11th Annual Earth Day Clean-Up Marks Milestones: Over 2,800 Volunteers Collected Over 13,000 lbs. Of Litter From Downtown Streets in Past 10 Years

 
 

MEDIA RELEASE
April 11, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP MARKS MILESTONES: OVER 2,800 VOLUNTEERS COLLECTED OVER 13,000 LBS. OF LITTER FROM DOWNTOWN STREETS IN PAST TEN YEARS

Downtown Winnipeg – For the 11th year in a row, over 500 business and community members will come out and clean together for the Downtown BIZ Earth Day Clean-up, in honour of National Earth Day on Friday April 22. Over the past ten years, the Clean-up has brought out over 2,800 volunteers and collected over 13,000 lbs. of litter from our downtown streets.

Local celebrity participants, downtown business workers, residents and anyone interested are all invited to join the BIZ’s Metro Enviro-Team and staff to pick up litter and make our downtown streets more clean and vibrant.

“I’m overwhelmed by the amount of community support we have received for the Earth Day Clean-up over the past ten years,” says Stefano Grande, Executive Director at the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “Our Metro Enviro-Team is on the front lines everyday working to keep our downtown ‘clean and green’, and we’re beyond thrilled that the community has responded, and continues to respond so positively. It’s so important that we’re all working together towards a healthy, vibrant downtown neighbourhood.”

What: Downtown BIZ Earth Day Clean-up
When/Where: Friday, April 22, 2016
9 – 11AM North Downtown: Thunderbird House, 715 Main Street
2 – 4PM South Downtown: Millennium Library Park, 251 Donald Street

Our Metro Enviro-Team helps keep the downtown clean and looking great year-round by picking up litter, watering flowers, removing graffiti, removing posters, and cleaning downtown sidewalks every day. The BIZ also works to enhance downtown spaces with storefront improvement, public art displays, and streetscaping with banners, flowers and lights. Learn more at downtownwinnipegbiz.com

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For more information, contact:

Emily Ormonde, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
(204) 958-4626; emily@downtownwinnipegbiz.com