Schedule of Events
12:00-1:00 Kick-Off Bash/Team Rally (Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut St.)
Gather your team for food, music, educational booths
1:00-1:30 Commute to Assigned Site, Group Photo & Safety Talk
1:30-4:30 Earth Day Volunteer Projects (Greater Des Moines Metro Area) WE MEET UP AT JESSES EMBERS
4:30-5:00 Clean-up, Collect Tools/Supplies, Post-Project Photos & Award Submissions
Earth Day means Action!
Each year, as part of Earth Day we try to share some type of environmental education messaging. Earth Day in the U.S. began in 1970 as 20 million Americans, from all walks of life, mobilized in an effort to change our environment. Today, Earth Day is celebrated by more than a billion people per year in 192 countries. Earth Day Trash Bash, a local event in honor of Earth Day, is Iowa's largest volunteer Earth Day effort. The 2018 theme is ending Plastic Pollution and we encourage all citizens to reduce, reuse and recycle. Plastic litters our landscapes in each of our communities ending up in our waterways we drink from, in our soil we grow from and injures wildlife.