Second Annual Atlanta Downtown Cleanup Challenge April 23

April 9,2013

This month marks the 43rd observance of Earth Day. In celebration of our earth – and our city – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Atlanta, Sustainable Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, Park Pride, Midtown Alliance, Atlanta Community ToolBank, Livable Buckhead and Fillips International have joined forces to hold the 2nd Annual Atlanta Earth Day Cleanup Challenge, on Tuesday, April 23.

The Challenge is a service opportunity open to individuals and teams from corporations, colleges, organizations and community groups— along with federal, state and city agencies—to get out and clean up various areas throughout Atlanta. Participants will pick up litter and also tackle some of Atlanta’s in-town communities’ wish lists of beautification projects, such as tree planting, invasive species clearing, landscaping and more.

Following the cleanup, celebrate at Centennial Olympic Park at a Challenge Rally, hosted by Clark Howard.

Will your team will reign supreme and be honored by EPA Regional Administrator Gwen Keyes Fleming and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed? Make it a green sweep and register your company, agency, school or organization today!

Team Up: Learn more, pick or create a project, and register at the Atlanta Earth Day Challenge website.

Clean Up: On April 23, join your Challenge team to complete your Challenge project from 8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Celebrate: Join us at Centennial Olympic Park for the post-Challenge rally, from noon-12:30 p.m.

If you can’t join the Challenge but still want to be involved this Earth Day, find additional service opportunities and events throughout Atlanta and the Southeastern on the EPA website.

This Earth Day, remember: we can all make a difference and—together—we have the power to change Atlanta!