.

We’ll have gloves, bags for both recycling and trash, and information about the PPA Environment Committee.

Please join us!!

PPA's Environment Committee is organizing this effort.

If you can't come down that morning, feel free to visit a nearby park, go along your street, or pick another area to clean up.

For more information or to commit to an area not by the river, please contact Lydia McAnerney

Dozens of Volunteers & many bags of trash!

Residents are encouraged to join their friends and family for a day of service in the community.  Help keep the storm water drains clear of litter and leaves, pick up the parks, or clean up your section of the neighborhood.

Origins of Earth Day

From Wikipedia: "In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin as an environmental teach-in on 2000 colleges and universities first held on April 22, 1970." See also: EarthDay.org website. 54th Earth Day is Monday, April 22, 2024.