Sustainable Saratoga invites you to team up with us on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, to clean up neighborhoods, streets and trails for 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, a Sustainable Saratoga board member and co-chair of their Zero Waste Committee “We were looking for a COVID-safe activity to both reduce the impact of the litter on the environment and raise awareness about the chronic problem of litter pollution in our local communities. This event lets us do that.”

While COVID has limited the opportunity for large groups to gather, we designed this event so that anyone can participate by volunteering an hour or two to clean up an area of their choosing. 

“The great thing about this event is that you can do it any time over that weekend and do it anywhere – not just here in Saratoga Springs,” said Sustainable Saratoga volunteer and event organizer David Sayer. “And 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 will be motivated to reduce and reuse.”

So, grab some trash bags, gloves and friends to clean our roadsides and neighborhoods on Earth Day weekend! 

Please register (click here) for the event so we can keep track of the impact that participants collectively make that weekend. We will also have free ice cream certificates, generously donated by Stewart’s, for the first 100 confirmed participants! Thank you for helping make a difference in your community!