Earth Day

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Last Earth Day, Project 20 (P20) volunteers teamed up with DPW’s Community Clean Team to “clean and green” San Francisco in District 6. This was a great way for P20 clients to engage and give back tot he community while fulfilling community service hours to pay off parking and traffic tickets.

“Earth Day is another reminder to keep our neighborhoods and our City clean and green,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “This Earth Day, volunteers are demonstrating their commitment and stewardship for the environment and our communities through hard work and pride.”

In the spirit of Earth Day, the Department of Environment was on hand to provide information about sustainable living. Recology donated free compost at Fulton Street and Hyde Street near U.N. Plaza. Through DPW’s partnership with the Clean City Coalition and Recology, residents living in Districts 6 properly disposed of unwanted household bulky items for free at Recology Golden Gate’s 7th Street facility. Representatives from the Please Touch Community Garden spoke about the power of community gardens in changing urban landscapes- and volunteers were able to test out their green thumbs!

“As we celebrate Earth Day, we are reminded of the importance of caring and preserving our environment,” said District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim. “The amount of work we accomplish together today is a testament to this community, one that I am extremely proud to represent.”

Kick off with Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim (who used to do P20 herself!)