Thursday, March 13, 2014
The city of Fulton’s annual week-long Earth day celebration will kick off April 12 with a city-wide cleanup, a challenge to its residents and a new way to safely get rid of unwanted electronics.
Clean ‘n Green Week begins April 12 and runs until April 18, beginning with the city’s 14th annual Clean Sweep volunteer trash pickup. Teams or individuals can contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (573) 592-3190 to register by March 27.
At 9 a.m. April 12, volunteers will descend upon Memorial Park to pick up T-shirts and bags. and will then spend the next several hours on assigned routes picking up litter and trash.
Only about 40 shirts remain as of Wednesday according to Parks Department staff, so interested residents are encouraged to apply soon.
Clean Sweep began several years ago as Mayor’s Pride Day in an effort to observe Earth Day by cleaning up the environment. Assistant Director of Administration Matt Harline said that since then, the event has grown to incorporate other eco-friendly events throughout the following week.
“Encouraging people to reduce, to use, to recycle, saves resources and in the long run saves the city money,” Harline said, noting that the city saves about $50 for every ton it doesn’t have to drive to the landfill.
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